Monday, January 31, 2005

Iraq - the unreported war

http://www.breakfornews.com/articles/Then-They-Came-For-Iraqi-Sunnis.htm


"The United States and United Kingdom are determined on a policy which amounts to genocide against the Sunnis of Iraq. That's why it mattered not that the Fallujah assault ensured a Sunni boycott. The Sunni are to be written out of Iraq's future anyway, by military actions of which Fallujah is a signal example. Don't be surprised. It's all right out of the US counterinsurgency handbook. Use mass bombing, artillery, tank and troop attacks to ruthlessly drive the civilian population into refugee camps --thus depriving the guerillas of civilian cover. Encourage or allow the collapse of water, power and gasoline supplies. Provide these --if at all-- in the refugee camps which the resulting chaos will swell still further with civilians.Continuing on from Fallujah (now largely destroyed and deserted), the genocide option was already unfolding even before the staged "elections.""

IRAQ - Some just voted for food.

January 31, 2005

Some Just Voted for Food

Inter Press Service reported:

"Voting in Baghdad was linked with receipt of food rations, several voters said after the Sunday poll.

"Many Iraqis said Monday that their names were marked on a list provided by the government agency that provides monthly food rations before they were allowed to vote.

"'I went to the voting centre and gave my name and district where I lived to a man,' said Wassif Hamsa, a 32-year-old journalist who lives in the predominantly Shia area Janila in Baghdad. This man then sent me to the person who distributed my monthly food ration.'

"Mohammed Ra'ad, an engineering student who lives in the Baya'a district of the capital city reported a similar experience. Ra'ad, 23, said he saw the man who distributed monthly food rations in his district at his polling station. 'The food dealer, who I know personally of course, took my name and those of my family who were voting,' he said. 'Only then did I get my ballot and was allowed to vote.'

"'Two of the food dealers I know told me personally that our food rations would be withheld if we did not vote,' said Saeed Jodhet, a 21-year-old engineering student who voted in the Hay al-Jihad district of Baghdad."

Low turnout in Iraq Election?

Source http://antiwar.com/blog/

Less than 25% of eligible Iraqi expats registered to vote.

Hazim Abed Allakif, the head of the students' union at Basra University, said 'People standing at the elections can only do so with the permission of the US and Britain. We regard them as agents. These are not free elections.'"

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Source http://www.antiwar.com/blog/index.php?id=P1727

Al Jazeera:

Polling stations in several towns in Iraq have not opened five hours after nationwide voting started on Sunday, the country's electoral commission said."

No employees turned up at polling centres in Samarra and police were not to be seen on the streets, an agency correspondent reported.

In Mosul US soldiers were seen driving around city blocks asking why residents were not voting.

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BAGHDAD, Iraq - An Iraqi election oficial said Sunday that 72 percent of eligible Iraqi voters had turned out so far nationwide. The official, Adel al-Lami of the Independent Electoral Commission, offered no overall figures of the actual number of Iraqis who have voted to back up the claim.

"Clearly AN election official has absolutely no evidence for this assertion. Toss it in the Spin bucket."



Sunday, January 30, 2005

ACEH, THE INDONESIAN MILITARY AND THE US INTELLIGENCE SERVICES

The Jakarta post reports sources as saying that Col. Chairawan, who was involved in the kidnapping of pro-democracy activists in Indonesia in the late 1990s, may be appointed to the East ACEH Military Command.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/detailnational.asp?fileid=20050130.A01

Allan Nairn, in an article in the Nation magazine, June 15 1998, wrote that "KOPASSUS Group 4, were, from the start of the abductions, in close and friendly liaison with U.S. intelligence".

In the article, Nairn interviewed Col. Chairawan, the Group 4 commander, who said that he directly dealt with Col. McFetridge of the D.I.A.

The training of KOPASSUS through the United States JCET (Joint Combined Exchange Training program) was criticised by Congress and human rights activists.



UK Press

Sunday Mail

Gordon Brown's wife Sarah went to great lengths to kill old rumours that the Chancellor is gay, according to a new book.

http://education.independent.co.uk/news/story.jsp?story=605994

Homophobic bullying in British schools is forcing thousands of gay pupils to leave early, prompting calls for the introduction of sexual orientation lessons to the curriculum.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1382033,00.html

A British detainee at Guantanamo Bay has told his lawyer he was tortured using the 'strappado', a technique common in Latin American dictatorships in which a prisoner is left suspended from a bar with handcuffs until they cut deeply into his wrists.
The reason, the prisoner says, was that he was caught reciting the Koran at a time when talking was banned.

HOW TO BE HAPPY

Extracts from
http://www.medialens.org/

THE PLASTICITY OF PROBLEMS

By: David Edwards


The Mahaprajnaparamita Shastra states:

"When one seeks an object of desire,one suffers.

When one gets an object of desire,One fears losing it.

When one loses an object of desire,One is greatly troubled.

At each and every point,There is no joy."

Many spiritual traditions describe compassion as the ultimate bedrock of human happiness.

Only .... concern for others has the power to counteract our self-obsession.

Remarkably, experiments measuring the brain activity of Buddhist monks meditating intensively on compassion suggest that they do indeed experience a sense of well-being far beyond the norm. (See Media Alert: 'Full Spectrum Dissent Part 2 - Enlightened Self-Interest,' February, 2, 2003, under Media Alerts archive, 2003, www.medialens.org)

Reviewing the results, psychologist Daniel Goleman comments:
"The very act of concern for others' well-being, it seems, creates a greater sense of well-being within oneself." (Goleman, Destructive Emotions - And How We Can Overcome Them, Bloomsbury, 2003, p.12. See also: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43006-2005Jan2.html)

If our minds are passionately occupied with the suffering of others, in a very real sense we have no problems at that time. And if the masters of mind development are to be believed, this can come to be true even when facing extreme physical pain.

Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche's observation:

"the root of all suffering is the desire to accomplish our own benefit and our own aims, and the root of all happiness is the relinquishment of that concern and the desire to accomplish the benefit of others."


Quotes: baboons; vote rigging;

Gore Vidal on Evolution, the Cold War and Bush:

http://comment.independent.co.uk/commentators/story.jsp?story=603697

"Symbolically, it's interesting that regions of the US are rejecting Darwin and evolution. I can see why. We have a substantial minority in the US that hasn't advanced much beyond the baboon. These ignorant folk are full of hatred, which is why they are currently rejecting evolution and going back to the stone age with torture, killing innocent people, attacking countries that have done us no harm..."

"Harry Truman, starts talking about a terrible enemy. In effect, he is starting the Cold War... Truman was having none of it. He had been convinced by certain people who had made a lot of money out of the war that we should be forever armed, in order to wage perpetual war for perpetual peace..."

"Now we are going to take on one billion Muslims. Brilliant. One billion people who will really deeply and truly hate us. And it will take several generations for us to bring them around, if possible.

"George Bush doesn't compare with previous presidents... He wasn't elected the first time and perhaps not truly the second time."

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Vote Fraud

http://politics.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,9174,1401369,00.html

"The Guardian has established that criminal inquiries are under way in Reading, Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and West Yorkshire into allegations of theft of ballot papers, forged votes and personation, which involves filling in ballots in the absence of the voter....

"Many inquiries involve allegations of organised vote-rigging on a huge scale during last June's local elections in ar eas where the government piloted all-postal ballots. Other cases involve traditional ballot box elections....

"In Birmingham two trials which begin next month will challenge the integrity of the postal voting system - something which Labour has been keen to expand in the belief that it increases turnout. Critics argue that the increase in postal voting is undermining confidence in the electoral system because it makes fraud easier. The electoral commissioner sitting at Birmingham high court will hear evidence of organised electoral fraud in the Aston and Bordesley Green wards....

"Across the city, postal voting soared from 24,000 in 2002 to 70,000. But the petitioners, who are calling for the results to be overturned, say they have evidence of mass applications for postal votes, intimidation of householders to vote one way, and ballot theft...."






IRAQ DEATHS

New figures suggest 600 civilians are dying a month - which would equate to about 11,000 casualties in the past 18 months.

The figures, released by the Iraqi Ministry of Health, give details of Iraqi deaths in the country between July 1 last year and January 1 this year. They show 3,274 people died.

2,041 deaths were the result of military operations.

1,233 deaths were caused by terrorist operations.

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,6903,1401961,00.html

Saturday, January 29, 2005

HOLOCAUST

http://www.genocidewatch.org/genocidetable.htm

CIVILIAN DEATHS

CHINA
1949 - onwards
35 million murdered


RUSSIA
1945 – 1991
22 million murdered

SUDAN
1956 – 1972
2 million murdered

Democratic Republic of the Congo
1994 – 1997
2 million murdered

Nigeria
1966 – 1970
1 million murdered

Rwanda
1994
800,000 Tutsi murdered

Ethiopia
1974 – 1979
750,000 mudered

Mozambique
1975 – 1994
1 million

Afghanistan
1978 – 1993
700,000 murdered

Indonesia
1965 - onwards
Up to 1 million murdered

Tibet
1959 – 1990’s
1,600,000 murdered

Cambodia
1975 – 1979
1.7 – 2.2 million murdered

North Vietnam
1954 – 1975
1 million murdered



Friday, January 28, 2005

9 11

GUARDIAN (5 11 01)

"It was just under 400 years ago that religiously motivated terrorists attempted to blow up parliament....(Historians) have claimed the plot was the work of Cecil (spy chief of King James), designed to discredit the English Catholics..."

