For archive purposes, these articles are being stored on TheWE.cc website.
The purpose is to advance understandings of environmental, political,
human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues.

 
Unspeakable grief and horror
Know them by their fruit
words attributed to Jesus speaking in Aramaic
Tuesday, 25 November 2008
US Vatican abuse case to go ahead
A US federal appeals court has ruled that a lawsuit against the Vatican over claims it covered up decades of child sex abuse by priests can go ahead.
Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful at St Peter's square.

The Pope has criticised US bishops for their handling of sex abuse scandals
The Pope has criticised US bishops for their handling of sex abuse scandals
The case was filed by three men from Kentucky who say they were abused by clergy in their childhood.
It centres on a 1962 directive from the Vatican — made public in 2003 — which told church officials not to disclose sex abuse complaints against priests.
The US Roman Catholic Church has been plagued by a string of abuse scandals.
On a visit to the US earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI criticised US bishops for their handling of the child sex abuse crisis, saying their response had sometimes been very poor.
In ruling the Kentucky lawsuit could go ahead, the Sixth US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an earlier decision by a district judge.
Although the Vatican is largely protected from lawsuits, the court ruled that clergymen could be taken to court as part of their role as Roman Catholic Church employees.
MMVIII
'The Pope has criticised US bishops for their handling of sex abuse scandals'
Such a deceptive caption under the hand's-reaching-out photo — though the licks of red at the back of the image could be construed to be approaching flames.
Very good BBC — not a mention of Ratzinger's May 18, 2001 letter to 'Bishops of the entire Catholic Church and to other interested Ordinaries and Hierarchs.'
Let's look at that delightful letter!   What does the sentence snuck in at the end of the 'more grave delicts' mean — such a sentence might remind Bishops and interested Ordinaries and Hierarchs should they be feeling a little dull over the subject of child sex abuse:
A delict against morals, namely the delict committed by a cleric against the sixth commandment of the Decalogue with a minor below the age of eighteen years... must be noted that the criminal action on delicts is reserved to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith...
...the prescription runs according to the universal and common law; however, in the delict perpetrated with a minor by a cleric, the prescription begins to run... for 10 years... from the day when the minor has completed the eighteenth year of age.
10 years from age eighteen to be kept 'reserved' within the church!
That would give the statue of limitations for sexual abuse in most areas of the planet — at least in 2001 — time to run out, now wouldn't it!
Stop these pesky purse-runs.
And this of course right at the end of Ratzinger's letter:
Cases of this kind are subject to the pontifical secret.
Oh!   You mean the law issued by Pope John XXIII 40 years past regarding secrecy — a Vatican law that when applied to sexual abuse victims is a mandatory condition of secrecy for both the perpetrators and victims.
This 69-page Latin document bearing the seal of Pope John XXIII was sent to every bishop in the world with instructions that outlined a policy of 'strictest' secrecy in dealing with allegations of sexual abuse, threatening those who speak out with excommunication.
Strictest secrecy where the victim is to take an oath of secrecy at the time of making a complaint to Church officials — such complaint to be stored in the secret archives of the Vatican Curia as strictly confidential, never to be published.
Bishops are instructed to pursue such cases in the most secretive way... all are to be restrained by a perpetual silence... and everyone... is to observe the strictest secret which is commonly regarded as a secret of the Holy Office... under the penalty of excommunication...
Hey, why do you think all those crafty Cardinals voted for Ratzinger to be Pope?
Crafty Cardinals they are — so many appointed by Ratzinger's predecessor, himself now on a fast track to becoming a 'saint.'
These abominations in their robed-splendor — how Jesus in his incarnation would have commented on such passing ridiculousness escapes me — these abominations wanted of course to preserve the evil that the inner hierarchy is.
Forget about abusing priests 'low-order evil' — these abusers only mess with lives of far-off parishioner's children!
'and don't forget to remind the blessed-simple-faithful to send their weekly purse so we can buy our splendid robes!'
The real evil folks, is in the inner hierarchies!
Kewe
Christian Fundamentalism Permeates the Republican Party:
Sarah Palin’s links to the Christian Right
by F. William Engdahl
Global Research, September 13, 2008
Some days ago, most Americans had never heard of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Now, following her Vice Presidential acceptance speech, viewed live by more than 40 million people, Palin is viewed favorably by 58% of American voters according to the latest Rasmussen Reports survey.
The self-described ‘hockey mom’’s poll ratings, if they are to be believed, are that of a rock superstar who is rated now higher than either McCain or Democrat Obama.
The same Bush-Cheney propaganda apparatus that made the nation believe that Saddam Hussein was the new Hitler and that Georgia was a helpless victim of ruthless Russian aggression after 8.8.08 in Georgia is clearly behind one of the most impressive media propaganda efforts in recent history — the effort to package Republican Vice Presidential candidate, Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska for less than 19 months, to be the American dream candidate.
Her religious roots are something she has been deliberately vague about.
It’s worth a closer look.
As I discuss in some detail in my soon-to-be-released book,
Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order, one of the most significant transformations of American domestic politics over the past three decades since the early 1970’s, when George H.W. Bush was head of the CIA, has been the deliberate manipulation of significant segments of the population, most of them undoubtedly sincere believing people, around the ideology of ‘born-again’ evangelical Christian Fundamentalism to create something known as the Christian Right.
Within the broad spectrum of fundamentalist denominations there are some currents which are particularly alarming.
Sarah Palin comes out of such a milieu.
The phenomenon of the rapid spread within the United States since the 1980’s of evangelical Pentecostalism is a political phenomenon which has become so influential that the two elections of George W. Bush as well as countless races for Senate or Congress often depend on the backing or lack of it from the organized Religious Right.
The spawning of some Christian Right sects also creates an ideology to drive the shock troops willing to literally ‘die for Christ’ in places such as Iraq or Afghanistan, Iran or elsewhere that the Pentagon needs their services.
That ideology has been used to build a fanatical activist base within the Republican Party which backs a right-wing domestic agenda and a military foreign policy that sees Islam or other suitable opponents of the US power elite as Satanism incarnate.
How does Sarah Palin fit into this?
The CNP: manipulating religion to political ends
Many of the religious evangelical groups in America are coordinated top-down by a secretive organization called the Committee on National Policy.
Former close Bush adviser, Rev. Ted Haggard, was a member of the Committee on National Policy until a sex and drugs scandal forced him out in late 2006.
Haggard was Pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs described as the ‘evangelical Vatican,’ and was head of the National Association of Evangelicals.
Ted Haggard was also a member of a highly significant and little-understood sect known as Joel’s Army or the Manifest Sons of God, the same circles which spawned Sarah Palin.
Another noteworthy member of the CNP as was Grover Nyquist, the man once described as the ‘Field Marshall of the Bush Plan.’
The CNP, created in the early 1980’s during the Reagan era, is the nexus for several odd and quite powerful organizations.
It was described by ABC's Marc J. Ambinder as ‘the conservative version of the Council on Foreign Relations.’
Chicago Board of Trade
Corn options pit
CNP Members include names such as General John Singlaub, shipping magnate J. Peter Grace, Texas billionaire Nelson Bunker Hunt, Edwin J. Feulner Jr of the right-wing Heritage Foundation, Rev. Pat Robertson of the Christian Broadcasting Network, Jerry Falwell, Tim LaHaye and most of the prominent names in the Christian Right around Bush.
It has included prominent politicians including Senator Trent Lott, Senator Don Nickles, former Attorney General Ed Meese, Col. Oliver North of Iran-Contra fame, and Right-wing philanthropist Else Prince, mother of Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater the controversial private security firm. 1
CNP members have also included not only the Rev. Sun Myung Moon Unification Church, definitely a bizarre formation whose founder openly states that he is superior to Christ.
The CNP as well reportedly includes the Church of Scientology. 2
CNP member and GOP strategist, Gary Bauer, links both. Bauer’s Family Research Council was a signatory of the Scientology Pledge to remove psychology from California schools and replace it with L. Ron Hubbard's Dianetics.
Bauer was also a speaker at Sun Myung Moon's Family Federation for World Peace and Unification Conference in 1996.
Religious researchers Paul and Phillip Collins describe the CNP as follows: ‘The CNP appears to be a creation of factions of the power elite designed to mobilize well-meaning Christians to unwittingly support elite initiatives.
The CNP could also be considered a project in religious engineering that empties Christianity of its metaphysical substance and re-conceptualizes many of its principles and concepts according to the socially and politically expedient designs of the elite.
These contentions are supported by the fact that many CNP members are also members of other organizations and/or criminal enterprises that are tied directly to the power elite.’ 3
In order to shape public debate over the course of national military and foreign as well as domestic policy, the US establishment had to create mass-based organizations to manipulate public opinion in ways contrary to the self-interest of the majority of the American people.
The Committee on National Policy was formed to be a central part of this mass manipulation.
The Committee on National Policy is a vital link between multi-billion dollar defense contractors, Washington lobbyists like the convicted felon and Republican fundraiser, Jack Abramoff, and the Christian Right.
It’s at the heart of a new axis between right-wing military politics, support for the Pentagon war agenda globally and the neo-conservative political control of much of US foreign and defense policy.
The CNP has been at the center of Karl Rove’s carefully-constructed Bush political machine.
Tom Delay and dozens of top Bush Administration Republicans are or had been members of the CNP.
Few details about the organization are leaked to the public.
As secretive as the Bilderberg Group if not more so, the CNP releases no press statements, meets in secret and never reveals names of its members willingly.
The elite circles behind the Bush Presidency have crafted an extremely powerful political machine using the forces and energies of the Christian Right and millions of American Christians unaware of the darker manipulations.
Is Sarah Palin a part of such darker manipulations?
Sarah Palin and Dominionism
Sarah Palin it appears now, was chosen very carefully as she comes out of the very fundamentalist evangelical circles that the CNP uses to mobilize and shape America’s political agenda.
Palin reportedly drew early attention from state GOP leadership when, during her first mayoral campaign, she ran on an anti-abortion platform.
Normally, political parties do not get involved in Alaskan municipal elections because they are nonpartisan.
But once word of her evangelical views made its way to Juneau, the state capitol, state Republicans put money behind her campaign.
According to researcher, Charley James:
"Once in office, Palin set out to build a machine that chewed up anyone who got in her way.
"The good, Godly Christian turns out to be anything but."
The religious background of Sarah Palin is not unrelated to her bid to take the nation’s second highest office.
She herself has been extremely vague about that background.
Given the details, it becomes clearer perhaps why.
Sarah Palin has spent more than two and a half decades of her life as a member of an Alaska church which is part of a fanatical Christian-named cult project that is sweeping across America.
Palin comes out of the most radical stream of US Born-Again Evangelism known as ‘Joel’s Army,’ an offshoot of what is called Dominionism and sometimes also called the Latter Rain cult or Manifest Sons of God.
The movement deliberately attempts to remain below the radar screen.
A Dominionist soldier in McCain’s Army
Sarah Palin is a product of an extreme fringe of the American Evangelical movement known variously as the Third Wave Movement, also known as the New Apostolic Reformation, or as Joel's Army, a part of what is called Dominionism.
Until 2002 according to their own website, Palin was a member of Wasilla Assembly of God with Senior Pastor Ed Kalnins.
Online video clips of Palin speaking from the pulpit of this church are revealing.
Curiously, between the time this article was begun on September 9th and the 11th, the video was removed without explanation:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article20712.htm
As one researcher familiar with the history of the Third Wave Movement or Dominionism describes:
‘The Third Wave is a revival of the theology of the Latter Rain tent revivals of the 1950s and 1960s led by William Branham and others.
It is based on the idea that in the end times there will be an outpouring of supernatural powers on a group of Christians that will take authority over the existing church and the world.
The believing Christians of the world will be reorganized under the Fivefold Ministry and the church restructured under the authority of Prophets and Apostles and others anointed by God.
The young generation will form ‘Joel’s Army’ to rise up and battle evil and retake the earth for God.’ 4
The excesses of this movement were declared a heresy in 1949 by the General Council of the Assemblies of God, and again condemned through Resolution 16 in 2000.
Sarah H. Leslie, a former Christian Right leader, describes the ideology of Dominionism:
‘The Gospel of Salvation is achieved by setting up the ‘Kingdom of God’ as a literal and physical kingdom to be ‘advanced’ on Earth in the present age.
Some dominionists liken the New Testament Kingdom to the Old Testament Israel in ways that justify taking up the sword, or other methods of punitive judgment, to war against enemies of their kingdom.
‘Dominionists teach that men can be coerced or compelled to enter the kingdom.
They assign to the Church duties and rights that belong Scripturally only to Jesus Christ.
This includes the esoteric belief that believers can ‘incarnate’ Christ and function as His body on Earth to establish His kingdom rule.
An inordinate emphasis is placed on man’s efforts; the doctrine of the sovereignty of God is diminished.’ 5
Leslie quotes from Al Dager’s
Vengeance Is Ours: The Church In Dominion:
‘Dominion theology is predicated upon three basic beliefs:
1) Satan usurped man’s dominion over the earth through the temptation of Adam and Eve.
2) The Church is God’s instrument to take dominion back from Satan.
3) Jesus cannot or will not return until the Church has taken dominion by gaining control of the earth’s governmental and social institutions.’ 6
Sarah Leslie pinpoints to the central deception behind the current spread of Dominionism among various Protestant denominations across America today:
‘Dominion theology is a heresy.
As such it is rarely presented as openly as the definitions above may indicate.
Outside of the Reconstructionist camp, evangelical dominionism has wrapped itself in slick packages — one piece at a time — for mass-media consumption.
This has been a slow process, taking several decades.
Few evangelicals would recognize the word ‘dominionism’ or know what it means.
This is because other terminologies have been developed which soft-sell dominionism, concealing the full scope of the agenda.
Many evangelicals (and even their more conservative counterparts, the fundamentalists) may adhere to tidbits of dominionism without recognizing the error…
‘To most effectively propagate their agenda, dominionist leaders first developed new ecclesiologies, eschatologies and soteriologies for targeted audiences along the major denominational fault lines of evangelical Christianity.
Then the 1990s Promise Keepers men’s movement was used as a vehicle to ‘break down the walls’, i.e., cross denominational barriers for the purpose of exporting dominionism to the wider evangelical subculture.
This strategy was so effective that it reached into the mainline Protestant denominations.
Dominionists have carefully selected leaders to be trained as ‘change agents’ for ‘transformation’ (dominion) in an erudite manner that belies the media stereotype of southern-talking, Bible-thumping, fundamentalist half-wits.’ 7
Wasilla Assembly of God
Sarah Palin comes out of the circles of such Dominionist networks.
Sarah Palin was reportedly re-baptized at age twelve at the Wasilla Assembly of God church.
Palin attended the church from the time she was ten until 2002, over twenty-eight years.
Palin's association with the Wasilla Assembly of God has continued nearly up to the day she was picked by Senator John McCain as running mate.
Palin is now under investigation for possible improper use of state travel funds for a trip she made on June 8 to Wasilla.
Charging Bull sculpture
Bowling Green park
near Wall Street
Her trip in turns out was to attend a Wasilla Assembly of God ‘Masters Commission’ graduation ceremony, and a multi-church Wasilla event known as ‘One Lord Sunday.’
At the latter, Palin and Alaska LT Governor Scott Parnell were publicly blessed, onstage before an estimated crowd of 6,000, through the "laying on of hands" by Wasilla Assembly of God's Head Pastor Ed Kalnins, her former pastor.
The pastor, Ed Kalnins, and Masters Commission students have traveled to South Carolina to participate in a ‘prophetic conference’ at Morningstar Ministries, one of the major ministries of the Third Wave movement.
The head of prophecy at Morningstar, Steve Thompson, is currently scheduled to do a prophecy seminar at the Wasilla Assembly of God.
Other major leaders in the movement have also traveled to Wasilla to visit and speak at the church.
In his sermons, Kalnins promotes such exotic theological concepts as the possession of geographic territories by demonic spirits and the inter-generational transmission of family ‘curses.’ Palin has also been ‘anointed,’ by an African cleric, Bishop Thomas Muthee, prominent in the Joel’s Army movement, who has repeatedly visited the Wasilla Assembly of God and claims to have effected positive, dramatic social change in a Kenyan town by driving out a ‘spirit of witchcraft.’ 8
As Governor in Juneau, six hundred miles from Wasilla, Palin attends the Juneau Christian Church of Pastor Mike Rose, an Assembly of God Third Wave church.
Sarah Leslie describes the movement which has supported Sarah Palin for most of her life:
‘New Apostolic Reformation. This dominionist sect is a direct offshoot of the Latter Rain cult (also known as Joel’s Army or Manifest Sons of God).
Chief architect of this movement for the past two decades is C. Peter Wagner, President of Global Harvest Ministries and Chancellor of the Wagner Leadership Institute.
His spiritual warfare teachings have been widely disseminated through mission networks such as AD 2000, which was closely associated with the Lausanne Movement.
A prominent individual connected to this sect is Ted Haggard, current head of the National Association of Evangelicals.’9
C. Peter Wagner is quoted by Leslie defining his view of what he calls ‘The New Apostolic Reformation,’:
‘Since 2001, the body of Christ has been in the Second Apostolic Age.
The apostolic/prophetic government of the church is now in place....
We began to build our base by locating and identifying with the intercessory prayer movements.
This time, however, we feel that God wants us to start governmentally, connecting with the apostles of the region.
God has already raised up for us a key apostle in one of the strategic nations of the Middle East and other apostles are already coming on board.
Once we have the apostles in place, we will then bring the intercessors and the prophets into the inner circle, and we will end up with the spiritual core we need to move ahead for retaking the dominion that is rightfully ours.’ — C. Peter Wagner
Wagner, who took over Haggard’s Colorado Springs center when the latter was forced to resign in disgrace, claims that there are as many New Apostolic Reformation churches in the US as Southern Baptist churches.
The movement worldwide is estimated as high as 100 million people.
And yet its impact is completely under the radar of most researchers outside of those in the movement itself.
An ‘end-time soldier in God’s army’?
All evidence suggests Palin was carefully selected by the leadership of the Bush-Cheney-McCain Republican party to galvanize the Party’s activist Evangelical base, something McCain had been unable to do.
Some theological and political background to the Joel’s Army or Third Wave movement as it is also known, is instructive.
It teaches a radical fundamentalist creed that its adherents must actively engage in politics, to become what they term, ‘soldiers in God’s Army.’
The Joel’s Army movement focuses on recruiting young people to sessions of writhing on the floor in uncontrollable ecstasy, calling it a sign of the ‘Holy Spirit.’
Children as young as five speak of having ‘gotten saved.’
The movement is extremely authoritarian according to those conservative Christian churches who have studied and openly oppose the sect as heretical.
It teaches a dogma that echoes the infamous Manichean line of George Bush following the shock of September 11, 2001:
‘There are two kinds of people in the World: Those who love Jesus, and those who don’t.’
Until recently a ‘general’ in Joel’s Army was a 32-year old Canadian, Todd Bentley.
In one case, on YouTube, clips of his most dramatic healings have been condensed into a three-minute highlight reel.
Bentley describes God ordering him to kick an elderly lady in the face.
A report published by the Southern Poverty Law Center, a watchdog group, describes the Joel’s Army mass recruiting techniques of Bentley:
‘Todd Bentley has a long night ahead of him, resurrecting the dead, healing the blind, and exploding cancerous tumors.
Since April 3, the 32-year-old, heavily tattooed, body-pierced, shaved-head Canadian preacher has been leading a continuous "supernatural healing revival" in central Florida.
To contain the 10,000-plus crowds flocking from around the globe, Bentley has rented baseball stadiums, arenas and airport hangars at a cost of up to $15,000 a day.
Many in attendance are church pastors themselves who believe Bentley to be a prophet and don't bat an eye when he tells them he's seen King David and spoken with the Apostle Paul in heaven...
Tattooed across his sternum are military dog tags that read "Joel's Army."
They're evidence of Bentley's generalship in a rapidly growing apocalyptic movement that's gone largely unnoticed by watchdogs of the theocratic right.
According to Bentley and a handful of other "hyper-charismatic" preachers advancing the same agenda, Joel's Army is prophesied to become an Armageddon-ready military force of young people with a divine mandate to physically impose Christian "dominion" on non-believers.’ 10
Their name comes from their special focus on the Old Testament Book of Joel, Chapter Two. On his website, Bentley declares,
‘An end-time army has one common purpose — to aggressively take ground for the kingdom of God under the authority of Jesus Christ, the Dread Champion...
The trumpet is sounding, calling on-fire, revolutionary believers to enlist in Joel's Army....
Many are now ready to be mobilized to establish and advance God's kingdom on earth.’
This past March, at a ‘Passion for Jesus’ conference in Kansas City sponsored by the International House of Prayer, or IHOP, a ministry for teenagers from the heavy metal, punk and goth scenes, one Joel’s Army pastor, Lou Engle, called on his audience for vengeance:
‘I believe we're headed to an Elijah/Jezebel showdown on the Earth, not just in America but all over the globe, and the main warriors will be the prophets of Baal versus the prophets of God, and there will be no middle ground," said Engle.
He was referring to the Baal of the Old Testament, a pagan idol whose followers were slaughtered under orders from the prophet Elijah.
‘There's an Elijah generation that's going to be the forerunners for the coming of Jesus, a generation marked not by their niceness but by the intensity of their passion."
‘The kingdom of heaven suffers violence and the violent take it by force.
Such force demands an equal response, and Jesus is going to make war on everything that hinders love, with his eyes blazing fire.’
Joel's Army believers are hard-core Christian ‘dominionists,’ meaning they believe that America, along with the rest of the world, should be governed by conservative Christians and a conservative Christian interpretation of biblical law.
There is no room in their doctrine for democracy or pluralism.
To paraphrase George W. Bush, ‘You’re either with us or you are against us.’
Joel's Army followers are most often labile teenagers and young adults.
They are taught to believe they're members of the final generation to come of age before the end of the world.
Sarah Palin was twelve when she first came into these circles.
Palin recently told interviewer Charles Gibson of ABC News that Georgia should be granted membership of NATO.
When pressed on whether this would mean that the US would be obliged to defend Georgia if Russian troops went into the country again, she replied:
‘Perhaps so.
I mean, that is the agreement when you are a NATO ally, is if another country is attacked, you're going to be expected to be called upon and help...
We have got to show the support, in this case, for Georgia.’
Is this Sarah Palin a stateswoman with foreign policy experience, or is it Sarah Palin the Dominionist who sees a potential war with Russia as part of an ‘Elijah/Jezebel showdown on the Earth’?
This is the background of the woman who might well become Vice President to a 72-year old President John McCain, a man reported to have severe skin cancer and other major health problems.
According to the US Constitutional succession, should McCain be incapacitated or die in office, she would become President.
Click here for notes
© Copyright 2005-2008 GlobalResearch.ca
ANYONE BUT DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS
TheWE.cc is not a soap opera advocate, also certainly not in favor of Obama for US President with his lies, warmongering and gross stupidity — yes, he really is stupid, in the Hitler way.
But Western mainstream media is providing such a non-story cover to the Palin's 'for self' baggage.
Because of the media 'cover' and choice to not give you important context, you may not have caught the details provided on these two websites:
First photo taken at inauguration ceremony
with Sarah as the new Governor of Alaska in December 2006
Bristol, second from right
Compare the difference in the second photo taken circa winter 2007
— click here
Blog recreation on Suzie-Q that was removed from Daily Koss 'information' website — click here
Comment on Suzie-Q:
Both children could easily be Bristol’s
My brother and I are 11 months apart and my 2 oldest children are 11 1/2 months apart
The scrutiny is justified
One would have to be a total idiot with all the information you have along with the photos of Sarah to believe that Trig is Sarah’s
Comment on Suzie-Q:
Fraud. Insurance fraud. This is the real story, folks!
NOT the supposed “current” Bristol Palin pregnancy.
Did Sarah Palin as Governor of Alaska create a fake pregnancy of her own to obtain lifetime medical benefits for the disabled son of her unwed daughter, who otherwise was not covered for those benefits?
— click here
ANYONE BUT DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS — for the planet folks!
 



