Sunday, November 20, 2005
Article two of Protocol Three of the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons bans the use of the weapon against civilians and also military targets located within civilian areas. Although the US is not a signatory of the convention, Britain is.
According to Sean Raymont, Defence Correspondent, in the Sunday Telegraph, 20 November 2005:
Colonel Tim Collins, former UK Iraq war commander, trained his troops to fight with white phosphorus.
The revelation in Collins's autobiography Rules of Engagement, contradicts claims by the Ministry of Defence that the chemical was only ever used to create a smokescreen.
According to The Telegraph, British troops also used white phosphorus to kill Argentinian troops during the Falklands conflict.
In his book, Col Collins describes how he trained 1bn Royal Irish Regiment for an attack codenamed Operation Fury planned for April 2003.
Collins said that he "directed" the men to "perfect" house-to-house fighting skills in preparation for the battle.
"The star of the show was the new grenade which had only been on issue since the previous summer. It absolutely trashed the inside of the room it was put into.
"I directed the men to use them where possible with white phosphorus, as the noxious smoke and heat had the effect of drawing out any enemy from cover, while the fragmentation grenade would shred them."
According to The Telegraph:
Col Collins' tactics mirror the United States army "shake and bake" technique which involves forcing troops out of cover with white phosphorus and then killing them with artillery rounds.
The furore surrounding the weapon emerged last week after Lt Col Barry Venable, a Pentagon spokesman, used almost identical phraseology to Col Collins, when he confirmed that "shake and bake" was a recognised American tactic.
In an interview with the BBC, Col Venable said: "When you have enemy forces in covered positions that your high explosive artillery rounds are not having an impact on, one technique is to fire white phosphorus into the position because the combined effects of the fire and smoke will drive them out so that you can kill them with high explosives."
He confirmed: "It was used as an incendiary weapon against enemy combatants."
White phosphorus has been used by the British Army for decades to create instantaneous smokescreens during battle. In contact with skin, however, it burns to the bone and the gas it produces, phosphorus pentoxide, is poisonous.
Article two of Protocol Three of the 1980 Convention on Conventional Weapons bans the use of the weapon against civilians and also military targets located within civilian areas. Although the US is not a signatory of the convention, Britain is.
But there is now increasing debate as to whether the use of the weapon should instead fall under the United Nations Convention on Chemical Weapons.
Last week John Reid, the Defence Secretary, maintained the British troops had only ever used white phosphorus as a battlefield smokescreen. His department continued to stress that troops had never used it as "an incendiary weapon, against either civilians or even enemy combatants".
Although Operation Fury was cancelled, it remains unclear whether British troops went on to use white phosphorus against Iraqi forces, putting Col Collins' style of attack into action.
Prof Paul Rogers, of Bradford University's peace studies department, said he believed that most soldiers would use all weapons at their disposal.
He said: "There is a presumption among certain members of the population that wars are clean. They are not."Pentagon spokesman
Friday, November 18, 2005
The following is taken from Kurt Nimmo:
Aussie Fake Terror Linked to Brit Intelligence
15 November 2005.
It should come as no surprise the supposed Muslim terrorist group “captured” in Australia is a creation of the British MI5 and the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO).
As Greg Ansley writes for the New Zealand Herald, the group was busted by a “supergrass” agent (the term supergrass is used in Northern Ireland to refer to arrested paramilitaries who divulged the identities of their compatriots to the Royal Ulster Constabulary in exchange for immunity from prosecution, in other words informers).
“Yesterday Melbourne’s Sunday Herald Sun said information from an Islamic ’supergrass’ who had met bin Laden had been crucial in the arrests of the alleged terrorists,” the Herald reports.
“The newspaper said the informant, now in hiding and in fear of his life, was a former follower of radical Melbourne cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika, also known as Abu Bakir, the alleged leader of the terror group, and an associate of another alleged member of the Melbourne cell, Gregory Kent…. Benbrika, according to a Weekend Australian investigation, had turned to extremism after hearing a sermon in 1994 by Abu Qatada, the spiritual leader of al-Qaeda in Europe, who had been invited to Australia by another Melbourne radical cleric and former Benbrika mentor, Sheik Mohammed Omran.”
As we know, Abu Qatada, described as the leader and mastermind of al-Qaeda’s European network, is an MI5 asset.
“Senior European intelligence officials tell TIME that Abu Qatada is tucked away in a safe house in the north of England, where he and his family are being lodged, fed and clothed by British intelligence services,” Paul Joseph Watson writes in Order Out of Chaos. “Despite official denial French anti-terrorist officers stated on the record that they were certain MI5 were protecting Qatada, and in addition believed they had actually colluded in his disappearance.”
Qatada was convicted in absentia in Jordan for his role in the foiled millennium attacks and the French want to get their hands on him for his alleged role in a plot to blow up the U.S. embassy in France in 2001.
The official British excuse for sheltering Qatada is to deprive him of “contact with extremists in London and Europe,” according to Bruce Crumley, writing for TIME. “The British win because the last thing they want is a hot potato they can’t extradite for fear of al-Qaeda reprisals but whose presence contradicts London’s support of the war on terror,” a European intelligence official told Crumley in 2002.
In other words, Abu Qatada is too valuable as an intelligence asset and knows too much about British involvement in terrorism to be extradited.
In fact, in late 2001, MI5 offered Qatada a chance to escape to Afghanistan. “I do not trust this government,” Qatada told the Guardian. “If I get on a plane, I am afraid I will be shot or handed over to the Jordanians, the Egyptians or the Saudis.”
In other words, Qatada feared he would suffer the fate of many intelligence operatives and patsies who are of more use dead than alive, or at least wasting away in a dungeon.
For instance, Bisher al-Rawi, a British resident and “unpaid [al-Qaeda] intermediary,” was “seized by the CIA in Gambia, West Africa, in November 2002 and secretly flown to Afghanistan and then Cuba [to the Guantanamo Bay rape and torture gulag] as a suspected al-Qa’ida supporter,” according to the Independent, and the British left him there to rot, or more accurately to be “interrogated” (possibly with panties over his head and electrical wires attached to a certain appendage) and probably wishing he was dead, as the high attempted suicide rate at Gitmo attests.
Another person protected by British intelligence is one Haroon Rashid Aswat, the so-called “brains” behind the London bombings last summer.
Aswat “was a British intelligence plant,” according to former Justice Department prosecutor John Loftus. “So all of a sudden he disappears. He’s in South Africa. We think he’s dead; we don’t know he’s down there. Last month [July, 2005] the South African Secret Service come across the guy. He’s alive… the Brits know that the CIA wants to get a hold of Haroon. So what happens? He takes off again, goes right to London. He isn’t arrested when he lands, he isn’t arrested when he leaves… He’s on the watch list. The only reason he could get away with that was if he was working for British intelligence.”
“[Qatada’s] impact [on Benbrika] was enormous, and that is where it all began,” a senior Muslim source told the Sunday Herald Sun. In short, the roots of this “captured” coven of terrorists in Australia stem from British intelligence, a familiar pattern, from Northern Ireland—killing civilians and bombing pubs—to Kosovo—creating organizations such as al-Muhajiroun (actually a collaborative effort between British intelligence and al-Qaeda, according to Loftus) engineered to brainwash and train “Mujahideen” to fight in the Balkans and assist the KLA (the Kosovo Liberation Army, a creation of British SAS Special Forces and NATO) in running drugs and weapons.
British, American, and Pakistani efforts to create terrorist organizations and cells is a well-documented fact, going back at least to the late 1970s.
Thus we can only conclude that the “alleged Islamic terrorist cell in Sydney” that supposedly “stockpiled bomb-making materials, trained at outback hunting camps and sized up Australia’s only nuclear reactor as a possible target,” according to the Associated Press, is yet another intelligence contrivance, as it was penetrated by ASIO and key people are in fact British intelligence assets.
In 2003, the Howard government pushed the ASIO Terrorism Act through the Australian parliament, thus providing “the Australian Security Intelligence Organization … the power to detain and question people without charge or trial. ASIO and Federal Police officers can raid anyone’s home or office, at any hour of the day or night, and forcibly take them away, interrogate and strip-search them and hold them incommunicado, effectively indefinitely,” write Mike Head and Richard Hoffman. As such, we can expect the Australian government to stage more raids on “terror cells” with links to intelligence services.
