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Saturday, September 19, 2009

NeoCon reshaped America - Straussian PR conman

Godfather of neoconservatism dies

Irving Kristol
Irving Kristol's right-wing ideas held sway for two decades

The man known as the "godfather of neoconservatism", Irving Kristol, has died from lung cancer at the age of 89.

Mr Kristol rejected the communist beliefs of his youth to become a leading right-wing thinker and writer.

His ideas had a huge influence on the Bush administration and in 2002 he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W Bush.

The magazine edited by his son William Kristol, The Weekly Standard, paid tribute to his "wisdom" and "wit".

It added that his "generosity of spirit made him a friend and mentor to several generations of thinkers and public servants".

Trotskyist

Irving Kristol was born in New York's Brooklyn neighbourhood, the son of Jewish immigrants from Ukraine.

In the 1930s he was a Trotskyist but he turned his back on his radical left-wing beliefs in favour of liberalism.

In the 1960s he rejected that after the rise of the New Left.

An intellectual pioneer who advanced the conservative movement
Former President George W Bush on Irving Kristol



In the 1970s he completed his move across the political spectrum by joining the Republican Party, which he said had once been as "foreign to me as attending a Catholic Mass".

Writing in 2003, Mr Kristol described neoconservatism as a "persuasion" and underlined that it had its roots among "disillusioned liberal intellectuals in the 1970s".

He also once famously described neoconservatives as liberals "mugged by reality".

Huge influence

The term neoconservatism was created by the socialist writer Michael Harrington in the early 1970s.

Fellow neoconservative founder Norman Podhoretz wrote that "the influence of Irving Kristol's ideas has been one of the most important factors in reshaping the American climate of opinion over the past 40 years".

Mr Kristol was a driving force in a series of think-tanks like the American Enterprise Institute that made conservatism a reigning ideology for at least two decades.

He wrote for many media outlets and penned several books including "Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea".

Former US President George W Bush, whose administration included several neoconservatives, issued a statement calling him "an intellectual pioneer who advanced the conservative movement".

But the reputation of the group was hit by controversy over the Iraq war in 2003 - which many neocons pushed for - and by the global economic downturn.

Mr Kristol did not comment much in public on the war.

With the election of Barack Obama, Mr Kristol's son William said that the liberals had regained the ascendancy.

"All good things must come to an end. Jan 20, 2009, marked the end of the conservative era," he wrote in the New York Times.

Irving Kristol married critic-historian Gertrude Himmelfarb in 1942. As well as his son William, he had a daughter Elizabeth.

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He was also described as an intellectual whore at the corporate banquet.
He was a disciple of Leo Strauss who advocated BIG LIES to fool the public!
http://u2r2h.blogspot.com/2007/08/911-and-propaganda-model.html
But lets hear more embedded media reporting on his death.


Editor Was Godfather Of Neoconservativism

By Adam Bernstein Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, September 19, 2009

Irving Kristol, 89, a forceful essayist, editor and university professor who became the leading architect of neoconservatism, which he called a political and intellectual movement for disaffected ex-liberals, like himself, who had been "mugged by reality," died Friday at Capital Hospice in Arlington County.


Mr. Kristol spent much of his career in New York but had for the past two decades lived at the Watergate apartment complex in the District. He died of complications from lung cancer, said his son, William Kristol, founder and editor of the conservative Weekly Standard magazine.

The elder Kristol founded and edited magazines such as Encounter and the Public Interest, which aimed at an elite audience of political, social and cultural tastemakers. In addition to his professorship at New York University, he advanced his ideas through monthly opinion pieces in the Wall Street Journal and a fellowship at the American Enterprise Institute think tank. He was also an editor of Basic Books, a small but distinguished publisher of social science and philosophy.

Karl Rove, a Republican strategist who advised President George W. Bush, called Mr. Kristol an "intellectual entrepreneur who helped energize several generations of public policy thinkers."

Through editing, writing and speaking, Mr. Kristol "made it a moral imperative to rouse conservatism from mainstream Chamber of Commerce boosterism to a deep immersion in ideas," Rove said. He also said that Mr. Kristol helped create a synthesis of Cold War Democrats and Ronald Reagan White House anticommunist hawks that influenced foreign and military policy in the 1980s.


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NeoCon Dark Lord dies - in Bed, unlike his victims




Mr. Kristol and his wife, the Victorian-era historian Gertrude Himmelfarb, along with a group of sociologists, historians and academics, including Norman Podhoretz, Nathan Glazer, Richard Pipes and, for a while, Daniel P. Moynihan, emerged in the late 1960s and 1970s as prominent critics of welfare programs, racial preferences, tax policy, moral relativism and countercultural social upheavals that they thought were contributing to America's cultural and social decay.

Mr. Kristol's father was an immigrant garment worker from Eastern Europe whose son grew up under humble circumstances, which shaped his beliefs. "Those who have been raised in poor neighborhoods -- the Daniel Patrick Moynihans, Edward Banfields, Nathan Glazers -- tend to be tough-minded about slums and their inhabitants," Mr. Kristol told the New York Times.


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Middle-class sociologists, he said, "are certain that a juvenile delinquent from a welfare family is a far more interesting figure -- with a greater potentiality for redeeming not only himself but all of us -- than an ordinary, law-abiding and conforming youngster who is from the very same household."

Mr. Kristol had grown dismayed by the fragmentation of the Democratic Party over the war in Southeast Asia and remained a vigorous defender of a strong military to combat Communist threats. He championed a steady focus on economic growth that gives "modern democracies their legitimacy and durability" but cautioned against running deficits. He popularized supply-side economics, long considered a fringe belief that tax cuts would lead to widespread financial prosperity.

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Mr. Kristol and many of his followers were dubbed neoconservatives. It was a term introduced by social critic Michael Harrington to describe the rightward turn of onetime liberals such as Mr. Kristol, whose extraordinary political odyssey had taken him from Depression-era socialist to anticommunist Cold Warrior and Vietnam War hawk.

Although Harrington's use of the term neoconservative was not intended as a compliment, Mr. Kristol embraced the name and became its widely accepted godfather. An Esquire magazine cover story on him in 1979 helped legitimize Mr. Kristol as the leader of a full-fledged movement, even as he downplayed the idea that such a formal faction existed.

"We are not a movement," he once said. "There has never been a meeting of neoconservatives." Instead, he called it an "intellectual current" that came to prominence after a "gradual evolution."


Neocon Judith Miller



. . .Miller's role as the War Party's media megaphone in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq became so glaringly obvious that her editors felt obliged to publish a lengthy albeit disingenuous mea culpa. In return for the extraordinary access afforded to her, and the deference shown to her by military authorities, it is now clear that Miller performed certain duties on behalf of the War Party, aside from publicizing their case for invading Iraq. That is why she is sitting in a jail cell today.

Just prior to the publication of Robert Novak's column on the Niger uranium fiasco that outed Valerie Plame as a CIA agent, Miller had a conversation with a high government official whose identity, according to the appellate court opinion <.pdf file> issued in this case, is known to the prosecution. The Washington Post is reporting that the "source" she is protecting by going to jail is none other than I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Dick Cheney's chief of staff, and the man at the center of the neoconservative seat of power in Washington.

The only question now is whether Scooter told Miller, or – more likely, in my opinion – Miller told Scooter that Plame was a covert agent. Miller could easily have learned this in the course of her research into the subject of WMD.
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In an effort to get Miller to talk, U.S. Attorney Patrick J. "Bulldog" Fitzgerald is threatening to slap her with contempt of court charges, which could lengthen her four-month stay in the county jail considerably. Is she a martyr to the First Amendment, or part of a vicious cabal that is frantically trying to cover up crimes? .


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Leo Strauss
http://u2r2h.blogspot.com/2007/08/911-and-propaganda-model.html



Jewish Marriages - DEATH NAIL to Israel

Israeli Government Ads Warn Against Marrying Non-Jews

By Jonathan Cook, AlterNet. Posted September 8, 2009

Israel has launched an advertising campaign urging Israelis to inform on Jewish friends and relatives abroad who may be in danger of marrying non-Jews.

The Israeli government has launched a television and Internet advertising campaign urging Israelis to inform on Jewish friends and relatives abroad who may be in danger of marrying non-Jews.

The advertisements, employing what the Israeli media described as "scare tactics," are designed to stop assimilation through intermarriage among young Diaspora Jews by encouraging their move to Israel.

The campaign, which cost $800,000, was created in response to reports that half of all Jews outside Israel marry non-Jews. It is just one of several initiatives by the Israeli state and private organizations to try to increase the size of Israel's Jewish population.

According to one ad, voiced over by one of the country's leading news anchors, assimilation is "a strategic national threat," warning: "More than 50 percent of Diaspora youth assimilate and are lost to us."

Adam Keller, of Gush Shalom, an Israeli peace group, said this was a reference both to a general fear in Israel that the Jewish people may one day disappear through assimilation and to a more specific concern that, if it is to survive, Israel must recruit more Jews to its "demographic war" against Palestinians.

The issue of assimilation has been thrust into the limelight by a series of surveys over several years carried out by the Jewish People Policy Planning Institute, a think tank established in Jerusalem in 2002 comprising leading Israeli and Diaspora officials.

The institute's research has shown that Israel is the only country in the world with a significant Jewish population not decreasing in size. The decline elsewhere is ascribed both to low birth rates and to widespread intermarriage.

According to the institute, about half of all Jews in Western Europe and the United States assimilate by intermarrying, while the figure for the former Soviet Jewry is reported to reach 80 percent.

Israel, whose Jewish population of 5.6 million accounts for 41 percent of worldwide Jewry, has obstructed intermarriage between its Jewish and Arab citizens by refusing to recognize such marriages unless they are performed abroad.

The advertising campaign is directed particularly at Jews in the United States and Canada, whose combined 5.7 million Jews constitute the world's largest Jewish population. Most belong to the liberal Reform stream of Judaism that, unlike Orthodoxy, does not oppose intermarriage.

One-third of Jews in the Diaspora are believed to have relatives in Israel.

According to the campaign's organizers, more than 200 Israelis rang a hot line to report names of Jews living abroad after the first TV advertisement was run on Wednesday. Callers left details of e-mail addresses and Facebook and Twitter accounts.