Earth, a planet
hungry for peace

(IPC, 7/4/04)
The Israeli apartheid (land grab) wall
around Palestinian population centers.
The Israeli apartheid (security) wall around Palestinian population centers in the West Bank, like a Python (Alquds, 1/25/03.
Pastor Strangelove: Texan John Hagee, AIPAC, and Instigating War on Iran
Trinity Broadcasting Network’s flagship talk show, 'Praise the Lord'
By Sarah Posner
March 14, 2007
Texan John Hagee may not have his “perfect red heifer” yet.
But he does have a huge following, the ear of the White House — and a theory that an invasion of Iran was foretold in the Book of Esther.
On Purim, the Jewish holiday that celebrates the day Queen Esther saved the Jews from annihilation, Trinity Broadcasting Network’s flagship talk show, Praise the Lord, featured an appearance by Rabbi Daniel Lapin.
A politically conservative Orthodox rabbi, Lapin is best known for crusading with the Christian right against “anti-religion bigotry” and, more recently, for his close association with the convicted super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
But he was not invited to a nationwide telecast to discuss such topics as the trumped-up war against religion or the better nature of his fallen friend.
He had been asked to explain the significance of Purim to Christians, and particularly how the Old Testament’s Book of Esther “serves as a roadmap to reality,” which pinpoints where the next world “hot spot” will be.
That soon-to-be-flaming location is where the Book of Esther was set: namely Persia, or in modern parlance, Iran.
Seated beside Lapin in the ornately gilded Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) studio was Pastor John Hagee, the author of an incendiary new book purporting to show that the Bible predicts a military confrontation with Iran.
By then, Hagee’s book, Jerusalem Countdown, had sold nearly 500,000 copies.
It had occupied the No. 1 position on the Wal-Mart inspirational best-seller list, showed up on Wal-Mart’s list of top 10 best sellers for seven weeks, and made the USA Today top 50 best-seller list for six weeks.
Hagee, who serves as head pastor of the 18,000-member Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas, hosts his own television program that is seen twice a day on TBN.
He argues that the United States must join Israel in a pre-emptive military strike against Iran to fulfill God’s plan for both Israel and the West.
Shortly after the release of his book last January, he launched Christians United for Israel (CUFI), a lobbying organization intended, he says, to be a Christian version of the powerful American Israel Public Affairs Committee.
With CUFI, which Hagee has said will cause a “political earthquake,” the televangelist aims to put the political organizing muscle of the conservative evangelical movement behind his grand plan for a biblically prophesied end-time confrontation with Iran, which will lead to the Rapture, Tribulation, and Second Coming of Christ.
Hundreds of evangelical leaders signed on to his new organization
While Washington insiders wonder and worry whether President Bush really is bent on a military strike against Iran, Hagee already has spent months mobilizing the shock troops in support of another war.
As diplomats, experts, and pundits debate how many years Iran will need to develop a viable nuclear weapon, Hagee says the mullahs already possess the means to destroy Israel and America.
And although Bush insists that diplomatic options are still on the table, Hagee has dismissed pussyfooting diplomacy and primed his followers for a conflagration.
Indeed, Hagee wields “a very large megaphone” that reaches “a very large group of people,” said Rabbi James Rudin of the American Jewish Committee, who has studied the Christian right for 30 years.
With CUFI, the Texas pastor has exponentially expanded the reach of his megaphone beyond his television audience.
Thanks to the viral marketing made possible by the hundreds of evangelical leaders who have signed on to his new organization, his warmongering has rippled through mega-churches across America for months.
Spiritual generals of Evil
Hagee calls pastors “the spiritual generals of America,” an appropriate phrase given his reliance on them to rally their troops behind his message.
The CUFI board of directors includes the Reverend Jerry Falwell, former Republican presidential candidate and religious right activist Gary Bauer, and George Morrison, pastor to the 8,000-member Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada, Colorado, and chairman of the board of Promise Keepers.
Rod Parsley, the Ohio televangelist who is rapidly becoming a major political figure in the Christian right, signed on as a regional director.
Among CUFI’s other supporters are nationally syndicated Christian right talk show host Janet Parshall, who serves on its board of advisers, and Ron Wexler, an Orthodox Jew and president of the theocratic Ten Commandments Commission, which has the backing of nearly every prominent conservative evangelical in the country.
Many popular TBN televangelists, among them the controversial faith healer Benny Hinn and the best-selling author of self-improvement books, Joyce Meyer, have also offered their support.
Meyer was named one of the country’s 25 most influential evangelicals in an oft-cited 2005 Time magazine article — as was Stephen Strang, CEO of Strang Communications, which published Jerusalem Countdown.
Long before his launch of CUFI, Hagee had sought to influence American policy toward the Middle East. For 25 years, he has hosted a “Night to Honor Israel” at his church, an event that showcased Tom DeLay as the keynote speaker in 2002, and that has attracted leaders of the Israeli government as well as American politicians.
Palestinine family under Israel occupation
$1 million annually since 1999 in salary and deferred compensation
Now 66 years old, the ambitious preacher divorced his first wife 30 years ago when their children were ages 3 and 6, and less than six months later married his second wife, who happened to be 12 years his junior.
Despite this apparent moral lapse, other evangelicals have long looked to him for guidance.
The Christian pollster George Barna recently reported that Hagee is ranked in the top 10 spokesmen for Christianity among other Pentecostals.
Morrison, who has been friends with Hagee for more than 20 years and whose ministry has likewise “always seen Israel in God’s plan for the future,” says that Hagee “has proven himself as a spiritual leader in the country.
And he has the platform, his TV ministry … he has the great respect of a lot of other leaders, so certainly, he’s in that position … [of] spiritual leadership and authority to lead the evangelical churches and help unite them.” (Hagee himself, as well as Falwell and Bauer, declined to be interviewed for this article.)
David Brog, a former chief of staff to Senator Arlen Specter, the Pennsylvania Republican, serves on CUFI’s board of advisers.
Standing With Israel, his book urging Jews to embrace the support of evangelical Christians, has just been published by Strang Communications.
Brog believes that CUFI “can have an enormous influence.
It can really create a player where there isn’t currently one.”
As to whether Hagee has the organizational skills to pull off such a project, Brog added that the pastor is a “great administrator” and a “great leader,” and was able to build his church and TV ministry because “he’s a good businessman, he’s a good organizer.”
But Hagee the businessman — along with friends like Hinn, Meyer, Parsley, and other TBN televangelists, including the network’s top executives, Paul and Jan Crouch — has come under fire for excessive compensation derived from his nonprofit ministries.
According to his organization’s tax returns, Hagee has earned more than $1 million annually since 1999 in salary and deferred compensation from his nonprofit Global Evangelism Television and Cornerstone Church.
In 2004, the San Antonio News Express reported that he was the highest-paid nonprofit executive in that city; his pay was nearly twice that of the next best-paid executive.
TBN is the largest Christian television network in the world, claiming to reach more than 92 million households in the United States alone, and since 9-11 has expanded its worldwide reach into Muslim countries, including Iran.
Despite TBN’s claim to represent the whole of Christianity, however, many Christians might not recognize their religion in TBN’s “Word of Faith” programming.
One of many scandals of religious world of television
Word of Faith is a nondenominational Pentecostal movement, based on the power of the spoken word to claim one’s spiritual and material desires and to purge devils from one’s life.
The movement’s other central tenet, which critics say leads to the excessive compensation of its leaders, is the notion that “sowing a seed” — contributing to the ministry — will result in the donor’s “harvest” of personal prosperity.
Like the televangelists’ individual ministries, TBN is operated by a nonprofit entity, so contributions are tax-deductible to the donor and tax free to the ministry.
While TBN reaps more than $100 million of revenue per year, mostly from viewer donations, Hagee’s organization reports annual revenues of about $15 million.
Olé Anthony is president of the Trinity Foundation, an independent watchdog of TBN and its televangelists.
He says that the ministries increase donations through “sophisticated direct-mail campaigns,” using mailing lists compiled as a result of viewers calling the “prayer lines” advertised on television programs.
He regards the abuse of the prayer lines to get callers’ names and addresses as “one of the many scandals of the religious world of television.”
Occuped Palestine boys throw stones
What a winner he is for...
Although many Christians consider the money-centered word of faith theology to be a form of heresy, the Republican Party has embraced TBN’s audience as a valuable constituency.
Rabbi Lapin, who himself has met personally with President Bush, told the Prospect that Hagee “without question, yes, absolutely” has the ear of the White House.
But he declined to identify any officials by name, claiming “there’s a lot of sensitivity in government circles about the so-called religious right.”
TBN has made much of its own Republican connections, touting network founder Paul Crouch’s relationship with John Ashcroft (they attended the same church as children) — and the Republicans have returned the compliment.
In his 1999 campaign memoir, Bush recalls feeling “spellbound” by the preaching of Dallas-based TBN televangelist T.D. Jakes, whom he has since invited to participate in official White House events.
Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has lauded TBN’s efforts to expand its broadcasting into China.
TBN’s lawyer is Colby May, who also serves as counsel to the American Center for Law and Justice, a group founded by Pat Robertson, whose president Jay Sekulow, a converted Jew, advised Bush on his Supreme Court nominees.
May also represents certain members of Congress on legislative initiatives and helped draft the Houses of Worship Free Speech Restoration Act, which, if passed, would lift the ban on electioneering from the pulpit.
Its chief sponsor, Congressman Walter Jones, a North Carolina Republican, has appeared on Praise the Lord to promote the bill.
Other guests on TBN programming have included Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina; Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican; Texas gop co-chairman David Barton; and Oliver North, the radio host and Iran-Contra scandal celebrity.
Several years ago, after Crouch interviewed California Congressman Duke Cunningham, he wrote in TBN’s newsletter: “What a soul-winner he is! Every time he shares his powerful testimony, lives are touched, and our SOULS TOTAL soars!”
That was long before Cunningham pleaded guilty to bribery and conspiracy, and fell under suspicion of providing favors to a defense contractor who sent him prostitutes via limousine.
Kicks back
tear gas
Collaboration of Benny Hinn
For Hagee’s new project, his influence in Washington is probably less important than his influence over his audience.
With the clout of his listeners, he can serve Bush administration hawks by firing up grass-roots support for a military strike against Iran.
TBN has provided several opportunities for Hagee to promote his book on Praise the Lord, several installments of his own program, and a two-day appearance on Benny Hinn’s show.
Through the marketing efforts of Strang Communications, which placed national radio advertising spots for Jerusalem Countdown on The Sean Hannity Show, The O’Reilly Factor, and Janet Parshall’s America, Hagee brought his Armageddon message to a wider conservative audience.
His end-times theology is nothing new; countless numbers of self-proclaimed prophets of the end of the world have demanded attention since the beginning of time.
The difference now is that TBN’s relentless fund raising — along with advances in digital and satellite broadcasting technology — has permitted worldwide dissemination of his ominous predictions.
Through TBN, other religious and conservative media, and the growing mega-churches, Hagee has turned his Bible-thumping not only into a multi-million dollar business, but into a pro-war movement as well.
While pundits and politicians in Washington debate the merits of confrontation with Tehran, Hagee and other evangelical leaders plan to activate hundreds of congregations across the country — many of which boast tens of thousands of members — to flood congressional inboxes with e-mails at the touch of a button.
The message from the heartland, beyond the ken of elites who cannot quite imagine such a decision, will be to strike Iran before it is too late.
The pages of Jerusalem Countdown provide a peculiar mix of biblical prophecy, purported inside information from Israeli government officials, and a mixed-up, pared-down lesson in nuclear physics.
“I wrote this book in April 2005, and when people read it, they will think I wrote it late last night after the FOX News report,” says the author without a trace of irony.
“It’s that close to where we are and beyond.”
Oddly enough he predicted, allegedly relying on information from a “reliable” Israeli source, that Iran would have a nuclear weapon ready by April 2006 — the month during which Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran had enriched uranium, although apparently not nearly enough to make a bomb.
The particulars of Iran’s nuclear program, however, do not seem to interest Hagee.
In many of his appearances last winter, before the Iranian president’s announcement, he glossed over the obstacles faced by Tehran in creating a viable nuclear weapon, arguing that “once you have enriched uranium, the genie is out of the bottle.”
(His command of politics in Islamic countries is similarly flawed; he repeatedly has called Iranian religious fundamentalists “Wahabbists,” even though Wahabbism is a form of Sunni Islam, and the overwhelming majority of Iranians are Shiites.)
Last March, he claimed that within a month, “Iran will have the nuclear — the enriched uranium to make the — have the nuclear capability to make a bomb, a suitcase bomb, a missile head, or anything they want to do with it.”
That statement is blatantly false, even according to the most pessimistic assessments of Iran’s nuclear prowess, but Hagee’s purpose is to frighten his listeners, not to inform them.
10-year-old Abir Amarin Announced Brain Dead
Abir Amarin, ten years old, who was wounded by an Israeli border policeman Tuesday the 16th was announced brain dead this morning, International Solidarity Movement (ISM) SAID.
ISM said said in a press release that the girl was announced brain dead at the Haddasa Ein Karem hospital and is being examined by a committee to determine whether or not to unplug her from life support machines.
Bassam Amarin, the girl's father, is a member of Combatants for Peace, the Israeli-Palestinian peace organisation, adding that Israeli and International supporters have gathered at the girls School in Anata to express their solidarity and protect the traumatised students from the ongoing threat of the Israeli border police.
Hassan, a sixteen-year old student who witnessed Abir's injury and carried her back to the girls school stated:
"The students of the girls school and the boys school had both just come out of an examination.
A border police jeep approached the gathering of girls.
The girls were afraid and started running away.
The border police jeep followed them in the direction in which they were retreating.
Abir was afraid and stood against one of the shops at the side of the road, I was standing near her.
The border policeman shot through a special hole in the window of the jeep that was standing very close to us.
Abir fell to the ground.
I picked her up and took her to the girls school.
I saw that she was bleeding from the head."
According to Avichai Sharon of Combatants for Peace and a friend of the family:
"The Israeli border police have been entering Anata frequently when students go and return from school for the last year and eight months.
This began with the construction of the Wall near Anata, supposedly in order to protect the construction workers from the students, but construction of the wall was completed over a month and a half ago".
According to Wael Salameh, a close friend of the family and a member of Combatants for Peace, "This week border police would invade the village twice a day when the students were going and returning from school."
<JERUSALEM, January 18, 2007 (WAFA) -
 



