“Debunking the War on Terror” Symposium, London, July 14th


Four of the West’s Boldest Dissidents Gather in London for July 14th “Debunking the War on Terror” Symposium

The forthcoming “Debunking the War on Terror” symposium in London brings together four of the most outspoken and eloquent challengers to the Zio-American imperial order that has emerged post-September 11th. While most of the left and antiwar movements have chosen to remain “loyal opposition,” each of these four individuals has gone one step further, by challenging the very roots of the mainstream Western consensus and accepting the physical, professional or intellectual exile that ensues. If the consensus is starting to shift, it is due in large part to such bold challenges as these.

Kenneth O’Keefe, the symposium’s Master of Ceremonies, renounced his US citizenship and left the USA after the events of September 11th and the ensuing US wars of aggression. He organized the human shield project, an attempt to prevent Bush’s attack on Iraq by placing US and European volunteers beside likely bombing targets. More recently, he has gained broad media exposure for his defense of the humanitarian aid ship the Mavi Marmara–he was “directly involved in disarming two Israeli commandos” on that ship–and subsequent brutalization by Israeli authorities.

Gilad Atzmon, who will be speaking on “From Promised Land to Promised Planet: Zionism and Neoconservatism,” is an outspoken opponent of Zionism and highly critical voice of Jewish identity politics. An Israeli-born British jazz saxophonist, his album “Exile” was the BBC’s “jazz album of the year” in 2003. He is also an acclaimed novelist and political essayist whose views on Zionism, empire and resistance provocatively challenge the boundaries of what passes for polite Western discourse.

Dr. Kevin Barrett, one of America’s best-known critics of the “war on terror,” has been blacklisted by the University of Wisconsin since 2007 due to his political views. A Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, he is the author of Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie (2007) and of Questioning the War on Terror (2009/2010) as well as the lead editor (with theologian John Cobb and Jewish Studies professor Sandra Lubarsky) of 9/11 & American Empire Vol. II: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out (2007; Arabic version 2009). He will address, “Islam, Neoconservatism, and the Unwarranted ‘War on Terror'”.

Dr. James Fetzer, Distinguished McKnight Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is the founder of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, a non-partisan association of faculty, students, and scholars, in fields as diverse as history, science, military affairs, psychology, and philosophy, dedicated to exposing falsehoods and to revealing truths behind 9/11. Scholars was the first 9/11 research society to make an impact on public discussion about the events of 9/11. The Scholars’ first book, The 9/11 Conspiracy (2007) and DVD, The Science and Politics of 9/11 (2007), provide evidence of a conspiracy and cover-up, which was designed and executed to manipulate the American people into supporting illegal wars and unconstitutional measures out of the fear those atrocities induced. He will address, “Are wars in Iraq and Afghanistan justified by 9/11?”

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Please come and participate and forward to all:

RE:  “Debunking the ‘War on Terror’:  Three Perspectives”
14th July 2010, 6:30-9:30 PM, Friends House, Euston Road opposite Euston Station

Participants will analyze three different rationales that have been advanced to justify wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan to ascertain whether they are true or false.

The event will be held in The Large Meeting Hall of Friends House, 173 Euston Road, London.  Friends House is on the south side of Euston Road directly opposite Euston Station (BR main line, Victoria and Northern underground lines).  The doors will open at 6 PM.  Admission is £5 on the door.

For more information, visithttp://rediscover911.com/DWT/DebunkingWT.htm.  You may also contact Declan and Lola Heavey dheavy@gmail.com, in London

Terrific Freeware Will Thrill You—(amazing free tool)

Terrific Freeware Will Thrill You

PC Windows Users Should Get This

Joel Hirschhorn

Published June 25, 2010 by:

Joel Hirschhorn

I thank the day that I found this free tool called Advanced SystemCare — athttp://www.iobit.com/systemcare.html.

