In the End, Afghanistan Will Be a High-Tech War of Attrition

A contracted air plane drops humanitarian aide supplies for Aka Sadiq to U.S. Marines and Afghan National Army soldiers at a drop site during a three-day combat reconnaissance patrol in the Bala Baluk District, Farah province, Afghanistan, March 30, 2010. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nicholas Pilch

U.S. military goes hungry in Afghanistan

The United States Military is in the midst of a troop surge in Afghanistan, but the surge has caused the ratio of resources to troops to widen. Many American Forward Operating Bases are experiencing food and water shortages.
Sgt. Hill, whose name has been changed to protect his identity, has been in Afghanistan only a few months as part of the new troop surge into the country. The troops are mainly focused on training and promoting the Afghanistan army and police force. The training is the United States’ attempt to “teach a man to fish,” in the security department of the ever turbulent country, a country which is still undecided if it wants to break free from Taliban influence. With these larger issues at hand the need for proper amounts of food and water have fallen by the wayside.Initially it was expected that resources for surging troops would be low, as many bases were unprepared for the push ordered by the Obama administration. The surge, it is argued, was far too swift and did not give the military time to lay the proper infrastructure and provide housing and other amenities for the troops. The reality of the lack of preparation has been felt by Sgt. Hill and other troops currently in Afghanistan.Over weeks of correspondence Sgt. Hill has informed Digital Journal of the conditions the logistics of just being able to eat. General McChrystal announced that fast food places like Burger King and Pizza Hut were going to be shut down and moved to make more room for essentials the troops will need for war.As reported on Digital Journal:

“Supplying non-essential luxuries to big bases like Bagram and Kandahar makes it harder to get essential items to combat outposts and forward operating bases, where troops fighting every day need to be resupplied with ammunition, food and water.”By closing up the outlets, the FRAGO’s design is intended to free up storage space, provide secure areas for equipment, and reduce flight and convoy traffic across the country.

This action may have made matters worse for soldiers who are on missions during designated chow hall times.At Camp Mike Spann some soldiers have been forced to skip up to three meals a day, and are forbidden to eat Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s) unless they are on an evening mission to save on the lack of available rations. The Chow Hall at Camp Mike Spann is not open 24 hours and civilian and military workers are not happy if anyone attempts to even serve themselves prepackaged bowls of cereal when the cafeteria is not open.The infrastructure has not been freed up a significant amount to allow for the proper shipping of food and beverages, Sgt. Hill says. At Camp Mike Spann, in particular, there have been times when they have run out of drinks and other food items. There is no potable water available so troops rely on bottled water for hydration.The Camp chow hall is now closed for lunch and only serving breakfast and dinner to be able to stretch out the available food since another troop wave hit. Today Sgt. Hill casually mentioned the situation behind being able to get food. To be able to speak with me, he has to wait up to a half an hour in a line for 10 minutes on the computer.

Sgt Hill: The chow hall just now opened. While I’m here and the line is already (an hour and a half long). Guess I am not eating again..Digital Journal: Wow. Somebody should do something about that. Maybe call congress?Sgt. Hill: Nah. Conservatives think we should just suck it up because we are in a war zone, and Liberals want us all to die anyway. Nobody gives a F***.

Camp Mike Spann is not the only place dealing with a shortage of food and water. An article in Stars and Stripes brought to attention the hardships of one Marine Encampment. At Marine Combat Outpost Contu ,”there are no beds, no showers, no toilets and no electricity. Chickens and ducks roam the bare dirt yard amid scraps of trash and rotting animal dung. Fleas, flies and filth are the grunts’ constant companions.” They doubt they will see permanent living crates or even cots. They sleep with flees and chiggers and have very little food available to them. They say living like pioneers in the 1800s has given them a new appreciation for things like a bath or a shower and clean clothes.

French Leader Sarkozy Slams Obama, Warns He Might Be Insane

French Leader Sarkozy Slams Obama, Warns He Might Be Insane

A new report circulating in the Kremlin today authored by France’s Directorate-General for External Security (DGSE) and recently“obtained” by the FSB shockingly quotes French President Nicolas Sarkozy [photo top right with Obama] as stating that President Barack Obama is “a  dangerous[ly] aliéné”, which translates into his, Obama, being a“mad lunatic”, or in the American vernacular,“insane”.