Earth, a planet
hungry for peace

(IPC, 7/4/04)
The Israeli apartheid (land grab) wall
around Palestinian population centers.
The Israeli apartheid (security) wall around Palestinian population centers in the West Bank, like a Python (Alquds, 1/25/03.
Pastor Strangelove: Texan John Hagee, AIPAC, and Instigating War on Iran
Trinity Broadcasting Network’s flagship talk show, 'Praise the Lord'
By Sarah Posner
March 14, 2007
He speaks simultaneously to two audiences about Iran’s nuclear capabilities: one that fears a terrorist attack by Iran and another that embraces a biblically mandated apocalypse.
To impress the fearful, he mimics Bush’s deceptions about Iraq’s capacity to attack the United States with weapons of mass destruction, Condoleezza Rice’s warnings of mushroom clouds, and Dick Cheney’s dissembling about an alliance between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda.
Comparing Ahmadinejad to Hitler, Hagee argues that Iran’s development of nuclear weapons must be stopped to protect America and Israel from a nuclear attack.
Preying on legitimate worries about terrorism, and invoking 9-11, he vividly describes a supposed Iranian-led plan to simultaneously explode nuclear suitcase bombs in seven American cities, or to use an electromagnetic pulse device to create “an American Hiroshima.”
When addressing audiences receptive to Scriptural prophecy, however, Hagee welcomes the coming confrontation.
He argues that a strike against Iran will cause Arab nations to unite under Russia’s leadership, as outlined in chapters 38 and 39 of the Book of Ezekiel, leading to an “inferno [that] will explode across the Middle East, plunging the world toward Armageddon.”
During his appearance on Hinn’s program at the end of last March, for example, the host enthused, “We are living in the last days. These are the most exciting days in church history,” but then went on to add, “We are facing now [the] most dangerous moment for America.”
At one point, Hinn clapped his hands in delight and shouted, “Yes! Glory!” and then urged his viewers to donate money faster because he is running out of time to preach the gospel.
The rhetoric in Hagee’s book, and his discussion of it in Christian media outlets, is absolutist.
He speaks not only of good against evil, believer against nonbeliever, Judeo-Christian civilization against Islamic civilization, but of an American-Israeli alliance against the rest of the world.
He plays on conservative disdain for anything European, while promoting the Bush unilateralist mentality that has had catastrophic results in Iraq.
Naturally, he expresses contempt for the possibilities offered by diplomacy, calling the U.N. Security Council “a joke.”
Lapin says, “Pastor Hagee has a very realistic understanding of the United Nations … and recognizes it as unlikely to be any more helpful in this looming tension than it has been in any other in the past.”
He paints Russia and China — two members of the Security Council resisting sanctions on Iran — as America’s enemies, adding that Russia has helped Iran build long-range missiles that could reach New York City. (Those don’t exist, either.)
In Hagee’s telling, Israel has no choice but to strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities, with or without America’s help.
The strike will provoke Russia — which wants Persian Gulf oil — to lead an army of Arab nations against Israel.
Then God will wipe out all but one-sixth of the Russian-led army, as the world watches “with shock and awe,” he says, lending either a divine quality to the Bush administration phrase or a Bush-like quality to God’s wrath.
But Hagee doesn’t stop there.
He adds that Ezekiel predicts fire “‘upon those who live in security in the coastlands.’”
From this sentence he concludes that there will be judgment upon all who stood by while the Russian-led force invaded Israel, and issues a stark warning to the United States to intervene: “Could it be that America, who refuses to defend Israel from the Russian invasion, will experience nuclear warfare on our east and west coasts?”
He says yes, citing Genesis 12:3, in which God said to Israel: “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you.”
To fill the power vacuum left by God’s decimation of the Russian army, the Antichrist — identified by Hagee as the head of the European Union — will rule “a one-world government, a one-world currency and a one-world religion” for three and a half years.
(He adds that “one need only be a casual observer of current events to see that all three of these things are coming into reality.”)
The “demonic world leader” will then be confronted by a false prophet, identified by Hagee as China, at Armageddon, the Mount of Megiddo in Israel.
As they prepare for the final battle, Jesus will return on a white horse and cast both villains — and presumably any nonbelievers — into a “lake of fire burning with brimstone,” thus marking the beginning of his millennial reign.
Now that’s entertainment.
Hundreds of evangelical leaders signed on to his new organization
Notwithstanding Hagee’s bizarre narrative of the future, certain Jewish leaders value what they call his support for Israel, and appreciate his pledge not to actively proselytize Jews — a promise that sets him apart from other evangelicals.
Rudin says that while he welcomes Hagee’s support for Israel, he is uneasy “with what I feel is placing Jews and Judaism and the state of Israel into somebody else’s divine play.”
Hagee’s divine play is based, in part, on Genesis 12:3. The same verse he uses to argue that America should unconditionally back Israel (“I will curse him who curses you.”), he also cites to explain why Christians should love the Jewish people (“I will bless those who bless you.”).
During TBN’s April “Praise-a-Thon,” he invoked that verse for yet a third reason: to urge viewers to give their money to the network.
Hagee told his viewers that “[g]iving is the only proof you have that the cancer of greed has not consumed your soul.”
Besides his million-dollar compensation package, Hagee has a portfolio of other ventures, including a cattle ranch in south Texas that may have religious significance.
Many evangelicals believe that the arrival of a “perfect red heifer” will signal the end times.
In the Old Testament, burning a red heifer and sprinkling its ashes is described as a purification ritual for priests entering the temple.
Ultra-orthodox Jews believe that the birth of a modern perfect red heifer will herald the arrival of the messiah, leading to a confrontation with Muslims over the Temple Mount, where Jews believe the Temple will be rebuilt.
Some evangelicals likewise regard the red heifer as a harbinger of the ultimate showdown at the Temple Mount, which they believe will be the site of the Second Coming.
And they believe that time is near.
Red heifer
To many other observers, the advent of the red heifer threatens to provoke a violent struggle for control of the Temple Mount, with worldwide repercussions.
In the late 1990s, a group of unidentified Texas ranchers reportedly bred a perfect red heifer, which generated excitement in evangelical circles until the animal sprouted some black hairs.
Six years ago, the John C. Hagee Royalty Trust paid more than $5.5 million for a 7,600-acre ranch in Brackettville, Texas, where cattle are raised in a venture with the Texas Israel Agricultural Research Foundation, a nonprofit outfit operated by the pastor.
(Another part of the property is a resort hunting facility, where guests paying up to $250 for a night’s stay can also land their planes at the ranch’s private airstrip.)
Last year, Hagee hired one of the top lobbyists in San Antonio, David Earl, to urge the state Legislature to exempt Hagee’s foundation from water-use regulations.
A spokeswoman for the bill’s sponsor, Representative Frank Corte, whose district includes Hagee’s church, said that he introduced it on behalf of a constituent, but added that she was not authorized to divulge the identity of that constituent. (The bill stalled in committee.)
Earl said that Hagee wants to “share information” to “improve” the “production of livestock,” particularly cattle, with an Israeli research project, but otherwise claimed to be unsure of the particulars.
Dr. Scott Farhart, an obstetrician and trustee of the John C. Hagee Royalty Trust (and an elder at Hagee’s church), did not respond to a request for comment, nor did the director of the ranch.
Esther is a favorite Old Testament figure of many evangelicals, a heroine who saved her people from a genocidal plot masterminded by the evil vizier Haman through her influence as the wife of the King of Persia.
When she and her cousin Mordecai discussed whether she should risk death by intervening with the king, he encouraged her by suggesting that she had a divine role; perhaps she had come to the kingdom, he said, “for such a time as this.”
Evangelicals often invoke that phrase to elevate the relevance of modern-day figures.
Israel occupation checkpoint
In 2004, Laura Bush repeated a story about a woman she met on the campaign trail who told her that the President “was born for such a time as this.”
In a recent message sent by e-mail to CUFI supporters, Hagee wrote that his organization “is exactly in the position of Esther.
Israel is in a time of crisis.
A 21st-century Hitler (the president of Iran) has put in place a plan to exterminate the Jews with nuclear warfare.
If we remain completely silent at this time, God’s punishment will come to us also.”
Hagee doesn’t fear a nuclear conflagration, but rather God’s wrath for standing by as Iran executes its supposed plot to destroy Israel.
A nuclear confrontation between America and Iran, which he says is foretold in the Book of Jeremiah, will not lead to the end of the world, but rather to God’s renewal of the Garden of Eden.
But he also reveals that he is ultimately less concerned with the fate of Israel or the Jews than with a theocratic Christian right agenda.
When Jesus returns for his millennial reign:
“...the righteous are going to rule the nations of the earth...
When Jesus Christ comes back, he’s not going to ask the ACLU if it’s alright to pray, he’s not going to ask the churches if they can ordain pedophile bishops and priests, he’s not going to ask if it’s all right to put the Ten Commandments in the statehouses, he’s not going to endorse abortion, he’s going to run the world by the word of God...
The world will never end.
It’s going to become a Garden of Eden, and Christ is going to rule it.”
Sarah Posner’s profile of TBN televangelist Rod Parsley, “With God on His Side,” appeared in the November 2005 issue of the Prospect.     More articles by
Sarah Posner
Earlier this month John Hagee, a Texas evangelical and leader of that hybrid known as the Christian Zionist movement, led a rally of 3,500 evangelicals at a Washington hotel, where he called Israel's attacks on Lebanon a "miracle of God" and proof that Israel was doing God's work.
Hagee was quoted in The Wall Street Journal as saying that for Israel to show restraint would violate "God's foreign policy statement" toward Jews.
Bush sent Hagee a message of praise for:
"Spreading the hope of God's love and the universal gift of freedom."
       Bush and God        
 
Published on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 by the Daytona Beach News-Journal
America Struggles With Its Own Evangelical Taliban
by Pierre Tristam
At this late stage of the Bush rapture, American evangelism is a lot like the Exxon Valdez: Massive, sloshing with oily energy and not a little drunk on its power as it steers through hazards of its own designs.
The moment evangelicals began tearing down the church-state wall, the rubble became their shoals.
The wreck will be ugly.
It will take years to mend because, as one of their own, Minnesota's Rev. Gregory Boyd, recently put it: "Never in history have we had a Christian theocracy where it wasn't bloody and barbaric. That's why our Constitution wisely put in a separation of church and state."
Meanwhile, too much damage is being done by policies keyed to the "Battle Hymn of the Republic" not to have lasting consequences abroad and at home.
The wreck's effects abroad are spreading.
Remember William Boykin, the Army lieutenant-general who went around Christian congregations after Sept. 11, telling them how he knew that "my" God "was bigger than his" (one of Osama's lieutenants), "that my God was a real God, and his was an idol"?
Instead of being relegated to sorting junk mail in a Pentagon basement, Boykin was promoted to undersecretary of defense for intelligence — including the supervision of prison interrogations.
It's "his" God against the jihadis now in Iraq and Afghanistan, and apparently "his" God against the Constitution or the Geneva Conventions.
The evangelical assault on secular values at home is no less dangerous than its Islamic variant.
It's a difference of degrees, not substance.
The difference is hard to see when evangelicals eagerly thump for blood-letting abroad or stage-manage it like Boykin and his crusading commander-in-chief do.
John Hagee is a Texas evangelical and leader of that hybrid known as the Christian Zionist movement.
He commands a huge following and the ear of politicians, Bush among them.
Earlier this month Hagee led a rally of 3,500 evangelicals at a Washington hotel, where he called Israel's attacks on Lebanon a "miracle of God" and proof that Israel was doing God's work.
Hagee was quoted in The Wall Street Journal as saying that for Israel to show restraint would violate "God's foreign policy statement" toward Jews.
Bush sent Hagee a message of praise for "spreading the hope of God's love and the universal gift of freedom."
When he's not thumping for Israel, Hagee raises money for Republican causes and beats war drums in line with his clash-of-civilizations thesis.
"This is a religious war that Islam cannot — and must not — win," he wrote in a recent book.
He also sees the United States heading toward a nuclear confrontation with Iran, itself a fulfillment of a joyful promise:
"The end of the world as we know it is rapidly approaching," he writes.
"Rejoice and be exceedingly glad — the best is yet to be."
In other words, war is a good thing, rapturous and necessary and sealed with a kiss from God, as the world edges toward Armageddon.
The Bush presidency is that evangelical view's self-fulfilling prophesy.
Militants for Hezbollah, Hamas and the Taliban speak the very same language.
Only the roles are reversed.
[A statement that reflects the writer seeking some contrary observation to place here. This previous statement has no basis in fact.     Resistance fighters Hezbollah, Hamas and the Taliban do have religious viewpoints.     They are not focused upon end times however.     Much more upon the present takeover and occupation of their territories.    —  TheWE.cc]
Gregory Boyd, author of those words in the first paragraph about every Christian theocracy's sorry history, is the sort of evangelical who wants to prevent a complete wreck.
His profile appeared in the Sunday New York Times, yang to Hagee's Journal yin three days earlier.
Boyd wants evangelicals out of politics, out of cheering for war and turning politics and patriotism into "idolatry."
"America wasn't founded as a theocracy. America was founded by people trying to escape theocracies," he tells his Minnesota congregation.
Boyd, writes The Times, "lambasted the 'hypocrisy and pettiness' of Christians who focus on 'sexual issues' like homosexuality, abortion or Janet Jackson's breast-revealing performance," as well as the claim the evangelicals alone know the right values.
"All good, decent people want good and order and justice," he says. "Just don't slap the label 'Christian' on it."
Boyd and Hagee are the good cop and bad cop of American evangelism as it pulpits its way to 50 million congregants and beyond.
The bad cop is winning right now.
It's always easier to destroy than build.
We should know.
Boyd and Hagee have their twins all over the world of Islam, where theocratic thumping is the regressive rule.
There, too, the likes of Hagee are winning.
But that's not our battle.
It's Islam's to resolve, if it can.
Our battle is with our own domestic Taliban, if it doesn't sink us on those shoals first.
Pierre Tristam is a News-Journal editorial writer.
© 2006 News-Journal Corporation
Common Dreams © 1997-2006
But you see it wasn't the Israelis that killed the children.
Oh!  They did it. They will have to accept the responsibility for the murders.
But the US taxpayer killed the children.
And the people who made the missiles and weapons.
They are the ones who really did the killings.
Kewe
January 13, 2005
"Fighting for the Work of the Lord"
Everybody's Talkin' About Christian Fascism
By GARY LEUPP
C ommentators right and left are talking about fascism in the U.S. of A.    Libertarian conservative Lew Rockwell, in a recent article entitled "The Reality of Red-State Fascism," declares, "what we have alive in the US is an updated and Americanized fascism."
Fellow libertarian Justin Raimondo, in a piece called "Today's Conservatives are Fascists," calls the neocons shaping U.S. foreign policy "fascists, pure and simple."
United Methodist minister Rev. William E. Alberts accuses some of Bush's followers of upholding a "super religion displaying tendencies similar to Hitler's super race with its fascist ideology of superiority."
Meanwhile the Revolutionary Communist Party circulates in the tens of thousands a statement declaring that "Bush and his people" are "Christian Fascists — dangerous fanatics who aim to make the U.S. a religious dictatorship and to force this upon the world."
This is quite a wide spectrum of anti-fascist opinion.
I think it's good the f-word is out there, and the issue on the table.
Fascism needs to be discussed.
I thought so in October 2002, when I wrote an essay posted on CounterPunch, "Talking to Your Kids About Fascism."
It was a presented as a quiet talk one might have with preteens, delivered with the simple clarity and sobriety one might assume when talking with one's young about drug use or sex or any serious issue.
My point at the time was fascism's not just a phenomenon unique to 1930s and 40s and defeated in 1945 but something that can recrudesce.
One should be alert for warning signs.
That was over two years ago, before the criminal invasion of Iraq, based on lies, and the cynical exploitation of racist-based fear.
It was before British officers complained that their U.S. counterparts in Iraq were treating the Iraqis like Untermensch (subhumans, a term the Nazis applied to various non-Aryan groups).
It was before the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo torture revelations, and the reorganization of the "intelligence community" to better disseminate disinformation in the service of ongoing war.
It was before the Bush campaign to amend the constitution, for the first time to specifically prevent the expansion of liberties.
It was before persons in and around the administration defended Japanese-American wartime concentration camps with an eye towards new camps for other groups in the future.
The fascist tide has surged in the interim, as I thought, back in 2002, was very likely.
A Fascist Movement
I'm not suggesting that the state has become fascist.
We remain a bourgeois democracy, in which you are free to vote for the corporate-sponsored Republican or Democrat of your choice.
You can still maneuver around as best you can in a marketplace controlled by ever fewer people.
You can access a broad range of websites, protest in the streets (under carefully controlled conditions), and say what we think in emails and phone calls (although the authorities can legally monitor them as they please).
More killing taking place daily by US Taxpayers
Father grieves over his daughters body
All killings funded by U.S. taxpayer
Missiles, tanks, arms supplied by US
Israel Army paid for by U.S.
You can still write and maybe have published letters to the editor criticizing the regime.
The country itself remains pre-fascist.
Nor is there, a mass-based fascist party yet.
The Republicans may morph into such, but there remain the occasional Ron Pauls.
(I have to note, though, that the Texas Republican Congressman himself opines that "a total police stateis fast approaching.")
What we have is a fascist movement, even if its storm troops themselves do not, by and large, conceive of it as such.
Many of them simply think they're God's Army, having nothing in common with Hitler's Brownshirts, whom they learned in school were bad people defeated by fine Americans.
They will be insulted if told they resemble the Nazi supporters of the 1930s, but in many respects they do.
Fascism feeds on fear.
Hitler's Reichmarshall Hermann Goering declared that:
People can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
This is easy.
All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and attack the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
It works the same in every country.
Question for discussion, ladies and gentlemen:
How does this apply here?
Are the myriad threats the movement has used to frighten all who will listen (weapons of mass destruction, mushroom clouds over New York, Muslims in general, liberal college professors, homosexuals) working to get people to do the bidding of leaders in this country?
Fascism also feeds on ignorance.    "Good Germans" were truly persuaded that Jews, Slavs and Bolsheviks threatened them in 1939.
Fascism is inherently anti-intellectual, deploying emotions (national pride, resentment at "outsiders," feelings of injury, millenarian hope) and targeting prominently among internal enemies those who challenge its self-validating myths.
More killing taking place daily by US Taxpayers
Children injured and killed in Gaza by Israel using US made and paid for missiles
All funded by U.S. taxpayer
Missiles, tanks, arms supplied by US
Israel Army paid for by U.S.
A key factor in the American variety is a frontal assault on whole fields of science, especially those challenging the Biblical depiction of the earth as merely 6000 years old.
A top Bush aide actually told the New York Times' Ron Suskind that administration officials disparagingly dismiss what they call "the reality-based community" — specifically, people who "believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality" as irrelevant.
"That's not the way the world really works anymore," he declared.
"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality.
And while you're studying that reality — judiciously, as you will — we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out.
We're history's actors. . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
In other words, truth is for wimps; forget about it.
We are the champions, the powerful, we make it up as we go along and if you want a piece of it, embrace the delusion.
We will punish the French for rationally rejecting the attack on Iraq, and for that matter for inflicting the Enlightenment (with its emphasis on unmanly, unheroic rational empiricism) a few centuries back.
We will punish the CIA for obnoxiously promoting reality-based intelligence over the requested, required disinformation before the Iraq attack.
This is the sort of fascistic thought not only trumpeted by right wing talk radio, but from countless pulpits, cable news, and the White House — proudly irrational, fear mongering, sneering, creating its own reality with the calculated support of large sections of corporate America.
Gott Mit Uns
"Christian fascism," the Maoists call it, emphasizing its social agenda which presently includes reversing Roe vs. Wade, banning gay marriage, promoting school prayer, challenging science, and generally attacking the strict separation of church and state.
The libertarians in contrast focus on the agenda of the neocons, who as it happens are primarily secular Jews highly supportive of Israel's Likud Party and influential in shaping foreign policy after 9-11, particularly as it pertains to what they've been calling "the Greater Middle East."
Salasabeel Abu Jalhoum
21 month old girl
US missile
Killing paid for by US taxpayer
Clearly the term "Christian fascist" doesn't describe these people, who may have mixed feelings about a movement currently useful to their foreign policy agenda but which could turn on them and make life uncomfortable for many people who reject fundamentalist Christianity.
If fascists, they are of a different if kindred variety.
Everyone applying the f-word agrees that the fascists have no regard for civil liberties and have used 9-11 to vitiate the Bill of Rights.
The question in my mind is this: Given that this fascist tide is so related to a post 9-11 foreign policy so shaped by non-Christians, can we indeed call the movement "Christian fascist"?
If one does so, one acknowledges the obvious: that Bush's social base is largely a Christian fundamentalist one, committed to what it perversely terms a "family values" agenda.
But Christian fundamentalists, who have been agitating for years for prayer in the schools, textbook censorship, public display of the 10 Commandments, etc., haven't from the grass roots been demanding U.S. military action to achieve regime change in the Middle East.
The movement to achieve that central aspect of the fascist program comes from the elite, with the neocons in and out of government playing key roles.   
Their plans for the Middle East do happen to dovetail with the fundamentalists.'
"End Times" hopes and expectations for that region, such that even the collapse of the original justifications for the Iraq War doesn't daunt the latter in their support for what they see as God's plan.
The neocons in power, in concert with their fundamentalist colleagues (Bush and Cheney among them) have played the Christian fascists at the grass roots like a harp.
Does calling the fascist trend in general "Christian fascist" send the wrong message to those Christians who reject it and find it irreconcilable with what they consider Christianity? Surely such believers are the majority among the 75-80% of the American people who identify themselves as Christians.   
Gaza
Mother carries the body of her 21-month-old daughter Salasabeel Abu Jalhoum
Is it unfair to staunch Catholics, who follow their church's teachings on issues such as abortion and homosexuality and might, say, vote to ban gay marriage but who passionately oppose the war?
Might we, noting the non-Christian input into this fascist trend refer to it merely as "religious fascism"?
Or just "American fascism"?
Yes, you have at the summit Bush and Cheney, registered Methodists who may or not sincerely believe in the theology of John Wesley, which is not all that dissimilar to that of his contemporary Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab, but derive support from the religious right, especially the less educated among them.
But then you have the above-quoted Methodist minister Rev. William E. Alberts too.
The problem is not any specific religion but the specific necessity of crisis-ridden capitalism to transform the world, exploiting religion whenever it's useful to do so.
Hitler embarked on his world-transforming mission depicting himself as devout God-fearing man; in Mein Kampf he refers repeatedly to "the Lord," "the Almighty," and Jesus as "the great founder of a new doctrine."
"I am fighting for the work of the Lord," he declared, and a whole lot of German Christians, Protestants and Catholics, believed him.
Soldiers for the Wehrmacht wore belt buckles with the slogan Gott mit uns (God is with us).
Christian Anti-Fascism
On the other hand, some Christians rejected the exploitation of their faith.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German Lutheran cleric who died in a concentration camp at age 39 in 1945, was the antithesis of the Christian fascist.
In his book Ethics, he charged that fellow Christians failed to directly attack the specificity of evil in his time.
Hasan Safi
Killing paid for by US taxpayer
Bonhoeffer was executed for his involvement in a heroic attempt to assassinate Hitler.
He was, in the then-respectable view of the fascists, a terrorist.
Martin Niemoeller, another Protestant pastor, was interned in a prison camp for eight years, freed in 1945.
He had sermonized against aspects of the regime.
After his liberation he suggested he and other Protestants hadn't done enough.    Although the quotation is disputed Niemoeller is said to have stated, "First they came for the Communists, but I was not a Communist so I did not speak out.
Then they came for the Socialists and the Trade Unionists, but I was neither, so I did not speak out.
Then they came for the Jews, but I was not a Jew so I did not speak out.
And when they came for me, there was no one left to speak out for me."
It is really for such Christians of today to reject and refute the unholy association between their faith and the "work of the Lord" that Bush claims he is achieving, and to speak out against fascist trends occurring here and now in the name of a man who counseled his followers, "Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you."
Surely there is here the basis of a Christian anti-fascist movement.
Gary Leupp is Professor of History at Tufts University, and Adjunct Professor of Comparative Religion.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON:    Well, remember, that Bush's popularity and the popularity — or the support for the war and two months ago when it was much higher.
But these are just daily...these are things that change every day.
But I remember writing in — I don’t know, it might have been at least five years ago — it was a, I think, ABC, some serious poll, several of them came up with the findings that the American people, overall, favor giving up some of their freedoms in exchange for more security.
MARY SUMA:      Mm-hmm.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON:    They would rather be secure than free, in other words.
MARY SUMA:     Right.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON:    That really is shocking.
MARY SUMA:     It is shocking, and more so today, maybe.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON:    That's the answer, I think, for your question is why is the public buying into it.
Another reason is that the fear which I — that's why I tried to address or at least rave about in the book.
Fear is an unhealthy condition, living in fear.
And as we clearly have been for two years now, it makes the population more obedient, particularly if they're willing to give up their freedom for security.
More obedient, more easier to control, and it's, well, it is very much like Nazi Germany.
 
