The biggest enemy of the American people is the government of the United States.

The World’s Foremost Terrorist -

The US Government

By Karl Schwarz

This article will explain to you why the Totally Screwed-Up US Strategic Plan for the Caspian Basin has backfired and created a “megatrend” against America that may well be the doom of our nation.
Any country willing to spend 30 years lying, conniving and scheming – and blow over $3 trillion (reported) on nothing – is pretty damned stupid or desperate. In the case of American policy, I submit, both apply…and we can, with no effort, add in DELUSIONAL.
There is nothing that George W Bush, McCain or Obama can do to change the tide now…for it has turned into a tsunami against America. The Grand Chessboard game is over, finished, and the US has lost in a rout. Our nation has blown through trillions of dollars (of new debt) with little to nothing accomplished to pursue a bogus, contrived war that was designed to take over in excess of $15 trillion in Caspian Basin oil and natural gas. The sheer cost of the failed ‘war’ and scheme to take over the Caspian Basin has ruined the value of the dollar, buried the US in debt and a myriad of ancillary problems, skyrocketed the cost of oil, utilities, food, and shredded the reputation of the United States around the world. By any measure, it is a catastrophe.
They say greed makes people do stupid things. I guess we can all conclude that ‘really stupid greedy people’ do REALLY stupid things. This screw-up is colossal. Only an MBA president like the Great Decider, who bankrupted every company he ever ran, could do such a thorough job of wrecking the world’s largest economy and that of much of the rest of the world, too.
If Americans would learn math and factor these monumentally needless expenditures back into ‘the real US cost for a gallon of gasoline’, Americans would wig out completely. Every time you cringe while gassing up at the pump, multiple that by at least 25 and you are in the ball park of the real ‘net price’ for each gallon of gasoline today. That, of course, does not include the cost of blood, both foreign and American, which made it possible for you to pay these absurd prices for gasoline.
The checkmate went to Russia and the World directly due to the massive strategic blunders by the United States over the past 20 years. Yes, folks, the past 20 years, not just the Bush Administration. The administrations of George H W Bush, Clinton and the current Village Idiot in the Oval Office have predictably managed to put about 1,000 torpedoes into the USS Titanic and their moronic Grand Chessboard scheme.
The ship is going down and Americans need to focus their blame and anger on the idiotic, traitorous, terrorist warmongers in Washington, DC. Theses vampire goons have needed no help whatsoever from any outside ‘enemy’ to utterly destroy America. This was their idea and marketing plan, so let them all burn.
That is one of the basics of Sun Tzu’s classic ‘The Art of War’. Give the delusionally arrogant enough rope and they hang themselves without any outside help…every time. There is no need to wage war on arrogant morons; nobody can trounce them quite as thoroughly as they trounce themselves.
Past civilizations had the right idea in having the names of derelicts and traitors stricken from every book, every temple, building and palace. However, we shall not be that fortunate because the names of these creeps will be plastered to libraries, freeways, aircraft carriers, and university and federal buildings as a permanent reminder of monumental self-destruction and treason. San Francisco had the right idea, name a sewage treatment plant ‘The George W Bush Wastewater Treatment Center.’ Garbage in is garbage out.
When I wrote “One-Way Ticket To Crawford Texas, A Conservative Republican Speaks Out” many things were uncovered during the research, investigations and interviews I conducted as deep background for the book. Much of that data could not be put into the book because of publishing deadlines or to protect the identities of certain sources.
The book had 837 pages and over 950 footnotes. Many enjoyed reading the footnotes as much as the book because they start to show the true ‘Ugly American’ face of the US government. It may wind up a minor ‘classic’ for it predicted what we are all seeing right now.
Many chapters of the book are about the same lunatic policies of our government and how insane ideas become idiotic national policies and even dumber ‘strategic plans.’ It explains how a brain-retarded ‘strategic vision’ evolves into a ‘shitforbrains national strategic plan’ based on a lust for money and power that came from the ‘geostrategic imperative’ of the Grand Chessboard by Zbigniew Brzezinski.
When the DNC heard the title of the book, their Vice Chairman got in touch with me thinking that an “off the ranch Republican” would be their ‘best buddy’ for the 2004 elections. However, they were horrified when they saw the book and how it exposed this lunatic scheme all the way back to Carter and moved forward through George H W Bush and Clinton, and then showed why Bush, Jr is the complete imbecile he has proven himself to be.
I could write a six volume set the equivalent of Carl Sandberg’s “Lincoln” just from the information that was put into my hands about what a total fraud Bush, Congress and the Global War on Terror are. I, and others, have known from day-one that the problems rest on both sides of the aisle in DC.
We do not have a ‘Dream Team’ in Washington, DC representing America, now, or will we have one in the foreseeable future. All of this euphoria about McCain or Obama (as if he is the Messiah) is a total waste of time and energy. Much ado about absolutely nothing.
What we have is an unmitigated nightmare leading America into the abyss while these lying thugs line their pockets at our expense. It is a deadly cancer and it is time for major surgery.
We have a ‘terrorist organization’ running America.
I have no fear of ‘Al Qaeda’ which is a Jimmy Carter-CIA fabrication used to control the American Sheeple and keep them dead in their tracks, like deer in the headlights. The biggest enemy of the American people is the government of the United States.
As explained below, ‘the world’s foremost terrorist organization’ is the United States government. Read on, and I will provide you some proof.
Barky Obama Black Bush does not have a plan and apparently John McBush does not have a damned clue. I would be more entertained if Daffy Duck Obama were running against Mr. John MaGoo…but we are stuck with the lousy theater DNC and RNC have scheduled for 2008. There will be no meaningful ‘change’…none whatsoever.
I totally agree with Mike Gravel. Bush does not deserve impeachment; he deserves war criminal referral to the ICC at The Hague. However, the true list would be much longer than just Bush and would include Big Names from both sides of the aisle.
Somewhere between ‘point A’ and ‘point B’ we, as a nation, got lost. We trusted our government. We trusted that it would always do the right thing, the honorable thing, the just thing. We trusted its members to be better, and on a higher moral ground than any possible enemy. We trusted them to not become a tyranny… or worse, terrorists. We trusted that they would always speak the Truth…but the only thing that flows from their mouths are endless lies.
That should be the first clue to every American that something is amiss.
We were wrong to have ever trusted them. What and who we trusted are the true enemy of every man, woman and child in America.
In the early years they did the right thing, but ultimately, they sold us out. Shit happens…and it is now way past time to fix it.
Most people I know in America have a deep sense of right versus wrong. Most people I know will follow that which God and Jesus Christ desire rather than blindly accept orders from evil beings…such as the liar war criminal George W Bush and his co-conspirators in the US House and US Senate.
As I was doing the research for “One-Way Ticket to Crawford Texas” I was contacted one day by a former US Special Forces soldier. He wanted to meet for coffee in a public place and tell me something that Americans needed to know. I drove for hours to get to that meeting.
A full eight weeks before Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, this US soldier was part of a special forces black ops team that was ordered to attack both Iranian and Iraqi positions to stir up tensions in that part of the Middle East. That was weeks before Iraq invaded Kuwait to set the stage for ‘Desert Shield’ and then ‘Desert Storm 1991′ and another completely fabricated war by the Bush Family. This former Special Forces soldier had the dates, operation names, targets, etc. Through other sources I was able to verify it all.
It was just another third-rate, based-on-lies ‘Bush Show’ and if Americans are not tired yet of the ‘Bush Show’ they are a pretty sad lot…to the extent of being dead from the neck up.
Many Americans have heard the babbling fool George H W Bush mumble “if Americans only knew what we have done they would run us out of town.”
Well, we Americans cannot “only knew” when we have blatant liars as leaders and a gutless mainstream media that puts career promotions or ‘talking head status’ as being more important than the truth. Bill O’Reilly gets over $50 million a year to lie to and mislead America. The stakes are high for this criminal cabal.
Before Iraq invaded Kuwait there had been a dispute going on in the background. Reportedly, US oil contractors operating in Kuwait had used ‘directional drilling’ and ‘aided and abetted’ a major theft of Iraqi oil. They were stealing oil from Iraq’s southernmost oil fields…which just happen to be very close to the Kuwait border. It took serious planning and premeditation to pull off such a burglary….which went on for years.
Iraq was claiming that about $7 Billion of its oil had been stolen (at 1990 oil prices) and Iraq was demanding payment or Saddam would invade Kuwait and take payment. Of course, this was all heating up as US Special Forces were attacking and making Saddam think some of his neighbors were stirring up the mess. Just for spite and good measure, George H W Bush had Special Forces playing ‘shits and giggles’ with Iran at the same time they were trying to goad Saddam Hussein into invadingKuwait. George H W Bush created the mess so he could be a “war president” and appear to be something other than the babbling elitist fool he is. Remember well, Daddy Bush wrecked the US economy, too.
There was a 1990 conference call involving Washington, DC and the US ambassador in Iraq, April Glaspie, and Saddam Hussein. To this day she is under a ‘gag order’ so she cannot tell the world about what really happened on that conference call and what a liar George H W Bush is. The US told Saddam, unequivocally, that it did not care if he invaded Kuwait to collect what had been stolen from his country. Saddam was told the US had no interest whatsoever in the dispute. If the Kuwaitis owed Iraq money, sort it out with the Kuwaitis.
Remember what I wrote just above ­ a full 8 weeks before Iraq invaded Kuwait the US Special Forces, under order of President George H W Bush, started attacking to stir up a hornet’s nest. I will let you figure this out ­ they were not posing as “US soldiers”.