According to this report, Sarkozy was“appalled” at Obama’s “vision” of what the World should be under his “guidance” and“amazed” at the American Presidents unwillingness to listen to either “reason” or “logic”.  Sarkozy’s meeting where these impressions of Obama were formed took place nearly a fortnight ago at the White House in Washington D.C., and upon his leaving he“scolded” Obama and the US for not listening closely enough to what the rest of the World has to say.

Apparently, as this report details, the animosity between Sarkozy and Obama arose out of how best the West can deal with the growing threat posed by rising Islamic fundamentalism. Both Sarkozy and his European neighbors had previously been supported in their efforts by the United States in forming an alliance to strengthen the integration of Muslim peoples into their societies, and has including France and Belgiummoving to ban the wearing of burqa’s.

European fears over their growing Muslim populations appear to be valid as the growing immigration and birth rates of these Islamic peoples are warned is causing the “Eurabiazation” of the Continent and within a few generations will see them become the majority of nearly all of the EU Nations.

The greatest threat to these Western Nations posed by the Muslim peoples becoming the majority of their populations lies in their likelihood of destroying the Global Banking System which according to their faith is firmly rooted in “satanic” evil and “must” be replaced by an Islamic one.

[Note: Islamic banking refers to a system of banking or banking activity that is consistent with the principles of Islamic law (Sharia) and its practical application through the development of Islamic economics. Sharia prohibits the payment or acceptance of interest fees for the lending and accepting of money respectively, (Riba, usury) for specific terms, as well as investing in businesses that provide goods or services considered contrary to its principles (Haraam, forbidden).

Obama, on the other hand, doesn’t share the views of his European allies and has, instead, embarked upon a course of embracing the Muslim peoples of the World and to the shock of all has overturned the Bush era banon the radical Swiss born Muslim Cleric Tariq Ramadan from entering the United States, last year ordered the US government bailed out General Electric Capital Corporation to became the first Western multinational toissue an Islamic bond, and this past week commanded that all of his governments security documents eliminate the words “Islamic extremism” and “jihad”.

Sarkozy in these reports further warns that by Obama’s “unrestrained” and “destabilizing” actions an already tense Global situation is growing ever more catastrophic as America’s once stalwart allies are being cast aside in favor of a New World Order where instead of the United States securing its vital energy future through conquest and war it will now do so by appeasement to some of the most violent and radical regimes on Earth, and as we can see exampled:

In Egypt…where the 30-year reign of the stalwart US ally President Hosni Mubarak is being allowed by Obama to fall so that this most vital of Middle Eastern countries can be ruled by the former head of the United Nationsnuclear watchdog agency,  Mohamed ElBaradei, who allowed through his appeasement the Persian Nation of Iran to gain the knowledge, equipment and expertise needed to build an atomic bomb.

In Turkey…where Obama in failing to stop, like all American Presidents before him, his Congress from passing a law blaming that critical Eurasian Nation for the 1915 Armenian genocide left Turkish Prime MinisterTayyip Erdoğan no choice but to recall his ambassador to the US.

In Kyrgyzstan…where Obama failed to stop a revolution against the American installed President thus allowing Russian Prime Minister Putin to achieve his goal of revolutionary change for that critical Central Asian Nation and putting in jeopardy the United States war in Afghanistan as the new Kyrgyz government prepares to throw the Americans out of their country thus depriving them of their main air supply route to their already undersupplied troops battling the Afghan Taliban.

In India…where by Obama’s failing to support the Indians fight against Pakistani backed Muslim terrorists has caused the second most powerful Asian Nation to turn towards Iran rebuffing all Western attempts to isolate them and instead of their participating in Obama’s Global Nuclear Summit have, instead, agreed to attend the Iranians.

In Pakistan…where just this week Obama gave this vital American ally a “public slap on the wrist” by denying to them the same nuclear deal he had previously given to India thus insuring the Pakistani military will cease their support for American troops in Afghanistan battling the Taliban.

In Afghanistan…where Obama has engaged in a public war with his ally President Karzai who because so enraged he threatened this past week to change his allegiance from the Americans to the Taliban.

In Israel…where Obama has so demoralized and demonized their once most reliable ally that Prime MinisterNetanyahu has just announced he will not attend Obama’s Global Nuclear Summit because of his fears that the American President will not keep Egypt and Turkey under control thus threatening the Israelis nuclear supremacy over their Middle Eastern enemies who have sworn to destroy them.

