Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Mumbai Attacks and the Militaries of the USA, India and Pakistan

Taj, Mumbai, 2008

The CIA, and its friends, may have used Pakistani military officers in the November 2008 attack on Mumbai?

India claims that Pakistani officers have links to the Mumbai shootings.

Pakistani Army colonel 'was involved' in Mumbai terror attacks / Pakistani officers helped plan Mumbai attacks, says India

1. Why?

The Bombay attacks killed the police officers who had uncovered links between terrorists and elements of the Indian military!

"The Mumbai Anti Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare and other officers of the Anti Terrorism Squad have been killed.

"These were the same people who were investigating the Malegaon Blasts – in which Praggya Singh, an (Indian) army officer and several other noted personalities of the (right-wing 'fascist') BJP-RSS-Bajrang Dal-VHP were arrested." - CIA ATTACKS BOMBAY? CIA WANTS INDIA TO HELP IN ATTACK ON PAKISTAN

On 8 November, 2008, the Maharashtra Anti Terror Squad revealed that Lt Colonel Srikant Purohit of the Indian military was involved in a blast that killed people in Malegaon in September 2007.

The Anti Terror Squad indicts Purohit for supplying the RDX used in the blasts. (ATS Investigations show Purohit procured RDX /Indian officer held over blasts )

The Anti Terror Squad has also found out that Purohit attended secret meetings of the 'fascist' Hindu group Abhinav Bharat.Now it is being reported that Lt Col Srikant Prasad Purohit, the Army officer arrested in the Malegaon case, was involved in other blasts as well. (More detained as Purohit probe spreads to blast in Nanded 2006 )


Patsy?

2. The CIA appears to have control over certain people within the Pakistan military?

According to the 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 in the USA on 4 September 2001 and, over the days that followed, had regular consultations with his counterparts at the CIA and Pentagon.

A CBS Report on US TV by Dan Rather and Barry Petersen, 28 Jan 2002, suggested that Osama bin Laden was in a Pakistani Military hospital in Rawalpindi on 10th September 2001, the day before the Attacks on America.The Pakistani military HQ in Rawalpindi is used by resident US military and intelligence advisers, who routinely report to Washington.Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Are top people in the Pakistan government involved with the CIA and Mossad?

PAKISTAN'S SPOOKY REHMAN MALIK

3. In 2008, US national Ken Haywood, reportedly with the help of the US embassy, fled from India. (Cached)

He was being investigated for terrorism.

Ken Haywood's computer was used to send a "terrorist" e-mail minutes before bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, in July 2008.

Reportedly, Haywood has links to Abdur Subhan Qureshi, alias Taufique Bilal and Tauqir, reportedly the top terrorist in India.

Haywood returned to India in September 2008. (Ahmedabad blasts: Ken Haywood arrives in India 11 Sep 2008, 0215 hrs IST, C Unnikrishnan,TNN)

Photo of Bombay by Wen-Yan King

In India, Haywood works for a firm called Campbell White, suspected of being a front for the CIA.

Haywood doesn't feature on its list of employees. (Cached)

The Indian Express reported on 14 August 2008 that the company's Mumbai office 'is located in two small adjoining rented rooms on the ground floor of Sanpada railway station complex', and that 'the two rooms also serve as prayer rooms for Potter's House... part of the Christian Fellowship Ministries based in Arizona.'

Duplex in Wadala

A Post at 'Consortium of Indian Defence Websites' (Cached), 20 Aug 2008:

"Haywood's fleeing immediately after the cracking of the Gujarat blasts and capture of the perpetrators is most suspicious.

"His escape resembles that of our ex-R&AW traitor,who also escaped with alleged US help.

"It also indicates that we may have in our intelligence services moles/informants working for foreign agencies tipping off agents within the country.

"However,the fact the Haywood was working for a bogus 'missionary' outfit is doubly alarming.

"The role of US so-called missionaries/evangelical groups in India is very controversial,for they are playing a dual role in agressive conversions as well as being part of the CIA destabilisation plan for India.

"Tehelka a few years ago revealed the fact that over 100 US so-called "Christian" evangelical groups/organisations were in fact bogus and part of Bush's CIA network.

"The question that now looms large in the mind is what connection exits between the CIA and the SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia) sponsored terrorists?

"Is SIMI actually a CIA operation?

"Does the Islamist terrror in India have a CIA-ISI background.

"Given the cosy relationship that the ISI and the CIA have had for decades and the termemndous importance and preferential treatment that Pak receives in comparison with India,it stands to reason that a sinister destabilisation operation is on to weaken India, especially at a time when we have the weakest ever puppet PM and his govt. in power."

4. Someone seems to be stirring up trouble in Pakistan.

Pakistan Appeals for Calm as Opposition Protests Ban on Sharif

Fire erupts in Pakistan Marriott hotel

5. Look at the map below:
The above map first appeared among American neoconservatives.

It was used in an article by Ralph Peters entitled "Blood Borders: How a Better Middle East Would Look," published in Armed Forces Journal.

A senior Pakistani government official has said that "One of the biggest fears of the Pakistani military planners is the collaboration between India and Afghanistan to destroy Pakistan. Some people feel the United States is colluding in this." (Redrawn map has Pakistan wary)

Some commentators suggest that the United States is financing militants in order to tie down the Pakistani army and leave the way open for an American advance into Pakistan.