Israel attack on village
US missile attack
Baby girl killed
Paid for by US Taxpayers
Published on Friday, August 11, 2006 by CommonDreams.org
The Authoritarianism of Right-Wing Radio
by Guy Reel
In his new book “Conservatives Without Conscience,” John Dean describes his journey to discover why some of today’s right-wingers have drifted so far astray from many of the classic notions of conservatism — limited government, limited executive power, reduced foreign entanglements, respect for individual rights, etc.
What he found is rather alarming — he concludes that among many of today’s right-wing are streaks of both authoritarianism and a personality type described as “social dominance orientation.”
Dean’s ideas, along with UC Berkeley professor George Lakoff’s notions of framing of political debate, explain a lot about how those on the right side of the spectrum think — and why right-wing talk radio is successful while “liberal” talk struggles.
Competition
According to Dean, authoritarians see the world as a competition in which the strong and righteous prevail and prosper; failure is tantamount to weakness or unworthiness.
These authoritarians believe the world is dangerous and threatening, and the best way to fight “evil” is through force.
Social dominators, on the other hand, scoff at notions of equality and will move forward with little conscience or restraint.
They don’t believe much in right or wrong — it’s more about what they can get away with.
(If that seems harsh, notes Dean, this is not his view — it’s how these people describe themselves when they undertake personality tests.)
Uncanny ability to merely stop thinking about something
More troubling than these categories are those who adopt the characteristics of the authoritarians AND the social dominators.
These people are unaware of their own hypocrisies — consider the religious right’s defense of detainee abuse, war, tax cuts for the wealthy and aid cuts for the poor — while believing their own motives not only right but necessary to win against a litany of enemies, including “liberals.”
Such people also have an uncanny ability to merely stop thinking about something if it doesn’t fit in with their worldview.
In addition, they are openly hostile and aggressive toward those who disagree with them.
The strict father tells us what’s good for us and we’d better obey.
The father is the last word.
That’s why talk radio works so well for the right-wing worldview.
The father preaches to the children, and they follow blindly, with devotion, while sputtering frothy, childish contempt for anyone who disagrees.
Lakoff has also examined the thought processes of conservatives in his “Whose Freedom?
The Battle Over America’s Most Important Idea.”
Direct cause verses systemic factors
In this work, Lakoff concludes that in many cases those on the right consider only notions of direct causation for problems and solutions, while liberals more often think of the systemic factors in problems and solutions.
For example, a conservative might believe that to fight crime, we should stiffen sentences, imprison more people and build more prisons to house them.
This is a class direct-cause-response mechanism for fighting crime.
Liberals, on the other hand, may see an array of factors that produce crime, including individual responsibility, poverty, lack of education, lack of role models, opportunity, etc.
Better education option far less expensive
Thus, to fight crime, a liberal might argue for better education and job opportunities — options that are far less expensive than building new prisons and housing people for long-term sentences.
Yet, among dominators with authoritarian/direct-cause thought processes, the idea of improving education to fight crime is ludicrous and soft.
And many will despise anyone who would suggest otherwise.
This may explain why conservatives claim to believe that liberals are beholden to a “belief system” that doesn’t fit with reality.
It’s much easier — and for many, makes more sense — to simply think of the “war on terror,” or “good vs. evil” than to consider gradations of history, economics and politics as responsible for a complicated world in which a variety of responses are necessary to fight terrorism.
In their vitriol, they may express their contempt in different ways — as a rejection of nuance, or as a repudiation of the “church of liberalism.”
21 month old girl
Killing by US taxpayer
And those who made the missile
Liberalism ideology, Conservatism common sense
Right-wing Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania described liberalism as an ideology, while maintaining that conservatism is common sense.
For these thinkers, according to some psychologists, it is impossible for them to consider these matters in any other way.
Lakoff says the conservative way of thinking is more of the “strict father” mode while liberal thinking is more like the “nurturant mother.”
The strict father tells us what’s good for us and we’d better obey.
The father is the last word.
That’s why talk radio works so well for the right-wing worldview.
The father preaches to the children, and they follow blindly, with devotion, while sputtering frothy, childish contempt for anyone who disagrees.
Thus, the hosts of the right-wing radio programs, from Limbaugh to Hannity to Savage — to all the local right-wingers in cities across America — are almost all authoritarians, “strict-father” in their worldview, and social dominators.
Laughing at Katrina victims
In other words, they blame victims (consider their laughing at Katrina victims), liberals and media for any problems that arise in the world, and insult anyone who disagrees.
The answers to problems are simple and usually involve strength.
The format of these talk shows gives them a forum to monologue while taking puff calls from supporters, or “dittoheads,” who have exactly the same view.
Consider some of the common direct-cause/authoritarian frames that you can hear on right-wing radio:
The “drive-by” media are liberal and hate Bush.     They must be fought at every turn.
We are fighting World War III and any response other than a warlike one is tantamount to treason.
Liberals don’t want you to know the truth because they want to suppress you.     We must expose liberals everywhere.
Government is the enemy of prosperity.     Taxes stunt growth.     We must cut government and lower taxes, particularly on the rich.
Never mind that the actual facts get in the way of these statements.
That doesn’t matter if you’re a social dominator.
What’s important is winning, not whether what you say is true.
Refugee girl
Homeless family, Iraq
Caused by US taxpayer
It won’t work
But if you accept these arguments, then the outcome of attempts by liberal talk show hosts to imitate the format and the vitriol of the world’s Limbaughs is easy to predict — it won’t work.
Liberal talk-show hosts (such as, for example, Randi Rhodes) come across as trying to imitate the characteristics of authoritarian/social dominators, and the resulting tone doesn’t fit with the message — that the problems and solutions to our problems are complicated and require a variety of strategies.
For example, one might argue that the best way to fight the war on terror is through special ops, police work, top-rate intelligence AND terrific force.
That’s a bunch of gobbledygook for the right-wingers.
It’s good versus evil, they say.
Kill them all.
Never mind that that strategy only leads to more terror.
It’s cause and effect, and it is impossible for them to think differently about the problem.
The so-called “liberal” radio that does work — most notably NPR — is given to lengthy reports on the issues, often including multiple perspectives.
That is why those who wish for a liberal Rush Limbaugh are misguided.
There can’t be a liberal Limbaugh.
There can only be a response that indicates what most people already know, deep down: We must work together to find multiple solutions to fight problems and defeat enemies.
Any other way is simply suicide.
Guy Reel is an assistant professor of mass communication at Winthrop University.     He can be reached: reelg [ at ] winthrop.edu.
Common Dreams © 1997-2006
The land of the free — but free speech is a rare commodity
You can say what you like in the US, just as long as you don't ask awkward questions about America's role in the Middle East
Henry Porter
Sunday August 13, 2006
The Observer
It used to be said that academic rows were vicious because the stakes were so small.
That's no longer true in America, where a battle is underway on campuses over what can be said about the Middle East and US foreign policy.
Douglas Giles is a recent casualty.
US Apache gunship helicopter fires
9 little ones were killed in a US attack
He used to teach a class on world religions at Roosevelt University, Chicago, founded in memory of FDR and his liberal-inclined wife, Eleanor.
Last year, Giles was ordered by his head of department, art historian Susan Weininger, not to allow students to ask questions about Palestine and Israel; in fact, nothing was to be mentioned in class, textbooks and examinations that could possibly open Judaism to criticism.
Students, being what they are, did not go along with the ban.
A young woman, originally from Pakistan, asked a question about Palestinian rights.
Someone complained and Professor Giles was promptly fired.
Leaving aside his boss's doubtful qualifications to set limits on a class of comparative religion — her speciality is early 20th-century Midwestern artists such as Tunis Ponsen (nor have I) — the point to grasp is that Professor Giles did not make inflammatory statements himself: he merely refused to limit debate among the young minds in front of him.
This might be seen as a troubling one-off like the story involving the president of Harvard, Lawrence Summers, who suggested that innate differences between the minds of men and women could be one reason why fewer women succeed in science and maths careers and was then ousted.
But Giles's sacking is far more important because it is part of the movement to suppress criticism of Israel on the grounds that it is anti-semitic.    
A mild man, Giles seems astonished to find the battle for free speech in his own lecture theatre.
Boy clutches garment of father
Hawr Rajab
southern Baghdad
'It may be sexy to get on a bus and go to DC and march against war,' he said to me last week.
'It is much less sexy to fight in your own university for the right of free speech.     But that is where it begins.     That is because they are taking away what you can talk about.'
He feels there is a pattern of intolerance in his sacking that has been encouraged by websites such as FrontPageMag.com and Campus Watch.
Joel Beinin of Stanford University is regularly attacked by both.
Beinin is a Jew who speaks both Hebrew and Arabic.
He worked in Israel and on an assembly line in the US, where he helped Arab workers understand their rights.
Now, he holds seminars at Stanford in which all views are expressed.
For this reason, no doubt, his photograph recently appeared on the front of a booklet entitled 'Campus Support for Terrorism'.
It was published by David Horovitz, the founder of FrontPageMag.com who has both composed a bill of rights for universities, designed to take politics (for which read liberal influence and plurality) out of the curriculum and a list of the 100 most dangerous academics in America, which includes Noam Chomsky and many other distinguished thinkers and teachers.
The demented, bullying tone of the websites is another symptom of the descent of public discourse in America and, frankly, one can easily see the attractions of self-censorship on the question of Middle East and Israel.
Read David Horovitz for longer than five minutes and you begin to hear Senator Joseph McCarthy accusing someone of un-American activities.
Cries during funeral for his family
War created by US
At Harvard, a few weeks after what was called Summers's 'mis-step', a much greater row ensued when John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen Walt of Harvard published a paper called 'The Israel Lobby'.
Brave because the alleged distortion of US pro-Israel foreign policy is unmentionable in American public life.
Their paper was printed only in the UK, in the London Review of Books.
In America, there then followed what has been described as the massive 'Shhhhhhhhh!'
Apart from the mud-slinging from sites such as Campus Watch and FrontPageMag, it has had little mainstream circulation and there has been no real debate.
I have read it several times and cannot disagree with an early point made by the authors.
'There is a strong moral case for supporting Israel's existence, but that is not in jeopardy.
Viewed objectively, its past and present conduct offers no moral basis for privileging it over the Palestinians.'
That is the crux.
All Americans, to say little of the British who have been reluctantly welded to US policy, surely deserve the chance to know about the influence that lobbies such as the American-Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) exert at times like these.
'Paramedic Sattar Taha killed by American bombing Aug. 8, 2007'
'The bottom line,' say Mearsheimer and Walt, 'is that AIPAC is a de facto agent for a foreign government, has a stranglehold on Congress, with the result that US policy is not debated there, even though the policy has important consequences for the entire world.
In other words, one of the three main branches of the government is firmly committed to supporting Israel.'
Later they say: 'The lobby's influence causes trouble on several fronts.
It increases the terrorist danger that all states face, including America's European allies.
It has made it impossible to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a situation that gives extremists a powerful recruiting tool, increases the pool of potential terrorist and sympathisers and contributes to Islamic radicalism in Europe and Asia.'
You could add that the lobby's influence may, in the long run, be very much against Israel's interests.
That is my belief, but these things are rarely discussed in America.
People look vaguely queasy when you raise the subject of the Israeli lobby, as though the only concern in American discourse is not to appear anti-semitic, a fear which, I suggest, is sometimes shamelessly played upon.
The right of people like Mearsheimer, Walt, Beinin, Giles and even Summers to say what they think must remain inviolate if we are not to lose the values the West insists its fighting for.
A little boldness is called for on both sides of the Atlantic to question the pressure coming from both Jewish and Muslim quarters not to discuss issues openly because of various sensibilities.
Stands behind door damaged
by US attack on home
War created by US
In Britain, we should deplore with equal vehemence the temptation to give into special pleading from, for instance, the Muslim businessmen who do not want the film of Monica Ali's Brick Lane made in their area.
They have no right to dictate to this ancient democracy of ours — now theirs — and so stifle free expression.
Last week, during Jon Snow's fascinating Channel 4 documentary about Muslim attitudes in this country, a woman said that British society was too decadent for her to allow her children to integrate completely.
A moment's thought suggested that British democracy had much to offer over the appalling civic values found in most Muslim countries, the oppression of women in Islam, the untold domestic abuse and the tens of thousands of children sold into bonded labour in Pakistan — her husband's country of origin.
Her prim separatism fails to grasp the value of our democratic institutions when set against societies run by Sharia law and so undermines them.
My view is that in America and Britain, we should think of free speech as an article of faith, as one of the ways that we define our civilisation against the forces that were to be unleashed on us this week, as well as the influences that stifle criticism of Israel and so enable the disgraceful actions in south Lebanon.
The interests of extreme proponents of Muslim and Jewish faiths combine in one way or another to assault our ancient democratic traditions and we must resist them.
Let the students like those in Douglas Giles's class ask whatever they like.
Guardian Unlimited © Guardian Newspapers Limited 2006
Every family in this camp has sons either killed or arrested by the Israelis.     I have been shot three times, and the Israelis killed my cousins
Palestinians face attacks in West Bank and Gaza
by Andy Lawson in Nablus and Matthew Cookson5 August 2006 | issue 2012
How the US set Iraq on fire
With the gaze of the world’s media fixed on Lebanon, Israel’s onslaught on the Palestinians continues.
The Gaza Strip has been under siege for a month and, on 19 July, an assault on the West Bank city of Nablus began.
Israeli tanks rolled into the city as part of a four day siege operation aimed at assassinating a leading member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade from Belata refugee camp in Nablus.
Israel Defence Forces (IDF) troops took over the buildings and hills surrounding the main local government compound, which they destroyed using bulldozers and tank shells.
Everyone was ordered out of the old city.
People were forced to walk straight through IDF gunfire.
Five Palestinians were killed.
A member of Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade from the refugee camp said, “Every week since 2002 we have had Israeli soldiers in our camp or in the old city.
Pre-dawn US attack on her home
“Every family in this camp has sons either killed or arrested by the Israelis.     I have been shot three times, and the Israelis killed my cousins.     Any time there is a suicide bomber from Belata, they bulldoze their family’s house.”
A member of Islamic Jihad from Nablus explained how last year Israeli tanks entered the old city, bulldozing a part of it in order to gain sniper positions.
He showed Socialist Worker the places where civilians had been shot in the killed by the IDF.
Meanwhile, the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip are continuing to face up to the Israeli siege.
Doctor Mona El Farra, who works at the al-Awda hospital in Jabalia refugee camp, said, “Israel launched a big assault against Gaza last week in the east.
Thirty two people were killed in two days.
“Most of these were ­civilians, with children among them.     There was also a lot of damage done to the infrastructure.
“Israeli intelligence has been ringing people and saying, ‘We are going to launch a rocket attack on your home.     You have 15 minutes to leave.’
“This has happened in many places across Gaza.
“Israel shelled a home in Jabalia and killed a mother and her two daughters.     Entire families are being killed by Israeli shelling.     Israel is taking advantage of the media silence on Gaza while everyone is concentrating on Lebanon.
“There are rumours that Israel is preparing for a new assault on Gaza.     There are things happening all the time — gunboats firing on people, assaults on refugee camps.
“There is a mood among the population of tiredness and being without hope.     But we are not giving up.     We feel empowered when we hear of the support for us and solidarity demonstrations around the world.”