Would a government stoop to such low trickery?

US GOVERNMENT ARCHIVES : 1962 -

The Pentagon discussed a plan called Operation Northwoods whereby the CIA would carry out terrorist acts against Americans, and then blame the Cubans so that the US would have an excuse for invading Cuba. Operation Northwoods would have involved shooting down an aircraft, sinking a US ship and blowing up buildings in Miami and Washington.

ANDREAS VON BUELOW, FORMER GERMAN MINISTER OF TECHNOLOGY 13/1/02:

in Tagesspiegel (newspaper) he explains that he does NOT believe the CIA/FBI version of the events of September 11. He considers that there has been "brainwashing of the Western mass democracies." He believes the plot against Islam began with two Americans deeply involved with US intelligence : Zbigniew Brzezinski and Samuel Huntington. In the mid 1990's Huntington declared that the USA needed someone they could hate, so as to strengthen US patriotism. (Kissinger and Condoliza Rice stated similar views at that time).

Von Buelow reminds us that it was Brzezinski who thought up the idea of organising Islamic terrorists to cause trouble in Afghanistan (so as to lure the Russians into that country). Von Buelow points out that the attacks of 11 September needed "backing from the secret apparatuses of state and industry." He also explains that since 11 September certain intelligence agencies may have been have spreading false stories to confuse the public.

BBC NEWS 4 12 1997 :

"A senior delegation from the Taleban is in the United States for talks with an international energy company that wants to construct a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan across Afghanistan. A spokesman for the company, Unocal, said the Taleban were expected to spend several days at the company's headquarters in Sugarland, Texas....The proposal to build a pipeline across Afghanistan is part of an international scramble to profit from developing the rich energy resources of the Caspian."

ZDF TELEVISION (Germany) (25 8 98) :

There is compelling evidence that some of the main suspects in the 1986 Berlin disco bombing, the event that provided the excuse for the US bombing of Libya, were working for American and Israeli intelligence.

WALL STREET JOURNAL :

1998 and 2000 - George Bush senior traveled to Saudi Arabia, on behalf of defense contractor the Carlyle Group, and met the bin Laden family.

BBC NEWSNIGHT (Nov 7 2001) :

The Bush administration ordered the FBI and intelligence agencies to back off investigations involving the bin Laden family, including those bin Ladens living in the USA, right next to the CIA headquarters in Virginia.

GUARDIAN/BBC/IPS : July 2001 -

Three American officials, Tom Simmons, Karl Inderfurth and Lee Coldren, met with Pakistani and Russian intelligence officers in Berlin and told them that the USA was planning to make military strikes against Afghanistan in October 2001.

BIN LADEN - LA VERITE INTERDITE (a French book) :

The Taleban sometimes sat in on the meetings in Berlin. The Taleban were promised a carpet of gold (a pipeline) or a carpet of bombs. The Guardian confirmed that the Taleban were informed about the US threats.

GUARDIAN :

US department of defense official Dr Jeffrey Starr visited Tajikistan in January 2001. At the same time, US Rangers were training special troops in Kyrgyzstan.

TIMES OF INDIA (9 10 01):

In the summer of 2001, General Mahmoud Ahmad, chief of the US trained Pakistan intelligence service, arranged for $100,000 to be given to Mohammed Atta (alleged hijacker on 11 Sept). (General Mahmoud arrived i n the USA on 4 September 2001 and, over the days that followed, had regular consultations with his counterparts at the CIA and Pentagon.)

LE FIGARO (31 10 2001) :

In July 2001, Osama bin Laden was a patient at the American Hospital in Dubai. He was being treated for a kidney problem by a Dr Callaway. While he was in hospital, bin Laden was visited by a CIA official. A partner in the hospital confirmed bin Laden's visit.

GUARDIAN / CNN / FOX : September 1-10 2001 -

British troops arrived in Oman for Operation 'Swift Sword.'. Two US carrier battle groups arrived off the coast of Pakistan. US troops joined NATO troops in Egypt for Operation 'Bright Star'. All these forces were in place before 11 September.

WALL STREET JOURNAL : September 6-7

- 4,744 put options (a speculation that the shares will go down) were purchased on United Airlines shares. A large number of the put options were purchased through Deutschebank/AB Brown, a firm managed until 1998 by the Executive Director of the CIA, Buzzy Krongard. (4,516 put options were bought on American airlines). These put options were 600% above normal.

None of the Israelis who worked at the World Trade Centre were killed.

THE INDEPENDENT (9 10 01)

Yvonne Ridley, the British journalist captured by the Taleban, made the claim that Western intelligence agencies tried to get her killed to bolster public support for the air strikes on Afghanistan.

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD (28 12 01) :

Afghanistan's new government said it would impose sharia islamic law. This would include people being stoned to death in public.

You want my opinion? There should be an independent investigation of the events of 11 September as the evidence points to there being something 'fishy' going on. I will certainly not be voting for any MP who has sided with Herr Bush or Herr Blair in their bombing campaign.

And finally, for amazing photos - http://serendipity.magnet.ch/wtc.html

GUARDIAN AND BBC

Operation Mockingbird was the takeover of the media by the security services.

Why have the Guardian and the BBC not told us the truth about:

9 11,

the Bali Bomb,

the Madrid Bomb,

the Beslan Siege,

the protests in Haiti,

Georgia

and the Ukraine,

and the US elections?

The Guardian and the BBC are ultimately controlled by the security services?

In Ecuador there was a time when the CIA controlled almost every important individual and institution.

http://www.thirdworldtraveler.com/Blum/Ecuador_uned_WBlum.html

Is Britain any different today?

Stories do leak out -

the training of Mohamed Atta and friends at US military bases,

the stay by bin Laden at a US hospital,

the visit by General Suparman to Bali just before the explosions,

the links between the Madrid 'bombers' and the security services,

the Russian claim that Beslan was linked to foreign security services,

the vast sums of money poured into the Ukraine by bodies linked to the CIA.

The Guardian and the BBC do their best to ignore these leaks and promote the view of the security services?

Thursday, January 27, 2005

25% of UK teenagers are active criminals?

"On September 11, 1916, three children aged between 12 and 13 appeared on a charge of housebreaking in Kirkcudbright. The parents had to pay a substantial fine or face prison."

"A 12 year old boy was charged with theft on October 31, 1928. He was sentenced to a Reformatory until the age of 19."

Too harsh? Probably. But nowadays the young criminals are getting away with it.

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Nowadays, what happens when you report teenage criminal behaviour to the authorities?

Usually nothing.

The media seems to encourage anti-social behaviour.

Government ministers set the lowest of standards in terms of decent conduct.

Many parents seem unwilling to teach their children good manners.

Teachers are not allowed to discipline badly behaved students.

The criminal justice system seems to have Third World standards of incompetence and corruption.

The result is high levels of crime.

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NEW GOVERNMENT RESEARCH - THE 2003 CRIME AND JUSTICE SURVEY

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=4044980

A quarter of boys aged 14 to 17 are either prolific offenders or involved in serious crime such as robbery, burglary, dealing hard drugs and assault.

Liberal Democrat home affairs spokesman Mark Oaten said: "The rising tide of alcohol-related violence has happened under Labour, and they must take responsibility... "

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What is to be done?

1. The media should promote examples of good behaviour. Coronation Street and East Enders should cut out the sleaze. We need new media chiefs. The British media should not be owned by sleazy foreigners. Ban Hollywood films.

2. At the next election we should throw out 90% of our politicians.

3. Parents should end up in court alongside their criminal children.

4. Teachers must be allowed to exercise some discipline. No more interference from the government or local authorities.

5. The criminal justice system needs reform. Move half of Britain's armed forces into the police and get the police to patrol our streets 24 hours a day. Sack police chiefs and government ministers who fail to reduce juvenile crime.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005

$100,000 PRIZE IF YOU CAN PROVE THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE CRASHED THE WAY THE GOVERNMENT SAYS.

9 11 conspiracy theorist offers prize.

According to a Reuters report, Jimmy Walter has spent $3 million promoting the idea that
9 11 was "an inside job".

Walter is offering a $100,000 reward to any engineering student who can prove the World Trade Centre buildings crashed the way the government says.

"We expect no winners," said Walter in an interview from California.

Walter, aged 57, is heir to an $11 million fortune from his father's home building business.

He said a panel of expert engineers would judge students' entries.

He is also setting up a nationwide contest seeking alternative theories from college and high school students about why New York's World Trade Centre collapsed. The contest offers $10,000 to the best alternative theory, with 100 runner-up awards of $1,000.

Walter claims that explosives were planted in the twin towers. "We have all the proof," said Walter, referring to videotapes and evidence from witnesses.

"It wasn't 19 screw-ups from Saudi Arabia who couldn't pass flight school who defeated the United States with a set of box cutters," he said.

Walter has spent millions of dollars to support his case, running full-page ads in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and Newsweek, as well as alternative newspapers and 30-second TV spots.

A Zogby poll he commissioned last summer showed 66 percent of New Yorkers wanted the 9/11 investigation reopened.

Walter has spent about 30 percent of his wealth on his efforts.