Fake terrorism leading to the dismantlement of civil liberties is the raison d’être of all authoritarian governments, from Hitler’s “Law for Removing the Distress of the People and the Reich” (the Enabling Act, dismantling civil liberties in Germany after the torching of the Reichstag, an act of arson claimed by Hermann Goering, Hitler’s deputy and legal heir) to Bush’s contrived war on terrorism in the wake of the nine eleven inside job.
Thursday, November 17, 2005
Israel murders children in Palestine.
Is there any justification for killing children?
Are Iraqi children being killed in the interests of fighting terror and promoting democracy?
No. The terrorists are us.
Saddam Hussein was put into power by the USA. Saddam worked for the CIA
9 11 was almost certainly the work of elements of both the US government and its allies. 9 11
Subsequent acts of terror such as the Madrid and London bombs are almost certainly the work of elements of western and pro-western governments. 'Moslem' bombers are usually linked to the CIA and other security services.
( Security services reportedly involved in carrying out bombings in Turkey Turkey, terror bombs, the CIA and Mossad Police chief- Lockerbie evidence was faked Fake terror in Algeria; the US military in Algeria; oil in Algeria. Madrid Bombs THE BALI BOMB AND THE MILITARY Bruce Lait - I don't remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag. Former Justice Dept. prosecutor John Loftus claims alleged London bombing mastermind Haroon Rashid Aswat is a "double agent" who "works for the MI6".)
There is no justification for the US and UK troops killing children in Iraq.
British bombing of innocent Iraqis in the 1920s - to safeguard oil interests.
Have the Israelis got an excuse for killing children?
Israel was created as the result of acts of terror which drove the Palestinians from their lands.Israeli terrorism
There is no justification for the Israelis killing children in Palestine.
The IDF and Israeli society are all guilty.
We are guilty for allowing all inspection and critical apparatus – both military and civilian – to fall apart in front of our very eyes.
Once again, judges tell us investigations are a sad joke. But mainly we are all guilty because we continue to send another generation of young people to this bloody area, with no real desire to think about what this means.
The following is a recording of a three-way conversation that took place between a soldier in a watchtower, an army operations room and Capt R, who shot the girl.
"It's a little girl. She's running defensively eastward."
"Are we talking about a girl under the age of 10?"
"A girl about 10, she's behind the embankment, scared to death."
"I think that one of the positions took her out."
"I and another soldier ... are going in a little nearer, forward, to confirm the kill ... Receive a situation report. We fired and killed her ... I also confirmed the kill. Over."
An Israeli army officer who fired the entire magazine of his automatic rifle into a 13-year-old Palestinian girl and then said he would have done the same even if she had been three years old was acquitted on all charges by a military court yesterday. http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,2763,1643573,00.html
Ghadeer Jaber Mokheimer, aged 11, was hit in the stomach during classes
Aljazeera.Net - Gazan girl, 12, shot dead at home
Madeline is the second school girl shot by Israeli soldiers in Khanyounis
School girl shot by Israeli fire
Ahmed al-Khatib, 12, was fatally shot
Two 12-year-old boys shot and killed for throwing stones in Jenin ...
A four-year-old Palestinian boy was shot dead by a soldier
'The so-called "insurgent" bombings are really being carried out by UK and US operatives'; the role of the Special Reconnaissance Regiment.
British bombing of innocent Iraqis in the 1920s - to safeguard oil interests.
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Jordan: Was alleged bomber Safaa Mohammed Ali being used by the CIA?
Jordanian authorities said Safaa Mohammed Ali, 23, was among the suicide attackers who struck last Wednesday at the Grand Hyatt, SAS Radisson and Day's Inn hotels, killing at least 57 people.
A statement by the U.S. command said someone by that name was detained in November 2004 in connection with the American assault on the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah...
Many Jordanians... expressed doubt al-Rishawi's confession was real or that she was even involved in the plot.
"I don't buy it. There are many contradictions, and it just doesn't make sense," said Mohammed al-Fakhiri, a 33-year-old mobile telephone shop owner in the Jordanian, capital, Amman.
"The first thing she would have done is get rid of her explosive belt," al-Fakhiri said. "So how come she was caught with it."
He also said al-Rishawi claimed that her husband had detonated his explosives apparently before she fled.
"So how come she wasn't wounded?"
Australia: was the terror plot organised by the security services? Were some of the alleged plotters working for al Cia-da (al Qaeda).
Melbourne's Sunday Herald Sun said information from an Islamic "supergrass" who had met bin Laden had been crucial in the arrests of the alleged terrorists.
The newspaper said the informant, now in hiding and in fear of his life, was a former follower of radical Melbourne cleric Abdul Nacer Benbrika, also known as Abu Bakir, the alleged leader of the terror group, and an associate of another alleged member of the Melbourne cell, Gregory Kent.
The informant had trained with al Qaeda in Pakistan in 2001, where bin Laden had asked him how Muslims were faring in Australia, before returning and co-operating with counter-terrorism officials, the Sunday Herald Sun said.
Double Agents - Militants Beware
Jordanian security forces evacuated Israelis from hotel before the bombing - according to Haaretz.
Security services reportedly involved in carrying out bombings in Turkey
Bali bomb 'mastermind' al-Farouq allowed to escape?
CIA control of Australia? Collins, Toohey, Jenkins, control of oil
Police chief- Lockerbie evidence was faked
Friday, November 11, 2005
At vdare.com, 5 November 2005, Kevin MacDonald, Professor of Psychology at California State University-Long Beach, wrote an article entitled “Stalin’s Willing Executioners”?
The article looks at Yuri Slezkine’s book The Jewish Century, which received rapturous reviews.
The Jewish Century describes the Jewish rise 'to elite status in all areas of Soviet society—culture, the universities, professional occupations, the media, and government.'
The book also describes 'Jewish economic and cultural pre-eminence in Europe (and America)'.
Slezkine is a Russian immigrant of partially Jewish extraction. Arriving in America in 1983, he is now a professor at U.C. Berkeley.
MacDonald looks at Slezkines's comparison of the Jews with the Chinese. Mac Donald writes:
The Overseas Chinese ... are indeed highly intelligent and entrepreneurial, like the Jews. But I would argue the aggressiveness of the Jews, compared to the relative political passivity of the Overseas Chinese, invalidates the comparison.
We do not read of Chinese cultural movements dominating the major local universities and media outlets, subjecting the traditional culture of Southeast Asians and anti-Chinese sentiment to radical critique —or of Chinese organizations campaigning for the removal of native cultural and religious symbols from public places...
Slezkine obscures the plain fact that Jewish history in the period he discusses constitutes a spectacularly, arguably uniquely, successful case of what I have described as an ethnocentric group competitive strategy in action...
Slezkine ... understates the power of ethnocentrism and group competitiveness as unifying factors in Jewish history.
This competitiveness was of course notorious in Eastern Europe before the 1917 revolution. Slezkine ignores, or at least does not spell out, the extent to which Jews were willing agents of exploitative elites in traditional societies, not only in Europe, but in the Muslim world as well. Forming alliances with exploitative elites is arguably the most reliably recurrent theme observable in Jewish economic behavior over the ages.
Indeed, Slezkine shows that this pattern effectively continued in Russia after the Revolution: Jews became part of a new exploitative elite...
A major contribution of Slezkine’s book is to document that Communism was, indeed, “good for the Jews.” After the Revolution, there was active elimination of any remnants of the older order and their descendants...
Beyond the issue of demonstrating that the Jews benefited from the Revolution lies the more important question of their role in implementing it. Having achieved power and elite status, did their traditional hostility to the leaders of the old regime, and to the peasantry, contribute to the peculiarly ghastly character of the early Soviet era?
On this question, Slezkine’s contribution is decisive...
Jews were prominent among the Bolsheviks, and once the Revolution was underway, the vast majority of Russian Jews became sympathizers and active participants.
Jews were particularly visible in the cities and as leaders in the army and in the revolutionary councils and committees. For example, there were 23 Jews among 62 Bolsheviks in the All-Russian Central Executive Committee elected at the Second Congress of Soviets in October, 1917. Jews were leaders of the movement and to a great extent they were its public face.