Birmingham delegation deported
A solidarity delegation from Birmingham was prevented from entering Palestine last week by Israeli authorities.
Respect member Salma Iqbal was on the delegation.
She said, “We had raised funds to set up a library in a refugee camp in Ramallah and were taking children’s books there.
“We had gone to great lengths to inform Israel about our trip, where we were going and what we were doing.
“The authorities at Tel Aviv airport allowed left Labour MP Lynne Jones and a woman trade unionist through, but then they stopped a Muslim woman.     They held us for hours before deporting us.”
Lynne Jones and other delegation members refused to enter the country in solidarity with those stopped at the airport.
© Copyright Socialist Worker
                          To rebel is right, to disobey is a duty, to act is necessary !
twenty
twenty
         Christians — a beginning of the Nazi's          
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Frightening Parallels
Thom Hartmann
This weekend — February 27th — is the 72nd anniversary, but the corporate media most likely won't cover it.
Loved one killed in US attack
The generation that experienced this history firsthand is now largely dead, and only a few of us dare hear their ghosts.
This weekend — February 27th — is the 72nd anniversary, but the corporate media most likely won't cover it.    The generation that experienced this history firsthand is now largely dead, and only a few of us dare hear their ghosts.
It started when the government, in the midst of an economic crisis, received reports of an imminent terrorist attack.
A foreign ideologue had launched feeble attacks on a few famous buildings, but the media largely ignored his relatively small efforts.
The intelligence services knew, however, that the odds were he would eventually succeed.
(Historians are still arguing whether or not rogue elements in the intelligence service helped the terrorist.    Some, like Sefton Delmer — a London Daily Express reporter on the scene — say they certainly did not, while others, like William Shirer, suggest they did.)
But the warnings of investigators were ignored at the highest levels, in part because the government was distracted; the man who claimed to be the nation's leader had not been elected by a majority vote and the majority of citizens claimed he had no right to the powers he coveted.
He was a simpleton, some said, a cartoon character of a man who saw things in black-and-white terms and didn't have the intellect to understand the subtleties of running a nation in a complex and internationalist world.
His coarse use of language — reflecting his political roots in a southernmost state — and his simplistic and often-inflammatory nationalistic rhetoric offended the aristocrats, foreign leaders, and the well-educated elite in the government and media.
And, as a young man, he'd joined a secret society with an occult-sounding name and bizarre initiation rituals that involved skulls and human bones.
Nonetheless, he knew the terrorist was going to strike (although he didn't know where or when), and he had already considered his response.
When an aide brought him word that the nation's most prestigious building was ablaze, he verified it was the terrorist who had struck and then rushed to the scene and called a press conference.
"You are now witnessing the beginning of a great epoch in history," he proclaimed, standing in front of the burned-out building, surrounded by national media.
"This fire," he said, his voice trembling with emotion, "is the beginning."
He used the occasion — "a sign from God," he called it — to declare an all-out war on terrorism and its ideological sponsors, a people, he said, who traced their origins to the Middle East and found motivation for their evil deeds in their religion.
Two weeks later, the first detention center for terrorists was built in Oranianberg to hold the first suspected allies of the infamous terrorist.
In a national outburst of patriotism, the leader's flag was everywhere, even printed large in newspapers suitable for window display.
Within four weeks of the terrorist attack, the nation's now-popular leader had pushed through legislation — in the name of combating terrorism and fighting the philosophy he said spawned it — that suspended constitutional guarantees of free speech, privacy, and habeas corpus.
Two women shot dead
in taxi by private security
guards belonging
to Australian company
Police could now intercept mail and wiretap phones; suspected terrorists could be imprisoned without specific charges and without access to their lawyers; police could sneak into people's homes without warrants if the cases involved terrorism.
To get his patriotic "Decree on the Protection of People and State" passed over the objections of concerned legislators and civil libertarians, he agreed to put a 4-year sunset provision on it: if the national emergency provoked by the terrorist attack was over by then, the freedoms and rights would be returned to the people, and the police agencies would be re-restrained.
Legislators would later say they hadn't had time to read the bill before voting on it.
Immediately after passage of the anti-terrorism act, his federal police agencies stepped up their program of arresting suspicious persons and holding them without access to lawyers or courts.
In the first year only a few hundred were interred, and those who objected were largely ignored by the mainstream press, which was afraid to offend and thus lose access to a leader with such high popularity ratings.
Citizens who protested the leader in public — and there were many — quickly found themselves confronting the newly empowered police's batons, gas, and jail cells, or fenced off in protest zones safely out of earshot of the leader's public speeches.
(In the meantime, he was taking almost daily lessons in public speaking, learning to control his tonality, gestures, and facial expressions.    He became a very competent orator.)
Within the first months after that terrorist attack, at the suggestion of a political advisor, he brought a formerly obscure word into common usage.   
He wanted to stir a "racial pride" among his countrymen, so, instead of referring to the nation by its name, he began to refer to it as "The Homeland," a phrase publicly promoted in the introduction to a 1934 speech recorded in Leni Riefenstahl's famous propaganda movie "Triumph Of The Will."
Mohammed al-Borai was killed by US Israel
Death by US taxpayer
As hoped, people's hearts swelled with pride, and the beginning of an us-versus-them mentality was sewn.
Our land was "the" homeland, citizens thought: all others were simply foreign lands.
We are the "true people," he suggested, the only ones worthy of our nation's concern; if bombs fall on others, or human rights are violated in other nations and it makes our lives better, it's of little concern to us.
Playing on this new implicitly racial nationalism, and exploiting a disagreement with the French over his increasing militarism, he argued that any international body that didn't act first and foremost in the best interest of his own nation was neither relevant nor useful.
He thus withdrew his country from the League Of Nations in October, 1933, and then negotiated a separate naval armaments agreement with Anthony Eden of The United Kingdom to create a worldwide military ruling elite.
His propaganda minister orchestrated a campaign to ensure the people that he was a deeply religious man and that his motivations were rooted in Christianity.
He even proclaimed the need for a revival of the Christian faith across his nation, what he called a "New Christianity."
Every man in his rapidly growing army wore a belt buckle that declared "Gott Mit Uns" — God Is With Us — and most of them fervently believed it was true.
Within a year of the terrorist attack, the nation's leader determined that the various local police and federal agencies around the nation were lacking the clear communication and overall coordinated administration necessary to deal with the terrorist threat facing the nation, particularly those citizens who were of Middle Eastern ancestry and thus probably terrorist and communist sympathizers, and various troublesome "intellectuals" and "liberals."
He proposed a single new national agency to protect the security of the homeland, consolidating the actions of dozens of previously independent police, border, and investigative agencies under a single leader.
He appointed one of his most trusted associates to be leader of this new agency, the Central Security Office for the homeland, and gave it a role in the government equal to the other major departments.
His assistant who dealt with the press noted that, since the terrorist attack, "Radio and press are at our disposal."
Those voices questioning the legitimacy of their nation's leader, or raising questions about his checkered past, had by now faded from the public's recollection as his central security office began advertising a program encouraging people to phone in tips about suspicious neighbors.
This program was so successful that the names of some of the people "denounced" were soon being broadcast on radio stations.
Those denounced often included opposition politicians and news reporters who dared speak out — a favorite target of his regime and the media he now controlled through intimidation and ownership by corporate allies.
To consolidate his power, he concluded that government alone wasn't enough.
He reached out to industry and forged an alliance, bringing former executives of the nation's largest corporations into high government positions.
A flood of government money poured into corporate coffers to fight the war against the Middle Eastern ancestry terrorists lurking within the homeland, and to prepare for wars overseas.
He encouraged large corporations friendly to him to acquire media outlets and other industrial concerns across the nation, particularly those previously owned by suspicious people of Middle Eastern ancestry.
He built powerful alliances with industry; one corporate ally got the lucrative contract worth millions to build the first large-scale detention center for enemies of the state.
Soon more would follow.
Industry flourished.
He also reached out to the churches, declaring that the nation had clear Christian roots, that any nation that didn't openly support religion was morally bankrupt, and that his administration would openly and proudly provide both moral and financial support to initiatives based on faith to provide social services.
Baby killed by US Taxpayer
In this, he was reaching back to his own embrace of Christianity, which he noted in an April 12, 1922 speech:
My feeling as a Christian points me to my Lord and Savior as a fighter.    It points me to the man who once in loneliness, surrounded only by a few followers ... was greatest not as a sufferer but as a fighter.
In boundless love as a Christian and as a man I read through the passage which tells us how the Lord at last rose in His might and seized the scourge to drive out of the Temple the brood of vipers and adders...
As a Christian ... I have the duty to be a fighter for truth and justice...
When he later survived an assassination attempt, he said:
Now I am completely content.
The fact that I left the Burgerbraukeller earlier than usual is a corroboration of Providence's intention to let me reach my goal.
Many government functions started with prayer.
Every school day started with prayer and every child heard the wonders of Christianity and — especially — the Ten Commandments in school.
The leader even ended many of his speeches with a prayer, as he did in a February 20, 1938 speech before Parliament
In this hour I would ask of the Lord God only this: that, as in the past, so in the years to come He would give His blessing to our work and our action, to our judgment and our resolution, that He will safeguard us from all false pride and from all cowardly servility, that He may grant us to find the straight path which His Providence has ordained for the German people, and that He may ever give us the courage to do the right, never to falter, never to yield before any violence, before any danger.
But after an interval of peace following the terrorist attack, voices of dissent again arose within and without the government.
Students had started an active program opposing him (later known as the White Rose Society), and leaders of nearby nations were speaking out against his bellicose rhetoric.
He needed a diversion, something to direct people away from the corporate cronyism being exposed in his own government, questions of his possibly illegitimate rise to power, his corruption of religious leaders, and the oft-voiced concerns of civil libertarians about the people being held in detention without due process or access to attorneys or family.
With his number two man — a master at manipulating the media — he began a campaign to convince the people of the nation that a small, limited war was necessary.
Another nation was harboring many of the suspicious Middle Eastern people, and even though its connection with the terrorist who had set afire the nation's most important building was tenuous at best, it held resources their nation badly needed if they were to have room to live and maintain their prosperity.
He called a press conference and publicly delivered an ultimatum to the leader of the other nation, provoking an international uproar.
He claimed the right to strike preemptively in self-defense, and nations across Europe — at first — denounced him for it, pointing out that it was a doctrine only claimed in the past by nations seeking worldwide empire, like Caesar's Rome or Alexander's Greece.
It took a few months, and intense international debate and lobbying with European nations, but, after he personally met with the leader of the United Kingdom, finally a deal was struck.
After the military action began, Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain told the nervous British people that giving in to this leader's new first-strike doctrine would bring "peace for our time."
Thus Hitler annexed Austria in a lightning move, riding a wave of popular support as leaders so often do in times of war.
The Austrian government was unseated and replaced by a new leadership friendly to Germany, and German corporations began to take over Austrian resources.
Baby killed by US Taxpayer
In a speech responding to critics of the invasion, Hitler said:
Certain foreign newspapers have said that we fell on Austria with brutal methods.
I can only say; even in death they cannot stop lying.
I have in the course of my political struggle won much love from my people, but when I crossed the former frontier [into Austria] there met me such a stream of love as I have never experienced.
Not as tyrants have we come, but as liberators.
To deal with those who dissented from his policies, at the advice of his politically savvy advisors, he and his handmaidens in the press began a campaign to equate him and his policies with patriotism and the nation itself.
National unity was essential, they said, to ensure that the terrorists or their sponsors didn't think they'd succeeded in splitting the nation or weakening its will.
Rather than the government being run by multiple parties in a pluralistic, democratic fashion, one single party sought total control.
Emulating a technique also used by Stalin, but as ancient as Rome, the Party used the power of its influence on the government to take over all government functions, hand out government favors, and reward Party contributors with government positions and contracts.
In times of war, they said, there could be only "one people, one nation, and one commander-in-chief" ("Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer"), and so his advocates in the media began a nationwide campaign charging that critics of his policies were attacking the nation itself.
You were either with us, or you were with the terrorists.
It was a simplistic perspective, but that was what would work, he was told by his Propaganda Minister, Joseph Goebbels: "The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is borne in mind constantly — it must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over."
Those questioning him were labeled "anti-German" or "not good Germans," and it was suggested they were aiding the enemies of the state by failing in the patriotic necessity of supporting the nation's valiant men in uniform.
It was one of his most effective ways to stifle dissent and pit wage-earning people (from whom most of the army came) against the "intellectuals and liberals" who were critical of his policies.
Another technique was to "manufacture news," through the use of paid shills posing as reporters, seducing real reporters with promises of access to the leader in exchange for favorable coverage, and thinly veiled threats to those who exposed his lies.
As his Propaganda Minister said, "It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion."
Nonetheless, once the "small war" annexation of Austria was successfully and quickly completed, and peace returned, voices of opposition were again raised in the Homeland.
Mohammed al-Borai was killed by US Israel
Death by US taxpayer
The almost-daily release of news bulletins about the dangers of terrorist communist cells wasn't enough to rouse the populace and totally suppress dissent.
A full-out war was necessary to divert public attention from the growing rumbles within the country about disappearing dissidents; violence against liberals, Jews, and union leaders; and the epidemic of crony capitalism that was producing empires of wealth in the corporate sector but threatening the middle class's way of life.
A year later, to the week, Hitler invaded Czechoslovakia.
In the months after that, he claimed that Poland had weapons of mass destruction (poison gas) and was supporting terrorists against Germany.
Those who doubted that Poland represented a threat were shouted down or branded as ignorant.
Elections were rigged, run by party hacks.
Only loyal Party members were given passes for admission to public events with the leader, so there would never be a single newsreel of a heckler, and no doubt in the minds of the people that the leader enjoyed vast support.
And his support did grow, as Propaganda Minister Goebbels' dictum bore fruit:
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it.
The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie.   
It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.
Within a few months Poland, too, was invaded in a "defensive, pre-emptive" action.
The nation was now fully at war, and all internal dissent was suppressed in the name of national security; it was the end of Germany's first experiment with democracy.
As we conclude this review of history, there are a few milestones worth remembering.
February 27, 2005, is the 72nd anniversary of Dutch terrorist Marinus van der Lubbe's successful firebombing of the German Parliament (Reichstag) building, the terrorist act that catapulted Hitler to legitimacy and reshaped the German constitution.
Baby killed by US Taxpayer
By the time of his successful and brief action to seize Austria, in which almost no German blood was shed, Hitler was the most beloved and popular leader in the history of his nation.
Hailed around the world, he was later Time magazine's "Man Of The Year."
Most Americans remember his office for the security of the homeland, known as the Reichssicherheitshauptamt and its SchutzStaffel, simply by its most famous agency's initials: the SS.
We also remember that the Germans developed a new form of highly violent warfare they named "lightning war" or blitzkrieg, which, while generating devastating civilian losses, also produced a highly desirable "shock and awe" among the nation's leadership according to the authors of the 1996 book "Shock And Awe" published by the National Defense University Press.
Reflecting on that time, The American Heritage Dictionary (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1983) left us this definition of the form of government the German democracy had become through Hitler's close alliance with the largest German corporations and his policy of using religion and war as tools to keep power: "fas-cism (fâsh'iz'em) n.
A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism."
Today, as we face financial and political crises, it's useful to remember that the ravages of the Great Depression hit Germany and the United States alike.
Through the 1930s, however, Hitler and Roosevelt chose very different courses to bring their nations back to power and prosperity.
Germany's response was to use government to empower corporations and reward the society's richest individuals, privatize much of the commons, stifle dissent, strip people of constitutional rights, bust up unions, and create an illusion of prosperity through government debt and continual and ever-expanding war spending.
America passed minimum wage laws to raise the middle class, enforced anti-trust laws to diminish the power of corporations, increased taxes on corporations and the wealthiest individuals, created Social Security, and became the employer of last resort through programs to build national infrastructure, promote the arts, and replant forests.
To the extent that our Constitution is still intact, the choice is again ours.
Thom Hartmann (www.thomhartmann.com) lived and worked in Germany during the 1980s, is the Project Censored Award-winning, best-selling author of over a dozen books, and is the host of a nationally syndicated daily progressive talk radio program.
Published on Tuesday, February 22, 2005 by CommonDreams.org When Democracy Failed — 2005 The Warnings of History by Thom Hartmann
This article, in slightly altered form, was first published in 2003 by CommonDreams.org and is now also a chapter in Thom’s book What Would Jefferson Do?, published in 2004 by Random House/Harmony
Published on http://bellaciao.org/ by: Worried Canadian
Sunday 27th February 2005

