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    Lots Of News Starting With An Immediate Urgent Action Item Before you get to the post below we have added an urgent ACTION ITEM. Please call, write, email,
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 6, 2004
      Lots Of News Starting With An Immediate Urgent Action Item

      Before you get to the post below we have added an urgent ACTION ITEM.
      Please call, write, email, buttonhole, everyone you can, including
      radio and TV
      talk shows, elected officials from President Bush on down, to oppose
      this sale
      of air to air missiles to Jordan. Such missiles could be used to
      shoot down
      American and allied aircraft, both civilian and military and might
      even be
      used in America itself by terrorists who could easily get their
      hands on them.
      Moreover arms to Jordan have historically ended up in enemy hands,
      those of Saddam Hussein, and could end up in the hands of those
      killing our
      troops in Iraq today.

      "U.S. to Sell Jordan 50 Air-To-Air Missiles
      Fri Dec 3rd, 2004 6:33 PM ET White House - AP Cabinet & State
      By JOHN J. LUMPKIN, Associated Press Writer
      WASHINGTON - The Bush administration has authorized the sale of 50
      American-made air-to-air missiles to Jordan, according to the U.S.
      Israel, Jordan's neighbor, had previously protested the proposed
      sale. Sending
      Jordan 50 AIM-120C Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles
      (AMRAAM) and
      associated parts and systems would boost its ability to shoot down
      aircraft at long range with its U.S.-designed F-16 fighters.
      The sale is valued at up to $39 million, according to a release from
      the U.S.
      Defense Security Cooperation Agency. The missiles' primary
      manufacturer is
      Raytheon Missile Systems of Tucson, Ariz.
      "The proposed sale will enhance the foreign policy and national
      objectives of the United States by improving the security of a key
      partner who has proven to be a vital force for political stability
      and peace in
      the Middle East," the release says. "Jordan needs these missiles to
      enhance the
      air-to-air self-defense capability of its F-16 aircraft and provide
      increased interoperability with U.S. forces."
      Although Israel and Jordan have had a peace treaty since 1996,
      Israel argued in
      August that the sale would set a dangerous precedent for U.S. arms
      deals in
      region. Tel Aviv had asked Washington to either render the missiles
      incapable of
      being fired on Israeli aircraft, or promise not to conclude a
      similar sale with
      the government of Egypt. Israel and Egypt also have a peace treaty,
      but Israel
      has expressed concerns about an arms race in the region.
      Pentagon (news - web sites) and State Department officials declined
      to say
      whether, and how, Israel's concerns had been dealt with. A State
      official said regional concerns were taken into account but declined
      to say
      more. Congress has until Dec. 20 to pass a joint resolution opposing
      the sale,
      which would effectively kill it. But officials familiar with the
      deal said that
      was unlikely at this stage in negotiations. "

      Rather than apologizing to Jordan, rather than arming Jordan,
      President Bush should DEMAND AN APOLOGY FROM THE KING OF

      "Huge cache of Jordanian weapons found near Basra
      Reuters News Service EAST OF BASRA, Iraq -- British troops have
      discovered a
      huge cache of munitions in cases marked "Jordan Armed Forces" just
      Basra. A Reuters team filmed and photographed the cache, around
      three miles
      east of Iraq's second city, and British bomb disposal experts
      prepared to
      blow it up today. "I don't know exactly how much there is. We aren't
      going to hang around and count it," said one British officer
      guarding the
      cache. "It's a bloody lot, though. Obviously for a forward position."
      "It was no secret that Jordan along with other Western countries were
      sending military equipment to Iraq." The cache was found near a
      series of locks
      controlling the flow of the Euphrates River through the marshes that
      lead into
      the Arabian Gulf. Three brick sheds built alongside the road were
      piled from
      floor to ceiling with wooden crates packed with shells, mortar bombs
      and other
      munitions. All were marked "GHQ Jordan Armed Forces, Dir of Plng and
      Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld last week alleged that supplies of
      night-vision goggles were entering Iraq through Syria.