Their presence was particularly notable at the top levels of the Cheka and OGPU (two successive acronyms for the secret police). Here Slezkine provides statistics on Jewish overrepresentation in these organizations, especially in supervisory roles, and quotes historian Leonard Shapiro’s comment that “anyone who had the misfortune to fall into the hands of the Cheka stood a very good chance of finding himself confronted with and possibly shot by a Jewish investigator.”
During the 1930s, Slezkine reports, the secret police, now known as the NKVD, “was one of the most Jewish of all Soviet institutions”, with 42 of the 111 top officials being Jewish. At this time 12 of the 20 NKVD directorates were headed by ethnic Jews, including those in charge of State Security, Police, Labor Camps, and Resettlement (deportation).
The Gulag was headed by ethnic Jews from its beginning in 1930 until the end of 1938, a period that encompasses the worst excesses of the Great Terror.
They were, in Slezkine’s remarkable phrase, “Stalin’s willing executioners”.
Slezkine appears to take a certain pride in the drama of the role of the Jews in Russia during these years. Thus he says they were “among the most exuberant crusaders against ‘bourgeois’ habits during the Great Transformation; the most disciplined advocates of socialist realism during the ‘Great Retreat’ (from revolutionary internationalism); and the most passionate prophets of faith, hope, and combat during the Great Patriotic War against the Nazis”.
Sometimes his juxtapositions between his descriptions of Jewish involvement in the horror of the early Soviet period and the life styles of the Jewish elite seem deliberately jarring. Lev Kopelev, a Jewish writer who witnessed and rationalized the Ukrainian famine in which millions died horrible deaths of starvation and disease as an “historical necessity” is quoted saying “You mustn’t give in to debilitating pity. We are the agents of historical necessity. We are fulfilling our revolutionary duty.”
On the next page, Slezkine describes the life of the largely Jewish elite in Moscow and Leningrad where they attended the theater, sent their children to the best schools, had peasant women (whose families were often the victims of mass murder) for nannies, spent weekends at pleasant dachas and vacationed at the Black Sea.
Again, Slezkine discusses the heavily Jewish NKVD and the Jewish leadership of the Great Terror of the 1930s. Then, he writes that in 1937 the prototypical Jewish State official “probably would have been living in elite housing in downtown Moscow . . . with access to special stores, a house in the country (dacha), and a live-in peasant nanny or maid”. He writes long and lovingly detailed sketches of life at the dachas of the elite—the “open verandas overlooking small gardens enclosed by picket fences…”
The reader is left on his own to recall the horrors of the Ukrainian famine, the liquidation of the Kulaks, and the Gulag.
Slezkine attempts to dodge the issue of the degree to which the horrors perpetrated by the early Soviet state were rooted in the traditional attitudes of the Jews who in fact played such an extensive role in their orchestration. He argues that the Jewish Communists were Communists, not Jews.
This does not survive factual analysis...
After World War II, in a process which remains somewhat obscure, the Russian majority began taking back their country. One method was “massive affirmative action” aimed at giving greater representation to underrepresented ethnic groups. Jews became targets of suspicion because of their ethnic status. They were barred from some elite institutions, and had their opportunities for advancement limited. Overt anti-Semitism was encouraged by the more covert official variety apparent in the limits on Jewish advancement.
Under these circumstances, Slezkine says that Jews became “in many ways, the core of the antiregime intelligentsia”. Applications to leave the USSR increased dramatically after Israel’s Six-Day War of 1967 which, as in the United States and Eastern Europe, resulted in an upsurge of Jewish identification and ethnic pride. The floodgates were eventually opened by Gorbachev in the late 1980s. By 1994, 1.2 million Soviet Jews had emigrated—43% of the total. By 2002, there were only 230,000 Jews remaining in the Russian Federation, 0.16% of the population.
Nevertheless these remaining Jews remain overrepresented among the elite. Six of the seven oligarchs who emerged in control of the Soviet economy and media in the period of de-nationalization of the 1990s were Jews...
Slezkine’s main point is that the most important factor for understanding the history of the 20th century is the rise of the Jews in the West and the Middle East, and their rise and decline in Russia. I think he is absolutely right about this.
If there is any lesson to be learned, it is that Jews not only became an elite in all these areas, they became a hostile elite—hostile to the traditional people and cultures of all three areas they came to dominate.
So far, the greatest human tragedies have occurred in the Soviet Union. But the presence of Israel in the Middle East is creating obvious dangers there. And alienation remains a potent motive for the disproportionate Jewish involvement in the transformation of the U.S. into a non-European society through non-traditional immigration.
Given this record of Jews as a very successful but hostile elite, it is possible that the continued demographic and cultural dominance of Western European peoples will not be retained, either in Europe or the United States, without a decline in Jewish influence.
But the lesson of the Soviet Union (as also Spain from the 15th–17th centuries) is that Jewish influence does wane as well as wax. Unlike the attitudes of the utopian ideologies of the 20th century, there is no end to history.
Kevin MacDonald is Professor of Psychology at California State University-Long Beach. This article is adapted from a longer review [pdf] published in the Fall 2005 issue of The Occidental Quarterly.
[Also by Kevin MacDonald: Thinking about Neoconservatism; Was the 1924 Immigration Cut-off “Racist”?; Immigration And The Unmentionable Question Of Ethnic Interests]
The following is taken from capitalhillblue.com :
GOP memo touts new terror attack as way to reverse party's decline
By DOUG THOMPSON Publisher, Capitol Hill Blue Nov 10, 2005.
A confidential memo circulating among senior Republican leaders suggests that a new attack by terrorists on U.S. soil could reverse the sagging fortunes of President George W. Bush as well as the GOP and "restore his image as a leader of the American people."
The closely-guarded memo lays out a list of scenarios to bring the Republican party back from the political brink, including a devastating attack by terrorists that could “validate” the President’s war on terror and allow Bush to “unite the country” in a “time of national shock and sorrow.”The memo says such a reversal in the President's fortunes could keep the party from losing control of Congress in the 2006 midterm elections.
GOP insiders who have seen the memo admit it’s a risky strategy and point out that such scenarios are “blue sky thinking” that often occurs in political planning sessions.
“The President’s popularity was at an all-time high following the 9/11 attacks,” admits one aide. “Americans band together at a time of crisis.”
Other Republicans, however, worry that such a scenario carries high risk, pointing out that an attack might suggest the President has not done enough to protect the country.
“We also have to face the fact that many Americans no longer trust the President,” says a longtime GOP strategist. “That makes it harder for him to become a rallying point.”
The memo outlines other scenarios, including:
~ Capture of Osama bin Laden (or proof that he is dead);
~A drastic turnaround in the economy;
~A "successful resolution" of the Iraq war.
GOP memos no longer talk of “victory” in Iraq but use the term “successful resolution.”
“A successful resolution would be us getting out intact and civil war not breaking out until after the midterm elections,” says one insider.
The memo circulates as Tuesday’s disastrous election defeats have left an already dysfunctional White House in chaos, West Wing insiders say, with shouting matches commonplace and the blame game escalating into open warfare.
“This place is like a high-school football locker room after the team lost the big game,” grumbles one Bush administration aide. “Everybody’s pissed and pointing the finger at blame at everybody else.”
Republican gubernatorial losses in Virginia and New Jersey deepened rifts between the Bush administration and Republicans who find the President radioactive. Arguments over whether or not the President should make a last-minute appearance in Virginia to try and help the sagging campaign fortunes of GOP candidate Jerry Kilgore raged until the minute Bush arrived at the rally in Richmond Monday night.
“Cooler heads tried to prevail,” one aide says. “Most knew an appearance by the President would hurt Kilgore rather than help him but (Karl) Rove rammed it through, convincing Bush that he had enough popularity left to make a difference.”
Bush didn’t have any popularity left. Overnight tracking polls showed Kilgore dropped three percentage points after the President’s appearance and Democrat Tim Kaine won on Tuesday.Conservative Pennsylvania Republican Senator Rick Santorum told radio talk show host Don Imus Wednesday that he does not want the President's help and will stay away from a Bush rally in his state on Friday.
The losses in Virginia and New Jersey, coupled with a resounding defeat of ballot initiatives backed by GOP governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in California have set off alarm klaxons throughout the demoralized Republican party. Pollsters privately tell GOP leaders that unless they stop the slide they could easily lose control of the House in the 2006 midterm elections and may lose the Senate as well.