In Brazil…where Obama has ordered his Defense Secretary Robert Gates to sign an historic defense agreement with this South American nuclear power whose President, Lula da Silva, has praised Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, slammed Israel, and has announced his intentions to visit Iran next month.

To all of these actions (and too many more to mention in this short report) Russian Military Analysts warn that Obama has pushed our world towards total global war more than any single leader since Nazi Germany’s Adolph Hitler, to which Russia and China are, likewise, preparing to confront to stop the Americans.

Most unfortunately for those Americans living under the Obama regime is that their attempts to stop the radical socialism he has pushed upon them from destroying their once great Nation has failed as new reports from the United States are showing that in under two years Obama and his cohorts have succeeded in making nearly 50% of these people support the other 50% who aren’t working. (And which really should surprise none of them as during his campaign for the Presidency he openly vowed to “redistribute the wealth”, but which history has always shown makes everyone a pauper, except for the elites that is.)

For any of the few Americans left daring to oppose Obama we had previously warned about the massive death camps he is preparing for them, but which these most strange of peoples continue to deny the existence of in their naïve belief that if they choose not to believe a thing it makes it not true. (If this behavior sounds familiar it is only because Obama and his cohorts have, literally, used the same playbook used by the Nazis against the once free German people.)

And for those even daring to expose the truth of what is being done to the American people Obama took the unprecedented step this week of authorizing for the first time in American history his secret government intelligence services to assassinate one of their own citizens without benefit of trial leaving every human rights organization in the World in shock, including Tina Foster of the US-based International Justice Network who said, “I am in shock that they would do this. It is shocking that our Government would go to these extremes, even depriving someone of their life without a legal process.

Now to if Sarkozy’s grim and dire assessment of Obama is true or not it is not in our knowing, nor do these reports say.  But, it is important to note that nearly all of the longstanding allies of the United States Obama has turned his back on are, admittedly, some really bad (to say the least) leaders who no one in their right mind would want to live under.

And too Obama’s apparent appeasement of Islamic terrorists there is growing evidence of his maybe throwing all his marbles (so to speak) in “one fell swoop”, and as evidenced by the 195 smart, guided, Blu-110 bombs and 192 massive 2000lb Blu-117 bombs he last month authorized Florida based Superior Maritime Services Concord to “immediately” ship from California to the massive US Air Force base on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, which is in striking distance of Iran and if all of them were dropped on the Iranians would, literally, destroy them.

In finding the deliberately hidden clues as to what will happen as The Great Game nears its inevitable climax all caution must be taken, including to whom you might tell your most secret of thoughts, and as evidenced in the United States this past week should NEVER be voiced to your children, and as we can read as reported by the Info Wars News Service:

“A family in Williamson County, Austin have lost custody of their 7-year-old son as part of a Child Protective Services investigation because the parents taught their children to mistrust the government, an action that deemed them to be “unsuitable parents,” according to charges leveled by police officers in CPS documents.”

And to those still mocking the truths of these times, who continually fail to see what lies before them, we can only say you’re being the good and obedient lemmings you were brought up to be.  So go back to sleep and dream the sweetest dreams you can, because before you know it you’ll be awakening in a living nightmare as those as ignorant as you, throughout all of history, have learned to their peril and loss.

To everyone else in America we can only advise you to begin stocking up for the End of the World….you won’t be alone.

Fugitive Kyrgyz President Warns of Bloodshed

Fugitive Kyrgyz President Warns of Bloodshed

Joseph Sywenkyj for The New York Times

At least several hundred supporters of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev prayed at a rally in the village of Teyit.

Denis Sinyakov/Reuters

President Kurmanbek Bakiyev of Kyrgyzstan at a rally of supporters in Teyit, Kyrgyzstan, on Monday.

By MICHAEL SCHWIRTZ

TEYIT, Kyrgyzstan — The president of this strategically important country, who was forced from the capital last week by rioting protesters, returned to public view on Monday, holding a rally with supporters and declaring that if the interim government that supplanted him seeks his arrest, “there will be blood.”

The president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, has retreated to his ancestral stronghold here in southernKyrgyzstan, several hours south of the capital, Bishkek. He has given interviews to journalists at his compound in recent days, but on Monday a crowd of 500 or so people gathered there for a demonstration.