"I am a patriot fighting the real traitors who are destroying our democracy," he said.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cache:XD5e-eFEwjoJ:story.news.yahoo.com/news%3Ftmpl%3Dstory2%26u%3D/nm/20041215/od_uk_nm/oukoe_life_conspiracy+9+11+conspiracy&hl=en




ECONOMIC DOOM - DOUBLE DIGIT INTEREST RATES?

ECONOMIC DOOM


http://www.forbes.com/2005/01/10/cx_da_0110doomdollar_print.html

According to Forbes magazine, a growing number of economists see big economic problems ahead, due to:

ever-growing US federal budget deficits,

a record US current-account deficit,

increased consumer debt,

a bubble property market ready to burst,

a surge in personal bankruptcies,

the prospect of inflation,

interest rates on the rise,

a falling dollar that is likely to fall much further,

the U.S. producing too little, saving too little and spending too much

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Peter Schiff, chief executive of Euro Pacific Capital says:

"Our creditors are going to stop. They are going to bite the bullet," which means realizing we can't repay them in the way they want and expect. They will take a huge loss, but it will be necessary to check an unsustainable process. At that point, the people of Japan and other Asian nations will be able to consume a lot more, because they will send less of what they produce to the U.S. "They will not be producing for us; they will be producing for themselves."

Meanwhile, to attract savings from abroad, the U.S will have to increase interest rates into the double digits. This will cause a serious wave of defaults in the real estate market and elsewhere. "The further into the future this starts, the worse it will be for Americans," Schiff says.


PLOT TO KILL MICROBIOLOGISTS?

Is there a plot to kill off microbiologists? The Columbia Tribune has an interesting tale.

http://www.columbiatribune.com/2005/Jan/20050123News004.asp

Someone murdered Professor Jeong Im in the car park at the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Some people think the killing is part of a plot to kill off key microbiologists in the world before unleashing "the ultimate epidemic."

Steve Quayle, a self-published author and newsletter writer from Bozeman, Mont., told listeners of "Coast to Coast AM" that Im was the 40th microbiologist to die under suspicious circumstances in four years and was perhaps among those specializing in vaccines and bio-weapons research.

Quayle said: "I’m no conspiracy nut," he said. "What you’re seeing is some of the most famous men in the world, at least in their fields, are dying mysteriously."

The deaths include stabbings, drownings, plane crashes and hit-and-run crashes. Some were ruled suicides. "There’s only been several who’ve died of ‘natural’ causes," Quayle said.

Quayle said he has followed bio-weapons issues for 30 years but said he started chronicling the deaths of microbiologists on www.stevequayle.com after a missile in October 2001 downed a passenger jet carrying five Israeli scientists over the Black Sea. Over the next several months, 11 microbiologists around the world died in various circumstances.

After last week’s "Coast to Coast" show, the Tribune received numerous e-mails and phone calls from people around the country who accept Quayle’s idea. "The pattern that’s emerging would be disturbing to any statistician," said Bill Stockglausner of Columbia. "The list is factual, and it appears strange that this is happening to these people who were in a certain profession."



Monday, January 24, 2005

LEO STRAUSS

German-Jewish political philosopher Leo Strauss, who died in 1973, believed that in order to control the ignorant masses, the elite should use:

DECEPTION

RELIGIOUS FERVOUR

PERPETUAL WAR

http://www.alternet.org/story/15935/

Paul Wolfowitz and other neoconservatives are fans of Strauss.

Working for Wolfowitz is Abram Shulsky, director of the Office of Special Plans, set up to find evidence of WMDs and make the case for the invasion of Iraq.

Like Wolfowitz, Shulsky is a student of Leo Strauss

Strauss taught at several major universities, including that attended by Wolfowitz and Shulsky's, the University of Chicago, before his death in 1973.

Fans of Strauss include William Kristol, godfather of the neoconservatives, Stephen Cambone, Undersecretary of Defence for Intelligence, and Gary Schmitt, director of the Project for the New American Century.

Strauss' philosophy:

First Principle: Deception

Strauss believed that "those who are fit to rule are those who realize there is no morality and that there is only one natural right – the right of the superior to rule over the inferior."

Rulers need to go in for "perpetual deception."

"The people are told what they need to know and no more."

Second Principle: Power of Religion

Strauss had a "huge contempt" for secular democracy.

Strauss viewed religion as absolutely essential in order to impose moral law on the masses who otherwise would be out of control.

He stressed that religion was for the masses alone; the rulers need not be bound by it, since the truths proclaimed by religion were "a pious fraud".

Secular Jews like Kristol in 'Commentary' magazine and other neoconservative journals have allied themselves with the Christian Right and even taken on Darwin's theory of evolution.

Third Principle: Aggressive Nationalism

Like Thomas Hobbes, Strauss believed that because mankind is intrinsically wicked, he has to be governed."

"Strauss thinks that a political order can be stable only if it is united by an external threat."

Following Machiavelli, he maintained that if no external threat exists then one has to be manufactured.

"Perpetual war, not perpetual peace, is what Straussians believe in."

"They really have no use for liberalism and democracy, but they're conquering the world in the name of liberalism and democracy."

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9 11

This was an example of an immoral deception. Elements of various security services carried out the attacks so that the USA could engage in perpetual war.

BUSH and RELIGION

The Bush people pretend to be good Christians in order to win votes.

The US government has secretly promoted fundamentalism in countries such as Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the USA.

IRAQ

The aim of the neoconservatives is to wreck Iraq; if Iraq splits into three parts, so much the better for Israel; the aim is not to produce a prosperous liberal democracy. The aim is perpetual war.

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The idea of using of fake terror, in order to control people, did not begin with Strauss. Nor did it begin with Machiavelli. It dates back to ancient times.

However, Strauss is important because he explained in great detail the thinking that lies behind the policies of the Bush government.


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Sunday, January 23, 2005

MI5 and MI6

Britain's MI5 has been infiltrated.

Who now controls Britain? Or America? Or the world?

PART ONE - INFILTRATION BY RUSSIANS ONLY?

Peter Wright and Chapman Pincher pointed out that vast numbers of Britain's secrets ended up in the hands of the Soviets. Wright and Pincher even suggested that Roger Hollis, onetime head of MI5, was a spy for Russia.

Russia has turned out to be a country with an almost Third World economy and military.

Soviet defector Viktor Suvorov, in his book 'The Liberators: inside the Soviet Army', 1981, portrayed the Soviet armed forces as an "inefficient, cynical, farcical army of conscripts, skiving off at the first opportunity and doing their best to stay permanently smashed on anything they could smoke, drink or inject - the mirror image of wider Soviet society, in short; and about as threatening to NATO as the girl guides."

But, in the days of the Nazi-Soviet Pact and the Berlin Blockade, Russia was a dangerous enemy. So what about infiltration?

In 1961 high-ranking KGB officer Anatoli Golitsin defected to the West. Golitsin confirmed that the Soviets had agents within the British secret service, although Golitsin knew them only by their code names.

In 1968 Golitsin travelled to Britain and was shown documents which contained the code names of unidentified Soviet agents.

Two code names- David and Rosa - particularly interested Golitsin.

Golitsin studied the files of MI5 officers, picked out two, and then declared to MI5 Officer Peter Wright: "Your spies are here."

The files bore the names of Victor and Tess Rothschild.

Wright told Golitsin that he thought he had got it wrong as Rothschild was one of the best friends MI5 had ever had.

Wright, MI5's chief scientist and a personal friend of Rothschild, wrote in his book 'Spy catcher' (Heinemann, Australia, 1987) : 'Rothschild was fascinated by my plans for the scientific modernization of MI5...I soon realized that he possessed an enormous appetite for the gossip and intrigue of the secret world, and we were soon swapping stories about some of the more bizarre colleagues he remembered from the war.'

According to Wright's book, Rothschild, the former very close friend of Russian spies Philby, Burgess and Blunt, had access to most secrets and most of the top people in the Secret service.

Wright wrote: 'I doubt I have ever met a man who impressed me as much as Victor Rothschild. He is a brilliant scientist, a Fellow of the Royal Society, with expertise in botany and zoology, and a fascination for the structure of spermazotoa. But he has been much, much more than a scientist. His contacts, in politics, in intelligence, in banking, in the Civil Service, and abroad are legendary.'

In the book 'The Fifth Man', (by Roland Perry, Pan Books London 1994) Roland Perry puts the case that Ted Rothschild was a major spy for Russia and Israel, not the spy known as 'David' but one of the notorious 'ring of five.'

Ted Rothschild was Nathaniel Mayer VICTOR Rothschild (1910 to 1990), the third Lord Rothschild. He was the British head of the famous banking dynasty, which had financed the British army at the Battle of Waterloo and financed the purchase of the Suez Canal for Great Britain.

The Rothschilds had their own 'spy network' and knew that Napoleon had been defeated at Waterloo before this was known to the governments of Britain or France. The first Lord Rothschild, had been 'a powerful back-room manipulator of late Victorian politics.' He had taken an interest in the extension of Cecil Rhodes diamond empire and the attempts to destroy the Liberal Party.

The Rothschilds were perhaps seen as being the chief representatives of Zionism. In the famous Balfour Declaration of 1917, Britain's Foreign Secretary wrote the 'declaration' to Lord Walter Rothschild, Victor's uncle: "Dear Lord Rothschild,... His Majesty's Government view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people, and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object."