“In 30 years of sampling public opinion, I’ve never seen such a freefall in public support,” admits one GOP pollster.Democratic pollster Geoffrey Garin says the usual tricks tried by Republicans no longer work.
"None of their old tricks worked," he says.Rep. Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) admits the GOP is a party mired in its rural base in a country that's becoming less and less rural.
"You play to your rural base, you pay a price," he says. "Our issues blew up in our face."
As Republican political strategists scramble to find a message – any message – that will ring true with voters, GOP leaders in Congress admit privately that control of their party by right-wing extremists makes their recovery all but impossible.
“We’ve made our bed with these people,” admits an aide to House Speaker Denny Hastert. “Now it’s the morning after and the hangover hurts like hell.”
Thursday, November 10, 2005
WMR has emphasized that the arson attacks are well planned, coordinated, and only plaguing the three major NATO countries that opposed the war in Iraq.
For that reason, European law enforcement and intelligence agencies should place 24x7 surveillance on Israeli diplomatic and intelligence personnel who may be engaged in "Lavon Affair" and "911" style false flag operations.
Such an operation aimed at Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez may have just been uncovered in Trinidad and Tobago.
Gwynne Dyer, 8 November 2005, in the Philadelphia Inquirer :
About half the kids burning cars and buildings are white, working- class, post-Christian French, and they get along with the black and Muslim kids just fine.
'Terror tape' given out at mosque
Police have launched an investigation into claims that video tapes and DVDs handed out at mosques in Dewsbury were being used to recruit terrorists.Posted Nov 9, 2005 09:35 AM PSTCategory: COVER-UP/DECEPTIONS
Criminy; can't these guys come up with an original idea?
This is just a replay of the infamous "Black Panther Coloring Book" distributed by the FBI to wreck public sympathy for the Panthers at a time when their agenda was simply breakfasts for the ghetto kids and local control of school curriculum.
Same shit; different assholes.
Radio Mayak, Moscow, original in Russian. BBC Monitoring - 2005-11-11:
For a very large number of players - for the Americans, for Israel, for Sharon, for the Egyptians - [Palestinian Minister of Civilian Affairs Muhammad] Dahlan would be the optimal player and politician to replace Abu-Mazin. In that sense, these explosions, and in particular the murder, as a result of one of the blasts, of Bashir Nafi, the Palestinian National Authority's military intelligence chief in the West Bank, is, from my point of view, a clearing of the way for Dahlan. http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle&code=20051113&articleId=1236
Xymphora: I think we can take as a given that the target of the bombs was the Palestinians, particularly the chief Palestinian spy, and the Chinese military officials. Besides killing the Palestinians, the bomb was intended to send a message to the Chinese that they shouldn't be dealing with the Palestinians
From the site of Kurt Nimmo: http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=119
Iraqi Patsy Confesses on TV
Sunday November 13th 2005.
Have a look at this image of a blown-out drop ceiling in the Amman Hyatt (or this image taken at the Radisson) and tell me the damage was the result of a suicide bomber wearing a vest strapped with explosives, as claimed.
No doubt such is possible—if the alleged suicide bomber was crawling around above the drop ceiling, an unlikely prospect at best.
In a concerted effort to put forward the fanciful suicide bomber story, the Jordanians paraded an Iraqi woman on television.
“The 35-year-old woman [Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi]—the sister of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi’s right-hand man who was killed by U.S. forces in Iraq—appeared on Jordanian state TV hours after she was captured by security forces who were tipped off by an al-Qaida claim that a husband-and-wife team participated in Wednesday’s bombings,” reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
Note how suicide bombings run in Arab families and go all the way up the al-Qaeda family totem pole to the dead Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. Obviously, these Arabs are dangerous nihilistic mental cases—or so the corporate media would have us believe.
It is sincerely perplexing the Jordanians knew nothing of the attacks and yet closed in on suspects within a matter of hours.
It is also perplexing why al-Rishawi’s bomb did not go off and she ran out of the hotel with frightened wedding guests—only to be captured (while other al-Qaeda terrorists blow themselves up as the police close in; see my post on the Bali bomber).
During the staged interview, al-Rishawi made sure to tell the world she is a would-be monster who would have targeted innocents if only her bomb had worked.
“There was a wedding in the hotel. There were women and children. My husband executed the attack. I tried to detonate and it failed.”
King Abdullah told NBC “that the targets were Jordanians, and that Jordanians and Palestinians were among the guests at the hotels,” according to the New York Times.
One of the alleged suicide bombers was identified as Safah Mohammed Ali, who was held in Fallujah in November, 2004, at approximately the same time the U.S. flattened and used chemical weapons on the Sunni city, killing resistance fighters, women, children, old people, and family pets.
"The spiritual leader of the rebel council that ruled Fallujah when it fell under insurgent control said in a phone interview that he remembered Ali as a fighter in the Black Banners Brigade. That Fallujah cell was led by Omar Hadid, a local insurgent who rose to prominence as a close associate of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the Jordanian-born leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. Hadid later died in clashes with the U.S. military," according to Knight Ridder.
Last November, the Detroit Free Press reported Omar Hussein Hadid was “technically al-Zarqawi’s underling but in fact the Iraqi face that allowed al-Zarqawi to remain there.”
Since al-Zarqawi is dead, this is either a propaganda fabrication, there is an actual person masquerading as al-Zarqawi, or Omar Hussein Hadid works for the false flag pseudo-gang terrorist group.
More than likely, the Black Banners Brigade is a black op terrorist group (the group is known for kidnapping contractors and truck drivers) and Safah Mohammed Ali was brainwashed, possibly when he was apprehended in Fallujah.
It is not explained why a member of the resistance in Fallujah was not sent immediately to Abu Ghraib for a prolonged session or torture and anal rape while wearing a pair of panties over his head.
But then, of course, Abu Ghraib is reserved for torturing and raping mostly innocent Iraqis, as between 70 and 90 percent of Iraqi detainees held there are innocent of any crime, according to the Red Cross.
On 12 October 2002, bombs exploded in Bali. On 16 October 2002, Indonesian police arrested a former Air Force officer who confessed to building the bomb. The confession may have been true.
A confession, probably fake, has been made about the Jordan Hotel Bomb.
The following is from http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/
With the video from Jordan showing a woman making shocking accusations, it is worth recalling the last time when a woman was shown on TV making shocking accusations.
The day after Iraq invaded Kuwait, the Kuwaitis living in the US hired the public relations firm Hill and Knowlton - a job worth $1 million a month...
The story of how Iraqi troops, in the first days of the invasion, went into Al-Adan hospital, tore the sick babies from incubators and left them on the cold floor to die was graphically told to Congress on November 1990 before the crucial vote to send US troops (passed by about 5 votes).
What the audience didn't know however was that the 15-year old girl who made the moving, tearful testimony was none other than Niyirah al-Sabah - daughter of the US Ambassador to Kuwait... Nurses (from Kuwait) claimed that they had never seen the girl before in their life.
The entire move towards the Gulf War had thus been motivated by a blatant lie. The girl had been "trained" by Hill and Knowlton... Andrew Whitley of Middle East Watch described the story as a fabrication but it took months for the truth to come out. http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/incubatorlie.html
The Jordan hotel blasts killed “the commander of the Palestinian Special Forces, Bashir Nafeh, Jihad Fatouh, the commercial attaché at the Palestinian Embassy in Cairo, and Mosab Khorma, deputy Chairman of Cairo-Amman Bank in the Palestinian territories and Col. Abed Allun, another high-ranking Preventive Security forces official, were also killed in the three nearly simultaneous suicide bombings on American-owned hotels.” http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=112
Some Chinese were also killed in the hotel blasts.
Kurt Nimmo writes http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=112 :
It is common knowledge the Chinese government is nurturing a relationship with the Palestinians and no doubt the Likudites hate this idea since they want the Palestinians to suffer in isolation in their Bantustan ghettoes the same way the Polish Jews suffered in the walled-up Warsaw ghetto.
Back in May, Abbas went to China and met with Chinese leaders including President Hu Jintao, Premier Wen Jiabao, and State Councilor Tang Jiaxuan. “The consensus reached by the two sides includes further developing mutually-beneficial and friendly cooperative relations, making joint efforts to push forward the Middle-East peace process, and so on.
As far as I know, China and Palestinian side signed five documents of cooperation during this visit, including China-Palestine agreement of economic and technological cooperation, agreement of economic, trade and technological cooperation.
