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CHAIN OF COMMAND FOR TREASON
By Andrew C. Wallace
October 28, 2007
It is imperative for our survival that Americans know that Elites
control most everything and everybody and are responsible for damn
near every bad thing happening in the United States. Elites control
everything using the "Chain of Command for Treason" consisting of
Elites and their Foundations who rule Corporations which in turn
control Government Officials in all three Branches. Many Elites are
also government officials and consider it to be the family business
just like royalty. Americans must know identity of these Elites, how
they are responsible for invaders killing, raping, robbing, and
molesting millions of Americans every year. Americans must also know
how Elites are at war with average Americans in every possible way,
they are systematically looting us and our country, converting us into
an impoverished nation of slaves, and stealing our sovereignty. Elites
are the leaders of both political parties, there is no difference
between the parties, they are partners in everything. Government
Officials are ignoring their Solemn Oath of Office by refusing to obey
the Constitution and Laws of the United States. Elites cause far more
death and destruction than terrorists. Our Constitution in simple
unambiguous language calls this Treason, and so should you.
Let me give you another current example of how every American is being
robbed and forced to pay more for everything they need which benefits
Elites. Recently American banking and financial institutions
controlled by Elites, gambled and lost big time in the sub-prime real
estate market causing great losses and a shortage of liquidity. The
Federal Reserve choose to bail out the banking and finance
corporations by having average Americans pay more for everything they
buy. This was done by putting Billions of dollars into the banking
system and lowering interest rates that banks pay. This resulted in a
decline in value of the dollar to an all time low forcing all
Americans to pay more for everything they need to bail out the
corporations. Every dollar you have in savings or pensions has lost
value to save Elites from loss and this is part of an ongoing
operation. As a bonus this also resulted in corporations making more
money in dollars from overseas investments. Any first year Economics
student could have predicted this result with certainty.
Inflation, and theft like the preceding has been going on since the
Federal Reserve was founded in 1913. Our Constitution calls for our
currency to be in gold and silver or backed by it. If that was still
true it would reduce government flexibility and the recent debacle and
ongoing scams would have been impossible. Any currency without
substantial backing in gold is subject to manipulation, theft and
ultimately economic destruction. History without exception
substantiates this fact. Continuing decline of dollar relative to gold
and other currencies will steal everything you have and leave you to
die homeless, hungry and in pain as a slave of Elites, I guarantee it.
This is how Hitler came to power in Germany. When I left service after
the Korean War wives did not have to work and a new car cost me about
$2,000. Now it takes two or more to support a family and that car
costs 15 times as much. Anyone who does not see this as a reduction in
your standard of living is just a plain idiot. This is an example of
the redistribution of wealth from the bottom up.
If you read the Oct. 2, 2007 article by Richard C. Cook you will learn
that our dollar has declined by 95% with the Federal Reserve Note. Dr.
Cook said that "a monetary system based on lending must result in the
migration of all a nations wealth into hands of lenders. The Federal
Reserve mainly assures as its first priority that the wealth held by
banks will not be diminished. Since the recession of 1979-83, the
concentration of wealth in the hands of the nations upper income
groups, i.e. those with money to lend or invest has been increasing.
We have had inflation for 38 years. The U.S. is teetering on the edge
of a major financial collapse right now. In fact, those with money are
quietly trying to secure their wealth while the unfortunate ones who
are heavily mortgaged or locked into inflexible retirement accounts
may be left holding the bag". Iglitzin and Hill wrote on 7-1-07 that a
2005 study by the Federal Reserve found the top 10% of income earners
own 70% of wealth, top 1% own more than the bottom 95%. These are
examples of the "Chain of Command for Treason" at work.
The average American must be told in simple blunt terms that Elites
and their Foundations are mostly anti-American and socialist. They
control our Banking, Finance, Media, and Business Corporations along
with many teachers at all levels who have no loyalty to this country
or to its citizens either. Americans must be told that Government
officials in all three branches who fail to obey their oath of office,
our Constitution and Laws are guilty of Treason.
The "Chain of Command for Treason" is really simple: Elites and
Foundations control Corporations which in turn control Government
Officials. We must fight these people and show them our rage and
contempt. You must fight them in every possible way. As consumers you
control 75% of economy so stop buying from those who tell you to press
one for English or offer you cheap and dangerous imports. Tell all of
them in a point blank and angry way how and why you hold them in
contempt. Be especially plain spoken with government officials who
have sold you out, they are not entitled to any respect. Do not buy
anything from companies who outsource. Bank of America is guilty of
treason for profit by assisting invaders to remain in this country and
no one should do business with them. When you see a business with
obvious illegal employees ask the owner and tell him you are reporting
him to ICE. When Verizon installed their fiber optic cable in Tampa
recently there was not a single worker who spoke English, I informed
Verizon and ICE. Remember that corporations and their masters have no
loyalty to anything but power and money. Even the AFL-CIO are greedy
whores by supporting illegal invaders who are replacing American
workers and lowering wages. In other words you must be loud and
obnoxious, but legal with enemies of the people. You have been told
that a service based economy is viable, that is a damn lie. You must
have manufacturing. Every job in manufacturing supports 5-7 service jobs.
Millions of illegals have been induced and allowed to invade our
country and remain for cheap wages and government benefits by those in
the "Chain of Command for Treason". This Treason has resulted in cheap
wages and excess profits of Blood Money for employers of invaders. It
is Blood Money because millions of Americans were allowed to be
killed, raped, robbed or molested for profit every year. Any
government benefits given to illegals reduces your standard of living,
value of the dollar and enriches traitors in the "Chain of Command for
American taxpayers are subsidizing the illegal workers because
government is paying for medical care, incarceration, education and
social programs. Corporations have done everything possible to reduce
wages and eliminate jobs of Americans by moving manufacturing to other
countries or by importing. Even service jobs are outsourced. Bill
Gates of Microsoft, an Elitist, wanted unlimited visas so he could
hire foreign workers at a savings of $12,000 a year per worker. When
he did not get it he said he would go to Canada. As the richest
Elitist in the world he is no patriot, he just wants more money and to
hell with Americans. Gates is no different than the other greedy power
It should be clear that most of the Elites and Foundations are
socialists and communists who hate our Constitution and Republican
form of government, they believe in a worldwide totalitarian and
Godless dictatorship run by and for the Elites These traitors emulate
the actions of Hitler in so many ways.. The former President Bush
promoted this New World Order numerous times in speeches as did his son.
Mostly Foundations were formed to evade taxes and allow wealthy
families to maintain control of their corporations and support things
that they otherwise could not. Some Foundations started with worthy
goals that did not last. These foundations support among other things:
same sex marriage, incest, Mideast extremist groups, multiculturalism,
multilingualism, uncontrolled illegal immigration, one world
government, loss of our borders, loss of our sovereignty and loss of
our freedom and rights as Americans. Foundations have a fantastic $500
Billion in assets to spend tax free with no control. This is where La
Raza and the other anti-American and open borders groups get their
money. Some of the more infamous foundations are the Ford,
Rockefeller, Pew, Carnegie, and of course the Soros. You remember
George Soros who Said "The main obstacle to a stable and just world is
the United States". Moveon.Org is an example of his money at work.
"Historian Oswald Spengler foresaw what many American liberals cannot
or don't want to see: A huge segment of the political left has come to
be manipulated if not controlled by its supposed enemy----the
super–rich. Author Hilaire Belloc in The Servile State predicted that
monopoly capitalism and socialism would basically, down the road, join
hands to establish a new "servile civilization". Both of these quotes
and much of my information on Foundations came from the great
scholarship of Phil Kent in his new book "Foundations of Betrayal-How
the Liberal Super-Rich Undermine America". You will find many of our
Enemy Elites and their suck-ups are members of one or more of these
groups: the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and
the Bilderberg Group.
Most Americans do not know what the hell is going on because the
Corporate Owned Media run by their Liberal Slaves refuses to Inform
them. These media liberals will be responsible for the death and
enslavement of Americans and are effectively bringing about the same
end result as those who led their own people into Nazi gas chambers.
The big difference is that our liberals sold us out for money,
ignorance and cowardice, while the others did it to live one more day.
Some say that Americans will just beg like whipped dogs when faced
with this reality, and some might, but millions of Americans will go
into a killing rage. We must defeat the Elites before it gets this far
or it will be a pyrrhic victory with few Elites remaining.
Defeating these traitors is simple, but not easy. We must defeat any
politician regardless of party who refuses to end all immigration of
any kind for 10 years, deport all illegals, terminate anchor baby
citizenships as illegal, terminate NAFTA, all trade agreements and
treaties, defeat UN Law of the Sea Treaty, use whatever force is
required to close borders and protect Americans, no language but
English, prosecute employers of illegals, accept nothing from anyone,
limit individual campaign contributions to $100 per candidate per
election, obey Constitution and laws, impeach and/or prosecute any
judge or official who fails to follow our laws and constitution to the
In the meantime we attack Elites by getting legislation to end the
scam of tax free foundations. We encourage Americans to take legal
action against employers of illegals who harmed them and all
government officials, especially those in sanctuary cities, who
contrary to the law did not do everything possible to keep illegals
out of the country or to deport them. Lawyers can get rich on
contingency contracts by representing the Millions of Americans who
have been harmed by illegal invaders who were encouraged and protected
contrary to the constitution and laws of the United States. The
following hints will help your lawyer. Anyone who, under color of law,
deprives any citizen of rights, privileges, or immunities secured by
United States Constitution is subject to civil and/ or criminal
penalties pursuant to Title 42 United States Code, section 1983, 1985,
1986 and/or Title 18 United States Code section 241 and 242.
Our poor people were the first to lose employment to illegals, and no
one noticed or cared. Then our middle class lost many of their jobs
and nothing was done. Dr. Dennis Cuddy reported in News With Views
that we lost 3 million manufacturing jobs just since Bush became
President. This results in the loss of 15-21 million service jobs. Now
jobs that require college education are being replaced by foreign
workers here and overseas and government is trying to bring in even
more foreign replacements. The college educated and professional
workers better join this fight while they have the chance before they
too are impoverished. Socialist professors and teachers promoted this
treason and it is poetic justice that they too will be impoverished by
it because there will be no students nor money to fund their
employment or benefits. Dr. Alan Blinder reported that 30-40 million
more U.S. jobs are at risk from free trade. Again this reminds me of
the mindset of people in Nazi Germany.
Our low unemployment rate is a perfect example of how figures don't
lie but the people using them sure do by excluding from the count
everyone who is unemployed and has given up hope of getting a job.
This number almost equals the number of employed foreign born. For
details go to cis.org and heritage.org.
Now the "Chain of Command for Treason" with leaders of both political
parties is trying to sell us out again by passing the UN Law of the
Sea Treaty .Cliff Kincaid in News With Views reported on 10-5-07 that
this Treaty supported by presidents Carter, Clinton, both Bushes and
leaders of both political parties will subvert U.S. Sovereignty in
favor of the UN. During the hearings in Congress State Department
Officials were caught in bald faced lies by Senator Vitter. It is
imperative that you call your Senators to defeat this treaty unless
you want UN Bureaucrats telling us what we can and can't do.
I have given you only an introduction to this "Chain of Command for
Treason" it is much more complex, pervasive and ruthless than you can
imagine. It can, and must be defeated by informing the American people
by word of mouth, internet and talk radio. Our Founding Fathers did
not write our great constitution so that the American people would
serve and protect a self selected greedy and ruthless class of people
and their parasitic offspring like royalty for perpetuity. Our
Constitution and Laws have been violated and ignored by those sworn to
uphold them for profit and power. These Elites have almost destroyed
our country and are responsible for the killing, raping, robbing and
molesting of millions of Americans while they amass great fortunes by
theft and trickery of all Americans. We will end their reign of terror
and redress their wrongs. Elites cause far more death and destruction
© 2007 Andrew Wallace - All Rights Reserved
Andrew C. Wallace is a former Kentucky State Trooper, Kentucky Native,
Korean War Veteran, Commercial Pilot in Alaska, University of Kentucky
Undergraduate in Business, Four years of Graduate School in Economics
and Marketing at University of Kentucky and University of Iowa.,
Assistant Professor, Thirty years as Director of Marketing Firm
developing and implementing national Marketing programs for
manufacturers and now retired doing research and writing.
Rep.Ron Paul, By God and the Big "C" -- the US Constitution.
[Moderator Opinion: Chuck Baldwin and Ron Paul do not choose to
address the truth about 9/11. Baldwin, apparently out of willful
refusal to listen to knowledgeable others. Paul, for now, must refrain
from addressing the issue to survive in this present political arena.]
AN APPEAL TO MY FELLOW PASTORS
By Pastor Chuck Baldwin
November 6, 2007
Recently, Iowa pastors gathered to hear my presentation in Des Moines
on behalf of Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul. After
listening to me, they then heard ten-term Republican Texas Congressman
Ron Paul himself.
Consider how Congressman Paul's message impacted Pastor Jim Hartman of
the Assembly of God church in Conrad, Iowa. "I've been supporting Mike
Huckabee, but I would say I'm leaning real strong toward Ron Paul."
Hartman supported President Bush four years ago and explained, "Up
until the last six months I had not allowed myself to imagine that
we'd been let down by Bush." As for Iraq, he said, "I don't think we
were prepared to understand that culture and to work with that
culture." He said he now feels "humble and I feel kind of bad that I
haven't done a better job of being faithful to Ron Paul's kind of
integrity." [Source: MSNBC, Oct. 30, 2007]
Integrity: that is the issue drawing millions to Ron Paul, including
young people. The night before I spoke, nearly 700 students gathered
at Iowa State University in Ames to hear Dr. Paul. One of those
students wrote me recently. His name is Nathan Rockman. He wrote, "As
a columnist for the Iowa State Daily here on campus, I have seen first
hand what can be described as Ron Paul fever. Since Dr. Paul visited
this past Friday, his message of freedom and liberty has been
spreading through campus like wildfire . . ."
Ron Paul doesn't recruit artisan spin writers and bloggers to wear
down those who might question his past dealings. He doesn't need to.
There are no missing hard-drives, ethics violations, and taxpayer
funds used for personal use that need to be spun away. He still
refuses to participate in the lucrative Congressional pension fund and
returns a portion of his Congressional office budget back to the U.S.
Treasury each year.
This kind of integrity moved Pastor Hartman, the students at Iowa
State University, and many more like them.
Ron Paul has been fighting for the right to life from the beginning of
his public career. Dr. Paul is rock-solid on pro-life. After all, he
has helped over 4,000 women deliver their babies into the world in his
obstetrics practice in Lake Jackson, Texas. He proposed the "Sanctity
of Life Act of 2005" (and 2007), which would require that "human life
shall be deemed to exist from conception, without regard to race, sex,
age, health, defect, or condition of dependency." Has he recently
discovered these pro-life convictions? Not at all. Congressman Paul
introduced the Human Life Amendment in Congress in his very first term
of Congress, a couple of years after Roe v. Wade was first handed down.
Is Ron Paul a libertarian, as some use in a throw-away line, often
intended to move the listener to discard him without thought? Yes, on
areas of fiscal, economic and judicial liberty, he is. But, he is also
a social conservative and a Constitutionalist.
Ron Paul's priorities are right with marriage. He and his wife, Carol,
have been married for more than fifty years. He believes marriage
should be between a man and a woman and defends that principle with
his vote, where and when he has the Constitutional authority to do so.
For example, Dr. Paul strongly supports the Defense of Marriage Act
(DOMA). Candidly, though, Ron Paul does not believe (and neither do I)
that the U.S. Government needs to be defining that which God has
already defined in His Word.
Where pastors often become confused about Ron Paul is that when he is
resisting the unconstitutional centralization of our federal
government, he is often perceived as being anti-family. Many in these
pro-family movements themselves have been co-opted into believing that
the solutions to our family problems come in the form of more
unconstitutional federal legislation and programs. And when one does
not agree with these unconstitutional remedies, they conclude that he
or she is "anti-family." Such people mean well but are confused.
America would be much better off if we Christian pastors taught the
need for Christ-honoring resistance--at the local level--to
anti-family federal intrusions. We should call on our congregations to
vote out of office any judge who passes rulings designed to pervert
the Biblical family. That doesn't take a Constitutional amendment. It
just takes courageous pastors and people who understand that judges,
too, must respect the Constitution and our Christian heritage.
In fact, adherence to the Constitution protects our freedom of speech
and assembly; our freedom of worship; our right to keep and bear arms;
our right to a trial by jury; the right to be secure in our own homes
against police overreach; our right to witness for Christ in public,
as a Christian; the right to own property; the right to not be
deprived of life or property without due process of law; the right to
face our accusers, and the right to keep government local and limited.
Keeping government local and limited is the cornerstone doctrine of
American government. Ron Paul understands this more than any other
candidate running today.
Most of the problems that we are now dealing with socially,
culturally, financially, etc., stem from America abandoning the basic
founding principle that "the government that governs least governs best."
Accordingly, America's commitment to life, liberty, and the pursuit of
happiness has been (and is being) systematically stripped from us--not
by State legislatures, but mostly by agencies of the federal government.
Consider how it has been federal courts that have banned prayer in
school, and legalized abortion and homosexual marriage. Even in the
liberal State of Massachusetts it was the courts (along with a
compliant liberal governor, Mitt Romney), that forced acceptance of
homosexual marriage upon the people.
The solutions to these problems do not reside in more federal
legislation. All that does is strengthen the scope and power of the
The only ones who have anything to fear from Ron Paul are those who
believe in Big Government.
You see, Ron Paul is actually calling on us pastors and Christians to
stop seeing the federal government as one "in whom we live and move
and have our being." Jesus Christ is our Savior and Lord, not the
federal government. Have we not, in a material way, set up the federal
government as our functional Lord and Savior? When we look to the
federal government to solve our moral and spiritual problems, that is
exactly what we are doing.
When it comes to the war in Iraq, I firmly believe that Christian
conservatives have been duped by the neocons. Dr. Paul--an Air Force
veteran and proponent of a strong national defense--opposed the
unprovoked and pre-emptive invasion of Iraq, and rightly so. Time has
certainly vindicated Dr. Paul's principled position. There was a much
better way to deal with al-Qaeda.
Soon after 9/11, Congressman Paul introduced H.R. 3076, the September
11 Marque and Reprisal Act of 2001. According to Paul, "A letter of
marque and reprisal is a constitutional tool specifically designed to
give the president the authority to respond with appropriate force to
those non-state actors who wage war against the United States while
limiting his authority to only those responsible for the atrocities of
that day. Such a limited authorization is consistent with the doctrine
of just war and the practical aim of keeping Americans safe while
minimizing the costs in blood and treasure of waging such an operation."
This is precisely what President Thomas Jefferson did when America's
ships were confronted with Barbary pirates on the high seas.
If the United States government had listened to Ron Paul, we would not
have lost nearly 4,000 American soldiers and Marines, spent over $1
trillion, and gotten bogged down in an endless civil war from which
there is no equitable extraction. Furthermore, had we listened to Dr.
Paul, Osama bin Laden would no doubt be dead, as would most of his
al-Qaeda operatives, and we would be less vulnerable to future
terrorist attacks, instead of being more vulnerable, which is the case
One thing that Pastor Hartman brought up in our meeting in Iowa was
the sentiment of many Christians and pastors to defend Israel. Dr.
Paul stated that he did not believe that we do Israel any favors and
we actually weaken Israel by our constant meddling and intervention. I
Ron Paul is not Israel's enemy. And neither is he the enemy to
Christian liberty and constitutional government.
Ron Paul's non-interventionist and constitutional foreign policy
approach would help, not hurt, Israel to resolve tensions with their
neighbors. Remember, Israel has more nuclear missiles to defend
themselves than all of the Middle East nations combined. Believe me,
Israel knows how to defend itself. And know this: America's constant
meddling curses Israel more than it blesses.
Also consider this: according to published reports such as this one in
the Houston Chronicle, Ron Paul is receiving more donations from
military personnel than any other Presidential candidate in either
party. Think seriously about this. Our active duty and retired
military personnel clearly endorse with their own contributions Ron
Paul's non-interventionist position above all others.
In the end, if the candidate is a sincere Christian, he will all the
more readily obey his or her oath to preserve, protect, and defend the
Constitution of the United States. After all, does not our Lord tell
us that our yea is to be yea and our nay is to be nay? In other words,
genuine believers are to be true to their word. How, then, could a
true Christian make a promise before God and the American people to
preserve, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution and then turn
around and ignore that promise?
Ron Paul lives his Christian faith and takes his oath to the
Constitution seriously. What more could we ask for in a Presidential
candidate? Every Christian pastor should seriously consider
Congressman Ron Paul. Here is his website:http://www.ronpaul2008.com/
© 2007 Chuck Baldwin - All Rights Reserved
Chuck Baldwin is Founder-Pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church in
Pensacola, Florida. In 1985 the church was recognized by President
Ronald Reagan for its unusual growth and influence.
Dr. Baldwin is the host of a lively, hard-hitting syndicated radio
talk show on the Genesis Communications Network called, "Chuck Baldwin
Live" This is a daily, one hour long call-in show in which Dr. Baldwin
addresses current event topics from a conservative Christian point of
view. Pastor Baldwin writes weekly articles on the internet
http://www.ChuckBaldwinLive.com and newspapers.
Zion-power and War: From Iraq to Iran
The Deadly Embrace
By James Petras
11/06/07 "ICH" --- - Explanations for the US attack on Iraq range from
military-political pretexts to accounts focusing on geopolitical and
The original official explanation was the now discredited
claim that Saddam Hussein possessed chemical, biological and other
weapons of mass destructions (WMD), which threatened the US, Israel
and the Middle East. Subsequent to the US military occupation, when
no WMD were discovered, Washington justified the invasion and
occupation by citing the removal of a dictator and the establishment
of a prosperous democracy in the Arab world. The imposition of a
colonial puppet regime, propped up by an imperial occupation force of
over 200,000 troops and irregular death squads, which have killed
close to a million Iraqi civilians, forced over 4 million into exile
and impoverished over 95% of the population, puts the lie to that line
of argument. The latest line of justification revolves around the
notion that the US occupation is necessary to `prevent a civil war'.
Most Iraqis and military experts think the presence of the US colonial
occupation army is the cause of violent conflict, particularly the US
military's devastating attacks on civilians, their financing of rival
tribal leaders and Kurdish mercenaries and their contracting of local
police-military to repress the population. Since most Americans (not
to speak of the rest of the world) are not convinced by these specious
arguments, the Washington regime rationalizes its continued war and
occupation by citing the need for a colonial military victory to
maintain its world and regional status as a super-power, and to assure
its Middle East client regimes that Washington can defend their ruling
cliques and their hegemonic ally, Israel. The Bush White House and
pro-Israel Congressional leaders claim a victory in Iraq will bolster
Washington's image as a successful global `anti-terrorist'
(anti-insurgent) regime. These post-facto justifications have lost
credibility as the war drags on, popular resistance grows in Iraq,
Afghanistan, Palestine, Lebanon, Somalia, Thailand, Philippines,
Pakistan and elsewhere. The longer the war continues, the greater the
economic cost and the demoralization and depletion of military
personnel, the more difficult the task of sustaining the capacity to
intervene in defense of the empire.
If the official political and military justifications for
the US colonial wars in Iraq and Afghanistan ring hollow and convince
few, what of the other economic explanations for the war put forth
mostly but not exclusively by critics of the Bush administration?
The major focus of the economic determinists of the war centers on the
issue of oil, as in `war for oil'.* These explanations in turn break
down into several variants: The first and most popular is that the big
US oil companies were behind the war, that Bush and Cheney were
pressured by their Big Oil handlers into launching the war so that US
oil companies could seize the nationally-owned Iraqi oil fields and
refineries. A second, slightly modified, version argued that the
White House was not pressured by Big Oil but acted on their behalf as
a reflex action. (This is put forth to explain why the spokesmen for
Big Oil multinationals were so conspicuously absent from the media and
halls of Congress in the lead-up to the war.)
(* see recent statements in September and October by former Federal
Reserve Chairman, Alan Greenspan and US General John Abazaid among others)
A third version argued that the US went to war to secure
oil for US national security interests threatened by Saddam Hussein.
This explanation cites the danger of Saddam Hussein closing down the
Strait of Hormuz, invading the Gulf States, inciting revolts in Saudi
Arabia and/or reducing the flow of Middle East oil to the US and its
allies. In other words, the `geopolitics' of the Middle East dictated
that a non-client regime was a threat to US, European and Japanese
access to oil. This is apparently the latest argument put forth by
Alan Greenspan, a former proponent of the WMD propaganda.
The major advocates of the `war for oil' (WFO) argument
fail several empirical tests: Namely that the oil companies were not
actively supporting the war via propaganda, congressional lobbying or
through any other policy vehicle. Secondly the proponents of WFO fail
to explain the efforts by major oil companies to develop economic ties
with Iraq prior to the invasion and were in fact, working through
clandestine third parties to trade in Iraqi oil. Thirdly, all the
major oil companies operating in the Middle East were mainly concerned
with political stability, the liberalization of the economic policies
of the region and the opening of oil services for foreign investors.
The big oil companies' strategies were to advance their global
interests through the on-going liberalization process in the Middle
East and conquering new markets and oil resources through their
formidable market power – investments and technology. The onset of
the US invasion of Iraq was viewed with anxiety and concern as a
military action, which would destabilize the region, increase
hostility to their interests throughout the Gulf and slow down the
liberalization process. Not a single CEO from the entire petroleum
industry viewed the US invasion as a positive `national security'
measure, because they understood that Saddam Hussein, after over a
decade of economic and military sanctions and frequent bombing of his
military installations and infrastructure throughout the Clinton
years, was not in a position to launch any acts of aggression against
Gulf oil companies or states. Moreover the oil companies had several
real prospects of developing lucrative service and commercial oil
contracts with Saddam Hussein's regime in the lead-up to the war. It
was the US government pressured by the Zionist Power Configuration
(ZPC), which pushed legislation blocking (through sanctions) Big Oil
from consummating these economic agreements with Iraq.
The argument that Big Oil promoted the war for its own
benefit fails the empirical test. A corollary to that is that Big Oil
has failed to benefit from the US occupation because of the heightened
conflict, continuous sabotage, the predictable resistance of the Iraqi
oil workers to privatization and the general insecurity, instability
and hostility of the Iraqi people.
The American Left jumped on Alan Greenspan's declaration
that the Iraq war was about oil, as some kind of confirmation in the
absence of any evidence. Yet everyday that has transpired since the
beginning of the war five years ago, demonstrates that `Big Oil' not
only did not promote the invasion, but has failed to secure a single
oil field, despite the presence of 160,000 US troops, thirty thousand
Pentagon/State Department paid mercenaries and a corrupt puppet
regime. As of September 19, 2007 the Financial Times of London
featured an article on the conspicuous absence of the `Oil Majors' in
Iraq: "Big Oil Plays a Waiting Game over Iraq's Reserves' (September
19, 2007). Only a few small companies (`oil minnows') have contracts
in Northern Iraq (`Kurdistan'), which has only 3% of Iraq's reserves.
`Big Oil' did not start the Iraq war, nor has `Big Oil' benefited
from the war. The reason why `Big Oil' did not support the war is the
same reason they haven't invested after the occupation: "The level of
violence is still unacceptably high…if anything the prospects of
agreement appears to be receding as tensions between parties grow."
(ibid) `Big Oil's' worst nightmares leading up to the
Zionist-influenced war have all been utterly confirmed. Whereas `Big
Oil's' negotiations and third party deals with pre-war Iraq provided a
stable and consistent flow of oil and revenue, the war has not only
reduced these revenues to zero, but has all but eliminated any new
options for the next decade.
Despite the war, liberalization elsewhere in the region
has proceeded and US oil and financial interests have advanced despite
the increased obstacles and hostilities, which have grown out of the
US slaughter of Muslims.
Big Oil, Texas billionaires, even big contributors to the
Bush family political
campaigns were no match for the ZPC when it came to Middle East war
policy. They lacked the inside and outside power, the disciplined
grass roots organization of Jewish community organizations to overcome
the Zionist warmongering power over Congress, their position in
strategic executive offices and their army of academic scribes from
Harvard, Yale and Hopkins churning out bellicose propaganda in the US
media. What is striking about the position papers and op-ed reprints
in the Daily Alert is the total absence of any deviation from official
Israeli pro-war positions: Whether it is killing children in Jenin,
bombing population centers in Lebanon, shelling Arab families relaxing
at the beach in Gaza, the Daily Alert simply echoes the official
Israeli line and blatant lies about human shields, accidents, gunmen
among school children, self-induced atrocities. Never in the entire
period analyzed is there a single critical article questioning
Israel's massive displacement of hundreds of thousands of
Palestinians. No crime against humanity is too great for the
Presidents of the Leading American Jewish Organizations to defend. It
is this slavish obedience to the official Israeli policy that marks
out the Zionist Power Configuration as something much more than just
another lobby as its `left' apologists and even Walt and Mearsheimer
claim. The ZPC is much more sinister both as a transmission belt for
the policies and interests of a colonial power hell-bent on domination
in the Middle East and as the most serious authoritarian threat to our
democratic freedoms: no single individual who dares criticize can
escape the long hand of the pro-Israel authoritarians. Book sellers
are picketed, editors are intimidated, university presses and
distributors are threatened, university presidents are blackmailed,
local and national candidates are browbeaten and smeared, meetings are
cancelled and venues are pressured, faculty are fired or denied
promotion, corporations are blacklisted, union pension funds are
raided, theater performances and concerts are cancelled. And the list
of repressive actions taken by these authoritarian Zionist
organizations at the national and local levels runs on, arousing fear
among some, anger among many more and a slowly burning resentment and
growing awareness among the silent majority. The second geo-political
version of `oil for war' focuses on the national security issues.
After the First Gulf War in 1991 and eleven years of economic
sanctions and military disarmament, Iraq was an impoverished, weak
nation partially dismembered by the US backed Kurdish enclave in the
north and constant US bombing and over flights. Iraq was severely
bombed several times during the Clinton regimes and over 1 million of
its citizens, including an estimated 500,000 children, died
prematurely from conditions related to the US imposed deprivation of
food and essential medical and water treatment supplies.
Before the invasion in 2003 Iraq did not even control its shorelines,
airspace or even a third of its national territory. As the US
invasion demonstrated, Saddam's military lacked the most elementary
capacity to mount any defense in a conventional war, not even a single
fighter plane presented a threat to any offshore US client or to the
Strait of Hormuz. The stiff resistance to the US came later in the
form of irregular forces engaged in guerrilla warfare, not from any
organized force established by the Baathist regime. In other words no
matter how far the concept of `national security' is stretched to
include US military bases, oil installations, client rulers and
transport and shipping lanes in the Middle East, Saddam Hussein was
clearly not a threat. If however the concept of `national security'
is re-defined to mean the physical elimination of any potential
opponent of US and Israeli domination in the region, then Saddam
Hussein could be labeled a national security threat. But that takes
the discussion of the explanation for the US war against Iraq to
another terrain and a discussion of the political forces who
manipulated the phony WMD and `War for Oil' propaganda to justify a
war for US and Israeli hegemony in the Middle East. Even more
important the disinformation campaign about who was responsible for
the US invasion and occupation of Iraq is highly relevant to the
current propaganda blitz driving us toward a war with Iran.
From the Iraq War Cover-up on to Iran War Propaganda
The pro-Israel power configuration beats the war drums for
an assault on Iran with greater insistency and successfully induces
the Democratic Congress and Presidential hopefuls as well as the
Republican White House to "put the military option on the table."
Parallel to overt war propaganda, a number of liberal critics of the
Iraq war have published articles arguing that Israel "really opposed
the Iraq war." Writers as diverse as Gareth Porter, ex-CIA analyst
Ray McGovern, Colonel Wilkerson (Colin Powell's Aide), ultra Zion-Con
Michael Ledeen and others claim that Israel opposed the war because
they wanted the US to target Iran. Others argue that Israel had
advised the US that an invasion of Iraq would have dire consequences
for the Middle East, tipping the balance toward Iran and which they
now claim to have predicted. These Israel-exonerators point to other
culprits, namely Bush-Cheney-Rumsfelt or the American Neo-Cons (better
known as the Zion-Cons) who, they insist, have acted independently of
Israel or ignored Israeli priorities in the region.
There is an alternative view, which argues that Israel
promoted the US attack on Iraq, did all in its power through its US
pro-Israel followers to design, propagandize and plan the war. This
alternative view sustains that at no point did the Zion-Cons act
contrary to Israeli state interests. In fact, Israeli officials
worked on a daily basis with its US agents inside the government,
particularly the Pentagon's Office of Special Plans to provide
disinformation to justify the military attack. If, as we will show,
Israel was deeply involved in pushing the US to attack Iraq and is
behind the current disinformation campaign to provoke a US war against
Iran, then anti-war forces and US public opinion must openly confront
the `Israel factor'.