Why might Victor Rothschild have spied for foreign powers?

It has been speculated that Rothschild was "more loyal to his Jewish heritage than anything English."

In the 1930's one of his main concerns was how to help Jews who were being persecuted in Germany. He allegedly saw the Soviets as the only people who could ensure Hitler's defeat. Some have suspected that he helped the Soviet spy machine and did so because it was the enemy of Nazi Germany.

After World War II, Rothschild assisted in the creation of a homeland for the Jews. According to one critic: "When the British tried to thwart the birth of Israel, which would have upset its power base in the Middle East, Rothschild intrigued against British interests."

When Israel was established Rothschild allegedly helped Israel to gain the spy technology and nuclear weaponry which would defend it.

It has been suggested by Roland Perry that Rothschild was recruited by the soviet agent known as Otto. "Philby, Blunt and Burgess had warned Otto that Rothschild had to be reeled in on the Jewish, anti-Hitler line."

Rothschild was not a fan of Stalin; he knew that Russia also had its pogroms. But Otto could have pointed out to Rothschild that there was a danger that Britain might team up with Germany in order to defeat Stalin and communism.

In the 1930's there were many fans of Hitler among right-wing people in the City of London, in the British media and in parliament.

"Otto spoke of the financial, military and trade deals on-going between Germany and Britain."

According to ex-KGB Colonel 'F' and KGB officer Yuri Modin, Rothschild was the key to most of the Cambridge ring's penetration of British Intelligence.

According to Perry, "Burgess, at MI6 (and still on a retainer from Rothschild) recommended Philby for a job in Section D of MI6. Rothschild, who had helped nudge Burgess into his position before the war, had been in turn recommended to MI5 by Burgess."

'Rothschild had the contacts,' Modin noted. 'He was able to introduce Burgess, Blunt and others to important figures in Intelligence such as Stewart Menzies, Dick White and Robert Vansittart, the Permanent Under-secretary of State in the Foreign Office, who controlled MI6.'

In a Lords' debate on 'The Situation in Palestine' on 31 July 1946, Victor Rothschild indicated that "He would put the same fervour into setting up Israel as he had done in defeating Hitler.' Rothschild hoped that the powerful Jewish lobby in the USA, with which he had good contacts, would gain US support for a homeland.

But Rothschild may also have been hoping for some help from the Russians. According to Perry, 'The KGB were hoping that Rothschild could still help them as they geared up their efforts to steal Western bomb intelligence. He was secretly anti-American when it came to their drive to be the biggest military power and, like Oppenheimer, he was keen to do what he could to create a 'balance of terror', where each of the superpowers had the bomb as a deterrent to each other's aggression."

In 1946 Rothschild was lobbying with some success for more Jews to be allowed to travel from Russia to Palestine.

According to Perry, Rothschild "made sure Russia's scientists had the basics of every secret project from biological warfare to radar and the various types of potential nuclear bomb."

Soon after Israel was formed, Rothschild was allegedly involved with Chaim Weizmann in setting up a special nuclear physics department in a scientific institute in Rehovoth.

In 1956, Britain, France and Israel secretly worked out plans to invade Egypt so as to get back control of the Suez Canal from President Nasser.

It was after the Suez Affair that the French promised to supply Israel with a nuclear reactor and some uranium.

The secret deal was only known to about a dozen individuals, induding Rothschild.

In 1957, French engineers began building a nuclear reactor at Dimona on the edge of the Negev Desert.

Perry believes that while "MI5 inventions and technical advances went on, Rothschild kept in contact with the key figures and digested the reports. This, coupled with his close contact with Dick White, other intelligence chiefs, Wright and the heads of the key research facilities in everything from weapons to radar, meant that Rothschild understood better than anyone in MI6 or MI5 every aspect of British Intelligence, from technical developments to their application in the field...... Thanks to Rothschild the KGB knew of every development and were able to take steps to counter them. Furthermore, they used the technology themselves against Western agents."

And what about the CIA?

According to Wright, American top spook James Angleton "was already suspicious of Rothschild. He had first annoyed Jim on his patch. Jim had special connections with Israel and he felt the British [Intelligence] through Rothschild were interfering..."

Angleton also took note of Rothschild's support of Israel. In the 1940s it ran contrary to British interests. He was serving both MI5 and (what was to become) Mossad. If he was capable of serving two agencies, could he secretly serve a third? Angleton 'worried about Israel's left-wing politics when it was formed. He was concerned that some of the British agents [including Rothschild] had been happy with that. But not Jim. He wanted them to be a wholesome [laughs] anti-communist US satellite. That took a little time [laughs].'

In 1962, the year after Golitsin defected, Russian spy Kim Philby was working in the Middle East as a journalist for the Observer. His articles on Israel were seen as being 'anti-Israel' and did not please top friends of Israel such as Rothschild.

At a party at Weizmann's house in Israel, Rothschild met Flora Solomon, 'a Russian emigre Zionist', former close friend of Philby's, and executive of Marks and Spencer.

According to Wright, Solomon 'had obviously been in the thick of things in the mid-1930s, part inspiration, part fellow accomplice, and part courier for the fledgling Ring of Five, along with her friends Litzi Philby, and Edith Tudor Hart.'

Now Solomon and Rothschild suddenly announced that Solomon had decided to denounce Philby. "The reason? Philby's pieces in the Observer about Israel. She was saying that their anti-Israel slant had 'angered' her."

According to Perry: "In August 1962, a few months after British Intelligence planned to move against Philby but not put him on trial, Rothschild was in Rehovoth, Israel. He made contact with a fellow Mossad agent, who was despatched to Beirut to contact Philby and brief him on the latest attitude of White and Hollis towards him. They were now planning to interrogate him in Beirut. He would probably be offered immunity in exchange for a full confession."

According to Perry, it wasn't just Philby who was in difficulty.

Rothschild was interrogated by MI5 eleven times. Rothschild said, "I was questioned very extensively. The authorities, as I call them, said that they wished to talk to me and they talked in quite a friendly way. I have a feeling that they believed in me."

According to former MI6 agent James Rusbridger, Peter Wright and another MI5 source, Rothschild was fed information in 1962, which ended up 'in the wrong place' - namely with the KGB.

Perry writes: "This did not prove he had spied, for the data just conceivably could have been stolen from him. Yet it raised suspicions. However, Rothschild still managed to convince people that he and Tess were victims by association. Their friends Guy, Anthony, Kim, Michael, Leo and so on, with whom they dined, drank, studied, lived and worked, had duped them."

Rothschild was able to continue his links with MI5.

Wright did not suspect that Rothschild was a spy for Russia, but Wright did suspect that MI5 boss Hollis and prime minister Harold Wilson might be spies for the enemy.

In the US, the CIA.s Angleton was becoming yet more suspicious that Rothschild was a spy for the enemy. However, Rothschild improved his image with Angleton by emphasising his Mossad (Israeli secret service) links; Angleteon was always in favour of close CIA links to Mossad.

Rothschild also improved his image by doing work for MI6 induding running agents in China in the late 1960's.

In 1972, Rothschild played a major part in choosing the new head of MI5, Michael Hanley, a man whom Wright considered to be a disappointment.


PART TWO WHO CONTROLS BRITAIN?

In the 1960's, leading CIA agent James Angleton was worried about Harold Wilson and his links to Eastern European businessmen who might have had links to Russia and Israel.

An Israeli spy had suggested that Labour leader Gaitskell had been murdered by the KGB so that Wilson could become PM.

In 1965 Angleton, and President Johnson, decided to commission a report on Britain's secret services.

This report recommended sending more spies to Britain It seemed that the CIA was going to treat Britain like Indonesia or Pakistan.

In order to ensure that there was an elite which would support US interests, the CIA would try to gain control of MI5 and MI6, use dirty tricks to get rid of anti-American politicians, and place pro-American puppets into positions of power.

In 1996, in the Guardian, Martin Kettle suggested that New Labour was all about Britain being in with the Americans.

In a talk to Labour Party branches in 1996, Robin Ramsay (Lobster Magazine) pointed out some interesting links between New labour and the USA.

Jonathan Powell, Blair's top man in Downing Street, used to work in Britain's Washington embassy and is suspected by some of having been our spook liaising with the CIA.

Top Blair aid David Milliband did a degree at the USA's MIT and Brown's top aid Edward Balls went to Harvard.

Gordon Brown spent his holidays in the library at Harvard.

The US encouraged large numbers of Labour MPs to take free trips to America (Israel also invited a large number of Labour MPs to Israel).

In 1986 Tony Blair went on a US-sponsored trip to America and came back a supporter of the nuclear deterrent.

In 1993 Blair attended a Bilderberg Group meeting (secretive right wing organisation) and not long afterwards became Labour leader.

Four of the Blair cabinet have been members of the Anglo-American elite group the British American Project; three of the Blair cabinet have attended Bilderberg meetings.

Peter Mandelson become Chair of British Youth Council which began as the British section of the World Assembly of Youth, which was set up and financed by MI6 and then taken over by the CIA in the 1950s. By Mandelson's time in the mid1970s the British Youth Council was said to be financed by the Foreign Office or MI6. According to Ramsay, 'Peter Mandelson has been around MI6 since his early 20s'. Old Labour is the domestic economy; New Labour is the overseas British economy. In other words, the multinationals, the City of London, and the Foreign Office which represents their interests.'