China agreed to offer 50 million-worth economic aids and gratis, some aids in kind such as medical equipment, mobile houses and cultural and sports utilities,” according to a statement released by Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Kong Quan. Of course, this would put to waste the years of destruction inflicted on the Palestinians by the Israeli state and the IDF. Best send in the black op al-Zarqawi team to kill a few Chinese along with the important Palestinians.
Xymphora writes: http://xymphora.blogspot.com/2005/11/who-died-and-who-didnt-in-jordan.html
The Jordanian reaction, to blame it all on the same dead man the Americans use as the scapegoat in Iraq, is probably a reflection of the extremely close ties between the CIA and Jordan's General Intelligence Directorate. I think we can probably chalk this one up to the continuing battle between the Israelis and the Palestinians over who gets to be protected by China after the American Empire collapses under the weight of trying to build the Israeli Empire.
"A number of Israelis staying yesterday at the Radisson SAS were evacuated before the bombing by Jordanian security forces" - Haaretz.
According to the L A Times http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-bombings10nov10,0,2022733.story?coll=la-home-world :
The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that Israelis staying at the Radisson on Wednesday had been evacuated before the attacks and escorted back home...
Amos N. Guiora, a former senior Israeli counter-terrorism official, said in a phone interview with The Times that sources in Israel had also told him about the pre-attack evacuations... "The question that needs to be answered is why weren't the Jordanians working at the hotel similarly removed?"
First reports indicated a bomb was hidden above a suspended ceiling in the hotel in Jordan.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9980123/ :A blast at the Radisson hotel in the Jordanian capital Amman on Wednesday was caused by a bomb placed in a false ceiling, police sources at the scene told Reuters.
Later spin suggested that explosive belts had been used by suicide bombers.
Remember the spin about the Brazilian shot in London?
The innocent Brazilian de Menezes was shot on a tube train in London by British police. A plot by a secretive section of the military to kill De Menezes as part of a strategy of tension?Witnesses linked to the police claimed that de Menezes was wearing a heavy overcoat and had wires coming out of him. Later the police later forced to admit that de Menezes was not a terrorist, was not wearing a heavy coat, did not have wires coming out of him and was not acting suspiciously.
On 12 October 2002, bombs exploded near the Sari Club and the Padi Club in the heart of Kuta, in Bali. 202 people were killed and several hundred were injured. On Oct. 16 Indonesian police arrested a former Air Force officer who confessed to building the bomb.
A confession about the Jordan Hotel Bomb.
The following is taken from the Israeli Haaretz:
Scores dead in three Amman hotel bombings; Israelis evacuated before attack
By Yoav Stern and Zohar Blumenkrantz
Bombs rocked three hotels in Amman late last night, killing at least 57 people and wounding more than 115 in apparent suicide attacks. One of the hotels is known to be popular with Israeli tourists.
"There were three terrorist attacks on the Grand Hyatt, Radisson SAS and Days Inn hotels, and it is believed that the blasts were suicide bombings," police spokesman Major Bashir al-Da'aja told The Associated Press. He declined to elaborate.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks.
A police official said the attacks were simultaneous and hit minutes before 9 P.M. in two districts in the Jordanian capital, including the commercial area of Jebel Amman and Al-Rabiyeh, which houses the Israeli Embassy.
A number of Israelis staying yesterday at the Radisson SAS were evacuated before the bombing by Jordanian security forces, apparently due to a specific security alert. They were escorted back to Israel by security personnel.
The Foreign Ministry stated yesterday that no Israeli tourists are known to have been injured in the blasts. Representatives of Israel's embassy in Amman were I contact with local authorities to examine any report of injured Israelis, but none were received. There are often a number of Israeli businessman and tourists in Amman, including in the hotels hit yesterday.
Israel's counter-terror headquarters yesterday recommended Israeli citizens not travel in Jordan. Travel recommendations regarding Jordan were tightened a few months ago, but many Israelis still visit the country. Many also visit other regions such as the Jordanian Arava and the ancient city of Petra.
The first bomber, at 8:50 P.M. local time, struck the Grand Hyatt, completely shattering the stone entrance. An AP reporter saw at least seven bodies removed from the hotel and many more wounded carried out on stretchers.
CNN reported an eyewitness saying the Jordanian prime minister's car was at the Grand Hyatt at the time of the blast.
Police said a second explosion hit the nearby Radisson SAS hotel, where about 250 people were attending a wedding reception. At least five were killed and at least 20 wounded in that blast, believed to have been caused by a bomb placed in a false ceiling, police sources at the scene told Reuters....
Palestinian spy chief killed in blast
From: Agence France-PresseNovember 10, 2005
THE head of the Palestinian intelligence services, Bashir Nafeh, was among those killed in a blast that shook a hotel in the Jordanian capital, a top Palestinian diplomat said.
"Bashir Nafeh was killed in the attack on the Grand Hyatt hotel," charge d'affaires Atallah Khairy said.
July 7, 2005 Associated Press
Netanyahu Changed Plans Due to Warning
By AMY TEIBEL, Associated Press Writer Thu Jul 7, 7:14 AM ET
JERUSALEM - British police told the Israeli Embassy in London minutes before Thursday's explosions that they had received warnings of possible terror attacks in the city, a senior Israeli official said.
Benjamin Netanyahu had planned to attend an economic conference in ahotel over the subway stop where one of the blasts occurred, and the warning prompted him to stay in his hotel room instead, government officials said. Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said he wasn't aware of any Israeli casualties.
Just before the blasts, Scotland Yard called the security officer at the Israeli Embassy to say they had received warnings of possible attacks, the official said. He did not say whether British police made any link to the economic conference...
Odigo says workers were warned of attack
By Yuval Dror
Odigo, the instant messaging service, says that two of its workers received messages two hours before the Twin Towers attack on September 11 predicting the attack would happen, and the company has been cooperating with Israeli and American law enforcement, including the FBI, in trying to find the original sender of the message predicting the attack.
Micha Macover, CEO of the company, said the two workers received the messages and immediately after the terror attack informed the company's management, which immediately contacted the Israeli security services, which brought in the FBI."I have no idea why the message was sent to these two workers, who don't know the sender.
It may just have been someone who was joking and turned out they accidentally got it right. And I don't know if our information was useful in any of the arrests the FBI has made," said Macover.
Odigo is a U.S.-based company whose headquarters are in New York, with offices in Herzliya.As an instant messaging service, Odigo users are not limited to sending messages only to people on their "buddy" list, as is the case with ICQ, the other well-known Israeli instant messaging application.
Odigo usually zealously protects the privacy of its registered users, said Macover, but in this case the company took the initiative to provide the law enforcement services with the originating Internet Presence address of the message, so the FBI could track down the Internet Service Provider, and the actual sender of the original message.
Wednesday, November 09, 2005
Tony Blair has been defeated on the 90 day detention bill.
Sir Ian Blair, the UK's most senior police officer, has said:
"There are people out there at this moment plotting mass atrocities without warning. I do believe in these circumstances the state has a duty to provide all the protection it can."
People out there? Was Sir Ian referring to members of the security services of certain countries? Was he referring to the bombing of civilians in Iraq and in Afghanistan?
Papon was chief of police in Paris in October 1961 when around 300 civilians were murdered by the Paris Police.
In 1943 Papon helped organise the deportation of 1,690 Jews (including 223 children) to Nazi Germany.
According to The Independent:
On 17 October 1961, Paris police, led by a former Vichy minister, Maurice Papon, killed up to 300 protesting Algerians. Some were hurled, still alive, into the Seine.
The sequence of events has not been established, but at the core is an allegation that Papon, also accused of deporting more than 1,600 Jews to death camps during the war, gave police clearance to attack the protesters and dump them into the river. After a curfew was imposed in Paris following the murder of 11 police officers by nationalists, up to 40,000 Algerians arrived in the city centre. At the Pont de la Concorde Metro station police began striking people over the head with clubs.
Saad Ouazene, then a 29-year-old foundry worker and an organiser for the Algerian National Liberation Front, had his skull fractured. "I saw people collapse in pools of blood. Some were beaten to death," he said. "The bodies were thrown onto lorries and tossed into the Seine from the Pont de la Concorde."
Some 50 people were clubbed to death in the courtyard of the Paris police headquarters, according to the testimony of a number of shocked policemen.