      Special Report: Kuchma Approved Sale of Weapons System to Iraq
      By Phillip van Niekerk and AndrVerl
      (WASHINGTON April 15, 2002) -- Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma
      personally authorized the clandestine sale of $100-million worth of
      high-technology anti-aircraft radar systems to Iraq on July 10,
      2000, in
      violation of United Nations sanctions.
      The Center for Public Integrity has obtained audio tape of a
      conversation between Kuchma and Valeri Malev, then-director of the
      arms exporting company, Ukrspetseksport. In the conversation Kuchma
      approved the export of the radar system, known as Kolchuga, and the
      manner of its shipment: by hiding it in crates used to export
      Ukrainian trucks. Kuchma also agreed to send experts to Iraq with
      passports to deploy the system. The operation was to be conducted by
      Vasilievich Derkach, then chief of the Ukrainian security service,
      the SBU.
      The Kolchuga, named after the ancient Russian warrior body armor, is
      manufactured by the Ukrainian company Topaz. The system can identify,
      detect and lock anti-aircraft missiles on aerial targets at a range
      of close to 500 miles, and is able to override "stealth" technology.
      It is
      capable of detecting ground targets at 370 miles.
      "We are quite familiar with that," Jim Brooks, a spokesman for the
      Defense Intelligence Agency, said when asked if Iraq had deployed
      passive radar systems. "Iraq has them." One European intelligence
      expert said
      that if Iraq had obtained the stations, it would be "frightening."
      The sale is a clear violation of U.N. sanctions imposed on Iraq. U.N.
      Security Council Resolution 661 makes any sale or supply of "weapons
      any other military equipment" to Iraq illegal.
      Ewen Buchanan, spokesman for the U.N. Monitoring and Verification
      Commission on Iraq (UNMOVIC), said that "no information has come our
      way regarding sale of radars by Ukraine to Iraq."
      In the conversation, Malev revealed that Iraq approached Ukraine
      through an unnamed Jordanian intermediary to buy the early warning
      targeting system that consists of four stations and is "passive"
      because it is
      difficult for the pilot to realize he has been picked up on radar.
      radar sends out a high-frequency signal that pilots can detect and
      alert them if they are being tracked.
      "Just watch that the Jordanian keeps his mouth shut," said Kuchma,
      giving the go-ahead for the plan. Oleksandr Zhyr, a Ukrainian
      lawmaker, said he
      believed that Kuchma had benefited financially from the sale. "It is
      unlikely that the $100 million could have gone to the state budget
      as it was the
      proceeds of an illegal arms deal." Major Mykola Melnychenko, a
      former senior
      security officer for Kuchma, recorded the conversation between the
      president and
      Malev on July 10, 2000 Melnychenko, who has received political
      asylum in the
      United States, recorded more than 1,000 hours of conversations in
      office,and gave testimony on April 11 before a grand jury weighing
      money-laundering charges against former Ukrainian Prime Minister
      Lazarenko. Tapes are 'continuous and unaltered' Audiotape expert
      Bruce Koenig of
      Virginia-based BEK TEK authenticated the tape and found that the
      recording was
      unedited. "Based on the flow of speech in the designated portion, no
      phraseology or sentence structure was pieced together by using
      phonemes, words or short phrases," Koenig said in his report.
      "It is the opinion of BEK TEK...that the specimen is continuous and
      unaltered." Koenig, who examined and analyzed video and audio
      recordings as a
      Federal Bureau of Investigation special agent for 21 years before
      founding BEK TEK, lists the U.S. Congress, the Department of
      Defense, the
      FBI, the Office of the Independent Counsel, the Department of
      Justice, and the
      United Nations among his clients. He also has provided expert
      testimony in court cases. Earlier this year, Koenig authenticated the
      Melnychenko recording in which Kuchma allegedly discussed ways to
      get rid of
      Ukrainska Pravda journalist Georgy Gongadze. Gongadze disappeared on
      Sept. 16,
      2000. His headless corpse was found two months later in a Kiev
      A Ukrainian official denied there had been any arms sales from
      Ukraine to
      Iraq. "We never violated any sanctions and we are a reliable partner
      of the international community," he said. He said accusations about
      sales had been investigated in Ukraine and they had found that the
      were groundless. The Ukrainian prosecutor-general Mykhaylo Potebenko
      Ukrainian television on March 7 that his office is not planning to
      Melnychenko and that he would not trust the authentication tests done
      by "unknown" BEK TEK. Potebenko also said that the findings of a U.S.
      probe could not be accepted as evidence in the Gongadze case. The
      unsolved Gongadze murder is still of grave concern to U.S.
      authorities. National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice told a panel
      Ukrainian journalists on March 4 that a team of investigators from
      the FBI
      would leave for Ukraine in April to assist authorities in the
      In March 2001, a political party linked to Kuchma, Trudova Ukraina
      (Working Ukraine) hired New York-headquartered Kroll Associates, a
      private investigation company, to examine the Gongadze murder. Viktor
      Pinchuk, Kuchma's son-in-law, is one of the leaders of Trudova
      Ukraina. Kroll, which allegedly was paid $250,000 to conduct the
      investigation, questioned the authenticity of the tapes and found no
      directly linking Kuchma to the murder of Gongadze. "There is no
      evidence to show that President Kuchma ordered or was otherwise
      in the murder," Kroll said in its conclusion. The lead investigators
      on the
      six-month investigation were Michael Cherkassy, the president and
      CEO of Kroll,
      and Robert Viteretti, Kroll's New York office chief. International
      groups and the political opposition criticized Kroll for focusing on
      Kuchma's name and reputation instead of investigating the murder of
      Viteretti said they had been hindered by the fact that Melnychenko
      had refused to meet with them or cooperate in any way. "Melnychenko
      not make the original tapes available," he said. "So our analysis
      was based
      on second or third generation recordings." Kroll has not revealed
      audio experts it had used to check the tapes. 'Non-stop criminal
      Melnychenko said he waited until after the Ukrainian parliamentary
      elections on March 31 to release the explosive new tape because he
      did not want to be perceived as "politically motivated." "What I
      recorded in the
      office of the President of Ukraine in most cases has nothing to do
      with the
      politics," Melnychenko said. "I recorded what I
      believe is the evidence of almost non-stop criminal activity of the
      president and his men." Zhyr, the Ukrainian lawmaker, said that
      Kuchma was told
      on March 3, 2002 that a parliamentary commission had evidence that
      the president
      had violated the international arms embargo against Iraq. Three days
      later, Valeri Malev was killed when his car allegedly veered into
      traffic and collided with a truck. Malev had been in charge of
      since 1998. He served as the Ukrainian minister of machine building
      and the
      military-industrial complex from 1995 to 1997 and later became a
      adviser. Zhyr told the Center that Malev's death was
      premeditated. "The car
      trip was not planned by Malev," said Zhyr. "He suddenly received an
      instruction to travel somewhere where he was accidentally killed.
      This should be
      investigated in the context of the illegal arms sales to Iraq...
      "Kuchma and his men are scared of the investigations and therefore
      they are
      removing all the key witnesses," said Zhyr. Zhyr said he had had
      several working
      meetings with the U.S. Justice Department and that he wanted U.S. law
      enforcement agencies to play an important role in investigating the
      corruption of the Kuchma presidency. "The Ukrainian law enforcement
      agencies are
      unable to conduct an effective investigation in any case where top
      officials are involved," he said. He added that so far only about 10
      percent of
      the tapes recorded by Melnychenko had been reviewed, and added that
      Kuchma was
      personally involved in arms sales to two other rogue states.
      The New York Times reported from Kiev on April 9th that six
      who "threatened the established power structure" had died and two
      had been injured in automobile accidents since December 1997.
      'Serious concern'U.S.-Ukraine relations have been on a roller
      coaster since
      Ukraine gained independence in August 1991. Ukraine removed
      nuclear power rods and freely dismantled its nuclear arsenals, and
      has been
      one of the largest recipients of U.S. aid of the post-Communist
      Ukraine is also a close ally of Russia whose support has been
      essential to
      the U.S. led war on terrorism. However, the United States has
      expressed concern
      about alleged corruption, government pressure on the media and
      procedures among other issues. After the terrorist attacks against
      the United
      States in September 2001, Ukraine shared intelligence and opened its
      for U.S. military cargo flights. In addition, airfields and
      railroads were made
      available to the U.S. for supplying troops and delivering
      humanitarian aid in
      Afghanistan. A U.S. State Department official said that, if the sale
      of arms and
      military equipment to Iraq were proven, the United States would
      sanctions against violating countries. The official, who said she
      was not in a
      position to confirm the sale, added that the State Department viewed
      any report
      of weapon sales to Iraq with "serious concern." Jim Brooks, the
      Intelligence Agency spokesman, downplayed the importance of the
      Kolchuga. He
      said the Iraqis' training was "not at that
      level where they can handle a coordinated attack. The other thing
      that system doesn't tell you is what's coming at you. You could
      technically overwhelm their system by firing Tomahawk cruise
      missiles. And then
      follow up with manned aircraft, which is what happened during the
      Gulf War. We also saw that in Kosovo." Scott Ritter, former United
      Nations chief
      weapons inspector and now critic of the U.S. administration's Iraq
      policy, said
      he was not surprised that Iraq had rebuilt its air defense systems.
      sources said they were aware of the alleged reports about
      Ukraine violating U.N. sanctions but that no concrete evidence had
      introduced in the Iraqi sanctions committee. Sources said the issue
      was "very
      sensitive" because of the close relationship between Ukraine and
      Russia, which
      is a permanent member of the U.N. Security Council, the forum that
      eventually have to make a political decision on sanctions busting.
      The Center's findings are part of a larger investigation into the
      commerce of war by its International Consortium of Investigative
      Journalists, to
      be published later this year.
      (Note: The Center's Founder and Executive Director, Charles Lewis,
      worked as a consultant for Kroll Associates for 10 months prior to
      starting the Center for Public Integrity in October 1989.)

      Phillip van Niekerk is a member of the International Consortium of
      Investigative Journalists, a project of the Center for Public
      Integrity. Andre Verl is an ICIJ staff writer. Knut Royce
      contributed to this
      report. The following is the transcript of a conversation between
      President Leonid Kuchma and Valeri Malev, then chief of
      Ukrspetsexport, a
      Ukrainian state-run arms exporting company. Major Melnichenko,
      Kuchma's bodyguard, secretly recorded the conversation on July 10,
      2000, in the office of the President of Ukraine.
      The transcript has been edited for clarity.
      Malev: We were approached by Iraq through our Jordanian intermediary.
      They want to buy four Kolchuga stations and offer 100 million
      dollars up front.
      Kuchma: What is Kolchuga
      Malev: Kolchuga is a passive radar station manufactured by Topaz.
      Each system consists of four pieces.
      Kuchma: Can you sell it without the Jordanian
      Malev: Well, Leonid Danilovich, I suggest Leonid Vasilievich (then
      chief of SBU, the Ukrainian security service - editor) looks at the
      structure to Iraq. Our KrAZ company ships its products in crates. We
      can use the
      crates marked by KrAZ. In other words, Kolchuga should be shipped to
      Iraq in
      KrAZ crates. Then we will send people with forged passports that will
      install the system. Kuchma: Just watch that the Jordanian keeps his
      shut…it will have to be checked that they don't detect it.
      Malev: Who is going to detect it We don't sell much to them. I mean
      to Jordan.
      Kuchma: Okay. Go ahead.
      Malev: Thank you.