We will argue that the exoneration of Israel is mainly an
attempt to deflect US public hostility away from those Israel Firsters
who manipulated us into this costly, bloody unending war. Exoneration
of Israeli responsibility for the US invasion of Iraq allows the
Jewish state and its US agents to escape any blame for the degradation
of US forces in Iraq and provides them a `clean moral slate' for
launching a new bloody US attack against Iran. Rather than seeing
Israel as giving us a double dose of an incurable colonial disease,
exoneration allows Israel and its agents to follow the same Iraq
invasion pattern of manipulation and duplicity in leading us to war
with Iran. The White House and Democratic Congress, echoing Israel,
are using inflated threats of nuclear attack, demonizing Iran's
leaders, financing low intensity warfare through the training and
funding of violent Iranian exile-based clients, economic sanctions and
`failed' diplomatic maneuvers …to lead up to a new war. Taking
advantage of their liberal (Zion-lib)-led exoneration for their role
in the invasion of Iraq, the Zionist Power Configuration, through such
loyal mouthpieces as Senator Joseph Lieberman, blame the Iranians for
the deaths of US soldiers in Iraq. It is not the Zionist pro-war
officials in and out of the government who sent young American
soldiers to die in Iraq at the behest of the Israeli state to whom the
US public should direct its anger, but rather the Iranians who are
accused of arming and training Iraqi resistance fighters. Leaving
Israel out and bringing Iran into the debacle in Iraq serves the
Israeli purpose of covering their backsides while inciting Americans
into a new military adventure against the much larger and better-armed
The exonerators of Israel are not homogeneous in their
political background or goals. Some liberals, fearful of arousing a
powerful Zionist backlash, seek to whitewash Israel's lobby operatives
in the US as a way of gaining sympathy among pro-Israel Congressional
Democrats and financial backing from wealthy Jewish liberals critical
of the Iraq war. Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean, following the
new Israeli script declared during a visit to Tel Aviv in 2006 that
the `the US invaded the wrong country!'
The price of the `exonerate Israel' strategy is to
overlook the powerful role that the Israel First lobby is playing in
bringing us to a new war with Iran as part of a sequence of invasions
promoted by Israeli strategists. These clever ploys are backfiring.
Playing to the prejudices of the liberal pro-Israel crowd in the
Democratic Party has lead to the current absence of any significant
anti-war movement against the Zionist-led propaganda and war-mongering
blitz against Iran.
There is no question that some anti-war Zion-Libs are
trying to put some distance from the Zion-Con/Israeli policymakers who
promoted the invasion of Iraq. But this does not come from any
opposition to another new and more dangerous military commitment. On
the contrary, the Zion-Libs criticize the discredited Bush-Cheney-Iraq
policy in favor of a new more aggressive war policy toward Iran. By
exonerating Israel and its transmission belt of organized local and
national Jewish and fundamentalist Christian organizations, the
liberals have not found allies for peace – they have revived the
powerful influence of Israel and its US apparatus which was being
increasingly rejected by the US public and elements in the US
military. By putting the blame for the debacle in Iraq exclusively on
Bush/Cheney and their allies in `Big Oil' and excluding the role of
Israel, the ZPC and their toadies among the Democrats in Congress, the
liberal exonerators, open the way for a new cycle of war in the Middle
East. To prevent a future Zionist and Israeli-orchestrated US attack
against Iran, we must be perfectly clear about who maneuvered the US
into attacking Iraq.
Israel, the ZPC and the Run-up to the Invasion of Iraq
Analytically, the differences between Israeli state policy
and the leading US Zionist organizations are, with very rare
exceptions, indistinguishable. The run-up to the US attack on Iraq is
a case in point. From the late 1980's, through the first Gulf War,
the Clinton Administration's sanctions, daily bombings and territorial
separation of northern Iraq, `Kurdistan', from the rest of the
country, to the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, the Israeli government
pressured US Congress-people and senior policy makers toward bellicose
policies toward Israel's `enemies'. Israeli state policy urging
further US degradation of Iraq was transmitted through the major
Zionist organizations and key Zionist officials in the Clinton and
later Bush administrations. Dennis Ross, Martin Indyk, Madeleine
Albright, Richard Holbrook, Sandy Berger, William Cohen and others
were the most important foreign policy-makers toward the Middle East
in the Clinton Administration and they produced and implemented the
sanctions, bombings and territorial dismemberment of Iraq. Following
their term of office, key Clinton Zionists went to work at pro-Israeli
think tanks in Washington. Following the attacks of September 11,
2001, the Zion-Cons in top level positions in the Bush Administration
(Ari Fleischer, Paul Wolfowitz, David Frum, Richard Perle, Douglas
Feith, Eliott Abrams, Irving (Scooter) Libby, David Wurmser and
others) and key Zionist Congress-members like Senator Joseph
Lieberman, called for the US to attack Iraq, as part of a series of
sequential wars, to include Syria and Iran. They echoed the policies
of the Israeli state and in particular Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
Israeli state officials, at no point expressed any
reservations or differences with the bellicose efforts of its highly
placed liaison agents in the Bush Government, nor with its servile
lobby, AIPAC, nor with the pro-Israel Op-Ed writers of the major
newspapers and broadcast media. Zionist ideologues prevailed
everywhere berating the US military officials for their timid caution.
Israel, consistent with its policies since the late 1980's,
encouraged the Bush Administration toward an invasion and occupation
of Iraq in all of its top level meetings with Rumsfelt, Powell, Rice
and Bush. The Israeli media, with rare exceptions, demonized Saddam,
played up his `threat' to the Middle East and Israel's security,
conflated Palestinian suicide bombings with Iraqi support for the
Palestinian people's national aspirations, and energized their
fundamentalist Christian allies in the US to follow suit in calling
for an invasion of Iraq.
An analysis of the relationship between the Israeli state
and highly placed Zionist officials in the Bush Administration reveals
first and foremost that Tel Aviv laid out the strategic policies of
eliminating Middle East regimes opposed to its ethnic cleansing of the
occupied territories and unlimited expansion of colonial settlements
in Occupied Palestine and the consolidation of Israeli hegemony in the
Middle East. The Zionist elite in the Bush regime invented the
pretext and the propaganda for war and most important, successfully
designed and operationalized the US invasion of Iraq. This `division
of labor' included the Zion-Cons in the executive branch, backed by
the Presidents of the Major Jewish American Organizations (including
AIPAC), the regional, state and local Jewish federations through their
influence over Congress.
Testimony by former Pentagon analyst, retired U.S. Air
Force Lt. Colonel Karen Kwiatkowski confirms that throughout the
period leading to the Iraq war, Israeli military officials,
intelligence officers and other high ranking functionaries had daily
access with top Zionist Pentagon officials like Undersecretary of
Defense Douglas Feith. Frequent consultation, intelligence
coordination and joint planning between top Zion-Cons in the Pentagon
and top Israeli military operatives in the US indicates that there was
close agreement in directing the US to invade Iraq. There was
Zion-Con/Israeli agreement, confirmed in the immediate aftermath of
the initial `successful' occupation, that Iraq was the first of a
series of invasions in the Middle East, to be followed by attacks
against Iran and Syria. The Israeli joke current at the time was:
`Anyone can take Baghdad, real men go for Tehran.' In November 2002,
Ariel Sharon, in an interview with the Times of London, called for the
bombing of Iran `the day after the US invades Iraq'.
The Zion-Con/Israeli blueprint for sequential wars was
explicitly stated in the policy paper "Project for a New American
Century', a kind of American-Israeli Mein Kampf of US world domination
in which Israel would be a co-benefactor of American military might
and treasure. Most of the Zion-Con designers and executers of US war
policy in the Middle East were listed as authors or sponsors of the
`New American Project'. Many were also contributors to the policy
paper for Likud leader, Benyamin Netanyahu, which specifically called
for the dismemberment of Iraq into manageable ethnic enclaves.
Israeli intelligence `disinformation' about Saddam
Hussein's `threat' to the region was embellished and adapted to the
propaganda needs of the White House. While Israeli propaganda pounded
away at `Saddam Hussein' as the modern Hitler, Zionist propaganda
chief and Bush speechwriter, David Frum, repeated the same theme in
the infamous `Axis of Evil' speech in which Bush pronounced before the
world his intention to attack other nations preemptively. Given the
Israeli regime's pro-war propaganda it is understandable that Israeli
public opinion was overwhelmingly in favor of the war as were all the
leaders of the major American Jewish organization, but not the
majority of American Jews, especially young Jews and those who were
not members of any of the Zionist (Israel First) front organizations.
Israeli advisers and Zion-Cons in the US government were highly
influential in the dismantling of the entire civilian and military
administrative structures in Iraq – the so-called De-Baathification
campaign – in order to decisively weaken any attempt to reconstruct
Iraq as a modern secular republic opposed to Israeli regional
hegemony. The Israeli policy, pursued by the Zion-Cons, was to
fragment the Iraqi state and society into pre-modern ethno-religious
entities run by pro-Israeli Iraqi exiles (like Ahmed Chalabi who had
business ties with Douglas Feith), incapable of ever challenging
Israeli policy in the Middle East.
Israeli Zion-Con policy succeeded in so far as it secured the US
destruction of the Iraqi state; but it failed to secure a rapid
victory on the road to the second phase of invading Iran, because of
the massive armed resistance by the Iraqis. In their blind racism
against Arabs, the Israeli officials and their American agents
discounted any possibility of Iraqis mounting a people's war against
the destruction of their society. As the Iraqi resistance gained
momentum and US military and economic losses multiplied, US public
opinion turned against the war and began to ask who was responsible
for the military debacle. In the face of this potentially dangerous
question Zionist propaganda shifted gears in order to cover their
tracks. Top Zionist official who framed the war quickly left the
scene, beginning with the most obvious war perpetrators: Paul
Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith and Shumsky in the Pentagon and David Frum
and Ari Fleischer in the White House. The hardliners with less overt
profiles in the State Department stayed on for a while longer– Elliot
Abrams, Scooter Libby, David Wurmser. Libby later was convicted of a
felony for his role in exposing the CIA operative married to
Ambassador Joseph Wilson in retaliation for his exposing his Zionist
cohorts' fabrication of `intelligence' in the lead up to the war.
War with Iran: The Highest Priority for the ZPC (and Israel)
Israel's campaign for the destruction of Iran has already led to two
acts of war. In June 2006 Israel assaulted Lebanon, aiming,
unsuccessfully, to destroy the Shiite political-military organization
Hezbollah, an ally of Iran. A little more than a year later (Sept 6,
2007) Israel engaged in an even more provocative act, an unprovoked
bombing mission over Syrian territory, destroying a military
installation. Since Syria and Iran have a mutual defense pact, the
Israeli action was designed to test the willingness of Iran and Syria
to respond to a surprise (sneak) military attack.
The propaganda arm of the Israeli intelligence services prepared a
piece of disinformation comparable to their earlier weapons of mass
destruction lie: They claimed that they bombed a nuclear site which
North Korea was constructing and supplying with nuclear material.
Israeli disinformation was immediately reproduced verbatim in the
leading US newspapers, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wall Street
Journal and the New York Times and all the major television networks.
Pro-Israeli propaganda experts justified the attack and were in turn
quoted in the Washington Post (Sept 20, 2007). The Post quoted Bruce
Riedel, formerly an intelligence `expert' at the pro-Israel Saban
Center for Middle East Policy (housed in the now discredited Brookings
Institute): "There is no question it was a major raid. It was an
extremely important target. It came at a time the Israelis were very
concerned about war with Syria and wanted to dampen down the prospects
of war (sic). The decision was taken despite their concerns it could
produce a war (sic). The decision reflects how important this target
was to Israeli military planners." In other words, Israel is
"concerned about war" so it engages in an unprovoked act of war in
which the propagandists don't even know the nature of the target!
On September 21, 2007, the principle propaganda sheet (Daily Alert) of
the Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations (PMAJO) then
reproduced the pro-war propaganda cycled through the Washington Post
and sends it out to all top officials and Congressmen in Washington
and across the country and activated its lobbyists in AIPAC to ensure
US support for the blatant Israeli act of war. True to its deceptive
propaganda function, the Daily Alert published a highly misleading
excerpt from an article in the Financial Times (September 21, 2007
p.4), which combines the Israeli propaganda line of a `potential'
Syria-North Korea nuclear tie without including several paragraphs
debunking the Israeli-Zionist disinformation campaign. The Financial
Times article quotes Joseph Circcione, Director of Nuclear Policy at
the Center for American Progress: "It is highly unlikely that the
Israeli attack had anything to do with significant Syrian-North Korean
nuclear cooperation. The basic, well-documented fact is that the
40-year-old Syrian nuclear research program is too basic to support
any weapons capability. Universities have larger nuclear facilities
than Syria," (Financial Times September 21, 2007, p.4). A former
senior Asian adviser to President Bush and expert on North Korea, now
at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, also debunked
the Israeli-Zionist nuclear weapon ploy: "I would be very, very
surprised if the North Koreans were dumb enough to transfer fissile
material to Syria or were trying to do work outside of North Korea in
a place like Syria", (ibid). Equally damaging to the Israeli-Zionist
war propaganda, the Bush Administration never raised North Korea's
supposed involvement with Syria during the entire series of meetings
during 2007, despite the fact that it was greatly hostile to Syria and
looking for any excuse to attack it. In contrast to previous Israeli
provocations in which the Bush Administration rushed to vouch for
Israel's pretexts, Bush declined to comment on the Israeli attacks
against Syria, likely advised by his intelligence chiefs that it was
an Israeli act of provocation hoping to draw in the United States.
The Israeli act of war against Syria and its defense and promotion by
the US Zionist Power Configuration is the latest step in bringing the
US into a joint war against Iran and Syria. A survey of the Daily
Alert (the house organ of the Presidents of the Major American Jewish
Organizations) from January to September 2007 (180 issues) reveals
that there is an average of three articles in each issue calling on
the US to engage in acts of war, impose strict economic sanctions and
a naval blockade and prepare for a widespread confrontation with Iran.
There is not a single voice or article that questions Israel's
pro-war posture. Every issue of the Daily Alert parrots the Israeli
line, even when it involves supporting the brutal cutting of
electricity, gas and drinking water to over a million trapped
civilians in Gaza – a war crime under international law. In the words
of the Daily Alert, Israeli murders of unarmed teenage Palestinian
boys and girls who are labeled `militants' or `gunmen'. And the Daily
Alert describes Israeli `peace negotiations' as being carried out in
`good faith' – despite continued land grabs and assassinations of
scores of Palestinians, including young kids. "In the time between
George W. Bush, US President announcing the (Annapolis) peace meeting
on July 16, 2007 and October 15, 2007, the Israeli military had killed
104 Palestinians including 12 children." Financial Times (October 18,
After the November 2006 Democratic Party Congressional victory thanks
to the increasingly angry anti-Iraq war voters, Israeli Foreign
Minister Tzipi Levi attended the AIPAC meeting in Washington to urge
the thousands of Zionist activists and a large contingent of US
Democratic and Republican congressmen to continue to support the Bush
Administration's occupation of Iraq and incited them toward another
war against Iran. In a highly charged screed, she ejaculated on the
non-existent "existential threat" of Iranian nuclear capability. The
entire Jewish Lobby picked up the line and went into action.
The scope, depth and centralized structure of the Zionist Power
Configuration far exceed anything, which can be properly conceived of
as a `lobby'. In that sense Mearsheimer and Walt in the study of the
Israel Lobby underestimate the power and political influence of the
pro-Israeli forces. Secondly the measure of the ZPC power must take
account of several factors. These include its direct and indirect
power. ZPC power is exercised directly on political, academic and
cultural decision makers to make sure their policies back pro-Israel,
pro-Zionist interests. An even more direct expression of power is
when Zionists occupy top decision-making positions and make policies
on behalf of Israeli military and economic interests. Elliot Abrams,
President Bush's key Middle East advisor on the National Security
Council is one of many examples as is the Director of Homeland
Security, Michael Chertoff, who allocates over three-quarters of
available funds for the `security' of private Jewish organizations.
Equally formidable is the ZPC exercise of indirect power through
One is by parleying influence over a small group of
Congressmen into a large majority. For example, AIPAC wrote up the
bill, presented by Senator Lieberman and co-signed by Senator Kyl,
labeling the Iranian Revolutionary Guards as `terrorists', which paves
the way for Bush to launch an attack. It was passed by 80% of Congress.
Cumulative power is the convergence of different sectors
of the ZPC on a single issue. For example, pro-Israel writers and
Jewish leaders from all major organizations and spheres of its media
from Left to far Right, joined to denounce Mearsheimer and Walt's
essay and subsequent book, most resorting to either ad hominem attacks
(`anti-Semites') or illogical and convoluted arguments ignoring the
Propaganda of the deed is a favorite power tool of the
ZPC. This involves publicizing the successful punishment of critics
of Israel and the ZPC in order to intimidate current or future
policymakers. An example is how Ziono-fascist Professor Alan
Dershowitz of the Harvard Law School successfully campaigned, with
backing from the ZPC, ousted Professor Norman Finkelstein from his
university post, thus serving as `exemplary punishment' to any future
academic critics of Israel. Dershowitz campaign went so far as to
slander Professor Finkelstein's deceased mother, a survivor of the
Nazi death camps, as a Jewish `kapo' or Nazi collaborator.
The ZPC has multiple resources that are mutually
re-enforcing in both the private, and public spheres. Large-scale,
long-term party and electoral financing buy Congressional influence.
This in turn increases the power of the large minority of Zionist
Congressmen in gaining control over party nominations and committee
assignments in Congress. This in turn feeds back into greater
influence for the ZPC in shaping US-Middle East foreign policy and
facilitating access of pro-Israeli writers to the Op-Ed pages of the
major dailies, weeklies and other branches of the corporate media.
Zionist power is also the result of a long-standing,
pervasive and totally one-sided propaganda campaign which demonizes
Israel's Arab, especially Palestinian critics, and paints Israel (the
world's fourth largest and Middle East's only nuclear power) as a
democratic fortress, surrounded by hostile authoritarian governments.
Through its access and partial control over most of the major media,
the Zionist Power Configuration provides heavily biased reports on
events such as the Israeli terror bombings of populations centers in
Lebanon, Gaza and elsewhere. Reputational power projected by the ZPC
in the US counteracts reality in the Middle East to the extent that
Palestinian victims of all ages and genders, suffering 40 years of
Israeli military rule, land expropriation and constant violent
assaults are made into aggressors and the Israeli executioners are
portrayed as virtuous, peaceful victims.
Israel Lobby or `Zionist Power Configuration'?
Mearsheimer and Walt describe the pro-Israel power
configuration as a `lobby, just like any other US lobby', a `loose
collection of individuals and groups' outside of government, acting on
behalf of Israel. Nothing could be further from the truth. The power
of Israel in the United States is manifested through a multiplicity of
highly organized, well financed and centrally directed structures
throughout the United States. The ZPC include several score political
action committees with innocuous names, at least a dozen propaganda
mills (`think tanks') employing scores of former highly connected top
policymakers mostly in Washington and the East Coast, and the 52 major
American Jewish Organizations grouped under the umbrella listing
`Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations'
(CPMAJO). AIPAC and other national organizations (ADL, AJC etc ) are
important influences at the national Executive-Congressional lobbying
levels. But equally or even more important in censoring and purging
critics, controlling local media and shaping opinion throughout
cities, towns and villages are the local Jewish community federations
and organizations which browbeat local cultural programmers, editors,
bookstores, universities, churches and civic groups to deny public
platforms to speakers, writers, artists, religious spokespeople and
other public figures critical of Israel and its Zionist disciples.
The power base of the ZPC is found in the local activist
doctors, dentists, lawyers, real estate brokers and landlords who
preside over the local confederations and their several hundred
thousand affiliates. It is they who harass, badger, browbeat, raise
money and organize propaganda junkets for elected officials and ensure
their support for Israeli wars and increases in the US multi-billion
dollar aid packages to Israel. The local Zionist power structure
organizes successful campaigns forcing state pension funds to purchase
billions of dollars in underperforming Israel state bonds and to
disinvest in companies engaged in economic transactions with Israel's
self-described `state terrorists adversaries'. It is the Jewish based
pro-Israel student organizations which spy on US professors, who may
or may not be critical of Israel and smear them in local and national
newsletters and pressure administrations to fire them. Even where
less than 1% of the local population is Jewish, Zionist zealots are
able to pressure small private Christian colleges to ban a Nobel Peace
Prize winning theologian, like Bishop Desmond Tutu, from speaking on
their campus. The Zionist octopus has extended its tentacles far
beyond the traditional centers of big city power and national
politics, reaching into remote towns and cultural spheres. Not even
the American small town obituary pages are exempt: When a Connecticut
newspaper published a memorial of a prominent Palestinian grandmother
and community leader from Hebron (May 2003) the 61 year old Shadeen
abu Hijleh, who was shot in her home by Israelis soldiers, members of
the local Jewish confederation expressed outrage at the exposure of
Israeli military crimes – thus censoring a moving obituary page
tribute written by her American friends and relatives.
Centralized structures – coordinated policy, targets,
quotas, fund raising, large-scale special campaigns, black lists
(`anti-Semites' and `self-hating Jews'), and networks all are integral
parts of the ZPC. Mearsheimer and Walt have failed to analyze the
organizational relations between the head office, regional staff and
local organizations of the major pro-Israel Jewish organizations and
how quickly they can be mobilized to stigmatize, censor or support a
given speaker, activity or fund raiser in favor of Israeli interests.
Throughout the country the newsletters of local Jewish Community
Relations Councils have parroted the line or reprinted libelous
canards of their national offices denouncing Mearsheimer and Walt's
book The Israel Lobby – and from their rather ill-informed caricatures
of M and W's discussion it is clear they have barely even read the
One thing is clear from the largely emotional ejaculations from the
predominantly Jewish intellectuals' attacks against the book, the
intellectual level of contemporary Jewish intellectuals has seriously
deteriorated to the point that envy, communal spite and partisan
vitriol has gotten the better of a reasoned review of data and logic.
The literary efforts by Abraham Foxman of the ADL to answer M and H
are reminiscent of the Stalinist diatribes featured during the Moscow
show trials of the 1930's (our Jewish version of Andrei Vishinsky).
What accounts for the influence of these intellectual mediocrities is
neither the evil vapors emanating from their venomous writing, nor
their appeal to reason – though some pretense to reasoned debate is
made by Zionist progressives – if such exist – but the fact that their
repetitious message circulate throughout their mass media outlets
The ZPC, having organized the war through falsified data,
via the top two officials in the Pentagon (Wolfowitz and Douglas
Feith), the Vice Presidents office (Wurmser and Irving Scooter Libby)
and the National Security Council (Elliot Abrams) organized the
President's office (Ari Fleischer) and written Bush's pre-emptive war
speech (David Frum) are now fearful they will face the anger of the
American people who have suffered the loss of thousands of soldiers –
to an extent not experienced by the authors and implementers of this
war for Israel. To avoid identification with this disastrous war,
Zionist Power Configuration War planners and propagandists have
resorted to lies (denial of the crucial role of Israel in bringing the
US to war) and the somewhat more clever operators like Alan Greenspan
have joined the mindless American left to drag out the old canard of
`War for Oil'.
War For Oil or War For Israel: The Public Record
Zionist Power Configuration support for the Iraq War was
an open, relentless, propaganda campaign by well-known writers,
publicists, and community leaders as well as by the 52 leading Jewish
organizations. There was `no conspiracy' or `cabal' – the Zionist
campaign was brazenly public, aggressive and reiterative.
A systematic review of the major propaganda organ of the
Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organization's newsletter,
Daily Alert, from 2002 to September 2007 – 1,760 issues – provides us
with a scientific sample of ZPC opinion. On average, each issue
contained 5 articles in favor of the war or moves toward war with Iraq
and/or Iran. The Daily Alert featured op-ed articles by the major
liberal, conservative and Zion-fascist writers and academics which
regularly appeared in the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, the
New York Sun, and the New York and Los Angeles Times, the Daily
Telegraph and Times of London, YNet and others. In other words, in
the crucial pre-war to post-invasion period, the leading pro-Israel
Jewish organizations produced approximately 8800 pieces of pro-Iraq
war propaganda and circulated it to all its member organizations,
every Congressman, every leading member of the executive branch with
follow-ups by local activists and an army of Washington lobbyists (150
from AIPAC alone) plus several hundred full-time activists from local
and regional offices.
In a comparable survey of the leading Anglo-American
business and financial newspaper, the Financial Times between 2002 and
September 2007, regarding Big Oil's policy toward war with Iraq and
now Iran is just as revealing. I reviewed the opinion, editorial and
letter pages of 1,872 issues of the Financial Times and there is not a
single article or letter by any spokesperson or representative of a
major (or minor) oil company calling for the invasion and occupation
of Iraq or the bombing of Iran. There was no oil lobby or grass roots
organization demanding Congress or the Bush Administration to go to
war in defense of US oil interests. But the ZPC was active, promoting
the lie that disarmed and embargoed Iraq represented an `existential
threat' to the nuclear armed Israel.
A similar comparison of Zionist and Big Oil regarding
propaganda for a US military confrontation with Iran reinforces the
argument of the centrality of the major Jewish organizations in
promoting United States involvement in Middle East wars for Israel.
Between 2004 and September 2007 (3 years and 9 months) the Zionist
propaganda sheet, the Daily Alert, published 960 issues in which an
average of 6 articles argued for an immediate or near future US or
Israeli preemptive military attack on Iran, tougher economic sanctions
than the Security Council was willing to support, organized
disinvestment and boycotts of Iran. A survey of the Financial Times
during the same period, 1053 issues, (the FT prints 6 times a week,
the Daily Alert 5 times), fails to produce a single letter or op-ed
article by any representative or spokesperson of Big Oil supporting
war against Iran. On the contrary, as was the case with Iraq, major
oil leaders expressed anxiety and fear that an Israeli instigated war
would destabilize the entire area and lead to the destruction of vital
oil installations, undermine transport routes and shipping lanes and
cancel lucrative service contracts. Contrary to the latest Zionist
propaganda, Big Oil wants the US to lift its sanctions against
investment in Iran, since it has lost lucrative deals to competitors.
In complete contradiction to the `leftist'
Trotskyist-Zionist finger pointing at Big Oil as the main push for
war, big Texas oil was working profitable with Saddam Hussein's Iraq,
signing hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal contracts with the
now executed ruler. Oscar Wyatt, a Texas oil billionaire, recently
convicted for paying bribes to Saddam Hussein, was one of many big oil
dealers involved in the lucrative pre-war oil trade with Iraq
(Financial Times Oct. 2, 2007, p.2).
Zionist Warmongering: Fear and Venom
As the pressure from Israel for a US-backed military
attack on Iran mounts, and as top US military officials and the
general public grow increasingly hostile to Zionist arm twisting and
gross manipulation of policy makers, the ZPC turns aggressively
authoritarian in its effort to silence opposition which exposes its
role as a disloyal actor for a foreign power. In the past, agents for
a foreign power, once detected, usually received severe sanction or
worse. Today, numerous Zionist insiders know they are playing an
increasingly risky game as the perceived costs of a new war with Iran
rise and their Israeli `handlers' press them to promote an attack Iran
at the top of their agenda.
Ultimately, the Zionist Power Configuration, despite their
wealth and current dominance over US Middle East policy, know that
they represent less than 1% of the population: They are an elite
without a mass base. They have power only as long as the other 99% of
the population is inactive, manipulated or intimidated to serve
Israel's interests. But as the growing flow of books, articles and
speeches begin to call attention to the Israeli-directed ZPC and their
destructive war-mongering activities, their self-promoted images of
their members as brilliant professionals, successful leaders in the
world of business and finance and compassionate politicians serving
the best interests of the USA, begins to erode. The ugly side of
their servile loyalty to Israel, an arrogant, racist colonial power
provoking wars via the US to establish itself as an unchallenged
regional power has entered into the American public debate.
The ZPC is at or near the peak of its political power – in
Congress, the Executive, the Office of Homeland Security and
prospective Attorney General, in `culture' and the mass media
propaganda. But paradoxically, as the ZPC peaks, it also exposes more
of itself – much more than it wants to be seen by the American public.
Even the brash and impudent Zionist polemicists who hole
up in the prestigious universities and `think tank-propaganda mills'
are beginning to feel public anxiety, even perhaps private worries.
As they do so, they back track, trying to cover their fingerprints on
all the war plans and propaganda leading to the now-massively
unpopular invasion of Iraq. They resort to outright lies in the form
of denials or complicity or `war-mongering'. Outrageous denials
abound! For the more aggressive die-hard Zion-Cons, exposure of the
disloyal role of the ZPC and their complicity evokes savage
rejoinders, academic screeds in the gutter language of ad hominem
abuse which reflects poorly on their vaunted academic positions. The
ZPC, its scribes, operatives and power brokers are vulnerable – they
have committed great crimes against the interests of the American
people. Their actions have led to the death and maiming of tens of
thousands of US soldiers, 99.9% of whom have no `loyalties' to the
interest of greater Israel or its US agents who have their own
children pursuing lucrative civilian careers. Recent estimates found
less than 0.2% of US soldiers serving on the ground in Iraq are
American Jews, some of whom were Jewish immigrants from the former
Soviet Union. This despite the strong Zionist pressure to invade and
destroy Iraq and Iran. The manipulations of the ZPC in pushing the
Bush Administration into invading and occupying Iraq has led the US
military into an unprecedented state of disgrace and demoralization,
with thousands of officers tendering their early retirement, thousands
of troops going AWOL and facing court-martial, and an increasing
number of retired senior officers expressing outrage. It is no
surprise that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates secured the support of
top military officers in the Middle East in opposing an immediate
invasion of Iran.
Zionist vituperation against their critics expresses fears
of exposure and unmasking of their double discourse, their false
amalgamation of Israeli colonial policies with the democratic values
of the American people. Nothing else can explain the shrill verbal
personal assaults – aimed at killing the messenger rather than facing
unpleasant realities and working to rectify a disastrous situation.
While the state of Israel has placed its American promoters in an
uncomfortable position as the occupation of Iraq crumbles and
Americans resist shrill calls for attacking Iran, nevertheless Israel
has turned out to be the real winner, in the short term, having
achieved the destruction of the unified, secular republic of Iraq.
From a Scratch to Gangrene: The Transition from Zionism to Zion-Fascism
The `mainstream' Zionist conservatives early on
demonstrated their authoritarian politics through their whole-hearted
and un-problematical support for Israel's brutal campaigns driving
hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes and lands.
Subsequently, the Zion-Cons fully and un-questioningly endorsed the
killing and jailing of thousands of Palestinian civilians protesting
the Israeli military occupation and conversion of the occupied West
Bank and Gaza into `open air' concentration camps, with over 500
military outposts and roads blocks. More recently the entire
leadership of the major Jewish organizations, comprising both
Zion-Cons and Zion-Libs, defended Israel's building of a massive 30
meter wall, effectively corralling the entire Palestinian population
in ghettos resembling the walls constructed around the huge Jewish
population in Warsaw by the Nazis. The wall and the military outposts
strangle trade, movement of food and people from the occupied
territories to markets, schools and hospitals and prevent farmers from
even tilling their lands.
On Octobert 10, 2007 the Jerusalem Post quoted Aron
Soffer, head of research and lecturer at the Israeli Defense Forces
(IDF) National Defense College. The 71-year old father of 4 and
grandfather of 8 had said on May 21, 2004: "When 2.5 million people
live in a closed off Gaza, its going to be a human catastrophe. Those
people will become even bigger animals than they are today, with the
aid of an insane fundamentalist Islam. The pressure at the border
will be awful. Its going to be a terrible war. So if we want to
remain alive, we will have to kill and kill and kill. All day…every day."
This is the literal message of murder taught to Israeli
officers at their most advanced military school by eminent
Zion-Fascist lecturers. This helps us understand the naked brutality
and homicidal behavior of Israeli soldiers in the occupied territories.
A recent Israeli study by two prominent psychologists
illustrates the deep strain of sadism and racism inculcated by
Israel's military academies and backed by Israel's top politicians,
including the Prime Minister's Office. According to Haaretz on
September 21, 2007, two Israeli psychologists interviewed 21 Israeli
soldiers, who expressed "their innermost emotions about the horrendous
crimes, in which they took part: murder, breaking the bones of
Palestinian children, acts of humiliation, destruction of property,
robbery and theft." One of the Israeli psychologists was "shocked to
find that the soldiers enjoyed the `intoxication of power' and had
pleasure from using violence." She said, "Most of my interviewees
enjoyed their own instigated violence during the occupation." (Haaretz
September 21, 2007) Absolute colonial domination brings out the
psychopathic tendencies in an occupation army. Soldier C testified,
"If I didn't enter Rafah (Palestinian City in Gaza) to put down some
rebellion – at least once a week I'd go beserk." Like previous
colonial occupiers, the Israeli soldiers adopt a totalitarian
`super-race complex'. Soldier D testified, "What is great is that you
don't follow any law or rule. You feel that YOU ARE THE LAW. Once
you go into the Occupied Territory YOU ARE GOD!." The soldiers'
internalization of the powerful Zion-fascist ideology provides a
self-justification in the eyes of the interviewees for castrating a
man, bashing in the face of a woman protester, shooting an innocuous
pedestrian, breaking the arm of a 4-year old child and other
`gratuitous' acts of random violence.