Police records reveal that Papon, who was on the scene and later in the command post, told officers they must be "subversive" in the war. "You will be covered, I give you my word," he said.
After the massacre, dozens of bodies were taken from the Seine as far downriver as Rouen.
Attempts to publicise the massacre were censored. Jean-Paul Sartre called it a pogrom in Les Temps Moderne. Papon had the edition pulped.
It has long been alleged that Papon had tacit government backing. There has never been a full enquiry and the archives remain closed.
Papon, now aged 95, was jailed in 1999 for complicity in crimes against humanity. He was released in 2002.
Over a million Algerians died in the struggle to liberate their country from French colonial rule.
Fake terror in Algeria; the US military in Algeria; oil in Algeria.
Tuesday, November 08, 2005
The Blair Government and the Sun newspaper fooled the less well-educated sections of the UK public.
Now Blair and the Sun want 90 day detention for 'terror suspects'. Blair and the Sun are hoping to fool the British public into thinking that this police-state measure will make them safer.
Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, has admitted that MI5 did not request a new law allowing terror suspects be detained without charge for up to 90 days - directly contradicting Tony Blair, the Prime Minister. http://news.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=2191412005
Blair and the Sun are wrong about 90 day detention.
Amnesty International's Stephen Bowen said of the measure in the new Terror Bill: "Tearing up rights and freedoms that date back to the Magna Carta will only hand a victory to criminals who carry out atrocities like those of July 7." http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=16241375&method=full&siteid=94762&headline=blair-s-90-day-law-is--victory-for-terror---name_page.html
According to The Mirror:
Eric Metcalfe, of human rights group Justice, said: "Ninety days' detention without charge will make the UK weaker, not safer.
"The duty of the Government is not only to protect the lives of its citizens but also their freedoms. The ill-considered measures in this Bill put both at risk."
Even the Government's terror watchdog, Lord Carlile, said the law could be open to challenge under the European Human Rights Act.
Meanwhile a Government dossier outlining how other Western countries deal with potential threats backfired as officials had to acknowledge that none of the other countries surveyed had powers to detain suspects for 90 days.
The dossier showed the maximum detention period pre-charge in Australia is 168 hours.
In France it is four days and 13 in Spain.
Lib Dem home affairs spokesman Mark Oaten said: "This paper undermines the Government case."
Suspects can currently be held for up to 14 days without charge in Britain.
Who are the terrorists?
9/11 Revealed: Challenging the Facts behind the War on Terror by Ian Henshall and Rowland Morganhttp://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2102-1757744,00.html
Police chief- Lockerbie evidence was faked
Fake terror in Algeria; the US military in Algeria; oil in Algeria.
9 11 Revealed - The Daily Mail
Bristol Evening Post report on David Shayler's claims that 9 11 was the work of elements of the US government and that Blair worked for MI5
London bombs: former UK cabinet minister Meacher says MI6 is trying to cover its tracks.
Bruce Lait - I don't remember anybody being where the bomb was, or any bag.
The Independent newspaper, 8 November 2005, looks at China.
The Independent points out:
1. China executes about 10,000 people a year. Amnesty International says that in any three-month period, it kills more of its people than the rest of the world does over three years.
Innocent people are frequently killed. Most executions take place after sentences are imposed at rallies in front of massive crowds.
2. In Tibet, disappearances and torture of supporters of the Dalai Lama are commonplace.
3. Police psychiatrists systematically misdiagnose political dissidents, religious nonconformists, persistent complainers and petitioners, independent trade unionists, and whistleblowers against corruption as being "dangerously mentally ill". They are "treated" at mental asylums.
4. China is now the third or fourth mightiest military power in the world. There has been sabre-rattling against Taiwan and even Japan.
5. In the mostly Muslim autonomous region of Xinjiang, detainees are beaten with shackles, given electric shocks, and kicked unconscious.
6. China's drive for coal-fired power stations is vastly increasing the world output of greenhouse gases, and it is resisting limits. Within 20 years, its output will dwarf any cuts the rest of the world can make.
7. Freedom of thought, conscience and religion are restricted. Google has agreed to Beijing demands to exclude 'objectionable' links. Microsoft stops internet users searching for the words for democracy, freedom, human rights or demonstration.
Tony Blair and his New Labour Party are no doubt fans of the political system in China.
From The Sunday Times, 9 October 2005:
One of the army’s most secretive special forces units is facing allegations of sex discrimination and bullying from a female corporal who accuses some of its soldiers of using a picture of her for live target practice.
Corporal Leah Mates, 30, from Calne, Wiltshire, will tell an employment tribunal next month that she was so worried by the incident, involving other members of the Det, a top secret Northern Ireland surveillance unit, that she feared for her life...
The Det is already under scrutiny for its involvement in the surveillance operation in London in July that led to the killing by armed police of the Brazilian Jean Charles de Menezes, who was wrongly believed to be a terrorist.
The Det is now being absorbed into the new Special Reconnaissance Regiment, which is at the forefront of the war on terrorism...
The most serious incident while she was serving with JCUNI came in November 2002 on the unit’s firing range. Three male soldiers, including an NCO who was about to take over as her immediate boss, had drawn a picture of her with her name on it on a target they were using for firearms practice.
“The applicant took the target incident to be a direct threat to her life,” her tribunal application states. “She began to suffer sleeplessness, loss of appetite, headaches and loss of breath.
“She felt depressed and stressed. The applicant felt unable to seek medical advice as this would result in her being relieved of her duties.”
After the NCO involved in the target incident took over as her boss, she began to find graffiti about herself on the desks. “She found comments such as ‘Leah is a rat-head’, ‘F*** you Leah’ and ‘Leah is a cow’,” the application states.
In February 2003 her commander saw graffiti about her in the unit bar that said: “Leah is a dog. Tick here if Leah is a dog.”
...She claims that while serving as a lance-corporal in the Balkans in June 1999 she was forced to sleep as the only woman in a tent with seven male soldiers in her section. On another occasion, a corporal who had shared the tent sat down next to Mates as she was working and allegedly ran his hand down her thigh and back. Other soldiers called her “chipboard chest” in a jibe at the size of her breasts, she maintains.
The Deepcut 'murders'.
At a UK army base, four young soldiers died violently and their deaths 'were covered up by the Army and the government'. http://blogs.warwick.ac.uk/ajtaylor/entry/military_secrets/
The Army insisted that all the deaths were suicide 'but it is hard to understand how five gunshot wounds to the chest can be self inflicted, or how the body can then drag itself across the base.'
Q&A: The Deepcut mystery
Deepcut & Beyond http://freespace.virgin.net/lynn.farr/Deepcut%20&%20Beyond.htm
was formed on 11th November 2003 in response of nearly 50 families of soldiers that have died in noncombat situations in coming forward and joining together.
The Daily Express, 8 November 2005, reports on claims Tony Blair's son Leo was taken abroad for single vaccinations instead of the triple MMR jab.
"Dr laurence Gerlis, a friend of the Prime Minister, told two mothers the youngster had travelled to France for separate injections amid concern over the safety of the triple jab..."
The following is taken from:
The Right, the Cross and the CIA: Immaculate Deception
by W. E. Guman
December 24, 2004
In a 1992 CNN interview with Larry King on "Reagan, the Pope, Solidarity and the Fall of Communism," Time Magazine's Carl Bernstein made a stunning assertion: the Vatican had offered to help buttress Poland's ailing pro-Western Solidarity Party and prop up Lech Walesa's torpid presidency in exchange for a stiffening of conservative values and the establishment of the Christian Right as a viable political force in the U.S.
Investigations by this writer a year earlier into state-sponsored massacres of Guatemalan and Honduran street children, hinted that a political "fifth column" had indeed taken root in the U.S. and simultaneously sprouted in Central America where U.S. strategic interests continue to be guarded by U.S.-installed puppet regimes.
Credible sources that spoke on condition of anonymity added convincing evidence to rumors that politicians, intelligence agencies, religious leaders, charitable organizations and multinational corporations were engaged in a hemispheric cabal aimed at harmonizing global evangelical interests with U.S. foreign policy objectives.
The authors of this stratagem -- now overt and in full bloom in America -- include an oddball assortment of powerful confederates.