And the unions?

According to Ramsay: "The CIA also ran the anti-communist international trade union movement, the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions, the ICFTU..By the mid 1950s nearly a quarter of the TUC's annual budget was going to the ICFTU, a CIA operation.

And the press?

According to Ramsay, the security services may be planting disinformation in the media. "Tomlinson told us about the 20-strong I/Ops - Information Operations - unit in that shiny building on the Thames."

And sometimes the information is confusing. Ramsay writes: "does Gaddafi have Taiwanese Scuds (MI5 story planted in the Sunday Times) or North Korean missiles (MI6 story planted in the Sunday Telegraph.... The Sunday Times was a serious, respectable newspaper until Andrew Neil became its editor in the mid-1980s and turned it into a mouth-piece for MI5 and the MOD to run their rubbish through. The Sunday Telegraph shows all the signs of going down the same dangerous path."

It looks like the Anglo-American-Israeli elite are in charge.

Now here is an interesting quote about what may be happening: 'There has been a gradual erosion of civil liberties, an increase in the influence of the army, and an acceptance of corruption among public servants. Vast fortunes have been accumulated by a small group who use their wealth to control the Senate.' That was a description of the Roman Empire, but it could equall y be a description of the present-day Britain, or the US Empire or the former Soviet Empire. It is conspiracies from within, rather than conspiracies from without, which often lead to the collapse of empires.

PART THREE - WHO RUNS AMERICA AND THE WORLD?

"We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it."-- Israeli Prime Minister, Ariel Sharon, October 3, 2001, to Shimon Peres, as reported on Kol Yisrael radio.

When Clinton was about to step down, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak asked President Clinton to grant a pardon to Marc Rich. Clinton granted the pardon. Marc Rich had been indicted in a US federal court of evading more than $48 million in taxes. He was also charged with 51 counts of tax fraud and with running illegal oil deals with Iran during the hostage crisis. He had also traded with Libya, South Africa and the USSR when there were embargos, with Iraq when there was conflict....

Is Israel in charge? No. But it could be the people who trade in oil, in guns, in drugs....

In 1991, Paul Henderson, managing director of machine tools company Matrix Churchill, was in court facing a seven year jail sentence for selling to Iraq materials that could be used for military purposes. Government ministers tried to prevent the court from discovering the truth - that Paul Henderson had been working for the British government as a secret agent for 17 years.

Eventually the truth about Henderson came out.

But why had we been helping Iraq? The July 29, 1991 issue of TIME MAGAZINE stated :"B.C.C.I. is the largest corporate criminal enterprise ever... the most pervasive money-laundering operation ...ever created for the likes of Manuel Noriega, Ferdinand Marcos, Saddam Hussein and the Columbian drugs lords."

B.C.C.I. Got into the U.S. banking industry by secretly buying the shares of First American Bank, whose chairman is Clark Clifford- a founder of the CIA According to sources, "B.C.C.I. was engaged in international bribery, blackmail, and assassination of government officials at the highest levels.

The CIA used B.C.C.I. to facilitate funding of the Contras, illegal arms sales to Iran and Iraq as well as the arms supply to the Afghan resistance. The Justice Department began by obstructing the investigation. "B.C.C.I. maintained accounts for Contra leader Adolfo Calero and Sandanista leader, Daniel Ortega, as well as such disparate figures as Noriega, Saddam, Marcos, Adnan Khashoggi, the PLO, the Mossad and the governments of China, Argentina, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Peru."

The bank was seemingly financing both sides in a number of conflicts.

Who gained? The arms and drugs industries. Cynics might say that wars help the ruling elites to stay in power.

And here are some strange 'facts' picked up from various sources: The U.S. sold $50 billion dollars worth of weapons to Iraq before the gulf war.

Libya was supplied with hundreds of Green Beret trainers and 42,000 lbs of C-4 plastic explosives prior to U.S. attacks on Libya.

The U.S financed the Kama River truck plant which produced the trucks for Russia's Afghanistan invasion and built the highways used by the Russian tanks.

The day General McArthur signed the peace treaty with Japan half the weapons stored on Okinawa were shipped to Ho Chi Minh and General Giap who met these shipments at the docks of Hai Phong harbor with Lucien Conein, the CIA case officer for Diem.

Jonathan Kwitny's book, The Crimes of Patriots, a True Tale of Dope, Dirty Money and the CIA, (Simon & Shuster 1987) is an expose of th e alleged role of the CIA in the drugs business. Kwitny refers to the Nugan-Hand Bank- an Australian money laundering operation set up to facilitate Golden Triangle heroin trafficking. Major officers of the bank "included Admiral Buddy Yates (President), General Erle Cocke, General Edwin Black, General LeRoy Manor, and ex-CIA Director, William Colby with other CIA affiliated persons too numerous to mention."

Saturday, January 22, 2005

OMAGH BOMBER WAS BRITISH AGENT?


The bomb in the town of Omagh, in Northern Ireland, in August 1998, killed 29 people and injured more than 200.

Accusations have been made that the bombing was the work of a British double agent within the Real IRA.

Kevin Fulton, an ex-British army soldier, says he was recruited by the British secret service to spy on the IRA in the 1980s.

Fulton alleged, in comments to the Guardian and Channel 4 News, that two days before the bombing, he met a senior member of the Real IRA in a pub in Dundalk. He states that the man told him, “There’s something big on." The man had definitely "been making a bomb”.

Fulton said that he informed his RUC handler “within hours” and that his handler had subsequently confirmed that this information “was put into the system”.

A portion of Fulton’s interview with Channel Four:

Q: “You think that some of the people responsible for the Omagh bomb were informing at the time?”
Fulton: “Yes, no doubt”.
Q: “And they couldn’t be compromised?
Fulton: “I don’t think the Omagh bombers meant to kill people. The thing is they did, shit happened.”
Q: “Were the RUC warned about the bomb?
Fulton: “I wouldn’t say they were warned; they would have known that certain things would have happened, yes.”
Q: And you know that for sure?
Fulton: “Yes.”

Fulton stated to the Guardian that he passed on the name of the Real IRA member he suspected of making a bomb to the RUC and also gave the suspect’s car registration number.

Fulton alleges that the British and Irish security forces allowed the bomb to travel in a stolen car from the nearby town of Dundalk to Omagh because if it was prevented it could lead to the compromising and possible exposure of agents within the Real IRA.

Why did Sinn Fein reportedly close their office the day before the bomb?

Why was the army confined to barracks?

Why did the RUC have only three men on the streets of Omagh and 24 men in surrounding areas?

A former British double agent, Michael Clark, stated: “It makes perfect sense for the army or the intelligence services to allow the progress and delivery of a device of some nature to preserve and protect the safety of an agent. I believe that is possibly the case”.

Is it possible that a British agent within the Real IRA planted the Omagh bomb?

The Force Research Unit (FRU) was an undercover security operation financed and run by the British state in Northern Ireland for more than two decades.

According to WSWS, "The FRU was a terror network that organised a series of covert intelligence and military operations and authorised their agents to carry out numerous illegal activities including bomb making, murder, and the shooting of RUC officers."

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2001/sep2001/ire-a04.shtml

Fulton claims that he became an IRA member on FRU instructions, and took part in a series of terrorist bombings in the 1980s and the early 1990s. These included the 1993 bombing that decimated the town centre in Portadown.

According to WSWS, Britain was "a political beneficiary of the Omagh bombing."

It led to a public outcry demanding an end to violence and helped isolate the groups opposed to the signing of the Northern Ireland Agreement.

According to WSWS, "the bombing provided a pretext for the Blair government to introduce new laws before a specially recalled Parliament."

These laws allow the conviction of someone belonging to a proscribed organisation on the evidence of a senior police officer alone.

A defendant’s right to silence was breached.

The measures include powers to convict people on the basis of conspiring within Britain to commit terrorist offences anywhere in the world, making it possible to criminalise and even ban a swathe of organisations opposed to regimes friendly towards Britain.

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2001/sep2001/ire-a04.shtml

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Friday, January 21, 2005

BRITISH CULTURE?

British culture?

http://www.albasrah.net/images/iraqi-pow/british-abuse.htm

http://www.albasrah.net/images/war_crimes/index.htm


http://www.einswine.com/atrocities/du/

The West put Saddam into power and then toppled him.

9 11 was an inside-job.

MEDIALENS

http://www.medialens.org/

Medialens is a must-read each month.

In the recent BBC series, 'The Power of Nightmares' Adam Curtis claimed:

(1) The neocon politicians have a new way of trying to hold onto power. They promise to protect us from terror.

(2) The neocon politicians are trying to spread democracy around the world.

According to Medialens:

(1) The politicians have been using fake terror as a weapon to control people for many hundreds of years.

(2) The politicians may not be trying to spread democracy; they may be promoting the interests of big business.

According to Medialens, Curtis had nothing to say about the key issue of business control of American society; the words 'corporate', 'corporation' and 'business' were not mentioned in the series. Instead, the neocons were depicted as fanatical ideologues, with no mention of their roots in the business community or their furtherance of corporate interests.


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On 31 December 2004, Simon Jenkins wrote in The Times:

"To me the greatest disaster of 2004 was not the Indonesian tsunami but the continuing conflict in Iraq, the bloody endgame of the 9/11 disaster. The upper estimate of deaths in Iraq, 100,000, is eerily similar to that for the tsunami.