The Presidents of the Major American Jewish Organizations
never ever mention, let along criticize, the daily psychopathic
behavior of the IDF. Major Jewish billionaire philanthropists
contribute hundreds of millions in support of the IDF's violent
occupation and repression of Palestinian civilians, described with
cruel pleasure by the soldier-subjects of the Israeli study. In fact,
the biggest Zionist contributor to the Democratic Party, Haim Saban
($12.3 million dollars in 2002), has a `soft spot for Israeli combat
soldiers.' According to Haaretz (September 12, 2006), Saban declared,
"I can't handle combat soldiers, whenever I have any interaction with
them…I cry." There is a powerful emotional bond that links Israeli
Zion-fascism to its US counterparts. Saban arrogantly points to the
primacy of his loyalty to Israel, "I strut around like a peacock in
America and say I am an Israeli-American. What you hear…an
Israeli-American." (Haaretz October 14, 2007). The formerly
respectable Brooking's Institute now houses the `Saban Center',
financed by Haim Saban, turning Brookings into just another of a dozen
propaganda mills churning out apologetics for the totalitarian
practices of the IDF – their leading research directors and their
Prime Minister. The deadly `sentimentality' of the Israeli-American
billionaires toward the psychopaths in the IDF does not extend to the
young Americans serving Israel's interests as US soldiers in Iraq and
who are suffering the burdens of a war to extend Israel's regional
power. Saban, like the great majority of the top leaders of the most
influential Zionist organization are pushing for another war – this
time with Iran. According to Saban, "I would try other things first,
but if they don't work, then attack…In Iran you go in and wipe out
their infrastructure completely. Plunge them into darkness. Cut off
their water." (Haaretz October 14, 2007). These are not the
homicidal ranting of a fanatical Jewish settler beating a
pre-adolescent Palestinian shepherd. Saban is a major leader in AIPAC,
family friend and political broker of the Clintons and the entire
current Israeli leadership. His $2.8 billion dollars buys the fawning
attention of all major US presidential "candidates courting Jewish
support" (MSNBC, October 14, 2007).
The Zionist Power Configuration has buried 3 top level
political initiatives designed to reach a settlement of the Israeli
colonial occupation of Palestine. A statement to President Bush and
Secretary of State Rice sent by former top political officials of both
political parties, including Brzezinski, Lee Hamilton, Brent Scowcroft
and others calling for Israel to abide by UN Security Council
Resolution 242 and 338 and other initiatives, was totally dismissed by
the Democratic Congress and the Republican White House, after the ZPC
intervened and labeled Brzezinski as `hostile to Israel' – following
the Israeli state's complete dismissal of the statement. Tony Blair's
efforts as head of the `Quartet Peace-Making Mission' has been a total
failure in resolving even the humanitarian plight of the Palestinians,
in the face of Israeli intransigence and rejection of any but the most
banal conversations with the now subdued (formerly so frenetic)
ex-British Prime Minister (Guardian October 13, 2007). Secretary
Rice's efforts to organize a Middle East peace conference for late
November in Annapolis, Maryland were diluted to the point of
pointlessness by Israeli pronouncements. Israel rejects any
substantive agreements on borders, timetables, Jerusalem, settlements,
territory etc.. They insist the conference focus on meaningless
general agreements that commit them to nothing. In action designed to
further humiliate US Secretary of State Rice, the Israeli government
illegally seized several hundred acres of Palestinian lands – a clear
example of extending the settlements (Aljazeera October 14, 2007).
While trying to appear stylish in a dunce cap, Secretary Rice
responded that the new Israeli confiscation of Palestinian land might
`erode confidence in the parties' commitment to a two state solution'
(BBC October 14, 2007).
Recognizing that the ZPC has completely tied up her
negotiation position, that she cannot demand anything substantive from
Israel, Secretary Rice has signaled the futility of the Annapolis
meeting by calling for `lower expectations', that is no agreements of
substance. There is good reason to believe that Israel and its Fifth
Column have effectively scuttled Bush's own Annapolis initiative.
Even US clients like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and even the
Palestinian puppet Abbas have expressed doubts since there are no
substantive agreements on state boundaries, anathema to Israel and the
ZPC. Whether the conference is `postponed' or actually takes place,
the event promises to be another inconsequential gesture, another US
Middle East defeat, another victory for Israel's colonial status quo
and another reason for increased Arab resistance in the Middle East.
What is more ominous, Israel and the ZPC will find that
their successful sabotage of the White House Annapolis Peace
Conference is likely to encourage them to press ahead with further
violent seizures in the Occupied Territories, new more deadly
incursions in Lebanon and Syria and heightened pressure for war with
Iran. Zion-fascism feeds into the sense of irresistible power over US
Middle East policy against any major US institutional force, which
fails to follow the Israeli line.
Along with the right-wing radicalization of Zion-Con
ideology with regard to Israel's push toward totalitarian solutions,
came overt manifestations of racist anti-Islamic, anti-Arab and
anti-Persian practices and speeches from leading Zion-Con spokespeople
and especially academic propagandists in the United States.
War propaganda and military solutions dominate Zion-Con
rhetoric: first against Palestine, then Afghanistan, Iraq, Lebanon,
Syria, Somalia and Sudan. Accompanying the radicalization of Zion-con
rhetoric is a growing number of repressive acts within US society.
The ZPC and Holocaust Denial: At the Service of Israel
Leading Zionist Democrats following Israeli directives played a major
role in undermining a Congressional resolution condemning as genocide
the Turkish murder of 1.5 million Armenians. For many years the state
of Israel and its academic specialists both in Israel as well as in
the US have denied Turkish-led Genocide against the Armenians in
their ancient homeland between 1915-1917 despite the voluminous
documentary record complied by scholars throughout the world. One
reason is that the Jewish Holocaust industry insists on the exclusive
franchise on 20th century genocide, in order to push its fundraising
and propaganda efforts. An even more important contemporary reason
for Israeli and US Zionist holocaust denial is the close military
collaboration between Israel and Turkey and more recently the heavy
presence of Israeli military advisers and secret police (Mossad)
operations in Kurdish-controlled Northern Iraq, dubbed Kurdistan.
Former member of the Israeli armed services, `US' Congressman Rahm
Emanuel, Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, opposed the
resolution from the start and convinced a group of senior House
Democrats to demand the Democratic Congressional leadership drop plans
for a vote on the measure. Deeply implicated with the interests of
Israel, Emanuel has both feet in the terrain of an Israeli-defined
Middle East reality. Congressman Emanuel cynically rationalized his
service for the state of Israel in a convoluted statement: "This vote
(on the Armenian genocide) came face to face with the reality on the
ground in that region of the world." (NT Times, October 16, 2007) The
Israeli fifth column in the US Congress has extended the scope of its
control beyond narrow focus on the contemporary Middle East and
Israel's quest for regional dominance to encompass historical issues
involving non-Arab, non-Muslim people who indirectly affect Israeli
strategic interests. Israeli strategists see the Congressional
resolution on the Armenian genocide as provoking Turkish hostility to
the US, increasing the likelihood of an invasion against the US and
Israeli-backed `Kurdistan' in Northern Iraq. Israeli officials have
been training and arming Kurdish commandos to engage in terrorist
activities in Iran and elsewhere on the Turkish, Iranian and Syrian
border. A Turkish land invasion and aerial attack would, at a
minimum, destroy or disarticulate these terrorist bases and more
likely lead to a generalized Kurdish mobilization in defense of the
Kurdish irregulars. The Kurds are loyal clients and their Pershmerga
militias play an integral role in ethnic cleansing of non-Kurds in
Northern Iraq and savage repression in Central Iraq as US-led
mercenary forces against the Iraq Arab resistance. A Turkish invasion
is likely to result in the transfer of the Kurdish military toward
their Turkish frontier, undermining US control in Iraq and weakening
their assaults on Iran. The Israelis will have to choose between its
alliance with Turkey, its only consequential ally in the Middle East,
by withdrawing its operative and arms sales from `Kurdish' Northern
Iraq or its support for Kurdish separatists.
The entire ZPC was on maximum alert to block or defeat the Armenian
resolution in the US Congress in order to show the Turkish Prime
Minister Erdogan that Israel is using its power over the US Congress
on Turkey's behalf. In this conflict between, on the one hand,
millions of Americans who abhor genocide – wherever it occurs and
whoever is victimized – and the influential Armenian lobby, and, on
the other hand, a few dozen highly placed `Israel First' Congress
members and their billionaire Zionist political contributors, the
latter won out. Even on an issue as palpable as genocide, the ZPC has
no fear or shame in opposing a symbolic resolution recognizing a
The Zionist Congressional victory on the Armenian resolution
illustrates in the most graphic manner the way Israeli interests
degrades our institutions and values. The fact that many
Congress-members, including the majority of Democrats, were initially
convinced of the justice of passing the resolution, and later under
the pressure of the Zionist Congressional leadership, withdrew their
support, is indicative of just how far Congress has degenerated into a
Zionist colonized institution. Not only does Congress ignore its
electorate, the values of the people who elected them, but also they
surrender their own values and conscience, for what Seymour Hersh
aptly refers to as `New York Jewish money.'
The Israeli effort to head off a Turkish attack on their Kurdish
clients is closely related to their efforts to undermine Iranian
defenses and gain intelligence via terrorist `commando operations' by
The centerpiece of activity for all the major national, state and
local pro-Israeli Jewish organizations is to isolate and destroy Iran,
by economic sanctions and a massive military attack by the US. There
is absolutely no consideration of the millions of Iranians who would
be killed, injured or made homeless by a US or Israeli effort to `wipe
Iran off the map.'
The major recipient of `New York (and Los Angeles, Miami and Chicago)
Jewish money' is Hillary Clinton, the most hawkish Democratic war
monger in the 2008 president race – in fact the most hawkish
Democratic candidate since the Vietnam era. Clinton, in a recent
article in Foreign Affairs, has all but written the date and weapons
with which the US will strike Iran. She argues that `Iran poses a
long-term strategic challenge to America and its allies and that it
must not be permitted to build or acquire nuclear weapons…" If Iran
does not comply, all options must remain on the table. (Guardian,
October 15, 2007).
Israel keeps a box-score on how servile US presidential
candidates are to Israeli state interests and obedient to the dictates
of the Israel lobby. Clinton, by far, is the Zionist choice among
Democratic presidential candidates. They have forgiven her for
kissing Suha Arafat over a decade ago, because she has kissed both
cheeks of each and all male and female Zionist lobbyists and Israeli
officials in Washington and applauded the repression of Palestinians.
Clinton aroused the passion and pleasure of the pro-Israel Presidents
of the Major American Jewish Organization by being the only Democratic
presidential candidate to support the Senate resolution calling on the
US government to declare the Iranian government's `Revolutionary
Guards', an elite division of Teheran's military, to be a `terrorist
entity', thus providing the Bush administration with a justification
for a massive pre-emptive attack against Iran and its infrastructure.
Both in terms of financing war resolutions and sanctions campaigns
against Iran, in terms of lobby authored legislation and
Congressional speeches, of hours campaigning for an attack on Iran, of
op-ed columns published and media pundits comments, the Zionist Power
Configuration exceeds by a multiple of ten any other group in pushing
for a war with Iran. Not only do the Zionist monopolize the `attack
Iran' propaganda, but they are leading all other authoritarian groups
in silencing US critics of this aggressive military option.
Let us be perfectly clear that the ZPC, the Presidents of
the Major American Jewish Organizations, the Rahm Emanuels
(Israeli-Americans) controlling the Democratic caucus agenda…do not
always and everywhere speak for the majority of American Jews,
especially on the denial of the Turkish genocide of the Armenians.
Pugnacious ADL President Abraham Foxman found out in Watham,
Massachusetts that both the local Armenian-American community and
their Jewish-American compatriots and neighbors do not tolerate the
denial of genocide – even by the ADL. Substantial sectors of American
Jews object to Clinton's war mongering and find her servile truckling
to Israeli officials offensive, even obscene. Zionist polls reveal
the majority of educated young American Jews are less and less
interested in Israel and its local Fifth Column – much to the chagrin
of the self-styled `leaders' of the community. Saying that a Jewish
minority speaks in the name of an unwilling majority, however, does
not lessen its power and stranglehold over US political institutions
and public opinion with regard to policy or appropriations touching on
the Middle East or Israeli-defined interests.
"Jew-haters' became the agitation slogan animating the
Zion-con purge of public forums and a call for mass direct action by
hundreds of local Jewish notables and `community' councils. Even
Presbyterian elders were brow-beaten by Jewish Zionists because of
their tepid stand divesting from US companies involved in oppressing
There is no transcendent event, which defines the moment in which
Zion-conservation became Zion-Fascism. The transition was an
evolutionary process, during which racism, militarism and
authoritarianism developed a mass community base and took hold over
time and became the definitive modus operendi of the ZPC.
Like earlier fascist movements, Zion-fascism subscribes to racialist
doctrines of knowledge: According to Zionist epistemology only Jews
can (if they dare) criticize Jews as knowledge of Jewry is monopolized
by a closed communally defined people. This Zion-fascist theory of
knowledge is buttressed by the frequent utterances of progressive or
leftist Zionists who frequently dismiss or warn non-Jewish writers
that they enter the `Jewish' debate at their peril.
Zion-fascism is not merely an ideological expression of a marginal
group of unbalanced extremists – its ideology and practice, in full or
part, has been taken over by mainstream Jewish organizations.
Zionist Authoritarianism on the March
Grassroots Zionist-led authoritarianism, practicing
coercion, repression and financial blackmail in defense of Israel and
the ZPC is occurring in every region of the country, in every sphere
of social, cultural and academic life at an accelerating pace. Below
we cite a small sample of cases which have gotten national and even
international attention and which illustrate a far more extensive
pattern. We lack a comprehensive data bank to cover the hundreds of
incidents of Zionist intimidation and thought control which occur on a
weekly basis and go unreported by their victims for fear of
retaliation or because they would not receive sympathetic public
attention given the media bias. In informal interviews, writers and
journalists have reported to me `visits' by local Jewish `notables'
and members of the Jewish Community Councils to local newspaper
editors to demand the firing of columnists who dared to criticize, for
example, Israel's horrific invasion of Lebanon. After one such
`visit' and `talk', a local columnist never ventured to criticize or
even write about the Middle East. This is not a matter confined to
the United States. In 2004, after I wrote an article for the Mexico
City daily, La Jornada, critical of Israel's savage repression of
Palestinians in Jena and the US Zionist apology for mass killings, the
Israeli Ambassador in Mexico visited the editors to demand they
discontinue publishing my articles. The editor refused to accede at
that time, but immediately afterwards they published several vicious
personal attacks by their regular columnists (one a Troskyist, and the
other a Jewish dentist) labeling my critiques as `Nazi' propaganda ,
in line with the `Protocols of Zion'. This was in a reputed
independent progressive daily newspaper.
`Private visits', abusive phone calls by Zionist zealots, including
death threats are not uncommon practices among `respectable'
Zion-fascists. One incident involved a local doctor who received a
`visit' to her office by a fanatical Zionist `colleague' complaining
of her letter to the local newspaper criticizing the role of the
Zionists in financing the electoral defeat of Georgia Congresswoman,
Cynthia McKinney because of her criticism of Israeli policy. She was
`warned' that it was anti-Semitic to criticize the activities of
organized Jewry in destroying politicians, especially black
politicians, for their support of Palestinian civil rights. African
Americans, she was told, were increasingly ungrateful to American
Jews, who had lead and financed the civil rights struggle, and
therefore had to be taught a history lesson. A local `group' of
notables had chosen her Harvard-educated Zionist colleague to deliver
this message. When he declared himself `a Jew and a Zionist', she
countered that she was `an anti-fascist and an anti-Zionist' and
pointed to the door but not before asking him how an educated man of
high professional standing could stomach such a degrading task of
trying to censor a colleague. These types of `visits' from
`respectable' Zionists intimidate others with less standing and
When presented with the manuscript of my book, The Power of Israel in
the United States, many of my previous editors informed me that it
would make a great book…but…they didn't want to face the backlash,
threats and vituperation that they expected from the ZPC, Jewish
academics, writers on contract and publishers. Even the publisher and
editor who finally agreed to publish my MS expressed real fear of
Zionist hostility – and eventually a dozen or so Jewish academics
cancelled book orders for their classes.
A sample of the most publicized cases of Zionist efforts to silence
and purge American society of critics of Israel and the Zionist Power
Configuration includes the case of over one thousand Zionist alumni of
Barnard College campaigning to deny tenure to Professor Nadia Abu
el-Haj for publishing Facts on the Ground , her ground-breaking
critique on Israeli archeologists efforts to erase centuries of
continued Palestinian presence in the Holy Lands (Chronicle of Higher
Education, August 5, 2007).
More recently there was the public campaign to rescind Colombia
University's invitation to Iranian Prime Minister Mahmoud Ahmedinejad
resulting in an unprecedented insulting introductory address by the
President of Colombia University.
Banning the successful British play, `My Name is Rachel Corrie' based
on the writings of the murdered American activist from scheduled
performances in New York, Miami and Toronto caused consternation among
theater goers and actors on both sides of the Atlantic. The Israeli
soldier who murdered the young woman was exonerated in Israel while
Rachel's words were banned from the cultural capital of her own country.
Even more recently, the Chicago Council of Global Affairs bowed to
pressure from the Zionist lobby and cancelled a lecture by the
respected professors of political science, John Mearsheimer and
Stephan Walt because of their critical study The Israel Lobby.
The list goes on to include the cancellation of a concert by Marcel
Khalife in San Diego, California and the cancellation of an invitation
to Nobel Peace Prize winner, South African Bishop Desmond Tutu because
of his criticism of Israeli apartheid policies in the occupied
There was a successful campaign to prevent author Susan Abulhawa from
presenting her gripping novel, The Scar of David, at a Barnes and
Noble Bookstore in Bayside, New York. This was followed by a
cyberspace attack on the author to undermine a scheduled speaking
tour. This pro-Israel attack was led by 14 rabbis and the President
of the Queens Jewish Community Council.
The University of Michigan Press was pressured to withdraw
distribution of Joel Kovel's Overcoming Zionism, violating a contract
with his publisher, Pluto Press. The University Press then threatened
to stop distribution of all books published by Pluto Press.
The recent Congressional Hearings of a blue ribbon committee, which
finally got around to investigating the Israeli military attack on the
USS Liberty (after 40 years of successfully preventing an official
investigation through the pressure of the Israel lobby) found Israel
guilty of the deliberate killing and maiming of over 100 US service
personnel. Its explosive findings, published in the Congressional
Record, never appeared in the print and broadcast media.
In violation of United Nations resolutions, Israel's military
aggression against Lebanon, Syria and Palestine, were rewarded by the
US Congress with an additional $30 billion dollars in military aid
over the next 10 years, making the US annual `tribute to Israel' in
excess of $6 Billion dollars a year (NY Times, August 16, 2007). At a
time of record US deficits and cuts in domestic health programs for
poor children and educational services, the vote to give Israel an
additional $30 billion dollars passed with virtually no opposition or
Australian journalist and documentary maker, John Pilger produced a
searing critique of Israel entitled "Palestine is Still the Issue"
which has been viewed all over the world. Its scheduled showing on
the public educational channel in San Francisco was blocked by a
campaign led by the Jewish Community Relations Council.
The bilingual Arabic-English public middle school in New York City
named after the Lebanese Christian poet, Kahil Gibran, was attacked by
the ZPC (NY Times August 11, 2007) leading to the firing of its Arab
American Principal. Her `crime' was accurately translating the Arabic
word `intifada' into `shaking off' instead of ranting against the
Palestinian rights movement in the Occupied Territories. The
Zionist-controlled United Federation of Teachers actively backed the
blatant purge of one of its own members for her thought crimes.
At San Francisco State College there was a campaign led by the
executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of San
Francisco to ban a mural depicting a famous Palestinian cartoon
character, a little boy defiant before Israeli occupiers. The subject
in question was a child holding a key in his hand, which, according to
the local Jewish leadership represented a `veiled reference to
Palestinian right of return to Israel' (Jewish Forum, August 10, 2007).
One of the most bitter and successful Zionist Purge campaigns was to
deny tenure to highly respected scholar, Professor Norman Finkelstein
of De Paul University in Chicago. The purge, led by Harvard Law
Professor Alan Dershowitz, was a direct response to Finkelstein's
numerous scholarly studies critical of Israel and the exploitation of
the Holocaust to further the aims of the Zionist Power Configuration.
Despite the recommendations of three academic committees at Yale
University, Zionist millionaire philanthropists were able to block the
appointment of renowned Middle East specialist, Professor Juan Cole.
The millionaires threatened to withdraw contributions and several
Zionist professors prepared a scurrilous attack on Professor Cole
(June 1, 2006).
A campaign was mounted to pressure several state pension funds to
divest funds from any company doing business with Iran and pushing the
funds to invest in Israel bonds. This has so far succeeded in Texas,
Florida, New York, and New Jersey. Several state governors were
`persuaded' while on Zionist-paid junkets to Israel (see Houston
Chronicle, July 18, 2007). During one of these junkets, the now
disgraced New Jersey Governor McGreevy met an Israeli operative with
whom he formed a homosexual relation and later had him installed as
`Homeland Security' Chief for the State of New Jersey, until the FBI
intervened. McGreevy resigned from office after denouncing the
Israeli, Golan Cipal, for blackmail.
The Anti-Defamation League, pro-Israel transmission belt, forced the
only Muslim Congressman, Keith Ellison, to recant and humiliate
himself for daring to compare the tactics of the Bush Administration
to the Nazis (Jewish Telegraph Agency, July 20, 2007). As in the case
of Congresswoman McKinney, Zionist `punishment' against
African-American politicians is particularly vehement.
The major Zionist organizations led by the American Jewish Committee
successfully mobilized the major US trade union bureaucrats to
denounce the United Kingdom's militant trade union's boycotts of
Israel (Jerusalem Post, July 22, 2007). The AFL-CIO unions are under
the thumb of the ZPC and have purchased over $5 billion dollars of
their members pension funds in Israel bonds which consistently
under-perform market indexes, thus costing their 12 million members
hundreds of millions of investment returns each year.
The dean of religion Barry Levin, a pro-Israel activist at McGill
University recently fired Professor Norman Cornelt after 15 years of
teaching for his support of Palestinian human rights (Montreal
Gazette, June 2, 2007).
Every major newspaper published editorials and scurrilous book reviews
attacking former US President Jimmy Carter's critical study,
Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid. This was part of a high-priority
propaganda campaign coordinated by major Zionist organizations and
prominently included Professor Alan Dershowitz (Washington Report on
Middle East Affairs, April 2007).
The prominent Jewish writer, Professor Tony Judt of New York
University was dis-invited from a scheduled talk at the Polish
Consulate because of Zionist opposition to his criticism of Israeli
B'nai Brith of Vancouver, Canada attacked a Canadian web site called
Peace, Earth and Justice forcing the removal of 18 articles critical
In early 2007 the ZPC intervened in the US Civil Rights Commission and
introduced a section equating anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism and
slandered dozens of academic Middle Eastern studies programs as
centers of campus `anti-Semitism'. The Middle East Studies
Association of North America, the major academic group, wrote a
reasoned refutation on June 11, 2007.
Plans to construct a mosque for the Muslim community in Roxbury,
Massachusetts were attacked in a campaign by the `David Project', a
Zionist front group affiliated with the Jewish Community Council of
On the basis of secret testimony by Israeli intelligence agents and
backed by the ZPC `terrorism' charges were made against 16 members of
a US Islamic charity. A Texas court convicted them of `crimes'
against Israel, even though many of the accused were US citizens and
had no access to challenge their hooded accusers, Israeli secret
agents operating in the US. The lead defendant, Dr. Rafil Dhofer
received a sentence of 22 years for an `Israeli' crime – although he
was never convicted of any crime committed in the US. The defendants
and their attorneys were never allowed to question the secret foreign
Campus Zion-fascist organizations run by their `little fuehrer' David
Horowitz, routinely bait blacks, Latinos and Arab Americans by
praising the `benefits' of the African slave trade and defend the use
of torture and assassination by Israelis and their US counterparts in
Iraq and Guantanamo. In addition, they smear professors not
sufficiently favorable to Zionism, spy on instructors, disrupt
classes, bring lawsuits for `anti-Zionist' bias against teachers,
other students and college administrators throughout the US.
Despite the Zionist turn to fascist tactics and embrace of
authoritarian-coercive measures, the fact of the matter is they still
only have partial control over civil society and political power.
Some of the Zion-fascist power plays were, at least temporarily,
defeated in specific circumstances. The play, My Name is Rachel
Corrie played to packed houses in London, Seattle and other courageous
cities even as it was banned in New York, Toronto and Miami.
Norman Finkelstein was fired, but he got powerful support throughout
the academic world and was able to negotiate monetary compensation for
De Paul University's cowardly betrayal of one of its faculty. Above
all, Professor Finkelstein is fighting back.
The University of Michigan was forced to distribute Kovel's book even
as they threatened to cancel their contract with his publisher, Pluto
The lesson is clear: the rise of Judeo-fascism (JF) represents a
clear and present danger to our democratic freedoms in the United
States. They do not come with black shirts and stiff-arm salutes.
The public face is a clean-shaved, necktied, pink-jowled attorney,
real estate philanthropist or Ivy League professor. They work hard to
send the family members of non-Zionists to fight wars in the Middle
East in the interest of Greater Israel. And they tells us to keep
quiet or face slander, ostracism in our communities, loss of jobs or
worst… And it is the exemplary punishment of the many small voices,
which keeps the number of vocal critics low…until recently. There is
rising anger and hostility in America against the ZPC, against its
arrogant authoritarian communal attacks on our democratic values.
Sooner or later there will be a major backlash – and it ill behooves
those who, through vocation or conviction, engaged in the firings,
censoring and intimidation campaigns against the American majority.
The American people will not remember their cries of `anti-Semitism'
they will recall their role in sending thousands of American soldiers
to their death in the Middle East in the interests of Israel.
Let us hope that those who seek justice will not use the same
authoritarian laws like the Patriot Act, nor the harsh interrogation
techniques of degradation (torture) and anti-Arab/Muslim practices
promoted by the Zionists in the Pentagon, Congress, Justice Department
and Homeland Security. Those who oppose Zionism need to abide solidly
by higher moral standards.
James Petras' latest books: The Power of Israel in the United States
(2006) and Rulers and Ruled in the US Empire: Bankers, Zionists and
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The presidency is now a criminal conspiracy
Special Comment - By Keith Olbermann
It is a fact startling in its cynical simplicity and it requires
cynical and simple words to be properly expressed: The presidency of
George W. Bush has now devolved into a criminal conspiracy to cover
the ass of George W. Bush.
Olbermann: On waterboarding and torture
Olbermann: Bush may not observe the rules, but the country abides by them
By Keith Olbermann
updated 6:42 p.m. PT, Mon., Nov. 5, 2007
It is a fact startling in its cynical simplicity and it requires
cynical and simple words to be properly expressed: The presidency of
George W. Bush has now devolved into a criminal conspiracy to cover
the ass of George W. Bush.
All the petulancy, all the childish threats, all the blank-stare
stupidity; all the invocations of World War III, all the sophistic
questions about which terrorist attacks we wanted him not to stop, all
the phony secrets; all the claims of executive privilege, all the
stumbling tap-dancing of his nominees, all the verbal flatulence of
All of it is now, after one revelation last week, transparently clear
for what it is: the pathetic and desperate manipulation of the
government, the refocusing of our entire nation, toward keeping this
mock president and this unstable vice president and this departed
wildly self-overrating attorney general, and the others, from
potential prosecution for having approved or ordered the illegal
torture of prisoners being held in the name of this country.
"Waterboarding is torture," Daniel Levin was to write. Daniel Levin
was no theorist and no protester. He was no troublemaking politician.
He was no table-pounding commentator. Daniel Levin was an
astonishingly patriotic American and a brave man.
Brave not just with words or with stances, even in a dark time when
that kind of bravery can usually be scared or bought off.
Charged, as you heard in the story from ABC News last Friday, with
assessing the relative legality of the various nightmares in the
Pandora's box that is the Orwell-worthy euphemism "Enhanced
Interrogation," Mr. Levin decided that the simplest, and the most
honest, way to evaluate them ... was to have them enacted upon himself.
Daniel Levin took himself to a military base and let himself be
Mr. Bush, ever done anything that personally courageous?
Perhaps when you've gone to Walter Reed and teared up over the maimed
servicemen? And then gone back to the White House and determined that
there would be more maimed servicemen?
Has it been that kind of personal courage, Mr. Bush, when you've
spoken of American victims and the triumph of freedom and the
sacrifice of your own popularity for the sake of our safety? And then
permitted others to fire or discredit or destroy anybody who disagreed
with you, whether they were your own generals, or Max Cleland, or Joe
Wilson and Valerie Plame, or Daniel Levin?
Daniel Levin should have a statue in his honor in Washington right now.
Instead, he was forced out as acting assistant attorney general nearly
three years ago because he had the guts to do what George Bush
couldn't do in a million years: actually put himself at risk for the
sake of his country, for the sake of what is right.
And they waterboarded him. And he wrote that even though he knew those
doing it meant him no harm, and he knew they would rescue him at the
instant of the slightest distress, and he knew he would not die —
still, with all that reassurance, he could not stop the terror
screaming from inside of him, could not quell the horror, could not
convince that which is at the core of each of us, the entity who
exists behind all the embellishments we strap to ourselves, like
purpose and name and family and love, he could not convince his being
that he wasn't drowning.
Waterboarding, he said, is torture. Legally, it is torture!
Practically, it is torture! Ethically, it is torture! And he wrote it
Wrote it down somewhere, where it could be contrasted with the words
of this country's 43rd president: "The United States of America ...
does not torture."
Made you into a liar, Mr. Bush.
Made you into, if anybody had the guts to pursue it, a criminal, Mr. Bush.
Waterboarding had already been used on Khalid Sheik Mohammed and a
couple of other men none of us really care about except for the one
detail you'd forgotten — that there are rules. And even if we just
make up these rules, this country observes them anyway, because we're
Americans and we're better than that.
We're better than you.
And the man your Justice Department selected to decide whether or not
waterboarding was torture had decided, and not in some phony academic
fashion, nor while wearing the Walter Mitty poseur attire of flight
suit and helmet.
He had put his money, Mr. Bush, where your mouth was.
So, your sleazy sycophantic henchman Mr. Gonzales had him append an
asterisk suggesting his black-and-white answer wasn't black-and-white,
that there might have been a quasi-legal way of torturing people,
maybe with an absolute time limit and a physician entitled to stop it,
maybe, if your administration had ever bothered to set any rules or
And then when your people realized that even that was too dangerous,
Daniel Levin was branded "too independent" and "someone who could
(not) be counted on."
In other words, Mr. Bush, somebody you couldn't count on to lie for you.
So, Levin was fired.
Because if it ever got out what he'd concluded, and the lengths to
which he went to validate that conclusion, anybody who had sanctioned
waterboarding and who-knows-what-else on anybody, you yourself, you
would have been screwed.
And screwed you are.
It can't be coincidence that the story of Daniel Levin should emerge
from the black hole of this secret society of a presidency just at the
conclusion of the unhappy saga of the newest attorney general nominee.
Another patriot somewhere listened as Judge Mukasey mumbled like he'd
never heard of waterboarding and refused to answer in words … that
which Daniel Levin answered on a waterboard somewhere in Maryland or
Virginia three years ago.
And this someone also heard George Bush say, "The United States of
America does not torture," and realized either he was lying or this
wasn't the United States of America anymore, and either way, he needed
to do something about it.
Not in the way Levin needed to do something about it, but in a brave
We have U.S. senators who need to do something about it, too.
Chairman Leahy of the Judiciary Committee has seen this for what it is
and said "enough."
Sen. Schumer has seen it, reportedly, as some kind of puzzle piece in
the New York political patronage system, and he has failed.
What Sen. Feinstein has seen, to justify joining Schumer in
rubber-stamping Mukasey, I cannot guess.
It is obvious that both those senators should look to the meaning of
the story of Daniel Levin and recant their support for Mukasey's
And they should look into their own committee's history and recall
that in 1973, their predecessors were able to wring even from Richard
Nixon a guarantee of a special prosecutor (ultimately a special
prosecutor of Richard Nixon!), in exchange for their approval of his
new attorney general, Elliott Richardson.
If they could get that out of Nixon, before you confirm the
president's latest human echo on Tuesday, you had better be able to
get a "yes" or a "no" out of Michael Mukasey.