Chief among them is Robert Macauley, founder of AmeriCares, the New Canaan, Connecticut-based relief agency (and childhood buddy of George Bush, Sr.);
the Knights of Malta (the Vatican's mouthpiece, a patron of the CIA and a regular conduit into Latin America);
and W. R. Grace CEO, J. Peter Grace, a man associated with CIA-engineered coups and the scuttling of American labor unions. Grace, who referred to former New York governor, Mario Cuomo, as a "homo," and former New York City Mayor David Dinkins as a "pinkins," also had a fondness for war criminals. In 1958, in defiance of U.S. law, he helped Dr. Otto Ambros, the developer of Zyklon-B gas used in extermination camps, immigrate to the U.S. Convicted at the Nuremberg trials of mass murder and supplying slave labor, Ambos was hired by Grace as a "consultant."
What do Macauley, Grace, Buchanan and the Knights of Malta have in common?
All have close ties to the CIA.
All profess a strong penchant for conservative religious causes.
AmeriCares, whose declared mission is to offer worldwide relief "regardless of race, religion of political persuasion," has funded and taken part in U.S.-engineered armed conflicts and routinely flew its armada into ideological battlefields directly linked to U.S. strategic interests.
It steadfastly withheld disaster relief to nations it deemed not sufficiently pro-American.
The Knights of Malta is a 900-year-old fellowship modeled after an ancient order of soldier-monks who merrily slaughtered thousands of "infidels." The KoM is dedicated to "inculcating lessons in chivalry and courage, and inspire a militant spirit in opposition to all non-Christian ideologies and powers."
The American branch of the KoM counts among its members former CIA directors William Casey and John McCone.
McCone is remembered as the architect of the bloody 1973 military coup in Chile.
Others include former CIA chief of counterintelligence, James Jesus Angleton; William and James Buckley; Alexander Haig; former treasury secretary William Simon (and his son, Bill Simon) and rabid critic of John Kerry, former Senator, Admiral Jeremiah Denton, who sponsored a bill allowing U.S. Air Force transports to ship goods for AmeriCares, a privilege accorded no other relief organization.
Twelve years after the CNN interview, the religious right, once regarded as a pesky but harmless aberration, has since consecrated the marriage between politics and religion.
The offspring of this aberrant union -- resentment and distrust for the religious right's regressive and unyielding agenda -- will have sad historical consequences on a nation that has always taken pride in the tolerance, enlightenment and magnanimity of its people.
Stridently opposed to reproductive rights and stem cell research, misogynous, homophobic, jingoistic and eager to crush free thought and secularism, the religious right, aided and abetted by America's clandestine services, is dangerously out of touch with the aspirations of this nation's pluralistic majority. H.L. Mencken defined faith as the illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable. The religious right has taken faith to another level. It is now exploiting it as an instrument of national partition and discord.
W. E. Gutman is a veteran journalist. He lives in southern California.
CIA, Nazis & the Republican Party
On 8 November 2005, Australian police arrested 17 people in Sydney and Melbourne for allegedly stockpiling explosive chemicals for use in a terrorist attack.
Reportedly, a force of 400 police and intelligence officers used helicopters with searchlights in raids on 22 properties in Sydney and Melbourne after a 16-month investigation.
The government in October 2005 passed tougher laws to combat terrorists through parliament .
Australia has soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Abdul Rakib Hasan, 36, Khaled Sharrouf, 24, Khaled Cheikho, 32, Moustafa Cheikho, 28, Mirsad Mulahalilovic, 29, Mazen Touma, 25 and Mohamed Ali Elomar, 40, were charged in Sydney's Central Local Court with preparing or planning a terrorist attack, court spokesman Angus Hunstdale said.
They did not appear in court and did not apply for bail, Hunstdale said. They are due to reappear via video link in the Sydney court on Nov. 11.
Another suspect was shot during the raids at Green Valley, a suburb southwest of Sydney, Australian Justice Minister Chris Ellison said. The man underwent surgery in a Sydney hospital and is in a critical condition, Ellison said. The man, who hasn't been charged, is under police guard, Liverpool Hospital said.
The nine people arrested in Melbourne include Muslim cleric Abu Bakr, prosecutor Richard Maidment told the Melbourne Magistrate's Court, according to the Herald Sun newspaper's Web site.
Bakr has publicly stated his support for al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. (Al CIAda was once linked to the late Osama)
All the detainees face charges including conspiracy to commit a terrorist act, being a member of a terrorist group and directing a terrorist organization, which carries a 25-year jail term, Moroney said.
The chemicals found were similar to those discovered in explosives used in attacks in London on July 7, Moroney said.
``The linkages appear to be common in terms of the chemicals that have been used in London and the chemicals we will allege were being gathered here,'' he said.
Australians were among the 202 people who died in bomb explosions in Bali in October 2002, which was Indonesia's worst terrorist attack. In 2005, Australians were also among 20 people killed in Bali.
Nine people were killed in a bomb attack outside Australia's embassy in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, in September 2004.
Indonesia has blamed Jemaah Islamiyah, a Southeast Asian terrorist group linked to the al-Qaeda network, for bombings in the country.
Double Agents - Militants Beware
In 1605 the UK government claimed to have uncovered a plot to blow up parliament.
Some historians do not believe the government version of the Gunpowder Plot.
Some historians have argued that the conspiracy was really devised by King James's spy-master, Robert Cecil.
It is argued that Cecil wanted to have an excuse to clamp down on Catholics and take more land and money from them.
Many people, when told about the Gunpowder Plot, agreed to Cecil's plans to pass a series of laws persecuting Catholics.Some historians suggest that Cecil blackmailed Robert Catesby into organising the plot.
Back in 1605, rumours circulated that Francis Tresham, a probable double agent who knew too much, had been poisoned while being held captive in the Tower of London.
There is one theory that Tresham was allowed to escape to Spain where he travelled under the name of Matthew Brunninge.
Information on Tresham:
The Gunpowder Plot of 1605:The official story of the gunpowder plot does not make sense.
The 'confessions' were obtained under torture.
Why would the Catholic plotters have wanted to blow up parliament when it housed not only Protestants but also all the country's leading Catholics?
Elizabeth, James' Protestant daughter, was was due to take over, if the plotters succeeded.
Why would the Catholic plotters want Elizabeth on the throne?
The government had a monopoly on gunpowder and it was stored in places like the Tower of London.
How did the conspirators get hold of 36 barrels of gunpowder without drawing attention to themselves?
How was the gunpowder moved across London from the Tower of London to Westminster (at least two miles distant) without anyone seeing it?
The River Thames would not have been used as it could have lead to the gunpowder becoming damp and useless.
Thirty six barrels would have been a sizeable quantity to move without causing suspicion.
Why were men who were known to be Catholics allowed to rent out a house so near to the Houses of Parliament?
How did they move 36 barrels from that house to the cellar of the Houses of Parliament without anyone noticing?
Why, for the first time in history, was there a search of Parliament's cellars that conveniently found Guy Fawkes?
Why was the soldier who killed the plotters Catesby and Percy at Holbeech House in the Midlands, given such a large pension for life (10p a day for life) when their arrest and torture was more desirable so that the names of any other conspirators might be found out?
The plotters were all known to the authorities.
Winter and Percy were actually paid by the government as double-agents!
They didn't notice anything suspicious when the date of opening parliament was changed to the 4th November 'The King's Day'. It was normally the end of October.
They could have escaped while Fawkes was being questioned but they all went to hide in the house of Robert Catesby!
From Channel 4:
The Monteagle letter
A member of the House of Lords, Lord Monteagle, a closet Catholic, received a letter warning him not to attend parliament.
Monteagle was married to Robert Catesby's first cousin Elizabeth Tresham.
On 26 October, he was handed an anonymous letter that had been delivered to one of his servants by a mysterious stranger.
It urged Monteagle to 'Retire yourself into the country for ... they shall receive a terrible blow this Parliament and yet they shall not see who hurts them.'
By his own account, Monteagle immediately took the letter to James I's spymaster, Robert Cecil, earl of Salisbury.
On Friday, 1 November, Cecil showed it to his royal master, who had been away on a hunting trip.
The following day, the decision was taken to search the Houses of Parliament 'above and below' – but two more days passed before this was done.
After the discovery of the plot, Monteagle received land and a pension worth £500 a year.
Who wrote the Monteagle letter?
The balance of opinion is that it was a concocted document, but we will never know exactly by whom.