According to Medialens, Jenkins is wrong - the upper estimate for Iraq deaths, made in the only serious scientific study to date, is 194,000.

Professor Richard Garfield - one of the authors of a report conducted by the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health on Iraqi casualties published in the Lancet science journal - has said: "The true death toll is far more likely to be on the high-side of our point estimate..."

Medialens points out that the words 'The Lancet' and 'John Hopkins Bloomberg School' had been mentioned a total of just 23 times in all UK newspapers since the report was published on October 29, 2004. The words 'The Lancet' and 'Iraq' had been mentioned 127 times. By contrast the words 'tsunami' and 'Asia' were mentioned in 700 newspaper articles in just three days in early January. The total since December 26 runs into many thousands.

Medialens considers that this is a classic example of media servility to power.





Thursday, January 20, 2005

INTERESTING WORDS FROM LOWLAND SCOTLAND

MANITOODLIE - An affectionate term which nurses give to male children.

GILLY-GAWKIE - a long-made and rompish girl.

JOLLOCK - fat, healthy and hearty.

MURRLIN - a very froward child, ever whining and ill-natured.


NEW MILITARY TERROR IN ACEH?

Eurico Guterres was the leader of the Indonesian army militias who carried out genocide in East Timor.

It has been reported that he has visited Aceh to set up a militia to fight Aceh's separatist rebels.

Indonesia’s special human rights court in November 2002 convicted Guterres of crimes against humanity and sentenced him to 10 years in jail. Jakarta High Court in July 2004 reduced his sentence to five years. He still remains free pending a lengthy appeal process.

Human rights groups in 2003 accused Guterres of going to Papua to set up the ‘Merah Putih’ militia to oppose the separatist Free Papua Organization.

The Daily Telegraph has reported that, according to associates of Guterres, he visited Aceh last week and that 900 members of his Army-backed militia had assembled in the province.

The Telegraph said “The militia's appearance raises fears that the military is using it to sabotage a proposed ceasefire and intimidate Acehnese civilians”.

The report quoted Eddy Juliansyah, who allegedly runs the militia's Aceh headquarters, as saying the group had already assembled 900 members to defend "Indonesian unity".

The Telegraph said there was “little evidence” the militia was conducting relief work. It said the group was not reporting to a local military commander, but instead reported to Major General Adam Damiri, the former chief of Indonesian forces in East Timor.

Damiri was convicted in August 2003 of crimes against humanity and sentenced to three years in jail. He remained free pending appeal and his conviction was overturned by Jakarta High Court in July 2004. Over recent years he has been posted in Aceh, reportedly leading offensives against GAM. Rights groups have for years demanded he be removed from Aceh.



He declined to confirm whether Damiri was still in Aceh, but merely said “many retired generals” had come to help.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

THE BRITISH ARMY - LONG HISTORY OF USING TORTURE




Photos: Kenya, www.leighday.co.uk/cat.asp?cat=921,
Iraq http://www.iraqirabita.org/english/index.php?do=arti,
Dresden www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWdresden.htm

The British army has a long history of using torture.

The writer Mark Curtis says that in 1971 an official British investigation found that the British army's torture techniques "played an important part in counter-insurgency operations in Palestine, Malaya, Kenya, Cyprus and the British Cameroons (1960-1), Brunei (1963), British Guiana (1964), Aden (1964-7), Borneo/Malaysia (1965-6), the Persian Gulf (1970-1) and in Northern Ireland (1971)".

KENYA

The British used beatings, sexual humiliation, hooding, sleep deprivation, and bombarding with white noise.

32 Whites were killed by the Mau Mau during the five-year state of emergency. More whites died in traffic accidents in the capital city, Nairobi.

Kenyans were forced into concentration camps and routinely tortured. Some 150,000 Africans died as a direct result of the British policy.

There was a "constant stream of reports of brutalities by police, military and home guards", wrote Canon Bewes, a British missionary. "Some of the people had been using castration instruments and two men had died under castration."

Other brutalities included slicing off ears, boring holes in eardrums, flogging people to death, pouring paraffin over suspects and setting them alight and burning eardrums with cigarettes.

A British district officer admitted, "There was outright abuse of power and some of the crimes committed were horrific. One day six Mau Mau suspects were brought into a police station in the neighbouring district to mine. The British police inspector in charge lined them up against a wall and shot them."

A mobile gallows travelled the country. Over 1,000 were hanged, their bodies displayed at crossroads and market places.

MALAYSIA

The British used terror in Malaya.

This involved aerial bombing, massacres of villagers, dictatorial police measures and the "resettlement" of hundreds of thousands of people.

CYPRUS

During the state of emergency, from 1952 to 1957, the British army used torture.

Cypriot Nicos Koshies: "They took me to the Special Branch and they started beating me. They took off all my clothes, they tied my hands and feet. They asked somebody to come in. He was taking a stick to put up my bottom, he was putting cloths in water and putting them on my face so I could not breathe, he threw me down and danced on my stomach when he was wearing boots. After 12 days I could not recognise myself."

James Callaghan in the House of Commons: "On 29 June 1957 an inquest was held into the death of Nicos Georghiou. Dr Clearkin said in evidence that bruises in the head were sufficiently severe to have caused the injuries to the brain, perhaps bumping the head against a hard object."

IRAN

In 1953 a coup organised by the British and the USA overthrew Mossadeq and gave power to the Shah.

British SAS forces trained the Shah's Savak secret police. SAS officers helped train the Iranian army in special operations against the Kurds. The Shah's regime used torture until it was overthrown in 1979.

ADEN/SOUTH YEMEN

In Aden, later known as South Yemen, SAS squads used terror against local villages.

An official investigation found that from 1964 to 1967 detainees at a British interrogation centre were routinely tortured. Their eardrums were burst. Others were forced to lean against walls with their fingertips for day and subjected to white noise for hours.

BAHRAIN

Former detainees in Bahrain have described being beaten, electrocuted, whipped, tied in excruciating positions for days on end, kept awake, starved and having their toenails torn out.

NORTHERN IRELAND

The Compton official inquiry acknowledged that the army hooded suspects, fed them on just bread and water and blasted them with noise.

An Amnesty International report said, "It is because we regard the deliberate destruction of a man's ability to control his own mind with revulsion that we reserve a special place in our catalogue of moral crimes for techniques of thought control and brainwashing. Any interrogation procedure which has the purpose or effect of causing a malfunction or breakdown of a man's mental processes constitutes as grave an assault on the inherent dignity of the human person as more traditional techniques of physical torture."

A European human rights report found that British army techniques amounted to "inhuman and degrading treatment" causing "at least intense physical and mental suffering".

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

HOLOCAUST

USA

"As a Native American, every time I see the American flag I feel the same way I imagine Jewish people must feel when looking at the Nazi flag. The American flag is a flag of oppression and genocide. Because that's what America is built on - from the very beginning when the first European settlers landed in North America, it has been a country built on blood."- Rod Coronado, Native American.

IRAQ

The CIA put Saddam into power and manipulated Iraq and Iran into a war. Then came the Desert Storm campaign, depleted uranium, UN sanctions and the latest Iraq war. Over 1 million have died as a result of American interference in Iraq.

9 11

On 9 11, 1973, Salvador Allende, the President of Chile, was killed in an American-sponsored coup, led by General Augusto Pinochet. Pinochet's rise to power, organised by the CIA and Henry Kissinger, began nearly twenty years of military dictatorship that led to thousands of deaths. 30,000 people were massacred in the weeks following this September 11th, as Pinochet tried to wipe out those who opposed fascism.

The Congo was given a military dictatorship thanks to the CIA assassination of Patrice Lumumba.

In Cambodia, America (and Britain) backed Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot who killed nearly 2 million Cambodians.

In 1936, the American National Guard helped Anastasio Somoza to set up a dictatorship which ruled Nicaragua for 43 years.

Brazil, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Uruguay, the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Haiti, Iraq, Iran, Laos, East Timor, Grenada, Greece... All of these and more suffered from torture and death as a result of American 'intervention,'

Ex-State Department employee William Blum stated, "An American holocaust has taken place - So great and deep is the denial of the American holocaust that the deniers are not even aware that the claimers or their claims exist. Yet, a few million people have died in the American holocaust and many more millions have been condemned to lives of misery and torture as a result of US interventions extending from China and Greece in the 1940s to Afghanistan and Iraq in the 1990s."

"I will never apologise for the United States of America - I don't care what the facts are," said President George Bush Sr. in 1988, when the U.S. Navy warship Vincennes shot down an Iranian commercial airliner. The plane was on a routine flight in a commercial corridor in Iranian airspace. All 290 civilians on board the aircraft were killed.

Many thousands of Afghani civilians have died as a result of U.S. led air strikes in Afghanistan.

Since the Second World War, the US government has bombed 21 countries:

China in 1945-46 and again in 1950-53,

Korea in 1950-53,
Nearly 3 million civilians were murdered by the USA and its allies. As with Mai Lai in Vietnam, the murder of civilians at No Gun Ri, Korea, was not an isolated incident. The USA and its fascist puppet regime in South Korea carried out genocide against both North and South Korean people.