The US wanted Saddam to think the Kuwaitis were flaunting in his face that they were US allies, not Iraq, and could steal all the oil they wished because the Kuwaitis had a Big Bully as an ally. Now, carry that one-step forward as to how the controllers crafted and presented 9-11 to Americans.
They were trying to intentionally start a war – just like they did with Afghanistan, just like they have now done twice with Iraq, and just like they are trying to do with Iran.
Since I could not get confirmation from the ‘gagged’ former ambassador April Glaspie, I had to wait to see if I would get confirmation from other directions. Suddenly, such confirmation did show up from a retired US employee.
There were many on that conference call since it was planned to set off a Middle East shit storm, so the US could take the Iraqi oil and get rid of Saddam Hussein with “Desert Storm.’ They expected the hornet’s nest could quickly spread to the entire Middle East so they included the embassies all over that area of the world in their planning. Their goal was to sucker Saddam Hussein into invading Kuwait to collect what the Iraqi people were legitimately due.
A former US Foreign Service person contacted me and confirmed several things. Yes, he was on the conference call. Yes, the US already had Special Forces attacking to stir things up, and yes, they told Saddam that they had no interest in his dispute with Kuwait. The US also informed Saddam that they were not going to intervene on behalf of Iraq and help recover funds from Kuwait for the stolen oil.
So, Saddam invaded because Iraq had been robbed of billions by BushCo and their buddies. Then the GHWB forces swung into action to ‘save the world’ with 1990 Desert Shield and then 1991 Desert Storm. I remember his arrogant pontificating like it was yesterday, “Saddam, get out of Kuwait!” What a vile performance. What an utter betrayal of America and its people.
On January 12, 1991, Congress voted to declare war on Iraq. I have always wondered how many of these dolts knew GHWB had Special Forces over there in the summer of 1990 trying to get a war started and provoke Iraq to invade Kuwait. My bet is many of them.
They are liars, folks. Our leaders are blatant, outrageous, psychopathic, unrepentant liars.
The Zionist Jew Neocon Edward Luttwak was asked in 1991 what the US was going to do to Iraq.
“Saddam is not like the Saudi Princes who spend the bulk of their lives outside of their country, and who fritter away the Kingdom’s oil profits on prostitutes and bottles of champagne in Paris. No, Saddam is building railways! Creating electrical networks! Highways and other important elements of a serious State infrastructure! After eights years of war against the Iranian regime of Khomeini, he desperately needs to demobilize his Republican Guard, which incorporates so many of this technical elite, in order to rebuild his war-devastated country. These people are his technicians, his engineers. If they are put to work in the way Saddam wishes, they will rapidly make Iraq the most advanced power in the region, and we cannot allow this to happen.”
Yeah, I can understand why George H W Bush would not want Americans to know that he started that Desert Storm war and intended to do just that. I can see where that fact does not ‘jive’ with the Presidential Legacy they keep trying to mold for him. Sort of like trying to create a ‘great monumental sculpture’ from countless tons amounts of bullshit rather than marble or clay.
Do you recall the Bush speech after Desert Storm? “Now, we can see a new world coming into view. A world in which there is the very real prospect of a new world order.” Right. One based on endless lies.
That is why everything has to be such a ‘big damned secret'; why they lie and they intend to keep on doing just that. That is part of selling their stupid strategic plan to control and dominate all things.
I do not know who can be credited with the quote “Like father, like son” but I think they probably knew the Bush Family pretty well.
The research continued and the more I did the more confirmation I received that we are led by evil agenda players, not to mention one of the sleaziest, murderous families in the history of the nation, if not the planet.
At dinner one night, I was meeting with a US Army major who was having a very deep battle of the conscience. Even someone trained to kill as a profession has a conscience and usually weighs the issues of right versus wrong, legal versus criminal, just versus evil, etc.
That is most often the case until one meets the mercenary types employed by firms like Blackwater USA, which put money far above human life. Many of the Blackwater killers are on laced up on drugs to dull their senses for rampant, indiscriminate killing. I have met some of the former Blackwater USA employees. Chronic, serious use of drugs, severe drinking problems and clinical psychosis are common issue among their employees. I could explain to them why they have a ‘bruised spirit’ but they would have to want that help for it to do any good.
America, at its core, is essentially still a nation of good people for the most part. Unfortunately, we are being riddled by the malignant affliction of being ruled, governed and societally-programmed by idiots, liars and arguably the most evil people on Earth.
At this particular dinner meeting, I was stunned to hear some of the details that were being conveyed to me across the table. And I am not an easy person to shock. This person was stationed at Landstuhl, Germany at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. That is where our troops are mainly sent when they are injured in battle or require evacuation for medical attention. That is also where the ‘Official Morgue’ is located.
I was shocked to learn that many US troops have been delivered to Landstuhl on life-support due to a ‘mystery’ pneumonia. Many of them died at Landstuhl or were dead when they arrived (DOA)…still plugged into life support. They were not part of the official KIA stats in Iraq…by order of Bush and Rumsfeld.
I was shocked to learn that many US troops also have chronic problems with DVT, or deep vein thrombosis, after they were given ‘vaccines’ for CBW that they will not even encounter on the field of battle or in their Iraq or Afghanistan missions. Those injections are given, yet again, just to line the pockets of some of the DoD and BushCo insiders. Firms such as…BioPort and DynPort Vaccines, LLC, that hybrid of a biotech and a mercenary company that the FBI keeps overlooking as a suspect in the anthrax attacks in the US.
DVT causes huge blood clots if not treated. The NBC reporter David Bloom and MANY US troops have died or suffered major health setbacks due to heart attacks, strokes or pulmonary embolisms due to blood clots caused by DVT…resulting directly from the Anthrax ‘vaccine’ they are injecting into our young men and women. Our nanotechnology researchers have been on that matter for 4 years now, working on ways to block it or reverse it.
I was further shocked to learn that many of our troops are diagnosed at Landstuhl as having a rare disorder (only 1 per 500,000 in a normal population) that is abundantly common in our US troops after they have had the usual course of vaccine injections. It will take time to nail it down, but it currently appears that possibly as many as 25% of US soldiers have this rare disorder. That huge spike, as compared to a normal population, is too high not to be noticed as being tied to what the DoD and their pet contractors are injecting into our US troops. If that affliction rate holds up, it means from 250,000 to 500,000 US soldiers could now have it.
It’s called ‘amyloidosis’ and while it can be deadly, it is almost always debilitating. The doctors and nurses at Landstuhl were under orders to ‘diagnose’ this new disorder as sprains, fatigue, wear and tear due to physical exercise, carrying heavy army packs on their backs, and hard soldiering work in the desert heat, etc. I was told that some of the soldiers were in so much pain they could not even sit in a chair…but were still expected to serve and perhaps die for Emperor Bush in Iraq and Afghanistan.
It was little wonder to me that when I met some of the US soldiers with this nightmare, I found that they call themselves “the Walking Dead” because of how awful they feel and how ruined their lives are. Amyloidosis is most likely a direct result of the ruthless barrage of dangerous, sometimes deadly, and ultimately useless ‘vaccines’ they are forced to take. I have, by now, met several thousand soldiers…and about TWENTY-FIVE percent of them are said to be afflicted.
Amyloidosis causes the human body to produce amyloid proteins which the body cannot handle properly. These proteins destroy joints and vital organs, and over time result in permanent disability and sometimes death. This is the same crap Bush wanted to inject into all American citizens under his lunatic Project BioShield.
The biggest shock of all was learning that vast numbers of our troops are now confirmed as having been exposed to Depleted Uranium (DU) with often extremely heavy concentrations of it found in their blood and body organs. However, once again, the doctors and nurses were under direct orders to not disclose DU poisoning to the soldier, not to make any note of it in their medical records which would create a ‘criminal chain of evidence.’ They are, instead, instructed to take blood samples only, freeze them, and that the DoD will ‘check back on the soldiers’ in a few years to see how they’re doing. Many, of course, will be dead or dying, or to have produced deformed children, or to have contaminated their spouses and families with it.
You have probably already guessed…the DoD never bothers to check back on the soldiers at all.
DU weapons were banned by the UN as a “weapon of indiscriminate harm” because after it kills, it just keeps right on killing civilians living in the area such weapons were used…like Bosnia, Palestine, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon and Afghanistan. That list does not include the many US military bases where they have been shooting DU weapons for years and polluting America, too. In fact, DU contaminated sand was recently shipped from Kuwait to IDAHO…since the Kuwaities are our good buddies because they helped get rid of that evil Saddam after he caught them stealing billions of dollars of Iraq’s oil.
Two of the reasons I have had to fight the Bush Administration professionally (nanotechnology) are because we are trying to do something about the DVT/Anthrax vaccine problems and the DU. They do not want a chain of evidence to nail their asses to the wall, and we are building such a chain to do just that. ‘Indiscriminate harm’ and ‘genocide’ are accurate ways to sum up the entire Bush Administration, and those of Clinton and Daddy Bush.
If the United States government will not help our soldiers, I am, as a United States citizen, trying to find a way to help them.
Many are dying of other conditions and are experiencing major health problems. Of course, all ignored by DoD under the ‘Feres Doctrine’ that grants immunity to our DoD and defense contractors for such criminal negligence. Since DoD is immune, who is George Bush to really care about the well-being of our US troops?
Under Bush orders (and idiotic policies), millions of our soldiers now have ruined health and ruined lives. It is time for accountability for ‘knowingly harmful actions’ and to Hell with the Feres Doctrine.