HUNTER S. THOMPSON:    Remember the old good German syndrome.
MARY SUMA:     Mm-hmm.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON:    We used to ridicule it, the good Germans who just went along with it because that's what the Fuehrer wanted.
MARY SUMA:     You’ve said the president has destroyed the country, the economy and our relationship with the rest of the world.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON:    Well, I believe that's true and even the countries that allegedly go along or support us, our allies going into this war, popular opinion in most of those countries, I can't say this for sure, but in England, certainly, the English people, as a whole, are strongly opposed to the war and to going along with whatever George Bush says.    Democracy is on its last legs in this country, and freedom, you know, the Free World?
MARY SUMA:     Mm-hmm.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON:    We’re defending freedom?  We'll fight to the death for freedom?  That's absurd.    This country is no more a capital or bastion of freedom now than Nazi Germany was in the 1940's.    This country is a rogue nation in a way, but worse than a rogue nation.    We're a war-crazy, war-dependent, really, nation and that leads right to the oil industry.    It is ridiculous.    And particularly in the media; with the media I noticed.    To not discuss the connection between oil and bombs in Iraq is disgraceful.    Winston Churchill said, “In times of war, the first casualty is always the truth.”  Truth is the first casualty of any war.
Americans are closing their eyes and letting a new form of fascism get rolling
Jan. 4, 2005
Before we tune in to the second inauguration of President George Bush, perhaps you should read this.
Mohammed al-Borai
was killed
by US
Israel
Death by
US
taxpayer
When we ignore history, we are condemned to repeat it.
Oh, not here in the good ol U.S.A., you say.
Never here, the land of the free and home of the brave, the bastion of democracy for the free world.
Well, open your eyes, America.
We may not relive the human catastrophe of the Holocaust on our own soil, but we're learning how to borrow from what helped it start.
Billboards in Florida extol George Bush as Our Leader, placed by the conservative media conglomerate Clear Channel, owner/operator of scores of TV, radio and other news media across the country.
German for leader is Fuehrer.
Our conservative government is railroading a dismantling of social programs under the guise of economic reform, while waving the banners of domestic safety initiatives as the best form of security for our nation.
Unfortunately, security is not closed borders, guns on every corner and limited civil rights.
We can't be secure if our roads, bridges and schools are crumbling; if our water, air and food are dirty; if people arent healthy because they cant pay to see their doctors; and if we must remain in the workforce until were 70-plus years old with an average lifespan of mid-to high 70s, what kind of American Dream retirement is that?
And now we have the Orwellian Patriot Act and the just passed 563-page Intelligence Reform Bill (Have you read it?
You authorized your conservative elected officials to vote for it....) to shield us from harms way and still no responsible economic solutions, no new jobs, no health insurance for all Americans.
We did get, however, a conservative invasion of our schools to remind us of the apocalyptic future we have in store, as the Revelations-reading religious right proclaims at every turn, while generals and clergy boast that our presidents re-election was through divine intervention (Gen. William Boykin and Rev. Pat Robertson).
As Hitler descended from the clouds in the Leni Riefenstahl propaganda film Triumph of the Will....
Lets top if off with a Cornell University poll just released and reported by the Associated Press, warning that a near majority of citizens favor restricting the civil liberties of Muslim-Americans.
Whats next, will they have to wear a red crescent on their clothes like Jews wore their Stars of David during the Third Reich?
I know many of you reading this will think that this is merely the alarmist ranting of a disgruntled liberal.
Mohammed al-Borai
was killed
by US
Israel
Death by
US
taxpayer
But think again.
When we close our eyes to little things that happen around us, suddenly those small steps along a dangerous path take us far away from where we started.
We are nearing the precipice.
Our nation is evolving into something very dangerous, and we have a responsibility to stop it.
Be afraid of those who follow these principles blindly, of those who profess their allegiance to our leader undyingly.
Those who accuse my words of being anti-American and anti-Bush have, regrettably, succumbed to the mass hysteria being created by a new American fascism and will be held accountable as accomplices, just as many aging Germans bear their guilt-by-silence still to this day.
Richard Nantelle III holds degrees in German studies from UNC-Chapel Hill and Ohio State University.    He lives in Asheville.
© 2005 Asheville Citizen-Times
HUNTER S. THOMPSON:    Yeah. This is — I mean, if you want to live in a Nazi nation, I wouldn't want to be 20 years old now.
MARY SUMA:     I wouldn't either.
HUNTER S. THOMPSON:    I fear for what's coming and for the welcoming committee of kids that's going to meet it, saying come on in.    No, it’s just ignorance, and well, the media, we're being deprived of the real news.    I'm not going to try to say I have the real news, but just what you said.    That's exactly right.
MARY SUMA:      Will we be at war in a year, Hunter?
HUNTER S. THOMPSON:    I think so, without a doubt.    Like I said, we've been at war for 13 years.    We've been bombing that country that long and we've cut off everything, all their food, books, you know, close — cut off all imports of books over there.
MARY SUMA:     Have you ever been there?
HUNTER S. THOMPSON:    Excuse me?
MARY SUMA:     Have you ever been over there?
HUNTER S. THOMPSON:    I don't think so.    Not in any way that I was impressed by.    I probably have gone through it or stopped there.    I don't really know Iraq.    I made a point of getting to know it a lot better.
It was a very advanced, progressive country, had, what, 90% literacy, health care for the whole entire population.    They were doing well, prosperous, high literacy.    Many more book stores per capita in Iraq than there are in this country.    Many.
No more.
We bombed their children.
We killed their husbands and wives and we bombed them, and we're going to do it again.    Just random killing like that, mass killing to force a population to get rid of Saddam so we can move in and take over and control the oil.
God damn it, if that's not evil, I don't know what would be.
You know, Bush, he’s really the evil one in here.
Well, more than just him.
We're the Nazis in this game, and I don't like it.      I'm embarrassed and I'm pissed off.
                          To rebel is right, to disobey is a duty, to act is necessary !
twenty
twenty
         Like the drones they have been bred         
Wednesday 12th January 2005
Worker Bees and Soldier Ants:
America’s Army of Fascism
Manuel Valenzuela
Hand in Hand
US blockade of Gaza
Marching Boots of Mass Psychosis
It is in times of fascism rising that armies of ignorance are once more resuscitated from the bowels of a society bordering on the edge of mass psychosis.
The America at the dawn of the twenty-first century is no exception, for an army of fascism is being born inside its womb, its growing power in numbers and ideology granting freedom of action to immoral despots and juntas of warmongering greed addicts.
Contrived through the mass manipulation of fear and hatred, xenophobia and ignorance, searing nationalism and blind theological faith, this army represents the greatest threat to the nation, and the world.
From all walks of life diluted brains and weak-minded individuals are answering the call of the beacon of fascism shining bright, from Atlantic to Pacific, from north to south, embracing its dastardly tentacles with the warm acceptance of comfort and submission.
Millions of Americans are presently falling prey to a virulent haze gripping the United States, furthered and pursued by a small cabal of corporatist evildoers perched at the upper echelons of governance and power that seek to transform the nation into a black widow’s nest of fascism spiked with the venom of a militarized citizenry acquiescent to imperial hegemony.
Growing daily like a malignant tumor, still entranced by the devastating images of the new Pearl Harbor, which the corporatists in power did nothing to help stop and everything possible for it to succeed, this multitude cannot see in shades of gray nor in the prism of color.
Hand in Hand
US blockade of Gaza
Instead, like living inside the television sets of the past, only black and white can they perceive, their antenna only receptive to the microwaves of good and bad, evil and good, friend or foe.
Different shades of reality escape them just as much as the reality of what transpires around the world.
This army of fascism is the product of years of methodical ingraining of ignorance and indifference into society by those holding the reigns of power.
It is the end result of the re-wired human brain preyed upon and feasted on by television and the corporations that control thought through it.   
Obedient to the monitor, blind to reality, the army now gathering life takes direct commands from the images, sounds and war cries emanated by television.
Acting on instinct, and on the televised propaganda they are conditioned to obey and follow, the army now walking among us neither questions nor searches for answers, preferring to exult the fantasies of fiction over the embarrassments of truth, preferring to dwell in ignorance rather than being liberated by knowledge.
Like the drones they have been bred to be the army of fascism lines up one behind another, marching to the drums of warmongers and trumpets of false prophets exalting hatreds and fears and cries for death and destruction.
This monolith lacking the precepts of analytical and logical thinking minds follows the lies and deceptions of governance and the propaganda of corporations, believing every word uttered or image manipulated, absorbing as truth blatant lies and incorporating into their own thought processes the vitriol-filled, hate-induced, xenophobic-spewing, gay-bashing, women-hating, Arab-scapegoating, jingoistic-packed diatribe that litters the airwaves and acts as a conduit for the further recruitment of grunts comprising the army of fascism.
Disguised as national dialogue, this propaganda, disseminated by the minions and lackeys of government and the corporate world, serves the purpose of unleashing inside the ignorant legions of sheep boiling magma of animalistic passion and emotion which, with further manipulation of psychology, erupts like a smoldering volcano, releasing throughout the nation toxic gases of hatred and fiery lava of violent thought.
Thus, the harvesting of ignorance, hate and fear — all molded by the same clay, none mutually exclusive of the others — by those in power produces an army of fascism whose blind thirst for Arab blood and rabid addiction for Muslim destruction fuse to engender in the Establishment the tools necessary to mutate the United States in the direction of fascism and despotic rule, while at the same time increasing their power and control over the same army which blindly follows without knowing and is easily herded to slaughter.
US taxpayer caused
More death by US taxpayer
More injury by US taxpayer
Conditioned War Culture, Dumbed-Down Education
Millions who today march proudly in the army of hate, fear and ignorance have, since birth, been conditioned to violence and indifference through the incessant bombardment by television of those images necessary to transform a once benign citizenry into a violent and militarized war culture, in the process succeeding in shaping apathetic creatures devoid of concern for their fellow man, now desensitized to death, destruction, suffering and ceaseless violence.
From cartoons laced with aggression and conflict to movies saturated with pyrotechnics and bullets to video games blurring the line between reality and fantasy to television shows romanticizing violence the human brain, from cradle to grave, and in a society as addicted to television watching as is America, loses all sense of shock and awe at the very real spectacle of human violence.
Glamorized and white-washed, fantasy-riddled violence on television, movies and video games desensitizes the now conditioned human brain to the very real and horrific parameters of our species’ self-destructive ways, making violence accepted and indeed sought, for violent overtures to conflict resolution are all we have been trained to see, hear and believe in.
In the realm of fiction bombs explode yet the shrieks and the misery are never seen.
Bullets whiz by yet their effects on human flesh are whitewashed.
Missiles rain down from above yet severed limbs and decapitated heads do not exist.
The destruction of cities, houses and lives is too inconvenient to cover in the plot.
The suffering and the wretchedness of human violence upon its own kind never sees the light of day.
Special effects form a cornucopia of digital mastery, glossing over death and maiming, blood and guts, becoming the fiction we see and the reality we fail to understand.
Audiences at home or in the theater fail to ever experience the reality of human violence, unable to feel the pain of injury, the concussions reverberating in air, rubble falling everywhere, explosions creating deafness, bullets penetrating flesh, the last moments of life, the entrails exposed or the limbs blown to bits.
We never are confronted with the sounds of war, the smells of death, the taste of violence and the very real destruction wrought by America’s many instruments of human violence.
Talks to son
Boy wounded in US airstrike on Gaza
Paid for by US taxpayer
Comfortably we sit in our couches or stadium seating, under cover of roof and air-conditioning, munching on popcorn and soda, all the while becoming ever more desensitized to death, destruction, violence and the horrors of war.
This makes a culture such as that found in America a purveyor of violent solutions to conflict, a populace indifferent to the violence, destruction and death created by its government and unleashed on the savages and inhuman peoples of lands not known or understood, alien to our reality but familiar to our fictions.
With a citizenry completely conditioned to accept violence as a solution for conflict, with a people desensitized to the horrors of human violence inflicted on its fellow beings, with tens of millions brainwashed into seeing violence as rose-petalled fiction and not as a malicious reality, the government, military-industrial complex and the cabal of corruption in control of our lives are free to unearth the most wicked forms of human violence upon innocent human life, killing with abandon in a wanton slaughter applauded by a complicit army of fascism whose minds are completely under the control of warmongers and fascists in power.
When you add in the bogey man of the moment, the chosen Muslim Arab enemy for years implanted into our minds by government and corporate propaganda, seen in television, movies and the realm of fictionalized violence, replacing the Indian and the Soviet and the black and the Vietnamese as the enemy required to hijack the thoughts of the average American, needed to induce fear and enslave fogged minds, the brain begins associating negative feelings of hatred onto this scapegoated ethnic and religious group.
Fear commences its powers of erosion, stripping rational and analytical thought from the human brain, replacing hatred and thirst for violence against the latest enemy to grace the collective imagination of Americans.
Ignorance, fear of the unknown and conditioned fear of dark-skinned enemies combine to form a deadly cocktail of hatred, manipulated into the American mind by government and those whose interests lie in marginalizing Arabs, that furthers the recruitment of the army of fascism as well as the fictional “war on terror.”
Combined with the creation of a completely dumbed down, ignorant, believe-anything, nationalistic-driven, violence-conditioned, fiction-living, theology-brainwashed, fear-induced, schizophrenically-manipulated, paranoid-delusional segment of the American population, the recipe is ripe for those in power to sound the drums of perpetual war for perpetual profit, using their new and ever-growing army of fascism, blind to the tunes of reality, to unveil the erosion of civil rights, freedoms and democracy at home and the mass murder of untold thousands abroad in an immoral attempt at achieving imperial hegemony.
Wounding US taxpayer paid
More death by US taxpayer paid for airstrikes
More injury by US taxpayer paid for airstrikes
Using the ignorance of the army of fascism to its advantage, this cabal of corruption is giving birth to corporatism, transforming the nation into a conduit for despotic rule in a police-state environment, where the army of fascism is used against itself, for the attainment of a continued form of corporate feudalism, and as a tool in fighting the other half of the population that refuses to accept the master plans of those in control or to bow down to the dictates of tyranny.
An army dumbed down by an anemic educational system whose only purpose is the systematic transformation of little primates into obedient, non-thinking drones loyal to the government that exploits and the corporations that enslave them has become a reality which today we can see in the tens of millions, perhaps half the population of the United States, that gives a thumbs up to mass murder, torture, gulags and the destruction of an entire society by their vote for warmongers, greed addicts and power hungry corrupters of civilization.
Brainwashed from birth to adore the red, white and blue, trained to never question the authority of government or the decisions of politicians, conditioned in the fine arts of nationalistic propaganda, manipulated into loyalty to the state and deceived to the altruistic fictions of American history, children are subjected to an education designed to eradicate free-thinking minds, transforming questioning entities into subservient soldiers devoid of rebellion or resistance to bad governance.
Educated to avoid seeking truth, taught to inhale as fact whatever the government states, children are methodically robbed of their natural desire to question the world around them, failing to seek accountability of authority and their innate desire for truth searching.
After years of dumbed down education, in schools that serve to hinder knowledge and evolving intelligence thanks to rotten curriculums and decrepit resources, children become the molded adult drones of the state, unthinking, unknowing and unquestioning.
The mockery that is American education, purposefully instituted by those in power, spits out a populace that fails to grasp the world around them, lacking curiosity, creativity and an ounce of knowledge of history, current events, politics, foreign nations, the arts, science, culture, geography and common sense.
An assembly line of ignorance and indifference is created through years of abandon, both educational and parental, that is transforming American society into a culture lacking the precepts of human understanding.
The wisdom of older societies is recklessly disregarded, the sophistication of cultures is frowned upon, the lessons of history are arrogantly trampled on, the convergence of diversity spawns fear and the advice of old friends is discarded.
To the army of fascism, America does not need advice or assistance or friends or historical lessons.
US airstrike attack
Boy wounded in US airstrike on Gaza
Wounding of boy paid for by US taxpayer
We are the greatest nation that ever lived, unable to do wrong, unable to condemn billions to misery and virtual enslavement, the chalice of altruism, the seeker of good, the defender of freedom, the protector of democracy and the Almighty’s chosen nation.
America is an unbeatable superpower, emanating arrogance and cockiness, the most triumphant society that ever existed, free to do with the world and its peoples whatever suits its needs.
Unfortunately, after years of brainwashing, the army of fascism believes just about anything, unwilling to even contemplate the minimal idea that all they have ever learned is false, based on propaganda and conditioning of minds, blitzkrieged into their brains for the benefit of the state and the corporate world that owns it.
The army of fascism chooses to live in fantasy, unwilling to discard their tiny bubble protecting them from confronting reality.
To them truth is stressful, reality is frightful, ignorance is bliss, and escaping the illusion they watch on Fox News or any other corporate propaganda channel is an exercise they would rather not confront.
Their bubble is their paradise, no matter how pathetically delusional it may seem, no matter how obviously false it appears and no matter how much it is eroded by the plethora of truth attacking the fables and fictions sustaining their delicate web of concocted bull manure.
To the tens of millions living inside the rabbit hole, Earth, its lands, nations, cultures and peoples are as alien as the vast expanse of universe, science and nature as hazy as history and knowledge.
The reality of what the United States has been since its inception, an Evil Empire laying waste to billions of world citizens and their lives, is never taught to the very citizens now affected by the blowback inherent in perpetuating human malice throughout the globe.
Instead, we are told the world hates us for our freedoms and rights, that billions are angered at us because we are such a great nation.
The truth, it seems, is always discarded for fiction, and the army of fascism gobbles it up like Thanksgiving turkey, forever wanting to escape knowing painful truths by smearing themselves in euphoric falsity.
Hijacked Fiction, Hypnotized Minds
As if hypnotized by the thunderous sound of its marching boots, the army of fascism, millions of worker bees and soldier ants laboriously furthering the interests of state fascism, surrenders itself to its masters sounding the trumpets of fear and hatred.
Ever since 9/11, millions of Americans have experienced a profound shift in their psyche, becoming, over time and thanks to ceaseless corporatist manipulation and propaganda, the mirror image of what they perceive their enemy to be.
Killed by Israel settler
They have become, in a sense, what they most fear, the nighttime bogeyman lurking in dark corners and black shadows, emulating the behaviors and psychology of how they are told the enemy behaves, casting a long dry spell of hatred and racism over the lands of America, awakening from horrible nightmares to find themselves afflicted by paranoia and schizophrenia, possessed by hatred and seething anger, unable to listen or see, made deaf and blind to reality and unable to exorcise from their minds the horrible disfigurement to the national character spawned by the ghosts of 9/11.
They have, for all intents and purposes, become the enemy they fear most.
It is exactly the manipulation of fear and hatred by those who control, spawned by 9/11 and its post traumatic stresses that has elevated the numbers joining the army of fascism.
A plague presently afflicts the United States, born in sin and broken psychology, rendering once capable minds as weak as rotting wood, impregnating in the ignorant among us deep hatreds and angers giving rise to increased levels of xenophobia and a growing search for scapegoats.
The fear prevalent in the army of fascism, tirelessly manipulated and exploited by the Bush administration, birthed by the horrors of 9/11 and the correspondent images no human society has ever had to experience, played live and replayed countless times via multiple camera angels and narrated through various media outlets and personalities, immediately bombarded by anti-Arab propaganda by the corporate media, has given rise to a racist hatred seldom seen in the United States in the latter decades of the twentieth century.
It was 9/11, that sparkplug from which all hatred now derives, that spawned the beginning stages of the army of fascism.
It was in the aftermath of the collapse of the twin towers in New York City that the early manifestations of mass change in the minds of vast portions of the populations could be seen.
Suddenly, as if hit by a powerful surge of psychosis, millions of Americans became conduits of seething anger, no doubt affected by high doses of post traumatic stress disorder and of feelings of catastrophe, uncertainty and bewilderment.
The world Americans had once known changed in the rapid transgressions of a few horrific hours, popping long-lasting bubbles of invincibility and security that had for years insulated the populace from the carnage, fear and human wickedness that befell the rest of humanity, most of it at the hands of America and its vast legions of mercenaries of imperial control and domination.
The new Pearl Harbor had been allowed to come into fruition, for it was the tool needed to mobilize a pacifist populace into war, introducing the fog of mass psychosis onto a suddenly fearful nation, in the greatest psychological warfare operation ever conducted, on the way to neocon and military-industrial complex pre-planned mastery of world hegemony.
Relatives react to killing by US of loved one
Thabet Jenad was killed by US Israel
Death paid for by US taxpayer
Along with falling towers, the fall of American rationality and analytical thought was not far behind.
Implanted into the minds of now fragile human brains, the violence witnessed and conditioned into our psyches by endless videotaped repetition and immediate talking head jingoistic tirades was no longer relegated to the giant screens or the television monitors or the video games.
It no longer lived in third world countries or was monopolized exclusively by dark-skinned peoples.
Violence was suddenly scary real, a shocking energy of carnage, death and destruction imported to once safe shores, crumbling the fabric of a society’s entire psychology.
This was not a movie, nor the work of special effects capturing the latest digital technology for our viewing pleasure.
This was no longer the fiction we had for too long enjoyed along with popcorn and soda and stadium seating.
Soon, through vast media/government propaganda, manipulation and conditioning, the collective wrath of an entire nation was thrust upon the people’s and lands of the Middle East, for a convenient enemy allowing for pre-planned wars of pillage and conquest had already been chosen.
Muslims, long marginalized in movies and the media, became the newest bogey man to grace the long line of chosen American enemies.
It was their lands and valuably needed resources, the geo-strategic location of their homes, their global position on the way to imperial hegemony, their threat to Israel that condemned millions of Afghans and Iraqis, and perhaps soon Iranians and Syrians, to the full might of American military evil.
Through careful propaganda, then, the American people were blitzkrieged with the seeds of hatred and ignorance, fed a vast assortment of misrepresentations and lies that linger to this day.
Weapons of mass deception were introduced via the airwaves and into televisions and radios, designed to plant the foundations and pretexts for embarking on wars of aggression.
With the public in the collective grip of those in power, fragile, fearful, ignorant, insecure, paranoid and schizophrenic, bowing down to the power of our animal instincts, desperately needing feelings of protection and security, ready to accept whatever lie was placed at our knees, enraged at an enemy we were told hated us for our freedoms, suffering from the effects of massive post traumatic stress disorder and willing to place our trust and futures on those we have since birth been brainwashed to obey and follow, the project for a new American century could commence.
Killing paid for by US taxpayer
A nebula of fear gripped the nation, thoroughly exploited by the right wing, government, media and the military-industrial complex, suddenly transforming a man of questionable courage and apparent mediocrity, with no discernable leadership skills, possessing not an ounce of morals, into a Dear Leader of unquestioned character, strength and leadership.
The puppet of the corporatist world had, in the time it takes to read ‘My Pet Goat,’ become an appointed conduit of the Almighty, an heir to greatness, on the way to perpetual war, and perpetual profit and wealth, lest we forget.
The questioning of the President and of government was discouraged and threatened.
After all, we were either with the President or with the ‘terrorists.’  Dissent was quashed, protest was made extinct, discourse was nonexistent and debate was nowhere to be found.
The myth of the Dear Leader firmly entrenched thanks to massive Rovian propaganda campaigns, his re-selection by both the vote of the army of fascism and the corruption of elections was a foregone conclusion.
In time the healing began, and with it returned the rational and analytical thinking minds of hundreds of millions of Americans.
As time passed most of the nation began to escape the clouds of 9/11, awakening to the lies and the deceits and the many manipulations that pushed a nation to war, in a sense returning to normalcy and exorcising the demons of lingering stresses and fears.
The realization emerged in the minds of millions that pre-emptive wars had been based on nothing but lies, all now proven to be false, all destroyed by reality and rational thought.
Slowly, the fictional war on terror is being discovered for what it is, a charade, a fear-engendering escapade, created to control and command, to breed power and profit, a mirage whose tentacles are used as tools in the pursuit of conquest of land, people and resources.
Used like the Cold War, birthing fear into the populace through the use of fantasy bogey men lurking in the shadows, said ready to kill for our freedoms and ready to attack for our way of life, the war on terror is a control mechanism, a way to lead a nation in a certain and most ignoble direction, based on lies and manipulations, needing a concocted enemy to thrive, misdirecting the attention and energy of the people away from real internal problems, away from what is being done to them at home and in their name abroad.
The creation of a few charlatans and messianic Machiavellis in power, the ‘war on terror’ was concocted to consolidate power at home through the erosion of civil liberties, freedoms and democracy and to expand the empire’s hegemony abroad through ruthless devastation and destruction of both land and man, exploiting and oppressing peoples whose homes the Empire needs to continue the global chess match called geopolitical maneuvering.
The ‘war on terror’ is a useless game that selected as enemy a most ambiguous entity, unlike the Soviet threat, without borders or faces or uniforms, allowing for its fictions to continue lingering into perpetuity, making the American people acquiescent slaves firmly controlled by fear and insecurity, their rights and freedoms evaporating more each day.
It has selected over a billion people as enemies when only a few thousand exist, allowing the military-energy-industrial complex unfettered profit and wealth through war, conquest, ceaseless production, pillage and the robbery of American treasure.
The ‘war on terror’ is one more fiction created by those at the top to retain power, distracting and dividing the nation away from the rape of their ways of life, allowing a warmongering corporatist government the means to expand its power, making 300 million people fight themselves instead of the real enemy at the top, even as their lives are placed in ever more danger thanks to a self-defeating, unwinnable and perpetual conflict.
Thankfully, more and more citizens of America are waking up to the façade that is the ‘war on terror,’ joining the rest of humanity in seeing that a corrupt few have exploited the honorable many.
Death paid for by US taxpayer
Malk al-Kafarna
One-year-old girl
Dangers Real and Perceived
Yet, for about forty percent of the population, the ‘war on terror’ is as real as night and day, a most important war against the hated Arab heathens who share neither religion nor culture nor skin color with noble America.
To the army of fascism, Arabs are evildoers extraordinaire, savages and primitives intent on killing all of what America stands for.
They are barbarians, a people worshipping false gods and idols, mere subhuman animals willing to kill themselves, the army of Satan and reincarnations of demons past.
They are an enemy that must be defeated and exterminated, whatever the cost, whatever the consequences.
This belief by the army of fascism, however, is one based on ignorance, the belief of fantasy and a sheer weak-minded capacity to distinguish fact from fiction.
When bombarded by a Zionist-first media and scapegoat-needing government, using a massive and methodical propaganda campaign, though, the Fox News and talk radio addicted army of fascism easily succumbs to such manipulations and lies.
While most Americans have recovered their senses in the years after 9/11, the army of fascism still remains trapped inside the clouds of asbestos and debris and smoke and dust, refusing to take the hand of truth and reality, firmly digging themselves inside the trenches of a horror-filled fantasy.    Because they wish for its truth, they make it so, retaining the lies and deceits and manipulations they hear, never questioning for an instant the validity of such claim and never seeking their own education of such matters.
Trained to always believe what they hear, they incorporate deceptive propaganda as their own, every day hating and fearing more and more, scapegoating an entire culture, religion and race, justifying their hatred and growing racism through the bull manure they hear and see on a daily basis.
The army of fascism remains deeply distraught by the horrors of 9/11, still possessed by its demons and its stresses, unable to exorcise the memories or ghosts of an operation allowed to succeed by the same heroes the army now religiously follows.
Their outward bravado hides a deep inner fear, acting as their protective surrogate, for traumatized they remain and brainwashed they have been made to be.
Psychologically fragile and mentally intimidated, they cling to the Dear Leader their monitors and radios command them to adore as a father figure in whom they seek protection and security.
These millions are not able discern the falsity of the war on terror, nor the reality of what their ‘leader’ truly is, nor the true nature of the wars of conquest against Afghanistan and Iraq.
To the army of fascism, lies become truth just as much as reality becomes falsity.
Killing paid for by US taxpayer
Ameera Abu Asser
In their inescapable bubble, they see not how the world is but how they want the world to be, refusing to accept truth even as it showers them with unending facts and even as it utterly destroys the fictions they cannot let go of.
These Americans remain traumatized and haunted by 9/11, clouding the rational and analytical thought processes they might have once possessed.
Every hate and racist filled tirade by their favorite talking head vermin only validates in their minds the necessity to wage ceaseless war upon innocent Arabs and Muslims.
Every diatribe they hear confirms their belief in the elimination and mass murder of hundreds of thousands of humans, replacing the goodness they once had with the thirst for malice that now runs through their veins.
They have become cold-blooded manifestations of their Dear Leader, the embodiment of all the psychopathic traits he possesses.
They are the exact image of the President of the United States, indifferent, uncultured, unwise, callous, complicit, without love for their fellow human beings.
Warm hearts have given way to frozen arteries, their desire to do harm to chosen scapegoats running rampant inside their bodies.
They hate because they are told to hate, they wish death and destruction because they follow propaganda, never questioning anything but dissent.   
They fear because they are ignorant, they do not understand alien ways of life because they know nothing beyond their tiny bubbles, wishing instead to remain captives to the producer and consumer lifestyle they have been conditioned to follow.
They desperately cling to the beliefs that Arabs and Muslims are sub-human creatures and evildoers needing the salvation only America can provide.   
To them, America is bringing democracy and freedom to those it now occupies, and the noble intentions of the Bush administration are all that matters.
The army of fascism refuses to see that tyranny was replaced by tyranny, that corruption has now been increased, that democracy is but a sham excuse to enslave and pillage, that an entire civilization lays in ruins and that 25 million people have had their lives shattered, that their tax dollars are being pilfered by corporate greed, that their sons and daughters are dying for nothing but the profit, wealth and power of the elite, that their rights and freedoms are being eliminated not by Arabs but by the leaders they shower with praise and adulation.
Millions of Americans are being transformed into conduits of hate and racism, citizens thirsting for Arab and Muslim blood and for the destruction of millions of lives.
More and more we hear them talk about using nuclear bombs and WMDs to destroy Arabs.
We hear them talk about curtailing Arab and Muslim civil rights and liberties in America, with cries of sending an entire race of people to internment and detention camps.
We hear them validate war crimes and the death of over 100,000 innocent civilians, extolling the virtues of shooting and bombing Iraqis and Afghans to pieces.
Child shot dead by US paid for Israeli bullet
Ameera Abu Asser
Died March 1, 2008
More killing by US taxpayer
To these warmongers and violence seekers, the more Arab blood spilled the better.
To them torture under Saddam is horrific but under the red, white and blue, not to mention under the Star of David, it is encouraged and acceptable, no matter how sadistic and malevolent it becomes, no matter how much it contradicts basic foundations of humanity.
Two dozen beheadings are condemned as barbaric yet the use of cluster bombs, missiles, napalm, bunker busters and 2,000 pound bombs that kill thousands and maim and decapitate countless more is seen as a civilized and necessary way to bring freedom and democracy to those we invade and occupy.
To the army of fascism, an amalgam of Bush gulags is welcomed, and if death, torture and dehumanization results, so much the better.
From Guantanamo, Cuba to Abu Ghraib, to prisons in Iraq, Jordan, Israel and Afghanistan, the army of fascism revels in the imprisonment of innocents and the torture of humans, wishing the keys to cages be thrown away for all eternity.
The prisoners are Arab and Muslim, after all.
They approve destroying cities such as Fallujah, Najaf, Mosul and Sadr City in order to save them.
Under no circumstances can they ever see the quagmire that is Iraq for what it is, nor the mistakes that have led to disaster and inevitable defeat.   
The army of fascism sees no problem appointing as Attorney General the man responsible for legalizing torture and endangering American soldiers.   
They feel comfortable keeping as Secretaries CEOs and executives of the corporate world that fleeces their lives.
They look forward to a State Department run by a liar, conniver and unscrupulous cobra responsible for the death of over 100,000 innocent civilians.   
Ignorantly they allow the dangerous Likud-first neocons to remain pestering like flies in the halls of the White House and War and States Departments, hijacking foreign policy to the tunes of Israel’s delight.
They rush to the polls to cast votes for the worst president in the history of the nation, having accomplished nothing but problems for the electorate since stealing the election of 2000, yet providing a treasure trove of favors to the corporate world.
Our Own Worst Enemies
The parameters of life in America were altered in one giant implosion of two towering monoliths, and the resulting psychosis which has ensued has only progressed further down the slope of the surreal.
To America’s worker bees and soldier ants, hatred of Muslims and blatant racism of Arabs, combined with searing nationalism and growing ignorance of reality and the world, are fusing together to form a malicious combination of behaviors and psychology that is following a clear pattern of growth that, ever since 9/11, has multiplied in aggression.
An Israeli soldier's bullet
Paid for by US taxpayer
Today, America is fast approaching a slippery slope of hatred, with xenophobia and homophobia at the frontlines, threatening to divide the nation and explode the fiery cauldron of diversity, creating a nation on the verge of implosion.
Hate now fills the air, racism lingers in the environment, and, with ignorance the sparkplug of this most frightful engine, a new dawn fast approaches, pitting those blinded by hate, fear, ignorance and the clouds of 9/11 against those now free of demons, ghosts and inner turmoil.
Lines are being drawn in the sand, and slowly, yet surely, America is being divided based on the wars of George W. Bush.
Hatred, fear, racism, fantasy, blind patriotism and corrosive ignorance stand on one side with the army of fascism.
On the other side stands reality, courage, peace, love, diversity, world citizenship and education.
The real danger is being played out today, with the army of fascism reporting dissent to the Department of Fatherland Insecurity, thereby placing anti-war voices on “terrorist watch lists,” with protest being confined to “free-speech zones,” with Republican politicians seeking to curtail still more rights, with right-wing Congressmen seeking to define dissent a psychological disease, with the army of fascism acting as national spies, keeping tabs on those not in tune with pro-war, pro-America, pro-Bush dictates.
This army is growing as the mass lunacy that has taken over America continues its reign of terror, invading minds and possessing spirits, catapulting inner turmoil and invasive demons onto the national stage.
The army of fascism comprises your neighbors, friends and relatives, your co-workers, elected representatives and teachers.
Hijacked by the psychosis of post-9/11, this army knows not what it does, doing the dirty work of the elite and warmongers who are unleashing devastation upon the green lands of Earth.
They are captured by the fear exploited every day by those in power, exchanging once held sanity for evolving hatred and brewing racism.
The danger lies in another violent attack upon the nation, whether real or concocted, for the army of fascism will undoubtedly wage war against Arab and Muslim Americans, against those seeking peace, tolerance and justice, and against those not espousing the beliefs of the fascists in government.    Another bombing or unconventional attack will result in the complete assault of civil rights, freedoms and habeas corpus, resulting in the complete fascist overhaul of American society, the introduction of a police state and the implementation of repression and subjugation of large segments of the population, no doubt abetted by the growing legions of the army of fascism.
Resurrected from the catacombs of lunacy and human wickedness past, mutating to the dictates of malice and corruption present, becoming the oxygen by which tyrants thrive, the voices by which hate prospers and the muscle by which the worst in the human condition grows, the army of fascism, birthed by brainwashed conditioning and bred in ignorance, unwillingly serves the masters who have created it, becoming its own worst enemy, the force that will self implode upon the evisceration of the freedoms, rights and democracy it took for granted.
Soon, when the forces of corporatism no longer need the army that so blindly follows, the awakening of millions will arrive too late, and from the long slumber of post 9/11 hysteria millions of minds will realize the self-implosion they wrought onto themselves, wishing they had only known, wishing they had been wiser to the propaganda, wishing to wake from the horrible nightmare now confronting their lives.
Until then, however, they are helping lead us all directly into the wretched path of despotism of old and fascism of new, pulverizing our relations with the outside world and making extinct the life we once knew to exist.
Worker bees and soldier ants are condemning us all, for their numbers are many, possibly reaching half the citizenry, helping to keep in power the most unscrupulous cabal of human refuse to ever stand perched atop the halls of power.
The world entire will have to suffer for the post 9/11 traumatic stress disorder affecting tens of millions of Americans who cannot escape the demons of crashing planes and falling towers, played and replayed countless times on video, in dreams and in the mind, that can now be seen as the sparkplug that launched America into a realm of lunacy, paranoia and incalculable human wickedness.
As the evolution and continued growth of the army of fascism persists, the decline of what America once espoused continues.
We are becoming, in the end, our own worst enemies.
Manuel Valenzuela is social critic and commentator, international affairs analyst, Internet columnist and author of Echoes in the Wind.
ValenzuelasVeritas.blogspot.com
 