Guatemala in 1954, 1960, and 1967-69,

Indonesia in 1958,

Vietnam in 1961-73,
Through the Phoenix Program, hundreds of thousands of people were tortured to death in “interrogation centers”. These torture centers were built by the United States. Women were always raped as part of the torture before being murdered. The large-scale terrorism, rape and mass-murder was the policy of the USA. The My Lai massacre itself was an operation of the Phoenix Program.

Congo in 1964,

Laos in 1964-73,
The United States Air Force dropped the equivalent of a planeload of bombs every eight minutes for nine years on the people of Laos — from 1965 to 1973. Over 2,000,000 tons.
This was some of the heaviest aerial bombardment in world history.
Estimated civilian deaths: 500,000 men, women and children.

Peru in 1965,

Cambodia in 1969-70,

El Salvador throughout the 1980s,

Nicaragua throughout the 1980s,

Lebanon in 1983-84,

Grenada in 1983,

Bosnia in 1985,

Libya in 1986,

Panama in 1989,

Iraq in 1991 and later,

Sudan in 1998,

Former Yugoslavia in 1999,

and Afghanistan in 1998 and 2002.

Up to one million innocent civilians died in Indonesia after the CIA put Suharto into power in Indonesia.

At least one third of the population of East Timor died after the USA gave Suharto permission to invade that country.

If you add up the totals, the United States of America is probably responsible for the biggest holocaust of all time.

"Since before the end of WWII the United States Corporate Mafia Government has been hell bent for total world domination, by any and all means necessary, no matter how brutal — including the slaughter of as many millions of innocent civilian men, women and children as it takes to accomplish that goal." http://free.freespeech.org/americanstateterrorism/bibliographies/Main.html



Monday, January 17, 2005

DUMP FASCIST NEW LABOUR

FIRST - Dump fascist NEW LABOUR!

All this terror stuff is a device by the fascist elite to stay in power.

Remember that Mosley, Mussolini and Hitler called themselves socialists.

Blair works for the elite in Washington, the people who are at present trying to kill off Leftists in the Philippines, topple the ruler of Venezuela, and smash the Palestinians.

We know that Duncan-Smith has given lectures to extreme right wingers in the USA. But what about Blair and his cronies?

We know that from the 1960's onwards, the CIA was trying to recruit people within the Labour movement. They used various front organisations. So what about Blair?

According to Lobster magazine: "Within his inner group we have Peter Mandelson who has been around MI6 since his early 20s, and Jonathan Powell, ex-FCO in Washington and, it has been alleged, the MI6 man there, before joining Blair... Four of the Blair cabinet are alumni of the Anglo-American elite group the British American Project; three of the Blair cabinet have passed muster at Bilderberg meetings; and the entire Defence team in Blair's first Cabinet in 1997 were members or associates of the Trade Union Committee for European and Transatlantic Unity, created by the Americans in the 1970s - probably though not yet provably created by the CIA - and currently funded by NATO."

Http://www.lobster-magazine.co.uk/articles/security.htm

I know a little about terror.

Terror is used to frighten and control us. Smallpox, anthrax, dirty bombs.....

What happened in Indonesia gives us a clue to what is happening in Britain under New Labour; and to what is happening in the rest of the world.

Think back to 1998. Hundreds of little girls raped in Jakarta; many of them murdered; around 1000 school kids burnt to death. Who was to blame?

Indonesian special forces, Koppasus Group 4, reportedly organised the May riots which led to the fall of President Suharto.

An independent report found that the rioters had been trained at military style bases and made to dress as students so as to give the impression that the ordinary people were behind the violence.

Prior to the May 1998 Jakarta Riots, the chief of the CIA had visited Jakarta; then the US defence secretary had met notorious US trained Koppasus General, Prabowo; US Defence Intelligence Agency attache at the US Jakarta Embassy, Col. Charles McFetridge had met regularly with Col. Chaiwaran, commander of Koppasus special forces Group 4. The Pentagon had trained Group 4, contrary to the wishes of Congress.

When new elections were due to be held in Indonesia, after the fall of Suharto, mysterious 'ninjas' began slaughtering moderate Moslem preachers in East Java. This was an attempt to terrorise supporters of a moderate party likely to do well in the elections. After the preachers were killed, it was the turn of mentally backward youths to be slaughtered. Analysts pointed the finger at the US trained Kopassus, who were well known for using 'ninjas' in East Timor.

Terror worked in Indonesia. The army still holds all the key posts in government. Its generals are safe from prosecution. There has been no Reformasi.

Indonesia's Laskar Jihad was presented to the world as an extremist Moslem group. But what is the truth? Most experts now believe Laskar Jihad is run by the anti-Islamist, US trained army of Indonesia. Laskar Jihad was meant to undermine democracy. Thousands died in the Moluccas at the hands of Laskar Jihad and their likes. Laskar Jihad allegedly attacked both mosques and churches.

Terror is a weapon of the fascist elite. Laskar Jihad's activities helped keep the army in power. And what about al Qaeda? 9 11 was almost certainly not the work of militant Moslems. We have been lied to. It is time to dump New Labour.

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SECOND - Dump the idea that 9 11 was the work of fundamentalist moslems.

Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the so-called mastermind of 9-11, is believed to have attended college in North Carolina. In Manila, he met associates in karaoke bars and giant go-go clubs filled with mirrors, flashing lights and bikini-clad dancers. He held meetings at four-star hotels. He took scuba-diving lessons at a coastal resort.

When he wasn't with the go-go dancers, he courted a Filipina dentist. Once, he rented a helicopter and flew it over her office, then called her on his mobile phone and told her to look up and wave. Other members of the terror cell Mohammed led had local girlfriends as well.

Shaikh Mohammed is considered by many analysts to be an agent of the Pakistan intelligence service ISI, which is generally considered to be controlled by the CIA.

Robert Fisk, 3 March 03, in the Independent: "Mr Mohammed was an ISI asset; indeed, anyone who is "handed over" by the ISI these days is almost certainly a former (or present) employee of the Pakistani agency, whose control of Taliban operatives amazed even the Pakistani government during the years before 2001. Mr Pearl, it should be remembered, arranged his fatal assignation in Karachi on a mobile phone from an ISI office."

US counter-terrorism officials claim Shaikh Mohammed was in Germany before the 9 11 attacks, liaising with Mohamed Atta. A secretive U.S. eavesdropping agency monitored telephone conversations. But, the Germans weren't told about it – and when they ask Washington for further information, none is forthcoming.

There was already a $2 million reward for Mohammed in 1998.

In 2000, the CIA monitered his presence at an al Qaeda meeting, yet they didn't arrest him. Why wasn't the 9/11 plot discovered in June 2001 when US intelligence learned Mohammed was sending terrorists to live in the US.

And is Shaikh Mohammed still alive? Asia Times, 30 2 02, "Ever since the frenzied shootout last month on September 11 2002 in Karachi there have been doubts over whether Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed head of al-Qaeda's military committee, died in the police raid on his apartment.

"Now it has emerged that Kuwaiti national Khalid Shaikh Mohammed did indeed perish in the raid, but his wife and child were taken from the apartment and handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in whose hands they remain."

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THIRD - Dump the idea you can't do anything about Blair. Manchester United was not taken over by BSkyB, after a SMALL group of shareholders took action. Esso had suffered a drop in regular buyers by June 2002 thanks to the Stop Esso campaign.