      One of the most nauseating acts one can think of came recently when
      George W. Bush apologized to the King of Jordan for the overblown
      scandal over
      the treatment of prisoners in Iraq. No such apologies from the King
      of Jordan
      for Jordan's having armed Iraq can be recalled. What can be recalled
      is the
      recent snub by the
      King of Jordan to George W. Bush.
      Jordanian king snubs Bush
      Amman, , Apr. 20 th, 2004(UPI)
      Bush spoke in the Rose Garden with King Abdullah of Jordan at his
      side and said he had assured the king in an Oval Office meeting
      that "Americans,like me, didn't appreciate what we saw, that it made
      us sick to
      our stomachs." "I told him I was sorry for the humiliation suffered
      by the
      Iraqi prisoners, and the humiliation suffered by their families,"
      Bush said. "I
      told him I was equally sorry that people who have been seeing those
      didn't understand the true nature and heart of America."
      A wide variety of officials in the administration had advised Bush to
      apologize on Wednesday when he gave interviews to two Arab television
      channels and were puzzled when he did not, senior U.S. officials
      said. An apology had been recommended in the talking points Bush
      received from
      the State Department and elsewhere, the officials said. Senior
      administration aides then made a push overnight for him to say he
      was sorry during his news conference with Abdullah, the officials


      Ukraine parliament demands withdrawal of troops from Iraq

      Fri Dec 3rd, 2004 1:14 PM ET Mideast - AFP
      KIEV (AFP) - Ukraine's parliament voted to demand the withdrawal of
      the 1,600
      Ukrainian troops from Iraq (news - web sites), in a move the
      distanced itself from and denounced as a provocation by government
      "We don't think this is the right time to raise this issue," Irina
      the spokeswoman for pro-Western opposition leader Viktor Yushchenko,
      told AFP.
      "We need to resolve the internal crisis in Ukraine," she said,
      adding that the
      motion had been proposed by the Communists and backed by pro-
      lawmakers with the support of a minority of opposition
      deputies. "This is a
      provocation, an attempt to discredit us," the opposition spokeswoman
      said. The
      lawmakers voted by 257 out of 397 present in the 450-member chamber
      to ask
      outgoing President Leonid Kuchma to pull out the Ukrainian
      contingent serving in
      the US-led coalition force in Iraq.
      Both of the rival candidates to replace Kuchma, Yushchenko and pro-
      Russian Prime
      Minister Viktor Yanukovich, have said the troops should return but
      opposition is pushing for a faster withdrawal timetable. "We do
      support a
      pullout of the Ukrainian forces, but not in a hasty manner. It needs
      to be
      discussed properly in parliament first," Gerashchenko said. The
      United States
      has given covert support to the West-leaning opposition leader in
      this strategic
      nation as it engages in a Cold War-style battle for influence with
      Russia, which
      openly backed the Kremlin-friendly Yanukovich."

      "ADL: Ukranian Move to Honor Nazi War Veterans 'Profoundly Insulting'
      New York, N.Y., March 22, 2002 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
      today called
      a move by the city council of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine to honor Nazi
      veterans as "fighters for independence" inexcusable and "profoundly
      In a letter to Ukranian President Leonid Kuchma, Abraham H. Foxman,
      ADL National
      Director said: The honoring of the Nazi war veterans in Ivano-
      Frankivsk as
      "fighters for independence" of Ukraine shows disrespect for the
      millions of
      Jews, Slavs and others who died in the hands of the German Nazis and
      collaborators. This decision is profoundly insulting to the memory
      of the 30,000
      Jews of Stanislav, as the city was known at the time, who lost their
      during World War II. We should not forget that it was this same
      division whom the head of the SS, Himmler, congratulated in May of
      1944 for
      having cleansed Ukraine of all its Jews. It is tragic and
      inexcusable that six
      decades after World War II and the Holocaust, Ukraine is ignoring
      the murderous
      behavior of Nazis in order to celebrate those who opposed Soviet
      domination in
      Eastern Europe. Their anti-Communism can never excuse or justify the
      committed by the Nazis and their collaborators. We respectfully urge
      you to use
      your good offices to have the decision by the Ivano-Frankivsk city
      The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading
      fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract
      prejudice and bigotry."
      Source: http://www.adl.org/PresRele/HolNa_52/4059_13.htm

      "WITH THE GERMAN ATTACK on the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941, the
      heartland of
      the Jewish population in Europe - the former "Pale of Settlement" -
      falls under
      German occupation. In the territories annexed by the Soviet Union
      September 1939 - the Baltic, eastern Poland, Bessarabia and the
      Bukovina - live
      1,910,000 Jews; in the Ukraine, Belorussia, the Crimea and other
      areas of the
      RSFSR overrun by the German forces are 2,160,000 Jews. Of these, 1.5
      manage to flee before the German troops arrive. More than 2.5
      million are
      trapped, 90 percent of which live concentrated in less than 50
      towns. In the
      months before the attack, the Nazi leadership has designed a method
      for these
      particular circumstances: the mobile killing units.

      These units, the "Einsatzgruppen," are made up of SS men, German
      police and
      local helpers. Four of these units, 3,000 men in all, are dispatched
      with the
      advancing army groups. Their orders are to take the Jewish
      population by
      surprise after the occupation of a town, to lead them out of town,
      to shoot them
      and bury them in mass graves. Moving behind the advancing front from
      west to
      east, the killing units are active from the outskirts of Leningrad
      and the
      Baltic in the north to Odessa, Simferopol and Rostov on the Don in
      the south.
      Outside cities with large Jewish populations, mass killings of
      scope and speed take place - in Babi Yar outside Kiev, in Ponar
      outside Vilna,
      in the VII.Fort outside Kaunas. In the first five months of
      operation, the
      "Einsatzgruppen" shoot 100,000 Jews per month - half a million
      people in all. In
      order to catch the population unprepared, the units move on with
      great speed. As
      a result, about 2 million Jews are still alive after the first sweep
      in November

      A second sweep is organized with far greater forces. 250,000 men -
      the majority
      now local helpers - move from north to south. Jews are forced
      into "ghettos" and
      the population "selected" for immediate killing, deportation or for
      labor. From 1942 onward, these ghettos are "liquidated" and the
      population shot. By the end of 1943, another 900,000 Jews have been
      killed in
      this manner. But for the Nazi leadership, this is not enough. While
      the mobile
      killing units are still at work, an even more monstrous plan is
      being put into
      effect: the deportation of the remaining Jews to the death camps."
      "Babi Yar, a ravine at the outskirts of Kiev. On September 29 - 30,
      1941, more
      than 30,000 Jews were killed by machine gun at the hands of an SS
      mobile killing
      unit and Ukrainian volunteers. The ravine continued to be used for
      the execution
      of civilians and of Russian prisoners of war. At the end of the
      occupation, Babi Yar had become a mass grave for over 100,000