I was also shocked to learn that those troops delivered to Landstuhl Germany on life-support (regardless of reason) are not declared dead until they reach Germany and are therefore not part of the KIA (killed in action) from Iraq or Afghanistan. Some of those people were dead when flown out of Iraq or Afghanistan but the ‘diagnosis’ was delayed until they reached Germany so they did not show up in the Official DoD Certified KIA for Iraq or Afghanistan.
Such “strategies” are to keep American citizens from knowing the true toll of carnage the US has suffered in Iraq and Afghanistan under the beyond stupid Bush Plan.
But, what really stunned me and broke my heart the most was something else this US Army major disclosed to me. By the time our dinner meeting was over, we went to the couple’s home to talk in private. I was fuming by that time, as you may well imagine.
Landstuhl, as the MSM told us, was receiving injured from the Iraq and Afghanistan “theater of operations” where the US was claiming so many successes. However, it was ALSO receiving wounded from places like Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Tajikistan where our evil government was trying to carry out Special Forces Ops to target and kill those who were standing in the way of the BushCo regime and its Grand Chessboard, Fake Global ‘War on Terror’ scheme.
Standing in the way of their precious pipeline across Turkmenistan and Afghanistan! Standing in the way of their taking over huge amounts of oil and natural gas in theCaspian Basin! Standing in the way by siding with pipelines that were headed north into Russia or east to China! Standing in the way by signing up with non-US oil companies!
I asked “Are these medical need cases from the military bases Bush has put in the Caspian Basin area or combat related injuries?”
Response: “They are both…need for general medical treatment and combat related. Vehicle accidents, non-combat injuries, major illness, combat injuries, etc.”
I asked “Interesting, I do not seem to recall reading in ‘the news’ that the US is involved in combat operations in those nations. Are we talking about black ops?”
Response: “Yes, it is almost all black ops in those nations.”
I asked. “How did you know that these troops had been injured in those nations and not say in Afghanistan?”
Response: “Because they were angry at what they had been sent to do and they wanted someone to talk to about it. As their care providers, safe in the hospital late at night, they cried, they talked, they confessed to us what they had been sent to do. We are all under orders to shut up, not tell the truth, but soldier-to-soldier we talked a lot. I heard more than I was prepared to hear. Due to the horrid extent of the injuries, I saw more than I was prepared to see.”
[This major showed me a DVD of photos from the triage, operating rooms and ICU. I have never in my life seen such horrible photos and I do not have a weak stomach.]
I asked. “Why would a tough special ops soldier be crying? Loss of a fellow soldier, loss of a leg or limb, or God-forbid his genitals, or face unrecognizable anymore?”
Response: “Because of what they were sent to do, once they figured out what the real mission was.”
I asked “Like what? What was enough to make the toughest US soldiers cry? Protecting the high and mighty Americans from the “terrorists”?
Response: “No, they were sent to be the terrorists and it is why they were sent that had them crying. Some of them were afraid that God would never forgive them, and, I think they might be right at times. There were some attacks on the US soldiers by people who do not want us there and some ‘pay back’ attacks after US forces had attacked them, but for the most part what I was being told about was the US conducting intimidation and terrorism operations against civilians. to get their oil and gas.”
I asked “Really? US? The honorable, truth-telling US of A being “terrorists” in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan.. and Tajikistan? Please explain.”
Response: “Many of the people in those areas do not like America, do not trust America. Many are competing to get control of areas of land that have, or are thought to have, vast amounts of oil or natural gas. Some of it is oil and gas leases, some of it pipeline right-of-way to get it to a port and ship it all over the world.”
I asked “I know, the Caspian Basin mother lode, the idiotic Grand Chessboard. That is why I have been reporting on and researching the Caspian Basin and the real reasons we attacked Afghanistan to steal a pipeline deal from an Argentina company. Have these soldiers been sent in to strong arm, threaten, terrorize, etc with these Big Oil thugs and things got too hot, shooting started?”
Response: “Some times yes, but that is not what had many of them upset unless they did lose a fellow soldier or yes, they lost a future because of their injuries. What had them upset was they were sent to kill entire families under the pretense of “hitting a terrorist base” and they found out later that it was not a terrorist base. It was the home of a father, mother, children, grandparents who would not roll over for Bush and his thugs and sign over their property or the oil and gas rights. They were uh, in the way of the “Big Mission”. These were people who refused to sign over their land and energy rights to US Big Oil. It was a ‘tract of land’ Big Oil wanted and these people were refusing.”
I asked. “So, it is true. Anyone daring to stand in the way of those trillions in oil and natural gas is classified as a “terrorist” and eliminated?
Response: “Exactly, and that is exactly why I contacted you. Japan, China, Russia, and others are over there to sign up the oil and gas leases, but the US is the only one I know of that is going in there and terrorizing or killing people to get its way. They are using US soldiers to try to force people to sign a contract or kill them and take it from them anyway. The truth has to get out about what Bush has done and used 9-11 as the excuse to do it. These black ops started way before 9-11. They had to get oil and gas leases signed, then they had to get the pipeline under control.”
“Many of our soldiers have already figured out that 9-11 was just to get the pipeline they need across Afghanistan. Many of these soldiers know they were ‘used’ to get the oil and gas leases nailed down so there would be something to put through that pipeline.”
“The US Army or Marines cannot tell you the truth, lest they want to face court martial and spend the rest of their life in Leavenworth. As for me, I am no longer concerned about making grade to colonel or general. I am resigning my commission and getting out of this web of lies and evil. I can no longer serve this nation and what it really stands for and what is does and will not tell America. I’m finished.”
I asked “Were you able to determine from any of these special ops soldiers how long such covert operations had been going on prior to 9-11?”
Response: “Yes, according to some of them these operations had been going on for up to a year before 9-11 and possibly even longer. They had to nail down those oil and gas leases, pipeline right-of-ways because many other nations were after the same oil and gas deals.”
I continued. “The thought just occurred to me, how do they explain these injuries or KIA of these soldiers who are waging black ops against civilians in nations we supposedly have no ongoing military operations? Afghanistan?
Response: “Afghanistan some times if after October 7, 2001, or they list them as ‘victims of terrorists’ without explaining that they were killed or injured conducting acts of terrorism against civilians and a fire fight broke out. Innocent humans except they were sitting on land with oil and gas under it. There were some attacks on US troops as ‘pay back”, but most of the attacks were terrorism by the US against those who were not cooperating with the US objectives in the region. If they cannot come up with an excuse, since the ops are black, they just ignore it ever happened.”
I cannot say what you are feeling right now as you just read through that, but I was sickened to my stomach that night and have been ever since that night. That meeting with the US Army Major was the day I stopped being a proud American.
The reason I was offended and angered is that those are all illegal orders. These were orders originated by a US war criminal at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
If such happened even once…it happened one time too many. This US Army Major confirmed that many discussions were held with many wounded US soldiers over a period spanning months. There were many such black ops targeted at many people who were judged to be ‘in the way.’ This happened far more times than George Bush or Bill Clinton want anyone to know about.
What the Major was seeing in the hospital at Landstuhl was for the most part US soldiers who were injured by someone who was defending their rights and their property. This man had many heart-to-heart talks with these wounded soldiers. Few of them were angry at a Turkmen, or an Uzbek, or a Kazakh. They were angry at who sent them and why they were sent.
It did not take long for many of them to figure out that they had been sent under illegal orders to commit murder, not take out a terrorist. Some of the missions were literally to kidnap persons who had been labeled ‘terrorist’ but were really just resisters defending their property rights.
Most of our US soldiers have very strong sense of duty, but they also have very strong senses of right versus wrong and they have good instincts to see wrong for what it is. In their hands are matters of life and death, and they do not take that as lightly as the arrogant bastards in Washington, DC who don’t have the courage to stand on that front line…cowards that they are.
I asked “Did any of these soldiers admit to you how they figured out that someone had ordered them on an illegal mission, an illegal order, to go process a death warrant on civilians who would not sign a contract?”
Response: “Yes, because I had the same question. There was a targeted site, an alleged “terrorist camp”. and the team leader sent snipers as advance recon to get into position and closely watch a house. A smart soldier will always size up what he is about to lead his men into. While they were watching a vehicle pulls up, three men get out and there is a huge argument regarding a stack of papers the men were trying to get them to either take or sign. It was a US oil company truck and they were ordered off the property at gun point. They then went to another house about half-mile away that could be also be seen by the snipers, where a second group ordered them off the property at gun point, would not accept or sign the papers. That night they were ordered to ‘take out’ everyone at both houses. They had already been briefed on the ‘intel regarding the alleged terrorist camp’ and knew that both houses could not fit what the mission description was. That was when they realized that the orders were to remove “resisters” not ‘terrorists’. Most were women and children. The reason more than one of that team were at Landstuhl was the locals were more than prepared and repelled the attack that night. As one soldier of that team said, ‘those folks know how to deal with burglars. I am lucky to be alive’.
I am not naïve enough to think that all such attacks were repelled.”