Anyone who has had to deal with the endless problems with Windows and cursed Microsoft should try this free program. I have used many similar applications but this one has

more dimensions than all of them.

It heals and speeds up PCs by clicking one major option. It downloaded quickly and it works rather quickly as well.

It is an incredible way to make Windows work a whole lot better. It uses a number of specific actions to protect, clean, repair, and optimize the PC. You will surely find that it can scan and fix what other tools miss. For one click, easy operations use the center Care! button on the main screen. But also check out the Utilities page for access to many other tools not routinely run.

The company says and it seems to be true that they do not insert adware to your PC and they do not spy on you.

Don’t just take my word. Advanced SystemCare has received very positive reviews from publications such as Forbes, CNET and PC Magazine. It has been around for a few years and I was surprised I had not become aware of it. But now you have! According to one site, there have been some 40 million downloads of this application. You will not regret joining the crowd.

Here are opinions of three others who posted them: This program is great and highly recommended. A perfect optimizing software , it really works great!! The best all-round freeware general cleanup system I have ever used.

You will also find the opportunity for another freeware application from the same company called Security 360, which I and others have also found terrific for detecting all kinds of virus problems. When I used it for the first time it found something bad that several other anti-virus programs I routinely run had not found.

So do yourself a big favor and download it for free at http://www.iobit.com/systemcare.html. There is a higher version that you can buy, but I doubt if most users need it.

“Obama Warned Erdogan of Flotilla Probe”

“Obama Warned Erdogan of Flotilla Probe”

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An international inquiry into the Israeli raid on the Gaza-bound flotilla may hurt the Turks – This is the message that US President Barack Obama has conveyed to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish sources told the London-based al-Hayat newspaper.

Saturday’s report said Obama told Erdogan that “such an inquiry commission may lead to accusations against several passengers on the Marmara ship, or members of the IHH organization and Turkey must know that its request could turn into a double-edged sword.”

Turkish sources told the paper that the meeting between Obama and Erdogan on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Canada paved the way for the secret meeting between Israel’s Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Binyamin Ben-Eliezer and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Brussels.

According to the Turkish sources, “Obama conveyed promises and calming messages to Turkey, in an attempt to convince Israel’s prime minister, Netanyahu, in their upcoming meeting next Tuesday, to accept the Turkish demands.”

The sources said Ben-Eliezer noted that Israel could apologize to the families of some of the activists killed in the flotilla raid, but not to all of them, as some of them were affiliated with Hamas.

The sources added that Ben-Eliezer asked that Turkey give the internal Israeli probe into the raid a chance, or include its report in the international commission’s report, which Israel will not officially take part in or work with directly.

Earlier this month, the family of Rachel Corrie wrote to U.S. United Nations envoy Susan Rice that Israel cannot be trusted to conduct a reliable investigation of its raid of the Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

Corrie, a U.S. citizen, was 24 when she was struck and killed in 2003 by a bulldozer as she and other human activists tried to stop Israel razing homes in Rafah by using their bodies as human shields.

The driver claimed he didn’t see her, and the Israeli occupation army has ruled her death an accident – a version her parents reject.

In the letter obtained by Israeli daily Haaretz, Cindy and Craig Corrie referred to the May 31 raid of the Gaza flotilla which resulted in the deaths of 9 activists, saying they wished to express their “continuing sorrow and outrage over the recent killings and injuries aboard the Mavi Marmara and other vessels that sailed with the Freedom Flotilla to break the siege of Gaza.”

“We write also to inform you,” the Corrie family added, “of the longstanding, U. S. government position that Israel has failed to conduct a thorough, credible and transparent investigation into our daughter’s killing and that after repeated attempts at the highest levels, U.S. officials have been unable to secure such an investigation.”

Rachel Corrie’s parents’ then said they believed it was “important that Israel’s raid on the flotilla be investigated independently,” adding that “while the Israeli Government has a responsibility to conduct its own internal investigation, our experience leads us to believe that Israel cannot be counted upon to reliably investigate itself.”