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Here is a list of the Labour MPs who do not side with Blair over Iraq: Ms Diane Abbott (Hackney North & Stoke Newington) Graham Allen (Nottingham North) John Austin (Erith & Thamesmead) Tony Banks (West Ham) Harry Barnes (Derbyshire North East) John Battle (Leeds West) Ms Anne Begg (Aberdeen South) Andrew Bennett (Denton & Reddish) Joe Benton (Bootle) Dr Roger Berry (Kingswood) Harold Best (Leeds North West) Richard Burden (Birmingham Northfield) Ronnie Campbell (Blyth Valley) Martin Caton (Gower) Colin Challen (Morley & Rothwell) David Chaytor (Bury North) Michael Clapham (Barnsley West & Penistone) Mrs Helen Clark (Peterborough) Tom Clarke (Coatbridge & Chryston) Tony Clarke (Northampton South) Harry Cohen (Leyton & Wanstead) Iain Coleman (Hammersmith & Fulham) <>Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North) Jim Cousins (Newcastle upon Tyne Central) Tom Cox (Tooting) Ms Ann Cryer (Keighley) John Cryer (Hornchurch) Jim Cunningham (Coventry South) Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow) Ms Valerie Davey (Bristol West) Denzil Davies (Llanelli) Terry Davis (Birmingham Hodge Hill) Hilton Dawson (Lancaster & Wyre) Jim Dobbin (Heywood & Middleton) Terry Davis (Birmingham Hodge Hill) Frank Dobson (Holborn & St Pancras) Brian Donohoe (Cunninghame South) Frank Doran (Aberdeen Central) David Drew (Stroud) Huw Edwards (Monmouth) Jeff Ennis (Barnsley East & Mexborough) Paul Farrelly (Newcastle-under-Lyme) Mark Fisher (Stoke-on-Trent Central) Paul Flynn (Newport West) Hywel Francis (Aberavon) George Galloway (Glasgow Kelvin) Neil Gerrard (Walthamstow) Dr Ian Gibson (Norwich North) Roger Godsiff (Birmingham Sparkbrook & Small Heath) Patrick Hall (Bedford) David Hamilton (Midlothian) Fabian Hamilton (Leeds North East) Doug Henderson (Newcastle upon Tyne North) David Hinchliffe (Wakefield) Ms Kate Hoey (Vauxhall) Jimmy Hood (Clydesdale) Kelvin Hopkins (Luton North) Dr Brian Iddon (Bolton South East) Eric Illsley (Barnsley Central) Ms Glenda Jackson (Hampstead & Highgate) Ms Helen Jackson (Sheffield Hillsborough) Jon Owen Jones (Cardiff Central) Dr Lynne Jones (Birmingham Selly Oak) Martyn Jones (Clwyd South) Peter Kilfoyle (Liverpool Walton) Mark Lazarowicz (Edinburgh North & Leith) David Lepper (Brighton Pavilion) Terry Lewis (Worsley) Iain Luke (Dundee East) John Lyons (Strathkelvin & Bearsden) Mrs Christine McCafferty (Calder Valley) John McDonnell (Hayes & Harlington) Ann McKechin (Glasgow Maryhill) Kevin McNamara (Hull North) Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead) Khalid Mahmood (Birmingham Perry Barr) Ms Alice Mahon (Halifax) David Marshall (Glasgow Sh ettleston) Jim Marshall (Leicester South) Robert Marshall-Andrews (Medway) Chris Mole (Ipswich) Ms Julie Morgan (Cardiff North) Tony McWalter (Hemel Hempstead) Denis Murphy (Wansbeck) Doug Naysmith (Bristol North West) Ms Diana Organ (Forest of Dean) Albert Owen (Ynys Mon) Ms Linda Perham (Ilford North) Peter Pike (Burnley) Kerry Pollard (St Albans) Gordon Prentice (Pendle) Andy Reed (Loughborough) Joan Ruddock (Lewisham Deptford) Martin Salter (Reading West) Malcolm Savidge (Aberdeen North) Mohammad Sarwar (Glasgow Govan) Philip Sawford (Kettering) Brian Sedgemore (Hackney South & Shoreditch) Ms Debra Shipley (Stourbridge) Dennis Skinner (Bolsover) Alan Simpson(Nottingham South) Marsha Singh (Bradford West) Chris Smith (Islington South & Finsbury) Llew Smith (Blaenau Gwent) George Stevenson (Stoke-on-Trent South) Paul Stinchcombe (Wellingborough) Dr Gavin Strang (Edinburgh East & Musselburgh) David Taylor (Leicestershire North West) Jon Trickett (Hemsworth) Paul Truswell (Pudsey) Dr Desmond Turner (Brighton Kemptown) Bill Tynan (Hamilton South) Rudi Vis (Finchley & Golders Green) Ms Joan Walley (Stoke-on-Trent North) Robert Wareing (Liverpool West Derby) Brian White (Milton Keynes North East) Alan Williams (Swansea West) Mrs Betty Williams (Conwy) Mike Wood (Batley & Spen) Tony Worthington (Clydebank & Milngavie) Tony Wright (Cannock Chase) Derek Wyatt (Sittingbourne & Sheppey)

Dump all the others.

UK SCHOOLS CONTROLLED BY DRUGGED LOUTS?

The Sunday Herald has exposed the chaos in Britain's state schools.

A WEEK IN A SCOTTISH SCHOOL BY NEIL MACKAY, INVESTIGATIONS EDITOR

http://www.sundayherald.com/47169

"The lesson began with one boy walking into the room and kicking over chairs while his pals ran around and stood at the door shouting. A group of about five boys – with two particularly unruly ring-leaders – brought this class to a standstill from the word go .

"Their teacher, who was treated with disgraceful contempt, was forced to contain when she wanted to teach. When she tried to calm them down, she was mocked and shouted down. Boys swung on their seats and sneered at her when she tried to exert any authority . Even the “good” kids started playing up within minutes as the virus of bad behaviour spread.

"There was silence in the classroom for no more than four seconds throughout the entire lesson. I timed it. Kids banged themselves on the head with their books, sang, shouted – one boy refused to take off his headphones; when he eventually did, he started thumping them on his desk. The teacher told him to stop, he looked her up and down, yawned and started arguing back. They laughed at the teacher, swore at her in stage- whispers, mocked the way she spoke. As she read the poem about neds, a group of boys got up from their seats and started strolling about impersonating the way neds walk. They adopted aggressive hard-men poses and swaggered around, shouting in front of the teacher ...

"It is a typical Scottish school. I spent a week there, just before Christmas, observing, sitting in classes and talking to kids, teachers and parents.... It would be an educational utopia if just 20 or so kids weren’t there...

"What infuriates teachers is the inclusion of youngsters with “social and behavioural problems”. Years ago, these pupils would simply have been expelled and stuck in List-D schools.

"Teachers realise that many of the youngsters who give them problems have been abused, come from intensely dysfunctional homes, have drug-addicted parents, spent time in care and generally lived a life that no child should have to bear. But they argue that just because the child is a victim, there is no reason for the school to have to pick up all the pieces. They are teachers, not psychiatrists or social workers...

“See that kid over there?” asked one student, as he pointed to a pupil working on a lathe. “He’s stoned. And so’s he. And so’s he and him and him and him.” His finger darted around the room.
He told me that he hadn’t smoked a joint in school that day but about five or six of his pals had...

"Some teachers suggested taking schools out of local authority control He also suggested setting up a dedicated unit off campus for children with behavioural problems...

"The biggest enemy of the teacher is the parent. Not the ordinary mum or dad, but the growing number of parents who either collude in their child’s bad behaviour or do nothing about it, usually because they are so dysfunctional themselves.

"Ask a teacher what’s wrong with our children and this is the mantra you’ll hear: games consoles, TVs in bedrooms, mobile phones, parents not reading to kids, violent movies, the greater sexualisation of our society, the spread of drugs, the materialistic consumerist “me” culture of modern society. It’s not a reactionary plea for Britain to roll back to some mythic 1950s’ idyll, instead it’s a desire for children to retain some sort of innocence, for parents to parent and for children to seek mental stimulation in a book rather than intellectual oblivion in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

"Headmaster McAlpine points out that when pupils do get one-to-one support they tend to improve rapidly. He tells about one “poor kid from a very bad family background” who was seen as a candidate for expulsion almost from the moment he arrived in school. After one-to-one support, he quickly improved and is now doing well. “That’s why we need additional resourcing,” McAlpine adds. “It’s very frustrating for us.”...

"Les Obre, a psychologist and teacher who runs the pupil support centre at Bannockburn High, says he’s seen children who have suffered every type of abuse. One kid gets down on his hands and knees and barks like a dog..."

Saturday, January 15, 2005

Indonesian army 'extorting money' in Aceh.

Indonesian Military Accused of Extorting Money from Aid Workers

January 14, 2005

Foreign volunteers have accused Indonesian troops of extracting money from them when they enter Aceh province.

Adian, chairman of the Independent Volunteers' Commission, said on14/1/05 that complaints had been raised by volunteers from several countries, including Australia and Japan, state news agency Antara reported.

The volunteers were reportedly asked by troops to pay Rp1 million ($110) each for security support and communications equipment.

The Indonesian military (TNI) makes much of its money from running businesses such as 'protection'. Indonesia has for years been rated as one of the most corrupt countries in the world.

Indonesia Corruption Watch, a respected non-government organization, is monitoring the aid to Aceh. Luky Djani, who is in charge of the project, was quoted by The New York Times as saying food or other supplies would probably be siphoned off by soldiers or corrupt officials.

He said opportunities for greater theft would arise in the rehabilitation and reconstruction phase, which the government has said will cost about $3 billion. He expressed concern that government departments might exaggerate their needs for aid to get more money.

Presidential spokesman Andi Mallarangeng confirmed that not all foreigners would be kicked out of Aceh by the end of March. "Not all of the foreigners must leave Aceh by March 26 because there will still be certain needs.

Refugees have expressed hope the foreign troops will remain as long as they are needed. "If they leave, we will starve," refugee Syarwan was quoted as saying by AP. "We can't expect any help from the Indonesian government. We trust the foreign military," said another refugee, Muhammad Yusuf.

About 3,000 people have been killed as a result of the recent military operation against separatists. Rights groups claim many of the dead were innocent civilians and accuse the military of continuing the conflict in order to protect its business interests in Aceh.

A blog worth reading

http://aroundthebush.blogspot.com/

BLAIR PARTY BEATEN IN BY-ELECTION

14 Jan 2005:

The UK's anti-Iraq-war Liberal Democrats have just won a council by-election in the constituency of Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.

The by-election in the Derringham ward on Hull City Council was called after two High Court judges ruled the original election last June was void.

Former Independent councillor John Considine launched the legal challenge after he lost the seat to UKIP by seven votes after six recounts during the council elections on June 10.

Mr Considine claimed that problems with implementing the all-postal ballot system led to some homes failing to receive voting papers while others received ballot papers for the Marfleet ward instead.

Derringham ward result :Paul Buckley, British National Party (BNP) 116 ; John Considine, Hull Independents 679; John Cornforth, United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) 320 ; Alan Gardiner, Labour Party 353; Michael Rouse-Deane, Liberal Democrat 927.

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=3998797



 
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