The 30-second clip featured a series of missing-persons posters on street corners, in subways and on telephone boxes showing images of Jewish youths above the word "Lost" in different languages. A voiceover asks anyone who "knows a young Jew living abroad" to call the hot line: "Together, we will strengthen their connection to Israel, so that we don't lose them."

The campaign supports a government-backed program, Masa, that subsidizes stays and courses in Israel of up to one year in a bid to persuade Jews to immigrate and become citizens. About 8,000 Diaspora Jews attend its program each year.

The government has been trying to develop Masa alongside a rival program, Birthright Israel, which brings nearly 20,000 Diaspora youngsters to Israel each year on sponsored 10-day trips to meet Israeli soldiers and visit sites in Israel and the West Bank that are promoted as important to the Jewish people.

Although Birthright is regarded as useful in encouraging a positive image of Israel, officials fear it has only a limited effect on attracting its mainly North American participants to move to Israel. Many regard it as an all-paid holiday.

Differences in the approach of the two programs were underlined in July when a Birthright director, Shlomo Lifshittz, resigned and moved to Masa after telling the Israeli media he had been forbidden from urging Birthright participants to migrate to Israel and shun intermarriage.

In launching the campaign, Masa's chief executive, Ayelet Shilo-Tamir, warned that assimilation worldwide was putting Jews "on the verge of negative growth."

Masa officials said young Jews who participate in their projects strengthened their Jewish identity and were more likely to become politically and socially active on behalf of Israel-related issues.

The campaign quickly provoked a storm of debate on Jewish blogs, especially in the United States, with some terming it "divisive" and an insult to Jewish offspring of intermarriage. A link to Masa's "Lost" campaign had been dropped from the front page of its Web site yesterday, possibly in response to the backlash.

The campaign will probably strike a chord in Israel, however, where a poll in 2007 found that 46 percent of Israeli Jews believed all Jews should live in Israel because it was "the only way Israel and the Jewish people will be strengthened."

That position has been echoed by Israel's leaders, although most have been careful not to upset the delicate balance of relations with Diaspora communities.

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was widely regarded as having overstepped those bounds in 2004 during a visit to France when he urged French Jews to come to Israel because France was experiencing "the spread of the wildest anti-Semitism."

Sharon had been outspoken in wanting 1 million Jews to immigrate to Israel to counter a "demographic threat" from the rapid growth of the Palestinian populations in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Numerical parity between Jews and Palestinians living in the region is expected to be reached within a decade.

That theme has been picked up by his successors, Ehud Olmert and Benjamin Netanyahu.

There is growing concern in Israel that immigration rates have steadily declined since a large wave of 1 million Jews arrived from the former Soviet Union through the 1990s. The absorption figure for last year -- 16,500 -- was the lowest since the 1980s. It is also believed that there is a growing trend of better-off Jews leaving Israel to live abroad, although figures are not publicized.

Keller, of Gush Shalom, said few Jews in the United States or Europe, the main target of the campaign, needed to come to Israel for material reasons.

"They come from ideological motives, and many of them are right-wing nationalists who can be encouraged to settle in the West Bank."

The Israeli government and various organizations subsidize the immigration of Diaspora Jews to Israel.

Last year, the Jewish Agency handed over responsibility for locating new immigrants to Nefesh B'Nefesh, a private organization that promotes on its Web site a dozen settlements in the West Bank, including hard-line communities such as Kedumim, near Nablus, and Efrat, near Bethlehem.

"Last week, Israeli TV showed a group of immigrants arriving in Israel to go to Efrat," Keller said. "They were shown being greeted at the airport by a large clapping crowds of Israelis waving flags in support."


Jonathan Cook is a writer and journalist based in Nazareth, Israel. His latest books are Israel and the Clash of Civilizations: Iraq, Iran and the Plan to Remake the Middle East (Pluto Press) and Disappearing Palestine: Israel's Experiments in Human Despair (Zed Books). His Web site is www.jkcook.net.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

USA NATIONAL EMERGENCY

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
___________________________________________________________________________
For Immediate Release September 10, 2009

NOTICE
- - - - - - -
CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT

TO CERTAIN TERRORIST ATTACKS

Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, 50 U.S.C. 1622(d), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.

Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2009. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency the former President declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat.

This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.

BARACK OBAMA

THE WHITE HOUSE,
September 10, 2009.


http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/Notice-of-continuation-from-the-President-regarding-the-emergency-declared-with-respect-to-the-September-11-2001-terrorist-attacks/


Do you know what this entails? Is this emergency preventing accountability?

http://noliesradio.org/archives/DRGriffin_FilmFestival_090910_web.mp3

http://noliesradio.org/archives/5358

Dr. David Ray Griffin speaks LIVE & answers questions from the audience.
This was broadcast LIVE on September 10, 2009.

David Ray Griffin has 2 new books which have just been released . The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7-Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 Is Unscientific and False and Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive? which you can find in the No Lies Radio webstore. Mysterious Collapse was just released in the last few days.

At 5:20 in the afternoon on 9/11, Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapsed, even though it had not been struck by a plane and had fires on only a few floors. The reason for its collapse was considered a mystery. In August 2008, NIST (the National Institute of Standards and Technology) issued its report on WTC 7, declaring that .the reason for the collapse of World Trade Center 7 is no longer a mystery. and that .science is really behind what we have said.. Showing that neither of these claims is true, David Ray Griffin demonstrates that NIST is guilty of the most serious types of scientific fraud: fabricating, falsifying, and ignoring evidence. He also shows that NIST.s report left intact the central mystery: How could a building damaged by fire.not explosives.have come down in free fall?

.During my 33 years as a research physicist at the Naval Research Laboratory, it was my great joy to be able to contribute to the advancement of science without the slightest interference by NRL officials. So I was sickened to read in David Ray Griffin.s assiduously researched book of unequivocal evidence for massive scientific fraud committed by a politicized NIST. I implore President Obama to end the subversion of science at NIST and open a new, unfettered, investigation of the 9/11 attacks.. .David L. Griscom, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society

.David Ray Griffin has provided a comprehensive dismantling of NIST.s theory about WTC 7, according to which it suffered global collapse because of ordinary building fires. Besides showing that NIST committed massive scientific fraud, Griffin also points out that NIST was able to complete its theory only by affirming a miracle: a steel-framed high-rise building coming down in free fall even though explosives had not been used to remove its columns...Richard Gage, member of American Institute of Architects; founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Introduced by Peter Phillips, a founder of Project Censored.


Debunking 911 Debunking is the most astonishing book ever written. It has change my life and my true preception of power brokers and their lust for control.


Live Broadcast . David Ray Griffin & Dylan Avery . Wed & Thurs
By noliesradio
Coming up Wednesday & Thursday Evening - LIVE From Oakland
Live Radio Broadcast . Keynote Speakers from the 911 Truth Film Festival
SEE AUDIO ARCHIVES BELOW.
911 Truth Film Festival
Bookmark this link. Will be archived here after the LIVE broadcasts by Friday at the latest.

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Filmmaker Eric Nadler answers question from the audience after the screening of his new film . Anthrax-War
This was broadcast LIVE on September 10, 2009

Learn about the mysterious deaths of Anthrax scientists worldwide, the Anthax attack on Congress in 2001, bio-weapons making a comeback, the out of control free market in bio-weapons, and much more that will turn you pale.

Eric Nadler is an author, TV producer and filmmaker. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mother Jones, Harpers and the New Republic and his films have been been featured on PBS, the Sundance Channel and Court TV in the United States and broadcast internationally. He has produced several PBS Frontline programs, including BCCI- Bank of Crooks and Criminals and The Secret Arming of Saudi Arabia. His theatrical film Stealing The Fire (2002), on the nuclear weapons black market was nominated for Feature Documentary of The Year by the International Documentary Association. Dead Silence: Fear and Terror on the Anthrax Trail is the companion book to the film Anthrax War, co-authored by film makers Bob Coen and Eric Nadler. His companion book Dead Silence can be found in the No Lies Radio webstore.

http://noliesradio.org/archives/EricNadler_Q-A_090910_FFestival_web.mp3

Dr. Peter Phillips, founder of Project Censored, speaks about the Truth Emergency.
This was broadcast LIVE on September 10, 2009.

Dr. Peter Phillips is the founder of Project Censored and is the current President of the Media Freedom Foundation and a member of the No Lies Foundation Board, the parent of No Lies Radio. He speaks about the psychological tendancy of Americans to hold onto the official 911 fairy tale and about the Truth Emergency crisis. Don.t miss this one! The last 3 editions of Project Censored can be found in the No Lies Radio webstore. Censored 2010: The Top 25 Censored Stories was just released in the last few days.

http://noliesradio.org/archives/PeterPhillips_090910_FilmFestival_web.mp3

Friday, September 11, 2009

Election Fraud - NO PROBLEM!!

Our elections fraudulent? -- Heresy!

did you notice? Election Fraud in IRAN was in the news
for weeks, but Afghanistan... you know, the place were
WE BRING DEMOCRACY ... fraud is not so bad?

Imagine if the brother of Ajmedinashad was a
drug-baron!

(like Karzai's)

Most western world leader have castigated Iran and are now mute on Afghanistan.


Is this a religion? Is being fair heretical?

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Maybe I should do some reading:

Policing Dissent: Social Control and the
Anti-globalization Movement

category international | imperialism / war | review
author Wednesday September 09, 2009 08:51 author by
Deric Shannon - University of Connecticut


Review of the Luis Fernandez book

With this book anarchist sociologist, Luis
Fernandez, writes on his studies of policing protests
(broadly speaking). At first glance, the references and
style of the book might make one think it is written
for other academics -- dispassionately studying the
behaviors of our political masters and their domestic
army, the police. A close read, however, makes it clear
that Fernandez has fighters for social justice in mind,
taking a critical approach to studying police and
conceiving of policing processes broadly to demonstrate
the ways that our ruling relations are protected in
western "democracies".