“Let them try to come and take me,” he told journalists after the rally. “Let them try to destroy me. There will be blood.”

Mr. Bakiyev was responding to statements in the capital, Bishkek, on Monday from leaders of the interim government that they intended to arrest him.

The fate of Mr. Bakiyev has been a source of tension around the country. On Monday, the United States Embassy in Bishkek issued a statement saying that it would play no role in resolving his status.

“The U.S. Embassy has no plans to shelter Mr. Bakiyev or help him leave Kyrgyzstan,” the embassy said. “Reports to the contrary are completely inaccurate.”

The embassy also said that the United States ambassador, Tatiana C. Gfoeller, met on Monday with the head of the interim government, Roza Otunbayeva, to express condolences over the loss of life last week.

The nation is the site of an important American air base that supports the NATO war effort in Afghanistan. Flights to Afghanistan from the base have resumed, the embassyannounced Monday.

On Sunday, Mr. Bakiyev insisted in an interview that he retained popular support, and he mocked the interim government.

“They have changed all the leaders, but that does not mean that they have taken control,” Mr. Bakiyev said. “They have no authority and no influence.”

His insistence that he retained power threatened to further destabilize Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic in Central Asia with a population of five million.

Mr. Bakiyev fled the capital on Wednesday after crowds of demonstrators, angered over what they termed his corrupt and repressive rule, clashed with the police and the presidential guard, which responded with gunfire. More than 80 people were killed, according to the interim government, and hundreds were wounded. The capital was largely calm over the weekend, with uniformed police officers returning to the street and shops opening.

Since he fled, Mr. Bakiyev had issued statements of defiance from Kyrgyzstan’s south, but his exact whereabouts had been a mystery until Sunday, when news of his presence here spread. Cab drivers had no trouble locating Mr. Bakiyev’s walled compound here in the village of Teyit, outside the city of Jalalabad.

Black-clad guards patrolling the perimeter calmly admitted visitors, and Mr. Bakiyev granted an interview to a reporter in a large traditional Kyrgyz yurt, or tent, that was set up outside his family’s home.

Sitting at a large, chandelier-lighted conference table and wearing a suit but no tie, Mr. Bakiyev appeared relaxed but determined. He gave no indication that he intended to try to retake power violently, but he also made clear that he would not surrender to the interim government.

He said he retained strong support among the people of Kyrgyzstan, especially in the south. He said that he had been traveling the region and meeting with his allies to ensure that he would be able “to prevent the kind of bloodshed that occurred in Bishkek.”

But Mr. Bakiyev appeared to be running out of options, as more and more regional leaders voiced support for the interim government in Bishkek or resigned. A spokesman for the interim government confirmed Sunday that the mayor of Jalalabad and the governor of the Jalalabad region had been replaced by supporters of the interim leader, Roza Otunbayeva.

For the first time, Mr. Bakiyev addressed the violence that occurred Wednesday, defending the actions of his security forces and saying they fired only when bullets crashed into his office and nearly hit him at the government’s headquarters, called the White House.

“The people who guard the White House never shoot at peaceful citizens without a reason,” he said.

Obama Finishing World Domination Plans

Obama’s revival of the Baruch Plan for Rothschild world domination through a private monopoly of nuclear weapons

DICK EASTMAN

When nuclear power is eliminated from the hands of all nationalist governments, the Rothschilds will control their own as a monopoly and their secret private space-based delivery system as well.  Say hello to your new god.

Obama’s Plan for Elimination of Nation-Controlled Nuclear Power is a revival of the “Baruch Plan” for  a world government monopoly of  nuclear weapons, ensuring that no individual nation could control atomic power either for defense or peaceful uses.   Under the Baruch Plan (a plan worked out with Rothschild agent and infiltrated communist agent Secretary of State Dean Acheson and David Lilienthal, the Lazard Freres head of the US Atomic Energy Commission,   who invented the term “multinational corporation” and who later founded, with money from Lazard Freres, the international engineering venture company, Development and Resources Corporation, funded by governments and following the model Lilienthal developed from experience gained heading the Tennessee Valley Authority, the US’s first great socialist development project.  The Development and Resources Corporation functioned much like Halliburton, Schlumberger and Tesco.

Although originally  funded by Lazard Freres, the company was later bought by the oldest son of Nelson Rockefeller, Rodman Rockefeller, president of the International Basic Economy Corporation (a pioneer and leader in commercial genetics and global agribusiness – Rodman also was the American co-chair  of the Mexico-United States Business Committee which produced the North American Free Trade Agreement    —  but Development and Resources Corporation foundered when the Shah of Iran was overthrown by a movement of Moslem nationalists abrogated all contracts with the company.

Baruch invented the term Cold War, just as his owned minion Winston Churchill invented the term “Iron Curtain.”  Lilienthal for a time headed that part of the Military Industrial Complex that kept the US in atomic weapons, in an arms race bankrolled with borrowings from Lazard Freres and other Rothschild-allied investment banks.

As I was saying, the Obama Plan is simply the latest attempt at implementing a version of the Baruch Plan for a monopoly of atomic power by international power unanswerable to any nation.

Baruch, Acheson and Lilenthal proposed an International Atomic Development Authority  with complete power over atomic development all over the world and complete power to use atomic power to prevent atomic power.  The movie The Day the Earth Stood Still was based on a story that was propaganda for the Baruch Plan, with the UN AEC taking the part of all-powerful and indestructible Gort the robot – the message laid out by Clatu the representative of the “united planets” being:   “follow us and live in peace or pursue your present course and face obliteration.”  When nations no longer have control of nuclear power only Zionist Internationalism (the interests now running the United States against the interests of the American people) will have them and peace and cheap electricity will not be their primary function.

Obama’s plan to eliminate all nuclear power from countries not under total Rothschild control and then to phase it away from governments completely so that only weapons secretly in the hands of the Money Power’s own secret private (mercenary power above the armed forces of national powers) will exist to rule the earth brooking no interference from any organization of resistance.

When nuclear power is eliminated from the hands of all nationalist governments  — Iran is one of the last —  the Rothschild interests will have a monopoly of true nuclear super-power status  —  a term that today is absurdly applied to the United States which no less a Rothschild asset than is Israel, a nation the Rothschilds’ have won in a financial crap game using  loaded dice.   those of the “approved” Zionist internationalist arsenals and their secret private space-based capability as well.

If you doubt this than you have failed to thing long enough on the power of secret multi-trillionaires who control a monopoly of credit in the world as well as a network of  secret societies that have worked to place their members in every geopolitical strategic point throughout the world – including  China, Russia and India.    Not only does the Jewish money power control secret stockpiles of nuclear weapons (in addition to the secret arsenal of Israel  — likely known only to  Zionist Jews and any others whose absolutel loyal to the Money Power dynasties has been firmly established.

I should mention also here my conclusion that Baruch Plan nuclear domination of the species will also be augmented by already existing systems of weaponized weather modification and the ability to destroy and coercively control through what may be called weaponized private international credit monopoly.

The Obama plan is no more for world peace and the peaceful development of cheap energy for mankind that was the Baruch Plan.  Once the threat of even the potential of non-Jewish-controlled atomic weapons that could threaten Jerusalem and Jewish global supremacy is eliminated, you will see a ruthless arrogance against all critics of Jews that will make all previous genocides of history (both real and imagined) pale in comparison.

Obama is working for the Rothschilds and his plan for eliminating atomic weapons from the hands of representative governments (like the US wishes it still was) and national governments (like Iran)  will render Obama’s masters the Lords of the Earth (which they pretty much are already.)  With this final power over others, Zionism will become not so much a global nobility as a global divinity with the power of Gods over men – the bankers having stolen from general mankind the gift of Prometheus so they can lord over them with impunity.

I wish Iran luck  — but they are in big trouble because they mistakenly believed that Putin was independent  and would back them up.  The truth is Iran has no friends it can count on, even as Iran may be one of the few nations remaining that the American people, if they understood their true best interests, could call their friend.

The Obama’s Baruch Plan is probably going to succeed  — just like Obama’s (formerly Hillary Clinton’s)  Health Care Plan.  I’ve looked at the leaders you keep throwing up for me to get behind  — Ron Paul, Sarah Palin, Ralph Nader, Alex Jones, Jesse Ventura  and on that basis  I can tell you with confidence — you’re getting the new Baruch Plan and you have earned it.

Holbrooke, Petraeus Take Rebellious Karzai In Hand

Hamid Karzai tours with McChrystal after US feud

* Afghan president calls on Taliban ‘brothers’ to lay down arms
* Holbrooke, Petraeus meet Karzai in Kabul

KUNDUZ/LASHKAR GAH: Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on the Taliban “brothers” to lay down their arms, as he appeared with NATO’s commander in a show of solidarity aimed at putting a quarrel with the West behind him.

In a sign of the volatility of a once-peaceful northern region, plans for Karzai to address German troops in Kunduz on Sunday were called off at the last minute. Residents and German forces said rockets had fallen near the German base there.

And in the south, hundreds of people protested against an Italian charity that operates a hospital where staff have been accused of plotting to assassinate a provincial governor.

Karzai and US General Stanley McChrystal met hundreds of elders in Kunduz, which has seen a surge in Taliban attacks and is expected to become a main battlefront in the coming months.

“I call on the Taliban, the Kunduz Taliban: Brothers! Dears!… Come and have your say, but not by the gun,” Karzai said. “You say, foreigners are here. But as long as you fight, they won’t leave.”

Scores of German troops assembled at their base waiting for Karzai to address them, but an officer announced the stop had been cancelled “due to security reasons and a tight timetable”.

Lieutenant-Colonel Paul Weber said rockets had landed near the base. A villager said he had seen two rockets.

It was the third time Karzai had met elders with McChrystal recently, in what NATO says is part of McChrystal’s strategy of emphasising the Afghan government’s role in military efforts.

In Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand, hundreds of demonstrators took to the streets chanting “Death to Emergency!”

[SEE:Italy NGO denounces Afghan detentions, says it’s targeted because it treats all victims]

Emergency is the name of a Milan-based charity that runs a hospital in the city.

Provincial authorities said on Saturday three Italians had been arrested for plotting to kill the governor of the southern province, bringing arms and explosive vests into the hospital. Emergency has called the allegations “grotesque”. Italy says it is studying the case.

“Those who brought explosives into the hospital to carry out an attack must be arrested and tried for their acts,” said protester Khosrawi Jan.

Meetings: Meanwhile, AFP reported that US envoy Richard Holbrooke and senior general David Petraeus met President Karzai in Kabul at a conference reviewing US civilian and military involvement in Afghanistan. The three men sat together at the start of a two-day conference to discuss what NATO’s International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) said were the “shared challenges and opportunities ahead” in the war-torn country.

The event, involving senior US and Afghan officials, plus key allied partners, comes after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in January unveiled a long-term, non-military plan to stabilise Afghanistan and Pakistan. Holbrooke, whose office produced the strategy, is Washington’s special representative for both countries while Petraeus oversees US military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq. agencies


Pakistan/Militants/Mercenaries/United States–The Division of Labor

Dyncorp

The US security firm, Dyncorp, seen with suspicion at home as well as overseas, is set to remain in Pakistan. The firm was also involved in controversy after its shady attempt to enter security business here. The official US line is that Dyncorp is engaged in anti-narcotics operations. Few are convinced. There seems little doubt that counter-insurgency is the real aim. The entire matter is one the Pakistan government needs to take a long, hard look at. It has already tried – and failed – to hide the fact that US security firms are indeed operating on its soil. This does nothing to enhance credibility. What is more, it does do a great deal to bolster the view that Pakistan lacks sovereignty and the ability to make decisions on its own.

It is uncertain what benefits the presence of US firms brings Islamabad. But certainly in terms of image and standing in the eyes of the people they inflict a great deal of harm. Pakistan’s interests may be better served by putting in place an internal security force capable of carrying out operations of various kinds. The assistance of allies in the west can be used for this in terms of offering equipment, support and training. We already have an elaborate security network consisting of a variety of services. There is no reason why their skills cannot be bolstered. In the longer run, this would serve a far more useful purpose than allowing US firms to operate within the country and adding to public perceptions against Washington and its actions in other countries.

The RAND Corporation and – Fixing Islam

[SEE:  Building Moderate Muslim NetworksCivil Democratic Islam]

The RAND Corporation and – Fixing Islam

The global war on terror cannot be won through counterterrorism alone; it also requires convincing the terrorists and their sympathizers that their goals and methods are faulty and failing. But how is this to be done? The policy for creating moderate muslims – aka. RAND Muslims.

March 18th marks the first anniversary of formal release of the Rand Corporation report on Islam, entitled Civil Democratic Islam: Partners, Resources, and Strategies.

The report has two fold agenda: 1. Try to create a version of Islam that suits the post 9/11 western agenda. 2. Creating divisions in the Muslim society at home and abroad.

The Rand Report recipe to achieve this objective is to encourage and promote the so-called modernist Muslims and play one section of the society against another to split the society. In another report released in December 2004, the Rand Corporation elaborated on the second point and recommended playing the two major Muslim sects Sunnis and Shiites against each other to achieve policy objects.

We are not sure what impact the Rand report has on the 1.5 billion Muslims living in independent Muslim countries as well as minorities in many other countries. Its aim is to change the way Muslims think, get Muslims to leave out some parts of their religion not by force, but through influence and education of Western principles, ideas and culture.

However, we can see some reaction in the American Muslim community where the so called progressive or modern Muslims are trying to benefit from the current atmosphere of fear and siege caused by the arbitrary arrests, FBI interviews, racial profiling, surveillance of their mosques, closing down of Islamic charities and constant anti-Islam and anti-Muslim propaganda in the mainstream media.

We are experiencing the re-emergence of Orientalism of the 19th century aimed at forcing the Muslims living in US and elsewhere to abandon the basic tenets of Islam. This neo-Orientalism is coming in the shape of such research documents as the Rand Report which questions the authenticity of Islam’s holy scripture, the Quran. Even a fake version of Quran is now available in print.

The Fake American Quran!

It was distributed in a private school in Kuwait. All this would have been met with fierce resistance by Muslims in the past, however due to many already being turned moderate, their actions are limited due to their faith in religion having being moderated.

At the same time, we see cropping up of some Muslim groups such as Free Muslims Against Terrorism, Progressive Muslim Union of North America (PMUNA) and Center for Islamic Pluralism which are not only challenging the basic tenets of Islam but also challenging the established Muslim organizations. They preach Islam which is fully peaceful and does not stand up against Western values or liberalism.

Free Muslims Against Terrorism, established by Kamal Nawash who ran for Virginia State Assembly in November 2003 as a Republican candidate. One can well understand his political ambitions and hidden agenda of his organization. Just one example, how it is working against the American Muslim groups. In January this year the Executive Director of Free Muslims Against Terrorism, wrote an e mail to Enver Masud of an Islamic website, Wisdom Foundation, saying: We are very disappointed in your site and it should be taken downÉ. I will recommend to our extremist watch committee that we place your site on our list of extremist sites or sites that support terrorism. Here is the website address of Wisdom Foundation where one can see what kind of message Enver Masud has: http://www.twf.org

The Progressive Muslim Union of North America (PMUNA) was formed on November 15, 2004 by some professed moderates who embrace the simple proposition that “you are a Muslim if you say you are a Muslim — for whatever reason or set of reasons — and that no one is entitled to question or undermine this identity.” Contrary to this, the actual fact is that in Islam, to be a Muslim one has to delcare, “There is no God but Allah, and Muhammad is his Messenger”. Hence the laws of God comes before anything that exists in this world, even ones own family or spouse.

The PMUNA is now forcing mainstream Muslim organizations to take positions on even non-issues in order to put them at odds with their own community, and if don’t take a position they would be considered as the “bad or extremist” Muslims. Sarah Eltantawi, one of its co-founders is demanding the major Muslim groups and organizations to take position on a non-issue, i.e. if a woman can lead Friday prayers. It is not an uncommon knowledge that the status of woman in Islam is now being used by the West to defame Islam.

“I demand to know where the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stands on this issue. I demand to know where the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) stands on this issue. And KARAMAH, the American Sufi Muslim Association, Women in Islam, Azizah Magazine, and other groups who speak for Muslims and Muslim women,” Eltantawi asks.

The PMUNA is not alone in working against the major American Muslim organizations. The first goal of Center for Islamic Pluralism established by Stephan Shwartz, a Muslim convert, is the removal of CAIR and ISNA from monopoly status in representing Muslims to the American public because, according to CIP, as long as they retain a major foothold at the highest political level, no progress can be made for moderate American Islam. By the way, Shwartz claims to be a Sufi Muslim and the Rand study recommends promotion of Sufism in Islam for US policy objectives.

The Rand Report is silent on the reasons of discontentment in the Muslim world. The report does not address any of the core issues that are central in developing the pperceptions of the Muslim world like; Palestine, Kashmir and Chechnya issues and the exploitative political systems supported by the American or European elites. No reference is made to the West’s support for totalitarian secular Muslim regimes, Israel ‘s endless pogroms against the Palestinians and ethnic cleansing perpetrated against Muslims in Eastern Europe and Chechnya.

A number of recent studies have reaffirmed that the reason for anti-American sentiments in the Muslim masses is because of American policies. Pentagon advisory group, Defense Science Board, in its November 2004 report pointed out that Muslims do not hate our freedom, but rather they hate our policies. “American direct intervention in the Muslim World has paradoxically elevated the stature of and support for radical Islamists, while diminishing support for the United States to single-digits in some Arab societies.”

To give a helping held in the daunting task of countering the anti-American sentiments in the Muslim world some Ômoderate’ Muslims established the American Muslim Group on Policy Planning (AMGPP) on December 13, 2004. “The AMGPP is willing to play a very active role in helping improve US image and counter the tide of extremism and anti-Americanism in the Muslim World, the AMGPP founder explains. Now one may ask does this group supports Bush administration’s policy objects such as the occupation of Iraq, the war against Afghanistan, torture in Guantanamo Bay, Baghram and Abu Ghraib and support of undemocratic Muslim governments.

In this context, I would like to refer to a report “Understanding Islamism” issued earlier this month by the Brussels-based International Crisis Group: “The failure to address the Palestinian question and, above all, the decision to make war on Iraq and the even more extraordinary mishandling of the post-war situation there have unquestionably motivated and encouraged jihadi activism across the Muslim world.”

According to the report (the quotation of which does not mean its endorsement), Sunni political Islamism, is definitely modernist in most essential respects, favoring non-violent over violent strategies, open to dialogue and debate and interested in democratic ideas. The report adds: that the West can encourage this evolution. But should it choose to do so, it will need to drop or at least moderate its more activist and interventionist impulses where Muslim countries are concerned, display greater respect for their sovereignty, understand their ambition to renegotiate their relations with it over a range of issues and come to terms with and take account of their viewpoints on the most controversial questions in the current relationship, notably the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Iraq and the modalitie! s of the “war against terrorism” in general.

The report warned that if “moderate” is defined to mean “co-optable”, it can only really refer to groups and tendencies which fail to articulate the frustrations and expectations of the mass of “ordinary decent Muslims”, have little or no purchase on their political reflexes and will prove unable to promote either significant reform in Muslim countries or a substantive modernization of their cultural and ideological outlook. “Rather than reducing the appeal of extremist currents, the patronizing of “moderates” in this sense by Western governments risks reinforcing it, while undermining the modernist tendency in Sunni Islamism to the benefit of fundamentalists and jihadis,” the International Crisis Group report concluded.

Returning to the Rand report, Civil Democratic Islam: partners, resources, strategies, the suggestions of its author, Cheryl Benard, are nothing more than a Machiavellian manifesto that seeks to enforce Western hegemony and cultural imperialism through the policy of “divide and rule.” The type of Islam that Benard espouses is a passive and weak Islam that can be easily penetrated and hence reformulated to suit the West’s agenda. There are now famous moderate Imams that are financed by the West with large followers.

The report may be seen as the latest in a long series of policy papers by the “embedded intellectuals” dedicated to further the military and economic objectives of the West as well as cultural onslaught on the Muslims. RAND predicts that soon there will be two types of muslims, one that follows only the way of Islam which cannot co-exist with Western plans for the world and the other are the moderate Muslims that accepts the world for what it is, minimizing the amount of Muslims that would join militant groups. The West cannot go against 1.5billion Muslims, but if they divide them, it is much easier to conquer.

In a briefing – entitled Taking Saudi Out of Arabia – given on July 10, 2002 to a the Defense Policy Board, former RAND analyst Laurent Murawiec described Saudi Arabia as the “kernel of evil, the prime mover, the most dangerous opponent” to US interests in the Middle East. He argued that Washington should demand that Saudi Arabia stop supporting “terrorism” or face seizures of its oil fields and its financial assets in the US. Murawiec urged a multi-stage Grand strategy for the Middle East, beginning with Iraq as the tactical pivot, continuing to Saudi Arabia as the strategic pivot and finally to Egypt as the prize.

For many Muslims and non-Muslims, these new modern and moderate Muslims are referred by the name of RAND Muslims due to RAND being the strategist for the U.S Government in its challenges with Islam.