The letter to UN representative Rice concluded with Cindy and Craig Corrie urging the U.S. to support a “truly independent investigation into the raid on the Mavi Marmara, one that is complete, impartial, and trustworthy.”

Balochistan’s Terror/Protest Cycle Disrupting NATO Supply Lines

[BLA terror attacks, such as the demolition of power pylons, increases hardships upon their fellow Balochs with “load shedding” measures, resulting in popular outrage, closing American supply lines.]

NATO Supply Disrupted For The Second Day At Chaman

The Baloch Hal News

QUETTA: A strike call given by the Zamindar Action Committee in Chaman District disrupted the supply of logistics items to NATO forces deployed in Afghanistan for the second day on Friday.

A large number of growers stopped the NATO supply containers and trailers from different places on RCD highway from Hub Town to Chaman, bordering area with Afghanistan, protesting against the massive load shedding in the province. The strike has begun from Thursday morning which made long queue of containers and trailers on highway.

“If the hours of load shedding were not reduced the strike would be continued,” Chairman of Zamindar Action Committee Taj Mohammad told Express Tribune. The protestors are only stopping NATO supplies to force the government end the power outage. The massive power cut had badly affected the standing crops, he said.

Currently ten hours of load shedding is being carried out in provincial capital and 18 to 20 hours in rural areas. “Only 350 Mega Watt is available and the need is 1200 MW, said QESCO Chief Executive, Shafiq Khattak adding that 15 power pylons had been blown up as result of subversive activities during the past one month causing millions of rupees losses. “It is irony that around 70 kilometers conductor had been stolen from Chattar area of the Balochistan causing massive power cut in the province,” he said.

According to Press release issued here on Friday, the Qesco and NTDC staffs are busy in repair works which would take five to six days then the shortfall would be reduced.

The Managing Director of Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) is due visit to Quetta today on Saturday, during which he would meet the representatives of Zamindar Action Committee.

Is Tajikistan Next?

[As pointed-out by the following report, Russia has its ways for dealing with recalcitrant former satellites and their governments, ranging from selective toxic surprises to synthetic “ethnic conflicts.”]

At the turn of Tajikistan?

“Georgia Online”
Davlatnazar Bandishoev
In the midst of the April events in Kyrgyzstan, where experts have suggested that Russia stands behind them, a natural question arose: Who’s next? In all Central Asian states opposition cheered and threatened the power of “second Bishkek. But now it seems that a candidate for another “palace coup” is defined Tajikistan.

The Moscow newspaper Kommersant published an interview with the leader of the opposition movement Vatandor “Dodozhonom Atovulloyev very eloquent title” Moscow is unhappy with President Emomali Rakhmon. We read: “He has not decided the issue with the status of the base 201 of the Russian first division in Tajikistan, but also gave the Russians, as promised, Aini airfield near Dushanbe, – explained the” b “the Tajik leader of the opposition Movement Vatandor” Dodojon Atovulloev. Russian businesses are squeezed out of Tajikistan. Rakhmon flirts with Iran, China and the U.S.. And all this against a background of incessant anti-Russian propaganda in the local media.

Atovulloev believes that the emphasis on polio outbreak in Russia, which sources have become citizens of Tajikistan, initiated by Moscow deliberately. It turns out, Onishchenko, in this case does the dirty work “demokratizatora” objectionable Kremlin regimes.

In principle, this version is not devoid of logic. At one time he was very handy blocked the path in the RF “Bush legs” in the midst of the confrontation between Putin and his “sworn friend” George, then put a barrier famous wines of Moldova, in retaliation for a tough stance on the Dniester. He also successfully stripped Muscovites pleasure to drink “Borjomi” in response to the tricks of Mikhail Saakashvili, and canned fish from Latvia suddenly increased levels of benzopyrene. When Dad Lukashenko became stubborn in negotiations with Moscow, in a porcelain dish from Belarus suddenly been discovered hazardous cadmium and lead. The system, however!

The fact that Russia has always considered Tajikistan to its “back metochion. But here in recent years has received so many painful blows from his first humble vassal. First, lost the undivided domination of the Tajik Aluminum Company (TALKO) billionaire Oleg Deripaska. It was not just a blow to the country’s image and impact on aircraft construction Russia. Secondly, the tender for the silver mine “Koni Mansur won the Chinese, although he promised he was Russia. Third, the Ayni airfield, which he mentions Mr. Atovulloev, used the French Air Force. So I doubt that Moscow is seriously concerned about the status of its two hundred and first military base or increasing anti-Russian propaganda in the media in Tajikistan. Agree, for the country, with the status of regional power, is absolutely on the drum status of its base or cries of natives in a small but proud mountain country. But the loss of sources of raw silver and the emergence of foreign military on its “back yard” Kremlin immediately perceived as a challenge.

In an interview with “Russian news service” Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Vladimir Zhirinovsky followed the expected response. We read: “We benefit Tajikistan, where the earliest fruits: strawberries, apricots. But it’s dangerous today. I speak for the health of our citizens. Already, two girls are sick with polio. What do we want? To us it was their 2000? “, – Said Vladimir Zhirinovsky.”Let’s stop the train” Dushanbe-Moscow “, stop flights. Cease all food supplies from Tajikistan. All Contacts freeze for 1-2 months. Will stop outbreaks of polio, then we will restore, – said the vice speaker. – But I propose another way of solving the problem. Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan – have no future as in the States. Let’s make it nine federal district … And thus we solve the problem: and excess labor, and all the fruit we have, all the meat here, and no patient will not be there “- said Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

The leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, such a measure would solve another problem currently faced by Russia, – delivery to Russia of Afghan drugs. “Drugs come from Afghanistan, and they can not override them. And there we put the Russian border and close tightly border with Afghanistan.And we will not have drugs – he said. – It Tajikistan – it is a foreign state, and we can not go there to interfere. We only trouble from them: drugs, excess workers, the sick, and smuggling. To us, why do it? Let us or our staff, or close the border “, – summed Zhirinovsky.

Some experts urged not to ignore the attacks of Zhirinovsky. They say that the take from him, the Kremlin’s pocket-jester, for the sake of raising interest in his personality is nonsense. However, this buffoon has matured to the Deputy Chairman of the State Duma, which means he knows how to joke, that is, under the guise of another joke to throw out a feeler.

What are you waiting on? Naturally, Tajikistan is not going to bow my head to confess. What, then, border closures and the expectation of collapse? In the history of Kyrgyzstan, Moscow is also very inappropriately raised the price of fuel in anticipation of the sowing season. As a result, people made a rebellion, forgetting about the eternal debt to the earth, moreover, the rebels seemed to deliberately trampled on the ground of their farmers who had sown fields. A call by President of Kazakhstan to calm down and do not forget about sowing remained unheeded.

Meanwhile, the situation remains volatile. For the upheaval in Kyrgyzstan may seem childish pranks compared to full-scale civil war in Tajikistan. After all, since the confrontation with the administration of general relativity Rahmon left so much blood and bitterness, so much unmet vendetta that the new fire could lead to a complete self-destruction of the Tajik nation. Concerted action by the United States and Russia on sanctions against Iran could mean that Washington had no objection to the change of power in Tajikistan. If the interests of great powers in a particular place in the world match, Flashing operations can be given ….

Atlantic Alliance, From USA to Russia

Against whom will be friends?

West is trying to increasingly engage Russia in its geopolitical projects
Vitaly Bilan

The second half of June remembered rare manifestation of friendliness toward Russia from the West. In addition, as part of its European and overseas (excluding, however, was an unexpected spy scandal in the U.S.). What might cause this?

Weimar square

June 24 in Paris was a meeting of so-called “Weimar Triangle”, established at the ministerial level in 1991 at the initiative of Germany’s diplomacy, which wanted to use the post-war experience of the Franco-German relations to strengthen ties with Poland. This formula has proven effective in strengthening the political dialogue in Europe.

The said meeting was attended by foreign ministers of Germany, France and Poland, and the head of Russian diplomacy, Sergei Lavrov. It is significant that Russia, during the meeting in the French capital for the first time participated in the discussions with members of the triangle.

Why Russia suddenly needed a key European Union states? According to French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, the meeting was simply indispensable. There were many questions, and participants all of them, of course, have not decided. But, he said, the format of this meeting shows that the contacts and exchanges between the Russian Federation and the EU should be more.

What were the main issues discussed? Bernard Kouchner said that the ministers talked about the situation in Afghanistan, the Kaliningrad region of Transnistria Republic, the possibility of establishment of the Committee of Russia and the EU’s foreign and security policy. There was also affected by the problem situation in Kyrgyzstan.

Separate took issue of Russian gas supplies to Europe due to existing Russian-Belarusian complications. Here, incidentally, Germany’s Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said that his country looks forward to the implementation of commitments to supply gas to both countries, suppliers and transit countries.

According to European media, Russia to “squeeze” the most out of this meeting, effectively solving the problem introducing visa-free regime for residents of the Kaliningrad region and the border regions of Poland.

Significantly, the introduction of visa-free regime for residents of border areas and actively supported by Polish Foreign Minister Sikorski Radislav, expressing hope that an agreement will be signed within the next few months. And, according to Guido Westerwelle, the introduction of such a regime would have been very strong political message, especially considering the history of the European continent.

As recently wrote the French philosopher and writer Andre Glucksmann, there is no doubt that Germany is now on the road all the increasing pace of economic cooperation with Russia. In this regard, the exponential is also published recently in the French paper Le Figaro Alexandra Adler. In it the author concludes that the future of Russian industry depends on the prospects for cooperation with Europe, as well as the interaction and the lack of differences among the major countries of the continent.

Such a prospect would not prevent Germany’s expanding partnership with Russia, but will be a decisive factor for the emergence of a single European club that can play on equal terms with America and China.

Apparently, in Washington knows it. And therefore, organized the Russian leader’s unprecedented friendly welcome.

From America with love?

On the eve of the visit of Dmitry Medvedev in the United States among American commentators it was popular sociology, according to which the index of confidence of the Russians to the Americans is now at a five-year maximum.

If in the period 2007-2008 the United States provoked distrust on the part of Russians – less than 46 percent positive reviews – there are currently about 60 percent of the U.S. tend to evaluate more favorably. The surge was made in the spring of 2010: from 54 to 60 percent in two months.

In addition, according to U.S. experts, a meeting and talks on June 24 between U.S. President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev in the White House was the high point in US-Russian relations since 1995, when the Victory Parade in Moscow came to Bill Clinton.

In particular, the browser is a popular edition of Newsweek Owen Matthews said that after a decade of confrontation, Moscow and Washington find common understanding on a number of key issues of sanctions against Iran to missile defenses in Europe and the actual cessation of the NATO expansion into former Soviet republics.

Moreover, the publication emphasizes that all these good and useful achievements have been implemented almost exclusively through Obama. So the United States is disappointed with its allies in Eastern Europe, canceling plans to deploy anti-missile batteries and the facilities in Poland and the Czech Republic.

It should also be mentioned that the military conflict between Russia and Georgia in August 2008 – the best friend of the United States in the post-reign of the country’s neo-conservatives, in fact, been recognized by Washington as a fait accompli – and again, to please Moscow – noted in the above-mentioned article in the magazine Newsweek.

On the topic of the United States benefits from this “flirting” with Russia, U.S. experts call it, in the first place, ending attempts by Moscow to expel the Americans from their air base in Kyrgyzstan (the base is critical to ensuring the American action in Afghanistan, as well as no small role played by its proximity to the Chinese border); support sanctions against Iran, as well as the signing of the START nuclear arms reduction.

In addition, the American edition Huffington Post notes that for the warm, brotherly, unexpected relationships of trust with the president, Barack Obama, looked through a clear domestic political calculation: the Administration makes relations with the Russian leadership as its number one success in international politics.

Illustrative is also the fact that the “red thread” is in the comments “anti-Chinese” nature of the current US-Russian rapprochement.

Although this explicit American observers tend not to talk.

And here is indicative of another theme, which in recent years was “bone of contention between Moscow and the West – NATO expansion. However, it seems, and here in the near future we may witness major changes.


Anyone who regularly monitors the world’s leading foreign periodicals could not help but draw attention to the essays of the famous American expert, and, most importantly, a senior fellow of the influential Council on Foreign Relations Charles Kupchan, now out in the latest issue of Foreign Affairs under the telling subtitle: Why Russia Should Join the Atlantic Alliance («Why Russia should join the Atlantic Alliance”).

The author of that article calls for cooperation and mutual concessions in relations with Russia and Russia’s accession to NATO as follows: the alliance during its summit next November should clearly and publicly state that he wanted to see Russia in its ranks.

It is significant that at the same time in the Moscow journal Russia in Global Affairs “(which, incidentally, is being published with the participation of the journal Foreign Affairs) in the article with the subtitle” Russia, NATO and the new security architecture “chairman of the State Duma Committee on Foreign Affairs Kosachev also in response to a very tolerant about the alliance said.

As you see, times are changing, and with them changes dramatically geopolitical conjuncture.

In March 1992, the then Polish President Lech Walesa during his visit to Germany proposed the idea to create spaces for baltochernomorskoy arc alliance NATO-bis, in fact, anti-Russian.

Now, it seems, is the formation of alliance, code-named “NATO-Russian”, in essence, anti-Chinese with Russia in the title role.

12 arrested over Pak Sufi shrine blasts

12 arrested over Pak Sufi shrine blasts


People gather for prayers on Friday at a mosque inside the Data Darbar, the shrine of Sufi saint Ali Hajweri, which was attacked by suicide bombers on Thursday night in Lahore. AP
People gather for prayers on Friday at a mosque inside the Data Darbar, the shrine of Sufi saint Ali Hajweri, which was attacked by suicide bombers on Thursday night in Lahore.

Pakistani law enforcement agencies have arrested 12 suspects in connection with the twin suicide bombings at a famous Sufi shrine here and recovered sophisticated weapons and explosives from them, an official said on Saturday.

The suspects included “suicide bombers and their handlers,” a Punjab government spokesman said.

“They are key members of a number of gangs involved in major incidents of terrorism in the province,” the spokesman said.

Those arrested included terrorists and their accomplices who were allegedly involved in attacks on other places of worship and on a mosque at Parade Lane in Rawalpindi.

A huge quantity of sophisticated weapons and explosives as well as uniforms of various security agencies were recovered from the arrested persons, he said.

“Similarly, valuable information about various gangs of terrorists has been received,” he said.

The Punjab government believes the arrest of these “terrorists and saboteurs” is “a big achievement” that will help in curbing terrorism, he added.

Forty five people were killed and over 200 injured when two suicide bombers blew themselves up on Thursday night in Data Darbar, the shrine of Persian Sufi saint Ali Hajweri, considered the patron saint of Lahore.

Meanwhile, police on Saturday said a resident of a village bordering India had mistakenly been identified as one of the suicide bombers.

Police had detained the relatives of Muhammad Rafiq alias Usman, aged about 20, in Hadyara village on Friday after coming to the mistaken conclusion that he was one of the attackers.

Rafiq’s relatives were freed after it was established that he was among the victims of the attack.

Rafiq’s kin said he visited the shrine every Thursday to offer prayers.