      We would love to see Kosovo given back to the Serbian
      people. We
      think it would help to pave the way for a real Russian-American
      against terrorists. When Bill Clinton turned the U.S. Air Force into
      Air bin
      Laden, to support Osama bin Laden's terrorists on the ground, who
      were allied
      with Al Queda type multinational terrorists linked historically to
      Iraq in
      the Balkan War of the 1990s Clinton waged against Serbian
      Christians, Jews,
      and other non-Moslems he severely set back the chances of such an
      Like the Mafia boss of all bosses he fancies himself to be, as he
      watches videos of his favorite movie, "The Godfather", and its
      sequels, Saddam uses "cut-outs" to separate himself from his
      international terrorism, so that he can maintain "plausible
      deniability". During the evil war against Serbia of the 1990s the
      back-stabbing Saddam pretended to embrace the Serbian
      cause but secretly engaged in anti-Serbian terrorism in the Balkans.
      "during the night of July 18th -19th ,1998 a group of several hundred
      heavily armed foreign mercenaries
      (mostly "mujahideens, "Islamic "holy
      warriors") frontally attacked from Albania the Yugoslav Army border
      guards near the Djeravici mountain. The attack was repulsed by the
      Serbian troops, and the foreign assailants suffered heavy casualties.
      Among the dead were six mercenaries from Yemen, five from Saudi
      Arabia, four from Macedonia. A short while later, Yugoslav
      arrested Nuri Salip Muhamed, a Lieutenant Colonel in the Iraqi Army
      he was trying to enter Yugoslavia illegally from Bulgaria. This Iraqi
      officer, who reportedly spoke perfect Serbian, was supposed to have
      commanded the July 18th-19th, 1998 terrorist attack from Albania. But
      lucky for him, he had not arrived there in time."
      "A Polish friend well-schooled in the arcana of communism tells me
      that Teresa
      Heinz Kerry's father was the founder of the Mozambique Communist
      Source: http://www.orli.us/blog/?cat=1
      "She hasn't been back to Mozambique since April of 1974, when she was
      thirty-five, and married to John Heinz....The family was scheduled
      to return to
      the United States on April 25th, but the borders were closed and the
      shut down. That day, Salazar's heir, Marcelo Caetano, had been
      ousted in a
      bloodless military coup. Its leaders were a cadre of young Army
      officers, many
      of whom had fought in their country's African wars and returned home—
      like some
      of their American contemporaries in Vietnam—radicalized...
      When the news from Lisbon reached Lourenço Marques, the capital of
      stunned and ecstatic people took to the streets. Teresa Heinz and
      her father
      attended the first open meeting of frelimo (Frente da Libertação de
      which had been waging a guerrilla war of liberation for more than
      ten years, and
      they joined the vast throng of celebrants marching through
      the "cement town."
      (The expression, which refers to the European enclaves in
      Mozambique's urban
      centers, alludes to their solidity rather than to their ugliness.
      Most Africans
      lived in wretched shanties on the outskirts, which were known
      as "cane towns.")
      The parade took her up and down familiar, still well-kept avenues
      lined with
      jacaranda trees dripping pale blossoms, past the Museum of Natural
      History, next
      door to which her grandmother had lived, and past the colonial villa
      on the
      cliffs overlooking the Indian Ocean where she and her siblings grew
      Source: http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/?040927fa_fact

      ("The FRELIMO rebel movement was sponsored by the communists and
      fought the
      Portuguese. Mozambique fell to the communists virtually overnight in
      because of the coup in Portugal. The newly installed FRELIMO
      nationalized all the country's industries overnight. This caused an
      instant collapse of the economy as the Portuguese colonists fled.
      FRELIMO then
      gave succor to Robert Mugabe's ZANLA army. This proved to be
      decisive in causing
      the collapse of Rhodesia, which was renamed Zimbabwe.")

      "Mozambique gained its independence from Portugal in 1975. A Marxist-
      group, the Front for the Liberation of Mozambique (Frelimo) assumed
      "Abrams tanks have been knocked out near An Najaf,(Iraq), by the
      AT14 "Kornet,"
      a new Russian-built, solider-carried anti-tank rocket somewhat
      similar to the
      new U.S. "Javelin" weapon. Kornets are laser-guided for accuracy and
      employ an
      advanced kinetic penetrator (extreme speed, not explosive power, is
      the key
      feature) to break through the layered, "composite" armor used by the
      Abrams and
      other advanced tanks.And the key connection
      Because the Kornet was first fielded in 1994, obviously Iraq
      obtained it in
      violation of the U.N. embargo. A large shipment of Kornets was sold
      by Russia to
      Syria in 1998, so peace-loving Syria may be the violator. A few
      Kornets were
      also aboard the Karine A, the weapons ship intercepted on its way to

      Evidence is emerging which supports long-held contentions that
      Russia violated
      the arms sanctions placed against the Saddam Hussein regime
      following the end of
      the first Gulf war. Illegal arms supplies, which once found their
      way to
      Saddam's military, may well flow to guerrilla forces displeased with
      prospect of a U.S. military administration in post-Saddam Iraq.

      Moscow's persistent denial of arms sales to Saddam is becoming
      unbelievable following the destruction of two advanced U.S. Abrams
      M1 tanks by
      Russian-made "Kornet" missiles.

      The Kornet is a portable missile capable of being laser-guided, and
      has a range
      of over three miles. Iraq is believed to have purchased some 1500 of
      weapons, according to a recent report by Radio Free Europe/Radio

      The exact route the Kornets took to Iraq is unknown, but many
      speculate that
      friends of Russia, including Belarus, Ukraine, or Syria acted as

      Russia is also believed to have sold night-vision equipment and "GPS-
      devices to Saddam's military.

      The Russian GPS-Jammers may be responsible for some of the civilian
      in the Iraq conflict. Because the GPS-Jammers can interfere with the
      guidance of U.S. missiles, it is possible that a missile could be
      deflected from
      its intended target and mistakenly hit a civilian location.

      Although the U.S. has methods to counter the Jammers, the use of the
      could still result in a missile going up to 50 feet off target, and
      cause unintended damage, Der Spiegel reported.

      Moscow's influence in Iraq may not come to an end with the
      destruction of
      Saddam's dictatorship. Forces hostile to a U.S. military
      administration in Iraq
      will be searching for friends and sources for military hardware."

      Frankly we would love it if Russia and America could become allies
      in the war against arab and other Islamic terrorists.

      To that end we propose an immediate summit conference between
      Presidents Bush
      and Putin at Camp David.