On 3 December 2008, at Al Ahram Weekly, Abdus Sattar Ghazali wrote 'Behind the scenes' (Cached)

He tells us about the US-UK-Israel agenda for the Middle East and South Asia region.

Among the points made:

1. The Global Trends 2025 report by Thomas Fingar, US deputy director of national intelligence for analysis, suggests that Pakistan may become much smaller.

2. The New York Times reported on a "New Middle East" map published in 2006 by the US Air Force Journal along with an article by retired Lieutenant-Colonel Ralph Peters, entitled, "How a better Middle East would look?" The map and Peters suggested that a 'natural' Pakistan would be much smaller than today.

3. It can be argued that redrawing the map, from the Lebanon and Syria to Anatolia, Arabia, the Persian Gulf, the Iranian Plateau and South Asia is part of a longstanding Anglo-American and Israeli agenda.



4. "Constructive chaos" (violence and war) is the means to gradually achieve this objective.

5. There is a rapidly deteriorating situation in Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in the wake of frequent US missile attacks and Pakistan's military operations.

The FATA region, along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, was peaceful before the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

The commander of US forces in Afghanistan, General David McKiernan, was asked by a group of parliamentarians meeting with him at the residency of the US ambassador in Islamabad: Why did you Americans come to Afghanistan when it was so peaceful before you got there?

6. Some commentators suggest that the US is financing the Taliban. The point is to bog down the Pakistani army, they say, leaving the way open for the Americans to grab Pakistan's nuclear weapons.

Recently, in the officers' mess in Bajaur, the northern tribal region where the Pakistani army is stuck fighting militants, one officer offered his own theory: Osama bin Laden did not exist, he told a visiting journalist. Rather, he was a creation of the Americans, who needed an excuse to invade Afghanistan and encroach upon Pakistan.

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Abdus Sattar Ghazali is executive editor of the online magazine American Muslim Perspective (http://www.amperspective.com/).

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BRUCE REIDEL, DAWOOD IBRAHIM and the BOMBAY ATTACKS

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Habits


"As each firm (and indeed state agency) lays off workers and tries to pay less to those kept on, this has the effect of further undercutting overall demand in the economy...

"A strong case can be made that... we need to break with the logics of capitalist markets...

"We need to put on the public agenda the need to change our economic and political institutions so as to allow for democratic planning to collectively decide how and where we produce what we need to sustain our lives and our relationship to our environment."

- From Global Finance to the Nationalization of the Banks: Eight Theses on the Economic Crisis - by Prof. Leo Panitch, Prof. Sam Gindin - 2009-02-25

La Leçon de Cathéchisme by Jules-Alexis Muenier - 1890 - Musée des beaux-arts de Besançon


Former nun reveals sex and suffering inside convent

Internet firms set to track and cash in on surfing habits of 11million customers


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GEOFFREY WHEATCROFT: Iraqis know the real cost of Jacqui Smith's second home (Guardian)

Girl, 3, raised by dogs in her home after her alcoholic mother neglected her

A fishy discovery: Sex as we know it started 30million years earlier than previously thought


U.S. Military Base in Vicenza, Italy Gets Final Approval

Russia, Turkey declare new era with ‘strategic’ document

US military gets the squeeze in Central Asia

Obama expands US military intervention in Pakistan

9/11 Heroin Pilot Indicted in New Jersey

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Permanent

Happy Moslems in the world's biggest Moslem country.

"The plan clearly envisions a substantial and essentially permanent American military presence in Iraq, dominating the politics and policy of this key oil nation – which was of course one of the chief war aims of the military aggressors in the Bush Administration all along." - Orwell in Babylon: Obama's War-Continuing "Withdrawal" Plan Written by Chris Floyd





Maghreb bloggers discuss living standards in the region

What did Obama say?

PALESTINIANS RECONSIDER TWO-STATE STRATEGY


Cairo Bomb; CIA & MOSSAD Trying To Topple Mubarak?

AMERICA: THE FRIENDS OF SCOTLAND



Here We Go Again (LOL)

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Here we go again

Mumbai by Rudolph.A.furtado

Slumdog Millionaire child stars to be given flats.




Photograph of the Year

Extreme Abuse Survey research

Dengue fever deaths mount in Indonesia

Obama promised a "new and comprehensive strategy" for Afghanistan and Pakistan aimed at defeating al-Qaeda and defeating extremism; Pakistan is to be broken up. - Determined Obama vows to renew US





Here We Go Again

McDonald's gets $423.7M loan from Japanese banks

Stanford a cog in the U.S. intelligence dirty money laundering machine

Scottish Dead Tree Scribblers Flee the Press

Russell Browned off at gnome jokes.

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Rivero's 10%

Mike Rivero of WRH


Mike Rivero has run What Really Happened.com since 1994. WRH began as a page on Mike Rivero's business website asking questions about the death of Vince Foster.

Does Mike Rivero miss out a lot of what is really happening?

Does he do his homework?

Is he sometimes too ready to accept the views of the main stream media?

Does he ever mention Dutroux or the CIA's attempt to topple various world leaders?


Does WRH tell us of CIA links to the toppling of Suharto?