It was truly a 'dark and doubtful' communication, possibly fabricated by Monteagle himself with the connivance of Cecil.
Certainly Cecil's leisurely approach to interpreting its meaning and showing it to the king suggest his complicity.
If, as Father Gerard thinks (and he is not at all alone in his opinion), the government knew of the plot for some time before Monteagle's letter and yet allowed it to proceed, from that time it was no longer a conspiracy against the crown, but a conspiracy of the crown against political adversaries, whom they were luring on, by some agent provocateur, to their doom.
In the case of the Babington Plot, indeed, we have direct proof that this was done in the letters of the provocateurs themselves.
Whitlam dismissed the head of ASIS because he had been secretly assisting the CIA
CIA control of Australia?
Monday, November 07, 2005
November 6, 2005
Neo-con/fascist provocateurs behind French riots?
As is the case with other European countries where fascist and Islamist fundamentalist forces have joined forces, there is increasing evidence that the riots that have swept France for a week and a half have been far more than spontaneous reactions to the electrocution at a Paris electrical sub-station of two Muslim teens who were escaping police.
With an ailing President Jacques Chirac stepping down in 2007, the battle lines have been drawn between two conservative presidential candidates - Interior Minister Nicolas Sarzoky (nicknamed "Sarko"), a confirmed neo-con in the tradition of fellow travelers in Italy, Britain, Denmark, the Netherlands, Israel, and Spain, and Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin.
Sarkozy has inflamed Muslims and other minorities in France by describing ghetto youths in broad pejorative terms such as "riff-raff" and "scum." While Sarkozy has inflamed the situation with his anti-immigrant rhetoric, de Villepin has sought to mollify the situation by not wanting to overreact and create more turmoil.
However, with rioting spreading beyond Paris to the north and south of the country and extending beyond young Muslims to unemployed African, Afro-Caribbean, and white young people, the situation is being used by Sarkozy to blame "Jihadist conspiracists" for coordinating the rioting.
Sarkozy has strong links to the Likud Party in Israel and the neo-cons in the Bush administration and the Blair government in London.
The neo-con media conglomerates such as Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation and the Hollinger Group are blaming the violence on France's relative tolerance of its large Muslim population.
The neo-con media is also playing up reports that French rioters are proclaiming that they are turning Paris into "Baghdad."
The always reprehensible neo-con racist Mark Steyn, who pens his vile hate-filled garbage for the Chicago Sun Times and other neo-con rags, writes that the rioting youths are not really French but Arabs taking advantage of Jacques Chirac's "weakness" on Iraq.
Funny, but this editor never met too many Arabs from Cayenne, Fort-de-France, Basse-Terre, Abidjan, Antananarivo, Porto Novo, or Brazzaville. Too bad about the neo-cons, geography and history don't seem to be their strong points. Racist talking points, on the other hand, are their stock in trade.
Neo-con game plan? Turning Paris into Baghdad
What is happening in France has all the signs of yet another possible neo-con "false flag" operation in the same category as the Niger fraudulent uranium documents, the provocative actions of Israeli agents in New Jersey who were dressed up as Arabs during the morning of 9-11, unexplained Spanish and British government activities surrounding the train bombings in Madrid and London, and recent deadly bombings in Delhi during Hindu and Muslim holidays attributed to a previously unknown Kashmiri group.
The neo-cons have been unhappy about India's Congress government (a government the neo-cons are trying to link to the UN Oil-for-Food scandal), which unlike the previous Hindu nationalist government, is making peace overtures to neighboring Pakistan.
As with France, India immediately suspected closely coordinated planning in the bombings and sought to analyze intercepts of thousands of cell phone calls placed in the Indian capital shortly before the bombings.
The French politician who benefits the most from this explosion of violence in a country where Muslim citizens constitute a significant minority is Sarkozy.
The losers stand to be de Villepin's faction of the Gaullist RPR party and a newly-resurgent Socialist Party, which rejects the neo-con international agenda.
It is not coincidental that the rioting is mainly plaguing cities and towns governed by Socialist and Communist mayors -- leaders who are now caught between addressing the social problems that helped spark the violence and responding to calls for a return to law and order.
The Socialists, Greens, and Communists are charging Sarkozy with inciting greater violence and then failing to respond to it adequately, thus ensuring the rioting would spread beyond mainly Muslim areas in Paris to wealthier Parisian neighborhoods and beyond Paris to Rouen, Lille, Nice, Dijon, Strasbourg, Marseille, Bordeaux, Rennes, Pau, Orleans, and Toulouse.
Later, the closely coordinated rioting spread further to Lyon, Roubaix, Avignon, Saint-Dizier, Drancy, Evreux, Nantes, Dunkirk, Montpellier, Valenciennes, Cannes, and Tourcoing.
As in Italy, Britain, Switzerland, and Germany, there are strong links in France between Islamist fundamentalist provocateurs and neo-Nazis.
For example, French National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen is close to Achmed Huber, formerly of Al Taqwa, a Swiss and Italian financial group linked by the United States Treasury Department to Al Qaeda.
Informed sources in Germany and the United States have also linked Huber to the activities of Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega during the Iran-Contra covert operations conducted by the Reagan-Bush administration.
Interestingly, French intelligence and law enforcement are reporting that the riots in France involve international narcotics smugglers.
The possibility that neo-cons and their fascist allies are manipulating the violence in France to their own advantage has the net result of bringing France into the neo-cons' oft-stated goal of a "Clash of Civilizations" between the West and the Muslim world.
The likes of Mark Steyn are already insidiously referring to the Frankish-Muslim 732 Battle of Tours between a Moorish army and the forces of Charles Martel.
Other neo-con propaganda outlets are echoing the words "Vichy" for the French government.
It is all very transparent who is behind instigating the violence now sweeping France.
Reasonable political leaders in France should realize that the riots in France are being used to ratchet up tensions in Europe and distract attention away from recent reports of US secret prison camps and torture centers in Eastern Europe and additional proof that the neo-cons conspired to push the United States into a disastrous war in Iraq.
Already, the neo-con media is blaming the violence in France on Islamic terrorists -- a stock phrase for the neo-cons in Washington, London, Jerusalem, Rome, and the French Interior Ministry allies of Sarkozy.
However, most of the rioters, mostly from North Africa and Western Africa, are not even practicing Muslims, making the possibility of "Fifth Column" provocateurs being behind the violence all the more likely.
French officials are increasingly suggesting that the violence has been closely coordinated and that the primary targets -- trains, police stations, youth centers, banks, libraries, post offices, municipal buildings, schools -- have all been connected to the French government and not to ethnic or religious groups.
Muslim rioting has also spread to Arhus, Denmark and police in predominantly Muslim neighborhoods in Brussels are on full alert.
The Danish rioting conveniently broke out as a parliamentary inquiry is due to get underway on the lying by the neo-con influenced government of Anders Fogh Rasmussen on bogus Iraqi WMD intelligence.
Neo-con media organs in Europe and North America are suspiciously blaming the Muslim violence on Europe's "welfare state."
The National Security Agency and other signals intelligence agencies that monitor French communications are likely in possession of intercepts that would point to interesting outside interference in coordinating and promoting the French violence and the resultant counter-actions by Sarkozy.
It would be interesting to read the transcripts of Sarkozy's recent telephone conversations with his co-ideologists in Washington, London, Brussels, Jerusalem, and Rome.
A few years ago, a senior inspector with the French DST (FBI) told this editor that his agency's wiretaps of Richard Perle's home in the south of France had yielded some interesting information, all of which was passed to the FBI in Washington.
Perhaps it is time that raw intercepts of international phone calls and e-mail among the neo-cons be leaked in order to hang them using their own past tactics. With their fingerprints beginning to appear on the French rioting, the neo-cons are proving that they will not be put down easily.
Late News -- November 6, 2005 -- Well planned rioting continued for the 11th straight night throughout France. Rioting spread to Dreux, Every, Saint-Etienne, Picardie, Grigny, Draveil, Pierrefitte, and neighborhoods of Paris which had not yet experienced violence.
For the first time, French police were fired upon, with several wounded. There were also coordinated calls on the Internet for youths to join in attacks in cities and towns that had not yet seen rioting. There were also fears that the violence would soon spill across the French borders to Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, and the mini-states of Andorra and Monaco on the French periphery.
Meanwhile, the global neo-con media could hardly contain their glee over the violence in France.