Ideally you should lock this government down financially until a
special prosecutor is appointed, or 50 of them, but I'm not holding my
breath. The "yes" or the "no" on waterboarding will have to suffice.
Because, remember, if you can't get it, or you won't with the time
between tonight and the next presidential election likely to be the
longest year of our lives, you are leaving this country, and all of
us, to the waterboards, symbolic and otherwise, of George W. Bush.
Ultimately, Mr. Bush, the real question isn't who approved the
waterboarding of this fiend Khalid Sheik Mohammed and two others.
It is: Why were they waterboarded?
Study after study for generation after generation has confirmed that
torture gets people to talk, torture gets people to plead, torture
gets people to break, but torture does not get them to tell the truth.
Of course, Mr. Bush, this isn't a problem if you don't care if the
terrorist plots they tell you about are the truth or just something to
stop the tormentors from drowning them.
If, say, a president simply needed a constant supply of terrorist
threats to keep a country scared.
If, say, he needed phony plots to play hero during, and to boast about
interrupting, and to use to distract people from the threat he didn't
If, say, he realized that even terrorized people still need good ghost
stories before they will let a president pillage the Constitution,
Well, Mr. Bush, who better to dream them up for you than an actual
He'll tell you everything he ever fantasized doing in his most
horrific of daydreams, his equivalent of the day you "flew" onto the
deck of the Lincoln to explain you'd won in Iraq.
Now if that's what this is all about, you tortured not because you're
so stupid you think torture produces confession but you tortured
because you're smart enough to know it produces really
authentic-sounding fiction — well, then, you're going to need all the
lawyers you can find … because that crime wouldn't just mean
impeachment, would it?
That crime would mean George W. Bush is going to prison.
Thus the master tumblers turn, and the lock yields, and the hidden
explanations can all be perceived, in their exact proportions, in
their exact progressions.
Daniel Levin's eminently practical, eminently logical, eminently
patriotic way of testing the legality of waterboarding has to vanish,
and him with it.
Thus Alberto Gonzales has to use that brain that sounds like an old
car trying to start on a freezing morning to undo eight centuries of
the forward march of law and government.
Thus Dick Cheney has to ridiculously assert that confirming we do or
do not use any particular interrogation technique would somehow help
Thus Michael Mukasey, on the eve of the vote that will make him the
high priest of the law of this land, cannot and must not answer a
question, nor even hint that he has thought about a question, which
merely concerns the theoretical definition of waterboarding as torture.
Because, Mr. Bush, in the seven years of your nightmare presidency,
this whole string of events has been transformed.
From its beginning as the most neglectful protection ever of the lives
and safety of the American people ... into the most efficient and
cynical exploitation of tragedy for political gain in this country's
history ... and, then, to the giddying prospect that you could do what
the military fanatics did in Japan in the 1930s and remake a nation
into a fascist state so efficient and so self-sustaining that the
fascism would be nearly invisible.
But at last this frightful plan is ending with an unexpected crash,
the shocking reality that no matter how thoroughly you might try to
extinguish them, Mr. Bush, how thoroughly you tried to brand
disagreement as disloyalty, Mr. Bush, there are still people like
Daniel Levin who believe in the United States of America as true
freedom, where we are better, not because of schemes and wars, but
because of dreams and morals.
And ultimately these men, these patriots, will defeat you and they
will return this country to its righteous standards, and to its
rightful owners, the people.
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WHY MILLIONS OF AMERICANS DON'T WANT SMALLER GOVERNMENT
November 8, 2007
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The answer is simple: Jobs.
The answer is also why corporate America won't support Congressman Ron
Paul: Big bling with a capital $ sign.
Where does that big bling go? Dividend checks from selling out
American jobs to commie counties like China. Corporate America no
longer represents America, they have dumped on the very people who
built them. But, as the middle class is now getting a glimpse of
poverty staring them in the face if things don't turn around, they're
waking up to the reality that these greedy corporations care nothing
about US, only about their hundred million dollar CEO packages.
Remember what I said in an earlier column: Hungry bellies make for
As scary and difficult as it is, Americans need to take a good hard
look at what they support, who they work for and do they really care
about the long term survival of this republic and their children's
future? The destruction of our nation has been underway for nearly a
century and the buzzards are now circling. America used to a
self-sustaining, self-reliant, productive nation. With the destruction
of our most important job sectors, ag, manufacturing and industrial
from these evil trade treaties (NAFTA, CAFTA, GATT), combined with the
grotesque, unconstitutional, stealing the fruits of our labors to
throw around the world, we are now close to a beggar nation. Congress
and the White House are bought and paid for in spades by mega
corporations who depend on wars to stay in business. Two-time
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, Major General Smedley D.
Butler, USMC, said it so well because he lived the Hell of
"War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as
something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a
small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the
benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses. I believe in
adequate defense at the coastline and nothing else. If a nation comes
over here to fight, then we'll fight. The trouble with America is that
when the dollar only earns 6 percent over here, then it gets restless
and goes overseas to get 100 percent. Then the flag follows the dollar
and the soldiers follow the flag. I wouldn't go to war again as I have
done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only
two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and
the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a
"There isn't a trick in the racketeering bag that the military gang is
blind to. It has its "finger men" to point out enemies, its "muscle
men" to destroy enemies, its "brain men" to plan war preparations, and
a "Big Boss" Super-Nationalistic-Capitalism. It may seem odd for me, a
military man to adopt such a comparison. Truthfulness compels me to. I
spent thirty- three years and four months in active military service
as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine
Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to
Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a
high class muscle- man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the
Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.
"I suspected I was just part of a racket at the time. Now I am sure of
it. Like all the members of the military profession, I never had a
thought of my own until I left the service. My mental faculties
remained in suspended animation while I obeyed the orders of
higher-ups. This is typical with everyone in the military service. I
helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil
interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the
National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping
of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall
Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua
for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912
(where have I heard that name before?). I brought light to the
Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916. In China I
helped to see to it that Standard Oil went its way unmolested."
Congressman Ron Paul is the only GOP presidential candidate to bring
sanity to the issue of this immoral, unconstitutional invasion of Iraq
and Afghanistan. Marxist Hillary Clinton, Barack Hussein Obama and
John Edwards release a lot of theatrical gas on this issue, but are in
the same incestuous money beds as the GOP candidates. Hunter,
Tancredo, Rudy Julie-Annie, Romney, McCain and all the rest all
support this cash cow of death and destruction. Ron Paul gave this
speech September 21, 2001 and I respectfully recommend you take the
time to read it because it will cast a whole new light on the current
The military complex is huge. I know. My husband is a retired U.S.
Army Colonel who did a tour at the Pentagon. I also worked for DoD.
This quagmire in the Middle East has sucked up a trillion BORROWED
dollars that could have been avoided. Military contracts to pet
companies of Cheney's run into the hundreds of BILLIONS - all borrowed
since there's no money in the treasury. The consolidation of agencies
into another useless monster, the Department of Homeland Security, is
feeding the economy big time - for now: "But since the 9/11 attacks –
which spawned high-paying government jobs and billions in defense and
homeland security contracts – wealth has spread to surrounding
counties all within commuting distance of D.C.....Thanks to the
enormous flow of federal tax dollars into the surrounding area since
9/11, Virginia now tops all states for per-capita federal procurement
spending with $5,104, according to the latest data from Census. And
neighboring Maryland ranks second with $3,908. "That's what drives the
private economy here," said University of Baltimore economist Richard
As Ron Paul promises a pull out from Iraq and he certainly has no
intention of invading Iran, think those thousands of paychecks are
going to vote for what's right and moral? No, they will vote for
crooks like Rudy Julie-Annie or Marxist Hillary Clinton or any of the
other presidential candidates who continue to promise them jobs - the
same as when Congress passed another transportation bill to prop up
the economy; see here.
Paychecks and dividend checks from Blackwater, Boeing and others drip
with the blood of innocents. Paychecks from the various agencies of
the Department of Fatherland Security drip with the shame of being a
participant in the destruction of our God-given rights; freedom and
liberty purchased with so much blood by those who fought to birth this
nation. All in the name of this endless "war on terror" built on a
mountain of lies. Maj. Gen. Butler was right: Our military is to fight
here on U.S. soil, not to invade the world as bullies or "peace
keepers" or nation building. This is what those BORROWED war dollars
buy. [http://icasualties.org/oif/] But, millions of paychecks are on
the line and tragically, when it comes to the U.S. Constitution, jobs
now come first.
How many people work for the IRS? 99,000 at last count. They don't
care about the law, they care only about paychecks, the same as the
U.S. Attorneys who prosecute these tax cases. The system needs victims
to stay in business. The same applies to companies like H & R Block
and that whole industry which feeds off fraud and deceit. IRS
paychecks drip with blood
money.[http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd61.htm] As Congressman
Paul has promised to get rid of the IRS as his first order of business
as our next president, think those tens of thousands of paychecks will
vote for him?
The Federal Department of Education is unconstitutional and must be
abolished. That equates to the loss of thousands of paychecks plus
thousands who feed off that agency. This $56 BILLION dollar hole in
the water for which there is NO money in the treasury to fund, is not
to educate children in America, it is to dumb them down and turn them
into zombies of the state, programmed to shed their patriotism for
this republic and accept global
government.[http://www.deliberatedumbingdown.com/] Anyone who believes
otherwise, needs to do real research. Do you think those thousands of
paychecks will vote for a true constitutional advocate of smaller
government like Ron Paul? Of course, not. The majority will vote for
their paycheck. The same applies to the thousands of paychecks for
organizations implementing America's death called Agenda
21.[http://www.newswithviews.com/DeWeese/tomA.htm] Paychecks v the
The same applies to the EPA and dozens of other agencies crushing our
rights and freedoms and as my friend, the late Aaron Russo, titled his
film, we are going from Freedom to Fascism
[http://freedomtofascism.com/] and it all comes down to paychecks.
With the continued destruction of the private sector by Congress and
the thousands of fools and ignorant political animals who serve in the
state legislatures, Americans are desperate to keep their jobs. All of
this spending from an empty treasury requires more and more borrowing
and as Peter Schiff, President and Chief Global Strategist, Euro
Pacific Capital recently said in a letter to his 60,000 member data
"Do not get me wrong; electing Ron Paul will not stop America's day of
reckoning from coming. The piper will have to be paid no matter who is
in the White House. However, President Ron Paul will be extremely
important if we are going to dig our way out of this giant hole. Any
other declared presidential candidate will make the job far more
difficult if not completely impossible. Rebuilding a viable industrial
economy will require a return to our constitutional roots of limited
government, low taxes, minimal regulation, and sound money. Ron Paul
is the only candidate capable of bring those reforms about. He has
already proven that his principles are more important then his own
reelection. He is the only man in Congress I know that power did not
corrupt. In fact, with Ron Paul as President, many others in Congress
might actually find the courage to vote their conscience as well."
Lou Dobbs summed it up pretty well, November 6, 2007, on Larry King Live:
"Dobbs: I assess the campaign, to this point, for 2008 is -- is a
pretty sorry enterprise, to be very candid about it....When you look
at the originality of thinking that the Democratic candidates -- the
Republican candidates are putting forward -- there isn't any. We've
listened to -- we've watched the spectacle of Senator Clinton waffling
on an answer on driver's licenses. Then we gave her considerable time
tonight on our broadcast to explain it. And Candy Crowley tried her
very best to try to have her clarify her position. Then we have
Senator Edwards and Senator Obama both pursuing her to chastise and
chasten her for her waffling and taking up a position that is, again,
not in the public interest, in my judgment.
"On the Republican side, we have Fred Thompson, who is, you know, a
terrific actor, a terrific fellow. We have Rudy Giuliani, a fine
mayor. I mean my God -- we have 300 million people in this country.
We're the most diverse nation on the face of the Earth. And in 2004,
we came up with two fellows from Yale -- both of them sons of
privilege, both of them members of Skull and Bones, one a Democrat and
a Republican. And there wasn't a dime's worth of difference between them.
Unfortunately, he went on to say this about all presidential
candidates: "I believe that there's somebody out there ready to step
forward who has the character, the capacity, the originality...I'm
hoping that that person will have enough concern for this country to
step forward and represent the people, to step away from the apparatus
of these two political parties -- which are nothing more than branding
mechanisms. They are simply fundraising organizations. People who
define themselves as liberal and conservative, Republican and
Democrat, in this country -- there is no difference. Both parties are
dominated by corporate America and special interests."
Lou Dobbs seems to deliberately ignore Ron Paul, but he described
Congressman Paul perfectly above when he said, " I believe that
there's somebody out there ready to step forward who has the
character, the capacity, the originality...." Why Lou Dobbs avoids Ron
Paul, I have no idea, perhaps he will say so in the future. He knows
and understands the bigger picture when he referred to the Skull and
Bones secret organization above.
Yesterday, Evangelical Christian grand poobah, Pat Robertson, endorsed
a serial adulterer who skulked around cheating on his former wives,
lying to them, his friends and children; a supporter of sodomy and
baby killing. Rudy Julie-Annie is the antithesis of a follower of
Christ and God's word. Rudy Julie-Annie claims to be Catholic, but the
church forbids the filth of sodomy and abortion (including the
barbaric practice known as partial birth abortion which Julie-Annie
supports), not to mention adultery. This is what Pat Roberston wants
Evangelical Christians to vote into the White House? They may as well
slap God in the face before they go into the voting booth.
Congress continues to abrogate their authority via public-private
partnerships that create jobs destroying our republic, just like these
massive, unconstitutional agencies listed above. What this does is
draw more and more Americans onto government paychecks or paychecks
from support companies of these off shoots. It's also rampant at the
state level. Becoming dependent on a tyrannical government for the
food on your table is what makes slaves. As Peter Schiff said above,
there's no way to stop what's coming. It will be Americans who fight
like Hell to save this country, not career politicians and I hope you
will be one of them.
"It is only in this way that we can hope to arrive at truth, and
fulfill the great responsibility which we hold to God and our country.
Should I keep back my opinions at such a time, through fear of giving
offense, I should consider myself as guilty of treason towards my
country, and of an act of disloyalty toward the Majesty of Heaven,
which I revere above all earthly kings. ... Are we disposed to be of
the number of those who, having eyes, see not, and, having ears, hear
not, the things, which so nearly concern their temporal salvation? For
my part, whatever anguish of spirit it may cost, I am willing to know
the whole truth; to know the worst, and to provide for it. Let us not,
I beseech you, sir, deceive ourselves. ... Is life so dear, or peace
so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery?
Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but
as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" Patrick Henry
1 - The Secret History of the Impending War with Iran That the White
House Doesn't Want You to Know
2 - Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers - Must watch DVD
3 - The Constitution Limits the President Even as "Commander in Chief"
4 - The Kakistocracy Exposes its Hand Real Homeland Security
5 - Ron Paul - Columns Archived; Covers all constitutional issues from
medical to education, to war and hate crimes
6 - Vote Fraud in all its forms
7 - Buy Made in the USA - support America first!
8 - Why are Democrats upset over the elections?
9 - Killed by the Republican Party
10 - Why the Federal Department of Education Must be Abolished
11 - Why the EPA must be abolished
12 - It's Easy to Bomb Iran
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Devvy Kidd authored the booklets, Why A Bankrupt America and Blind
Loyalty; 2 million copies sold. Devvy appears on radio shows all over
the country, ran for Congress and is a highly sought after public
speaker. Devvy belongs to no organization.
She left the Republican Party in 1996 and has been an independent
voter ever since. Devvy isn't left, right or in the middle; she is a
constitutionalist who believes in the supreme law of the land, not
some political party. Her web site (www.devvy.com) contains a
tremendous amount of information, solutions and a vast Reading Room.
November 9, 2007
Stop the War? Restore the Constitution? He's Your Man
Ron Paul, Big Media's Invisible Candidate
By MIKE WHITNEY
"The American Republic is in remnant status. The stage is set for
our country to devolve into a military dictatorship, and few seem to
--Rep. Ron Paul
First we stop the killing, and then we restore the Constitution. These
are our two main priorities. And that's why I'm voting for Ron Paul.
He is the only candidate who's promising to do both. And he'll keep
his word. That makes him the only truly American candidate running for
Paul is serious about withdrawing US troops from Iraq. He knows that
the war was a mistake and believes that the American occupation must
end. He has promised to stop the ongoing slaughter of Iraqi civilians.
That should be the primary moral consideration for anyone casting a
ballot on November 3, 2008.
Will you vote to stop the killing or not? It's as simple as that.
Paul has also promised to restore the rule of law--to repeal the
Patriot Act and the Military Commissions Act; to reinstate Posse
Comitatus, due process, habeas corpus, and the "presumption of
innocence." He'll make sure that US prisoners--whether they be
American citizens or foreign nationals--are treated in way that
complies with our treaty obligations, the Geneva Conventions, the Bill
of Rights, and the basic tenets of human decency.
Under Paul, the torture will stop. Period.
What other candidate will stop the torture of US prisoners? What other
candidate will stop the government's spying on the American people?
What other candidate will challenge Bush's claim that the president
can arbitrarily cast an American citizen in prison and keep him there
as long as he chooses without charging him with a crime?
Bush has abolished the basic safeguards which protect the citizen from
the long-arm of the state. The legal system needs to be purged of his
executive signing statements and presidential decrees. Only Paul
promises to restore the Constitution. There is no second choice.
On November 5, Guy Fawkes Day, the Paul campaign raised over $4.07
million in one day, mostly from private citizens. He surpassed all the
other candidates except Hilary Clinton and has raised more than $6.84
million in the first five weeks of this quarter alone. Paul's "purely"
grassroots movement is energized by working class Americans who see
his candidacy as a last-ditch effort to end the war in Iraq,
reestablish fiscal sanity, and restore civil liberties.
Despite the fact that Paul has strong personal approval ratings and
polls well against his competitors, the media have deliberately--and
very successfully--kept him out of the public eye. That will be more
difficult to do now that his campaign war-chest is bursting with
contributions and his base of support is expanding across the country.
We expect the media to abandon their failed strategy of simply
ignoring Paul and take the more aggressive approach of attacking him
outright. Now that Paul has established himself as a credible threat
to the warmongering, autocratic corporate elites, he will have to be
discredited through a coordinated media-blitz which will target his
voting record, his character, and any other personal foible which may
incite public scorn.
He's got a bull's-eye on his back.
We've seen it all before, haven't we? The politics of personal
destruction organized and directed from the penthouse suites of the
media's corporate offices?
Perhaps, it will be a repeat of the "Dean Scream," where the voice of
antiwar candidate Howard Dean was isolated from the crowd noise--and
played on the mainstream media over 900 times in 48 hours--making Dean
look like a maniac and torpedoing whatever chance he may have had of
winning the Democratic nomination.
Or maybe it will be like John McCain's "rumored" out-of-wedlock black
baby in the North Carolina primary? Or the "Swift-boating" of John
Kerry in the 2004 presidential election? Or the attacks on Dan Rather
following his report that the president was a slacker who vamoosed
from the "Champagne Unit" of the Texas National Guard during wartime?
Whatever the plan may be, we should know by now that the media will
continue to act as the chief adversary of the American people and the
cause of liberty.
But don't expect the Paul supporters to throw in the towel like the
weak-kneed Dean throng. These guys are stubborn and resolute. And they
won't budge on matters of principle. They're not taken in by the
media's cheesy smear-campaigns and they won't jump off the bandwagon
at the first sign of trouble.
The Paul crowd has some heavy artillery of their own, too--and they're
wheeling it into place right now. Their ranks are gradually swelling,
the money is pouring in, and they are not going to give up their
country without a fight.
This election is shaping up to be a clash of ideals between the people
who still believe in freedom and those who don't. It's going to be
hand-to-hand combat and it'll probably crack the country in two.
Good. Let the battle begin. As Thomas Jefferson said, "Every
generation needs a new revolution."
Mike Whitney lives in Washington state. He can be reached at:
FREE TRADE: CHEAP LABOR & EXPENSIVE RECALLS
November 12, 2007
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"The measure of the wealth of a nation is indicated by the measure of
its protection of its industry; the measure of the poverty of a nation
is marked by the degree in which it neglects and abandons the care of
its own industry, leaving it exposed to the action of foreign powers."
Congressman Henry Clay, 1824
In my October 10, 2007, column I covered the list of young girls who
have already died from taking the HPV vaccine and the thousands of
cases already being reported from severe adverse affects. Should one
wonder where the ingredients for these vaccines are coming from? I
also listed more dangerous drugs the Federal Drug Administration, aka,
the Federal Death Administration, has pulled because people are dying
or suffering massive stokes and heart attacks. All drugs the Federal
Death Administration, pimps for the mega billionaire pharmaceutical
houses, said were safe. One of these days I would love to see doctors
by the thousands file a class action law suit against the FDA over the
treaty issue and jurisdiction. Not to mention their, oppressive,
tyrannical tactics and persecution of doctors who practice alternative
medicine and for the FDAs banning certain natural supplements that we
know are safe, but cut into the profits of these big pharma houses.
As constitutional attorney, Larry Becraft, pointed out in his June 12,
2004, column, the FDA derives their jurisdiction from international
"The power of the DEA to control "bad" drugs such as opium and cocaine
is constitutionally indistinguishable from the similar power of the
FDA to control other "drugs" such as Vitamin B and shark cartilage. If
the DEA is a treaty-based federal agency, is it not possible that so
is the FDA? As you might expect, the authority of the FDA arises from
a 1906 international Agreement for Unification of Pharmacopeial
Formulas for Potent Drugs.
"There are other examples of treaties being used to provide
jurisdiction for federal crimes. Of course, Congress completely lacks
delegated authority to control prostitution within the states. In
summary, it is quite clear that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, DEA
and FDA are treaty-based federal agencies. Under the U.S.
Constitution, Congress has the power to make criminal four types of
conduct: treason, counterfeiting, piracies and felonies on the high
seas, and offenses against the laws of nations. Very few people
discuss which precise federal crimes fall within the category of
offenses against the laws of nations and it would be very beneficial
if we knew which crimes were of this type. Obviously, the criminal
provisions of the federal gambling laws and the federal drug laws can
be but one thing: offenses against the law of nations."
Now, you tell me how it is an offense against Spain, Peru or Finland
if I want to take Vitamin B-17? You tell me how it is an offense
against Ireland, Saudi Arabia or South Africa if Dr. Smith wants to
prescribe natural supplements or a certain procedure with a patient's
permission? Instead, hundreds of good, decent, AMA trained doctors
have been sent to prison for being healers instead of pill pushers. On
top of that, we have the insidious Codex guidelines, global of course.
Updates here. This is another area where Congress has sold out the
American people for BIG campaign donations from the pharmaceutical
companies who do good on one hand, but on the other, they have allowed
greed to kill Americans.
Next we're seeing these massive recalls of products from Communist
China. I'm one of those who fought against NAFTA, the North American
Free Trade Agreement (No American Factories Taking Jobs) because so
many of us knew what was going to happen: the total gutting of our
most important job sectors which provided good jobs, good pay and job
security. Here we are 12 years down the road with massive trade
imbalances, MILLIONS of jobs lost - all for cheap labor for
corporations who dumped on American workers. What a bargain. Cheap,
you say? Go to Macy's or other department stores like Sears or Neiman
Marcus and compare some rag on the hanger from commie China, commie
Hong Kong or Bangladesh and it is equal to or MORE than the same or
similar garment made here in America. Go ahead and compare, I have.
Maybe you can get some sweats or tees at China (Wal) Mart cheaper, but
either we support America first or we will not survive.
Gifts from the East. Poisoned pet food that has killed dozens of
beloved dogs. Seafood full of dangerous antibiotics. Toothpaste
tainted with, love this one - an ingredient in antifreeze. Automobile
tires missing a key safety component. Toys from Communist China
slicked with a date rape drug; see details
A new addition to my Made in America section on my web site, America's
Business To Consumers Incorporated (USAB2C)[http://usab2c.com/], has a
section on these recalls you should check out and don't forget to
communicate these important recalls with friends, family and
especially elderly parents who might not be on-line. This is an
excellent site. How about dangerous prescription drugs being consumed
by you and/or your family? It is a huge counterfeiting operation from
guess where? Communist China and this is NOT an isolated case.
Of course, there's no malice or intent by the companies in China, a
Godless, communist country, putting a date rape drug in toys to be
sold in America. It's all just a mistake, not enough 'quality
control.' Right. This factory is making toys for children in America
and somehow large quantities of a date rape drug just happens to be in
the work area where toys are being mass produced? Let's not forget the
million or so dogs and cats skinned ALIVE by "businessmen" in
Communist China every year who take the fur and put it in sweaters,
parks and doll clothes which gets shipped and sold illegally here in
the U.S. Details and video
here.[http://www.newswithviews.com/Devvy/kidd144.htm] Don't eat before
you watch it. The next time you buy a $75 dollar sweater or $250.00
ski parka for a Christmas gift from Communist China, there's a good
chance it has dog or cat fur from a poor little creature skinned
alive. Don't believe those labels because they're lying.
Mattel and other manufacturers sold out the American people who built
their mega corporations by closing plants and factories here in the
U.S. They went to commie countries like China for cheap labor. Big
dividend checks and mega million dollar annual salaries for the CEOs.
Well, now it's coming home to roost because someone will have to pay
the massive bucks involved with these recalls and lawsuits. If the
corporations selling these recalled products lower their price in an
effort to boost sales, those dividend checks to Americans who care
only about money and not what's right for America, won't be happy.
They can raise the cost of these crappie toys or the tooth paste to
try and recover some of the enormous costs of recalls and that will
have to be passed along to the consumer. All the way around, it's a
losing proposition. Cheap labor has suddenly become quite expensive.
How about a pair of cheap flip flops from Wal Mart? Might want to look
at these pictures first.[http://www.lamanaphotography.com/walmart2.htm]
Since NAFTA went into effect, we have lost MILLIONS of critical
manufacturing, industrial and agricultural jobs. While enriching
foreign governments and keeping people in other countries employed, we
have been reduced to a service oriented country that is no longer
self-sustaining. We MUST turn this around, but it won't be easy or
without pain. Retailers are already worried, as well they should be,
that this will be a dismal 'holiday season'. The sub prime melt down
is just the tip of the iceberg. Two million Americans will lose their
homes by next summer, car repos are running record numbers as well as
credit card defaults and as one recent head line read: 'The last dead
bull on Wall Street'; the news is going to get worse. Then you have
Americans like me who refuse to buy made in Communist China which also
hurts the economy.
Washington Times, December 6, 1993, accurately reflect Sir Goldsmith's
statements during the hearings, which I watched on C-SPAN: "The late
billionaire, French financier, Sir James Goldsmith, warned America
during the Ernest Hollings committee hearings on "free" trade: "Global
free trade will force the poor of the rich countries to subsidize the
rich in poor countries. What GATT means is that our national wealth,
accumulated over centuries, will be transferred from a developed
country like Britain to developing countries like Communist China, now
building it's first ocean going navy in 500 years."
"China, with its 1.2 billion people, three Indochinese states with 900
million, the former Soviet republics with some 300 million, and many
more can supply skilled labor for a fraction of Western costs. Five
dollars in Communist China is the equivalent of a $100 wage in
Europe." It is quite amazing that GATT is sowing the seeds for global
social upheaval and that it is not even the subject of debate in
America....If the masses understood the truth about GATT, there would
be blood in the streets of many capitals. A healthy national economy
has to produce a large part of its own needs. It cannot simply import
what it needs and use it's labor force to provide services for other
"We have to rethink from top to bottom why we have elevated global
free trade to the status of sacred cow, or moral dogma. It is a
fatally flawed concept that will impoverish and destabilize the
industrialized world while cruelly ravaging the Third World."
Sir Goldsmith could see into the future, only it's been far worse than
he predicted. Let's not forget what those dollars you're sending to
Communist China are buying: "And red star rising. We're exporting our
wealth to China. Beijing is using that money to build up its military.
Former U.S. ambassador to China, James Lilley, is our guest.' Lou
Dobbs show, December 15, 2004. Communist China our friends? How about
their espionage against us? See
The Christmas buying season starts the day after Thanksgiving. Many
people like me don't participate. Oh, Christmas is a beautiful time of
the year. I've spent it in the snow on ski trips and in fine weather
in California. Wonderful music and most important, a time to be with
family. However, I convinced my family 7-8 years ago that even you
believe our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, was born on December 25th,
which I don't, why are we buying everyone birthday presents when it
isn't my birthday or theirs? We settled on a compromise: kids up to
pre-teen in the family would still get gifts. No, Bah humbug, just
what our family worked out. No more of my 80 year old mom dealing with
the stress of the shopping and then long lines at the post office.
I would like to offer up some alternative ideas if you want to support
our fellow Americans and American jobs this Christmas season. Two
years ago, we gave my niece's son (7) and daughter (5) a one year
family subscription to the Natural History Museum in Las Vegas where
they live. Jody and Alexia were thrilled and mom and dad took them
once a month, which meant our gift, cost $45.00, went on all year and
put money into the local economy. Last year, we gave them (along with
my niece and her husband) two tickets to the big I-MAX theater in
Vegas where they saw wonderful, educational, clean shows for their age
groups, 6 & 8. They also received tickets to see the white tigers at
one of the big casinos. Now, don't get riled up. There is an entrance
to this tiger exhibit that bypasses the casino area so the kids
weren't exposed. Christa said they had a wonderful time. This keeps
money in the local economy and the three events made our gift one that
kept on giving. I'm still thinking about this year, but it will be
something local and will give them wonderful memories of time spent
with mom and dad doing something fun. The cost of these gifts was less
than some of these plastic pieces of garbage they calls toys or
violent computer games that keep children in the house glued to a screen.
Money is tight for an awful lot of Americans, so make it a family gift
instead of individuals. I bought a new coffee maker when we moved into
our home in West Texas in June 2006. I purchased my Krup over the
Internet; it's made here in Texas. Now, you can buy this great coffee
maker at stores like HEB. Cost: $75.00. Yes, I could have bought some
cheap model at Wal Mart for $35 bux or something, but I will not sell
out my fellow Americans; my Krup will last for years and the coffee is
de-lic-ious. If your mom and dad want a new coffee maker and you have
a couple of siblings, make it a family gift. My husband recently
needed new house slippers. Ten years ago I purchased Made in America
sheep skinned ones in Colorado; cost was about $69.00. Ten years worth
of wear. I found a retail store in Colorado Springs on the Internet
who sold these slippers and ordered them a few weeks ago getting ready
for winter. Cost was $70.00, but I know they will last a long time vs
some cheap pair from commie China and the cost works out to about
$7./year not including the tax and shipping. You can do the same if
dad or grandpa needs a new pair this Christmas, just make it a family
gift from all the kids or grand kids and that way you spread out the
cost of the gift. [See Ron Paul and Edwin Vieira in the new DVD "Fiat
You would be surprised how many nice gifts you can get at a health
food store like Whole Foods or Trader Joe's; fabulous soaps made from
natural sources from around the country. Books that Americans need to
read. How about new cookware? If you've never cooked with cast iron,
you're missing out and you can get the best from Promised Land
Products as well as other organic items; I know because I purchased my
set from them. How about ladies hats, sweaters, jeans, toys (yes,
toys!), candles, tee shirts, hunter's needs, sleeping bags, school
supplies, garden supplies, you name it - more than 20,000 items - all
made in America.
The more we buy American, the more meaningful, good paying jobs we
create for our country. Isn't that worth a little extra effort?
Of course, Jesus is the reason for the season and I wish everyone a
safe and blessed Christmas.
1 - Made In America page
2 - 'Made in USA' stages comeback
3 - Why You Should Not Eat McDonalds Beef
4 - They died for "cheap" labor
5 - Prescription Medicines from China
6 - Most consumers plan to shun China-made toys
7 - Thai Fat Loss Pills Are Extremely Dangerous Weight Loss Program
8 - Toys 'R' Us recalls Elite Operations toys for lead
9 - The Cancer Research Money Machines
10 - Operation Clean Sweep
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Devvy's website: www.devvy.com
TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL AND YOUTH
Posted By: DocMercer <Send E-Mail>
Date: Monday, 12 November 2007, 10:41 p.m.
TO ALL MILITARY PERSONNEL AND YOUTH
The facts are in. They've been in. More proof is piling up
every single day.
That thing called U S GOVERNMENT is a scrungy "THUG CLUB" that
is polished at politics, perversion and preying upon our military men
They hit you up with "protection" in the form of vaccinations
that hurt you in ways you have no way of knowing, that will cost you
and cause you problems any time between your injection and years down
the road. Some of if will cause you to die a lot sooner than you would
Those are very profitable government contracts for politician
pals, owners and controllers.
They experiment on you without your consent or knowledge, deny
it later on and don't help you with the problems their experiments
But they do get very well paid to develop new weapons that can
be used on the "enemy". You're the patriotic guinea pig.
They expose you to biologicals where you're deployed without
your knowledge or consent. Some of these will kill you. Watch the
increasing number of odd deaths among Iraq veterans. Same old scenario
of deception, denial and lucrative contracts for perfecting weapons on
patriotic guinea pigs.