Nobody writes of The Infectious Mindset and Rivero's 10%

Here are some extracts:

"Like I said in an earlier piece, WRH's world is finite. It has limitations.

"You can spend all the time you like there and will never encounter Dave McGowan nor any mention of the 'pedophocracy'.

"(For late arrivals, The Pedophocracy is a must-read. It can be found here).

"And sure, the pedophocracy is explicitly a phrase of McGowan's creation. But the word itself is neither here nor there. It's the concept that counts.

"Give it whatever name you like, as long as it describes a network of immensely powerful people who traffic in children, have a penchant for satanism, and are seemingly untouchable.

"In terms of this big picture, I haven't a shred of doubt. The pedophocracy exists, and it exists big time...


Does WRH tell us of Dutroux links to the USA?


"I wrote to Mike and set him straight on a key fact -

Hi Mike,

I hate to tell you this, but the tunnels under the McMartin school were found precisely as described. Google 'E Gary Stickel Phd McMartin tunnels'.

That should sort you out.

Stickel by the way is actually famous. He's the archeologist Spielberg went to when he needed a consultant for Raiders of the Lost Ark. He's the real deal. And he found the tunnels and said so.

The tunnels were there. And if the tunnels were there, the kids and the parents weren't bullshitting. The drunk you mention only got that way because no one would believe her. Can't say I blame her myself.

It wasn't a witch hunt mate. It was real...

"Mike's not a chatty fellow so I got no reply. Nor did my thing appear on his letters page...

"Go search WRH, see if you can find any mention of 'The Finders'.

"In spite of it being one of the biggest mindfucks ever, it doesn't exist on WRH. Just for the record, that's '0' results.

"Keep searching, look for 'Dutroux', look for 'West Point' or 'Presidio'..."

The Infectious Mindset and Rivero's 10%



aangirfan: Child Abuse, Iran-Contra, BCCI, Bush, Dutroux, Franklin

aangirfan: Madeleine McCann; Bilderberg; Belgium; Bush

The torture of American children, by the US military?

aangirfan: Jersey, Dutroux and cover-ups

aangirfan: SUHARTO

Musharraf toppled by CIA?

CAIRO BOMB; CIA & MOSSAD TRYING TO TOPPLE MUBARAK?

Pinhas Lavon and Golda Meir. The Lavon Affair was an Israeli covert operation in Egypt, known as Operation Susannah, in which Israeli military intelligence planted bombs in Egyptian, American and British-owned targets in Egypt in the summer of 1954 in the hopes that "the Muslim Brotherhood, the Communists, 'unspecified malcontents' or 'local nationalists'" would be blamed.[1] It became known as the Lavon Affair after the Israeli defense minister Pinhas Lavon, who was forced to resign because of the incident. Israel admitted responsibility in 2005 when Israeli President Moshe Katzav honored the nine Egyptian Jewish agents who were involved.[2]


1. There is a suspicion that the CIA and Mossad want to topple Egypt's President Mubarak.

A. Ian Bremmer, at Foreign Policy, 23 February 2009, writes that "Mubarak wants Obama to recognize that he will not play the role of America's obedient servant. When Washington applies pressure, Egypt can and will say no." (Mubarak flexes his muscles)

B. According to a recent U.S. National Intelligence Council report, "Mubarak is getting older and no longer has the energy to provide the leadership he once did," - US report: Saudis replacing Egypt as regional leader

C. Mubarak and Netanyahu do not like each other. (Egypt has bad memories of Netanyahu)

2. On 22 February 2009, in Cairo, a bomb exploded outside a mosque.

The blast ripped through a street lined with cafes and restaurants in Khan al-Khalili, a market that is one of Cairo's main tourist attractions.

"The blast killed a French teenager and wounded 25 people, most of them tourists." (Suspects detained in Cairo blast)

"Blood stained the stones in front of the mosque, where worshipers had been conducting evening prayers." (Cairo plaza struck by fatal blast)

According to Reuters, at least one device exploded after being thrown from a motorcycle. (Bomb detonated in crowded Cairo tourist area).

Earlier reports had said bombs were planted under a seat near a cafe just outside the al-Hussein Hotel.(Al Jazeera English - Middle East - Three arrested over Cairo bombing).

Egyptian state news agency MENA, quoting eyewitnesses, said the devices were thrown from the roof of a nearby hotel. (Two foreigners among four dead in Cairo bomb attack)

"We stood next to the bench where a bomb would explode 20 minutes later." - Eyewitness: Cairo blast

"I saw a beggar. ... The beggar was terribly injured and he had definitely died. I saw his body thrown [about 13 feet] into the air." EGYPT: Cairo bomb witness recalls terrifying scene

The attack was the first deadly violence against Westerners in Egypt since 2006. As yet there has been no claim of responsibility.

Terror attacks in the past have been the work of Mossad and its friends.

3. In the Lavon affair, 1954, Israeli agents planted bombs in several buildings in Egypt, and left evidence behind implicating Arabs as the culprits.

One of the bombs detonated prematurely. The Egyptians captured one of the bombers and rounded up the Israeli spy ring. (aangirfan: Dahab, King David, Lavon...)

4. According to one press report (Egypt blast fuels speculation):

On the streets around the site of Sunday’s attack ... many blamed Israel.