  uruknet.info
  اوروكنت.إنفو
    informazione dall'iraq occupato
information from occupied iraq
أخبار منالعراق المحتلة
About the Nakba
IMEU
Sixty years ago, more than 700,000 Palestinians lost their homes and belongings, their farms and businesses, their towns and cities.

Jewish militias seeking to create a state with a Jewish majority in Palestine, and later, the Israel army, drove them out.

Israel rapidly moved Jews into the newly-emptied Palestinian homes.

Nakba means 'catastrophe' in Arabic, and Palestinians refer to the destruction of their society and the takeover of their homeland as an-Nakba, \The Catastrophe.'

Photo: www.uruknet.de/
"We thought it would be a matter of weeks, only until the fighting died down.   Of course, we were never allowed to go home."
   Nina Saah, Washington, DC
"My family's farm of oranges, grapefruits and lemons, centuries old, was gone."
   Darwish Addassi, Walnut Creek, California
"Those of us who left unwillingly in 1948 are plagued with painful nostalgia.   My house in West Jerusalem is an Israeli nursery school now."
   Inea Bushnaq, New York
"The people of New Orleans woke up one morning to complete devastation and had to flee.   The Nakba was our Hurricane Katrina."
   Abe Fawal, Birmingham, Alabama
Sixty years ago, more than 700,000 Palestinians lost their homes and belongings, their farms and businesses, their towns and cities.
Jewish militias seeking to create a state with a Jewish majority in Palestine, and later, the Israeli army, drove them out.
Israel rapidly moved Jews into the newly-emptied Palestinian homes.
Nakba means Catastrophe in Arabic, and Palestinians refer to the destruction of their society and the takeover of their homeland as an-Nakba:  The Catastrophe.
As of 2003
The land taken is much greater today
West Bank: Israeli settlements

Since 1967, Israel has pursued a policy of building settlements on the West Bank.

These areas of the West Bank are linked by US Israel controlled roads not accessible to Palestine people.

These roads and settlements separate towns and villages from each other causing great hardship for Palestinians trying to reach relatives and even to shop.

There are also large tracts of US Israel reserved land with military areas or 'nature reserves' labels applied by the occupying forces.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.

Map: BBC
West Bank: Israeli settlements
Since 1967, Israel has pursued a policy of building settlements on the West Bank.
These areas of the West Bank are linked by US Israel controlled roads not accessible to Palestine people.
There are also large tracts of US Israel reserved land with military areas or 'nature reserves' labels applied by the occupying forces.
As of 2009
More than 600 checkpoints in West Bank
West Bank: US Israel checkpoints

Occupation military force checkpoints on West Bank roads allow US Israel to monitor and control travel in much of the West Bank allowing Israel settlers only to travel on specialy built high-speed roads.

US Israel troops routinely encircle and stage attacks on Palestine population centers, the occupation forces severely restricting the movement of Palestine people.

US Israel is increasingly isolating Palestine villages and towns by snaking an Apartheid wall barrier around Israel-restricted Jewish settlements through the West Bank.

The Israel military, including weapons: tanks, missiles, warplanes, artillery, shells, are all funded by the US taxpayer.

More than Fifteen million US dollars is given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use.

Funding by the US Taxpayer for the enslavement of the Palestinian people continues to increase, estimated now considerably more than the previous 4 billion US dollars per year.
West Bank: US Israel checkpoints
Occupation military force checkpoints on West Bank roads allow US Israel to monitor and control travel in much of the West Bank allowing Israel settlers only to travel on specialy built high-speed roads.
US Israel troops routinely encircle and stage attacks on Palestine population centers, the occupation forces severely restricting the movement of Palestine people.
US Israel is increasingly isolating Palestine villages and towns by snaking an Apartheid wall barrier around Israel-restricted Jewish settlements through the West Bank.
Where shall I stop I ask myself
I have a thousand photos of death caused by the West this week
I have already posted what you will see below, but I have to stop now
Tomorrow I will create a page, another page....
But I have to stop now, for tonight
 
I would argue as forcefully as I can that since the Palestinians are facing Nazi-like State [Israel] terrorism, the holocaust narrative and its meaning belongs to them at least as much as it belongs to the Jews or anyone else.
I would argue as forcefully as I can that if the Palestinians are indeed the last victims of Hitler, then the holocaust and its meaning do belong to them more than anyone else.
 
Canada, US, Western rogue governments — War crimes continue
Child killed by Western rogue governments, by Canada, US, UK, Western European nations that have troops in Afghanistan propping up a US imposed puppet government

Photo: www.uruknet.info
Child killed by Western rogue governments
by Canada
US
UK
by all Western European nations that have troops in Afghanistan propping up a US imposed puppet government
  uruknet.info
  اوروكنت.إنفو
    informazione dall'iraq occupato
information from occupied iraq
أخبار منالعراق المحتلة
Afghanistan hit by record number of bombs
Bruce Rolfsen, Air Force Times
July 19, 2008
Air Force and allied warplanes are dropping a record number of bombs on Afghanistan targets.
For the first half of 2008, aircraft dropped 1,853 bombs — more than they released during all of 2006 and more than half of 2007’s total — 3,572 bombs.
Iraq
Almost a million dead
4 million displaced, scattered into other countries
Untold injured
Horror of US UK invasion continuing
Sadriya market, Baghdad, Iraq.

Unknown if any of the explosions were paid and setup by US government and British government special black budget secret cell operations.

Photo: BBC/AFP
Sadriya market, Baghdad, Iraq.
Unknown if any of the explosions were paid and setup by US government and British government special black budget secret cell operations.
Forced from homes by Israel soldier terrorism
In 1948, and earlier and subsequent years, Palestine families have been forced from the their homes by Israel soldier terrorism.   These families have not been allowed to return to homes and property to this day.
Settlements have grown even onto areas of Palestinian land not yet stolen, the settlements protected by Israel soldiers paid for by US taxpayer money.
The US government (and its taxpayer) has not ceased in any way to fund the settlements and the Israel military force that allows for these settlements.
Taking Palestinian peoples land has reached a situation now where the settlers openly go and destroy ancient farmed olive trees in the hope of driving the local Palestinian people away.
US taxpayer money is being used for the demolition of houses, the Apartheid wall project — it is being allocated by Israel for the extensive military operations that go along with securing the ambitions of the Israel government.
The vast army that Israel has is funded by the billions of dollars given annually to Israel by the US government.
Missiles to rain down upon Palestine women children and men
Billions of US dollars allows the Israel government to not only support settlements:   Armaments given to Israel by the US government allows US missiles to rain down upon Palestine women, children and men, both injuring and killing when they protest and when they are merely passively surviving in their homes.
Israel has no incentive, other then the loss of a few lives here and there, which observation to its practices must concede it seems to feel acceptable, to even consider any return of the Palestinian people to their property and homes.
Israel, in addition to the stolen Palestine land it has, wants as much remaining land of the Palestinians as the world will allow it to take.   Israel's wish is to expand so that all Palestine land, and Lebanon land — if this were not stopped by Hezbollah — to become the land of Israel.
Israel's deepest wish is for the Palestine people to be removed to Jordan or Syria and any other accepting country.    This wish, most of the European and American people — those who have arrived in the last sixty years and now occupy the homes and land of the Palestinians — have come to realize is not obtainable.
Only most insane in Israel government, settler and religious population
The Palestine people are too resilient.
Only the most insane in the Israel government, settler and religious population, retain this idea.
So Israel has to take as much land from the Palestinian people as it can before the US people decide, through financial woes or through some enlightening of the US people, to stop funding the present killing and injuring of Palestine people by US taxpayer money via the Israel military and police force.
Within the present stolen land now called Israel, the European and American people who have arrived in the last sixty years recognize they must remove the Semite people (the Palestinians) from their ancient land.    They recognize they must do this if they are not to be overwhelmed with a demographic problem that would give, in a democratic vote, the Palestinian people control.
Such is the reasoning for the withdrawal from Gaza.   It is not because of any wish to give up the land of Gaza.   Present day Israel would simply be overwhelmed by the demographics of too many Palestinian voters.
When a person, or a people suffer, there will be constant revolt.
Must return to their homelands in Europe and America
The Palestine people must have their homes and land returned in the present territory called Israel.
Those who have come to this land and stolen the homes and properties and built on the land stolen must return to their homelands in Europe and America.
On a world scale, with US taxpayer money being poured into weapons and armies allocated by a US government intent on supporting an inner power elite, there cannot fail to be war.    The present huge US military has to show a need for its existence, something the power elite also desire.
So we find ourselves in this predicament.
Let us kill.
Death, even the loss of our son, our daughter, has become part of our existence — death and loss for no reason.
We cannot see any other reality but killing in this military-industrial-media overpower.
The stealing of Palestinian land, and the constant propping up of an alien people coming to this stolen land, is a central aspect of the reality of US killing.
Comment by Kewe.
People and The Land airdrops viewers into the universe of an occupied people, unreeling images of a new form of apartheid based on ethnicity.
Challenging U.S. foreign policy and the conventions of the documentary form itself, People and The Land examines the concrete realities of Israel's conduct in the West Bank and Gaza.
The level of U.S. support for that conduct through foreign aid, and the human cost of that aid in Palestine and the U.S.
YouTube also has it in 6 parts — part 6 deals with US involvement and payment to Israel
Danish scientist Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

2,606 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001.

125 people lost their lives at the Pentagon on 9/11.

246 people lost their lives on the four planes on 9/11.

Image: Danish TV2
Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse.