They expose you to chemicals without your knowledge or
consent. Same old scenario.
They expose you to radiation without fully informing you of
the facts that they already know and deny. Depleted uranium kills. It
is not a pleasant way to go. And get this. Remember the ones you're
supposed to be protecting and serving? As in family and friends? You
bring harm to them instead.
Same old scenario of deception, denial, lucrative contracts to
exploit patriotic guinea pigs for ever increasing profits later.
You are routinely deceived. In a big way.
Remember taking an oath of service? You may think you are
serving a lawful government whose purpose it is to serve and protect
America. You may think you are serving and fighting for friends,
family, fellow Americans, the flag, freedom, mom and apple pie.
In fact, your service is a disservice to your family, friends
and fellow Americans and decent people everywhere. You think what
you've been programmed to think what the "THUG CLUB" wants you to think.
You have been betrayed.
Every war of the last century, and probably many if not most
of those that came before, was intentionally started for profit and
power by the moneychangers. It is all more than adequately documented.
Do your own research if you need to.
Trigger events were carefully planned and executed to make
decent men and women serve and go to war. See the more popular reminders.
The Great War? Remember what you think you know about that.
Does Pearl Harbor come to mind? Pearl Harbor was a setup with knowing
and help from the White House.
Vietnam? The Gulf of Tonkin incident never happened.
Desert Storm? It was intentionally planned and carefully set
up. Everybody was lied to on that one, too.
Iraq? Remember the Twin Towers, WTC 7 and pentagon? Osama bin
Laden, Al-Qaeda and Afghanistan? It was an inside job to get war in
the Middle East.
Think about it people.
The "THUG CLUB" has more respect for a pile of doggie pooh
than they have for you.
If I were active duty, I wouldn't deploy. I would get out of
the military one way or another.
If I were young, I would not join or serve as a draftee.
When the military stops cooperating, it cannot be used by the
"Thug Club" anymore.
Sure, it's a tough call and until enough leaders step forward
and set the trend there will be some heat to take.
Believe me, that heat will be a whole lot easier to take than
what comes if you don't stand up for yourself and for your family,
friends, fellow Americans and all decent people everywhere.
Think about it. Your best way to serve is to refuse to be a
patriotic guinea pig anymore and not serve that scrungy "THUG CLUB"
and their handlers any more.
It takes more courage than going to war, doesn't it?
Do you have what it takes or not?
1st/Lt, army infantry, Vietnam 08-67 / 08-68
Another Meaningless Taser Death: Police Use Of Stun Guns Out Of Control
Confused? Distressed? Need Help? Get tasered
Thursday, Nov 15, 2007
The latest taser incident to be captured on film again highlights how
fast our society is sleepwalking into a brutal police state where it
is the norm for cops to react with extreme physical force and even
torture towards anyone who acts out of the ordinary in any way whatsoever.
The video, released Wednesday, shows the brutal tasering and
consequent death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski last month at
Captured by a member of public, the footage shows the moments before
police arrived and murdered Dziekanski by tasering him three or four
The film quite clearly reveals that Mr Dziekanski is suffering some
sort of anxiety attack in the airport as he is breathing very heavily,
sweating profusely and appears to be attempting to barricade himself
in an empty area separated by a glass cordon. Clearly the barricade he
fashions is not going to stop anyone getting through and appears to be
more a cry for help.
Dziekanski at first seems to respond to passers by who attempt to calm
him down but he clearly cannot understand what they are saying and
becomes more distressed. After throwing a wooden table at the glass
cordon and knocking a computer to the floor, the police arrive and
within seconds taser Dziekanski sending him flailing to the ground
screaming in agony.
The police then surround him and as the officers yell at Dziekanski to
stop moving, which is impossible when 50,000 volts of electricity are
moving through your body, a voice can be heard yelling "hit him again,
hit him again." The four large officers then jump on top of him,
restraining his arms and sitting on his head. One officer appears to
strike Dziekanski in the head with a baton.
Eventually Dziekanski stops moving and dies.
READER: To pm@...
Canadian Prime Minister's Office:
Robert Dziekanski was murdered upon entering your country to realize
his life long dream of joining his mother. What in God's name kind of
airport are you running, that has a man (tired - a stranger -
confused), being held for TEN hours without making an announcement
over the PA system that a Robert Dziekanski was in this area? What
kind of an airport, couldn't check the flight # for his mother, who
kept asking everyone for help - and finding out where passengers had
been sent? Did you know that these TASERS (traveling electrocution
devices) were invented in a garage here in the USA, and only tested on
PIGS! Did you know that 50,000 volts disrupts the rhythm of the heart,
and thus everybody that this device of TORTURE is used on, is in
danger of DEATH, for what? For being mentally ill or emotionally
distraught! I am sick, just sick, that Robert (and numerous others in
Canada & USA) are being 'put down' as if they were rabid animals! Once
upon a time, citizens called on the police for help. No more - they
might kill you! What kind of a global police state are we becoming
when work a day, visitors, everyday people, are being targeted as the
enemy? The sad thing about this is, many will read of the murder of
Robert, do a tsk, tsk , and say nothing. Thus these street
electrocution's will continue. Only thing is, the next time it could
be them! I hope you get MILLIONS of emails voicing outrage over the
death of a man, thinking he was coming to Canada to live out his dream
only to be attacked and killed in a major airport. Unbelievable the
brutal times we live in!
WRH: Take a moment to drop an email to the Canadian Prime Minister
Taser officers should be prosecuted: Polish official
Last Updated: Friday, November 16, 2007 | 2:52 PM ET
RCMP officers involved in the fatal Taser takedown of a Polish
immigrant at Vancouver International Airport should be prosecuted for
their "excessively brutal and unjustified" actions, a spokesman for
the Polish Foreign Ministry said.
"No attempts were made to use other means to solve the situation but
from the very start the toughest means available to the police was
used," Robert Szaniawski told the Associated Press.
"We want the matter clarified and we want those guilty named and
An eyewitness's video capturing Robert Dziekanski's death after an
Oct. 14 confrontation with four RCMP officers was released Wednesday
and has garnered international attention from millions of viewers.
The officers' actions have prompted widespread condemnation, including
criticism from other law enforcement officials, who question the need
for a Taser under the circumstances shown in the video.
The 41-year-old Dziekanski, who spoke no English, died shortly after
the officers stunned him at least twice as he behaved strangely in a
secure airport waiting lounge. He had spent hours at the airport
waiting in vain to meet his mother, who had left thinking he had
missed his flight.
Currently there are four probes underway into Dziekanski's death. The
B.C. coroner, the RCMP, the public complaints commissioner for the
RCMP and the Vancouver Airport Authority are all conducting their own
Szaniawski's comments came a day after Piotr Ogrodzinski, Poland's
ambassador to Canada, said his country has "invited" Ogrodzinski's
Canadian counterpart in Warsaw to meet Polish officials on Monday to
discuss the case.
Ogrodzinski told CBC News the Polish embassy has been flooded with
e-mails and phone calls from Canadians expressing sympathy and outrage
over what happened to Dziekanski.
With files from the Associated Press
Canadian police condemned for graphic Taser death
Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:49 PM ET
By David Ljunggren
OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Royal Canadian Mounted Police were widely
condemned on Friday for using stun guns on an unarmed Polish man who
collapsed and died in an incident that was shown around the world in a
graphic 10-minute video.
The footage of Robert Dziekanski howling in agony after he was hit by
50,000-volt Taser blasts at Vancouver International Airport is another
blow to Canada's famed Mounties, who have been shaken by a number of
The Globe and Mail, Canada's most influential newspaper, ran a savage
editorial on what it called "the summary execution of an innocent man"
whose only crime was being confused.
"The Taser death video that was being broadcast around the world
yesterday is a source of shame and disgrace for Canada and for its
national police force," the newspaper said.
Dziekanski, who flew to Canada to live with his mother in the Pacific
province of British Columbia, mistakenly waited for her in the baggage
area rather than passing through the customs section to enter the main
part of Vancouver's airport.
After several hours he became frustrated and threw a small table at a
window. He was standing still when police arrived and fired at him
The Toronto Star said the quick use of a weapon designed only to be
fired as last resort raised very troubling questions. The
right-of-center National Post, usually a strong backer of law
enforcement bodies, also condemned the Mounties.
"The appearance of poor practice here is so strong that the RCMP may
face a tough decision whether to defend their members' actions or to
deny that they are, in fact, routine operating procedure," it said.
Canadian news Web sites were flooded with hundreds of comments, most
of them condemning the police.
"My God! What have we come to in this country? I am sick to my stomach
after viewing the video," wrote one person on CTV's Web site. "I
thought the policy of shoot first and ask questions later disappeared
with the Wild West," said another.
A few defended the Mounties. "A police officer cannot immediately
identify an unarmed individual as a non-threat. What if the man had
grabbed one of the officers' guns in the scuffle and shot a couple of
them?" wrote one person.
Others questioned why officials at the main airport for the 2010
Winter Olympics -- which will be held in and around Vancouver -- had
ignored a passenger who was clearly upset.
Vancouver's airport authority said it was still trying to figure out
what had happened to Dziekanski.
Police initially said they could not use pepper spray because there
were too many other people in the vicinity. The video footage, shot by
another passenger, showed no one else present apart from the police
Earlier this year, an inquiry cast severe doubts on the RCMP's
explanation about how a police officer shot and killed a young man who
had been arrested in 2005 for holding an open can of beer at a sports
game in British Columbia.
The Dziekanski video footage ends a bad year for the national police
force. Last December the former chief Mountie quit over the case of a
Canadian man who was deported to Syria by U.S. agents, based partly on
false RCMP data.
In June 2007, an official probe into allegations of fraud by those
running the RCMP's insurance and pension funds said the force's
culture was "horribly broken".
Taser stun guns are made by Scottsdale, Arizona-based Taser
The video footage can be seen at
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Feds raid 'Liberty Dollar' operations in Idaho and Indiana
Last updated November 16, 2007 7:15 a.m. PT
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- Federal agents have raided sites in Idaho and
Indiana linked to the "Liberty Dollar," a silver coin used by groups
that oppose the Federal Reserve System and the federal income tax, a
FBI agents seized records and dies for casting the coins at three
locations Thursday in this north Idaho resort town, and FBI and Secret
Service agents also raided the headquarters of the National
Organization for the Repeal of the Federal Reserve Act & Internal
Revenue Code, known as NORFED, in Evansville, Ind.
The raids were confirmed by four sources close to the investigation
who asked not to be identified, and a notice was posted on the
Internet by NORFED founder Bernard von NotHaus, according to The
Spokesman-Review of Spokane.
NORFED has produced an estimated $20 million its own paper currency in
the past decade, claiming the $1, $5 and $10 bills were backed by
silver coins stored in Coeur d'Alene. The raids were the first direct
federal challenge to that operation, the newspaper reported.
NotHaus, a self-described "monetary architect" and Federal Reserve
System critic, started NORFED while he lived in Hawaii in the late
1990s as a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization.
"We never refer to the American Liberty as a coin," von NotHaus told
The Spokesman-Review in 1999. "The word 'coin' is a
government-controlled term. This is currency that is free from
Since 1998 the coins have been made at Sunshine Minting, which also
produces a variety of precious metal products.
"When the people own the money, they control the government," von
NotHaus said. "When the government owns the money, it controls the
The organization reportedly was preparing to sell and distribute "Ron
Paul" dollars to support the Texas congressman in his campaign for the
Republican presidential nomination. Paul previously ran for president
as a Libertarian.
Law enforcement sources told the newspaper that dies used to produce
the coins were seized at the minting company and records were taken
from two local accounting firms.
Kootenai County sheriff's deputies said they were unaware of the
raids. Federal authorities in Idaho referred inquiries to the U.S.
attorney's office in the Charlotte, N.C., which could not be reached
for comment late Thursday.
Tom Power, owner of Sunshine Minting, did not return telephone calls
Thursday, but other employees told the newspaper he was present at the
time of the raid.
The Web notice, purportedly issued Thursday by von NotHaus, said, "I
sincerely regret to inform you that about 8 this morning a dozen FBI
and Secret Service agents raided the Liberty Dollar office in Evansville.
"For approximately six hours they took all the gold, all the silver,
all the platinum, and almost two tons of Ron Paul Dollars that were
just delivered last Friday. They also took all the files and computers
and froze our bank accounts."
Purchasers with pending orders were asked to be patient.
"We have no money. We have no products. We have no records to even
know what was ordered or what you are owed. We have nothing but the
will to push forward and overcome this massive assault on our liberty
and our right to have real money as defined by the U.S. Constitution,"
the notice said.
The U.S. Mint recently issued a statement saying "prosecutors with the
Department of Justice have determined that the use of these gold and
silver NORFED 'Liberty Dollar' medallions as circulating money is a
"Consumers who are considering the purchase or use of these items
should be aware that they are not genuine United States Mint bullion
coins and they are not legal tender."
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesmanreview.com
NU.S. Raids Issuer of Ron Paul Coins
By JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
Staff Reporter of the Sun
November 16, 2007
Federal agents, in a move that could have an impact on the
presidential race, raided the Indiana office of the issuer of a
private currency known as the Liberty Dollar — and seized tens of
thousands of coins bearing the likeness of a presidential candidate,
Rep. Ron Paul.
Overall, agents on Wednesday hauled away more than 2 tons of copper
coins and 500 pounds of silver coins, as well as records and
computers, the founder of the currency system, Bernard von NotHaus,
told The New York Sun by phone from Miami. Although not present in
Evansville, Ind., for the raid, Mr. von NotHaus said he has been told
that the government agents left business cards from the FBI and Secret
Service. Neither agency would confirm or deny the raid when contacted
by the Sun.
The raid has the potential to alter the campaign of Mr. Paul, the
Republican candidate of Texas whose visage appears on the more than
50,000 seized copper coins, as well as on lesser amounts of gold and
silver coins. Mr. Paul is basing his presidential campaign in part on
the argument that the federal government has been debasing the dollar.
Mr. von NotHaus, a supporter of the presidential candidate, said he
put Mr. Paul's image on the dollars to raise attention for the
candidate. An eclectic nationwide crew of libertarians and coin
enthusiasts exchange the coins.
"I thought, 'What can I do for him?'" Mr. von NotHaus said. "I'll do a
dollar. It's 1 ounce of pure copper."
Yesterday, at the strip mall where Mr. von NotHaus's operation is
housed, nearly a dozen Paul supporters carried campaign signs in an
apparent protest, a television reporter for the local NBC affiliate,
Brandon Bartlett, told the Sun. A spokesman for Mr. Paul's campaign,
Jesse Benton, said the campaign wasn't "really paying that much
attention" to the raid. "We don't have any official association" to
the currency, he added.
The reason behind the raid is unclear. The Justice Department's
position, according to a year-old consumer alert on the Web site of
the United States Mint, is that using Liberty Dollars "as circulating
money is a federal crime." Mint officials said the Liberty Dollar
looks similar to legal tender, with inscriptions that say, "Trust in
God" and "USA."
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It's not clear, however, what the Justice Department's view is on the
legality of possessing the coins for novelty or as protection against
the declining value of government notes.
Mr. von NotHaus said he suspects the raid is in response to "the
competition" his currency poses to the U.S. Mint. His Liberty Dollars,
whose value is the price of the coin's metal, have proven a better
investment in recent years than government issued notes, whose value
has plummeted in relation to the price of gold.
"This is an example of Bernanke trying to protect his own nest because
he knows it's got holes in it," Mr. von NotHaus said, referring to Ben
Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve. "He can't have
something like the Liberty Dollar running around competing with his
currency. It points out the fallacy of the fiat monetary system. They
had to do something. Their currency is losing and we're going to the
Even into this century, long after government notes replaced the
private notes of banks, private currency has long been a cause of
certain influential figures, such as the economist Friedrich Hayek, a
Nobel laureate who died in 1992.
So far, about $20 million worth of gold, silver, and copper Liberty
Dollars and the accompanying certificates are circulating, Mr. von
NotHaus said. Residents of Evansville say Liberty Dollars aren't often
seen locally. But there is a national following, which includes some
members of the Manhattan Libertarian Party. One member who had a hand
in founding the currency, Nicolas Leobold, told the Sun last year that
he's spent the Liberty Dollar at several New York locations, including
a Gray's Papaya, a bodega near Grand Central Terminal, and a Dunkin'
With the Liberty Dollar, Mr. von NotHaus seeks to reintroduce the kind
of economic debate that Mr. Paul has been nursing for years. When Mr.
Paul was a member of the United States Gold Commission, he wrote, with
Lewis Lehrman, a famous dissenting opinion in favor of the restoration
of a role for gold in the U.S. monetary system. The bearer
certificates issued with silver Liberty Dollars say that using the
coinage is an exercise of "the bearer's First Amendment right to
petition the government for a silver-based currency," Mr. von NotHaus
Mr. von NotHaus said the raid lasted six hours beginning at 8 a.m. and
involved about a dozen agents from the Secret Service and FBI. The
local U.S. attorney's office referred all calls to the U.S. attorney
for the western district of North Carolina. A spokeswoman there said
she could not confirm or deny any raid.
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An employee at the gun store at the same strip mall as the Liberty
Dollar office confirmed that officers had been present Wednesday.
"There were guys in uniform and some in suits, and they hauled a bunch
of stuff out of there," the employee of Strictly Shooting, who asked
not to be identified, said.
The Liberty Dollars are but one example of private currencies that
have been used in American history. In the 1930s, "wooden nickels"
circulated out West. In Michigan, there were so-called wildcat banks
in the 1830s that printed paper money without backing by gold or
In addition to silver and copper coins, agents seized more than 3
pounds of gold and several ounces of platinum, Mr. von NotHaus said.
All that coinage, as well as bearer certificates held at the
Evansville office, belonged to purchasers of the currency. In an
e-mail message, Mr. von NotHaus urged the owners of the seized
currency and seized bearer certificates to file suit against the
government. Mr. von NotHaus has already sued government officials for
issuing the "consumer alert" against his currency last year.
The impact, if any, on Mr. Paul's presidential campaign is difficult
to predict. On the one hand, he could be criticized for permitting, if
he did permit, his face to be used on a coin whose circulation the
U.S. Mint contends is illegal. On the other, the raid could throw into
even sharper relief the argument he has been making for sound
currency. Videos of Mr. Paul cross-examining Mr. Bernanke in recent
congressional hearings have been widely viewed on the Internet.
Libertarians React to the Raid
Libertarian reaction was negative to news of the law enforcement
activity in Evansville. Blay Tarnoff, a former chairman of the
Libertarian Party of New York, a statewide organization, said he could
not think of any good rationale for the raid as long as the company
issuing Liberty Dollars was not misrepresenting their coins as
government currency. "People can trade anything they want of value,"
he said. "It wouldn't surprise me if the government would want to
seize Liberty Dollars if they believed that people were actually
beginning to use them."
An East Village resident who was co-creator of the Ron Paul dollar,
Nicolas Leobold, said the raid was like "the behavior of a schoolyard
A regional currency officer for the Liberty Dollar in south-central
Pennsylvania, Pete Hallock, said he had ordered silver dollars in
various denominations and would probably never get his money back. He
said, "I don't like it when my money is stolen whether it is the
federal government or anyone else." He added, "Why should I be penalized?"
Not surprisingly, independent-minded libertarians have varying
opinions on the Liberty Dollars themselves. The chair of the
Libertarian Party of New York, Jeff Russell of Saratoga County, said
the Liberty coinage should bear descriptions such as "one ounce of
silver" and not bear the term dollar at all.
- Gary Shapiro
Twenty Thousand Protest at Ft. Benning: Eleven Face Federal Criminal
In what has become the nation's largest annual gathering for peace and
human rights, over twenty thousand people protested outside the gates
of Fort Benning, GA on November 18, 2007. Eleven people were arrested
on federal criminal charges and face up to six months in prison.Fort
Benning is the site of the internationally notorious U.S. Army
training school for Latin American military and security personnel.
For decades it was called the School of the Americas (SOA) - it is now
called the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation
(WHINSEC). The school has graduated hundreds of military officers who
have lead or participated in nearly every human rights atrocity in the
hemisphere. Organizations across the world, including Amnesty
International USA, have called for its closure since discovering
copies of torture manuals used at the school. In June 2007, 203
members of the U.S. House of Representatives voted to close the
scandal-ridden school - six votes shy of the margin of victory.
Posted Nov 19, 2007 10:00 AM PST
Category: CURRENT EVENTS
That this institution continues to exist at all shows that US
administrations, past and present, love teaching torture as a means of
repressing the people of countries whose despot dictators we continue
to prop up.
Parents Kept In Dark About Vaccine Waiver
Parents of children in Prince George's County Maryland were kept in
the dark about their right to opt out of vaccines as over a thousand
kids were herded into a courthouse to be injected while authorities
kept a close watch on advocacy groups and reporters who tried to
inform parents that there was no law to mandate the shots.
State Attorney Glenn Ivey, who admitted during a radio interview last
week that no law mandated the shots and also that he had chosen not to
give his kids the vaccines, confirmed that exemption forms were
available from the back of the room. However, when asked if they were
aware of the right to opt out, parents were miffed. News reports
failed to cite any cases where parents had opted out as a result of
signing waiver forms.
Posted Nov 19, 2007 09:07 AM PST
Apparently, "some animals are more equal than others" regarding forced
immunizations, without any legal justification, in Maryland.
Note the delicious irony in the fact that "State Attorney Glenn Ivey,
who admitted during a radio interview last week that no law mandated
the shots and also that he had chosen not to give his kids the
vaccines,....." made these injections mandatory for other people's kids.
Parents who did not comply were threatened with jail, fines, or both.l
Welcome to Amerika, Maryland style.
November 19, 2007
Open Letter to Sir John Holmes, UN Undersecretary- General for
Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
You must be aware of the nightmare now unfolding in the Gaza Strip.
Gaza is simply dying a slow and painful death at the hands of the
children and grandchildren of the Holocaust. This is not an
overstatement or exaggerated description of a people long tormented by
a sinister occupying power that is hell- bent on decimating them,
using the basest and most inhumane of means, such as preventing food
and other basic needs from reaching them.
I could go on and one and on describing and explaining the
catastrophic situation in Gaza where on any given day, children and
other civilians succumb to their illnesses because Israel and other
neighboring countries wouldn't allow them to leave the blockaded
territory for adequate medical care.
Posted Nov 19, 2007 09:29 AM PST
Ethnic cleansing, one sick Gazan at a time.
Israel must be so proud of itself for not allowing sick Gazans the
medical care they need to survive.
When truly honest future historians write the stories of Israel in the
20th and 21st centuries, what will be remembered will not be its
accomplishments, but its brutal capacity for collective punishment.
THE SUM OF ALL FEARS
THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY MASSACRE SET
by Ken Welch in Houston
NOV 21, 2007
In last week's report Iran Invasion Recycled, reversed speech from
Washington confirmed that a false flag nuclear attack somewhere in
America was planned, and that the operation was underway. Only the
time and place remained in doubt. Because the controllers behind the
present administration had only sixty days to implement the plan,
which has always been called GAMBIT, I pointed out that they would
probably be forced to simply recycle the same attack plan they've
tried before. This would place the target at the Port of Texas City,
an oil terminal a short distance south of Houston, Texas.
READER: Where are the Lynch Mobs for the Media?
When I say that the establishment media are the greatest enemy of the
American people, I am not joking! The people in the media, knowingly
or not, have conspired to prevent you from knowing or realizing the
most important information in the world. They make it possible for the
establishment to commit crimes against you, your food, your air, your
planet and your country. Yes, I am saying that there is a controlling
entity to our nation and to our world. And if you don't realize that
by now you may as well stop reading this and wait for the next episode
of Larry King where he will no doubt cover some non-news story that
has no effect on you, the world, society, life, the local population
and will only effect about 100 people out of the 9 billion people on
Earth...and he will pretend as hard as he can that it is news!
The latest "old news" to be passed over by the establishment media is
the most recent smoking gun adding to the proof that Dick Cheney and
his hand puppet George W. Bush did, as we all know, commit treason by
intentionally exposing the identity of a overt CIA operative...because
the husband of that agent exposed another treasonous lie of theirs!
When I turn on the so called news I can not believe the bullshit that
is being passed on as national news while so many vital news stories
are ignored! I don't get it...someone tell me why we should not kill
these people? I am not kidding! These people deserve to be killed in
the most horrible torturous way imaginable for what they have allowed
to take place in this world without doing their job and letting us know!
Here are a few little pieces of old news that our media don't think
you need to know...
1. Not one but both of the so called elections of George W. Bush, our
sitting president, were fixed elections. Tons of evidence has been
exposed, ballots have been destroyed (against the law), people have
been sent to prison and you have not been notified.
2. Virtually free clean energy technology has been available for over
a generation. Water powered cars have been driving around for thirty
years. And you are let to believe that $100 oil, filthy polluting coal
and cancer causing nuclear power plants are our only choices when it
comes to powering and heating our homes and cars.
3. Cures, and/or much more effective (and less distressing) treatments
are available for everything from staph infections to cancer, and you
can't have them because the cures can not be patented and therefore
can not make any corporation rich!
4. Your money belongs to private bankers, not to your nation! That's
right...the interest you have to pay for your government's debts go to
a private bank called the Federal Reserve, which is neither federal or
a reserve. They don't answer to our government and they do not have
any governmental over site. This is perhaps the biggest scandal in the
5. Virtually every aspect of the official "explanation" (cover story)
of the events of 9/11/2001 have been proven to be false. Multiple
cover ups have been exposed. Multiple inconsistencies and
impossibilities have been exposed and vital elements, like motive
(PNAC's new Pearl Harbor) and opportunity (the war games and hijacking
drills taking place that day) have been hidden from the public.
6. Virtually everything Michal Moore exposed in Fahrenheit 9/11 has
been proven true yet the only coverage by the media came when the
critics and conspirators had something to say!
This list can go on forever. We are being lied to every day about
almost everything. The garbage that is passed on as news has become so
obvious that the on-air news reporting criminals in our nation must be
taking drugs in order to keep from laughing as they struggle to look
like actual journalists while they cover stories like local crimes of
passion, personal celebrity tragedies and movie news (and box office
reports) while presidential treason is ignored!
Journalism, freedom of the press, is the only vocation protected by
the US Constitution. There is a reason for that. Actually there are
many reasons for that all of which can be summed up by saying that the
journalists are supposed to protect the citizens from the people in
power. They are doing to opposite! These people are holding blindfolds
over your eyes as they allow you and your children to be raped in
every way imaginable. Why do we permit this? How loud do I have to
scream before the masses understand this? Where are the lynch mobs?
Where are the damn lynch mobs?
Think about it! Jesse Richard – Editor, TvNewsLIES.org
Copyright © 2007 WhatReallyHappened.com
Sunday, November 25, 2007
It's ...Have You Questioned Your Government On 9/11 Yet?
Fake News and Propaganda: Shaping Our Reality
by Dana Gabriel
The mainstream media is dominated by a handful of mega corporations
who control what many of us hear, read, and believe. The propaganda
masters are censoring and suppressing the truth from the American
people. There are many reporters who know the truth but dare not talk
or write about it, and what some report they don't even believe
themselves. Those who are courageous enough to stand up to the
establishment are often ridiculed, intimidated, and blocked by editors
and producers who are acting as gatekeepers to the truth. There have
been calls for the arrests and even death of those who criticize the
government. You know you have slipped into a fascist dictatorship when
those who dissent are treated like traitors, terrorists, and enemies
of the state. We are being brainwashed with all the propaganda that we
are subjected to in our everyday lives in an effort to control our
minds and shift us into massive groupthink. We are being told that we
are spreading democracy around the world while our own freedoms are
being systematically taken away.
There is a war on the truth, and we are partly to blame as we have
lost our respect for genuine news. Dissent is an important ingredient
in any free society, yet there is an effort to silence those who
criticize the government. Through propaganda, the global elite wish to
control our thoughts and perceptions. Just as there is an assault on
our personnel freedoms, there is war on the freedom of the press. When
journalists are threatened for doing their jobs, the big loser is the
free flow of information and ultimately the truth. The Founding
Fathers envisioned the press as being independent, reporting the facts
and uncovering the truth. Instead, it has become a circus of
entertainment and theater mixed in with spin, lies, and
disinformation. The Bush administration has been caught paying actors
and journalists to appear in and write propaganda pieces. Television
stations are using prepackaged news releases produced by corporate and
governmental groups without such facts being disclosed. It is clear
that we can no longer trust the mainstream media to hold the
The Bush administration is spending millions, paying off journalists
and producing fake news spots to promote their agenda. Some $10
million was spent in a propaganda-like advertising campaign to push
President Bush's Social Security plan. Fake news reports were also put
out to promote his Medicare prescription drug program, with production
company employees masquerading as reporters. These mock prepackaged
reports are distributed to broadcast outlets across the country and
inserted into local news casts. They look so authentic that most would
mistake it for a real piece of independent journalism, not partisan
propaganda politics. They are paying journalists and reporters to
further advance the government's agenda. One of the best examples is
commentator Armstrong Williams who was paid $240,000 by the Department
of Education to help promote Bush's No Child Left Behind. Maggie
Gallagher also received tens of thousands of dollars from the
Department of Health and Human Services to promote Bush's marriage
initiative. The list goes on with the likes of Jeff Gannon, Michael
McManus, and Karen Ryan, and these are only a few who were caught.
This is not unique to the Bush administration as such practices were
also common under President Clinton.
A very recent example of fake news occurred during a FEMA-orchestrated
news conference which took place during the recent fires that ravaged
Southern California. By all accounts, it had the makings of a real
news conference, but the only thing missing was real reporters. Some
of FEMA's employees posed as reporters, asking softball questions that
were carried live by some news stations. It turned into a FEMA love
fest, an event to showcase the great job they were doing in regards to
the fires. It represented a miscarriage of information, and further
legitimized the fact that there is a war on the truth. The only reason
there was an apology was because FEMA was caught. It turned out to be
a big mistake, an error in judgment, and we were told that this was an
isolated incident. It has been reported that both the White House and
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff were aware of the fake
news conference, and would have more than likely given it the green
light. This fake news conference can be best described as
government-sponsored propaganda. If the intentions were not to
deceive, why wasn't there a disclaimer announced beforehand? We would
probably all be amazed by how much propaganda is being passed off as news.
It is through propaganda that our minds are being shaped and molded. A
mass conditioning is taking place through the media, television shows,
commercials, and video games. It is being used as a tool to control,
program, and manipulate our minds through the power of suggestion and
repetition. Our values are constantly being shaped and re-shaped, and
at times our subconscious minds are unable to distinguish between fact
and fiction. Ideas and premises are stored in our memory banks, and
when they do become reality, we will have already accepted or at least
warmed up to such scenarios. Television, radio and print media dictate
to us what is important, what is in fashion, what are the latest
trends, what to eat, read, and watch. To many, what they see on TV
becomes their reality. There is definitely a correlation between the
dumbing down of the population, the moral meltdown, and the amount of
television being watched. One need not look any further than reality
TV, where we are being desensitized to endless degrading acts on shows
like Big Brother. These shows are inundated with sexual content,
vulgarity, and humiliating, conniving, and backstabbing acts. Today's
television is destroying our very moral fiber and what is left of our
values. When we are subjected to the true reality TV like the Iraqi
prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib, where is the outrage? We have become a
decadent society and are on the decline, being made to accept things
like torture. Many television shows, such as 24, openly advocate
torture and it seems as if art is imitating reality. America is the
new Rome, and we aren't that far away from so-called terrorist and
other enemies of the state being abused and even killed for our
The propaganda masters are experts in the art of building favorable
public opinion with their spin, double speak, and talking points.
David Rockefeller is quoted as saying, "We are grateful to the
Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine, and other great
publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected
their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have
been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had
been subjected to the lights of publicity during those years."
Nevertheless, many are now conscious to the fact that the mainstream
media is spreading lies and disinformation, and as a result,
television news viewership and newspaper circulations are on the
decline. Many are turning to the web for their news and entertainment,
abandoning television and print altogether. As a result there is a
greater effort to further control the Internet and regulate online
speech. Nazi Germany and their Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels
used many different techniques including ad nauseam, which is the
repeating of an idea until it is taken to be the truth. President Bush
has said, "see in my line of work you got to keep repeating things
over and over again for the truth to sink in, to catapult the
propaganda."It is quite obvious that those at the top of the power
structure and their puppets wish to shape our reality.
You can email Dana @ newworldordermustbestopped@...
Dana's Blog and other featured articles can be viewed at his website
"I do this for the love of my family and humanity. If it sparks debate
and leads people searching for the, truth then it is all worth it.
Keep up the fight against the NWO."
Alert - S 1959
Eviscerates Free Speech
From Gary Franchi
RTR National Director
THIS IS AN URGENT ACTION ALERT
S 1959 "Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act
of 2007" must be stopped at all costs.