      On April 4th 1968 Martin Luther King was assassinated while standing
      on the balcony at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.
      " Martin Luther King on anti-Zionism
      From M.L. King Jr., "Letter to an Anti-Zionist Friend," Saturday
      Review XLVII (Aug. 1967), p.
      Reprinted in M.L. King Jr., "This I Believe: Selections from the
      Writings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr."
      ". . . You declare, my friend, that you do not hate the Jews, you are
      merely 'anti-Zionist.' And I say, let the truth ring forth from the
      high mountain tops, let it echo through the valleys of God's green
      earth: When people criticize Zionism, they mean Jews-this is God's
      truth. Anti-Semitism, the hatred of the Jewish people, has been and
      remains a blot on the soul of mankind. In this we are in full
      agreement. So know also this: anti-Zionist is inherently anti-
      and ever will be so.
      Why is this? You know that Zionism is nothing less than the dream and
      ideal of the Jewish people returning to live in their own land. The
      Jewish people, the Scriptures tell us, once enjoyed a flourishing
      Commonwealth in the Holy Land. From this they were expelled by the
      Roman tyrant, the same Romans who cruelly murdered Our Lord. Driven
      from their homeland, their nation in ashes, forced to wander the
      globe, the Jewish people time and again suffered the lash of
      tyrant happened to rule over them.
      The Negro people, my friend, know what it is to suffer the torment of
      tyranny under rulers not of our choosing. Our brothers in Africa have
      begged, pleaded, requested-DEMANDED-the recognition and realization
      our inborn right to live in peace under our own sovereignty in our
      How easy it should be, for anyone who holds dear this inalienable
      right of all mankind, to understand and support the right of the
      Jewish People to live in their ancient Land of Israel. All men of
      good will exult in the fulfillment of God's promise, that his People
      should return in joy to rebuild their plundered land. This is
      nothing more, nothing less. And what is anti-Zionist? It is the
      denial to the Jewish people of a fundamental right that we justly
      claim for the people of Africa and freely accord all other nations of
      the Globe. It is discrimination against Jews, my friend, because they
      are Jews. In short, it is anti-Semitism. The anti-Semite rejoices at
      any opportunity to vent his malice. The times have made it unpopular,
      in the West, to proclaim openly a hatred of the Jews. This being the
      case, the anti-Semite must constantly seek new forms and forums for
      his poison. How he must revel in the new masquerade! He does not hate
      the Jews, he is just 'anti-Zionist'! My friend, I do not accuse you
      of deliberate anti-Semitism. I know you feel, as I do, a deep love of
      truth and justice and a revulsion for racism, prejudice, and
      discrimination. But I know you have been misled-as others have
      been-into thinking you can be 'anti-Zionist' and yet remain true to
      these heartfelt principles that you and I share. Let my words echo in
      the depths of your soul: When people criticize Zionism, they mean
      Jews-make no mistake about it."
      Highly Recommended url:
      February 4th, 2000

      NEW YORK-Ambassador Shmuel Sisso, Consul General of Israel in New
      York, in conjunction with the Jewish Community Relations Council and
      the Jewish National Fund, joined with Martin Luther King III on
      Thursday night, Feb. 3, to celebrate unity between Israel and
      African-Americans on the occasion of Black History Month. The event
      honored King and Dr. Vera King Farris, President of Stockton College
      and a leading scholar in Holocaust studies. Speaking to about a 100
      guests, Ambassador Sisso said that those attending the gathering
      "share the burden on the shoulders of every man, woman and child who
      has ever been persecuted, whether because of their skin or their
      religious beliefs." He added that friendship and education are the
      instruments with which to battle the pathology of hate, citing Dr.
      Martin Luther King's vision for creating a more just society. Martin
      Luther King III, citing his father, said that "injustice anywhere is
      threat to justice everywhere." He called for Jewish and African
      Americans to continue in his father's path, stressing the importance
      of the relationship between the two groups. Dr. Farris, who recently
      received an honorary degree from the Ben- Gurion University in Be'er
      Sheva, and who has visited Israel many times, thanked Ambassador
      with a greeting in Hebrew, and continued: "It was Martin Luther King
      Jr. who told me I could have a vision, and mine was the Holocaust."
      She recounted the activities of Stockton College Holocaust research
      center, which has worked to ensure legislation in the state of New
      Jersey mandating Holocaust education. The event concluded with a jazz
      ensemble performing "We Shall Overcome", during which guests stood up
      and joined in the singing, while clasping hands. This annual occasion
      is part of the State of Israel's recognition of the exceptional
      contributions of individuals in the African-American community, in
      whose name trees are planted in the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial
      forest in Israel, located near Nazareth. For further information,
      please contact the press office of the Consulate General of Israel in
      New York at (212) 499-5407.
      Had Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy NOT been assassinated Eugene
      McCarthy, who was 7
      points ahead of Nixon in the polls, would have been nominated by the
      Democratic Party as its
      Presidential candidate in 1968 and gone on to win the White House.
      Gene would have ended the Vietnam War promptly in 1969. Gene McCarthy
      was a good personal friend of Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir. He
      was a friend of Israel. Gene would probably have been re-elected in
      1972. There probably would NOT have been an arab surprise attack on
      Israel on October 6th, 1973 with Gene McCarthy in the White House and
      the US NOT tied down in Indochina. In our view ARAFAT ordered the
      cost to the African-American community of the death of the most
      Gandhian leader it ever had is incalculable in terms of wasted human
      lives. Dr. King was also a friend to the Jewish community. Imagine a
      world in which there never had been a split between the Jewish
      community and the African American community. Instead of Jesse
      Jackson assuming the mantle of the slain Dr. King, and going on to
      lead the charge against the Jewish community after Jimmy Carter fired
      Andy Young for shaking hands with an arafat observer at the UN, and
      going on to make his infamous "Hymietown" remark, Martin Luther King
      would have led the African-American community. (JIMMY CARTER
      got ten million dollars from the infamous BUSH arab CIA DRUG BANK
      BCCI for the CARTER LIBRARY, Andy Young allegedly Got $100,000 from
      BCCI, Jackson allegedly got $5 million dollars for
      his OPERATION PUSH from Iraq and allegedly got another $5 million
      Dollars from Libya)..