What was being described to me pre-dated 9-11 in the Clinton and Bush Administrations and continued on as they launched their bogus, fraudulent Global War on Terror. As this US Army Major talked, I was remembering Operation Gladio where US, UK and NATO were conducting terrorist operations against innocent people in Europe to get their way.
As I was driving back home, I thought about the Special Forces soldier who was involved prior to Desert Shield / Desert Storm and about what I was just told that predated 9-11 in the Caspian Basin nations. I had to resist the urge several times to pull over on the side of the road and throw up…over their description of what America had become.
I know exactly what these arrogant murderous bastards are after, and have been since they planned 9-11 so they could launch this hideous, murderous scheme…this ‘lunatic strategic plan.’ I did not know until that night that even before 9-11 they were attacking and taking out families in the Caspian Basin area who did not want to sign over their property or their oil and gas rights to the US thugs.
That was when I truly understood the level of evil that has taken control of our nation and our government. These are not legitimate “missions” in defense of America; they are death warrants to kill people who do not wish to roll over to US demands.
Anyone who would prefer to do business with others, were labeled “terrorists” and murdered or extorted into complying with US demands, or ‘disappeared’. If they would not sign the contracts with Big Oil, the ‘T” designation was hung on them, and elimination was next. Sign the contract or die.
I can well imagine that some were ‘tortured’ into signing the contracts. They may still be torturing some into signing the contracts. Think on that one.
Folks, these are the acts of desperate people who are wickedly sick in mind and heart.
Resisting is not ‘terrorism’ by a property owner. It is, by legal definition, self-defense of family and property and what was rightfully theirs and not rightfully the property of Big Oil or BushCo. People have a legitimate right to get the best price for what they own…but not when they happen to be standing in the way of US hegemony and pipedreams of trillions and trillions and trillions of oil and natural gas. If they refuse to sign with BushCo, they are ‘terrorists’.
The GITMO fiasco has already proven many in our government are psychopathic liars and conducting illegal actions and violations of human rights against many people.
When some of the military started objecting to such orders, they were ‘relieved of duty’. The tasks were handed over to the mercenary firms, since they will do anything for money.
In my travels in the EU and elsewhere, I have noticed and met many people from Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, etc. I started asking questions as to why they were no longer living in their homeland. They are afraid to live in their homeland. They are afraid of the US and their black ops killers who come in the night like the thugs, thieves and murderers they are.and the terrorists they are.
Countless people were targeted by George W Bush for execution as terrorists because they wanted to take a better business offer from others. Merely designate them as ‘terrorists’ and target them for elimination, entire families. It was that night that I had a totally clear picture of what some in the US will do for oil and natural gas and domination of anyone who gets in their way.
They were also targeted by Clinton as muscle for Big Oil, so I rest my case. Both sides of the aisle are corrupt and criminal.
I laugh when I think now of what a total failure their scheme has turned out to be. These people are past nuts, they are completely insane.
The Bush Family is all about “family values”? Do not believe that bullshit lie for even a nano-second. If you believe a word that comes out of the mouth of any Bush family member, you are a complete fool. They are family killers. And don’t forget it.
That, folks, is the mark of a war criminal and a terrorist.
AND THEY FAILED – AND IT DOES NOT TAKE SHERLOCK HOLMES TO FIGURE OUT WHY!
I have no way to confirm this. but I am willing to bet that many of those persons being held by our government ­ reportedly up to 26,000 people ­ are not terrorists at all. My bet is many of them are “property owners” in the Caspian Basin who would not cooperate with the Grand Chessboard lunacy. My bet is they are being tortured (or punished) for not rolling over and handing their oil and gas over to the Thugs of BushCo.
I think often about the ‘Big Picture’ implications of how incredibly stupid this “Bush Strategery” has proven to be. No wonder the former Russian states are welcoming Russia back in. They want protection from BushCo.
I do have confirmation from two governments (and citizens of those nations) in that area, that they figured out what the US was up to and ordered them to ‘cease and desist’ or. get out of the Caspian Basin, period.
So, this is who we have sitting in the Oval Office: a world terrorist, a liar, a murderer, and war criminal as our president. To the shame of America, Clinton did this same kind of evil, too, and so did Daddy Bush. Sadly, Bush Lite (McCain) and Bush Dark (Obama) would keep the same status quo in place like the unthinking, compromised, sock-puppet morons they are.
Great, one of them is going to be our next ‘Terrorist in Chief.’
They are ‘All American Terrorists.’ They are all liars and they are all war criminals and murderers and traitors to the very spirit of America. They are leaders of nothing but a pack of murderous thugs.
What has been interesting and infinitely predictable, is that most of the Caspian Basin is standing its ground and signing contracts with ANYONE BUT THE UNITED STATES or UNITED KINGDOM. They are not about to let the US have its way after what they have done.
It will take years to know the full damage of such policies, such senseless acts of US sponsored terrorism. Some day, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, etc, will publish who has the natural gas and oil leases and how much is being sold to what nations. When that happens, America will truly see how little of the oil and natural gas the US was able to control through commercially abusive business practices, threats and acts of terrorism. When those facts are known, the sheer lunacy of the Obama/Brzezinski continuing push for the Afghanistan pipeline will be known, too.
Then we shall truly know how stupid this entire Grand Chessboard scheme has been from its inception. Folks, this has been the most colossal failure of thinking in the history of the United States. Their ‘strategic vision’ that they could do anything they wanted because the US was the only Superpower was a brain spasm of the magnitude of Krakatoa blowing up.
Their ‘strategic plan’ that they could be terrorists and get the oil and gas and the money, and get away with it because they were shouting ‘terror’ and ‘terrorists’ more than anyone else, was incredibly stupid.
The main mission was to prevent the locals from signing with others and to force them to sign with the US oil companies under commercially abusive, unacceptable terms and conditions. Sign the contracts under duress, at gun point, at threat of death if they did not sign, or ‘kill those terrorists’ and take it any way.
I know some of the terms that Russia, China and Bridas have put forth and they are much more equitable than what BushCo thought it could cram down the throats of the Caspian Basin citizens who have oil and natural gas under their lands.
Remember the recent piece ‘What to do? What to do?” http://www.rense.com/general82/whattodo.htm
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“”He admitted to the pipeline ‘mission’ in Afghanistan and Rumsfeld quickly corrected him, the entire DC ‘spin cycle’ had to scramble to cover its tracks because this was PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.
As they say, oops!
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“In April 2001, Tommy Franks, the commander of US forces in the Persian Gulf/South Asia area, testifies to Congress in April that his command’s key mission is “access to [the region’s] energy resources.” The next month US Central Command begins planning for war with Afghanistan, plans that are later used in the real war May 2001 (F)). Sydney Morning Herald, 12/26/02] Other little noticed but influential documents reflect similar thinking September 2000 and April 2001 (D)).” “
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The black ops, the acts of intimidation and US terrorism and slaughter started well before 9-11. Here the commanding General Tommy Franks was admitting to Congress what the ‘key mission’ was of his command. The ‘region’ includes Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Tajikistan as well as Afghanistan for the pipeline.
There were some soldiers there trying to build good-will and do the right thing. There were others sent there to do the unspeakable. Some times they even got their asses kicked by people defending their property, their family, their rights. Since they were ‘black ops’, not a word about their missions came from BushCo. They just didn’t exist.
This is the sort of evil your taxpayer dollars are being used for, America. Wake the Hell up, especially you idiots over in the Christian community. You idiot Far Right Christian folks are aiding and abetting murder, terrorism, genocide and war crimes and the wiping out of entire families of innocent people by US acts of terrorism…who just happened to have oil and gas under their property.
Just so America could have gas for those Soccer Mom SUVs, and shopping, Christian retreats, and $20 million jets for Kenneth Copeland, and.
“One Nation under God?” Do not believe that lie for a nano-second. We are a nation led by a terrorist organization. That is why they lie so much and cannot utter a single word of truth.
I think Americans need to start demanding ‘full disclosure’ on four matters:
1. The name and country of origin, country of “extraordinary rendition” of each and every person ‘nabbed’ by the US government as an alleged terrorist, including total number of persons held, where held and why; and
2. The name of every person who owned property on any “oil and gas lease” tract in any Caspian basin nation, or pipeline right-of-way, and that oil and gas lease is signed with a US Oil company and the identity of that US Oil company; and
3. The identity of every oil and gas lease in the Caspian Basin held by any US oil company and the date they entered into that oil and gas lease, and the identity of the US and non-US parties on the contract for that oil and gas lease; and
4. The whereabouts of each and every such person who signed with the US on any tract of land, wherever in the Caspian Basin.
I would be willing to bet that some of those “oil and gas deals” are fake signatures on the non-US side of the contract. I also think many of those owners are among the 26,000 our government is holding as ‘alleged terrorists’ and still refusing to roll over for BushCo.
There is a simple moral to this entire US created fiasco: If one wants to take over an area of Oil and Natural Gas controlled by Islamic nations, the dumbest thing one can do is declare a Global War on Islam and really piss off the people that have what you want.
Their “Second Really Dumb Move” was to be the exact terrorists that they claim they are defending the world from.
Checkmate, the Grand Chessboard game is over.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

ARE WE THERE YET?

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, –That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.–Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.

He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.


He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.


He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.


He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.


He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.


He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.


He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.


He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.


He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.


He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.


He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.


He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.


He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:


For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:


For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:


For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:


For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:


For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:


For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:


For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:


For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.


He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.


He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.


He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.


He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.


He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.


The 56 signatures on the Declaration appear in the positions indicated:

Column 1
Georgia:
Button Gwinnett
Lyman Hall
George Walton

Column 2
North Carolina:
William Hooper
Joseph Hewes
John Penn
South Carolina:
Edward Rutledge
Thomas Heyward, Jr.
Thomas Lynch, Jr.
Arthur Middleton

Column 3
Massachusetts:
John Hancock
Maryland:
Samuel Chase
William Paca
Thomas Stone
Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Virginia:
George Wythe
Richard Henry Lee
Thomas Jefferson
Benjamin Harrison
Thomas Nelson, Jr.
Francis Lightfoot Lee
Carter Braxton

Column 4
Pennsylvania:
Robert Morris
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Franklin
John Morton
George Clymer
James Smith
George Taylor
James Wilson
George Ross
Delaware:
Caesar Rodney
George Read
Thomas McKean

Column 5
New York:
William Floyd
Philip Livingston
Francis Lewis
Lewis Morris
New Jersey:
Richard Stockton
John Witherspoon
Francis Hopkinson
John Hart
Abraham Clark

Column 6
New Hampshire:
Josiah Bartlett
William Whipple
Massachusetts:
Samuel Adams
John Adams
Robert Treat Paine
Elbridge Gerry
Rhode Island:
Stephen Hopkins
William Ellery
Connecticut:
Roger Sherman
Samuel Huntington
William Williams
Oliver Wolcott
New Hampshire:
Matthew Thornton

An Open Letter To Cindy Sheehan

An Open Letter To Cindy Sheehan

By Emily Spence

01 June, 2007
Countercurrents.org

Dear Cindy,

Others and I can certainly understand your reluctance to continue in fostering the peace movement. It is easy to want to walk or run away.

Ironically, the first day that I joined the peace moment was the same one that I most desperately wanted to run away. I, literally, wanted to flee with every part of my being, but somehow managed to sit still instead.

At the time, I was five years old. I was sitting on a bench at a Quaker Meeting. I remember the drop dead silence surrounding the deeply inward-dwelling people all around me. I remember the contrast that the occasional trilling bird in the shrubbery outside the window made and the merry splash of intermittent sunshine on the floor opposed to the overall dimness of the room. Then I heard the room’s door open followed by a muted shuffle of feet.

Curious, I glanced upward and saw a struggling parade of frail outlines shaped like humans — faltering spectral forms wrapped in gauze from head to toe like mummies in a B-grade horror flick. Meanwhile each person in the group slowly and torturously drew ahead on unsteady feet — a movement forward so difficult to execute that one could palpably feel the duress and had to resist the impulse to grab hold of the ones with the worst gait so as to steady and help. Indeed, it appeared as if a tremendous and excruciating effort was required for each footfall to follow the next one.

One, also, had to resist a contrary impulse. That one was simply to avoid the alarming sight altogether. As such, I, simultaneously, felt like jumping to my feet to assist the bunch and moving past them right out the door. Their struggle was that stark and striking to behold.

Instead of either choice, I simply gripped my father’s hand and began to wonder about whatever these people could have done to deserve such a horrific fate. What could any person ever have done so terribly wrong to receive such utter damage done unto them in return?

(I’d been told in advance of attending Meeting that a group of women, ones called Hiroshima Maidens from a far away land, would be joining us as Friendly families were hosting them while they received medical aid at a local hospital for grave damages caused by a bomb released during a war. Yet, what did I know of bombs and wars at age five? All I knew was that these women looked plainly dreadful — far more dreadful than any fanciful nightmare that my young mind could dreg up during sleep. I, likewise, knew that they didn’t seem as if they, or anyone else for that matter, could ever have done anything so awful so as to to deserve the ravage that they, so pitifully, expressed. In short, they were heart wrenching in the extreme.)

Although my childhood was fairly normal in most respects, I never did get over the searing image that these drastically broken women created in mind. At the same time, I’d fairly quickly figured out that, if something such as happened to them (seemingly innocent people) could occur once, then it could hypothetically take place again and to everyone who I loved, including myself. This afterthought did greatly alarm.

So, you can imagine my pronounced glee when my third grade class had its first mock air raid drill. Oh, it was such a thoroughly happy moment when I crouched under my desk in a ball while covering the back of my neck and lower head with my hands. How exciting! (What pathos underlies the thrill.)

That day, I could hardly wait for the school bus to bring me home. I flew from its steps and down the street. I raced into the house while breathlessly yelling for my mother to come watch me. Then I got under the dining table while commanding something like, “See? See? This is all we need to do. Do it like this. Now we can all be safe. Tell everyone who you know.You must RIGHT AWAY!” Then I explained about the manner in which this hiding under tables in a specific pose could save us all from bombs, the type of bombs that hurt those poor mangled Maidens!

In response, my mother gently drew me up into her lap and asked me whether I truly thought that a flimsy wooden cover could sufficiently protect anyone from the severe type of breakage that bombs can render. With such a revelatory question, all my hopes were dashed in an instant.

Shocked, I, quietly, asked about what could work instead to which my mother replied that one action and one action only could help. And this is to work for peace, and to spread the word about its value while resisting, at all costs, any activities that promote contrary aims. We, then, discussed the various ways that people can bring about this outcome.

Of course, her comments were delivered many wars ago. Since then, I have watched many people come back from their peace efforts renewed, refreshed and enlivened. These have included our family dentist, who periodically would close his practice to Freedom Ride; family members and friends who proudly strolled in the first protest march against the Vietnam war; US citizens, who hid pacifist Cambodian students during the Vietnam War so that their mandatory inscription for which execution was the alternative could be avoided, and many others, who acted with unrelenting courage of conviction.

Simultaneously, I have watched grave harm occur to people deliberately choosing to buck the status quo. My being spit on by racists while collecting Green Stamps to paste into books that I donated to a group that could exchange them for cheap bus rides from the Northeast to Selma during the Civil Rights contention is nothing compared to War Tax resisters being jailed and losing their homes… is nothing compared to being under permanent house arrest as is Aung San Suu Kyi… is nothing compared to being brutally beaten and shot at during protests… is nothing compared to being muzzled after spending years in solitary confinement (Vanunu)… is nothing compared to losing your life in sadistic torture (captured resistance operatives in WW ll, slain Civil Rights workers and countless others going as far back as human history).

Yet conscience and ethos often compel one forward such that no other course of action than the one taken is possible regardless of outcome. Of course, you, more than most people, know this is so. There is a gritty surety in one’s direction no matter the degree that the task ahead is daunting, risky and seemingly impossible. Regardless of anticipated results, the choice is totally clear and the sides are definitively drawn!

You, also, know that wars are very difficult to dismantle. As Scott Schaeffer-Duffy, a Catholic Worker, once explained to me — the violence is like pressurized magma just waiting to erupt. Once you tamp it down in one place on the planet, it will rise up on another. There seems no end to it.

Yes, there seems no end to it. If it’s not happening in Iraq, it is in Afghanistan and Darfur. If it is not in these hot spots, it is in Haiti, Burma, and countless other locations where the seething threat is barely below the surface. Then, too, there are all the less visible, although equally brutal, wars that are taking place along side of these more graphically pronounced ones.

For example, there are the wars against the poverty stricken and other maligned, marginalized masses — wars in which they are used for cheap expendable labor by the managers of transnational companies whose parasitic owners and stock holders are reaping billions upon billions of dollars while not paying living wages to their employees (~ eleven cents an hour to Caribbean laborers who make Disney products, ~ $1.50 a day as a WalMart garment worker’s salary in Nicaragua, ~ eight cents a pound for Starbucks coffee growers, etc.).

At the same time, the ignorance of people, who see oppressive clashing forces as a simple case of us (the good guys) against them (desperate migrants or stereotyped sub-human terrorists) is certainly myopic. In short, they fail to see that many of the migrants want to patriotically support new countries in whatever ways that they can while some of the terrorists deeply revere 1700’s American Revolutionaries, a ragtag motley collection of individuals just as grimly determined to protect their lands from overseas invaders as are they, themselves.

Meanwhile, many of the gung-ho flag waving patriots, whose troops aggress, ponder on the reason that it takes so long to quell and render subservient those who resist their countries being plundered. That is, they do if they bother to think about anything else much beyond the upcoming shopping spree at the nearest mega-mall, the choices in upcoming sitcoms, the relative merits of various anti-wrinkle creams, the lineup for professional sports teams, one’s own latest golf score, etc.

When considering the sheer magnitude of it all, one easily can get discouraged. As such, I imagine that most of the others with the same goals as yours do and sometimes when I, personally, do — I recall this ensuing account. (It helps me regain my strength of purpose when everything starts looking too bleak for me to carry on.)

It is one shared with me by my parents, who knew the featured, young American during the 1940’s. As an aside, he was nineteen years old at the time of his return to the US…

After having lived at Gandhi’s ashram and shortly before his departure back to the US, a young man requested an exit interview with Gandhi (who brought his Hindi interpreter along). Upon meeting for this final time, the eager young man asked, “How can I ensure that your message of peace and universal brotherhood can be made a successful realization in America? What can I do to make certain that this WILL happen?”


In response, Gandhi shakily rose to leave and answered the query in Hindi (despite that he could speak in perfect King’s Standard English as he had been trained as a lawyer in Great Britain). Meanwhile, the interpreter translated into English, “Interview is ended.”


The young man pleaded, “But why? What is wrong? I do not understand.”


Gandhi, turning back from leaving the room, replied, “It is because we are not speaking the same language. You see, you speak of success and think of failure. Your vision and your words are wrong… Instead, you must think of yourself and all of us as birth attendants upon the world. We will and must try to do our utmost to bring about a good delivery as it is our responsibility. However, we, absolutely, cannot think in terms of success and failure. We simply must do all we can in the best way that we know to help the world irrespective of any presumed outcome. Our effort, in and by itself, must be our whole focus.”

In a similar vein, we know where personally isolating ourselves from personal and global difficulties, while doing nothing to try to address them, leads. We, also, know where indulging in various forms of self-advancement, at the exclusion of others, does. What we do not know, though, is how intentional changes in some life choices can make a difference. Nonetheless, we have to try out these alternatives. After all, it is the only viable way to proceed toward our world’s future!

Sometimes, I wonder what Gandhi might think if he were to see the world as it is today. Would he be gloomy?

At times, it staggers the imagination to consider the depths of depravity into which people, individually and collectively, can sink in a self-serving, greedy desires to control, destroy and/or own all. At the same time, it greatly amazes that this orientation can exist along side of unrestrained expressions of extreme self-sacrifice, unbreakable compassion even in the most dire circumstances and extraordinary outpourings of tenderly rendered care. How contradictory the two directions are!

In the end, it is up to each and every one of us to decide the type of world we want to help create. What version of the future do we want?

I do know yours and need the hopeful vision that it creates. It helps makes life worthwhile and serves to propels me onward.

So, thank you for it and for the time you dedicated to improving our collective condition. Both have brought us a world of goodness. In the end, this goodness can never be destroyed.

In gratitude,

Emily

Emily Spence lives in MA and deeply cares about the future of the world.

Documents prove FBI has national eavesdropping program that tracks IMs, emails and cell phones

Documents prove FBI has national

eavesdropping program that tracks IMs,

emails and cell phones

John Byrne

FBI also spies on home soil for military, documents show; Much information acquired without court order

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been routinely monitoring the e-mails, instant messages and cell phone calls of suspects across the United States — and has done so, in many cases, without the approval of a court.

Documents released under the Freedom of Information Act and given to the Washington Post — which stuck the story on page three — show that the FBI’s massive dragnet, connected to the backends of telecommunications carriers, “allows authorized FBI agents and analysts, with point-and-click ease, to receive e-mails, instant messages, cellphone calls and other communications that tell them not only what a suspect is saying, but where he is and where he has been, depending on the wording of a court order or a government directive,” the Post says.

But agents don’t need a court order to track to track the senders and recipients names, or how long calls or email exchanges lasted. These can be obtained simply by showing it’s “relevant” to a probe.

RAW STORY has placed a request to the Electronic Frontier Foundation for the new documents, and will post them upon receipt.

Some transactional data is obtained using National Security Letters. The Justice Department says use of these letters has risen from 8,500 in 2000 to 47,000 in 2005, according to the Post.

Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union released letters showing that the Pentagon is using the FBI to skirt legal restrictions on domestic surveillance.

Documents show the FBI has obtained the private records of Americans’ Internet service providers, financial institutions and telephone companies, for the military, according to more than 1,000 Pentagon documents reviewed by the ACLU — also using National Security Letters, without a court order.

The new revelations show definitively that telecommunications companies can transfer “with the click of a mouse, instantly transfer key data along a computer circuit to an FBI technology office in Quantico” upon request.

A telecom whistleblower, in an affidavit, has said he help maintain a high-speed DS-3 digital line referred to in house as the “Quantico circuit,” which allowed an outside organization “unfettered” access to the the carrier’s wireless network.

The network he’s speaking of? Verizon.

Verizon denies the allegations vaguely, saying “no government agency has open access to the company’s networks through electronic circuits.”

The Justice Department downplayed the new documents.

A spokesman told the Post that the US is asking only for “information at the beginning and end of a communication, and for information “reasonably available” by the network.

The FBI’s budget for says the collection system increased from $30 million in 2007 to $40 million in 2008, the paper said.

IDIOCY & KNAVERY

IDIOCY & KNAVERY

Dick Neavel
*** KNOWLEDGE IS POWER. NOW USE IT ***
*** REALITY IS THAT AMERICA IS ASLEEP AND MUST WAKE UP! ***
Oh, Hell. Forget about it. All I’ve done every week for two-plus years is
raise these specters, and I know half of you don’t even read it ““ you don’t
want to think about the shit that’s going on. Well, neither do I anymore. I don’t
have a single clue about how to deal with the political, economic, and
moral travesties driving this country deeper into ruin. I’m frustrated and
ashamed. I can’t even, in good conscience, recommend voting Democrat’s into
office. As I’ve pointed out many times, the Dems in power are also part of the
problem (see Nancy Pelosi‘s latest in the “Ethics”� item further down).
I’ve decided that I can’t continue to read and write about what’s going on
and maintain my sanity.
CONSEQUENTLY, THIS IS MY LAST REGULAR IDIOCY AND KNAVERY.
Good luck! And may that great, never-seen, evidence-less, yet
devoutly-worshiped, supranatural spirit-guy who dwelleth somewhere in the blue sky bless
you and yours. We’re all going to need it. While the economy, the Constitution,
and the climate continue to crater, the greatest political question being
raised seems to be: “What really is Obama’s religious faith?”� OH, FUDGE! (or
some similar expletive)
WE NOW HAVE A GOVERNMENT NOT OF LAWS, BUT OF “MEN”�
THIS WEEK, SOME ITEMS ON TORTURE WERE THE FINAL STRAW FOR ME. READ ON.
“You will know us by the company we keep. The burners of witches and the
medieval masters of thumbscrews and Iron Maidens, the interrogators of the
Spanish Inquisition, the North Vietnamese soldiers who beat John McCain and his
fellow American prisoners of war into false confessions. We have joined their
ranks. In the almost seven years since 9/11, we have countered terror not only
with killing and war, but with fear, imprisonment without due process and
yes, torture. Torture is no more about learning the truth than rape is about
sex. Both are about the violent abuse of power.”� (Michael Winship, Thruthout
7/25)
Friday night, I watched Bill Moyers interview Jane Mayer, author of The Dark
Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into A War on
American Ideals (an expose of US torture policy). From what she reported and what I’
ve read many times, the green light for torture came from THE TOP. But then,
you all knew that, didn’t you?
Abusing human beings is NEVER justified. NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! NEVER! Those
who countenance it are criminals. (Dick Neavel 7/27)
Pertinent to this, I also just read the following by Glen Greenwald in Salon
(7/19):
“The idea that the Rule of Law is only for common people, but not for our
political leaders and Washington elite, is pervasive among the political and
pundit class, in both parties”¦what we are now hearing from the likes of Harold
Ford [Chair of the Democratic Leadership Council], N.Y. Sen. Chuck Schumer,
Cass Sunstein [Obama advisor], pundits _David Broder_
(http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2008/06/07/broder/) , _Tim Rutten_
(http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-oe-rutten18-2008jun18,0,1766225.column) *, and _on and on
and on_
(http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2008/07/pardoning-war-c.html) — criminal prosecutions for government lawbreakers are far too
disruptive and politically untenable and unfair.
“QUESTION: ‘Why hasn’t anyone been held accountable, either through firings
or demotions, for what some people see as mistakes or misjudgments?’
THE PRESIDENT: ‘Well, we had an accountability moment, and that’s called the
2004 election.’
“Why would we expect political officials to do anything other than break the
law if we continuously tell them – as we’ve been doing – that they are
exempt from consequences? Some members of the conservative legal community in
Washington said in interviews that they hoped Mr. Bush would issue pre-emptive
pardons to officials involved in controversial counterterrorism programs -
whether or not anyone made a specific request for one. Said Victoria Toensing,
former Reagan Justice Department official, “˜If we don’t protect these people
who are proceeding in good faith, no one will ever take chances.'”�
[Greenwald had much more to say, but you get the message ““ I hope.]
* Tim Rotten ““ oh, sorry, Rutten, wrote in the LA Times 6/18: “It’s true
that there are a handful of European rights activists and people on the lacy
left fringe of American politics who would dearly like to see such trials, but
actually pursuing them would be A PROFOUND – EVEN TRAGIC – MISTAKE. OUR
POLITICAL SYSTEM WORKS AS SMOOTHLY AS IT DOES, IN PART, BECAUSE WE’VE NEVER
CRIMINALIZED DIFFERENCES OVER POLICY “¦a healthy democracy punishes POLICY MISTAKES,
however egregious, and seeks redress for its societal wounds, however deep,
at the ballot box and not in the prisoner’s dock.”� [DN: Get that???
Torture, lies, ignoring the Constitution, and other officially sanctioned
lawbreakings are all just a “DIFFERENCE IN POLICY”� or “POLICY MISTAKES”� for which
no one should be held responsible. Damn these people !!]
“WHAT, ME WORRY?! MY LAWYER SAID IT’S OK.”� For months now, Atty. Gen.
Michael Mukasey has refused to investigate whether Bush administration officials
committed war crimes by authorizing the torture of suspected terrorists. His
reasoning? Any actions were authorized by the administration’s lawyers, and so
cannot constitute a crime. (Wash. Independent, 7/23)
THIS FROM THE NATION’S TOP LAWYER. SEE WHAT I MEAN ABOUT THE LAST STRAW?
But, there’s more.
THE ECONOMIC MELTDOWN WAS NO MISTAKE. “IT WAS USURY.”�
On 7/18, Bill Moyers interviewed The Nation’s correspondent, William Greider
about the economic free-fall. Here’s an excerpt:
Moyers: “Both parties have been complicit in tipping the balance of power to
capital, right?”�
Greider: “I’m afraid so. I mean, if you go back over the last 20 – 25 years,
it was always portrayed as a cause of conservative Republicans, even
right-wing Republicans. And that was, of course, true. But I think a majority of the
Democrats were in collusion virtually every step of the way, and sometimes
they led the way . . . We have an opening in this crisis for a deep
transformation in American politics. But it requires people – this is the hard part -
to get out of their sort of passive resignation . . . and engage among
themselves in a much more serious role as citizens. I think in the next year, two
years, five years, you’re going to see both political parties floundering.
THEY’RE STILL TRYING TO PROP UP THE MARKETPLACE VISION AND MAKE IT WORK AGAIN.
IT’S OVER!”�
EXAMPLE. WHO REALLY BENEFITS FROM THE HOUSING BILL?* The Hill, a Washington “
insider”� blog had the following to say on 7/23: “Democrats are marching
through their legislative agenda as they near the fall election season, scoring
several key victories and forcing President Bush to abandon his veto threats.
The latest triumph [DN: ???] came Wednesday when Bush dropped his opposition
to a massive housing-rescue bill and the House subsequently passed the
measure, 272-152.”� [The Senate passed it Saturday.]
[*DN Answer to who benefits: Greedy financial manipulators, especially
overpaid Wall Street execs. The bill will make it possible for 400,000 families to
keep paying interest to the mortgage companies, even as the value of their
homes falls below the principal owed. And, our “representatives”� are going to
use federal debt (which now moves into 14 figures – $10+ TRILLION) to bail
out the stockholders of investor-owned, mortgage behemoths “Freddie Mac”� and “
Fannie Mae.”� (Mark well – these companies are NOT government institutions.)
Their managers, like those of mortgage banks and equity companies, were
complicit in granting mortgages to unqualified borrowers and then bundling them as
investment vehicles for investors – who were misled by bond rating agencies
to believe that the investments were safe. See below for another snapshot of
these two organizations.]
I THINK THERE’S SOMETHING WRONG HERE. BUT WHAT THE HELL DO I KNOW? Last
year, the Chair of Freddie Mac took home a cool $18,289,575. Fannie Mae CEO
Daniel Mudd reaped a 7 percent rise in pay to $13.4 million in 2007 while the
company lost $2.1 billion and its shares fell 33 percent. Now we taxpayers are
bailing them out. Call it Wall Street socialism. Their losses are socialized;
their profits are pocketed. (Huffington Post 7/15)
A BUSINESS EXECUTIVE HAS ONLY TWO GOALS ““ INCREASE PROFIT AND HIS INCOME. As
giant oil companies like ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips report another round
of eye-popping quarterly profits, just where is all that money going? The
five biggest international oil companies plowed about 55 percent of the profit
they made into stock buybacks and dividends last year, up from 30 percent in
2000 and just 1 percent in 1993. The percentage they spend to find new
deposits of fossil fuels has remained flat for years, in the mid-single digits. (AP
7/22)
AND HERE’S THE BOTTOM LINE: IT’S A CLASS WAR, STUPID! “While we’ve all
heard stories about how much waste and inefficiency there is in our military
spending [how many times have I highlighted it], this is always portrayed as
either “˜corruption’ or simple “˜inefficiency,’ and not what it really is – a
profound expression of our national priorities, a means of taking money from
ordinary, struggling people and redistributing it upward, to connected insiders,
who convert your tax money into their profit. . .We are in the midst of a
political movement to concentrate private wealth into fewer and fewer hands
while at the same time placing more and more of the burden for public
expenditures on working people.”� (Matt Taibbi on Smirking Chimp 7/19)
HERE’S A PRIME EXAMPLE OF THE CLASS WAR. Billionaire Peter Peterson just
established a new foundation with a $1 BILLION endowment, the main purpose of
which is to get the government to cut spending on Social Security, Medicare and
Medicaid. “Peterson does not feel the need to be bound by the truths of
logic and arithmetic,” and he’s proud that he doesn’t need SS. He’s an
investment banker who makes money by manipulating money – and he gets a break on his
income tax rate (15%) on his MASSIVE investment returns. (Truthout 7/21)
SOME SCARY WORDS FROM A REPORTER OF 25 YEARS. The decline of newspapers is
about the rise of the CORPORATE STATE, the loss of civic and public
responsibility on the part of much of our entrepreneurial class and the intellectual
poverty of our post-literate world. Corporations are not in the business of
news. They hate news, real news. Real news is not convenient to their rape of
the nation [Think: Class war] . . . Bloggers and Internet addicts are largely
parasites who cling to traditional news outlets. They rarely pick up the
phone, much less go out and find a story. [Mea culpa ““ DN] Reporting, which is
time-consuming and often expensive, begins from the premise that there are
things we need to know and understand, even if these things make us uncomfortable.
If we lose this ethic we are left with pandering, packaging and
partisanship. When the traditional news organizations go belly up we will lose a vast
well of expertise and information. Our democracy will suffer a body blow. A
democracy survives when its citizens have access to trustworthy and impartial
sources of information, when it can discern lies from truth. Take this away and
a democracy dies. (Chris Hedges, Truthdig 7/21)
“ETHICS,”� n, A DIRTY WORD IN CONGRESS. This week, House leaders announced
appointments to the new independent panel empowered to review ethics
complaints against House members. They surprised even Republicans by appointing
controversial Porter Goss as co-chair. Goss is a former Republican congressman, and
then the CIA head under Bush. In the House, he co-sponsored the horribly
misnamed Patriot Act, and, as the Chair of the House Intelligence Committee,
refused to investigate the leaking of CIA agent Valerie Plame’s identity. (The
Progress Report 7/25) [DN: He also has a highly partisan and ethically stinky
past – Google him as Porter GRoss (so you get beyond Wikipedia). A blogger on
Firedoglake wrote: “It is a cynical, horrid choice. But in hindsight
entirely predictable.”� Dem. majority Leader Nancy Pelosi joined Repub. minority
leader Matt Boehner to appoint him. Think “CLASS WAR”� and “WHAT, ME WORRY ABOUT
CONSEQUENCES?”�]
IS THERE NO LIMIT TO WHAT “THEY”� WILL DO? Political appointees at the
Department of Labor are moving with unusual speed to push through in the final
months of the Bush administration a rule making it tougher to regulate on-the-job
exposure to chemicals and toxins. Virtually overnight, changing the
risk-assessment process became the agency’s top priority for workplace regulations.
The department’s speed in trying to make the regulatory change contrasts with
its reluctance to alter workplace safety rules over the past 7-1/2 years. In
that time, the department adopted only one major health rule for a chemical
in the workplace, and it did so under a court order. (Wash Post 7/23) LATER
BREAKING NEWS. Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), chairman of the House Education
and Labor Committee, said he will introduce legislation to stop what he
described as a Bush administration effort to block the next president from trying
to reduce worker deaths and illness caused by workplace toxins. (Wash Post
7/25)
NO! THERE’S NEVER A LIMIT TO IDIOCY AND KNAVERY. At a Senate hearing, former
EPA official Jason Burnett said the Bush administration’s OMB officials
looked for ways to define carbon dioxide (CO2) from power plants as different
from CO2 from automobiles, in order to shield industrial power plants from
regulation under the landmark Supreme Court decision Massachusetts v. EPA. “So
there’s an interest to determine whether we could define CO2 from automobiles as
somehow different than CO2 from power plants,”� Burnett said. (ThinkProgress
7/22) [DN: No can do – of course. Carbon dioxide is the same chemical
compound regardless of what source emits it. But surely, politicIans can change
natural laws, too ““ can’t they?]
T-t-t-h-a-a-t’s all, Folks. Say goodbye to Looney Toons.

‘Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews’—

‘Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews’—

an Interview With Alan Hart

Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews. Volume 2. By Alan Hart. 452 pages. World Focus Publishing. £14.99.

When Alan Hart started his journalism career in Africa at the age of 18, joining ITN television, his editor summed up what his job ought to be: “Keep democracy alive.” Hart made it his life’s mission.

The profession took him around the world as a foreign correspondent, with a stop in Vietnam where he learned that “you cannot defeat an idea with bullets and bombs.”

The Middle East was another destination for him, and one that had even more impact on his life.

The British reporter was probably the only correspondent to have enjoyed on the professional level access to, and on the human level friendship with, the top leaders of both the sides of the Arab-Israeli conflict, including Yasser Arafat and Golda Meir. It was not without reason that, in 1980, he was chosen by United Nations senior leaders to lead a secret peace initiative between Shimon Peres and Arafat, an initiative that, a decade later, became the Oslo process.

But behind the scenes, Hart discovered a bitter truth: that the two-state settlement was “long dead.”

Because the gentile Hart believes that, generally speaking, “the Jews are the intellectual elite of the Western civilization, and the Palestinians the intellectual elite of the Arab world,” his commitment is to find an alternative in order for the two people to work in partnership.

In Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews, the 65-year-old Hart reveals his fascinating, at times shocking, experiences and conversations with top leaders in the most volatile region of the world. He puts these in their historical context, and, through a logical demonstration, offers an alternative to the conventional peace process, perhaps a more realistic one.

***

Throughout your career, you seem to have lost hope in the “two-state settlement.” “It is there in theory; in fact it is long dead,” you say. What makes you so confidently say so?

Zionism: The Real Enemy of the Jews. Volume 1. By Alan Hart. 596 pages. World Focus Publishing. £19.99.

In 1980 I found myself engaged in a secret exploratory dialogue between Yasser Arafat and Shimon Peres. The background situation was the following: Towards the end of 1979, Arafat sent a secret letter to the [United Nations] Security Council saying he was prepared to accept resolution 242, that is, to do peace with Israel beyond the 1967 border.

Andy Young [United States ambassador to the United Nations] thought the letter was the biggest breakthrough since 1948, and [President] Carter agreed with him on the necessity to seize the opportunity. But while he tried to bring the Palestine Liberation Organization (P.L.O.) into the peace process, Israel’s then [Prime Minister] Menachim Begin got the Zionist lobby in America to move against Carter, who was punished by having to fire Andy Young.

It was then suggested to me by very senior people of the U.N., who were not unconnected from Carter, that I should try my hand at some unofficial diplomacy because it was generally known in the world that I had good access to both Arab and Israeli leaders as a reporter for the BBC’s Panorama program, and that on the human level I enjoyed friendship with them.

In 1980, Israel was 19 months from its elections, which the whole world (including Carter), hoped Menachim Begin would lose. The game plan was: if I can persuade first Peres and then Arafat to let me be the middleman between them, we would use these months to try and create a position so that when Peres became prime minister, we could go public.

I went to Tel Aviv, met with Shimon Peres behind closed doors, and said to him: “If Arafat is willing, would you agree to let me lead the dialogue?”

Peres agreed, and then he made this statement: “It’s already too late.” He meant too late for peace on any terms Arafat could accept. When I asked for the reason, the following was his reply:

“Every day that passes sees new bricks on new settlements. Begin knows exactly what he’s doing. He’s creating the conditions for a Jewish civil war. He knows that no Israeli leader is going down in history as the one who gave the order to the Jewish army to shoot Jews out of the West Bank … I’m not.”

My point is: if it was too late in 1980—when there were only 70,000 illegal settlers in the occupied territories—how much more too late is it today when they count half a million? And that number is growing. There is absolutely no way that any Israeli P.M. ever goes to confront the settlers.

Some commentators say all the Israeli government has to do is pull out their troops from the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and the settlers would simply follow.

Probably half the settlers could be bought out to have a life in Tel Aviv or somewhere else, but probably half is still a hell of a lot who would fight. I think the two-state solution has long been killed by Israel’s ongoing colonization.

What do you think is the responsibility of the international community on this issue?

I think the real evil in this story is not even Zionism, but rather the governments of the major powers—in particular the U.S., the U.K., and France. The moment they could have put a stop on the trip to disaster was after the 1967 war. They could and should have said: “According to Resolution 242, not only must Israel go out, but furthermore we would not allow it to build any settlements to colonize this newly-occupied land (which Israel does in defiance of international law)—and if Israel does we should sanction it.”

So what do you believe are the options now?

In my view there are only two:

1. The one-state solution in which Zionism loses. It would be a secular state in which Palestinians and Jews who live there now become equal citizens. It would be end of Zionism, but it would mean peace with real security for Jews.

2. The doomsday for the Palestinians. Israel’s policy is currently to create conditions which make life hell for the Palestinians on the West Bank and Gaza in the hope that they would just surrender. I think Israeli leaders still believe they can do that, but they are wrong.

What happens if the Zionist leaders come to the conclusion that they cannot break the will of the Palestinians?

I think then Zionists will create the pretext for a final round of ethnic cleansing to drive the Palestinians out of the West Bank and Gaza. If that happens, there will be a Zionist holocaust. The West Bank will run in blood and it will be mostly Palestinian blood. That, I personally believe, is the road we are on.

Do you believe the countdown to the doomsday can be stopped?

The only power on earth that can confront Zionism is America. The problem is that requiring from Zionism to make peace on terms Palestinians could accept, would mean standing up to Israel and threatening with the use of sanction.

No American president is ever going to do that unless he knows that the majority of America’s Jews would support it, i.e., unless pushed to do so by an informed public opinion.

The problem is that the public opinion is too uninformed to do so. There is only one name of the game to make democracy work: information and education.

Most citizens throughout the Judeo-Christian world are totally ignorant about the truth of history. I’m a classic example. I came out of my mother’s womb conditioned by Zionism’s version of history. It took me 12 to 15 years of being an ITN TV reporter to actually get to the other side of the story. I can understand how people who didn’t have my exposure to it don’t challenge.

There is talk of the “new anti-Semitism” defined as criticism of Israel’s policy that, whether intentionally or unintentionally, has the effect of promoting prejudice against all Jews. What do you suggest to escape that dilemma?

If not told with context and sensitivity, the truth about Israel might provoke anti-Semitism. That’s why I say the key is to explain the difference between Judaism and Zionism. A large part of Zionists’ success to date is that it has managed to conflate the two.

In fact, they are total opposites. Like Christianity and Islam, Judaism has at its core a set of moral values and ethical principles. To the extent that they look to Jerusalem as the centre of their religion, all religious Jews could (and most do) regard themselves as spiritual Zionists.

But political Zionism (and that’s what I refer to in the title of my book) is something else. It is a sectarian, colonialist ideology which created a state for some Jews in the Arab heartland mainly by terrorism and ethnic cleansing. By so doing, it made a mockery of Judaism’s moral values and ethical principles.

Knowing this difference makes two things possible: One is why it is perfectly possible to be passionately anti-Zionist (opposed to Zionism’s colonial enterprise) without being anti-Semitic. The other is why it is wrong to blame all Jews for the crimes of the relative few—hardest core political Zionists in Israel, which is a Zionist, not a Jewish state.

Clearing nations to this difference is my fight, and I gave five years of my life to research and write this book, drawing off my experiences and conversations with leaders.

But it’s not only the gentile Alan who says Zionism is a threat to Judaism. One of my dear Jewish friends is Hajo Meyer, a Holocaust survivor, whose latest book is entitled “The End of Judaism.”

The former bishop of Jerusalem, Riah el-Assal, whom I recently interviewed, made this point: Despite everything Zionism has done to the Palestinians, it’s actually been more disastrous for Judaism, because it isn’t actually land that has enabled Jews to survive, but rather their moral principles.

It seems Jews are overwhelmingly silent about Israel’s policy toward the Palestinians. Do mainstream Jews actually support Zionism?

The silence of the Jews is another obstacle. Throughout history, they have generally been liberal, except on this issue. My best friend in the world after my wife is my Jewish accountant. I’ve known him for 40 years, and I even once took him to Israel to meet Golda Meir as a way of saying “thank you” to him. He doesn’t like what Israel has done, but he won’t … read … my … book. [Hart paused after each word to convey despair.] He doesn’t want to know the truth of history.

I once said to him: “Like 99 percent of all Jews in the world, you believe that when Israel went to war in 1967, it was either because the Arabs attacked first or because they were going to attack. If I can convince you, using only Israeli sources, that this is a complete fabrication, do you believe me?” He paused and said: “If what I believe about that war is not true, then everything collapses.”

Ilan Pappe (an Israeli revisionist historian) makes this point: Israel is not entirely Zionist. There are a lot of Jews in Israel who would make peace on almost any terms Palestinians would accept. The sad thing is that Israelis have been as much conditioned by Zionist propaganda as the rest of the world.

There is another reason why people like my Jewish accountant are frightened to speak out about Zionism: deep down among every Jew there is a fear of Holocaust II. That’s understandable.

In my book I call for a new Covenant—not between Jews and their God, but between Jews and the Gentiles. In it, Gentiles would commit once and for all to slaying the monster of anti-Semitism. The Jews would commit to dealing with the monster of Zionism.

ADL Releases Free Filtering Software Designed to “Keep Hate Out Of Homes”

ADL Releases Free Filtering Software

Designed to “Keep Hate Out Of Homes”


New York, NY, March 21, 2002 … In its continued effort to fight hate on the Internet, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today announced the release of ADL HateFilter Filter® 2.0, a completely redesigned version of the League’s unique software that blocks access to hundreds of hate sites on the Web. Powered by the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA), the free program is available at the League’s Web site at www.adl.org/hatefilter.

“The explosion of growth in Internet use over the last few years has brought with it an increasing number of anti-Semitic and racist Web sites operated by hate groups,” said Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director. “Since the release of the original HateFilter in 1998, the number of sites we routinely monitor has grown exponentially along with the number of Americans going online. While the Internet continues to be a boon for information and education, unfortunately there is a dark side of the Web that remains only a click away.

“ADL HateFilter Filter® 2.0 is a free software tool that can be used by parents to ensure that their children do not stumble into a hate zone,” Mr. Foxman added. “We are giving parents and caregivers the option to keep hate out of their homes.”

ADL monitors hate on the Internet and provides information to law enforcement, the media and the public. In 1998, building on more than eight decades of experience in tracking hate groups, ADL made available its original filtering software, enabling computer users to block access to racist and bigoted sites. ADL HateFilter Filter® 2.0 employs the same, carefully compiled list of hate sites used by the original HateFilter and blocks access to the dozens of bigoted sites that have appeared since.

Installation and configuration of the program is both quick and easy. ADL’s Internet Monitoring Unit will provide regular updates of the software, which will be available free of charge on the League’s Web site. To update the program, users can simply download a small file that installs itself in the filter.

ADL HateFilter Filter® 2.0 uses the technology of ICRAfilter, a powerful filtering program that can block access to pornographic, violent and other online content that parents may find unsuitable for children. Though ADL is responsible only for its list of hate sites – which includes those run by neo-Nazis, white supremacists and Holocaust deniers – users of ADL Hate Filter® 2.0 may use the program to block access to other sites. Parents may choose to activate rules that block or allow sites on the basis of the way those sites describe themselves, or use lists developed by other, trusted groups similar to ADL.

The filter was created as part of an international initiative to develop standards for responsible Internet use. ADL has an ongoing relationship with IRCA, a public-private international partnership that includes such Internet industry leaders as AOL, IBM and Microsoft.