Pick up your phone today and contact your US Senator's office to
instruct them to vote "NO" on S.1959.
Click here for your Senators contact info:
Full PDF text if the bill: http://tinyurl.com/3a3y2z
If this bill is passed, and becomes law, your words and actions could
be considered terrorism. S 1959 EVISCERATES FREE SPEECH, and
empowers the government to declare ANYTHING they deem an "extremist
belief system" to instantly make you a 'terrorist' and resulting in
stripping of US citizenship, torture, and/or execution, with no
habeas corpus rights, no ability to challenge even in the US Supreme
Contact your Senator and let them know they will be looking for
another job if they vote yes on this bill, which is now introduced
into the Senate as S.1959 THIS BILL **MUST NOT** BECOME LAW, PERIOD.
If this becomes law, your words could be considered "promoting an
extremist belief system", and all they have to say is that you are
using PLANNED OR THREATENED *FORCE* (DOES NOT HAVE TO BE VIOLENCE) --
FORCE by exposing CORRUPTION, CRIMINALITY against "THE CIVILIAN
POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES, *****OR ANY SEGMENT THEREOF" READ
THE BILL MANY TIMES AND VERY CAREFULLY--YOU ARE THE TERRORIST (WHICH
MEANS THEY CAN STRIP YOUR CITIZENSHIP, AND HAVE YOU TORTURED AND
Senate is back in session today, do not hesitate, call, fax, email
your Senator ASAP.
Click here for your Senators contact info:
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
PRESIDENT SIGNS DOCUMENT EFFECTIVELY MAKING IRAQ A COLONY OF THE U.S.
I'm not sure that I've read a more sickening document than the one
that was released by the White House yesterday entitled `Declaration
of Principles for a Long-Term Relationship of Cooperation and
Friendship Between the Republic of Iraq and the United States of
Encapsulated in this document is the geo-political reality of what the
Bush/Cheney administration and their neoconservative and Likudnik
supporters had set out to achieve since the day George W. Bush became
President of the US.
Far from `liberating' the Iraqi people from the `yoke of tyranny' for
them to become a `free and democratic' model to which all other Middle
Eastern states could aspire, which was the propaganda and rhetoric
used by the neoconservatives that convinced the Coalition of the
Willing that Iraq was a `noble and righteous cause', the declaration
instead condemns Iraq to an endless occupation designed to enhance the
power of the elite puppets of Iraq, and to ensure that Iraq's
resources remain firmly under American control and enriching American
controlled oil companies. In short, the document is the instrument by
which Iraq has effectively become a colony of the US.
There are several iniquitous points made in the document that betray
the real intent of the administration but, in particular, point five
of the second principle relating to `the economic sphere' which says:
"Facilitating and encouraging the flow of foreign investments to Iraq,
especially American investments, to contribute to the reconstruction
and rebuilding of Iraq," and point eight which says: "Supporting the
Republic of Iraq to obtain positive and preferential trading
conditions for Iraq within the global marketplace including accession
to the World Trade Organization and most favored nation status with
the United States," says it all.
Iraq's puppet leaders have signed over Iraq to the US.
posted by Damian Lataan at 2:00 PM
See Gaza And Weep
By Stuart Littlewood
In the run-up to Annapolis Stuart Littlewood went to Gaza on an
unusual mission. He joined a party of priests bringing moral support
to the Christian community and to its Muslim citizens, all suffering
horribly under Israel's collective punishment and cruel siege.
Traffic into Gaza through the elaborate new border 'facility' at Erez
is down to a tiny trickle these days since Israel branded the
Palestinian seaside enclave a 'hostile entity'. The purpose of our
visit was to bring moral support to elderly Fr Manuel, who ministers
to his flock, runs an excellent school (for Christians and Muslims)
and is revered as a local hero. Should he ever leave Gaza the Israeli
authorities will not allow his return, so he has allowed himself to be
incarcerated there for 9 years. He'd had no visitors since February
and when he heard we were coming, said a colleague, he burst into tears.
We also wanted to show solidarity with the whole courageous
population, Muslim and Christian, and apologise for the British
government's indifference to Israel's military onslaught, the spiteful
economic sanctions and the west's meddling in Palestine's democratic
Thanks to our noisy arrival at breakneck speed through Gaza's streets
with a police escort and sirens blaring that's VIP treatment here -
our small group quickly grew into a media circus. The Rafah crossing
into Egypt, now permanently closed, then followed the barrier wall
down to the sea and the coast road back to Gaza City. On the way I
noted the deserted beaches and the disused fishing boats. Israel has
banned fishing off the Gaza coast, ruined the livelihoods of 3000
licensed fishermen and their families, and impoverished the local diet.
The military fires on boats that defy the ban. Palestinians are also
prevented from developing maritime trade or natural resources within
their territorial waters. Gaza is just 365 sq km - 45 km long, up to12
km wide and entirely sealed from the outside world by an Israeli fence
guarded by watchtowers, snipers and tanks. Israel controls Gaza's
airspace, coastal waters and airwaves. A vast prison with air-strikes,
beach shelling, troops, tanks, armoured bulldozers, uncaring of
Whilst much has been blasted into rubble or skeletal remains, this was
once an attractive place and many fine buildings survive. So does the
defiant community, though wearied by years of humiliation and
occupation. Gaza could easily blossom into a coastal paradise; a
prosperous, independent trading state. But Israel's hatred of Gaza and
its people is terrifying. The economy is strangulated and for 1.5
million souls, life is hell.
Fuel and candles are running out. Supplies of basics are exhausted, so
even hygiene is fast becoming impossible. Power cuts disrupt hospital
treatment and what few drugs there are cannot be kept refrigerated.
Many look death in the face as medi-care collapses.
Flour to make bread has doubled in price; cement for concrete to
repair damaged homes and infrastructure has gone up 1,000 percent!
Some schools are having to teach three shifts a day. It is truly a
humanitarian crisis, as the UN and various charities have repeatedly
warned western governments. A friend emailed: "Today in Gaza ... we
have no cement to build graves for those who die."
A communiqué received from the Ministry of Health in Gaza reveals the
Cancer patients: Of 450 patients 35% are children and 25% women. They
are forbidden to leave Gaza for medical treatment or surgery. For
many, there is no medication because cancer drugs cannot cross the border.
Renal Failure patients:400 should undergo dialysis three times a week,
but machine break-downs have cut this to twice a week, with serious
consequences for patients.
Hemodialysis machines: Of 69 machines in 4 hospitals 20 are out of
order. Israel blocks supply of spares deeming them not humanitarian
items. 3 more have exceeded their design.
Cardiac patients:400-450 patients suffer from severe shortage of drugs.
No spares can be shipped in for therapeutic and diagnostic equipment
that breaks down.
Stock levels Zero stock of 85 items of essential medical drugs.
* Zero stock of 12 items of essential psychiatric drugs.
* 2 weeks' stock of anaesthetics for surgery, after which the theatres
will close down.
* Zero stock of X-ray bags and sterilization bags.* Near zero stock of
stationery: medical files and examination forms. These are re-used
several times risking errors in documentation.
* Severe shortage of cloth and dressings, barely enough body bags and
hospital bed covers.
* Zero stocks of patients' food in all hospitals.
* 2 weeks' stock of hospital cleaning fluids. * Diesel and gas stocks
for under 15 days.
* Severe shortages of medical disposables, lab materials and blood
The total number of people who died as a result of the border closure
since June has risen to 44. Prevention of patients from traveling and
prevention of entry of food, milk formula and fuel is an organized
crime committed by the Israeli occupation to exhaust and destroy the
health sector, as part of the Israeli policy to kill and humiliate our
people," conclude the Health Ministry.
Physicians for Human Rights, have attempted to bring seriously ill
residents out of Gaza for proper hospital treatment, but even requests
on behalf of advanced cancer cases are invariably refused. So they die
in agony. 20 year-old Nail Al Kurdi, succumbed only a week ago, still
waiting for permission to cross. For five months PHR submitted request
after request to let him through, and even petitioned the High Court
of Justice, but each time he was refuse "for security reasons". Two
days later an 8 year-old boy also died waiting for medical treatment
in Israel. I'm told he had the necessary permit but was repeatedly
turned back at the border.
It is estimated that a thousand patients advanced cases of kidney
disease and cancer and those badly injured by Israeli air-strikes -
need immediate transfers. In the meantime (UK) Channel 4 News reports,
Israel blackmails chronically sick patients. If they agree to inform
on relatives and friends they can cross the border for treatment if
not they can "stay in Gaza and die".
The International Committee of the Red Cross repeatedly reminds that
Israel is obliged under international law to ensure that humanitarian
supplies reach Palestinian civilians. Yet I learned that medicinal
drugs purchased with money from sales of my book 'Radio Free
Palestine', could not be delivered and would have to be smuggled in
On 11th October, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling
on the Israeli government to lift the blockade of the Gaza Strip and
fulfill its international obligations guaranteeing the flow of
humanitarian aid, and assistance and essential services.
Luisa Morgantini, Vice President of the European Parliament, said: "I
was recently in Gaza and I saw how the Strip is suffocating in a
serious humanitarian crisis due to the raids and the closure imposed
by the Israeli Army: massive devastation of public facilities and
private homes, the disruption of hospitals, clinics and schools, the
denial of access to proper drinking water, food and electricity, and
the destruction of agricultural land wanted by Israel, create a true
catastrophe for civilians. ..."
The EU has demanded that the Israeli government fully respects human
rights and international law and ends not only the emergency in Gaza
but also the military occupation of the West Bank, where Israel
continues its theft of Palestinian land with impunity. Instead of
complying, Israel has declared Gaza a 'hostile entity' and
ratcheted-up the misery,announcing that "additional sanctions will be
placed on the Hamas regime.
Hamas was democratically elected as the Palestinian government in
2006, thus a legitimate power, while Israel is an illegal armed
occupier. As to whether Hamas a 'terrorist organisation' let's first
check the definition of terrorism. PHR investigated the effects of
ammunition used by the Israeli Defence Force in Gaza and the West
Bank. They found that the high-velocity 5.56mm/.223 calibre round
fired by the M-16 weapon, widely used by the IDF, "tends to break open
on impact causing a 'lead storm' in tissue, even without impacting a
bone and large temporary cavities, and extensive damage to muscle,
nerves and blood vessels, as well as fracture. The massive tissue
destruction produces a frightening clinical presentation which greatly
challenges the surgeons.
When there are many such injuries, medical resources are stressed to
the limit." The majority of victims of these injuries will have
permanent damage in the affected leg. Witness reports to PHR team and
information to other human rights organizations, suggest those injured
in this manner ( were unarmed) and at most throwing stones."
As guests in this tight-knit Gaza community we had been invited for
coffee at the House of Fatah and the residence of Hamas prime
minister, Ismail Haniya. Relations between religious and political
factions seem friendly and good humoured and they stand together
against a merciless enemy.
There is broadly no trouble between Muslims and Christians - a small
miracle considering that their tormentor has powerful Christian
backing. As the whirlwind visit came to an end taking our leave
entailed the wrench of saying goodbye to brave people the west has
trampled and written off, then running the gauntlet of Israel's
horrendous border security. It was back to Erez and its
state-of-the-art de-humanisation, to shuffle through a maze of steel
gates, cattle pens and a sinister X-ray machine, on Israeli command,
and queue interminably for questioning by the rudest people on earth.
Only 50 or 60 people had gone through the crossing that day, so the
3-hour hold-up was entirely down to Israeli bloody-mindedness.
Complaining to Her Majesty's Government seems pointless: the
responsible British foreign office Minister is a former chairman of
Labour Friends of Israel.
In spite of all. There is astonishing pride and resilience among the
Gazans. However if you kick, murder and starve and commit crimes
against humanity often enough, a victory of sorts can be yours. But
tell us, Mr Gordon Brown, why is Britain complicit in such a base and
cowardly scheme? We hit bottom in Iraq how much lower can we sink?
Gaza was formerly under British mandate, surely sufficient reason to
feel special responsibility for its wellbeing. Yet it is not even on
the government's agenda at Annapolis. For Gazans, the "final status
negotiations" was a sick joke. So I urge the British government: "Go
see for yourselves the misery, the human tragedy and the devastation
you have heaped on these people. Then amaze us. Lift this cruel siege
and end 90 years of betrayal that has so shamed Britain."
"Land supplies on Gaza's empty beach: Palestinian territorial waters.
Suspend all trade association agreements until Israel complies with UN
resolutions and International Court of Justice rulings, ends its
unlawful occupation and withdraws behind pre-1967 borders. Realise
that Israel is no western-style democracy but a ruthless ethnocracy.
And when British voters finally discover that half their MPs are
signed-up Friends of Israel, they will question how such slavish
devotion to this foreign military power can possibly be in the best
interest of our Christian and increasingly Muslim-inclusive, nation."
To the Bush administration and its admirers: "You may be the most
powerful but you are the most hated. Watch out when decent Americans
finally understand what their tax dollars have been paying for in the
Holy Land." And, lastly, to church leaders in western Christendom:
"Are you going to sit there while the Holy Land is stolen from under
Photos by Mohammed al Zaanoun
[The times have become so degenerate, the children now are always
vulnerable in mind, body, and spirit. Guard your children well. Escort
your kids to the mall, and shop with them. Their friends are
vulnerable kids, too. Tell them when something is wrong so they will
know you do not approve. Walk out, or away from what is objectionable.
Turn off the TV as needed. Shut down the computer, if necessary.
Listen to their music; ban it if necessary. Take them out of public
school; find a way. Know their friends' families. Supervise your
children in love, but don't ever trust them to have the wisdom to
choose wisely. They don't have it. "Foolishness is bound up in the
heart of a child." Proverbs 22:15. Pray over them. And most of all,
are you, yourself, living a godly life as an example for your children? ]
VICTORIA'S (DIRTY LITTLE) SECRET
By Marsha West
November 30, 2007
The hottest fashion show of the year will bust into living rooms
Tuesday, December 4, on CBS. Victoria's Secret Fashion Show "features
the most beautiful women in the world wearing the very latest in
Victoria's Secret lingerie" boasts CBS's promo. Actually, the models
are wearing the very least in lingerie, so be forewarned all you
channel surfers. CBS will once again treat the folks at home to an
hour of soft-core porn.
Waiting in the wings to strut their bare bodies down the runway is a
bevy of high-paid supermodels that include Heidi Klum, Allesandra
Ambrosio and Andriana Lima. As before, the director will beseech the
models, "Please make it as hot, as up, as sexy, as energetic, and
better than you've ever been." Hot, sexy, energetic? Victoria's
underwear show isn't shown on the adult channel. It will appear on one
of the networks in a time slot when many young people are still up and
watching TV. (To watch Extra's sleazy promotion video, click here)
To further spice up the event, the female rock group, the Spice Girls,
will be on hand for a special guest appearance. In an article, Where
Have All the Little Girls Gone? , Ingrid Schlueter reminds us that
"ten years after their peak stardom the fast-aging five are hitting
their Botox vials and preparing to leave their children behind for yet
another world tour. There's more money to be made off young girls."
Who'd have guessed that models wearing poultry appendages would entice
the public to buy millions of pricey bras and sexy sleepwear? A few
years ago savvy fashion designers created the line Angels by
Victoria's Secret--and paraded the girls down the catwalk wearing
little more than gigantic wings and stiletto heals. The line sold like
Victoria's Secret (VS) is the largest American retailer of lingerie
with sales surpassing $5 billion. VS has been accused of utilizing
soft-core porn on their website and also in catalogues that are
regularly mailed to its customers. Take a couple of minutes to browse
through Victoria's website and you'll see what all the fuss is about.
The ads are explicit, the objective is sexual stimulation. Moral folks
will be infuriated by the blatant sexploitation of young girls. The
photos are nothing short of kiddie-porn!
For those who can't bear to view the photos, here is some of what
Sexy Little Things™ -- offers the Sexy little nothings™ panty
Very Sexy -- Infinity Edge™ Push-up Bra
Sexy Santa – make Santa's naughty list in babydolls, teddies,
peek-a-booos and more…
Pout -- offers Holiday message hiphugger, "The holiday heats up, with
seasonal sayings on the rear."
Angels by Victoria's Secret -- offers the Secret Embrace invisible
lace push up bra
Unless you're wearing blinders you cannot avoid Victoria's window
displays anymore than you can avoid The Gap or Eddie Bauer. Behind the
glass lifelike manikins posed to sexually stimulate are clothed in,
well, pretty much nothing. And there's no way shoppers can avoid
peek-a-boobs! Just try averting your kiddoes eyes away. Not a chance!
For decades the Hollywood elites have pushed sexual promiscuity on
society. So is it any wonder young people are having sex even before
they hit their teenage years? We're reading more and more about
pre-teens finding themselves pregnant. Case in point. In 2006 a
15-year-old boy impregnated an 11 year old girl from Edinburgh
England. The girl lost her virginity when she was drunk with friends.
While she was 8 months pregnant the unmanageable pre-teen smoked 20
cigarettes a day and saw nothing wrong with it. The boozing, smoking
tween said at the time of the interview "I can't wait to be a mum."
When Scottish Conservatives heard the news of the girl's pregnancy
they were appalled and spoke out about it. According to the Daily Mail
the conservatives, "called for society and families to unite to change
attitudes towards sex..."  Not surprisingly, Scottish Liberals had
Unscrupulous advertising execs target the younger generation,
bombarding them with explicit sexual images 24/7. During the so-called
"family hour" sexual themes unsuitable for children are shown on TV.
Sexual images pop up when kids log on computers, browse through store
catalogues or fashion magazines, or visit the local shopping mall.
It's everywhere, including billboards, busses, book jackets, body art,
t-shirts--you cannot avoid it! In fact, the marketing of evil has
become so pervasive in our society that even people of faith are
finding it difficult to discern evil from good. Jesus Christ said this
to His followers, "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil."
I have 2 words for what liberalism has wrought in America: moral
depravity. Here's how Matt Barber describes liberals: "They believe
that the only thing objectively immoral is to reckon there are things
Liberals are so broad-minded that they will tolerate almost any form
of sexual expression. If you don't buy into the lie that homosexuality
is "normal" and happen to believe it's spiritually and physically
harmful, you're considered "unenlightened" and labeled hateful.
Religious conservatives who dare complain about removing God from the
public square…thhe destruction of the family…the radical homosexual
agenda…ab¦abortion on demand… indoctrination of children in government
schoolss…and the pornification of our culture are dubbed intolerant
Sadly, moderation no longer plays a role in the advertising game. It's
certainly no "secret" that Victoria takes pride in stripping away all
sexual taboos and has nothing but contempt for anyone who tries to
rein them in.
In 2002 VS boasted about the "racy makeover" planned for its stores
nationwide. The makeover was intended to better align VS with
scintillating supermodels like Tyra Banks and Gisele B'dchen who now
define the brand. The company has taken a lot of heat for that
decision. In 2002 the FCC received over 7,000 viewer complaints when
CBS aired Victoria's Secret Lingerie Show in prime time. (It was
patently offensive and unsuitable for children to watch.) Jan LaRue,
Concerned Women for America's Chief Counsel, called the program a
In 2005 the grand opening of the Victoria's Secret store in Tyson's
Corner, Virginia caught the attention of shoppers when the store
featured their "Dirty Little Secrets" line. Shoppers were shocked to
see scantily clad manikins in poses suggestive of lesbianism and
sadomasochism. A group of unhappy parents protested loudly prompting
store management to tone down the display.
A few months ago VS released their holiday pornologue. After
conservative talk radio hosts like Laura Ingraham alerted listeners to
what postal carriers were delivering to millions of homes across
America, concerned parents intercepted the mail to keep the kids from
seeing young women clad in very sexy panties, but little else.
In order to make big bucks on their lingerie, clothing, shoes and gift
items, VS launched its PINK-- line to college students, however the
clothes also appeal to teens and tweens. (PINK-- is a $1 billion
brand.) Students can purchase whatever their hearts desire in every
shade of pink, to include the classic thong that comes in "100 playful
prints and colors" with catchy slogans like, "Pink Party Girl" "Kiss
Me at Midnight" "Keep Me Warm" and "Hit the Road."
You say, "Other than the girl wearing the thong, no one actually sees
the "catchy" slogan, right?" Wrong. Pedophiles visiting Victoria's
website are free to ogle a teenage girl adorned in a black "Kiss Me at
Midnight" thong. Just a few clicks of the mouse and bingo! Kiddie
porn. Child molesters must think they've died and gone to My PINK Heaven!
It's certainly possible that VS employs females over the age of 18 to
pose for its pornologues. However, some of the girls featured on the
website could easily pass for 12 or 13 year olds. Any moron can see
that Victoria's aim is to promote its racy underwear line to tweens
and teens who want to look like a supermodel! Which makes one wonder,
are Naomi and Gisele so dense that they don't "get" that girls try to
emulate them? And incidentally, if the pornologue models are indeed
teenage girls, then their parents have mush for brains for allowing
their precious daughters to don risqu-- underwear (and in some cases,
only underwear) and strike a sexy pose that is sure to attract males
of all ages, including sexual deviants! Is this not obvious?
Now bear in mind that when young girls look at the ads they say to
themselves, "Everyone's doing it!" Since it's important for teens to
fit in (no pun intended) they badger their parents to buy them "what
all the other kids are wearing." And countless moms and dads acquiesce!
I realize that some parents don't shop at the mall and wouldn't allow
their youngsters within 10 miles of a mall. However, it seems that
parents who sincerely want to protect their kids from sleaze are few
and far between. I mean, someone's buying "Extreme sexy low rider
hipster" undies for their daughters because most teens don't have
credit cards! What's up with moms and dads who are willing to support
unprincipled clothing manufacturers that brag to the media how they're
planning a "racy makeover" of their stores? One can only wonder what
these sleazebags have in store for the future generation. Perhaps
their next line will feature sequined bullwhip handles and platinum
VS designers must lay awake at night brainstorming ways to boost
sales. Which brings me to padded jeans. Some genius dreamed up jeans
that have a "built-in powernet mesh panel that lifts from the
inside…aand gently firms your silhouette." In other words, jeans that
boost the bottom! Countless morally challenged marketers have no
problem pimping their off- the-wall products to adolescents. If left
unrestrained, they'll persevere until all moral restraints have
How do we put a stop to the madness, you ask? It's easy. Clothing
manufacturers are in business to make a profit. The lines that fail to
sell are dropped faster than the hoop skirt fashion. When parents stop
spending their cash on sexy garb for their daughters, fashion
designers will go back to the drawing board until they come up with a
new clothing trend that's a hit with shoppers.
And so, for the sake of our younger generation, moms and dads have got
to stop shopping in stores like Victoria's Secret that seems hell bent
on oversexualizing children.
One last comment. If you're in the business of designing, marketing or
selling consumer products, carefully consider the affect your product
could have on kids. In case you haven't noticed, trashy fashions
designed to sexualize little girls are turning them into small-fry
sexpots! And you, my friend, aren't around to pick up the pieces when
11 year olds become pregnant.
1, Where Have All the Little Girls Gone By Ingrid Schlueter
Girl, 11, will be Britain's youngest mother -- By Ian Drury, Daily Mail
© 2007 Marsha West - All Rights Reserved
Marsha West is the Founder and Editor of the E-Mail Brigade News
Report, an online news report for conservative people of faith. Marsha
is a freelance writer specializing in Christian worldview. She is a
regular contributor to NewsWithViews.com, Alainsnewsletter.com,
CapitolHillCoffeeHouse.com, plus her commentaries appear in
MichNews.com and bibleteacher.org.
Marsha is also designer and webmaster of a Christian apologetics
website, On Solid Rock Resources. She is currently writing a series of
children's books for homeschoolers. Marsha and her husband reside in
historic Jacksonville Oregon.
IIlegal Aliens Cause Massive
Cuts For US Seniors
ALL Illegals Must Be Rounded Up And Deported - NOW
[Not all links may currently connect]
I hope the following 14 reasons are forwarded over and over again
until they are read so many times that the reader gets sick of reading
them. I have included the URL's for verification of the following facts:
1. $11 Billion to $22 billion is spent on welfare to illegal aliens
each year. http://tinyurl.com/zob77
2. $2.2 Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs
such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches for illegal aliens.
3. $2.5 Billion dollars a year is spent on Medicaid for illegal
4. $12 Billion dollars a year is spent on primary and secondary school
education for children here illegally and they cannot speak a word of
5. $17 Billion dollars a year is spent for education for the
American-born children of illegal aliens, known as anchor babies.
6. $3 Million Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens.
7. 30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates are illegal aliens.
8. $90 Billion Dollars a year is spent on illegal aliens for Welfare
and Social Services by the American taxpayers.
9. $200 Billion Dollars a year in suppressed American wages are caused
by the illegal aliens.
10. The illegal aliens in the United States have a crime rate that's
two-and-a-half times that of white non-illegal aliens. In particular,
their children, are going to make a huge additional crime problem in
the US. http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0606/12/ldt.01.html
11. During the year of 2005 there were 4 to 10 MILLION illegal aliens
that crossed our Southern Border also, as many as 19,500 illegal
aliens from Terrorist Countries. Millions of pounds of drugs, cocaine,
meth, heroin and marijuana, crossed into the U. S from the Southern
border. Homeland Security Report. http://tinyurl.com/t9sht
12. The National Policy Institute, "estimated that the total cost of
mass deportation would be between $206 and $230 billion or an average
cost of between $41 and $46 billion annually over a five year period."
13. In 2006 illegal aliens sent home $45 BILLION in remittances back
to their countries of origin. http://www.rense.com/general75/niht.htm
14. "The Dark Side of Illegal Immigration: Nearly One Million Sex
Crimes Committed by Illegal Immigrants In The United States".
Total cost is a whooping... $338.3 BILLION A YEAR!!!
If this doesn't bother you then just delete the message, but on the
other hand, if it does raise the hair on the back of your neck, then
Snopes is provided for doubters:
Social Security Change For 2008
The United States Senate voted to extend Social Security Benefits to
Illegal Aliens beginning in 2008.
Now, the following are the senators who voted to give illegal aliens
Social Security benefits. They are grouped by home state. If a state
is not listed, there was no voting representative.
Alaska: Stevens (R)
Arizona : McCain (R)
Arkansas : Lincoln (D) Pryor (D)
California : Boxer (D) Feinstein (D)
Colorado : Salazar (D)
Connecticut : Dodd (D) Lieberman (D)
Delaware : Biden (D) Carper (D)
Florida : Martinez (R)
Hawaii : Akaka (D) Inouye (D)
Illinois : Durbin (D) Obama (D)
Indiana : Bayh (D) Lugar (R)
Iowa : Harkin (D)
Kansas : Brownback (R)
Louisiana : Landrieu (D)
Maryland : Mikulski (D) Sarbanes (D)
Massachusetts : Kennedy (D) Kerry (D)
Montana : Baucus (D)
Nebraska : Hagel (R)
Nevada : Reid (D)
New Jersey : Lautenberg (D) Menendez (D)
New Mexico : Bingaman (D)
New York : Clinton (D) Schumer (D)
North Dakota : Dorgan (D)
Ohio : DeWine (R) Voinovich(R)
Oregon : Wyden (D)
Pennsylvania : Specter (R)
Rhode Island : Chafee (R) Reed (D)
South Carolina : Graham (R)
South Dakota : Johnson (D)
Vermont : Jeffords (I) Leahy (D)
Washington : Cantwell (D) Murray (D)
West Virginia : Rockefeller (D), by Not Voting
Wisconsin : Feingold (D) Kohl (D)
SEND THIS TO ALL YOU KNOW. THE ENTIRE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES
NEEDS TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION, UNLESS THEY DON'T MIND SHARING THEIR
SOCIAL SECURITY WITH FOREIGN WORKERS who didn't pay in a dime.
LET US SHOW OUR LEADERS IN WASHINGTON "PEOPLE POWER" AND THE POWER OF
THE INTERNET. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU ARE REPUBLICAN, DEMOCRAT OR
INDEPENDENT! KEEP IT GOING!!!!
(This is worth reading. It is short and to the point.)
Perhaps we are asking the wrong questions during election years. Our
Senators and Congresswomen do not pay into Social Security and, of
course, they do not collect from it.
You see, Social Security benefits were not suitable for persons of
their rare elevation in society. They felt they should have a special
plan for themselves So, many years ago they voted in their own benefit
In more recent years, no congressperson has felt the need to change
it. After all, it is a great plan.
For all practical purposes their plan works like this:
When they retire, they continue to draw the same pay until they die.
Except it may increase from time to time for cost of living
adjustments.. For example, Senator Byrd and Congressman White and
their wives may expect to draw $7,800,000.00 (that's Seven Million,
Eight-Hundred Thousand Dollars), with their wives drawing $275,000.00
during the last years of their lives.
This is calculated on an average life span for each of those two
Younger Dignitaries who retire at an early age, will receive much more
during the rest of their lives.
Their cost for this excellent plan is $0.00. NADA... ZILCH... ZERO!!!
This little perk they voted for themselves is free to them. You and I
pick up the tab for this plan. The funds for this fine retirement plan
come directly from the General Funds; "OUR TAX DOLLARS AT WORK "!
From our own Social Security Plan, which you and I pay (or have paid)
into, every payday until we retire (which amount is matched by our
employer). We can expect to get an average of $1,000 per month after
retirement. Or, in other words, we would have to collect our average
of $1,000 monthly benefits for 68 years and one (1) month to equal
Senator Bill Bradley's benefits!
Social Security could be very good if only one small change were made.
That change would be to: Jerk the Golden Fleece Retirement Plan from
under the Senators and Congressmen. Put them into the Social Security
plan with the rest of us Then sit back... And see how fast they would
If enough people receive this, maybe a seed of awareness will be
planted and maybe good changes will evolve.
How many people CAN you send this to?
Better yet How many people WILL you send this to?
Address by Mayor Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson on October 27, 2007
By David Swanson
Monday 29 October 2007
Salt Lake City, Utah -
Today, as we come together once again in this great city, we raise
our voices in unison to say to President Bush, to Vice President
Cheney, to other members of the Bush Administration (past and
present), to a majority of Congress, including Utah's entire
congressional delegation, and to much of the mainstream media: "You
have failed us miserably and we won't take it any more."
"While we had every reason to expect far more of you, you have
been pompous, greedy, cruel, and incompetent as you have led this
great nation to a moral, military, and national security abyss."
"You have breached trust with the American people in the most
egregious ways. You have utterly failed in the performance of your
jobs. You have undermined our Constitution, permitted the violation of
the most fundamental treaty obligations, and betrayed the rule of law."
"You have engaged in, or permitted, heinous human rights abuses of
the sort never before countenanced in our nation's history as a matter
of official policy. You have sent American men and women to kill and
be killed on the basis of lies, on the basis of shifting
justifications, without competent leadership, and without even a
coherent plan for this monumental blunder."
"We are here to tell you: We won't take it any more!"
"You have acted in direct contravention of values that we, as
Americans who love our country, hold dear. You have deceived us in the
most cynical, outrageous ways. You have undermined, or allowed the
undermining of, our constitutional system of checks and balances among
the three presumed co-equal branches of government. You have helped
lead our nation to the brink of fascism, of a dictatorship
contemptuous of our nation's treaty obligations, federal statutory
law, our Constitution, and the rule of law."
"Because of you, and because of your jingoistic false
'patriotism,' our world is far more dangerous, our nation is far more
despised, and the threat of terrorism is far greater than ever before.
It has been absolutely astounding how you have committed the most
horrendous acts, causing such needless tragedy in the lives of
millions of people, yet you wear your so-called religion on your
sleeves, asserting your God-is-on-my-side nonsense - when what you
have done flies in the face of any religious or humanitarian
tradition. Your hypocrisy is mind-boggling - and disgraceful. What
part of "Thou shalt not kill" do you not understand? What part of the
"Golden rule" do you not understand? What part of "be honest," "be
responsible," and "be accountable" don't you understand? What part of
"Blessed are the peacekeepers" do you not understand?
Because of you, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed,
many thousands of people have suffered horrendous lifetime injuries,
and millions have been run off from their homes. For the sake of our
nation, for the sake of our children, and for the sake of our brothers
and sisters around the world, we are morally compelled to say, as
loudly as we can, 'We won't take it any more!' "
"As United States agents kidnap, disappear, and torture human
beings around the world, you justify, you deceive, and you cover up.
We find what you have done to men, women and children, and to the good
name and reputation of the United States, so appalling, so
unconscionable, and so outrageous as to compel us to call upon you to
step aside and allow other men and women who are competent, true to
our nation's values, and with high moral principles to stand in your
places - for the good of our nation, for the good of our children, and
for the good of our world."
In the case of the President and Vice President, this means
impeachment and removal from office, without any further delay from a
complacent, complicit Congress, the Democratic majority of which cares
more about political gain in 2008 than it does about the vindication
of our Constitution, the rule of law, and democratic accountability.