      Arafat Behind MLK, RFK Murders? Why would arafat want Sirhan Sirhan,
      convicted "palestinian" assassin of Robert F. Kennedy, freed? Is it
      By URI DAN New York Post
      December 15, 2001 -- JERUSALEM - Yasser Arafat personally ordered
      the execution of two American diplomats in 1973, a former U.S.
      intelligence officer says. James Walsh said he knew of a tape
      recording in which Arafat calmly discussed an attack on the Saudi
      Arabian Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan. In February 1973 gunmen had burst
      into the embassy and seized American Ambassador Cleo Noel and his
      charge d'affaires, George Curtis Moore. The Black September terrorist
      organization took responsibility for the assault and demanded the
      release of Sirhan Sirhan, the imprisoned assassin of Robert F.
      Kennedy, and other jailed Palestinians. Walsh, then a member of the
      National Security Agency based in Cyprus, said his organization
      intercepted a conversation between Arafat and Black September in
      the PLO chairman ordered the killing of the Americans and a Belgian
      diplomat. Walsh told the Israeli newspaper Haaretz that the
      conversation was never disclosed by U.S. officials because it would
      compromise American eavesdropping resources. Walsh said the NSA had
      intercepted a series of phone calls between Arafat and the Black
      September kidnappers. Officials in Jerusalem said the United States
      had been informed of the conversation through another channel. They
      said then-Prime Minister Golda Meir told then-President Richard Nixon
      that Israel had also intercepted a conversation between Arafat and
      kidnap leader Khalil al-Wazir, in which they discussed killing the
      Americans.." Before He Was Murdered Doctor King had endorsed the
      Presidential Candidacy of Eugene McCarthy, Democrat of Minnesota for
      the 1968 Democratic Presidential Nomination. Senator McCarthy, (not
      be confused with Republican Senator Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin who was
      Eugene McCarthy's opposite in more ways than one), campaigned on a
      platform of opposition to the Vietnam War in 1968, a war that
      called: Illegal, Immoral, and unconstitutional. When Dr. King
      Senator McCarthy's presidential candidacy He joined the noble causes
      of Peace and Civil Rights together. Just as they should be joined.
      weeks Later Dr. King was murdered in Memphis. Had he lived he would
      have gone on to campaign for McCarthy, who was 7 points ahead of
      in the polls. With Dr. King by his side McCarthy would have gone on
      be nominated by the Democratic Party in 1968 and elected President in
      November 1968. I have no doubt, as someone who worked in the McCarthy
      campaign, that Dr. King would have been in President McCarthy's
      Cabinet in 1969. Robert F. Kennedy would have ended his campaign and
      joined with Gene McCarthy and Dr. King to end the war. Instead Dr.
      King's murder caused disunity in the Democratic Party. Bobby Kennedy
      sought the Democratic Presidential nomination, only to be murdered
      himself on June 4th, 1968 2 months to the day after Dr. King was
      murdered. June 4th,1968 was also the first anniversary of the Six-Day
      War. As the US Senator from New York State, a state that McCarthy
      would have carried handily in the June 1968 Democratic Primary Bobby
      Kennedy would have to have obeyed the wishes of the people of his
      state and dropped out of the Presidential race after that primary and
      endorsed Gene McCarthy. But the primary came after Bobby Kennedy had
      been killed. Beating a dead Bobby Kennedy was no victory. Not having
      live Bobby Kennedy on hand to concede defeat and endorse Gene
      meant that Hubert Humphrey, a supporter of the war in Vietnam, would
      go on to become the Democratic Presidential nominee, only to lose to
      Richard M. Nixon in November of 1968. Thus the war in Vietnam would
      continue no matter who, Humphrey, or Nixon, won.
      With America tied down in Vietnam it had to have been thought in the
      arab world that America would not be able to intervene to save Israel
      when the inevitable arab attack on Israel came. RFK was killed on the
      first anniversary of the Six Day War Clark also dutifully backed
      the official findings that Lee Harvey Oswald and Sirhan Sirhan each
      acted alone in the assassinations of the Kennedy brothers.*** Carlos
      Marcello biographer John Davis asserts that the kingpin continued to
      funnel money to (Ramsey) Clark('s father Tom Clark) when he, (Tom
      Clark) sat on the high court.*** (
      http://www.holysmoke.org/wb/wb0093.htm "FBI records indicate that
      when in 1961 Carlos Marcello had become one of Bobby Kennedy's
      for deportation, the New Orleans don contacted Santo Trafficante.)
      (Ramsey) Clark was complicit with Hoover's COINTELPRO. Following the
      1967 riots in Newark and Detroit, he directed the FBI to investigate
      whether the unrest was the result of some "scheme or conspiracy." He
      instructed Hoover to develop "sources or informants in black
      nationalist organizations, SNCC and other less publicized groups."
      result was Hoover's extensive "ghetto informant program.
      Action Center-IAC- Founder Ramsey ) "Clark represented PLO leaders in
      a suit brought by the family of Leon Klinghoffer, the elderly
      vacationer who was shot and thrown overboard from the hijacked
      Lauro cruise-ship by Palestinian terrorists in 1986."
      http://stopterror.org/lawsuits.html "The PLO, PA and other related
      defendants are being represented by former US Attorney GeneralRamsey
      Clark." "PLO attorney and former U.S. Attorney General Ramsey Clark."
      $25,000 To Families Of Suicide Bombers
      "News Release : email@... Web Site: www.zoa.org
      March 13, 2002 Paying to Murder Jews
      Financial Rewards To Families Of
      Palestinian Arab Suicide Bombers
      Increased From $10,000 To $25,000
      NEW YORK - As U.S. envoy Anthony Zinni
      prepares to travel to the
      East to help put an end to terrorism, Yasir Arafat's Palestinian
      Authority is further promoting terrorism by expanding its program of
      providing payments to families of suicide bombers.
      Until now, the PA has been providing a one time payment of $2,000 to
      each family; "monthly payments of $150 that continue until the last
      child has left the house"; an additional $2,500 grant from the PA's
      Red Crescent Division; and the PA has served as the conduit for
      payments of $10,000 to each family from the government of Iraq. (New
      York Times, Dec. 24, 2000)
      Iraqi Deputy Minister Tariq Aziz has now announced that it will
      increase the
      amount of its PA-channeled grants to $25,000 per family. (Associated
      Press, March 12, 2002) Additional PA programs that supply financial
      aid to terrorists and their families: o Scholarships for terrorists'
      children: In June 1998, Arafat instructed the PA's Higher Committee
      for Scholarships to give "priority to the sons of martyrs when it
      comes to awarding scholarships." The PA uses the term "martyrs" to
      include terrorists killed while attempting to murder Israelis. (As
      reported in the pro-Arafat newspaper Jerusalem Times, July 3, 1998) o
      Salaries for jailed terrorists: Jawad al-Tibi, chairman of the Social
      Affairs Committee for Arafat's Palestinian Legislative Council,
      visited Arab terrorists in Israeli prisons on October 30, 1997. Tibi
      announced that his committee "will act to implement the Legislative
      Council's decision, which states that each prisoner should receive an
      income identical to that of a soldier." (As reported in the pro-
      newspaper Jerusalem Times on Sept. 11, 1998, and in the Israeli
      Yerushalayim, Aug.27, 1999)
      Required Reading A number of books are listed below.
      The Nazi-American Money
      Plot, 1933-1949 Charles Higham
      ISBN: 0760700095 Publisher Barnes and Noble Books
      The Nazis and The Occult. By Dusty Sklar Format: Hardcover, 180pp
      ISBN: 0880294124 Publisher: Dorset Press Pub. Date: September 1989
      Desc: Only From B&N Books
      Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust
      Daniel Jonah Goldhagen 656 pages 0-679-77268-5
      Hitler's Pope : The Secret History of Pius XII by John Cornwell
      ISBN: 0670886939

      Unholy Trinity: The Vatican, The Nazis, and The Swiss Banks by Mark
      Aarons, John Loftus
      ISBN: 031218199X
      Blowback : America's Recruitment of Nazis and Its Effects on the
      Cold War
      by Christopher Simpson ISBN: 1555841066
      The Secret War Against the Jews : How Western Espionage Betrayed the
      Jewish People by John Loftus, Mark Aarons ISBN: 031211057X
      The Splendid Blond Beast : Money, Law, and Genocide in the Twentieth
      Century by Christopher Simpson ISBN: 1567510620
      Spider's Web : The Secret History of How the White House Illegally
      Armed Iraq
      by Alan Friedman ASIN: 0553096508
      EVERY SPY A PRINCE : The Complete History of Israel's
      Intelligence Community by Dan Raviv,Yossi Melman ASIN: 0395581206
      "The one who killed Kennedy was trained
      for three years"
      "Salem then asked (Sheikh Omar Abdul)
      Rahman what he thought of the
      plan to bomb [the Federal Building].
      Rahman responded, 'Well, uh, a
      little bit later. We'll talk about
      this.' When Salem indicated that
      the plan was currently in motion,
      Rahman responded, 'It doesn't
      matter. Slow down. Slow down a little
      bit. The one who killed Kennedy
      was trained for three years.'"
      see also "February
      1993 Bombing of the World Trade Center
      in New York City"
      "Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman and nine other militant Muslims (Sudanese,
      Egyptian, American, and Jordanian citizens) were convicted of
      conspiracy and other charges"
      "A number of important circumstantial links connect Arafat to the
      Trade Center bombing. One of the convicted bombers, Ahmad Ajaj, who
      entered the U.S. with Ramzi Yousef, had been arrested in Israel for
      smuggling arms to Hamas and the PLO's Fatah. Sultan El Gawli, a close
      friend of bomber El Sayyid Nosair, had served prison time for buying
      plastic explosives for the PLO." "Former Army Sergeant Admits Link to
      Osama bin Laden ***Mohamed was taken into custody in October 1998 on
      charges of lying to federal agents investigating bin Laden's network.
      He had lied about his connections to bin Laden and associated
      organizations and to the Department of Defense about his previous
      associations and travel history, according to charges filed by the
      Justice Department in 1998 Investigators have said videotapes of
      Mohamed training at a special warfare center at Fort Bragg and
      classified military documents he had access to turned up in some very
      suspicious places. The FBI found them in the home of Sayyid Nosair, a
      suspected terrorist later convicted in a plot to blow up American

      Senator Heinz and Martin Luther King both died on April 4th
      Was Senator Heinz assassinated too?
      We believe that Dr. King was assassinated, as we discuss in this
      post, for a variety of reasons. We believe that assassins have been
      killing Americans for many years.
      Before we discuss all of that however some thoughts on the 2004
      Our initial opposition to George W. Bush was based on the fact that
      his father left Saddam in power. George W. Bush has made up for that
      mistake by liberating Iraq.
      The late Senator Heinz, then Senator Gore, and Senator Kerry were
      all close friends working on exposing what was known as Iraqgate,
      the arming of Saddam by Reagan and Bush I. source: SPIDER'S WEB: THE
      ASIN: 0553096508 Since then both Al Gore and John Failed The
      American Test Kerry
      completely reversed their prior histories on Iraq and both became
      Servants of Saddam. Of the 3 Senators: Heinz, Gore and Kerry, Heinz
      killed in a helicopter crash which we think was an assassination,
      carried out by Saddam Hussein's agents. Helicopter crashes were a
      trademark of assassinations carried out by Saddam's agents, and Gore
      and Kerry
      became Servants of Saddam.

      "(Saddam's)only friend was his cousin Adnan Khairallah, who later
      would become
      defense minister in a regime where family connections usually
      counted for more
      than talent. In such a system, of course, such close links are not
      necessarily a
      guarantee of survival. Adnan was later to fall afoul of Saddam, and
      afterward in a suspicious helicopter crash."
      Source: http://www.arabies.com/Special%20Report/Saddam.htm

      "One disgruntled house within the Albu Nasir is the bayt of 'Abd al-
      which includes Saddam's in-law, Lt. General Maher 'Abd Rashid, a
      hero of the
      Iran-Iraq War. The fact that Qusayy Saddam Hussein is married to the
      daughter, Lama (according to some reports they recently got
      divorced, but there
      is no reliable confirmation), did not prevent the president from
      placing Maher
      'Abd Rashid under house arrest at the end of the Iraq-Iran War. Two
      of General
      Maher's brothers remained important officials in Saddam's regime,
      but the family
      suspects that Saddam was involved in planning a helicopter accident
      in which
      their brother, Brigadier General Tahir, died in the last stage of
      the Iraq-Iran
      War—one of several such strange, fatal helicopter crashes at the end
      of the
      Iran-Iraq War....Another alienated branch of the Albu Nasir is the
      bayt of Major
      General Umar al-Haza'. In 1986, Saddam tortured and executed him for
      Sabha, Saddam's mother. According to some sources, Umar's son then
      provided the
      information that enabled a group of oppositionists to badly wound
      Udayy in an
      assassination attempt in December 1996. Still another sub-tribal
      unit, the Albu
      Latif, harbors resentment against Saddam for the death of one of
      their favorite
      sons, Brigadier General Adnan Sharif Shihab. Shihab's helicopter was
      shot down
      "accidentally" by an Iraqi surface-to-air missile at the start of
      the Iran-Iraq
      War, although members of his bayt, and many others, believe that it
      was done on
      the orders of Minister of Defense Adnan Khayr Allah, Saddam's cousin
      and oldest
      friend....Saddam's mother's side of his family suspects that he had
      Adnan Khayr
      Allah—who was not only minister of defense and his oldest friend,
      but also was
      his maternal cousin and brother-in-law—killed in another suspicious
      crash in 1989. Most deeply hurt by this apparent assassination has
      been Saddam's
      first wife (and maternal cousin) Sajidah.
      Source: http://www.brookings.edu/views/op-

      "In July 1958, Iraq's King Faisal was gunned down in his courtyard
      by military
      plotters led by Brig. Abdel Karim Kassem and Col. Abdul Salam Arif.
      A few months
      later, Kassem ousted Arif for being too pro-Nasserite. Around the
      same time a
      young Saddam tried, but failed, to kill Kassem, who himself executed
      a slew of
      Iraqi Nasserites in Mosul in 1959.

      In 1963, Arif came back from exile and killed Kassem. A short time
      later Arif,
      and the Baath Party thugs around him, savagely slaughtered and
      thousands of left-wingers and Communists all across Iraq. Arif ruled
      until 1966,
      when he was killed in a helicopter crash and was succeeded by his
      brother, who
      was toppled in 1968 by Saddam and his clan from the village of
      Tikrit. That's
      when Saddam first began sending away his opponents to a prison
      called Qasr
      al-Nahiya — "the Palace of the End."

      "After the Ba'ath Party came to power in February 1963...Saddam was
      promoted into the Regional Command Council and it was soon found
      that this was his metier. He was put in charge of a special force
      responsible for terror and assassination and was an interrogator and
      torturer in the Qasr al-Nihayyat ('The Palace of the End').
      Eyewitnesses say Saddam excelled in creating new methods and
      revealed a sadistically inventive mind. He designed new instruments
      of torture and then experimentd with them on his victims. ...By the
      summer of 1963, Saddam was urging the party to put him in charge of
      creating a special security apparatus modelled on the Nazi SS. This
      was the Jihza Haneen....following nationalisation of banks and
      certain foreign companies in 1964, the Ba'ath Party instructed
      Saddam to assassinate the president Abd al-Salam Arif. The proposed
      assassination was designed to trigger off another Ba'ath coup.
      Critics say it was a plan on behalf of the CIA but according to some
      Ba'athist defectors the CIA did not have direct contact with the
      Ba'ath itself but with army officers who were co-ordinating a joint
      coup with the party. The main contact with the Americans was Iraq's
      own ambassador in Washington, Dr. Nasser al-Hanni." Pages 201-203

      "In 1989, Adnan Khairallah was killed in a helicopter crash in which
      Hussein's hand was suspected as having played a part." Page 104

      Source: Unholy Babylon-The Secret History of Saddam's War by Adel
      Darwish and Gregory Alexander St. Martin's Press, New York 1991
      ISBN 0-312-06530-2
      "With the Baath party taking power in a coup d' etat on 8 February
      (Saddam) Hussein returned from Egypt where he had studied law, but
      was jailed
      the following year after falling out with the new Iraqi president
      Abd Al-Salam
      Arif. Despite being in detention, Hussein was still elected
      secretary general of
      the party. President Arif died in a helicopter crash and his
      brother, Abd
      Al-Rahman Arif, was soon ousted by (Saddam) Hussein's cousin –
      General Ahmad
      Hasan al-Bakr."

      "The cousin and brother in law of Saddam: Adnan Kheralla used to
      wait for the
      female students in front of Baghdad University and select what suite
      him and the
      death for any one who refuse. He was also killed by Saddam by a
      crash....The family tree is shown in Simon Henderson, Instant
      Empire: Saddam
      Hussein's Ambition for Iraq (San Francisco: Mercury House, 1991),
      p.87. Other
      notable cousins of Saddam's include the former Defense Minister Adnan
      Khairallah, who died in a helicopter crash in 1989..."

      Source: http://iraqshoahfiles.blogspot.com/
      Sometime after Senator Heinz was killed Senator Kerry and the widow
      of Senator Heinz were married.
      The "official" story about how John Forbes Kohn Kerry met his second
      Teresa is as follows: "Kerry and Teresa Simões-Ferreira Heinz, the
      widow of
      Pennsylvania Senator H. John Heinz III and formerly a United Nations
      translator, met at the UN-sponsored Earth Summit at Rio de Janeiro
      in 1992. They married on May 26, 1995 in Nantucket, Massachusetts."
      Source: Source:

      You will forgive our skepticism about that story when you realize
      that the late Senator Heinz,Al Gore, and Senator Kerry were all very
      close friends who worked together on exposing Iraqgate, the arming
      of Saddam Hussein. We find it highly implausible that those 3 very
      close friends would not have had family gatherings or similar social
      events of some type while all 3 were working closely togehter that
      would have brought Senator Kerry together with Teresa Heinz.
      In fact our skepticism about that story is confirmed by the story
      below which states that Teresa Heinz met John Forbes Kohn Kerry for
      first time in 1990, while Senator Heinz was still alive, not in
      1992, as the
      wikipedia excerpt above would have us believe. Why the discrepancy?
      Why the
      effort to state that the 2 did not meet while Senator Heinz was still
      alive? In 1990, a year before Heinz's death, Teresa Heinz met John
      Kerry. With
      her boys grown up, she was deepening her involvement in environmental
      affairs and attended an Earth Day event in Washington, DC. Jack
      Heinz introduced them. When the two saw each other again as
      delegates to the
      1992 Earth Summit in Brazil, Teresa Heinz was newly widowed. By all
      it was a fascinating trip. The assassination of rain forest activist
      Chico Mendes was still being felt, and environmentalists were upset
      about a proposed highway to be built into the heart of the Amazon
      When they found themselves at the same Washington dinner party a few
      months later, Kerry invited Teresa Heinz for a romantic walk.
      Kerry ...was considered one of the most eligible single men in the
      country. His name was linked in the press to women like Catherine
      Oxenberg and Morgan Fairchild. But Teresa Heinz's earthy
      sophistication won him over. "Definitely sexy," he has called
      her. "Very earthy sexy, European." They began dating in 1993, then
      living together. Two years later, they married on Nantucket."

      Source: http://www.bostonmagazine.com/ArticleDisplay.php?id=258
      We do not know where wikipedia got the material it used to set 1992,
      Senator Heinz had been killed, rather than 1990, while Senator Heinz
      was still alive, as the year when Teresa Heinz met John Forbes Kohn
      Kerry's website documents the 1990 meeting,with an interesting
      environmental spin to it as follows:

      "Their mutual interest in environmental issues brought Teresa and
      John together. She was first introduced to John Kerry by Senator
      Heinz at an Earth Day rally in 1990. In 1992, she met Kerry again at
      the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro..."


      Was this the first meeting? We do not know. But we do know the two
      met while Senator Heinz was still alive.
      Here is one we do not believe, note Wikipedia has updated its story
      on the Teresa meetings with Kerry, we still do not believe them
      "Kerry and his second wife, Teresa Simões-Ferreira Heinz, the widow
      of Pennsylvania Senator H. John Heinz III, a moderate Republican, and
      former United Nations translator, were introduced to each other by
      John Heinz at
      an Earth Day rally in 1990. They did not meet again until after John
      death, at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro."
      Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kerry
      They now admit that Kerry met Teresa while Senator Heinz was still
      alive. They go to great pains to state that:"They did not meet again
      after John Heinz's death, at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de
      The question is why? How do they know that :"They did not meet again
      until after John Heinz's death, at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de
      How do they know that the 1990 meeting was the first meeting, or the
      last before the 1992 meeting? Both Kerry and Heinz were at Yale and
      Skull and Bones. Isn't it possible, perhaps even likely, that Kerry
      Teresa even before 1990? And that they continued to see each other,
      romantically, while Senator Heinz was still alive? We cannot state
      that to be a fact, we have no fabricated or forged documents, this
      is not
      the Dan Rather show, but we can suspect that. One thing is certain,
      now even
      Wikipedia admits that it is certain: Kerry met Teresa while her
      husband, Senator Heinz was still alive. Another thing is certain.
      Heinz ended up dead. Another thing is certain: Kerry ended up
      married to
      Teresa. Another thing is certain Teresa ended up with the Heinz
      A billion here, a billion there, to paraphrase Senator Dirksen's
      long ago remark.

      Does Art Imitate Life? Does Art Imitate Life?
      The 1998 Movie A Perfect Murder is a remake of the 1954 Hitchcock
      Dial M for Murder,in which An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to
      murder his wife.

      "Three people. One triangle. A wealthy and powerful husband. The
      intelligent, beautiful young woman he married. Her soulful and
      attractive lover. A dangerous combination, to be sure. Perhaps a
      deadly one...
      Millionaire industrialist Steven Taylor (MICHAEL DOUGLAS) is a man
      who has everything but what he craves most -- the love and fidelity
      of his wife. A hugely successful entity in the high-stakes New York
      financial world, Taylor proudly considers Emily Bradford Taylor
      (GWYNETH PALTROW) his most treasured acquisition....But Emily wants--
      and needs-- more than just her role as a dazzling accessory in her
      husband's world. Brilliant and sophisticated in her own right,
      Emily, who works as a multi-lingual translator and aide to the U.S.
      Ambassador to the United Nations, has been involved with David Shaw
      (VIGGO MORTENSEN), a talented but struggling downtown artist who
      provides the emotional fulfillment for Emily that Steven cannot and
      will not muster...."

      John Kerry: "I'll tell you, I have found [something] in windsurfing-
      and I don't have a magnifier, but I suppose that somebody
      can find it on a tennis court. I mean I love to play tennis. It's a
      great sport."

      Where does all of this lead? We do not know. We cannot allege that
      Teresa Heinz conspired with John Kerry in the death of Senator
      Heinz. We can
      wonder whether the cosmoplitan multi-lingual U.N. translator Teresa
      might have expressed support for arabist causes to arab diplomats
      while at the
      U.N. We can wonder whether those comments, if made at all, might have
      been passed on to arab terrorists who might have assassinated
      Senator Heinz, who
      was a friend of Israel,and an enemy of arabists, so that Teresa Heinz
      could inherit his fortune unbeknownst to Teresa Heinz herself.
      By doing so those arab terrorists would have removed an
      enemy,Senator Heinz, who
      was a potential Presidential contender, and perhaps have placed a
      friend, Teresa Heinz,in charge of the Heinz fortune.
      If they were really good at it those terrorists might have known
      about the existence of the Heinz-Kerry relationship while Senator
      was still alive. How deep did that relationship go? We do not know.
      It could
      have been just a casual friendship. It could have been more. It is
      interesting that Joe Lockhart, who was brought in to the Clinton
      White House to
      help Clinton's spin on his relationship with Monica Lewinsky has
      the Kerry team and is linked also to Dan Rather story.
      If they delved deeply into Kerry's past they might have discovered
      his sympathy with America's enemy the communist Vietnamese and his
      meeting with them.
      "Maria Teresa Thiersten Simoes-Ferreira Heinz Kerry married John
      Kerry in 1995...Maria Teresa Thiersten Simoes-Ferreira Heinz Kerry
      was born in
      Mozambique, the daughter of a Portuguese physician, was educated in
      Switzerland and South Africa. Fluent in five languages, she was
      working as a United Nations interpreter in Geneva in the mid-60's
      when she met a "handsome" young American, H. John Heinz, III, who
      worked at a bank in Geneva. He told her his family was "in the food
      business." They were married in 1966 an<br/><br/>(Message over 64 KB, truncated)
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