Policing Dissent begins by defining our terms and
operationalizing the categories of analysis for this
ethnographic study. Next, Fernandez gives a review of
the existing literature on the control of dissent.
Interestingly, here (and throughout the book) Fernandez
shows some of the radical political uses of
post-structuralists like Michel Foucault. Indeed, any
volume on dissent would be remiss not to mention the
ways that discipline, discourse, and regimes of
knowledge are implicated in domesticating desire,
including the desire to rebellion. This frees us from
looking at power as only being located in specific
institutions (such as the state, or capitalism), but
also gives us ways to analyze productive power that
disciplines us, often times in complex ways that are
not reducible to capitalism and the state. This
conceptualization of power is becoming much discussed
in contemporary militant movements, as queer theory and
other recent perspectives have taught us that sometimes
hierarchies and oppressions develop out of the ways
that we invent social categories and essential
corresponding roles, attitudes, actions, etc. -- in short,
we create docile, disciplined, and domesticated bodies,
both individually, but also, as Fernandez demonstrates,
docile social bodies. This is something of concern to
all people who hope for a radically different future
and a revolutionary social body to carry out the task
of bringing this future about.

Another item of interest in this book is Fernandez.s
analysis of the uses of police psychological control.
Through the creation of images of violent "anarchists",
the police frame the debate in ways that both
delegitimize anti-authoritarians and demonize them.
This involves a process through which our rulers
actually hire public relations experts to give them the
proper public image and persona before spraying us with
teargas and clubbing us in the streets (demonstrating
their actual contempt for us, the subjects of their
rule). Fernandez shows how they court the media to help
them frame public opinion on their terms, or to use
Herman and Chomsky.s famous phrase, the ways that they
"manufacture consent".

Fernandez has clearly been on the front lines in social
justice struggles. As more and more militants move
beyond summit-hopping politics to organize within their
workplaces and communities, these lessons from the
anti-globalization movement can serve as warnings for
what might come as we battle in new areas (and continue
to practice our legitimate right to protest). May we
win our battles and the larger war!

[First published in Political Media Review, 8 Sept.,
2009.]

WEBLINK:www.anarkismo.net/article/14370

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Actor Charlie Sheen interview with Obama

Reported by Charlie Sheen

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I recently had the pleasure of sitting down
with our 44th President of the United States
of America, Barack Hussein Obama, while he
was out promoting his health care reform
initiative. I requested 30 minutes given the
scope and detail of my inquiry; they said I
could have 20. Twenty minutes, 1200 seconds,
not a lot of time to question the President
about one of the most important events in
our nation.s history. The following is a
transcript of our remarkable discussion.

Charlie Sheen -- Good afternoon Mr.
President, thank you so much for taking time
out of your demanding schedule.

President Barack Obama -- My pleasure, the
content of your request seemed like
something I should carve out a few minutes
for.

Charlie Sheen -- I should point out that I
voted for you, as your promises of hope and
change, transparency and accountability, as
well as putting government back into the
hands of the American people, struck an
emotional chord in me that I hadn.t felt in
quite some time, perhaps ever.

President Obama -- And I appreciate that
Charlie. Big fan of the show, by the way.

Charlie Sheen -- Sir, I can.t imagine when
you might find the time to actually watch my
show given the measure of what you
inherited.

President Obama -- I have it Tivo.d on Air
Force One. Nice break from the traveling
press corps. (He glances at his watch) not
to be abrupt or to rush you, but you have 19
minutes left.

Charlie Sheen -- I.ll take that as an
invitation to cut to the chase.

President Obama -- I.m all ears. Or so I.ve
been told.

Charlie Sheen -- Sir, in the very near
future we will be experiencing our first
9/11 anniversary with you as Commander in
Chief.

President Obama -- Yes. A very solemn day
for our Nation. A day of reflection and yet
a day of historical consciousness as well.

Charlie Sheen -- Very much so sir, very much
so indeed. Now; In researching your
position regarding the events of 9/11 and
the subsequent investigation that followed,
am I correct to understand that you fully
support and endorse the findings of the
commission report otherwise known as the
.official story.?

President Obama -- Do I have any reason not
to? Given that most of us are presumably in
touch with similar evidence.

Charlie Sheen -- I really wish that were the
case, sir. Are you aware, Mr. President, of
the recent stunning revelations that sixty
percent of the 9/11 commissioners have
publicly stated that the government agreed
not to tell the truth about 9/11 and that
the Pentagon was engaged in deliberate
deception about their response to the
attack?

President Obama -- I am aware of certain "in
fighting" during the course of their very
thorough and tireless investigative process.

Charlie Sheen -- Mr. President, it.s hard to
label this type of friction as "in fighting"
or make the irresponsible leap to
"thorough," when the evidence I insist you
examine regarding 6 of the 10 members are
statements of fact.

(At this point one of Obama.s senior aides
approaches the President and whispers into
his ear. Obama glances quickly at his watch
and nods as the aide resumes his post at the
doorway, directly behind me.)

President Obama -- No disrespect Mr. Sheen,
but I have to ask; what is it that you seem
to be implying with the initial direction of
this discussion?

Charlie Sheen -- I am not implying anything
Mr. President. I am here to present the
facts and see what you plan to do with them.

PBO - Let me guess; your .facts,. allegedly
supporting these claims are in the folders
you brought with you?

Charlie Sheen -- Good guess Mr. President.

(I hand the first folder of documents to the
President)

Charlie Sheen -- Again sir, these are not my
opinions or assumptions, this is all a
matter of public record, reported through
mainstream media, painstakingly fact checked
and verified.

(the President glances into the folder I
handed him)

Charlie Sheen -- You.ll notice sir on page
one of the dossier dated August of .06 from
the Washington Post, the statements of John
Farmer, senior council to the 9/11
commission, his quote stating, "I was
shocked how different the truth was from the
way it was described."

President Obama -- (as he glances down at
the report, almost inaudible) . um hmm.

Charlie Sheen -- He goes on to further state
"The [NORAD Air Defense] tapes told a
radically different story from what had been
told to us and the public for two years."

(the President continues to view the
documents)

Charlie Sheen -- On pages two and three,
sir, are the statements, as well, from
commission co-chairmen Thomas Kean and Lee
Hamilton, commissioners Bob Kerrey, Timothy
Roemer and John Lehman, as well as the
statements of commissioner Max Cleland, an
ex-Senator from Georgia , who resigned,
stating:

"It is a national scandal. This
investigation is now compromised. One of
these days we will have to get the full
story because the 9/11 issue is so important
to America. But this White House wants to
cover it up."

He also described President Bush.s desire to
delay the process as not to damage the .04
re-election bid. They suspected deception to
the point where they considered referring
the matter to the Justice Department for
criminal investigation. Mr. President, this
information alone is unequivocally grounds
for a new investigation!

President Obama -- Mistakes were clearly
made but we as a people and as a country
need to move forward. It is obviously in our
best interest as a democratic society to
focus our efforts and our resources on the
future of this great nation and our ability
to protect the American people and our
allies from this type of terrorism in the
coming years.

Charlie Sheen -- Sir, how can we focus on
the future when THE COMMISSION ITSELF is on
record stating that they still do not know
the truth??

President Obama -- Even if what you state,
might in some capacity, begin to approach an
open discussion or balanced debate, I can.t
speak for, or about the decisions certain
commission members made during an extremely
difficult period. Perhaps you should be
interviewing them instead of me. Wait, don.t
tell me; I was easier to track down than
they were?

CS - Not exactly sir, but let.s be honest.
You.re the President of the United States,
the leader of the free world, the buck stops
with you. 9/11 has been the pretext for the
systematic dismantling of our Constitution
and Bill of Rights. Your administration is
reading from the same playbook that the Bush
administration foisted on America through
documented secrecy and deception.

President Obama -- Mr. Sheen, I.m having a
difficult time sitting here and listening to
you draw distorted parallels between the
Bush/Cheney regime and mine.

Charlie Sheen -- Mr. President the parallels
are not distorted just because you say they
are. Let.s stick to the facts. You promised
to abolish the Patriot Act and then voted to
re-authorize it. You pledged to end
warrantless wire tapping against the
American people and now energetically defend
it. You decried the practice of rendition
and now continue it. You promised over and
over again on the campaign trail, that you
would end the practice of indefinite
detention and instead, you have expanded it
to permanent detention of "detainees"
without trial. This far exceeds the outrages
of the former administration. Call me crazy
Mr. President, but is this not your record?

President Obama -- Mr. Sheen, my staff and I
authorized this interview based on your
request to discuss 9/11 and deliver some
additional information you.re convinced I.d
not previously reviewed. Call me crazy, But
it appears as though you.ve blindly wandered
off topic.

Charlie Sheen -- Sir, the examples I just
illustrated are a direct result of 9/11.

President Obama -- And I.m telling you that
we must move forward, we must endure through
these dangerous and politically challenging
years ahead.

Charlie Sheen -- Mr. President, we cannot
move forward with a bottomless warren of
unanswered questions surrounding that day
and its aftermath.

President Obama -- I read the official
report. Every word every page. Perhaps you
should do the same.

Charlie Sheen -- I have sir, and so have
thousands of family members of the victims,
and guess what; they have the same questions
I do and probably a lot more. I didn.t lose
a loved one on that horrific day Mr.
President and neither did you. But since
then I, along with millions of other
Americans lost something we held true and
dear for most of our lives in this great
country of ours; we lost our hope.

President Obama -- And I.d like to believe
that I am here to restore that hope. To
restore confidence in your leaders, in the
system that the voting public chose through
a peaceful transfer of power.

(An odd moment of silence between us.
Precious time ticking away).

Charlie Sheen -- Mr. President, are you
aware of the number of days it took to begin
the investigation into JFK.s assassination?

President Obama -- If memory serves I
believe it was two weeks.

Charlie Sheen -- Close. Seventeen days to be
exact. Are you aware sir, how long it took
to begin the investigation into Pearl
Harbor?

President Obama -- I would say again about
two weeks.

Charlie Sheen -- Close again sir, eleven
days to be exact. Are you aware Mr.
President how long it took to begin the
investigation into 9/11?

President Obama -- I know it must have
seemed like a very long time for all the
grieving families.

Charlie Sheen -- It was a very long time Mr.
President -- four hundred and forty days.
Roughly 14 months. Does it bother you Mr.
President that it only took FIVE HOURS for
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld after the
initial attack to recommend and endorse a
full scale offensive against Iraq?

President Obama -- I am not aware of any
such purported claim.

Charlie Sheen -- I have the proof Mr.
President, along with scores of documents
and facts I.d like you to take a look at.
Here.

(I hand him another file -- much thicker
than the first)

President Obama -- I see you came prepared
Charlie.

Charlie Sheen -- No other way to show up Mr.
President. When in doubt over prepare I
always say.

President Obama -- Now you sound like the
First Lady.

Charlie Sheen -- That.s quite a compliment
sir.

President Obama -- As you wish. Please
continue.

Charlie Sheen -- Sir, I.d like to direct
your attention to the stack of documents in
the folder I just handed you. The first in
from the top is entitled "Operation
Northwoods", a declassified Pentagon plan to
stage terror attacks on US soil, to be
blamed on Cuba as a pretext for war.

President Obama -- And I.d like to direct
your attention to the fact that the
principle draftsman of this improbable
blueprint was quickly denied a second term
as Joint Chiefs chairman and sent packing to
a European NATO garrison. Thank God his
otherworldly ambitions never saw the light
of day.

Charlie Sheen -- I wouldn.t be so certain
about that Mr. President.

President Obama -- I could easily say the
same to you Charlie.

(the President checks his watch)

Charlie Sheen -- The next document reads
"Declassified staged provocations." Now,
Honestly Mr. President I wish I was making
this stuff up. I.m certain you are familiar
with the USS Maine Incident, the sinking of
the Lusitania, which we all now know brought
us into WW1, and of course the most famous,
the Gulf of Tonkin incident.

President Obama -- Of course I am familiar
with these historical events and I.m aware
that there.s a measure of controversy
surrounding them. But to be quite frank with
you, this is all ancient history.

Charlie Sheen -- Mr. President, it has been
often said; "Those who do not know history
are doomed to repeat it." And I concede to
you sir, these events are the past.

President Obama -- A vastly different world
young man, shouldering a radically disparate
state of universal affairs.

Charlie Sheen -- No argument sir, I.m merely
inviting you to acknowledge some credibility
to the pattern or the theme. Case in point;
the next document in your folder. It was
published by the think-tank, Project For a
New American Century and it.s entitled
"Rebuilding Americas Defenses", and was
written by Dick Cheney and Jeb Bush. To
quote from the document sir -- (the
President interrupts)

President Obama -- "Further, the process of
transformation, even if it brings
revolutionary change, is likely to be a long
one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing
event -- like a new Pearl Harbor."

Charlie Sheen -- Touché, sir. Your thoughts
on this statement Mr. President?

President Obama -- I would call this a
blatant case of misjudgment fueled by an
unfortunate milieu of assumption. For some,
the uninformed denial of coincidence.

Charlie Sheen -- Interesting angle sir.
Nevertheless, Vice President Cheney didn.t
stop there. In early 2008, Pulitzer prize
winning journalist Seymour Hersh and MSNBC,
both reported that Cheney had proposed to
the Pentagon an outrageous plan to have the
U.S. Navy create fake Iranian patrol boats,
to be manned by Navy Seals, who would then
stage an attack on US destroyers in the
Strait of Hormuz. This event was to be
blamed on Iran and used as a pretext for
war. Does any of this information worry you
Mr. President? Should we just ignore it,
until these realities can be dismissed years
from now by our children, as ancient history
as well?

President Obama -- Of course this
information worries me, yet it.s not nearly
as worrisome as you sitting here today
suspiciously implying that 9/11 was somehow
allowed to happen or even orchestrated from
the inside.

Charlie Sheen -- Mr. President I am not
suspiciously implying anything. I am merely
exposing the documents and asking the
questions that nobody in power will even
look at or acknowledge. And as I stated
earlier, I voted for you, I believed in your
message of hope and change. Mr. President I
have come to you specifically hoping for a
change. A change in the perception that our
government has not yet made itself open and
accountable to the people. These are your
words Mr. President not mine. The lives of
thousands were brutally cut short and those
left behind to suffer their infinite pain
are with me today Mr. President. They are
with me in spirit and flesh, and the message
we carry will not be silenced anymore by
media fueled mantras insisting how they are
supposed to feel. Deciding for them, for 8
long years, what can be thought, what can be
said, what can be asked.

President Obama -- And I appreciate your
passion, I appreciate your conviction. In
spite of your concerns, in spite of what
your data might or might not reveal, what
you and the families must understand and
accept is that we are doing everything we
can to protect you.

Charlie Sheen -- Mr. President , I realize
were very short on time, so please allow me
to run down a list of bullet points that
might illuminate some reasons why we don.t
embrace the warm hug of Federal protection.

President Obama -- We.ve come this far. Fire
away.

Charlie Sheen -- Please keep in mind Mr.
President everything I.m about to say is
documented as fact and part of the public
record. The information you are holding in
your hands chronicles and verifies each and
every point.

President Obama -- You have five minutes
left. The floor is yours. Brief me.

Charlie Sheen -- Thank you Mr. President.
Okay, first; On the FBI.s most wanted list
Osama Bin Laden is not charged with the
crimes of 911. When I called the FBI to ask
them why this was the case, they replied:
"There.s not enough evidence to link Bin
Laden to the crime scene," I later
discovered he had never even been indicted
by the D.O.J.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 2; FBI translator
Sibel Edmonds, was dismissed and gagged by
the D.O.J. after she revealed that the
government had foreknowledge of plans to
attack American cities using planes as bombs
as early as April 2001. In July of .09, Mrs.
Edmonds broke the Federal gag order and went
public to reveal that Osama Bin Laden, Al
Qaeda and the Taliban were all working for
and with the C.I.A. up until the day of
9/11.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 3; The following is
a quote from Mayor Giuliani during an
interview on 9/11 with Peter Jennings for
ABC News. "I went down to the scene and we
set up headquarters at 75 Barkley Street,
which was right there with the Police
Commissioner, the Fire Commissioner, the
Head of Emergency Management, and we were
operating out of there when we were told
that the World Trade Center was going to
collapse. And it did collapse before we
could actually get out of the building, so
we were trapped in the building for 10, 15
minutes, and finally found an exit and got
out, walked north, and took a lot of people
with us."

WHO TOLD HIM THIS??? To this day, the answer
to this question remains unanswered,
completely ignored and emphatically DENIED
by Mayor Giuliani on several public
occasions.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 4; In April 2004,
USA Today reported, "In the two years before
the Sept. 11 attacks, the North American
Aerospace Defense Command conducted
exercises simulating what the White House
says was unimaginable at the time: hijacked
airliners used as weapons to crash into
targets and cause mass casualties." One of
the targets was the World Trade Center.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 5; On September 12th
2007, CNN.s .Anderson Cooper 360., reported
that the mysterious "white plane" spotted
and videotaped by multiple media outlets,
flying in restricted airspace over the White
House shortly before 10am on the morning of
9/11, was in fact the Air Force.s E-4B, a
specially modified Boeing 747 with a
communications pod behind the cockpit;
otherwise known as "The Doomsday Plane".

Though fully aware of the event, the 9/11
Commission did not deem the appearance of
the military plane to be of any interest and
did not include it in the final 9/11
Commission report.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 6; Three F-16s
assigned to Andrews Air Force Base, ten
miles from Washington, DC, are conducting
training exercises in North Carolina 207
miles away as the first plane crashes into
the WTC. Even at significantly less than
their top speed of 1500 mph, they could
still have defended the skies over
Washington well before 9am, more than 37
minutes before Flight 77 crashes into the
Pentagon, however, they did not return until
after 9:55am.

Andrews AFB had no armed fighters on alert
and ready to take off on the morning of
9/11.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 7; WTC Building 7.
Watch the video of its collapse.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 8; Flight 93 is
fourth plane to crash on 9/11 at 10:03am.
V.P. Cheney only gives shoot down order at
10:10-10:20am and this is not communicated
to NORAD until 28 minutes after Flight 93
has crashed.

Fueling further suspicion on this front is
the fact that three months before the
attacks of 9/11, Dick Cheney usurped control
of NORAD, and therefore he, and no one else
on planet Earth, had the power to call for
military sorties on the hijacked airliners
on 9/11. He did not exercise that power.
Three months after 9/11, he relinquished
command of NORAD and returned it to military
operation.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 9; Scores of main
stream news outlets reported that the F.B.I.
conducted an investigation of at least FIVE
of the 9/11 hijackers being trained at U.S.
military flight schools. Those
investigations are now sealed and need to be
declassified.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 10; In 2004, New
York firefighters Mike Bellone and Nicholas
DeMasi went public to say they had found the
black boxes at the World Trade Center, but
were told to keep their mouths shut by FBI
agents. Nicholas DeMasi said that he
escorted federal agents on an all-terrain
vehicle in October 2001 and helped them
locate the devices, a story backed up by
rescue volunteer Mike Bellone.

As the Philadelphia Daily News reported at
the time, "Their story raises the question
of whether there was a some type of cover-up
at Ground Zero."

Charlie Sheen -- Number 11 -- Hundreds of
eye witnesses including first responders,
fire captains, news reporters, and police,
all described multiple explosions in both
towers before and during the collapse.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 12; An astounding
video uncovered from the archives shows BBC
News correspondent Jane Standley reporting
on the collapse of WTC Building 7 over
twenty minutes before it fell at 5:20pm on
the afternoon of 9/11. Tapes from earlier
BBC broadcasts show news anchors discussing
the collapse of WTC 7 a full 26 minutes in
advance. The BBC at first claimed that their
tapes from 9/11 had been "lost" before
admitting that they made the "error" of
reporting the collapse of WTC 7 before it
happened without adequately explaining how
they could have obtained advance knowledge
of the event.

In addition, over an hour before the
collapse of WTC 7, at 4:10pm, CNN.s Aaron
Brown reported that the building "has either
collapsed, or is collapsing."

Charlie Sheen -- Number 13; Solicitor
General Ted Olson.s claim that his wife
Barbara Olsen called him twice from Flight
77, describing hijackers with box cutters,
was a central plank of the official 9/11
story.

However, the credibility of the story was
completely undermined after Olsen kept
changing his story about whether his wife
used her cell phone or the airplane phone.
The technology to enable cell phone calls
from high-altitude airline flights was not
created until 2004. American Airlines
confirmed that Flight 77 was a Boeing 757
and that this plane did not have airplane
phones on board.

According to the FBI, Barbara Olsen
attempted to call her husband only once and
the call failed to connect, therefore Olsen
must have been lying when he claimed he had
spoken to his wife from Flight 77.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 14; The size of a
Boeing 757 is approximately 125ft in width
and yet images of the impact zone at the
Pentagon supposedly caused by the crash
merely show a hole no more than 16ft in
diameter. The engines of the 757 would have
punctured a hole bigger than this, never
mind the whole plane. Images before the
partial collapse of the impact zone show
little real impact damage and a sparse
debris field completely inconsistent with
the crash of a large jetliner, especially
when contrasted with other images showing
airplane crashes into buildings.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 15; What is the
meaning behind the following quote
attributed to Dick Cheney which came to
light during the 9/11 Commission hearings?
The passage is taken from testimony given by
then Secretary of Transportation Norman
Mineta.

During the time that the airplane was coming
in to the Pentagon, there was a young man
who would come in and say to the Vice
President, "The plane is 50 miles out." "The
plane is 30 miles out." And when it got down
to "the plane is 10 miles out," the young
man also said to the Vice President, "Do the
orders still stand?" And the Vice President
turned and whipped his neck around and said,
"Of course the orders still stand. Have you
heard anything to the contrary?"

As the plane was not shot down, in addition
to the fact that armed fighter jets were
nowhere near the plane and the Pentagon
defensive system was not activated, are we
to take it that the orders were to let the
plane find its target?

Charlie Sheen -- Number 16; In May 2003, the
Miami Herald reported how the Bush
administration was refusing to release a
900-page congressional report on 9/11
because it wanted to "avoid enshrining
embarrassing details in the report,"
particularly regarding pre-9/11 warnings as
well as the fact that the hijackers were
trained at U.S. flight schools.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 17; Top Pentagon
officials cancelled their scheduled flights
for September 11th on September 10th. San
Francisco Mayor Willie Brown, following a
security warning, cancelled a flight into
New York that was scheduled for the morning
of 9/11.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 18; The technology
to enable cell phone calls from
high-altitude airline flights was not
created until 2004, and even by that point
it was only in the trial phase. Calls from
cell phones which formed an integral part of
the official government version of events
were technologically impossible at the time.

Charlie Sheen -- Number 19: On April 29,
2004, President Bush and V.P. Cheney would
only meet with the commission under specific
clandestine conditions. They insisted on
testifying together and not under oath. They
also demanded that their testimony be
treated as a matter of "state secret." To
date, nothing they spoke of that day exists
in the public domain.

Charlie Sheen -- And finally Mr. President
-- Number 20; A few days after the attack,
several newspapers as well as the FBI
reported that a paper passport had been
found in the ruins of the WTC. In August
2004, CNN reported that 9/11 hijacker Ziad
Jarrah.s visa was found in the remains of
Flight 93 which went down in Shanksville,
Pennsylvania.

At least a third of the WTC victim.s bodies
were vaporized and many of the victims of
the Pentagon incident were burned beyond
recognition. And yet visas and paper
passports which identify the perpetrators
and back up the official version of events
miraculously survive explosions and fires
that we are told melted steel buildings.

(The Senior aide appears again beside the
President whispering in his ear. He then
quickly moves off).

President Obama -- Well Charlie I can.t say
this hasn.t been interesting. As I said
earlier you.ve showed up today focused and
organized. Regardless how I feel about the
material you.ve presented, I must commend
your dedication and zeal. However, our time
here is up.

(the President rises from his chair , I do
the same).

Charlie Sheen -- Mr. President! One more
second!

(The President starts towards the door -- I
follow him quickly step for step).

Charlie Sheen -- Mr. President, I implore
you based on the evidence you now possess,
to use your Executive Power. Prove to us all
Sir, that you do, in fact, care. Create a
truly comprehensive and open Congressional
investigation of 9/11 and its aftermath. The
families deserve the truth, the American
people and the rest of the free world
deserve the truth. Mr. President -

(He pauses. We shake hands).

Charlie Sheen -- Make sure your on the right
side of history.

(The President breaks the handshake).

President Obama -- I am on the right side of
history. Thank you Charlie, my staff and I
will be in touch.

(I watch as he strides gracefully out of the
room, the truth I provided him held firmly
by his side; in the hand of providence.)

Twenty Minutes With The President 080909sig


Author.s Note: What you have just read
didn.t actually happen yet. This is an open
letter to the President requesting a new
investigation. Charlie Sheen.


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Monday, September 07, 2009

Al Qaeda is a mythical historical narrative

search for mythical.

Zbig really said it!!


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http://www.senate.gov/foreign/testimony/2007/BrzezinskiTestimony070201.pdf
SFRC Testimony -- Zbigniew Brzezinski
February 1, 2007
Mr. Chairman:
Your hearings come at a critical juncture in the U.S. war of choice in Iraq,
and I commend you and Senator Lugar for scheduling them.
It is time for the White House to come to terms with two central realities:
1. The war in Iraq is a historic, strategic, and moral calamity.
Undertaken under false assumptions, it is undermining America.s
global legitimacy. Its collateral civilian casualties as well as some
abuses are tarnishing America.s moral credentials. Driven by
Manichean impulses and imperial hubris, it is intensifying regional
instability.
2. Only a political strategy that is historically relevant rather than
reminiscent of colonial tutelage can provide the needed framework for
a tolerable resolution of both the war in Iraq and the intensifying
regional tensions.
If the United States continues to be bogged down in a protracted bloody
involvement in Iraq, the final destination on this downhill track is likely to
be a head-on conflict with Iran and with much of the world of Islam at large.
A plausible scenario for a military collision with Iran involves Iraqi failure
to meet the benchmarks; followed by accusations of Iranian responsibility
for the failure; then by some provocation in Iraq or a terrorist act in the U.S.
blamed on Iran; culminating in a "defensive" U.S. military action against
Iran that plunges a lonely America into a spreading and deepening quagmire
eventually ranging across Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
A mythical historical narrative to justify the case for such a protracted and
potentially expanding war is already being articulated. Initially justified by
false claims about WMD.s in Iraq, the war is now being redefined as the
"decisive ideological struggle" of our time, reminiscent of the earlier
collisions with Nazism and Stalinism. In that context, Islamist extremism
and al Qaeda are presented as the equivalents of the threat posed by Nazi
Germany and then Soviet Russia, and 9/11 as the equivalent of the Pearl
Harbor attack which precipitated America.s involvement in World War II.
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This simplistic and demagogic narrative overlooks the fact that Nazism was
based on the military power of the industrially most advanced European
state; and that Stalinism was able to mobilize not only the resources of the
victorious and militarily powerful Soviet Union but also had worldwide
appeal through its Marxist doctrine. In contrast, most Muslims are not
embracing Islamic fundamentalism; al Qaeda is an isolated fundamentalist
Islamist aberration; most Iraqis are engaged in strife because the American
occupation of Iraq destroyed the Iraqi state; while Iran -- though gaining in
regional influence -- is itself politically divided, economically and militarily
weak. To argue that America is already at war in the region with a wider
Islamic threat, of which Iran is the epicenter, is to promote a self-fulfilling
prophecy.
Deplorably, the Administration.s foreign policy in the Middle East region
has lately relied almost entirely on such sloganeering. Vague and
inflammatory talk about "a new strategic context" which is based on
"clarity" and which prompts "the birth pangs of a new Middle East" is
breeding intensifying anti-Americanism and is increasing the danger of a
long-term collision between the United States and the Islamic world. Those
in charge of U.S. diplomacy have also adopted a posture of moralistic self-
ostracism toward Iran strongly reminiscent of John Foster Dulles.s attitude
of the early 1950.s toward Chinese Communist leaders (resulting among
other things in the well-known episode of the refused handshake). It took
some two decades and a half before another Republican president was
finally able to undo that legacy.
One should note here also that practically no country in the world shares the
Manichean delusions that the Administration so passionately articulates.
The result is growing political isolation of, and pervasive popular
antagonism toward the U.S. global posture.
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It is obvious by now that the American national interest calls for a
significant change of direction. There is in fact a dominant consensus in
favor of a change: American public opinion now holds that the war was a
mistake; that it should not be escalated, that a regional political process
should be explored; and that an Israeli-Palestinian accommodation is an
essential element of the needed policy alteration and should be actively
pursued. It is noteworthy that profound reservations regarding the
Administration.s policy have been voiced by a number of leading
Republicans. One need only invoke here the expressed views of the much
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admired President Gerald Ford, former Secretary of State James Baker,
former National Security Adviser Brent Scowcroft and several leading
Republican senators, John Warner, Chuck Hagel, and Gordon Smith among
others.
The urgent need today is for a strategy that seeks to create a political
framework for a resolution of the problems posed both by the US occupation
of Iraq and by the ensuing civil and sectarian conflict. Ending the
occupation and shaping a regional security dialogue should be the mutually
reinforcing goals of such a strategy, but both goals will take time and require
a genuinely serious U.S. commitment.
The quest for a political solution for the growing chaos in Iraq should
involve four steps:
1. The United States should reaffirm explicitly and unambiguously its
determination to leave Iraq in a reasonably short period of time.
Ambiguity regarding the duration of the occupation in fact encourages
unwillingness to compromise and intensifies the on-going civil strife.
Moreover, such a public declaration is needed to allay fears in the
Middle East of a new and enduring American imperial hegemony.
Right or wrong, many view the establishment of such a hegemony as
the primary reason for the American intervention in a region only
recently free of colonial domination. That perception should be
discredited from the highest U.S. level. Perhaps the U.S. Congress
could do so by a joint resolution.
2. The United States should announce that it is undertaking talks with
the Iraqi leaders to jointly set with them a date by which U.S. military
disengagement should be completed, and the resulting setting of such
a date should be announced as a joint decision. In the meantime, the
U.S. should avoid military escalation.
It is necessary to engage all Iraqi leaders -- including those who do not
reside within "the Green Zone" -- in a serious discussion regarding the
proposed and jointly defined date for U.S. military disengagement
because the very dialogue itself will help identify the authentic Iraqi
leaders with the self-confidence and capacity to stand on their own
legs without U.S. military protection. Only Iraqi leaders who can
exercise real power beyond "the Green Zone" can eventually reach a
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genuine Iraqi accommodation. The painful reality is that much of the
current Iraqi regime, characterized by the Bush administration as
"representative of the Iraqi people," defines itself largely by its
physical location: the 4 sq. miles-large U.S. fortress within Baghdad,
protected by a wall in places 15 feet thick, manned by heavily armed
U.S. military, popularly known as "the Green Zone."
3. The United States should issue jointly with appropriate Iraqi leaders,
or perhaps let the Iraqi leaders issue, an invitation to all neighbors of
Iraq (and perhaps some other Muslim countries such as Egypt,
Morocco, Algeria, and Pakistan) to engage in a dialogue regarding
how best to enhance stability in Iraq in conjunction with U.S. military
disengagement and to participate eventually in a conference regarding
regional stability.
The United States and the Iraqi leadership need to engage Iraq.s
neighbors in serious discussion regarding the region.s security
problems, but such discussions cannot be undertaken while the U.S. is
perceived as an occupier for an indefinite duration. Iran and Syria
have no reason to help the United States consolidate a permanent
regional hegemony. It is ironic, however, that both Iran and Syria
have lately called for a regional dialogue, exploiting thereby the self-
defeating character of the largely passive . and mainly sloganeering .
U.S. diplomacy.
A serious regional dialogue, promoted directly or indirectly by the
U.S., could be buttressed at some point by a wider circle of
consultations involving other powers with a stake in the region.s
stability, such as the EU, China, Japan, India, and Russia. Members
of this Committee might consider exploring informally with the states
mentioned their potential interest in such a wider dialogue.
4. Concurrently, the United States should activate a credible and
energetic effort to finally reach an Israeli-Palestinian peace, making it
clear in the process as to what the basic parameters of such a final
accommodation ought to involve.
The United States needs to convince the region that the U.S. is
committed both to Israel.s enduring security and to fairness for the
Palestinians who have waited for more than forty years now for their
own separate state. Only an external and activist intervention can
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promote the long-delayed settlement for the record shows that the
Israelis and the Palestinians will never do so on their own. Without
such a settlement, both nationalist and fundamentalist passions in the
region will in the longer run doom any Arab regime which is
perceived as supportive of U.S. regional hegemony.
After World War II, the United States prevailed in the defense of democracy
in Europe because it successfully pursued a long-term political strategy of
uniting its friends and dividing its enemies, of soberly deterring aggression
without initiating hostilities, all the while also exploring the possibility of
negotiated arrangements. Today, America.s global leadership is being tested
in the Middle East. A similarly wise strategy of genuinely constructive
political engagement is now urgently needed.
It is also time for the Congress to assert itself.
5

Thursday, September 03, 2009

PanAm 103 Over Lockerbie by William Blum

If there's anyone out there who is not already thoroughly cynical about those on the board of directors of the planet, the latest chapter in the saga of the bombing of PanAm 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland might just be enough to push them over the edge.

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Abdel Basset Ali al-Megrahi, the only person ever convicted for the December 21, 1988 bombing, was released from his Scottish imprisonment August 21 supposedly because of his terminal cancer and sent home to Libya, where he received a hero's welcome. President Obama said that the jubilant welcome Megrahi received was "highly objectionable". His White House spokesman Robert Gibbs added that the welcoming scenes in Libya were "outrageous and disgusting". British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said he was "angry and repulsed", while his foreign secretary, David Miliband, termed the celebratory images "deeply upsetting." Miliband warned: "How the Libyan government handles itself in the next few days will be very significant in the way the world views Libya's reentry into the civilized community of nations."

Ah yes, "the civilized community of nations", that place we so often hear about but so seldom get to actually see. American officials, British officials, and Scottish officials know that Megrahi is innocent.

(not Blum:)

The people who killed the passengers and the villagers are yet to be
brought in front of a court. It can safely be said that the fact that they haven't is a sure sign that western intelligence was involved or did it.
MORE ON THAT BELOW.
The Panam bombing may have NOTHING TO DO with the

(continueing Blum)


American naval ship, the Vincennes shooting down an Iranian passenger plane in July of the same year,
which took the lives of more people than did the 103 bombing.
And it should be pointed out that the Vincennes captain,
plus the officer in command of air warfare,
and the crew were all awarded medals or ribbons afterward.


Today's oh-so-civilized officials have known of Megrahi's innocence since 1989. The Scottish judges who found Megrahi guilty know he's innocent. They admit as much in their written final opinion. The Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission, which investigated Megrahi's trial, knows it. They stated in 2007 that they had uncovered six separate grounds for believing the conviction may have been a miscarriage of justice, clearing the way for him to file a new appeal of his case.

The evidence for all this is considerable. And most importantly, there is no evidence that Megrahi was involved in the act of terror.

The first step of the alleged crime, sine qua non . loading the bomb into a suitcase at the Malta airport . for this there was no witness, no video, no document, no fingerprints, nothing to tie Megrahi to the particular brown Samsonite suitcase, no past history of terrorism, no forensic evidence of any kind linking him to such an act.

And the court admitted it: "The absence of any explanation of the method by which the primary suitcase might have been placed on board KM180 [Air Malta to Frankfurt] is a major difficulty for the Crown case."

The scenario implicating Iran, Syria, and the PFLP-GC was the Original Official Version, endorsed by the US, UK, Scotland, even West Germany . guaranteed, sworn to, scout's honor, case closed . until the buildup to the Gulf War came along in 1990 and the support of Iran and Syria was needed for the broad Middle East coalition the United States was readying for the ouster of Iraq's troops from Kuwait. Washington was also anxious to achieve the release of American hostages held in Lebanon by groups close to Iran. Thus it was that the scurrying sound of backtracking could be heard in the corridors of the White House. Suddenly, in October 1990, there was a New Official Version: it was Libya . the Arab state least supportive of the US build-up to the Gulf War and the sanctions imposed against Iraq . that was behind the bombing after all, declared Washington.

The two Libyans were formally indicted in the US and Scotland on Nov. 14, 1991. Within the next 20 days, the remaining four American hostages were released in Lebanon along with the most prominent British hostage, Terry Waite. 5

In order to be returned to Libya, Megrahi had to cancel his appeal. It was the appeal, not his health, that concerned the Brits and the Americans. Dr. Jim Swire of Britain, whose daughter died over Lockerbie, is a member of UK Families Flight 103, which wants a public inquiry into the crash. "If he goes back to Libya," Swire says, "it will be a bitter pill to swallow, as an appeal would reveal the fallacies in the prosecution case. ... I've lost faith in the Scottish criminal justice system, but if the appeal is heard, there is not a snowball's chance in hell that the prosecution case will survive." 6

And a reversal of the verdict would mean that the civilized and venerable governments of the United States and the United Kingdom would stand exposed as having lived a monumental lie for almost 20 years and imprisoned a man they knew to be innocent for eight years.

The Sunday Times (London) recently reported: "American intelligence documents [of 1989, from the Pentagon's Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)] blaming Iran for the Lockerbie bombing would have been produced in court if the Libyan convicted of Britain's worst terrorist attack had not dropped his appeal." Added the Times: "The DIA briefing discounted Libya's involvement in the bombing on the basis that there was 'no current credible intelligence' implicating her." 7

If the three governments involved really believed that Megrahi was guilty of murdering 270 of their people, it's highly unlikely that they would have released their grip on him. Or is even that too much civilized behavior to expect.

One final note: Many people are under the impression that Libyan Leader Moammar Qaddafi has admitted on more than one occasion to Libya's guilt in the PanAm 103 bombing. This is not so. Instead, he has stated that Libya would take "responsibility" for the crime. He has said this purely to get the heavy international sanctions against his country lifted. At various times, both he and his son have explicitly denied any Libyan role in the bombing.


Humankind shall never fly

All those angry people. Yelling at the president and members of Congress about how the proposed government health plan, and Obama himself, are "socialist". (See the poster of Obama as the Joker character from Batman with "Socialism" in large letters, as the only word.8) These good folks wanna get their health care through good ol' capitalism; better no health care at all than godless-atheist commie health care; better to see your child die than have her saved by a Marxist-Stalinist-collective doctor who works for the government. But these screaming, heckling Americans . like most of their countrymen . might be rather surprised to discover that they don't really believe what they think they believe. I wrote an essay several years ago, which is still perfectly applicable today, entitled "The United States invades, bombs, and kills for it, but do Americans really believe in free enterprise?"

A common refrain, explicit or implicit, amongst the recent health-care hecklers is that the government can't do anything better or cheaper than private corporations. Studies, however, have clearly indicated otherwise. In 2003, US federal agencies examined 17,595 federal jobs and found civil servants to be superior to contractors 89 percent of the time. The following year, a study to determine whether 12,573 federal jobs could be done more efficiently by private contractors found in-house workers winning 91 percent of the time, according to an Office of Management and Budget report. And in 2005, a study of tens of thousands of government positions concluded that federal workers had won the job competitions more than 80 percent of the time. All these studies, it should be kept in mind, took place under the administration of George W. Bush, who, upon taking office in 2001, declared it his top management priority that federal workers should compete with contractors for as many as 850,000 government jobs. 9 Thus, any pressure to influence the outcome of these studies would have been in the opposite direction . putting the outside contractors in the best light.

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Boys of Capital have been chortling in their martinis about the death of socialism. The word has been banned from polite conversation. And they hope that no one will notice that every socialist experiment of any significance in the twentieth century . without exception . was either overthrown, invaded, corrupted, perverted, subverted, destabilized, or otherwise had life made impossible for it, by the United States and its allies. Not one socialist government or movement . from the Russian Revolution to the Sandinistas in Nicaragua, from Communist China to the FMLN in El Salvador . not one was permitted to rise or fall solely on its own merits; not one was left secure enough to drop its guard against the all-powerful enemy abroad and freely and fully relax control at home.

It's as if the Wright brothers' first experiments with flying machines all failed because the automobile interests sabotaged each test flight. And then the good and god-fearing folk of the world looked upon these catastrophes, nodded their heads wisely, and intoned solemnly: Humankind shall never fly.


The continual selling of the Afghanistan war

"But we must never forget," said President Obama recently, "this is not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again. If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which al Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans. So this is not only a war worth fighting. This is fundamental to the defense of our people." 10

Obama was speaking to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the ultra-nationalist group whose members would not question such sentiments. Neither would most Americans, including many of those who express opposition to the war when polled. It's simple . We're fighting terrorism in Afghanistan. We're fighting the same people who attacked New York and Washington. Never mind that out of the tens of thousands the United States and its NATO front have killed in Afghanistan not one has been identified as having had anything to do with the events of September 11, 2001. Never mind that the "plot to kill Americans" in 2001 was hatched in Germany and the United States at least as much as in Afghanistan. What is needed to plot to buy airline tickets and take flying lessons in the United States? A room with some chairs? What does "an even larger safe haven" mean? A larger room with more chairs? Perhaps a blackboard? Terrorists intent upon attacking the United States can meet almost anywhere, with Afghanistan probably being one of the worst places for them, given the American occupation.

As to "plotting to do so again" ... there's no reason to assume that the United States has any concrete information of this, anymore than did Bush or Cheney who tried to scare us in the same way for more than seven years to enable them to carry out their agenda.

There are many people in Afghanistan who deeply resent the US presence there and the drones that fly overhead and drop bombs on houses, wedding parties, and funerals. One doesn't have to be a member of al Qaeda to feel this way. There doesn't even have to be such a thing as a "member of al Qaeda". It tells us nothing that some of them can be called "al Qaeda". Almost every individual or group in that part of the world not in love with US foreign policy, which Washington wishes to stigmatize, is charged with being associated with, or being a member of, al Qaeda, as if there's a precise and meaningful distinction between people retaliating against American aggression while being a member of al Qaeda and people retaliating against American aggression while NOT being a member of al Qaeda; as if al Qaeda gives out membership cards to fit in your wallet, as if there are chapters of al Qaeda that put out a weekly newsletter and hold a potluck on the first Monday of each month.

In any event, as in Iraq, the American "war on terrorism" in Afghanistan regularly and routinely creates new anti-American terrorists. This is scarcely in dispute even at the Pentagon.

The only "necessity" that draws the United States to Afghanistan is the need for oil and gas pipelines from the Caspian Sea area, the establishment of military bases in this country that is surrounded by the oil-rich Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf regions, and making it easier to watch and pressure next-door Iran. What more could any respectable imperialist nation desire?

But the war against the Taliban can't be won. Except by killing everyone in Afghanistan. The United States should negotiate the pipelines with the Taliban, as the Clinton administration unsuccessfully tried to do, and then get out.



The revolution was televised

You will not be able to stay home, brother.

You will not be able to plug in, turn on, and cop out.

You will not be able to lose yourself on skag [heroin] and skip out for beer during commercials.

Because the revolution will not be televised. ...

There will be no highlights on the eleven o'clock news

The revolution will not be right back after a message

The revolution will not go better with Coke

The revolution will not fight the germs that may cause bad breath

The revolution will not be televised, will not be televised

These are some of the lines of Gil Scott-Heron's song that told people in the 1970s (which, I maintain, were just as '60ish as the fabled 1960s) that a revolution was coming, that they would no longer be able to live their normal daily life, that they should no longer want to live their normal daily life, that they would have to learn to be more serious about this thing they were always prattling about, this thing they called "revolution".

Fast Forward to 2009 ... Gil Scott-Heron, now a ripe old 60, was recently interviewed by the Washington Post:

WP: In the early 1970s, you came out with "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," about the erosion of democracy in America. You all but predicted that there would be a revolution in which a brainwashed nation would come to its senses. What do you think now? Did we have a revolution?

GS-H: Yes, the election of President Obama was the revolution. 11

Oh? So that's it? That's what we took clubs over our heads for? Tear gas, jail cells, and permanent police and FBI files? Published a million issues of the underground press? To get a president who doesn't have a revolutionary bone in his body? Not a muscle or nerve or tissue or organ that seriously questions cherished establishment beliefs concerning terrorism, permanent war, Israel, torture, marijuana, health care, and the primacy of profit over the environment and all else? Karl Marx is surely turning over in his London grave. If the modern counter-revolutionary United States had existed at the time of the American revolution, it would have crushed that revolution. And a colonial (white) Barack Obama would have worked diligently to achieve some sort of bi-partisan compromise with the King of England, telling him we need to look forward, not backward.


Yugoslavia

During 1998-1999, the United States used the Kosovo conflict to reaffirm its hegemonic role in Europe. US officials deliberately undercut a potential diplomatic solution to the Kosovo war; instead of using diplomacy to resolve the conflict, the United States sought a military solution in which NATO power could once again be demonstrated. The resulting air war, in 1999, succeeded in fully establishing the continued relevance of NATO, thus affirming US hegemony in Europe and undercutting European proclivities for foreign policy independence.

. David Gibbs, "First Do No Harm: Humanitarian Intervention and the Destruction of Yugoslavia"

There's no issue of the recent past that has caused more friction internationally amongst those on the left than the question of what really took place in the former Yugoslavia during the 1990s. Gibbs' new book explores many of the myths surrounding this very complicated and controversial slice of history, particularly those dealing with the supposed humanitarian motivation behind the Western powers intervention and the many alleged Serbian atrocities.

Notes

1. Washington Post, August 22 and August 26, 2009 .

2. Newsweek magazine, July 13, 1992 .

3. Sunday Herald (Scotland), August 17, 2009 .

4. "Opinion of the Court", Par. 39, issued following the trial in the Hague in 2001 .

5. Read many further details about the case at http://killinghope.org/bblum6/panam.htm .

6. The Independent (London daily), April 26, 2009 .

7. Sunday Times (London), August 16, 2009 .

8. Washington Post, August 6, 2009, p.C2 .

9. Washington Post, June 8, 2005 and March 23, 2006 for this citation plus the three studies mentioned .

10. Talk given at VFW convention in Phoenix, Arizona, August 17, 2009 .

11. Washington Post, August 26, 2009 .

William Blum is the author of:

* Killing Hope: US Military and CIA Interventions Since World War 2

* Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower

* West-Bloc Dissident: A Cold War Memoir

* Freeing the World to Death: Essays on the American Empire


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http://tangibleinfo.blogspot.com/2009/09/explosive-gaddafi-wants-to-disolve.html

There were at least four U.S. intelligence officers on the passenger list, with rumours, never confirmed, of a fifth onboard. The presence of these men on the flight later gave rise to a number of conspiracy theories, in which one or more of them were said to have been targeted

Matthew Gannon, the CIA's deputy station chief in Beirut, Lebanon, was sitting in Clipper Class, Pan Am's version of business class
seat 14J. Major Chuck "Tiny" McKee, an army officer on secondment to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Beirut, sat behind Gannon in the center aisle in seat 15F. Two Diplomatic Security Service special agents, acting as bodyguards to Gannon and McKee, were sitting in economy: Ronald Lariviere, a security officer from the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, was in 20H, and Daniel O'Connor, a security officer from the U.S. Embassy in Nicosia, Cyprus, sat five rows behind Lariviere in 25H, both men seated over the right wing. The four men had flown together out of Cyprus that morning. There was also a Department of Justice Special Agent on the flight, Assistant Deputy Director Michael S. Bernstein.

Read more: http://tangibleinfo.blogspot.com/2009/09/explosive-gaddafi-wants-to-disolve.html#ixzz0Q365gqSh

In his 1994 film The Maltese Double Cross, Allan Francovich suggested that rogue CIA agents were implicated in a plot that involved them turning a blind eye to a drug running operation in return for intelligence. Evidence presented at Megrahi's trial, together with concerns about the reliability of his conviction, spawned a theory that Libya was framed.

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) agents had set up a protected drug route from Europe to the United States -- allegedly called Operation Corea -- that allowed Syrian drug dealers, led by Monzer al-Kassar (who was involved with Oliver North in the Iran-Contra scandal) to ship heroin to the U.S. using Pan Am flights, in exchange for intelligence on Palestinian groups holding hostages in Syria. The CIA allegedly protected the suitcases containing the drugs and made sure they were not searched. On the day of the bombing, as the theory goes, terrorists exchanged suitcases: one with drugs for one with a bomb.

Time introduced another version of this theory, claiming that the American intelligence officers on PA 103 -- Matthew Gannon and Maj. Charles McKee -- had found out about the drug operation, and were headed to Washington to raise their concerns about its impact on their hostage rescue plans.

Juval Aviv introduced a variation of this story in October 1989. Aviv was the owner of Interfor Inc, a private investigation company based on Madison Avenue, New York. Aviv claimed to be a former Mossad officer who led the Operation Wrath of God team that assassinated members of Black September who were believed to have been responsible for the Munich Massacre in 1972. According to his theory, the CIA knew in advance that the baggage exchange would take place, but let it happen anyway, because the protected drugs route was a rogue operation, and the American intelligence officers on PA 103 -- Matthew Gannon and Maj. Charles McKee -- had found out about it, and were on their way to Washington to tell their superiors.

After PA 103, Aviv was employed by Pan Am as their lead investigator for the bombing. He submitted a report (the Interfor report) in October 1989, blaming the bombing on a CIA-protected drugs route (Barrons December 17, 1989). This scenario provided Pan Am with a credible defense against claims for compensation by relatives of victims, since, if the U.S. government had helped the bomb bypass Pan Am's security, the airline could hardly have been held liable. The Interfor report alleged inter alia that Khalid Jafaar, a Lebanese-American passenger with links to Hezbollah, had unwittingly brought the bomb on board thinking he was carrying drugs on behalf of Syrian drug dealers he supposedly worked for. However, the New York court, which heard the civil case lodged by the U.S. relatives, rejected the Interfor allegations for lack of evidence. Aviv was never interviewed by either the Scottish police or the FBI in connection with PA 103.

In 1990 the protected suitcase theory was given a new lease of life by Lester Coleman in his book Trail of the Octopus. Coleman was a former journalist-turned-intelligence agent working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) while employed by Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Cyprus. Coleman claimed to have seen Khalid Jafaar in the DEA office in Nicosia, Cyprus once again implying that Jafaar was a drugs mule, but this time for the DEA instead of Syrian drug dealers. In 1997, Coleman pleaded guilty to five counts of perjury in a Federal court after admitting that he submitted a false testimony in a civil litigation brought on behalf of the families of passengers killed in the bombing.

Coleman's theory gained impetus when British journalist Paul Foot wrote a glowing review of Coleman's book for the London Review of Books. But on March 31, 2004 -- four months before his death -- Foot reverted to the orthodox Iran/PFLP-GC theory in an article he wrote for The Guardian entitled "Lockerbie's dirty secret". In 2003 former CIA Officer Edwin Wilson's sudden release from prison confirmed Coleman's claims that the CIA played a role in the bombing. A federal judge freed Wilson, ruling his 27 year incarceration was illegal, and that he was working for the CIA when he supplied Middle East terrorist cells with explosives, something the CIA had denied.

The previously-mentioned 1994 documentary film The Maltese Double Cross -- Lockerbie, which included interviews with Lester Coleman and Juval Aviv, seemed to favour a hybrid version embracing both the CIA-protected suitcase and the drugs mule versions of the theory. Shortly after the film was broadcast by Channel 4 television on 11 May 1995, Aviv was indicted on fraud charges. Aviv was quick to claim that these were trumped-up charges, and in due course they were dropped. The film can be viewed on the internet here by scrolling down to Allan Francovich - The Maltese Double Cross

At the end of the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing trial an international observer appointed by the United Nations, Hans Köchler, called the verdict a "spectacular miscarriage of justice"

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Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Gaddafi wants to carve up and liquidate Switzerland

Jewish Anti-defamation League and Gaddafi say Switzerland is financing international terrorism!!

ADL: Switzerland financing terrorism

US-based Anti-Defamation League slams multibillion dollar deal Geneva struck with Iran for supply of natural gas. Full-page ads in major newspapers proclaim Switzerland world's 'newest financier of terrorism'
Associated Press Published: 04.08.08, 17:46
A major US Jewish organization on Tuesday stepped up opposition to a multibillion-dollar Swiss-Iranian natural gas deal by claiming it makes Switzerland ''the world's newest financier of terrorism.'' ... ''When you finance a terrorist state, you finance terrorism,'' said the New York-based Anti-Defamation League in full-page advertisements in major Swiss newspapers and in similar ads in The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune and The Wall Street Journal. The US government and the World Jewish Congress have criticized Switzerland for the deal, saying it gives encouragement to Tehran's hard-liners. ''ADL is concerned that Iran's profits from the energy deal could help the regime to accelerate and complete its nuclear weapons program and provide tens of thousands of additional missiles to Hizbullah and Hamas, two terrorist groups and sworn enemies of Israel who routinely benefit from Tehran's largess,'' said a statement on the league's Web site. The version of the ad in The International Herald Tribune on Tuesday began, ''Guess who is the world's newest financier of terrorism? Switzerland.''

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FROM World Radio Switzerland:
worldradio.ch/wrs/news/wrsnews/gaddafi-to-seek-un-dissolution-of-switzerland.shtml?15718

THEY FAIL TO MENTION SWITZERLAND'S FINANCIAL ENABLING OF INTERNAITONAL TERRORISM!!

Thursday, 3 September, 2009, 09:04

Gaddafi to seek UN dissolution of Switzerland


Mummar Gaddafi plans to officially ask the United Nations to eliminate Switzerland from the map. The Libyan leader first made the comments at the G8 meeting in Italy in July, but it was largely ignored by the world leaders.

He also said at the G8 meeting that Switzerland is ‘a mafia world, and not a country’. Gaddafi has apparently notified others that he will make his request during his first-ever visit to, and speech at, the UN General Assembly.

He’s scheduled to speak on September 23, just after US President Barack Obama.

Gaddafi wants to split Switzerland along linguistic lines, with France, Germany and Italy gaining respective regions.





http://tangibleinfo.blogspot.com/2009/09/swiss-lybia-source.html
ORIGINAL TV BROADCAST:





10vor10 vom 02.09.2009




My german Friend tells me the verbatim wording is thus:

Lybien bastelt an einer explosiven Provokation
..
Die UNO Vollversammlung soll beschliessen, dass die Schweiz
von der Landkarte verschwinden muss.
...
Schweizerische Stattsterritorium soll aufgeteilt werden.

Begruendung:
Die Schweiz sei ein Schurkenstaat und finanziere den internationalen
Terrorismus.

Libya is working on an explosive UN resolution:
The UN general assembly is to resolve that Switzerland has to vanish from the map.
Swiss territory is to be split up (and adjoined to neighbor states)

REASON:
SWITZERLAND IS A ROGUE NATION AND IT SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM

The german-speaking part will be joining Germany, the french area goes to France and the Italian province can be assimilated by Italy!
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it is now confirmed on Swiss Television!!!!

At the next UN meeting he will provide proof that SWISS corporations and banks are terrorists!! The solution to take care of such a lawless state is to disolve the WHOLE COUNTRY and split it up. The german-speaking part will be joining Germany, the french area goes to France ..etc

READ MORE

http://tangibleinfo.blogspot.com/2009/09/explosive-gaddafi-wants-to-disolve.html



Swiss Radio FAILS to mention the REASON for Gaddafi's demand to dissolve Switzerland!

SWITZERLAND IS A ROGUE STATE AND IT'S SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM

it IS mentioned in the TV broadcast!!

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The world's criminal money in Swiss tax-haven!!
Profits are made with scarcity and fear.
Scare-city!

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Gadhafi is to make his first visit to the United States this month (September 2009) to address the United Nations.
UNITED NATIONS — U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said Gadhafi — like all other heads of state — would be expected to limit remarks to the topic at hand — containing the spread of nuclear arms — and keep them to 5 minutes. Libya holds a seat on the Security Council, the powerhouse arm of the U.N., until the end of this year.

HOW TO SPELL GADDAFI:

at least 12 different ways to spell the colonel's handle, including Qaddhafi (New York Review of Books), Qaddafi (New Republic), Gaddafi (Time), Kaddafi (Newsweek), Khadafy (Maclean's), Qadhafi (U.S. News & World Report), Qadaffi (Business Week), and Gadaffi (World Press Review). Libya's UN mission, in an effort to spread further confusion, spells the name Qathafi, and I know I've seen Gadaafi somewhere. To make matters worse, the Library of Congress and the Middle East Studies Association, to whom one would ordinarily look for guidance, have a fondness for Qadhdhafi, which is an abomination unto God. I think you now begin to grasp the dimensions of the problem.

Some publications have used several spellings over the years; unfortunately, the result has not been a stylistic convergence, but rather a prolongation of the dismal status quo. In 1973 Business Week started out with Qadafi, which had the advantage of simplicity, at least; unfortunately, almost no one else used it, and BW sheepishly changed to Qadaffi. As of December 30, 1985, the usually punctilious New Yorker was spelling it Khadafy; by January 20, 1986, this had inexplicably morphed into Qaddafi. The Wall Street Journal initially used Qaddhafi, but now has shifted to Qadhafi. My personal feeling is to chuck all the preceding and just call him Poohead, which is easier to remember and has an undeniable evocative power as well. But to each his own. Things are only slightly less muddled with Mr. K's (or Mr. Q's or Mr. G's, as you prefer) first name. Biz Week originally had it as Muammer, and the New Yorker used to say Moammar, but now both have changed to Muammar. For a while, in fact, it seemed that Muammar (sometimes written Mu'ammar, but let's not get picky) might become the standard--until the Desert Fox himself threw a monkey wrench into things, as he is wont to do. But more on this anon. The basic problem here is that (1) there is no generally accepted authority for romanizing Arabic names, and (2) the Mummer's name contains several sounds that have no exact equivalent in English. In standard Arabic, the initial consonant qaf is pronounced like a throaty k, midway between the English k and the German ch, as in Bach. The second consonant, dhal--two dhals, actually--is pronounced like a double dh, which is similar to English th, only with the tongue pulled back a bit behind the teeth. Regional pronunciation differences further complicate matters. Libyans tend to pronounce qaf like a hard g, which has inspired a whole different set of spellings.

Align Center

(1) Muammar Qaddafi, (2) Mo'ammar Gadhafi, (3) Muammar Kaddafi, (4) Muammar Qadhafi, (5) Moammar El Kadhafi, (6) Muammar Gadafi, (7) Mu'ammar al-Qadafi, (8) Moamer El Kazzafi, (9) Moamar al-Gaddafi, (10) Mu'ammar Al Qathafi, (11) Muammar Al Qathafi, (12) Mo'ammar el-Gadhafi, (13) Moamar El Kadhafi, (14) Muammar al-Qadhafi, (15) Mu'ammar al-Qadhdhafi, (16) Mu'ammar Qadafi, (17) Moamar Gaddafi, (18) Mu'ammar Qadhdhafi, (19) Muammar Khaddafi, (20) Muammar al-Khaddafi, (21) Mu'amar al-Kadafi, (22) Muammar Ghaddafy, (23) Muammar Ghadafi, (24) Muammar Ghaddafi, (25) Muamar Kaddafi, (26) Muammar Quathafi, (27) Muammar Gheddafi, (28) Muamar Al-Kaddafi, (29) Moammar Khadafy, (30) Moammar Qudhafi, (31) Mu'ammar al-Qaddafi, (32) Mulazim Awwal Mu'ammar Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Qadhafi.

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The 300 wealthiest people in Switzerland have assets totalling a record SFr625 billion ($571 billion) - over a quarter of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).

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Switzerland? Nazi Gold!

Switzerland is a tax haven for foreigners who become resident after negotiating the amount of their income subject to taxation with the canton in which they intend to live. Typically taxable income is assumed to be five times the accommodation rental paid. French-speaking Vaud is the most popular canton for this scheme, thus it is usually called "forfait fiscal". For businesses, the canton of Zug is popular, with over 6000 holding companies.

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Money laundering tricks.

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Investigation themselves...


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Even the USA wants to control Swiss Money Crime Secrecy

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Internet military surveillance nsa=stasi 2.0 stalinist control.