It means the election of people as President and Vice President
who, unlike most of the presidential candidates from both major
parties, have not aided and abetted in the perpetration of the
illegal, tragic, devastating invasion and occupation of Iraq. And it
means the election of people as President and Vice President who will
commit to return our nation to the moral and strategic imperative of
refraining from torturing human beings.
In the case of the majority of Congress, it means electing people
who are diligent enough to learn the facts, including reading
available National Intelligence Estimates, before voting to go to war.
It means electing to Congress men and women who will jealously guard
Congress's sole prerogative to declare war. It means electing to
Congress men and women who will not submit like vapid lap dogs to
presidential requests for blank checks to engage in so-called
preemptive wars, for legislation permitting warrantless wiretapping of
communications involving US citizens, and for dangerous,
irresponsible, saber-rattling legislation like the recent
We must avoid the trap of focusing the blame solely upon President
Bush and Vice-President Cheney. This is not just about a few people
who have wronged our country - and the world. They were enabled by
members of both parties in Congress, they were enabled by the pathetic
mainstream news media, and, ultimately, they have been enabled by the
American people - 40% of whom are so ill-informed they still think
Iraq was behind the 9/11 attacks - a people who know and care more
about baseball statistics and which drunken starlets are wearing
underwear than they know and care about the atrocities being committed
every single day in our name by a government for which we need to take
As loyal Americans, without regard to political partisanship - as
veterans, as teachers, as religious leaders, as working men and women,
as students, as professionals, as businesspeople, as public servants,
as retirees, as people of all ages, races, ethnic origins, sexual
orientations, and faiths - we are here to say to the Bush
administration, to the majority of Congress, and to the mainstream
media: "You have violated your solemn responsibilities. You have
undermined our democracy, spat upon our Constitution, and engaged in
outrageous, despicable acts. You have brought our nation to a point of
immorality, inhumanity, and illegality of immense, tragic,
"But we will live up to our responsibilities as citizens, as
brothers and sisters of those who have suffered as a result of the
imperial bullying of the United States government, and as moral actors
who must take a stand: And we will, and must, mean it when we say 'We
won't take it any more.'"
If we want principled, courageous elected officials, we need to be
principled, courageous, and tenacious ourselves. History has
demonstrated that our elected officials are not the leaders - the
leadership has to come from us. If we don't insist, if we don't
persist, then we are not living up to our responsibilities as citizens
in a democracy - and our responsibilities as moral human beings. If we
remain silent, we signal to Congress and the Bush administration - and
to candidates running for office - and to the world - that we support
the status quo.
Silence is complicity. Only by standing up for what's right and
never letting down can we say we are doing our part.
Our government, on the basis of a campaign we now know was
entirely fraudulent, attacked and militarily occupied a nation that
posed no danger to the United States. Our government, acting in our
name, has caused immense, unjustified death and destruction.
It all started five years ago, yet where have we, the American
people, been? At this point, we are responsible. We get together once
in a while at demonstrations and complain about Bush and Cheney, about
Congress, and about the pathetic news media. We point fingers and yell
a lot. Then most people politely go away until another demonstration a
few months later.
How many people can honestly say they have spent as much time
learning about and opposing the outrages of the Bush administration as
they have spent watching sports or mindless television programs during
the past five years? Escapist, time-sapping sports and insipid
entertainment have indeed become the opiate of the masses.
Why is this country so sound asleep? Why do we abide what is
happening to our nation, to our Constitution, to the cause of peace
and international law and order? Why are we not doing all in our power
to put an end to this madness?
We should be in the streets regularly and students should be
raising hell on our campuses. We should be making it clear in every
way possible that apologies or convoluted, disingenuous explanations
just don't cut it when presidential candidates and so many others
voted to authorize George Bush and his neo-con buddies to send
American men and women to attack and occupy Iraq.
Let's awaken, and wake up the country by committing here and now
to do all each of us can to take our nation back. Let them hear us
across the country, as we ask others to join us: "We won't take it any
I implore you: Draw a line. Figure out exactly where your own
moral breaking point is. How much will you put up with before you say
"No more" and mean it?
I have drawn my line as a matter of simple personal morality: I
cannot, and will not, support any candidate who has voted to fund the
atrocities in Iraq. I cannot, and will not, support any candidate who
will not commit to remove all US troops, as soon as possible, from
Iraq. I cannot, and will not, support any candidate who has supported
legislation that takes us one step closer to attacking Iran. I cannot,
and will not, support any candidate who has not fought to stop the
kidnapping, disappearances, and torture being carried on in our name.
If we expect our nation's elected officials to take us seriously,
let us send a powerful message they cannot misunderstand. Let them
know we really do have our moral breaking point. Let them know we have
drawn a bright line. Let them know they cannot take our support for
granted - that, regardless of their party and regardless of other
political considerations, they will not have our support if they
cannot provide, and have not provided, principled leadership.
The people of this nation may have been far too quiet for five
years, but let us pledge that we won't let it go on one more day -
that we will do all we can to put an end to the illegalities, the
moral degradation, and the disintegration of our nation's reputation
in the world.
Let us be unified in drawing the line - in declaring that we do
have a moral breaking point. Let us insist, together, in supporting
our troops and in gratitude for the freedoms for which our veterans
gave so much, that we bring our troops home from Iraq, that we return
our government to a constitutional democracy, and that we commit to
honoring the fundamental principles of human rights.
In defense of our country, in defense of our Constitution, in
defense of our shared values as Americans - and as moral human beings
- we declare today that we will fight in every way possible to stop
the insanity, stop the continued military occupation of Iraq, and stop
the moral depravity reflected by the kidnapping, disappearing, and
torture of people around the world.
The Shortage Myth
The Lies at the End of the American Dream
By Paul Craig Roberts
12/04/07 "ICH" -- -- Last June a revealing marketing video from the
law firm, Cohen & Grigsby appeared on the Internet. The video
demonstrated the law firm's techniques for getting around US law
governing work visas in order to enable corporate clients to replace
their American employees with foreigners who work for less. The law
firm's marketing manager, Lawrence Lebowitz, is upfront with
interested clients: "our goal is clearly not to find a qualified and
interested US worker."
If an American somehow survives the weeding out process, "have the
manager of that specific position step in and go through the whole
process to find a legal basis to disqualify them for this position--in
most cases there doesn't seem to be a problem."
No problem for the employer he means, only for the expensively
educated American university graduate who is displaced by a foreigner
imported on a work visa justified by a nonexistent shortage of trained
and qualified Americans.
University of California computer science professor Norm Matloff, who
watches this issue closely, said that Cohen & Grigsby's practices are
the standard ones used by hordes of attorneys, who are cleaning up by
putting Americans out of work.
The Cohen & Grigsby video was a short-term sensation as it undermined
the business propaganda that no American employee was being displaced
by foreigners on H-1b or L-1 work visas. Soon, however, business
organizations and their shills were back in gear lying to Congress and
the public about the amazing shortage of qualified Americans for
literally every technical and professional occupation, especially IT
and software engineering.
Everywhere we hear the same droning lie from business interests that
there are not enough American engineers and scientists. For mysterious
reasons Americans prefer to be waitresses and bartenders, hospital
orderlies, and retail clerks.
As one of the few who writes about this short-sighted policy of
American managers endeavoring to maximize their "performance bonuses,"
I receive much feedback from affected Americans. Many responses come
from recent university graduates such as the one who "graduated nearly
at the top of my class in 2002" with degrees in both electrical and
computer engineering and who "hasn't been able to find a job."
A college roommate of a family member graduated from a good
engineering school last year with a degree in software engineering. He
had one job interview. Jobless, he is back at home living with his
parents and burdened with student loans that bought an education that
offshoring and work visas have made useless to Americans.
The hundreds of individual cases that have been brought to my
attention are dismissed as "anecdotal" by my fellow economists. So
little do they know. I also receive numerous responses from American
engineers and IT workers who have managed to hold on to jobs or to
find new ones after long intervals when they have been displaced by
foreign hires. Their descriptions of their work environments are
For example, Dayton, Ohio, was once home to numerous American
engineers. Today, writes one surviving American, "I feel like an alien
in my own country--as if Dayton had been colonized by India. NCR and
other local employers have either offshored most of their IT work or
rely heavily on Indian guest workers. The IT department of National
City Bank across the street from LexisNexis is entirely Indian. The
nearby apartment complexes house large numbers of Indian guest workers
filling the engineering needs of many area businesses."
I have learned that Reed Elsevier, which owns LexisNexis, has hired a
new Indian vice president for offshoring and that now the jobs of the
Indian guest workers may be on the verge of being offshored to another
country. The relentless drive for cheap labor now threatens the
foreign guest workers who displaced America's own engineers.
One software engineer wrote to me protesting the ignorance of Thomas
Friedman for creating a false picture of American engineers being
outdated and for "denouncing American engineers and other workers as
'xenophobes' for opposing their displacement by foreign guest
workers." The engineer also took exception to the "willful ignorance
or cynicism of Bruce Bartlett and George Will" who he described as
"bootlicks for pro-outsourcing lobbies."
On November 6, 2006, Michael S. Teitelbaum, vice president of the
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, explained to a subcommittee of the House
Committee on Science and Technology the difference between the
conventional or false portrait that there is a shortage of US
scientists and engineers and the reality on the ground, which is that
offshoring, foreign guest workers, and educational subsidies have
produced a surplus of US engineers and scientists that leaves many
facing unstable and failed careers.
As two examples of the false portrait, Teitelbaum cited the 2005
report, Tapping America's Potential, led by the Business Roundtable
and signed onto by 14 other business associations, and the 2006
National Academies report, Rising Above the Gathering Storm, "which
was the basis for substantial parts of what eventually evolved into
the American COMPETES Act."
Teitelbaum posed the question to the US Representatives: "Why do you
continue to hear energetic re-assertions of the Conventional Portrait
of 'shortages,' shortfalls, failures of K-12 science and math
teaching, declining interest among US students, and the necessity of
importing more foreign scientists and engineers?"
Teitelbaum's answer: "In my judgment, what you are hearing is simply
the expressions of interests by interest groups and their lobbyists.
This phenomenon is, of course, very familiar to everyone on the Hill.
Interest groups that are well organized and funded have the capacity
to make their claims heard by you, either directly or via echoes in
the mass press. Meanwhile those who are not well-organized and funded
can express their views, but only as individuals."
Among the interest groups that benefit from the false portrait are
universities, which gain graduate student enrollments and inexpensive
postdocs to conduct funded lab research. Employers gain larger profits
from lower paid scientists and engineers, and immigration lawyers gain
fees by leading employers around the work visa rules.
Using the biomedical research sector as an example, Teitelbaum
explained to the congressmen how research funding creates an
oversupply of scientists that requires ever larger funding to keep
employed. Teitelbaum made it clear that it is nonsensical to
simultaneously increase the supply of American scientists while
forestalling their employment with a shortage myth that is used to
import foreigners on work visas.
Teitelbaum recommends that American students considering majors in
science and engineering first investigate the career prospects of
Integrity is so lacking in America that the shortage myth serves the
interests of universities, funding agencies, employers, and
immigration attorneys at the expense of American students who naively
pursue professions in which their prospects are dim. Initially it was
blue-collar factory workers who were abandoned by US corporations and
politicians. Now it is white-collar employees and Americans trained in
science and technology. Princeton University economist Alan Blinder
estimates that there are 30 to 40 million American high end service
jobs that ultimately face offshoring.
As I predict, and as BLS payroll jobs data indicate, in 20 years the
US will have a third world work force engaged in domestic nontradable
Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the
Reagan administration. He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street
Journal editorial page and Contributing Editor of National Review. He
is coauthor of The Tyranny of Good Intentions.He can be reached at:
America is going fascist
The signs are all there for anyone to see, and time is getting short
By Michael Nenonen
12/04/07 "The Republic" -- -- Reading Naomi Wolf's The End of America:
Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2007),
I realized the hour is later than I thought.
Many of us have watched the Bush regime's actions with a growing
feeling of horror intertwined with a sense that somehow we've seen all
of this before, but we aren't sure where. We're confused because what
we're seeing conflicts with unexamined and deeply held assumptions we
have about American freedom. Wolf's short but meticulously documented
book shows that what is happening in America has indeed happened many
times before, not in the United States, but rather in places like
Chile, Italy, Russia, and Germany. In each case, people couldn't
understand why they didn't recognize where they were heading before
they passed the point of no return.
It's shifting fast
Wolf argues that the United States is undergoing a "fascist shift"
from an authoritarian but still relatively open society to a
totalitarian society. The techniques for forcing this shift have
evolved over the last century and are now studied by aspiring tyrants
the world over. These methods are even part of the formal curriculum
in places like the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security
Cooperation, previously known as the School of the Americas, in Fort
Benning, Georgia, where thousands of Latin Americans have been trained
by the United States government in the most savage techniques of
insurgency and counterinsurgency. Fascists use ten basic strategies to
shut down open societies. They invoke an external and internal threat
in order to convince the population to grant their rulers
extraordinary powers. They establish secret prisons that practice
torture, prisons that are initially few in number and only incarcerate
social pariahs, but that quickly multiply and soon imprison
"opposition leaders, outspoken clergy, union leaders, well-known
performers, publishers, and journalists." They develop a paramilitary
force that operates without legal restraint. They set up a system of
intense domestic surveillance that gathers information for the
purposes of intimidating and blackmailing citizens. They infiltrate,
monitor, and disorganize citizens' groups. They arbitrarily detain and
release citizens, especially at borders. They target key individuals
like civil servants, academics, and artists in order to ensure their
complicity or silence. They take control of the press. They publicly
equate dissent with treason. Finally, they suspend the rule of law.
All of these strategies are being employed in America today.
Consider the evidence
The Bush administration and its supporters have consistently portrayed
the security threat posed by international terrorists as a threat to
the very survival of Western civilization in order to justify
permanent war and to keep the American public in a state of panic and
The prisons at Guantanamo and God-knows how many CIA "Black Sites"
torture their inmates, even though human rights organizations have
demonstrated that the majority of at least Guantanamo's inmates are
innocent victims of mass arrests. The inmates are designated as "enemy
combatants" who have no rights under international or American law.
And there is nothing stopping American presidents from filling these
prisons with American citizens. In an April 24 2007 article for the
Huffington Post, Wolf writes that thanks to the Military Commissions
Act of 2006, "the president has the power to call any US citizen an
`enemy combatant'. He has the power to define what `enemy combatant'
means. The president can also delegate to anyone he chooses in the
executive branch the right to define `enemy combatant' any way he or
she wants and then seize Americans accordingly. Even if you or I are
American citizens, even if we turn out to be completely innocent of
what he has accused us of doing, he has the power to have us seized as
we are changing planes at Newark tomorrow, or have us taken with a
knock on the door; ship you or me to a navy brig; and keep you or me
in isolation, possibly for months, while awaiting trial." She points
out that while currently Americans in such situations will be spared
any torture except psychosis-inducing isolation and can look forward
to eventual trials, these rights typically evaporate in the final
stages of a fascist shift.
They're called "mercenaries"
Military contractors are the regime's paramilitary force. Blackwater's
mercenaries, many of whom were trained by Latin America's most
horrific police states, have operated in Iraq outside of Iraqi,
American, and military law, and have murdered uncounted innocent
Iraqis with impunity. Domestically, Blackwater was contracted to
provide hundreds of armed security guards in the wake of Hurricane
Katrina in New Orleans, and there's evidence that they fired on
civilians. Blackwater's business plan calls for their use in future
disasters and emergencies throughout the United States, and it's
supported by some of the biggest powerbrokers in America.
American intelligence agencies are now bypassing court orders to
wiretap citizens' telephones, spy on their e-mails, and monitor their
financial transactions, and the USA Patriot Act forces corporations,
booksellers, librarians, and doctors to turn over previously
confidential information about Americans to the state.
Thousands of human rights, environmental, anti-war, and other
citizens' groups have been infiltrated by government agents, many of
whom have clearly acted as agent provocateurs in order to undermine
the groups' solidarity and to legitimize police actions against them.
Political opponents listed
America's Transportation Security Administration maintains a terrorist
watch list of tens of thousands of Americans who are now subjected to
security searches and arbitrary detention at airports. The list
includes people like Democratic Senator Edward Kennedy and respected
constitutional scholar Walter F Murphy.
US Attorneys, CIA agents, military lawyers, and other civil servants
who've disagreed with the Bush administration have been threatened and
fired. David Horowitz and his colleagues have mounted a well-funded
nation-wide intimidation campaign that has university students spying
on their professors and that has successfully coerced regents at State
Universities to discipline or fire left-leaning professors like Ward
Churchill. The regime's supporters have organized campaigns to damage
the careers of artists like the Dixie Chicks for criticism of the
president and his policies.
The administration has Fox News in its pocket, it has paid journalists
for positive coverage, it has disseminated misinformation through the
media, and it's ferociously attacking critical journalists. Arrests of
US journalists are at an all-time high. The Bush administration's
outing of CIA operative Valerie Plame was done in retaliation against
her husband, Joseph Wilson, whose New York Times op-ed piece exposed
lies that the Bush administration used to lead the nation to war.
Worse than this, independent journalists appear to be marked for death
by American forces in Iraq. In her Huffington Post article, Wolf
writes, "The Committee to Protect Journalists has documented multiple
accounts of the US military in Iraq firing upon or threatening to fire
upon unembedded (meaning independent) reporters and camera operators
from organisations ranging from al-Jazeera to the BBC. . . . In some
cases reporters have been wounded or killed, including ITN's Terry
Lloyd in 2003. Both CBS and the Associated Press in Iraq had staff
members seized by the US military and taken to violent prisons; the
news organisations were unable to see the evidence against their
staffers." The goal of these tactics, as she writes in The End of
America, is to create "a new reality in which the truth can no longer
be ascertained and no longer counts."
Dissent = treason
In recent years, prominent Republicans like Ann Coulter, Melanie
Morgan, and William Kristol have accused liberal journalists of
treason and espionage for publishing leaked material damaging to the
administration, and in February 2007, Republican Congressman Don Young
said "Congressmen who wilfully take actions during wartime that damage
morale and undermine the military are sabateurs, and should be
hanged." This would be amusing, were it not for the Bush
administration's revival of the draconian 1917 Espionage Act after
half a century's slumber.
And finally, the Bush administration shows contempt for the law. In
The End of America, Wolf writes that Bush has used more signing
statements than any previous president, and by doing so has relegated
"Congress to an advisory role. This abuse lets the President choose
what laws he wishes to enforce or not, overruling Congress and the
people. So Americans are living under laws their representatives never
passed. Signing statements put the president above the law." He has
also gutted the Posse Comitatus Act, which was created to prevent the
president from maintaining a standing army for use against American
citizens. Wolf writes that the 2007 Defence Authorization Bill lets
the president "expand his power to declare martial law and take charge
of the National Guard troops without the permission of the governor
when `public order' has been lost; he can send these troops out into
our streets at his direction—overriding local law enforcement
authorities—during a national disaster, epidemic, serious public
health emergency, terrorist attack, or `other condition.'" On its own,
this is an incredible expansion of presidential power, but when
combined with the use of military contractors like Blackwater it gives
the president almost dictatorial authority.
Wolf shows that fascist shifts don't happen overnight, but rather over
a course of years during which the fascists' plans unfold at an
accelerating pace. Germany in 1933 was further along this path than it
was in 1931, and Germany in 1935 was farther along than it was in
1933. Similarly, America in 2007 is farther along the path than it was
in 2005, or will be in 2009, provided that a massive pro-democracy
movement, complete with impeachment proceedings, doesn't reverse the
shift while there's still time. A simple Democratic victory in the
2008 presidential election won't do the job unless the institutional
and legal environment created by the Bush administration is thoroughly
dismantled. Regardless of whether the next president is a Republican
or a Democrat, he or she will inherit a legacy of centralized power
that a democracy simply can't tolerate.
Unfortunately, during the shift opposition politicians and activists
still tend to perceive the world through a democratic frame of
reference, and this prevents them from seeing that their opponents are
no longer operating within this frame. As the opposition is tying its
boxing gloves, the fascists are breaking out the machetes.
Wolf's work has its problems. She doesn't acknowledge that Black and
Indigenous Americans have long lived under quasi-fascist rule, she
doesn't examine the role that previous administrations have played in
setting the stage for the Bush regime, and she doesn't acknowledge the
roles played by corporatism, widespread social dislocation and the
radical Christian right in the rise of a fascist American zeitgeist.
Despite this, The End of America needs to be read by as many people as
Wolf writes about America, but Canadians don't have any cause for
comfort. Canadian and American military forces are already deeply
enmeshed. Thanks to NAFTA, we're tied at the hip to the American
economy, while the Security and Prosperity Partnership is integrating
our countries' security forces and harmonizing our no-fly lists. The
Harper government is eager to kowtow to the Americans, even to the
point of refusing to advocate for Canadian citizens on American death
rows. The powerful think tanks and lobbying groups that influence our
provincial and federal governments, such as the Fraser Institute and
the Canadian Council of Chief Executives, either can't see the shift
for what it is or they don't care. More than all of this, however, is
the simple reality that once the shift is complete, the American
government will act even more irrationally and belligerently than
before. Canada has resources like oil and water the United States is
going to need, and the Canadian border is less defensible than the
French border was in 1940.
Americans and Canadians have to fight back more fiercely than ever
before, to organize and lobby and fill the streets with mass protests,
to raise awareness and forge alliances with anyone opposed to
totalitarianism regardless of whether they're liberals, socialists, or
conservatives. We have to take all the steps that have rescued dying
democracies in the past, and to take them immediately, in the
desperate hope that it isn't already too late.
Israel, Cheney & Bush
What Did They Know
And When Did They Know It?
By Ted Lang
The latest U.S. National Intelligence Estimate assessing Iran's
nuclear military capability was just released on Monday, December 3rd.
The NIE clearly debunks the Cheney-Bush neocon regime's neocon-job
desperately trying to convince the American people and the world that
a neo-Nazi invasion of Iran must immediately be put on the table.
Ray McGovern's interpretation of this turnaround in events is amply
expressed when he asserts: "For those who have doubts about miracles,
a double one [has] occurred. An honest National Intelligence Estimate
[NIE] on Iran's nuclear program has been issued, and its 'Key
Judgments' were made public." Published on Antiwar.com on December
4th, and entitled "A Miracle: Honest Intel on Iran Nukes," the
staggering magnitude of this turn of events, although clearly
celebrated by McGovern, is nevertheless underplayed by even him.
But his lead-in does indeed somewhat emphasize this blessed NIE: "I do
not know how often Vice President Dick Cheney visited CIA headquarters
during the gestation period, but I am told he voiced his displeasure
as soon as he saw the first sonogram/draft very early this year and is
so displeased with what issued that he has refused to be the
godfather. This time Cheney and his neocon colleagues were unable to
abort the process. And after delivery to the press, this child is
going to be very hard to explain the more so because it is legitimate."
Most important in terms of meaningful focus is not only McGovern's
revelation of yet another Cheney-CIA arm twisting exercise employed
previously which resulted in "faulty" intelligence so successfully
employed to get US into the Iraqi quagmire, but it has now been
repeated and thereby reduced to an embarrassingly failed second
attempt reaffirming the first effort of total fraud and deliberate
deception. Talk about going to the well once too often!
Tony Karon, writing for TIME magazine's website and posted December
3rd entitled, "The Fallout from the Iran Nuclear Report," and carried
on Rense.com as well, observes: "The latest U.S. National Intelligence
Estimate (NIE) on Iran, which expresses the consensus of the 16
branches of the intelligence community, is sharply at odds with most
of the candidates' (and the White House's) notion that Iran is rushing
to build nuclear weapons, and even contradicts a 2005 NIE finding that
Iran was working inexorably toward developing a bomb."
The information provided by McGovern citing yet another attempt by
Cheney to involve US in yet another unjust, unnecessary and
unconstitutional war is a monumental revelation in and of itself; but
much more enlightening is the fact he points out that Cheney was aware
of this impending NIE "very early this year." What this implies is
that Cheney knew this adverse, truthful and factual intelligence was
being gathered and established, yet we are to believe the other
members of the Cheney-Bush regime didn't. Question: Did they or didn't
they know of this impending NIE so opposed to the administration's
foreign policy direction? It is more than likely that ALL in the
administration knew about this coming NIE! Either they intended to
squash and spike the report via the help of the MSM, or they figured
Cheney's arm twisting would succeed in the same manner as it did with
Here's McGovern's observation: "My guess is that the Pentagon, and
especially Adm. William Fallon, commander of our forces in the Middle
East, succeeded in persuading [Director of National Intelligence]
McConnell to go public. Several months ago, Fallon was reliably
reported to have said, 'We are not going to do Iran on my watch.'"
McGovern also points out that many US senior military officers have
been "strongly opposed" to a war with Iran. How come Senator Hillary
Clinton, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee didn't know
about this? How come Senator Joe Biden, Chairman of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee, didn't know about this? How come Senator
Christopher Dodd, a senior member of Biden's Foreign Relations
Committee didn't know this? How come Senator Barack Obama, also a
member of Biden's committee, didn't know this? How come Senator John
"Madman" McCain, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee,
didn't know this?
Insofar as Hillary is concerned, hasn't she visited Israel more than
any member of Congress? And hasn't Israeli intelligence been touted as
so much more efficient than our own intelligence by our own American
officials? How come Israel didn't know about these impending findings
by "a consensus of 16 US intelligence agencies" being mulled over by
them for almost the entire year of 2007? How could Hillary and her
Israeli handlers have been so blind sighted?
And if this Cheney-Bush and Intelligence conflict, obviously morphing
from early this year and culminating in Admiral Fallon and senior
military leaders' strong opposition to an attack on Iran to preclude
the possible risk of launching a full scale World War III to include
Russia, China and Pakistan was brewing for most of this year, why
didn't our elected Beltway representatives and senators pass this
vital information on to the American people via NBC's "Meet the
Press," or ABC's "This Week," or CBS' "Face the Nation?" Where was the
"American" press on this? Where was the mainstream media, the MSM on this?
The answer is simple. Our government and its partner in crime, the
MSM, cooperate and work against the interests of the American people.
Our government, in all its branches and so-called representative
bodies, ignores the will and wishes of the people. And as I have
written in so many previous efforts, all it takes is for one
high-level government official to tell it like it is and rein in the
Cheney-Bush crime machine. Such a high-level government official has
the ability TO MAKE THE NEWS, news and current events the MSM cannot
sweep under the rug. Such an American patriot is Admiral William J.
Fallon, Commander, U.S. Central Command [CENTCOM].
Fallon's leadership and integrity precluded Cheney-Bush from launching
World War III via an invasion of Iran. Other dedicated and
Constitution-loyal military leaders joined Fallon, and now, courage
and integrity has been restored to our intelligence services. They
will no linger "fit intelligence around policy," as was articulated by
Tony Blair's government in the Downing Street memo suppressed by The
New York Times and network and cable TV "news."
McGovern quotes the main points established by the latest NIE:
We judge that in fall 2003, Tehran halted its nuclear weapons program
We assess with moderate confidence Tehran has not restarted its
nuclear weapons program as of mid-2007.
We do not have sufficient intelligence to judge confidently whether
Tehran is willing to maintain the halt of its nuclear weapons program
We judge with moderate confidence Iran probably would be technically
capable of producing enough highly enriched uranium sometime during
the 2010-2015 time frame.
We judge with high confidence that Iran will not be technically
capable of producing and reprocessing enough plutonium for a weapon
before about 2015.
Considering these points, and the fact that these have been mulled
over for almost an entire year, what precisely was the urgency on the
part of the Cheney-Bush regime to attack Iranfrom the air with nuclear
weapons? If one were to recall the hand wringing and screams of those
most concerned about Iran's impending huge and deployable nuclear
arsenal, the chief source has been Israel and its lobby, AIPAC. And
confirming and reacting to Israel's terror would be Dicktator Cheney,
Amerika's true totalitarian ruler. And his lead would place Bush,
Bolton and Negroponte right in line behind him.
But if Israel's intelligence is so astute, and so superior to ours,
why were they so terrified of a non-existent threat? The answer is
obvious: Iran is NOT a threat to US. It stands instead in the way of
Israel's annexing the entire Middle East and having the US taxpayer
spend trillions to construct oil pipelines through Iran and Iraq that
can be controlled by Israel. In this way, Zionism will control the
world's richest oil supplies.
With this impending NIE "on the table," is it hard to imagine that
Nancy Pelosi was unaware of it and Israel's intentions? And who did
she support? Did she support the American people, the taxpayer, and
the American military, or did she support Israel, Cheney and Bush? And
if Pelosi, by some astronomical stretch, can be assumed to not know of
this impending and damaging NIE, can the same thing be said of Bush?
Think of Bush uttering, "We [French President Nicolas Sarkozy] talked
about Iran and the desire to work jointly to convince the Iranian
regime to give up their nuclear weapons ambitions, for the sake of
peace," as quoted by Associated Press White House Correspondent,
Terence Hunt in his December 3rd piece entitled, "Like Iraq, US intel
on Iran faulty." Hunt continues: "More ominously, Bush told a news
conference Oct. 17, 'I've told people that if you're interested in
avoiding World War III, it seems like you ought to be interested in
preventing them from having the knowledge necessary to make a nuclear
Hunt then cites former National Intelligence Director John
Negroponte's testimony to Congress in January: "'Our assessment is
that Tehran is determined to develop nuclear weapons,'" Think of the
total absurdity of that more than ridiculous statement. How the hell
would Negroponte, or for that matter ANYONE, be able to determine any
other human beings intentions? And how do intentions, not acted out,
prove wrongdoing or harm actually done? Shortly after that idiotic
line of "reasoning," the draft of the current NIE began to take shape.
Hunt quotes Cheney-Bush's hired naysayer, National Security Advisor
Stephen Hadley, who "said the president made comments like those
'because he was describing the threat as the intelligence community
itself had been describing the threat both publicly and in their
briefings to him.'" Hunt continues: "Intelligence officials advised
Bush several months ago that they were reevaluating their assessments
about Iran. They came to the White House last Wednesday and briefed
him on their new findings." Really?! They told Bush "several months
ago" that their assessments of Iran's nuclear capability were wrong,
but only informed him officially "last Wednesday?" Well I guess in the
view of Hunt and his AP, this lets Bush off the hook for the comments
he made during the recent Sarkozy visit.
Hunt and the AP continue to apologize for Bush and cover his tail:
"The intelligence flip-flop recalled the embarrassing reversal that
Bush was forced to make on whether Iraqpossessed weapons of mass
destruction. The conviction that Saddam Hussein had such weapons was
one of the factors behind Bush's decision to invade Iraq. It has since
been determined that Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction."
Can you believe this crap exemplifying Benjamin Franklin's American
Hunt needs to be instructed as to the fierce opposition that UN
inspectors Hans Blix and Scott Ritter expressed before the Bush War
against the innocent Iraqi people. Hunt needs training in the area
covered by former Bush Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill who offered
that Bush had targeted Saddam and Iran from the very first day he took
office. Hunt needs to read and understand the Downing Street Memo and
what it means to make intelligence fit policy. And if he demonstrates
a grasp of theses simple examples of true fact and events, we just
might be able to explain to him that burning white kerosene cannot
melt structural steel in skyscrapers.
This evaluation and commentary by Hunt and the Associated Press is
pure poppycock and sheer nonsense! It is their desperate attempt to
cover for Cheney-Bush to misinform and disinform readers as to the
precise nature of the American criminal regime's concocted and
deliberately fraudulent intelligence as a pretext for an illegal,
unjust, unwarranted and unconstitutional invasion of another nation.
The intelligence used by Cheney-Bush was fraudulent and manufactured,
not accidental, honest and "faulty."
And you can just bet that Bush will ignore this truthful, factual
intelligence assessment with the same level of energy with which he
embraced the intelligence and policy lies of weapons of mass
destruction, regime change, bringing democracy, and allowing Iraqis to
© THEODORE E. LANG 12/04/07 All rights reserved
Ted Lang is a political analyst and freelance writer.
[Gov't programs use people as weapons to kill and create fear among
the population. Sleepers, Hi-tech created killers -- Mind-controlled
by programming, electronic frequency, subliminal music effects,
implants, TV, drugs. Advanced technology has no ethical limits!
UPDATE: "May Have"? Did provoked patsy have "expert help" to make
sure? Surveillance videos should verify. What do the media/Un-law
enforcers not want known?]
Gunman may have smuggled rifle in shirt
By OSKAR GARCIA, Associated Press Writer 18 minutes ago
OMAHA, Neb. - The teenage gunman who went on a shooting rampage in a
department store may have smuggled an assault rifle into the mall
underneath clothing, police said Thursday. Police Chief Thomas Warren
said the young man "appeared to be concealing something balled up in a
hooded sweat shirt" he was carrying, according to a surveillance video.
Omaha Shooter Robert Hawkins Had Been "Treated" For ADHD, Depression
Thursday, December 06, 2007 by: Mike Adams
(NewsTarget) America seems shocked that, yet again, a young male would
pick up an assault rifle and murder his fellow citizens, then take his
own life. This is what happened last night in Omaha, Nebraska, where
the 19-year-old Hawkins killed himself and eight other people with an
assault rifle. Those lacking keen observation skills are quick to
blame guns for this tragedy, but others who are familiar with the
history of such violent acts by young males instantly recognize a more
sinister connection: A history of treatment with psychiatric drugs for
depression and ADHD.
TWINKLE LITTLE STAR IS USED AS MIND CONTROL TRIGGER!
Posted By: Theresa <Send E-Mail>
Date: Saturday, 15 May 2004, 5:00 a.m.
In Response To: ASTRONOMERS SPY MASSIVE DIAMOND (stargazer)
I don't know if this is related - but I can't help but think of
this article, from a couple of years ago, every time I hear Twinkle,
Twinkle Little Star...
"TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR" KILL!
Can a Child's Nursery Rhyme Act as a Trigger
To Activate a Programmed "Sleeper" Assassin?
By Rayelan Allan
RUMOR MILL NEWS
Sometime during the first week of December, a Rumor Mill News
Agent called and told me that The Campaign for America's Children, a
non-partisan, not-for-profit organization had begun running an ad she
thought I would be interested in. The agent lives in the midwest, in
the area where the four states of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas and
Missouri come together. Most people wouldn't have noticed anything
unusual about the ad, but this agent has carefully studied everything
Rumor Mill News has written about Mind Control and understood how
different tones, words, and music can be combined to trigger a
programmed "Manchurian Candidate" into action.
More specifically, the agent had read the article in which we
talked about one specific song that was used to "trigger" "sleepers".
A "sleeper" is a person who has been programmed, using drugs, hypnosis
and/or electronic methods, to carry out a specific mission. After the
"sleeper" is programmed, they are sent back, to live a "normal"
life... until they are needed to carry out the mission for which they
There are many different ways to "trigger" a sleeper. The earliest
methods were "trigger words". As electronics advanced,"triggers"
became tones, music, or a combination of the two. The "triggers" were
embedded in music and videos. The "sleeper" was programmed to
"activate" when the music or video that contained the "triggers" were
One of the "embedded tone and command triggers", which was
originally created and used in programming "sleepers" ten to twenty
years ago, was the song "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." The song, with
its "embedded" triggering tones and/or voice commands, would be used
in television and radio ads. When a specific "sleeper" or group of
"sleepers" needed to be triggered, the ads would be played over the
radio or television, in the area where the "sleeper" lived.
From Operation Open Eyes Part Two
Certain major corporations and Madison Avenue advertizing agencies
have a long history of working with the government. Nursery rhymes
such as "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" can be worked into the
advertisements that are played on television and radio. These ads can
be targeted to population areas where programmed "sleepers" or
"sleeper" are living, thereby activating only certain sleepers without
having to have personal contact in any manner.
The other viable alternative, for most of the case subjects under
our control, is to implement a "rider package" that will compel
him/her to fulfill the functions of our level four programming, by
placing an appropriate trigger in his mind. He or she will continue to
lead a perfectly normal life until made active by a command from a
command file. Any number of unrelated triggers can be implanted
hypnotically--just in case the first one has been lost in the deep fog
when you bring the subject back to the Pre-Level One stage (state).
We always have a least 300-400, one way mission, Level 5's running
about leading relatively functional lives in the different cities
where we have placed them
FULL ARTICLE AT RUMOR MILL NEWS
TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR - KILL!
Posted By: Rayelan
Date: Wednesday, 30 January 2002, 4:49 p.m.
MIND CONTROL IN AMERIKA
Five Easy Steps
A Manchurian Candidate
OPERATION OPEN EYES
Five Easy Steps To Create
A Manchurian Candidate
by Gunther Russbacher
Written by Gunther Russbacher From his own Experiences
Mind Control Techniques
GWEN Towers, HAARP & Satellite GPS_EMF Control Grid
Unfit To Serve
"You, Mr.. Bush, are a bald-faced liar."
8 Minute Video - Keith Olbermann
A Special Comment about the President's cataclysmic deception about Iran.
MSNBC - Broadcast 12/06/07
Click on "comments" below to read or post comments
Finally, as promised, a Special Comment about the President's
cataclysmic deception about Iran.
There are few choices more terrifying than the one Mr.. Bush has left
us with tonight.
We have either a president who is too dishonest to restrain himself
from invoking World War Three about Iran at least six weeks after he
had to have known that the analogy would be fantastic, irresponsible
hyperbole -- or we have a president too transcendently stupid not to
have asked -- at what now appears to have been a series of
opportunities to do so -- whether the fairy tales he either created or
was fed, were still even remotely plausible.
A pathological presidential liar, or an idiot-in-chief. It is the
nightmare scenario of political science fiction: A critical juncture
in our history and, contained in either answer, a president manifestly
unfit to serve, and behind him in the vice presidency: an unapologetic
war-monger who has long been seeing a world visible only to himself.
After Ms Perino's announcement from the White House late last night,
the timeline is inescapable and clear.
In August the President was told by his hand-picked Major Domo of
intelligence Mike McConnell, a flinty, high-strung-looking,
worrying-warrior who will always see more clouds than silver linings,
that what "everybody thought" about Iran might be, in essence, crap.
Yet on October 17th the President said of Iran and its president
"I've told people that if you're interested in avoiding World War
Three, it seems like you ought to be interested in preventing them
from have the knowledge to make a nuclear weapon."
And as he said that, Mr.. Bush knew that at bare minimum there was a
strong chance that his rhetoric was nothing more than words with which
to scare the Iranians.
Or was it, Sir, to scare the Americans?
Does Iran not really fit into the equation here? Have you just
scribbled it into the fill-in-the-blank on the same template you used,
to scare us about Iraq?
In August, any commander-in-chief still able-minded or uncorrupted or
both, Sir, would have invoked the quality the job most requires:
A bright man, or an honest man, would have realized no later than the
McConnell briefing that the only true danger about Iran was the damage
that could be done by an unhinged, irrational Chicken Little of a
president, shooting his mouth off, backed up by only his own hysteria
and his own delusions of omniscience.
Not Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Mr. Bush.
The Chicken Little of presidents is the one, Sir, that you see in the
And the mind reels at the thought of a Vice President fully briefed on
the revised Intel as long as two weeks ago -- briefed on the fact that
Iran abandoned its pursuit of this imminent threat four years ago --
who never bothered to mention it to his boss.
It is nearly forgotten today, but throughout much of Ronald Reagan's
presidency it was widely believed that he was little more than a
front-man for some never-viewed, behind-the-scenes, string-puller.
Today, as evidenced by this latest remarkable, historic malfeasance,
it is inescapable, that Dick Cheney is either this president's evil
ventriloquist, or he thinks he is.
What servant of any of the 42 previous presidents could possibly
withhold information of this urgency and gravity, and wind up back at
his desk the next morning, instead of winding up before a
Congressional investigation -- or a criminal one?
Mr. Bush -- if you can still hear us -- if you did not previously
agree to this scenario in which Dick Cheney is the actual detective
and you're Remington Steele -- you must disenthrall yourself: Mr.
Cheney has usurped your constitutional powers, cut you out of the
information loop, and led you down the path to an unprecedented
presidency in which the facts are optional, the Intel is valued less
than the hunch, and the assistant runs the store.
The problem is, Sir, your assistant is robbing you -- and your country
Not merely in monetary terms, Mr.. Bush, but more importantly of the
traditions and righteousness for which we have stood, at great risk,
for centuries: Honesty, Law, Moral Force.
Mr.. Cheney has helped, Sir, to make your Administration into the kind
our ancestors saw in the 1860's and 1870's and 1880's -- the ones that
abandoned Reconstruction, and sent this country marching backwards
into the pit of American Apartheid.
Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland...
Presidents who will be remembered only in a blur of failure, Mr.. Bush.
Presidents who will be remembered only as functions of those who
opposed them -- the opponents whom history proved right.
Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland... Bush.
Would that we could let this President off the hook by seeing him only
as marionette or moron.
But a study of the mutation of his language about Iran proves that
though he may not be very good at it, he is, himself, still a
manipulative, Machiavellian, snake-oil salesman.
The Bushian etymology was tracked by Dan Froomkin at the Washington
It is staggering.
March 31st: "Iran is trying to develop a nuclear weapon..."
June 5th: Iran's "pursuit of nuclear weapons..."
June 19th: "consequences to the Iranian government if they continue to
pursue a nuclear weapon..."
July 12th: "the same regime in Iran that is pursuing nuclear weapons..."
August 6th: "this is a government that has proclaimed its desire to
build a nuclear weapon..."
Notice a pattern?
Trying to develop, build or pursue a nuclear weapon.
Then, sometime between August 6th and August 9th, those terms are
suddenly swapped out, so subtly that only in retrospect can we see
that somebody has warned the President, not only that he has gone out
too far on the limb of terror -- but there may not even be a tree there...
McConnell, or someone, must have briefed him then.
August 9th: "They have expressed their desire to be able to enrich
uranium, which we believe is a step toward having a nuclear weapons
August 28th: "Iran's active pursuit of technology that could lead to
October 4th: "you should not have the know-how on how to make a
October 17th: "until they suspend and/or make it clear that they, that
their statements aren't real, yeah, I believe they want to have the
**capacity**, the **knowledge**, in order to make a nuclear weapon."
Before August 9th, it's: Trying to develop, build or pursue a nuclear
After August 9th, it's: Desire, pursuit, want...knowledge technology
know-how to enrich uranium.
And we are to believe, Mr.. Bush, that the National Intelligence
Estimate this week talks of the Iranians suspending their nuclear
weapons program in 2003...
And you talked of the Iranians suspending their nuclear weapons
program on October 17th...
And that's just a coincidence?
And we are to believe, Mr.. Bush, that nobody told you any of this
until last week?
Your insistence that you were not briefed on the NIE until last week
might be legally true -- something like "what the definition of is is
-- but with the subject matter being not interns but the threat of
Legally, it might save you from some war crimes trial... but
ethically, it is a lie.
It is indefensible.
You have been yelling threats into a phone for nearly four months,
after the guy on the other end had already hung up.
You, Mr.. Bush, are a bald-faced liar.
And more over, you have just revealed that John Bolton, and Norman
Podhoretz, and the Wall Street Journal Editorial board, are also
We are to believe that the Intel Community, or maybe the State
Department, cooked the raw intelligence about Iran, falsely diminished
the Iranian nuclear threat, to make you look bad?
And you proceeded to let them make you look bad?
You not only knew all of this about Iran, in early August...
But you also knew... it was... accurate.
And instead of sharing this good news with the people you have
obviously forgotten you represent...
You merely fine-tuned your terrorizing of those people, to legally
cover your own backside...
While you filled the factual gap with sadistic visions of -- as you
phrased it on August 28th: a quote "nuclear holocaust" -- and, as you
phrased it on October 17th, quote: "World War Three."
My comments, Mr. Bush, are often dismissed as simple repetitions of
the phrase "George Bush has no business being president."
Well, guess what?
Tonight: hanged by your own words... convicted by your own deliberate
You, sir, have no business... being president.
Good night, and good luck.
[The killer and any other sharp shooters waiting outside were stopped
from performing a massacre. The patsy shooter committed suicide after
being shot and disabled, as a mind-controlled killer is programmed to
do. The planners expected a gun-free zone and easy victims. How soon
will more shootings occur as a psy-ops way to make Americans fearful.
I am sure DHS is just ready to pounce for more control to "solve" the
problems of "random" shootings.]
by Brooks Mick
To the Sound of the Guns
December 12, 2007 02:00 PM EST
It is not just our marvelous military who saddle up and ride toward
the sound of gunfire. When the heavily armed killer entered the New
Life Church in Colorado Springs, Jeanne Assam, a volunteer security
guard, heard shots and immediately headed toward the gunfire.
When the gunman, who had just shot three people in the parking lot,
came through the door of the church, she took cover, observed that he
was heavily armed, and then bravely challenged him and when he refused
to lay down his weapons, she "took him out," as she said in an interview.
The preliminary reports are that he was wearing some form of body
armor, so one would suppose that Jeanne Assam is a fine marksman who
took a head shot (or even better, one hopes, two head shots) and laid
the man who had already murdered several people at a missionary school
out dead and cold on the hallway tiles.
The televised interview was informative. The security guard, a former
policewoman, was rather exotically lovely, calm, self-assured,
just-the-facts-ma'am direct, and she described her actions quietly and
without self-congratulation or maudlin weepy apology. She did what had
to be done to save lives and knew it and accepted it.
I consider the military, policemen, and firemen all of the same
nature, men and women who value their fellow man highly, frequently
higher than their own lives. They are, at intervals, called upon to
risk their lives to attempt to save their comrades--and even to save
those who aren't necessarily appreciative.
This young, brave, selfless, and lovely young woman is no less brave,
no less a hero, than soldiers who go into battle beside their brothers
in arms. She deserves much praise and thanks.
I have only two negative comment regarding this entire affair. I find
quite disagreeable the comments of the pastor of the New Life Church
regarding his veiled disparagement of hired security guards. His
comment was that the security guards were volunteers, not
""mercenaries that we hire to walk around our campus to provide
security." Just what in the h*ll was the pastor disparaging paid
security guards for? Are hired security necessarily evil or bad? What
was he thinking?
I would make the assumption that, other than the security guards, the
New Life Church would qualify as a gun-free zone. That is, in other
words, it is an easy target for the disgruntled and crazy. Security,
in the form of volunteer guards, hired guards, or allowing the church
members who have concealed carry permits to pack heat would go a long
way toward preventing more deaths at the hands of crazies who ignore
the proscription of firearms.
And my second gripe is that I would bet $100 dollars that the gunman
was NOT carrying an assault rifle. That is, it was not capable of
selective fully automatic fire. The reporters are, as always,
confusing guns that LOOK LIKE assault rifles with the real thing.
But again, thanks very much Mizz Jeanne Assam. You are a credit to the
police force, to your church, and to the human race.
Nugent: Gun-free zones are recipe for disaster
POSTED: 9:51 p.m. EDT, April 20, 2007
By Ted Nugent
Special to CNN
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"TREASON ON THE HIGH SEAS"
December 9, 2007
BY PHILLIP F. TOURNEY
SURVIVOR OF THE USS LIBERTY
As I sit in my office beginning to write my first article for American
Free Press newspaper, I look out my window. I see snow covered peaks,
nature at its best in Colorado. It calms me to see such beauty and
thank God I'm alive with my family. As I start to write, my heart is
beginning to race, my palms are sweating. I'm not as comfortable as I
was just a few moments ago. I know all of you know the story of the
attack on our ship, the USS LIBERTY, by the government of Israel, but
it needs to be repeated.
June 8, 1967 I was a 20 year old 3rd class petty officer in damage
control at the time of this sneak attack from our so-called ally,
Israel. We were identified as American and friendly many hours before
the slaughter began at 2:00 P.M.
The Israeli jet aircraft were ruthless and stubborn in their attempt
to sink and murder all hands aboard. They hit every antennae on our
ship, no accident for sure. The Israeli reconnaissance aircraft took
pictures of our ship in the morning hours, nothing was missed. The
attacking aircraft dropped napalm on the bridge of our ship to burn us
Soon after the jets were done with us we see 3 motor torpedo boats
approaching our ship at a high rate of speed. We then learned who our
We saw 3 flags marked with the Star of David. We were in shock because
the Israelis were supposed to be our allies! We had had no idea who
was attacking us until then. The attacking jet aircraft were unmarked.
The torpedo boats maneuvered themselves into a torpedo launch
attitude, now come the 5 to 6 torpedoes. The captain was doing his
best to maneuver the ship to avoid sudden death. The torpedoes whizzed
by our ship, forward and aft with 1 hitting its mark, almost dead
mid-ships, blowing to bits 25 American heroes who stood their ground
below the water line and accepted their fate, doing their duty for the
United States Government.
The torpedo gunboats were not even close to being done with us. The
torpedo gunmen shot at our fire fighters and stretcher bearers,
anything that moved. They were shooting at our water line to blow up
the boilers inside and finish the job of sinking us.
The captain had given the order to abandon ship, as it appeared we
were about to roll over. There were 3 life rafts left that were
floatable. We put them over the side so we could put our most severely
wounded in them to try to save their lives. The torpedo gunmen would
have none of that and blew 2 of them out of the water. They took the
3rd raft aboard their boat, seeing it as an obvious trophy for all
their hard work. The torpedo gunmen continued their assault until I
guess they ran out of ammunition. They circled the ship and left.
Old Glory was still on her mast, 7' x 13' holiday colors. We thought
the attack was over. Two Israeli helicopters approached our ship with
armed gunmen at the ready to finish us off. They were there a short
time and left in the same direction they came. We had no idea why they
didn't shoot at us. We wondered if they were finally done with their
murderous carnage on a virtually unarmed ship which only had 4 50
caliber machine guns that had been taken out by the jets on the first
pass when the attack began.
Little did the crew know that Terry Halbardier, an ET, got off an SOS
from an antennae that was not hit by the Israeli heat seeking missiles
because it was taken off line due to a malfunction before the attack.
The SOS he sent stated we were under attack by unknown jet aircraft.
This message was sent out within 15 minutes of the attack and was
picked up by the USS SARATOGA and the USS AMERICA. Captain Tully of
the USS SARATOGA sent ready aircraft to our aid only to have them
recalled. The USS AMERICA also sent rescue aircraft to come to our
aid. These life saving planes were recalled not once but twice. These
orders came straight from the White House, first from Secretary of
Defense Robert McNamara and then from President Johnson himself.
Johnson said he was not about to attack our "ally", Israel. How did he
know who was attacking our ship when we didn't even know? Help did not
arrive until 18 hours later when the American rescue aircraft could
have been there in 15 to 20 minutes driving off the torpedo boats and
saving precious American lives.
What remained was a ship with a 40 x 40 foot torpedo hole in her side,
821+ canon and rocket holes, thousands of rounds of fifty caliber
armor piercing bullets and napalm that had been burning up our ship.
Thirty four American souls were murdered, 173 were wounded, which
constituted attempted murder, out of a crew of 294. Two thirds of the
crew had been murdered or wounded.
Israel and our government, in this 2 hour attack, had come up with a
plan to sink our ship, blame it on Egypt and bring the U.S. into the
Six Day War. If this so called accident was so cut and dry, why were
all records sealed tighter than Fort Knox? Israel got by with
cold-blooded murder and other war crimes and it's only a matter of
time until they do it again, perhaps on a ship off the coast of Iran.
Israel controls America's fate and our elected officials bow to their
I love my country and will not stand by and let this continue. While
there is time, we must do what we can to save our sinking ship of
state. In many ways, America today is the USS Liberty after that 2
hour attack taking place 40 years ago. We are badly hit and stand the
chance of sinking into the abyss with everyone being lost forever
unless something is done immediately. Write your president and
congressmen and let them know you know what is going on and you will
not fight anymore for Israel. Israel has 300 nukes, so let them take
care of themselves. There is nothing, neither in the Middle East nor
elsewhere, that is worth one more drop of precious American blood.
The leaders of our country who swore an oath to protect this nation
ordered the survivors of the LIBERTY to never repeat this piece of
history under penalty of jail or worse. 40 years ago, another nation
got away with cold-blooded murder on the high seas, and as an American
veteran, let me say this for the record–NO ONE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO
GET BY WITH COLD-BLOODED MURDER, AND ESPECIALLY NOT ISRAEL, NOT THEN
AND NOT NOW.
The USS LIBERTY VETERANS ASSOCIATION is offering $10,000.00 to anyone
who can disprove that our story is the truth. as of this moment, no
one from the pro-Israeli crowd has accepted the challenge.
2007 By Phil Tourney, survivor of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty
BUY A GUN
By Pastor Chuck Baldwin
December 14, 2007
"He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." (Luke
Most of us are aware that the heroic actions of a brave woman at the
New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado a few days ago saved the
lives of perhaps scores, or even hundreds, of people. However, her
bravery would not have counted for much had she not been armed.
On that fateful December Sunday, a man by the name of Matthew Murray
entered the church armed to the teeth. According to press reports, he
was armed with a semi-automatic rifle, two handguns, some smoke
grenades, and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition.
By the time Murray arrived in the Colorado Springs church, he had
already killed four people: two at a missionary training center miles
away, and two in the church parking lot. He had wounded several
others. No one realized it at the time, but the man was a serial
killer in the midst of a rampage. He doubtless planned to kill as many
people as he could, as there were thousands of people inside the
church. Had there not been an armed citizen in the church house, the
death toll would have been massive.
According to church spokesmen, the congregation has over a dozen
members who volunteered to serve as security personnel for the church.
Jeanne Assam was one of those volunteers.
A former police officer, Assam said, "I saw him [Murray] coming
through the doors, and I took cover, and I waited for him to get
closer. I came out of cover, I identified myself and engaged him and
took him down." Murray died in the exchange. Although Assam shot him
several times with her 9mm pistol, the coroner's office said that
Murray actually succumbed to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. After
being incapacitated by Assam's gunfire, Murray apparently turned one
of his weapons on himself.
Chalk one up for the good guys, or in this case, good gals.
Have you noticed how the media dropped the Colorado story as soon as
it was discovered that a lawfully armed citizen ended the potential
massacre by using her own handgun? Had the killer been successful in
murdering scores of people, however, it would have been at the top of
the news for weeks. As it is, the story is already buried in the
dungeon section of the news, if it is in the news at all.
One thing the national news media will always ignore is the practice
of lawful self-defense. For example, most people are probably not
aware of the fact that American citizens use a firearm to defend
themselves more than 2.4 million times EVERY YEAR. That is more than
6,500 times EVERY DAY. This means that, each year, firearms are used
60 times more often to protect the lives of honest citizens than to
take lives. Furthermore, of the 2.4 million self-defense cases, more
than 192,000 are by women defending themselves against sexual assault.
And in less than eight percent of those occasions is a shot actually
fired. The vast majority of the time (92%), the mere presence of a
firearm helps to avert a major crime from occurring. That is what
Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) concluded after extensive research.
According to Rep. Bartlett, the number of defensive uses is four times
the number of crimes reported committed with guns.
John Lott, senior research scientist at the University of Maryland,
agrees with Bartlett. His book "More Guns, Less Crime" documents the
fact that--instead of being a cause of crime--firearms in the hands of
private citizens are actually a major deterrent to crime.
Another fact conveniently ignored by the major media is the connection
between wanton killings and so-called "gun-free" zones. For an example
of this, look no further than the Virginia Tech massacre. In spite of
Virginia state laws that allow citizens to carry concealed weapons for
self-defense, Virginia Tech forbade its students and faculty from
carrying weapons for self-defense on campus. Had a student or faculty
member been armed--as was Ms. Assam in the Colorado Springs attack--no
doubt many, if not most, of the Virginia Tech victims would not have
died. Obviously, bad guys do not pay any attention to "gun-free"
zones, except to note that such zones create a free-killing environment.
Is it any wonder that those states and cities with the most
restrictive gun control laws tend to also be home to the highest crime
rates? The old saying is still true. "When guns are outlawed, only
outlaws will have guns." There is another saying I like even better.
"When guns are outlawed, I will be an outlaw."
Even our Lord understood and validated the right of every person to
arm themselves for personal self-defense. He said, "He that hath no
sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one." (Luke 22:36 KJV) The
old Roman sword was the First Century equivalent of a modern handgun.
It was the most practical and convenient form of self-defense
available at that time. Also, please note that at least two of Jesus'
disciples (one of whom was Simon Peter) were in the habit of carrying
their own personal swords, and Jesus never rebuked them. (See Luke 22:38.)
Jesus also acknowledged, "When a strong man ARMED [emphasis added]
keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace." (Luke 11:21)
Furthermore, the Apostle Paul said, emphatically, "But if any provide
not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath
denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel." (I Tim. 5:8) Does
"not providing for his own" include not providing protection? Of
course it does.
The right and, yes, obligation of personal self-defense is entrenched
in both Christian and American tradition. People who would deny
citizens the right to arm themselves are either naïvely ignorant or
deliberately duplicitous. As Robert Heinlein said, "An armed society
is a polite society."
America's Founding Fathers agreed with Heinlein. Thomas Jefferson
said, "No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms." He also
said, "Laws that forbid the carrying of arms . . . disarm only those
who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes . . . Such
laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the
assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides,
for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an
Samuel Adams said, "[T]he said Constitution [shall] be never construed
to authorize Congress to infringe the just liberty of the press, or
the rights of conscience; or to prevent the people of the United
States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms."
James Madison said, "To preserve liberty, it is essential that the
whole body of people always possess arms."
Thomas Paine said, "[A]rms discourage and keep the invader and
plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property
. . . Horrid mischief would ensue were the law-abiding deprived of the
use of them."
George Washington called the private collections of arms "the people's
America must always preserve the right to keep and bear arms. To do
any less is to invite oppression and tyranny, not to mention acts of
Some years back, Alan Rice of the Jews for the Preservation of
Firearms Ownership (JPFO) wrote, "Since 1900 at least seven major
genocides have occurred resulting in the murder of 50-60 million people:
Ottoman Turkey, 1915-17; 1-1.5 million Armenians murdered;
Soviet Union, 1929-53; 20 million anti-Communists and
Nazi Germany & Occupied Europe, 1933-45; 13 million Jews,
Gypsies, and Anti-Nazis murdered;
China, 1949-52, 1957-60 & 1966-1976; 20 million anti-Communists
Guatemala, 1960-1981; 100,000 Mayan Indians murdered;
Uganda, 1971-1979; 300,000 Christians and Political Rivals of
Idi Amin murdered;
Cambodia, 1975-1979; 1 million murdered."
Rice continued to say, "In all seven of the genocides summarized
above, gun control laws were in force before the genocide occurred, in
some cases decades before. In five of the seven genocides, the lethal
law, the gun control law was in force before the genocide regime took
Rice also said, "Gun control laws are usually enacted during a crisis
or a perceived crisis." He then said, "Government officials, not hate
groups or common criminals, were responsible for these seven
genocides. In most of these cases the murder victims outnumbered their
murderers; yet they were powerless to defend themselves because they
Do the math yourself. Absent an armed citizen, 32 innocent people lost
their lives at Virginia Tech, while the presence of 1 armed citizen
resulted in 2 innocent deaths in Colorado Springs. Furthermore, the
presence of over 200 million firearms in the possession of the
American people has done more to keep America free than any other
human element--bar none!
Therefore, to help keep your family safe and your country free, go buy
© 2007 Chuck Baldwin - All Rights Reserved
Chuck Baldwin is Founder-Pastor of Crossroads Baptist Church in
Pensacola, Florida. In 1985 the church was recognized by President
Ronald Reagan for its unusual growth and influence.
Post-Attack on the USS Liberty–Israel's Blood Bath
December 15, 2007
On the horizon we could see another helicopter coming at our ship. We
thought to ourselves "Oh no, here we go again…more bloodshed from our
so-called "friends" in Israel."
The helicopter hovered above the main deck of the ship and then, to
our surprise, dropped a brown paper bag containing an orange and, to
our even greater surprise–a business card. On the front of the card
read `Commander Ernest Castle, Naval Attaché USN' and on the back of
the card, handwritten it asked `Have you casualties?'…
As if the dummies couldn't tell we had casualties after what our
`allies' had just done to us after a million armor-piercing rounds, a
thousand rockets and 5 torpedoes. Rick Aimetti took the card to the
bridge and gave it to the Captain, who was obviously in no mood to
deal with this new lunacy. He told them clearly to get the hell away
from his ship, finishing his remarks with `We want no help from you.'
They left the area and soon were out of sight.
There were many heroes that day who put life and limb on the line in
order to save their shipmates in harm's way. I found out later that
the boiler tenders never left their battle stations, even though the
boiler was Israel's main target. Israel did her homework ahead of time
and knew that a direct hit on the boiler would have blown the ship
into tiny pieces and that would have been that. For Gary Brummett,
J.P. Newel, Gene Owens, it turned out that their bravery saved our ship.
Now was the time to care for our wounded, damage control, plugging
holes, putting out fires, etc. The mess deck was full of men because
we were using it as the main triage center. Every table had a body on
it, as well as the deck itself and there was almost no room to move…So
many wounded were there, so much blood. I and others were the walking
wounded and, judging by what we saw, we were very lucky.
We had two corpsmen onboard and only one doctor, Richard Kiepfer. We
kept hoping for help from our government, but nevertheless the seconds
dragged on like hours and the hours dragged on like years and soon
reality set in and we figured out that we were on our own. The heat of
the day gave way to the darkness, which was a welcome change, as the
blistering heat cooked our crippled ship, making the smell of blood
and death all the more impossible to ignore.
I had no idea how that night would change my life forever, but I was
about to find out.
The wounded were screaming in pain, bleeding everywhere. Every sailor
who could help was doing all he could to calm our fallen shipmates.
They had head wounds and bodies full of shrapnel. Lt. Commander Philip
Armstrong the (executive officer of the Liberty) was on one of the
tables. I stopped to check on him and he asked me to light him a
cigarette…I did and gave it to him. He took long drags off it and soon
it was gone and he wanted another so I gave it to him. He smoked it
the same as he had the first.
As I was talking to him I thought he would be fine. It seemed to me he
would make it, but as it turned out, I was wrong. A few moments later
he was dead.
I was shocked and saddened but knew that there would be time to weep
later, as others needed help. As the night wore on I was told to go to
the Officers' Mess. There I saw Dr. Kiepfer with his life jacket
around his waist. Little did I know that his belly had been cut to
pieces and he was using the life jacket to keep pressure on his wounds
so as not to bleed to death while he tended to the wounded. He never
uttered a word of complaint.
My job was to hold a light for Doc Kiepfer as he did his work. While
he was working on Gary Blanchard, Gary asked me to take off his socks
because he said his `feet were burning'. I did as he asked, took his
socks off and it seemed to ease him a bit. Doc started cutting him
open from his chest bone on down, working as hard as he could, but it
was obvious even to me that it was too late. Gary's kidneys were all
shot up and a few moments later he died. This wonderful young man was
gone and it was at this point that I began to hate the murderers who
did this to us. What did we do to deserve this? This was not the
action of a friend, it was like being sucker-punched the way Judas did
to Jesus. They had overflown us for hours earlier in the day and knew
who we were. We felt safe, and it was at this moment I figured out
that what they were really doing was reconnaissance, finding our weak
points so as to better kill us.
Doc put a few stitches in him to keep his insides from falling out all
over the place and then it was on to the next person. How Doc was able
to do what he did was something not human. It was something from
another world, and by that I mean probably from heaven, as no human
could have done what he did and I will never forget it as long as I live.
The Captain stayed on the bridge and would not take any medical help
until the crew was looked after first.
As the sun began to rise Captain wanted his ship cleaned up, and for
that Rick Aimetti and I got the gruesome duty. We got pressure to our
firehoses and began the grim task that still brings me nightmares.
Body parts were all over, blood and a shoe with a foot still in it. We
had no clue who it belonged to. We did as we were ordered and began
washing the body parts of our American brothers over the side of the
ship to be forever interred in the sea. Their families would never get
the chance of seeing them at their wake…No lock of hair, no goodbye
kiss, nothing. The tears were rolling down my face as I did this
unholy thing of giving to the sea my friends and shipmates and as I
did this I begged their forgiveness.
The gun tubes were full of blood that a fire hose was not going to
remove, as the blood was baked onto the haze gray paint of our ship.
Blood was streaming down the starboard bulkhead wall. We made are way
down to the main deck and finally, after what seemed to be an
eternity, our gruesome job was over. What I had just done has been a
burden on my soul everyday for 40 years, which by my math is somewhere
close to 15,000 days.
It is now about 10 am and we see American ships on the horizon. At
that moment my body gave out and I laid on the deck…I was exhausted…
It was hard to move and I felt relieved that help was there but also
anger that help did not come when we needed the most. Where was my
country? Where was my navy? Where was my government? How the hell
could they do such a thing to 300 men who swore to give their lives if
necessary for the defense of America? My world, my faith in everything
that I knew growing up had just been shattered like broken glass, and
even though I didn't know it at the time, this was to be the event
that changed me forever, like Saul who, while on his way to Damascus
to kill the followers of this new religion known as Christianity, was
knocked off his horse, blinded and turned into someone and something new.
Little did I know that my work had only just begun. Now, 40 years
later, I am here to tell the story of what happened on June 8th, 1967
to nearly 300 American boys onboard a ship known as the USS Liberty
when it was attacked by Israel for nearly 2 hours. People may dismiss
what I say as the rantings of an angry old man, but given what is
taking place today regarding the war in the Middle East and everything
that may happen, my suggestion is that–while there is time–people turn
off the Britney Spears, the Desperate Housewives and the football
games and listen, listen carefully to what happened, as it is likely
to happen again, because, as the old saying goes, `a leopard does not
change its spots.'
Survivor of the Israeli attack on the USS Liberty and contributing
editor for American Free Press newspaper
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