"I think Israel did it this time to harm the Egyptian tourism industry, which is like the blood that moves the country," said Mohsin al-Hindawi, 53, who sells traditional Egyptian robes to tourists.

"No Egyptian Muslim or Christian would do something like this in a sacred place like Hussein Square," he said.

"Mark my words, the Israelis are behind it. It takes a lot of dollars to carry out these attacks."
Mustafa al-Hinawi, the 45-year-old owner of a perfume shop nearby, agreed.


"Israel did this because they are passing through a phase of instability and they want to harm Egypt’s peace and security by hitting our tourism," he told dpa.







The March 2009 edition of National Geographic has an article about terrorism in Egypt.

Did the spooky people at National Geographic know in advance about the Cairo bombing?

The USA is not happy with Mubarak.

According to Joel Beinin ( It's the Empire, Stupid ), on 21 February 2008:

"In an uncharacteristically blunt criticism of the regime of President Husni Mubarak, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on February 13 that, "we have not been satisfied with Egypt's efforts" to control smuggling of weapons into Gaza through the tunnels under the border.

"Voices in and around the Israeli government have been beating the drums for a full-fledged invasion and reoccupation of the Gaza Strip as the only solution to this and other security problems."Is the CIA going to use the Muslim Brotherhood to topple Mubarak? - Egypt's Opposition to Run in Elections

The Muslim Brotherhood, in 2005, won 88 seats in the lower house of parliament and became the country's largest opposition bloc.


The Muslim Brother is suspected by some of being a tool of the CIA and MI6. (aangirfan: The use of the Muslim Brotherhood by MI6 and the CIA in ... / aangirfan: The use of militant Moslems in Russia, China, India ...)


aangirfan: Will the CIA topple Egypt's Mubarak?

Sinai is part of Egypt. But Israel would like it to be part of Greater Israel.


Many tourists are now going to the Red Sea Riviera, in Egypt's Sinai.

The Sinai, which includes Sharm el Sheikh, is now Egypt's top tourism destination.

The problem is that the Bedouin, the largest group who live in the Sinai, have been treated badly by the Cairo government.

The Bedouin feel that Cairo has treated them in the same racist way that the Israelis have treated the Palestinians.

The Bedouin feel that their grazing grounds have been stolen to make way for hotels owned by people from Cairo.

The Bedouin have seen their camps and homes bulldozed by the rich guys from the capital.

And Israel may trick some of the Bedouin into involvement in acts of terrorism.

Israel would like the Sinai to become part of Greater Israel.





Matthew Teague, in the National Geographic, March 2009, National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com, reminds us that this area has seen several recent wars.

There were wars involving Israel and Egypt in 1956, 1967, and 1973.

Israel took over the Sinai in 1973, following the Six Day War.

Some of the Bedouin say they were treated better by the Israelis than by the folks from Cairo.

In 1979 Egypt and Israel signed a peace deal, and tourism was able to develop in the Sinai, to the advantage of the folks from Cairo and to the disadvantage of the Bedouin.

Reportedly, in 2002, a young dentist called Khalid Al Masaid formed Tawhid wa Jihad, Unity and Holy War.

Reportedly, in the spring of 2004, Iyad Salah, a follower of the dentist Al Masaid, had recruited a small group of conspirators.

In 2004 there were 'terrorist' attacks in TABA.

In 2005, there were 'terrorist' attacks in the area of Sharm el Sheikh.

In 2006, there were 'terrorist' attacks in the area of Dahab.

Greater Israel is to include the Sinai

Retired General Salah al-Din Salim, an Egyptian researcher at the Strategic Studies Institute in Cairo, said that it could not be ruled out that the Israeli Mossad was involved in the terror attack in Dahab.

"The Mossad's ability to penetrate the Bedouins in Sinai is known," Salim said in an interview with al-Jazeera. (Egyptian analyst: Can't rule out that Mossad was involved in ...)

Dr. Abdallah Al-Ash'al , former assistant to the Egyptian foreign minister and lecturer on international law at Cairo University , was quoted on the internet site http://www.islamonline.net/: "All of the signs indicate that Israeli hands were [behind the attacks]. The area is close to Israel, and Israel was the first to warn its citizens not to go to Sinai…" [5]

In the Egyptian Weekly Nahdat Misr, Dr. Abdallah Al-Ash'al said that Israel "is interested in embarrassing Egypt and in hurting Egyptian tourism, just as the Palestinian Intifada hurt Israeli tourism… It is in Israel's interest that there be an Egyptian response to what happened, since it wants Egypt to join the American campaign against terrorism… It is likely that Israel recruited some people in coordination with terrorist groups in order to hurt Egypt… Israel's goal in this operation was to bring terrorism back to Egypt…" [6]

General Fuad Allam , former deputy head of the Egyptian state security service , said to Nahdat Misr : "None of the suspects in these bombings – whether Egypt, Palestine, or Al-Qa'ida – have anything to gain [from carrying out the bombings], except for Israel. All of the evidence points to the conclusion that the Israeli Mossad is the first and last to gain from this operation… As for the Palestinian factions, no one suspects that they were involved in this incident – except for Israel, which accuses them – unless the Mossad got one of these factions involved [in carrying out the attacks]." [7]

Muhammad Abd Al-Fattah Omar , former assistant to the Egyptian interior minister , said to http://www.islamonline.net/: "For every action we need to search first for who stands to gain from it… Israel is the only one who benefits from these explosions. This is due to the fact that the only two [elements] that can enter the area with ease are the Israelis and their agents… The Israeli right was going through a crisis as a result of the American pressure on Sharon, after the veto that America cast [at the U.N.] to save Israel from the proposal to condemn it for the massacres it is conducting against the Palestinians in Gaza. [Israel] had no choice but to undertake an action that would ease the American pressure on the area and would put the ball in the Americans' court, at least until the elections…" [8]

Dr. Dhiaa Rashwan, from the Egyptian Al-Ahram newspaper's Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies , said: "The events in Sinai were not planned by Islamists, neither Egyptian nor Al-Qa'ida… The one who gained the most from this operation was Israel, and the one who was hurt most was Egypt. In Taba there is no population from which an Islamist movement could spring, it has only tourists and security forces, and thus there is no Islamist activity in this sensitive region. In addition, the intensive security presence prevents the importing of such huge quantities of explosives…

"This operation is the [work] of a security apparatus, or else was carried out in cooperation with a major security apparatus, and the one who gained the most was Israel, and thus one should attribute [the operation] to Israel. For the Israeli security [apparatuses] it is easy to carry out an operation on lands adjacent to its borders and then to retreat into Israel, whereas it would be difficult for it to carry out such a thing deep in Egyptian lands." [9]

(1996: Gunman kills 19 Greek tourists outside Cairo hotel
1997: Nine German tourists killed in a bomb attack at Egyptian museum in Cairo
1997: Gunmen kill 58 tourists and three policemen at Hatshepsut temple in Luxor
2004: Bombings in Taba and Ras Shitan kill 34
2005: Two attacks on tourists in Cairo, leave three dead
2005: Bombings in Sharm El-Sheikh kill 64, mostly tourists Complete list)


The National Geographic appears to have become the mouthpiece of the CIA.

Just before 9 11, the National geographic was preparing maps and an article on Afghanistan.

If you want to know which countries the Pentagon is about to invade, look at the National Geographic.

The edition of the magazine, dated November 2004, has an article on the Geography of Terror. The article, written by Walter Laqueur who recently retired from the Kissinger Chair at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, seems full of obvious disinformation.

The article refers to a number of countries:

Ireland – the article fails to mention US financing of terror groups, and the allegation that most of the worst incidents were the work of the UK security services.

Europe – the article fails to mention the CIA links to the terror which hit Italy in the 1980s. Remember the bombs in railway stations that ‘were the work of fascist groups with CIA connections’.

Indonesia – the article fails to mention (1) the CIA terror used to topple President Sukarno and then President Suharto (2) the US training of the generals who have been associated with terror in East Timor, the Spice Islands and elsewhere (3) the links between the US trained Indonesian military and ‘Moslem’ terror groups such as Laskar Jihad (4) the alleged involvement of the Indonesian military in the Bali bomb.

Palestine – the article does not make it clear that (1) the Palestinians were driven from their land by Jewish terrorist groups (2) the Israelis initially aided Hamas in order to weaken Arafat (3) the USA supports Israel in its occupation of Palestinian land and defiance of UN resolutions and in its possession of weapons of mass destruction.

Iraq – the article fails to mention the body of evidence that Saddam was a CIA agent and was put into power by the USA.

Al Qaeda – the article promotes the myth of al Qaeda. It fails to mention (1) the bin Laden links to the Bush family (2) bin Laden’s Jewish mother (3) bin Laden’s death in December 2001 (4) the controlled explosions that brought down the Twin Towers on 9 11 (5) the training of the alleged hijackers at US military bases.

The National Geographic is supposed to be about geography. But what do we get? We get endless stuff about:

Archaeology – particularly in the Mayan world.

History.

Biology – particularly fish and apes.

Astronomy

The articles are written in a strange style. The authors like to sound clever and literary but often they simply obscure the meaning of what they are trying to say.

The layout of text and photos also tries to be clever, but ends up being clumsy, like an american automobile.

Who advertises in the National Geographic? We get adverts for the sort of posh watches and posh cars which I could never afford.



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Monday, February 23, 2009

CIA AND MOSSAD IN EGYPT


Khan el-Khalili market, by Celio Maielo

On 22 February 2009, in Cairo, a bomb exploded outside a mosque.

The blast ripped through a street lined with cafes and restaurants in Khan al-Khalili, a market that is one of Cairo's main tourist attractions.

"The blast killed a French teenager and wounded 25 people, most of them tourists." (Suspects detained in Cairo blast)

"Blood stained the stones in front of the mosque, where worshipers had been conducting evening prayers." (Cairo plaza struck by fatal blast)

According to Reuters, at least one device exploded after being thrown from a motorcycle. (Bomb detonated in crowded Cairo tourist area).

Earlier reports had said bombs were planted under a seat near a cafe just outside the al-Hussein Hotel.(Al Jazeera English - Middle East - Three arrested over Cairo bombing).

Egyptian state news agency MENA, quoting eyewitnesses, said the devices were thrown from the roof of a nearby hotel. (Two foreigners among four dead in Cairo bomb attack)

"We stood next to the bench where a bomb would explode 20 minutes later." - Eyewitness: Cairo blast

"I saw a beggar. ... The beggar was terribly injured and he had definitely died. I saw his body thrown [about 13 feet] into the air." EGYPT: Cairo bomb witness recalls terrifying scene

The attack was the first deadly violence against Westerners in Egypt since 2006. As yet there has been no claim of responsibility.

Terror attacks in the past have been the work of Mossad and its friends.

In the Lavon affair, 1954, Israeli agents planted bombs in several buildings in Egypt, and left evidence behind implicating Arabs as the culprits.

One of the bombs detonated prematurely. The Egyptians captured one of the bombers and rounded up the Israeli spy ring. (aangirfan: Dahab, King David, Lavon...)






The March 2009 edition of National Geographic has an article about terrorism in Egypt.

Did the spooky people at National Geographic know in advance about the Cairo bombing?

The USA is not happy with Mubarak.

According to Joel Beinin ( It's the Empire, Stupid ), on 21 February 2008:

"In an uncharacteristically blunt criticism of the regime of President Husni Mubarak, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testified before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on February 13 that, "we have not been satisfied with Egypt's efforts" to control smuggling of weapons into Gaza through the tunnels under the border.

"Voices in and around the Israeli government have been beating the drums for a full-fledged invasion and reoccupation of the Gaza Strip as the only solution to this and other security problems."

Is the CIA going to use the Muslim Brotherhood to topple Mubarak? - Egypt's Opposition to Run in Elections

The Muslim Brotherhood, in 2005, won 88 seats in the lower house of parliament and became the country's largest opposition bloc.

The Muslim Brother is suspected by some of being a tool of the CIA and MI6. (aangirfan: The use of the Muslim Brotherhood by MI6 and the CIA in ... / aangirfan: The use of militant Moslems in Russia, China, India ...)

aangirfan: Will the CIA topple Egypt's Mubarak?


Sinai is part of Egypt. But Israel would like it to be part of Greater Israel.


Many tourists are now going to the Red Sea Riviera, in Egypt's Sinai.

The Sinai, which includes Sharm el Sheikh, is now Egypt's top tourism destination.

The problem is that the Bedouin, the largest group who live in the Sinai, have been treated badly by the Cairo government.

The Bedouin feel that Cairo has treated them in the same racist way that the Israelis have treated the Palestinians.

The Bedouin feel that their grazing grounds have been stolen to make way for hotels owned by people from Cairo.

The Bedouin have seen their camps and homes bulldozed by the rich guys from the capital.

And Israel may trick some of the Bedouin into involvement in acts of terrorism.

Israel would like the Sinai to become part of Greater Israel.






Matthew Teague, in the National Geographic, March 2009, National Geographic Magazine - NGM.com, reminds us that this area has seen several recent wars.

There were wars involving Israel and Egypt in 1956, 1967, and 1973.

Israel took over the Sinai in 1973, following the Six Day War.

Some of the Bedouin say they were treated better by the Israelis than by the folks from Cairo.

In 1979 Egypt and Israel signed a peace deal, and tourism was able to develop in the Sinai, to the advantage of the folks from Cairo and to the disadvantage of the Bedouin.

Reportedly, in 2002, a young dentist called Khalid Al Masaid formed Tawhid wa Jihad, Unity and Holy War.

Reportedly, in the spring of 2004, Iyad Salah, a follower of the dentist Al Masaid, had recruited a small group of conspirators.

In 2004 there were 'terrorist' attacks in TABA.

In 2005, there were 'terrorist' attacks in the area of Sharm el Sheikh.

In 2006, there were 'terrorist' attacks in the area of Dahab.


Greater Israel is to include the Sinai

Retired General Salah al-Din Salim, an Egyptian researcher at the Strategic Studies Institute in Cairo, said that it could not be ruled out that the Israeli Mossad was involved in the terror attack in Dahab.

"The Mossad's ability to penetrate the Bedouins in Sinai is known," Salim said in an interview with al-Jazeera. (Egyptian analyst: Can't rule out that Mossad was involved in ...)

Dr. Abdallah Al-Ash'al , former assistant to the Egyptian foreign minister and lecturer on international law at Cairo University , was quoted on the internet site http://www.islamonline.net/: "All of the signs indicate that Israeli hands were [behind the attacks]. The area is close to Israel, and Israel was the first to warn its citizens not to go to Sinai…" [5]

In the Egyptian Weekly Nahdat Misr, Dr. Abdallah Al-Ash'al said that Israel "is interested in embarrassing Egypt and in hurting Egyptian tourism, just as the Palestinian Intifada hurt Israeli tourism… It is in Israel's interest that there be an Egyptian response to what happened, since it wants Egypt to join the American campaign against terrorism… It is likely that Israel recruited some people in coordination with terrorist groups in order to hurt Egypt… Israel's goal in this operation was to bring terrorism back to Egypt…" [6]

General Fuad Allam , former deputy head of the Egyptian state security service , said to Nahdat Misr : "None of the suspects in these bombings – whether Egypt, Palestine, or Al-Qa'ida – have anything to gain [from carrying out the bombings], except for Israel. All of the evidence points to the conclusion that the Israeli Mossad is the first and last to gain from this operation… As for the Palestinian factions, no one suspects that they were involved in this incident – except for Israel, which accuses them – unless the Mossad got one of these factions involved [in carrying out the attacks]." [7]

Muhammad Abd Al-Fattah Omar , former assistant to the Egyptian interior minister , said to http://www.islamonline.net/: "For every action we need to search first for who stands to gain from it… Israel is the only one who benefits from these explosions. This is due to the fact that the only two [elements] that can enter the area with ease are the Israelis and their agents… The Israeli right was going through a crisis as a result of the American pressure on Sharon, after the veto that America cast [at the U.N.] to save Israel from the proposal to condemn it for the massacres it is conducting against the Palestinians in Gaza. [Israel] had no choice but to undertake an action that would ease the American pressure on the area and would put the ball in the Americans' court, at least until the elections…" [8]

Dr. Dhiaa Rashwan, from the Egyptian Al-Ahram newspaper's Center for Diplomatic and Strategic Studies , said: "The events in Sinai were not planned by Islamists, neither Egyptian nor Al-Qa'ida… The one who gained the most from this operation was Israel, and the one who was hurt most was Egypt. In Taba there is no population from which an Islamist movement could spring, it has only tourists and security forces, and thus there is no Islamist activity in this sensitive region. In addition, the intensive security presence prevents the importing of such huge quantities of explosives…

"This operation is the [work] of a security apparatus, or else was carried out in cooperation with a major security apparatus, and the one who gained the most was Israel, and thus one should attribute [the operation] to Israel. For the Israeli security [apparatuses] it is easy to carry out an operation on lands adjacent to its borders and then to retreat into Israel, whereas it would be difficult for it to carry out such a thing deep in Egyptian lands." [9]

(1996: Gunman kills 19 Greek tourists outside Cairo hotel
1997: Nine German tourists killed in a bomb attack at Egyptian museum in Cairo
1997: Gunmen kill 58 tourists and three policemen at Hatshepsut temple in Luxor
2004: Bombings in Taba and Ras Shitan kill 34
2005: Two attacks on tourists in Cairo, leave three dead
2005: Bombings in Sharm El-Sheikh kill 64, mostly tourists Complete list)


The National Geographic appears to have become the mouthpiece of the CIA.

Just before 9 11, the National geographic was preparing maps and an article on Afghanistan.

If you want to know which countries the Pentagon is about to invade, look at the National Geographic.

The edition of the magazine, dated November 2004, has an article on the Geography of Terror. The article, written by Walter Laqueur who recently retired from the Kissinger Chair at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, seems full of obvious disinformation.

The article refers to a number of countries:

Ireland – the article fails to mention US financing of terror groups, and the allegation that most of the worst incidents were the work of the UK security services.

Europe – the article fails to mention the CIA links to the terror which hit Italy in the 1980s. Remember the bombs in railway stations that ‘were the work of fascist groups with CIA connections’.

Indonesia – the article fails to mention (1) the CIA terror used to topple President Sukarno and then President Suharto (2) the US training of the generals who have been associated with terror in East Timor, the Spice Islands and elsewhere (3) the links between the US trained Indonesian military and ‘Moslem’ terror groups such as Laskar Jihad (4) the alleged involvement of the Indonesian military in the Bali bomb.

Palestine – the article does not make it clear that (1) the Palestinians were driven from their land by Jewish terrorist groups (2) the Israelis initially aided Hamas in order to weaken Arafat (3) the USA supports Israel in its occupation of Palestinian land and defiance of UN resolutions and in its possession of weapons of mass destruction.

Iraq – the article fails to mention the body of evidence that Saddam was a CIA agent and was put into power by the USA.

Al Qaeda – the article promotes the myth of al Qaeda. It fails to mention (1) the bin Laden links to the Bush family (2) bin Laden’s Jewish mother (3) bin Laden’s death in December 2001 (4) the controlled explosions that brought down the Twin Towers on 9 11 (5) the training of the alleged hijackers at US military bases.

The National Geographic is supposed to be about geography. But what do we get? We get endless stuff about:

Archaeology – particularly in the Mayan world.

History.

Biology – particularly fish and apes.

Astronomy

The articles are written in a strange style. The authors like to sound clever and literary but often they simply obscure the meaning of what they are trying to say.

The layout of text and photos also tries to be clever, but ends up being clumsy, like an american automobile.

Who advertises in the National Geographic? We get adverts for the sort of posh watches and posh cars which I could never afford.



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Slumdog Scandal

Mumbai kids

In Bombay, the poor people get exploited by the politicians and officials.

MUMBAI: "In this city, where over half of the 15 million-plus residents live in slums, an army of unscrupulous officials, slumlords and politicians is engaged full-time in the ‘business’ of taking possession of government land, extorting money and renting out illegal structures in slum enclaves." - Our officials run slum racket: BMC

Jewish Hollywood has been exploiting poor Bombay kids.

Rubina appears in Slumdog.

She was paid just £500 for a year's work.

Azharuddin appears in Slumdog.

He earned £1,700.

Azharuddin's father Mohammed Ismail said: 'There is none of the money left. It was all spent on medicines to help me fight tuberculosis.'

The family live in a plastic tent on a government park after their illegal hut was destroyed by the authorities.

But a spokesman for distributor Fox Searchlight, a film division of 20th Century Fox, said that the children earned three times more than the average annual salary of an adult in their neighbourhood. - Slumdog actors scandal


"Following their taste of glamour the youngsters will return to the homes where they live in squalor on the outskirts of Mumbai." - From rags to riches in just three days.

"The parents of 8 year-olds Rubina Ali and Azharuddin Ismail, who play young Latika and Salim in the film, respectively, and are both still living in Mumbai slums, have accused the film's producers of underpaying their children. (The families also appear to be in the direst of straits: Rubina's father broke his leg during filming and has been out of work since, and Azharuddin's father has TB.)" - Slumdog Exploitasian Scandal?


Sunday, February 22, 2009

THE ECONOMY IS DOING PRETTY WELL


Haikou city, Hainan, China, by Anna Frodesiak

In China, the economy is doing pretty well.

A currency needs sound underpinnings, such as oil or large savings.

China has large savings; Norway and Scotland have oil.

Liam Halligan, at The Sunday Telegraph, 21 February 2009, tells us about China's economy. (Slim pickings if China loses its appetite for Western debt)

According to Halligan:

1. In China, retail sales are up 17% in real terms.

2. In China, GDP grew by a 'pretty spectacular' 6.8% during the fourth quarter of last year.

3. Chinese shares have gained 25% this year – the best return of any stock market in the world.

4. Optimism in China has been helped by the government's £405bn support package.

5. China is funding its stimulus package using reserves, not extra borrowing.

6. China's currency has appreciated more than 20% against the dollar since 2005.

The USA and most of Europe are not in such a strong position as China.

China has $700bn of US Treasury bills.

With Western governments 'intent on printing money and debauching their currencies', China, Russia, Taiwan, South Korea and others are 'privately raising doubts about their future appetite for Western debt.'

America hopes to sell more treasury bills - 'a staggering $2,000bn' of them.

(Clinton Urges China to Keep Buying US Debt)

Liam Halligan wonders what happens when China stops buying US government debt?

In continental Europe, the countries with the biggest problems include Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, Spain and Austria.

Liam Halligan predicts 'the demise of the single currency.'

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Secret Organisation


Greek riots by Master of Puppets

Former Italian president Cossiga has stated that secret spy organizations (Operation Gladio / the Stay-Behind networks) were formed in Europe after World War II.

"Cossiga said Winston Churchill ordered the finance minister to set up a secret organization that would not be like the usual intelligence service.

"The English Special Operation Executive (SOE) was ordered to infiltrate among Nazis...

"The stay-behind network was formed in Germany, France, Italy, Holland, Belgium, Norway, Greece and Turkey... Cossiga said similar organizations were established in non-NATO countries such as Austria, Sweden and Switzerland...

"Noting the organization in Italy was established in 1954, Cossiga said he was appointed as the deputy defense minister and also headed the fifth department, which was the special operations unit.

"'Only the prime minister, the minister of foreign affairs, the defense minister and the minister of domestic affairs knew about the organization.

"'We hid the organization's hierarchy chart in a safe. But as one of the founders, I knew everyone in the chart,' he said." - Former Italian President Cossiga says Turkish Gladio was unique

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Terrorist (CIA?) death threat to Greek media

THE CIA'S STRATEGY OF TENSION IN GREECE




Stanford

"Scotland Yard had to abandon its Stanford investigation because it didn’t have sufficient manpower to pursue him...

"Under the Bird family leadership, Antigua was widely regarded as one of the most corrupt in the Caribbean, with well-documented links to arms and drug smuggling and money laundering.

"In 1990, Israeli automatic weapons ordered by Mr Bird’s brother Vere turned up in the hands of a notorious Colombian drug trafficker.

In 2006 Stanford "was awarded a knighthood in a ceremony attended by Prince Edward...

"In 1999, Stanford willingly turned over the $3m from his bank after federal agents found it had come from a drug cartel...

"Stanford Financial Group donated more than $2.4m to more than 100 US politicians."

The Stanford Files: FBI’s first probe was 20 years ago


Fuentes

In 1997 Stanford International Bank was involved in a Drugs Enforcement Agency probe into the laundering of Mexican drug cartel funds.

In 1999, Sir Allen Stanford handed over to US officials over $3 million in drug money "which had found its way to his Antigua-based bank." It was believed to belong to the Mexican drug baron Amado Carrillo Fuentes, who died in 1997.
Sir Allen Stanford: how the small-town Texas boy evaded scrutiny ...


Why are the British & US Armies in Afghanistan? Part 1 - Heroin


Sarkozy faces a storm at home

MI5 knew we were torturing British terror suspects, claim Pakistan agents

UK agents 'colluded with torture in Pakistan'

New questions over David Miliband's property empire

Mandelson deputy disowns brother for swindling constituents in £650k fraud

Michael Ancram's mansion expenses. We catch more MPs at it!

Lord Ashcroft and more of his dodgy dosh helps fund the Conservative Party local constituencies - Electoral Commission sniffing about.

Dow Jones 7,365.7
FTSE 100 3,889.1

http://jakartass.blogspot.com/

Planetary suicide: Indonesian gov’t foolishly pledges more palm oil...

Chomsky: Obama OKed Israel’s Gaza war

Iran not producing weapon-grade uranium: IAEA



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