We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

Photo: agenda911.dk
Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust
Transcript of interview with Niels Harrit on Danish TV2 News 6th April 2009.
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Danish TV2   International researchers have found traces of explosives among the World Trade Center rubble.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
A new scientific article concludes that impacts from the two hijacked aircraft did not cause the collapses in 2001.
We turn our attention to 9/11 — the major attack in New York.
Apparently the two airplane-impacts did not cause the towers to collapse, according to a newly published scientific article.
Researchers found nano-thermite explosive in the rubble, that cannot have come from the planes.
They believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.
Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article, that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse. What is nano-thermite?
Niels Harrit   We found nano-thermite in the rubble.
We are not saying only nano-thermite was used.
Thermite itself dates back to 1893.
It is a mixture of aluminum and rust-powder, which react to create intense heat.
The reaction produces iron, heated to 2500 °C.
This can be used to do welding.   It can also be used to melt other iron.
Nanotechnology makes things smaller.   So in nano-thermite, this powder from 1893 is reduced to tiny particles, perfectly mixed.
When these react, the intense heat develops much more quickly.
Nano-thermite can be mixed with additives to give off intense heat, or serve as a very effective explosive.
It contains more energy than dynamite, and can be used as rocket fuel.
Danish TV2   I Googled nano-thermite, and not much has been written about it.   Is it a widely known scientific substance?   Or is it so new that other scientists are hardly aware of it?
Niels Harrit   It is a collective name for substances with high levels of energy.
If civilian researchers (like myself) are not familiar with it, it is probably because they do not do much work with explosives.
As for military scientists, you would have to ask them.
I do not know how familiar they are with nanotechnology.
Danish TV2   So you found this substance in the WTC, why do you think it caused the collapses?
Niels Harrit   Well, it's an explosive.   Why else would it be there?
Danish TV2   You believe the intense heat melted the building?s steel support structure, and caused the building to collapse like a house of cards?
Niels Harrit   I cannot say precisely, as this substance can serve both purposes.
It can explode and break things apart, and it can melt things.
Both effects were probably used, as I see it.
Molten metal pours out of the South Tower several minutes before the collapse.
This indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.
Then the regular explosives come into play.
The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly timed, all the way down.
Danish TV2   What quantities are we talking about?
Niels Harrit   A lot.   There were only two planes, but three skyscrapers collapsed.
We know roughly how much dust was created.
The pictures show huge quantities, everything but the steel was pulverised.
And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano Thermite can explode and break things apart and it can melt things.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Both effects were probably used by the use of Nano Thermite as I see it.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The use of nano thermite indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
This is the “loaded gun”, material that did not ignite for some reason.
We are talking about tonnes.   Over 10 tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes.
Danish TV2   Ten tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes, in three buildings?   And these substances are not normally found in such buildings?
Niels Harrit   No.   These materials are extremely advanced.
Danish TV2   How do you place such material in a skyscraper, on all the floors?
Niels Harrit   How you would get it in?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   If I had to transport it in those quantities I would use pallets.   Get a truck and move it in on pallets.
Danish TV2   Why hasn't this been discovered earlier?
Niels Harrit   By whom?
Danish TV2   The caretakers, for example.     If you are moving 10 to 100 tonnes of nano-thermite around, and placing it on all the floors.     I am just surprised no-one noticed.
Niels Harrit   As a journalist, you should address that question to the company responsible for security at the WTC.
Danish TV2   So you are in no doubt the material was present?
Niels Harrit   You cannot fudge this kind of science.
We have found it.   Unreacted thermite.
Danish TV2   What responses has your article received around the world?
Niels Harrit   It is completely new knowledge for me.
It was only published last Friday.   So it is too early to say.
But the article may not be as groundbreaking as you think.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, have long known that the three buildings were demolished.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Once the nano thermite was used then the regular explosives come into play.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly times, all the way down.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

No.  These nano thermite materials are extremely advanced.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano thermite in the buildings - almost ten years have passed.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

It was by chance that someone discovered nano thermite two years ago.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
This has been crystal clear.
Our research is just the last nail in the coffin.
This is not the 'smoking gun', it is the 'loaded gun'.
Each day, thousands of people realise that the WTC was demolished.
That is something unstoppable.
Danish TV2   Why has no-one discovered earlier that there was nano-thermite in the buildings?   Almost ten years have passed.
Niels Harrit   You mean in the dust?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   It was by chance that someone looked at the dust with a microscope.
They are tiny red chips.
The biggest are 1 mm in size, and can be seen with the naked eye.
But you need a microscope to see the vast majority.
It was by chance that someone discovered them two years ago.
Danish TV2   It has taken 18 months to prepare the scientific article you refer to.
Niels Harrit   It is a very comprehensive article based on thorough research.
Danish TV2   You have been working on this for several years, because it didn't make sense to you.
Niels Harrit   Yes, over two years actually.
It all started when I saw the collapse of Building 7, the third skyscraper.
It collapsed seven hours after the twin towers.
And there were only two airplanes.
When you see a 47-storey building, 186m tall, collapse in 6.5 seconds, and you are a scientist, you think “what?”.
I had to watch it again… and again.
I hit the button 10 times, and my jaw dropped lower and lower.
Firstly, I had never heard of that building before.
And there was no visible reason why it should collapse in that way, straight down, in 6.5 seconds.
I have had no rest since that day.
Danish TV2   Ever since 9/11 there has been speculation, and conspiracy theories.   What do you say to viewers who hear about your research and say, “we?ve heard it all before, there are lots of conspiracy theories”.   What would you say to convince them that this is different?
Niels Harrit   I think there is only one conspiracy theory worth mentioning, the one involving 19 hijackers.
I think viewers should ask themselves what evidence they have seen to support the official conspiracy theory.
If anyone has seen evidence, I would like to hear about it
No-one has been formally charged.   No-one is 'wanted'.
Our work should lead to demands for a proper criminal investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Because it never happened.   We are still waiting for it.
We hope our results will be used as technical evidence when that day comes.
Danish TV2   Niels Harrit, fascinating, thanks for coming in.
Niels Harrit   My pleasure
ITALIAN SAYS 9-11 SOLVED
It’s common knowledge, he reveals
CIA — Mossad behind terror attacks
By the Staff of American Free Press
Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies.
In what translates awkwardly into English, Cossiga told the newspaper Corriere della Sera:
“All the [intelligence services] of America and Europe… know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the Mossad, with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part … in Iraq [and] Afghanistan.”
Cossiga was elected president of the Italian Senate in July 1983 before winning a landslide election to become president of the country in 1985, and he remained until 1992.
Cossiga’s tendency to be outspoken upset the Italian political establishment, and he was forced to resign after revealing the existence of, and his part in setting up, Operation Gladio.
This was a rogue intelligence network under NATO auspices that carried out bombings across Europe in the 1960s, 1970s and ’80s.
Gladio’s specialty was to carry out what they termed 'false flag' operations — terror attacks that were blamed on their domestic and geopolitical opposition.
In March 2001, Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra stated, in sworn testimony:
“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game.
The reason was quite simple: to force … the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security.”
Cossiga first expressed his doubts about 9-11 in 2001, and is quoted by 9-11 researcher Webster Tarpley saying:
“The mastermind of the attack must have been a sophisticated mind, provided with ample means not only to recruit fanatic kamikazes, but also highly specialized personnel.
I add one thing: it could not be accomplished without infiltrations in the radar and flight security personnel.”
Coming from a widely respected former head of state, Cossiga’s assertion that the 9-11 attacks were an inside job and that this is common knowledge among global intelligence agencies is illuminating.
It is one more eye-opening confirmation that has not been mentioned by America’s propaganda machine in print or on TV.
Nevertheless, because of his experience and status in the world, Cossiga cannot be discounted as a crackpot.
Free to redistribute as long as credit given to American Free Press
We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.
One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.
The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).
The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.
The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.
This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.
The aim of TheWE.cc is to make us all aware that the most murderous violence and terror by far, committed by anyone, is done by The West
Violence and terror is the footprint and modus operandi of Western Government and the shadow power that operates from behind these 'elected officials'
This film helps us to focus on that reality
Indonesia's 9/11 — Exposing US government operations in the Bali Bombing
Kewe
Questioning War, Organizing Resistance
- Carol Brouillet
Glen Clancy, from Victoria, Australia, created "Fool Me Twice" described as 'A documentary about the Australian government's lies about the East Timor massacres, the cover-up of the Bali Bombings and subsequent anti-terror laws.'
The 25 year old, Clancy is Australia's Dylan Avery (of Loose Change fame).
The work was originally created to be viewed online, but Clancy is working on improving the resolution for larger screen and theatrical viewing.
Glen wrote on December 4, 2008
To all,
After discovering 911 was an inside job, through such movies as Loose Change, Terrorstorm and Zeitgeist, I decided to investigate the Bali bombings. The evidence was overwhelming. There had been a cover-up.
As shocking as the truth may be, please keep an open mind while viewing this documentary. FOOL ME TWICE is 100% sourced. Please see reference list below. I tried to produce a documentary as true to the genre as possible, limiting opinion and simply documenting the facts.
I believe that 911 Truth is one of the most important movements of our time and exposing the cover-up of the 2002 Bali bombings can help destroy the "911/War on terror/Al-CIAda" myth.
Please help spread this information.
Kind regards,
Glen
To listen to the March 10, 2008 interview of Glen Clancy by Carol Brouillet broadcast on:
We The People Radio Network
— Right Click Here (Save Target As, Link As, File) MP3 1 hour
Firefighters for 9/11 Truth
Erik Lawyer:
I, like most Americans, remember exactly where I was when I saw the attacks and had the overwhelming urge to take action.
I was shocked, outraged, scared and confused.
I called my Battalion Chief and asked if Seattle would be sending any teams to help.
I was a member of the MMST, and figured we would be needed and I wanted to know where to report.
Due to the nature of the incident we were not called up, and instead USAR teams, including Seattle's, were sent.
I first visited Ground Zero in October of 2001 with several firefighters from Seattle.
We went to pay our respect and show support.
We raised money for our brother firehouses and attended the funerals of our fallen Brothers.
I was deeply moved and humbled by the community support, the sheer enormity of the tragedy along with the courage and compassion of the FDNY "Brotherhood."
I vividly remember the anger, the intense desire for vengeance,the feelings of helplessness
Even though I listened to their stories for days, I cannot even begin to imagine the pain and tragedy they suffered on that day and the years to come.
I vividly remember the anger I felt, the intense desire for vengeance, and the feelings of helplessness.
I was relieved when the government identified the terrorists and satisfied that we were going to have a swift deliverance of "justice."
I've been a conservative my entire life; a registered Republican since I could vote.
I am a self proclaimed Patriot with George Washington as one of my all time heroes.
So when conspiracy theories quickly surfaced, and "Liberals" cried foul on the erosion of civil liberties, I chalked it up to their political beliefs and bitterness towards the Republican President.
I read many debunking articles — including Popular Mechanics — and watched many debunking videos including, Farenhype 9/11.
I was convinced that these "Liberals" were misinformed and were grasping at straws to discredit the "official" story.
Don't confuse me with the facts, I have my mind made up!
Like most people with strong opinions, instead of looking at all the facts, I was specifically looking for anything that supported my own beliefs.
As soon as I discovered any inaccuracy in a conspiracy claim, I wrote it off.
My father, a big city cop and Korean War veteran, loved to say, "don't confuse me with the facts, I have my mind made up!"
Well, I had my mind made up.
I told conspiracy theorists like my own Truck Officer, Lt. Earl Emerson, that they were insane if they thought anyone other than the terrorists did this.
Bin Laden confession tapes — how much clearer did they need it
Heck, we have ID cards, security camera videos, Bin Laden confession tapes — how much clearer did they need it?
The years went on and I was satisfied in my beliefs.
I even believed these "Wackos" that doubted the "official" story were distracting our country from focusing on the real threat of terrorism...
Fast forward to March of 2008.
A great friend of mine with a Business degree from West Point, as conservative and non-conspiratorial as they get, came over one night to talk about what he saw happening in the economy.
Began researching such things as economies, who is in control of currencies
He provided some disconcerting evidence that we as a nation are at risk of entering into another depression; he pointed out historical parallels where other countries, such as Germany, suffered economic collapse.
THAT was my eye opener.
I became obsessed researching things such as economies, who is in control of currencies, what causes depressions, who profits during war, etc.
So many things kept pointing to 9/11.
Another one of my dad's favorite quotes was, "believe half of what you see and none of what you hear."
So, I looked at both sides and quickly noticed a pattern.
On one side, the general media ignores some of the most compelling evidence that contradicts the "official" story...
When I voiced my new opinion and concerns most of my friends listened.
Shocked that a staunch Conservative could have such a major shift
I think because they were shocked that a staunch Conservative could have such a major shift, or because they thought I had lost my mind and wanted to diagnose the cause.
Curiously, some became angry at my new questions and actually thought I was supporting Terrorists with my concerns.
Being a part of that same mindset myself only a few weeks ago, and then having a major shift in consciousness, really shook me to the core.
What has happened to our collective consciousness that we believe anyone who doubts the "official" story or what the government tells us is an enemy?
What has happened to us — are we not founded on Freedom of Speech and taught to check our Government?
Anyone who asks for the Truth is labeled a "Wacko" or "Terrorist Sympathizer?"
What has happened to us?
Are we not founded on Freedom of Speech and taught to check our Government?...
To be honest, I was asleep at the wheel, and relied on what I was being told by mainstream media.
The same media whose parent corporations, are some of the largest suppliers of weapons in this war.
Before this "awakening" I had no idea the extent of our civil liberties that had been eroded in the name of Terrorism.
I had never really wrapped my brain around what legalized torture means.
I had always claimed America was noble.
Just look at how we treated POW's during WWII and Vietnam compared to our enemies.
[Ever check out the real story of John McCain as a POW, keep investigating! — TheWE.cc]
That separated us.
We were setting the example of Human Rights to the rest of the world.
[Check out the real facts of US instigations in Central and South America! — TheWE.cc]
Sure, you'll always have individuals that will take things too far, but Government sponsored torture?
[Let's mention CIA activity across the planet since its inception, including inside the US, and other black budget US government special operations agencies! — TheWE.cc]
What has happened to our country?
What kind of example are we setting for our children, and the world?
You would be interested to learn how many of our own rights have been stripped away recently.
Look up the Military Commissions Act of 2006, John Warner Defense Authorization Act, Homegrown Terrorism Act, Presidential Directive 51.
Amazing the rights we have all lost
It is amazing the rights we have all lost in the past couple of years and very little is covered by the U.S. media.
After discovering this, I applied the "common sense" test that my Grandfather always said wasn't so common.
Why would a government so aggressively suppress truth and blatantly destroy evidence if there was nothing to hide?
Why has every testimony from sworn government and military officials that points to "prior knowledge" been stricken from the 9/11 Commission Report?
How did paper business cards, cloth bandanas, and plastic ID's that implicate the terrorists survive so neatly through jet fueled fireballs hot enough to destroy titanium and steel?
I've seen bodies burned beyond recognition, yet I have never found one that was wearing unburned clothing.
These questions alone are enough to make me risk everything for a real investigation and accounting...
When I truly realized the enormity of the effect 9/11 has had on our Rights, our Economy, our Beliefs, our Fears, our Intolerances and our Government — I felt fear, then anger, then the need to take action.
Bill Chickering said it best:
"Anger is a very appropriate and necessary response to an injustice.
"But stand back now; the truth, clearly spoken, is always your best weapon.
"Calmly spoken, it can burn a hole through the hardest heart."
When I realized the extent of the force and attitudes working to silence those who peacefully ask questions, demand answers, and seek truth, it became clear to me that our Country is in serious trouble and I must now stand alongside those Patriots who seek Truth and Constitutional Restoration.
Richard Gage, AIA is the founding member of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth ae911Truth.org.
He has been a practicing Architect for 20 years and has worked on most types of building construction including numerous fire-proofed steel-framed buildings.
He is employed with a San Francisco Bay Area architecture firm and has most recently performed Construction Administration services for a new $120M High School campus including a $10M steel-framed Gymnasium.
Currently he is working on the Design Development for a very large mixed use urban project with 1.2M sq.ft. of retail and 320K sq.ft. of mid-rise office space — altogether about 1,200 tons of steel framing.
He has been one of the most tireless speakers on the issue of 9/11 truth, and more specifically on challenging the official narrative of the disintegration of the 3 major skyscrapers in the World Trade Center complex that took place on September 11th.
He has been lecturing widely across the US and in Canada.
Those who see his presentation rarely walk away still thinking that fires alone could have brought down the buildings.
When NIST came out with a report recently that fires were responsible for the destruction of WTC7, Richard and Architects and Engineers were quick to challenge that report.
See NY Times quotes Richard Gage on WTC7 "collapse"
Aside from the NYT's reporter and a media request from Bulgaria, the press has tried to ignore the serious criticisms that Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth has raised about their reports.
Richard Gage gives an insightful interview on major points that scientifically do not agree with the official story of 9/11.
Click logo for architects & engineers for 9/11 truthArchitects & Engineers for 9/11 truth

Image: www.ae911truth.org/
911 Operation Gladio — Syria chemical attack — Al-Qaeda lead up to Twin Towers falling — US government fabricated stories
Operation Gladio false flag terrorism over decades to raise US government power
You had to attack civilians — the people women children far removed from any political game — this would allow authorities to bring in a state of emergency
Innumerable regular meetings between US and Al-Qaeda in lead-up to 2001
     False Flag terrorism is being used to move people 'like sheep'       
     NATO Secret Armies     
      US fabrications of Syria government chemical attack — 9/11      
911 Controlled Demolition - Seeking Understanding - Coming to Terms - Psychologists and therapists speak out.

Most of us who have lived with the events of 911 have as a result experienced some kind of trauma over the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings.

In fact someone told me recently, 'I wouldn't believe what you are telling me about 911 even if it were true.'

2,606 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001.

125 people lost their lives at the Pentagon on 9/11.

246 people lost their lives on the four planes on 9/11.

Image: ae911truth.org
In fact someone told me recently, 'I wouldn't believe what you are telling me even if it were true.'
PDF and now EPub versions for small tablets and Kindle, Nook and varied e-readers
The Game - The Enslavement Dream - Manor House Oath Highway.

TheWE.cc
'Oh!   You don't believe the 9-11 official version,' they say.
'You mean where they want you to accept the buildings were not blown up from below.
'Plane fuel!   Substance never burns higher then a gas stove!   That it caused the inner core steel to melt!
'Steel melting!
'Concrete vaporizing!
' 'No!   I don't believe that conspiracy theory.
'Cheney!   Bush!   Rudy Giuliani!   HA!  HA!
'Tower 7 that never had a plane hit — just came tumbling down!
'You believe that, eh!
'Ever think it had to be blown up because the plane scheduled to fly into it was off getting shot down.
'Thermite in Tower 7's walls, you see — incriminating evidence — impossible to get out without people watching!
Had to be blown up!
'Next you'll be saying Obama is not a Wall Street Illuminati banker stooge?
'Take your pick:   The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedians.
'Him who allows himself to be used.
'Oh!   I can't really blame you,   Television it turns minds to pulp.
'Turn off the television.   It's the only way.'
'Turn off the television?'
'Get rid of it really.   I mean what else is there to do!'
'Get rid of the television?'
'Don't forget all radio garbage is propaganda, even the songs.
'Then those five minute propaganda hits they send you every hour!
'The ones they refer to as News
'Get rid of all the propaganda from your brain, the only way to do it.'
'Stop being hooked on those Hollywood movies — even those that make you think they are making you think'
'All paid performers to make your brain dead.
'You turn the brainwashing off, you'll begin to become yourself.
'It really is the only way!'
'Oh!'
Kewe — TheWE.cc
Click logo for architects & engineers for 9/11 truthArchitects & Engineers for 9/11 truth

Image: www.ae911truth.org/
War on Democracy.

Since 1945 the United States government US U.S. has attempted to overthrow 50 governments.
Poor Barrios - Urban areas in Spanish-speaking country

War on Democracy.

Since 1945 the United States government US U.S. has attempted to overthrow 50 governments.
War on Democracy.

Since 1945 the United States government US U.S. has attempted to overthrow 50 governments.
Humankind as we know it at the 'End Point'

Don't forget:

Behind it all is the desire for depopulation — by those rich enough to have their islands for temporary residence while depopulation takes place.

Doesn't matter if it is killing in the fight for food when the trucks no longer arrive at your local supermarket.

Doesn't matter if it is tribe against tribe.

Or thermobaric bombs — environmentally friendly compared to nuclear.   Bombs that send ultra-sonic shock waves and searing fireballs to destroy everything in their dropping wake.

Or those special bombs that do not destroy the infrastructure — kill only you and those you love.

You are in the way, folks!

There are too many of you!

This is the plan.

Photo: Internet
Humankind as we know it at the 'End Point'
Don't forget:
Behind it all is the desire for depopulation — by those rich enough to have their islands for temporary residence while depopulation takes place.
Doesn't matter if it is killing in the fight for food when the trucks no longer arrive at your local supermarket.
Doesn't matter if it is tribe against tribe.
Or thermobaric bombs — environmentally friendly compared to nuclear.   Bombs that send ultra-sonic shock waves and searing fireballs to destroy everything in their dropping wake.
Or those special bombs that do not destroy the infrastructure — kill only you and those you love.
You are in the way, folks!
There are too many of you!
This is the plan.
Kewe
Unspeakable grief and horror
                        ...and the circus of deception continues...
— 2017
— 2016
— 2015
— 2014
— 2013
— 2012
— 2011
— 2010
— 2009
— 2008
— 2007
— 2006
— 2005
— 2004
— 2003
Circus of Torture   2003 — now
He says, "You are quite mad, Kewe"
And of course I am.
Why, I don't believe any of it — not the bloody body, not the bloody mind, not even the bloody Universe, or is it bloody multiverse.
"It's all illusion," I say.   "Don't you know, my lad, my lassie.   The game!   The game, me girl, me boy!   Takes on interest, don't you know.   T'is me sport, till doest find a better!"
Pssssst — but all this stuff is happening down here
Let's change it!
To say hello:     hello[the at marker]TheWE.cc
For Kewe's spiritual and metaphysical pages — click here
       Bush and God        
CIA Obama the acting president
Every facial movement, gesture of the hand, word enunciated by the 44th president turns out to be a complete charade
The CIA — Obama — Illuminati
A long-term strategic CIA plan to recruit promising candidates
and steer these individuals and their families into positions of influence and power
Behavior modification
Phenomenological — structures of consciousness — programs
US policy has even less regard for human rights both abroad and at home
  Afghanistan — Western Terror States: Canada, US, UK, France, Germany, Italy      
       Photos of Afghanistan people being killed and injured by NATO      

 
For archive purposes, this article is being stored on TheWE.cc website.
The purpose is to advance understandings of environmental, political,
human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues.