Hadji Girl — Rape and massacre of 14 year old girl and her family by US 
So I grabbed her little sister and pulled her in front of me

As the bullets began to fly, the blood sprayed from between her eyes, and then I laughed maniacally

Then I hid behind the TV, and I locked and loaded my M-16, and I blew those little fuckers to eternity

And I said Dirka Dirka Mohammed Jihad, Sherpa Sherpa Bak Allah, they should have known they were fucking with a Marine
 

www.counterpunch.org     Raed Jarrar     July 11, 2006
An Illegal War Degenerates
A few months ago, Abir Al-Janabi was just another 14-year-old Iraqi girl in a small town called Al-Mahmudiyah, south of Baghdad.
Both of her parents are from the Al-Janabi tribe, one of the biggest tribes with Sunni and Shia branches.
Omar Al-Janabi, a neighbor and relative, was informed by Abir's mother that the young girl was being harassed by U.S. soldiers stationed in a nearby checkpoint.
That is why Abir was sent to spend the night in her neighbor's home.
The next day, Omar Al-Janabi was among the first people who found Abir, with her 34-year-old mother Fakhriyah, her 45-year-old father Qasim, and her 7-year-old sister Hadil, murdered in their home.
Abir was raped, killed by a bullet in her head, and then burned on March 12, five months before her fifteenth birthday.
Muhammad Al-Janabi, Abir's uncle, reached the house shortly after the attack as well.
Iraqi police and army officers informed him and other angry relatives that an "armed terrorist group" was responsible for the horrifying attack.
This is exactly what the angry relatives of the 24 Iraqi civilians killed in Haditha four months before this incident had been told as well.
In that case, U.S. officials initially claimed that a roadside bomb planted by terrorists had killed the 24 Iraqi civilians and one U.S. soldier in Haditha, but the Iraqi people knew that it was the Americans.
Unlike the case of Haditha, where Iraqi public opinion was furious about the massacre months before it reached to the U.S. mainstream media, the Iraqi press had not even heard of Abir until the U.S. army accidentally found out information about her while investigating another incident.
This raises questions about the number of other similar cases that were never investigated and were blamed on non-occupation parties instead.
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Tower of London host dinner for global arms manufacturers, days after ‘sea of poppies’ remembrance installation close.
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Since 2011, 151 financial institutions worldwide have invested £17 billion in firms that produce deadly cluster bombs, which are banned under international law.
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US initiated two-thirds of all military conflicts worldwide
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“Generally in wars, total casualties, which include wounded, crippled, and lost, are many times the number killed, often as high as ten times.
So while Americans, thirty years later, still weep at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington — a monument representing about sixty thousand deaths over ten years of war — they have inflicted on Iraq, in just three weeks, that same proportionate loss — all of them civilians.
With Iraq‘s population being less than ten percent that of the United States, such losses must be multiplied by ten to get some feel for their impact on the society.
Is this how a great power behaves in the early part of the 21st century? Especially a power that enjoys reminding us at every opportunity — I suppose because it is so easy for the rest of the world, just watching its actions, to forget — that America stands for human rights and democratic principles?”
John Chuckman
www.counterpunch.org     Raed Jarrar     July 11, 2006
An Illegal War Degenerates
According to Iraq Body Count documenting Iraq's civilian casualties, the occupation armies are directly responsible for killing more than one fourth of civilians in Iraq since the beginning of the war.
This makes the assumption that Abir's case is just one of many even more plausible.
The "Hadji Girl" song is yet another indicator that what happened to Abir is most like not an anomalous case.
"Hadji Girl" is a videotaped song about killing Iraqis written and performed by U.S. Marine Corporal Joshua Belile while he was at the Al-Asad Air Base in Iraq.
The song became controversial a few weeks ago when the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) discovered it on the internet and objected to its lyrics.
www.democracynow.org     Raed Jarrar     March 21, 2006
AMY GOODMAN:    You are very graphic in the piece, “One Morning in Haditha.” Describe what the survivors say happened when the U.S. military went into the nearby houses around where the roadside bomb had exploded.
APARISIM GHOSH:    Well, the survivors claimed — let me back up a little bit.
The Marines claim that they received small arms fire from nearby homes and that they responded to this fire, they shot back, and then they went into the homes to try and flush out the bad guys, the terrorists who were in there.
It’s clear from the video that those homes don't have any bullet marks outside, which would suggest that there was very little, if any, shooting by the Marines at the facades of these homes.
But there are lots of signs of bullets inside.
The victims told us that the Marines came in and they killed everybody inside.
In one house they threw a grenade into a kitchen.
That set off a propane tank and nearly destroyed the kitchen and killed several people in that home.
The scenes that were described by the survivors and the witnesses were incredibly bloody and very graphic.
But they are, unfortunately, very commonplace in Iraq.
AMY GOODMAN:    Inside, you talked to — you have the description of a nine-year-old girl.
APARISIM GHOSH:    She was indoors with her family when the explosion took place.
The explosion was loud enough to wake everybody up in the neighborhood.
AMY GOODMAN:    The bomb that killed the Marine.
APARISIM GHOSH:    The first explosion, yes.
And she says when she heard gunshots – of course, she's a child, she was frightened.
When the Marines stormed towards their home, her grandfather slipped into the next room, as is, apparently, was his custom to pray, to reach out for the family Koran and pray to God that this crisis would pass.
On this occasion, the Marines came into the home.
They entered the room where the grandfather was, and other members of the family, and killed him.
AMY GOODMAN:    And she was left alive.
APARISIM GHOSH:    She survived, yes.
AMY GOODMAN:    And her little brother.
APARISIM GHOSH:    Her brother was injured by a piece of — either by a bullet or a piece of shrapnel, we're not sure.
AMY GOODMAN:    But her parents, her mother, her father, her grandparents —
APARISIM GHOSH:    Her parents, her grandparents, I believe her uncle, were also killed.
AMY GOODMAN:    And then, another house.
APARISIM GHOSH:    Four houses in all, involving a total of — indoors, total of 19 people, and four people outside.
“How will [Mr Bush] meet his god having slaughtered so many men and women?   He has committed so many crimes.”
“I want to defend my home.   If a stranger invades America and the people resist, does that mean they are terrorists?”
22-year-old Iraq Olympic football player Ahmed Manajid
 
Vietnam verses Iraq American military deaths.

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1961 - 16

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1962 - 52

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1963 - 118

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1964 - 206

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1965 - 1863

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1966 - 6143

Vietnam American military deaths in year 1967 - 11,153

Iraq American military deaths in year 2003 - 486

Iraq American military deaths in year 2004 - 848

Iraq American military deaths in year 2005 - 846

Iraq American military deaths in year 2006 to November 17 2006 - 684

Graph: www.Huffingtonpost.com
Vietnam verses Iraq American military deaths.
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1961 — 16
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1962 — 52
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1963 — 118
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1964 — 206
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1965 — 1863
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1966 — 6143
Vietnam American military deaths in year 1967 — 11,153
Vietnam American battle deaths 1964 to 1975 — 47,410
In addition 10,000 deaths of American young men in Vietnam are listed as 'other'
Iraq American military deaths in year 2003 — 486
Iraq American military deaths in year 2004 — 848
Iraq American military deaths in year 2005 — 846
Iraq American military deaths in year 2006 to November 17 2006 — 684
New World Order Statistics of Human Misery of Soldiers and Military that fight for the 'Order'
('The West' and their lackey's Warfare)
Excluding Somalia and various other engagements
icasualties.org
Of the 3,417 coalition deaths in Afghanistan:
One Albania
40 Australia
One Belgium
158 Canada
Five Czech
43 Denmark
Nine Estonia
Two Finland
86 France
27 Georgia
54 Germany
Seven Hungary
48 Italy
Two Jordan
Three Latvia
One Lithuania
10 Unidentified as to country NATO
25 Netherlands
11 New Zealand
10 Norway
38 Poland
Two Portugal
21 Romania
Three Slovakia
One South Korea
34 Spain
Five Sweden
14 Turkey
447 UK
2,309 US
To January 22, 2014
These figures are 'Battle deaths' and do not include deaths that take place as early as two or three weeks outside the Afghanistan war zones when seriously injured troops are shipped to their home country, or in the situation with the US military to some hospital on a military base in another country.
These figures do not include suicide of soldiers who have returned home, or the killing and injuring of loved ones and others outside the family, by soldiers with mental impairment who have returned home.
At least 17,674 US personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon between November 2001 and September 2012.
      U.S. & Coalition/Casualties     
      in Afghanistan occupation      
Of the 4,804 coalition deaths in Iraq:
4,486 have been Americans
Two Australia
One Azerbaijan
Thirteen Bulgaria
One Czech Republic
Seven Denmark
5 El Salvador
Two Estonia
One Fiji
Five Georgia
One Hungary
33 Italy
One Kazakhstan
Three Latvia
Two Netherlands
23 Poland
Three Romania
Four Slovakia
One South Korea
11 Spain
Two Thailand
Eighteen Ukraine
179 UK
To January 22, 2014
These figures are 'Battle deaths' and do not include deaths that take place outside Iraq war zones, as early as two or three weeks, after seriously injured troops are shipped to their home country, or in the situation with the US military to some hospital on a military base in another country.
— other coalition deaths are estimated at up to 10,000 deaths including contract people brought into Iraq by coalition forces.
These figures do not include suicide of soldiers who have returned home, or the killing and injuring of loved ones and others outside the family, by soldiers with mental impairment who have returned home.
At least 32,223 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon between March 2003 and November 2011.
      U.S. & Coalition/Casualties     
      in Iraq occupation                     
 
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
www.counterpunch.org     Raed Jarrar     July 11, 2006
An Illegal War Degenerates
The lyrics, accompanied by loud laughter and applause, include lines as such as:
"So I grabbed her little sister and pulled her in front of me.
As the bullets began to fly, the blood sprayed from between her eyes, and then I laughed maniacally.
Then I hid behind the TV, and I locked and loaded my M-16, and I blew those little fuckers to eternity.
And I said Dirka Dirka Mohammed Jihad, Sherpa Sherpa Bak Allah, they should have known they were fucking with a Marine".
A two-week investigation held by the U.S. army ended with no punishment for Corporal Belile.
Furthermore, according to the spokesperson for the Mike Church Show, Mike Church is planning to record and release "Hadji Girl" and give royalties to Belile.
The right-wing presenter will sing and release the song on air this week.
www.counterpunch.org     Raed Jarrar     July 11, 2006
An Illegal War Degenerates
But even if you believe that the case of Abir is a rare exception, it is still a major scandal in Iraq.
Issues relating to honor are even more sensitive for the Iraqi public and government than the ongoing daily civilian murders.
The first Iraqi governmental reaction came when an Iraqi female member of Parliament asked for an urgent session for which Prime Minister Al-Maliki was called back home to attend.
The Iraqi Parliament described the rape as a crime against "the honor of all Iraqis".
As a result, Al-Maliki asked for a review of the laws put in place by U.S. Ambassador Paul Bremer, giving foreign troops immunity from prosecution in Iraq.
This seems to be an Iraqi public demand.
Iraqi tribal leaders had a number of meetings across the country last week on the anniversary of "Thawrat Al-Eshrin", the 1920 revolution against the British occupation.
The largest meeting was that of the mostly Shia Middle Euphrates Tribes.
During this meeting, they threatened to initiate a full-scale revolution against the occupation, similar to what had happened in 1920, unless the U.S. army hands over to them all soldiers accused of raping the "Al-Mahmudiyah Virgin," as she is now known.
www.counterpunch.org     Raed Jarrar     July 11, 2006
An Illegal War Degenerates
The uproar created in the wake of the death of Abir is but the culmination of over three years of pent-up frustration and rage the Iraqi people feel.
It will only end with the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.
What is happening in Iraq is a rape of a nation, not just a rape of a 14-year-old girl, and it has to be stopped as soon as possible.
Death and Pain
 
 
http://angryarab.blogspot.com/     Saturday, July 15, 2006
Lies of the Times
Notice that the racist New York Times always lists Israeli casualties before listing Arab casualties.
Also notice that the New York Times is keen to headline with the number of Hizbullah's rockets on Israel, while it does not list the number of Israeli rockets and bombs over Lebanon.
Also, the New York Times has a picture of a demonstration in Iran in which a picture of Hasan Nasrallah was shown, while there were similar demonstrations with Hasan Nasrallah's picture in many Islamic countries, including Turkey and Indonesia, but New York Times wants to reinforce its Iranian conspiracy scenario.
Israel receives far more military support from the US than Hizbullah receives from Iran.   I don't see the New York Lies promoting a US conspiracy scenario.
And notice that there is a daily section in the Times about the suffering of civilians in Israel.
What a section; the victims in that section are personalized by name, and it contains the observation that Arabs and Jews get along in Israel.
Oh, ya. Arabs and Jews were getting along famously until Hizbullah came along and captured the occupation soldiers and ruined everything. How could they?
The inferior Arabs of Lebanon don't warrant a similar section although their suffering, if measured by numbers at least, is far greater.
I can't believe that people even bother to write letters to the New York Times: this is like sending literature to the KKK warning against white supremacy.
 

http://www.thecatsdream.com/blog/   Gabriele Zamparini 
    Saturday, July 15, 2006
BBC: where human life doesn't count if you are on the "wrong" side
BBC RACISM
Actress and columnist Maureen Lipman on BBC 1's This Week programme of 13 July, said: "Human life is not cheap to the Israelis, and human life on the other side is quite cheap actually..."
Of the This Week team — Andrew Neil, Dianne Abbott and Michael Portillo — only Abbott responded, calling the comment "unfair", before Neil quickly moved the discussion along.
www.arabmediawatch.com    14 July 2006
COMPLAIN TO THE BBC OVER RACIST REMARKS!!!
Please complain about an outrageous, racist comment by actress and columnist Maureen Lipman on BBC 1's This Week programme of 13 July, in which she said: "Human life is not cheap to the Israelis, and human life on the other side is quite cheap actually..."
Of the This Week team — Andrew Neil, Dianne Abbott and Michael Portillo — only Abbott responded, calling the comment "unfair", before Neil quickly moved the discussion along.
Please let the BBC know that such racism is unacceptable, and that you demand an official statement from the corporation condemning Lipman's comment and apologising for the offence caused.
You can listen again by clicking on "latest programme" at the top-right-hand side of the following page:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/this_week/5176894.stm
You can call the BBC complaints department on 08700 100 222.   You can write to BBC Complaints, PO BOX 1922, Glasgow G2 3WT.   And you can complain online at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/make_complaint_step1.shtml
The BBC complaints guide is at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/complaints/complaints_process.shtml
How many degrees of separation do I have?
http://uruknet.info/     July 15th, 2006
July 7, 2006 By KEVIN GRAHAM,
St. Petersburg Times
Staff Sgt. Joseph Frederick Fuerst III called Chuck Paulk with a problem just days before his wedding.
"I don't know how to dance," he told Paulk, 53, of Tampa.
Paulk spent the three days before the ceremony teaching Fuerst and his soon-to-be-bride the two-step.
"I kept telling him to look at my eyes and not my shoes," Paulk said. "It was hard for him to do with his arms around me."
The newlyweds didn't miss a beat during their first dance, he said.
Thursday morning it was the movement of soldiers' marching feet that captured Paulk's attention, as they carried Fuerst's casket at Christ the King Roman Catholic Church in South Tampa.
The 26-year-old died June 24 of injuries from rocket-propelled grenades and small-arms fire in an attack on his Humvee in Afghanistan's Panjway District. He would have celebrated a birthday in two weeks.
Fuerst's was the first of three funerals planned for Tampa soldiers who died within a week while fighting in Mideast wars. Army Cpl. Aaron Griner, who grew up in Brandon, died June 28 in the deserts of Afghanistan.
He was 24.
Army Sgt. Bryan Luckey, 25, of Tampa, died June 29 in Iraq.
Fuerst and his wife Tara, 22, were both deployed to Afghanistan last summer as part of the Florida Guard's 53rd Infantry Brigade. They married in March 2005. She was in Afghanistan when news came of her husband's death.
Hundreds of mourners filled the pews in the sunlit church Thursday, and a hush settled on the crowd as the soldier's family entered the foyer, accompanied by the flag-draped coffin and a uniformed escort.
With military precision, the troops lifted and folded the American flag, and the family draped the coffin with a Catholic ceremonial funeral cloth.
Tears began to fall as Father Desmond Daly sprinkled holy water on the casket. The mourners sang How Great Thou Art as a Boy Scout troop led the processional into the church.
Sgt. Jorge Pozo served with Fuerst in Afghanistan. He broke his right leg in the same firefight that ended Fuerst's life, he said.
He was carrying a fallen soldier out of a kill zone when he broke his leg, but kept running to get to safety, making the injury worse. He attended Fuerst's funeral on crutches.
"He loved his wife, and he loved what he was doing," Pozo said.
Fuerst joined the Army in 1998, after graduating from H.B. Plant High School. Paulk, the man who taught Fuerst to dance for his wedding, met him when Fuerst was a junior. Fuerst had gone to Paulk's home to cut his lawn. From that grew their friendship.
They last spoke two months ago during an hourlong telephone conversation. Fuerst talked about the war, how frequently he saw his wife and joked about how Paulk could send him a bottle of Jack Daniel's whiskey without anyone noticing.
"He was a pretty simple guy," Paulk said. "You could always count on him to show up and buy the next round of drinks. Just showing up is what it's all about. He would do just that."
Fuerst and his wife had bought an acre of land in Brooksville where they planned to settle down and have children after he got out of the military in October, Paulk said. A police academy graduate, Fuerst had started applying for jobs as an officer.
"I don't look at this as a loss," Paulk said. "The 26 years he was here, it was a gift."
 
http://uruknet.info/     July 15th, 2006
< Jul 14 By ROBERT WELLER, Associated Press Writer
An Air Force officer pleaded guilty Friday to defacing cars with bumper stickers supporting President Bush, and was given a two-year deferred sentence.
Lt. Col. Alexis Fecteau, a decorated officer who flew 500 combat hours in the Gulf War, Kosovo and Bosnia, pleaded guilty to felony mischief and must pay restitution to the owners of the damaged cars to clear his record.
Attorney Patrick Mulligan said his client, a 20-year veteran, has submitted his retirement papers.   Negotiations are under way to determine at what rank and with what benefits he will be retired.
Fecteau originally faced 13 charges for defacing vehicles at the Denver airport from January to July 2005.
Fecteau admitted to investigators he had vandalized cars starting around the time of the November 2004 election, but pleaded guilty to a single charge of criminal mischief that named all 13 victims.
Fecteau blacked out pro-Bush bumper stickers and then spray-painted an expletive over them.
[Press reports at the time said what he wrote was “Fuck Bush.” — uruknet.info]
After the charges became public, Fecteau was removed as director of operations for reserve forces at the National Security Space Institute at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.
 
 
http://uruknet.info/     July 15th, 2006
“Our Own Military Leadership Are Free To Rape At Absolute Carte Blanche”
Female Soldiers Treated ‘Lower Than Dirt’
July 14, 2006 By Rose Aguilar, AlterNet [Excerpts] Rose Aguilar is a San Francisco-based journalist who is writing a book about her road trip through the "red states."
U.S. Army Specialist Suzanne Swift will spend her 22nd birthday tomorrow confined to the Fort Lewis base in Washington, where she is awaiting the outcome of an investigation into allegations that she was sexually harassed and assaulted by three sergeants in Iraq.
When Swift's unit redeployed to Iraq in January 2006, she refused to go and instead stayed with her mother in Eugene, Oregon.
She was eventually listed as AWOL, arrested at her mother's home on June 11, sent to county jail, and transferred to Fort Lewis.
"She's miserable and isolated," says Sara Rich, Swift's mother.   "It's not good to have an idle mind while you're dealing with PTSD and sexual trauma.   I want them to release her so I can get her the care she needs.   I'm tired of waiting."
"Regrettably, Suzanne Swift is not the first," says Anita Sanchez, communications director of the Miles Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides services to victims of military violence.
"There have been several young women who have been declared AWOL for seeking treatment due to sexual assault, but most of them are too scared to speak out."
Since the fall of 2003, the Miles Foundation has documented 518 cases of sexual assault on women who have served or are serving in Middle Eastern countries, including Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain and Qatar.
The foundation has counselors on staff around the clock and often receives midnight phone calls from service members or their family members.
After counselors and attorneys help the women access medical care and explain the reporting process, they try to transport them to a safe place for care and treatment.
Another recent case involved a young American woman who was raped by a Coalition partner in a rural area.
Sanchez says it took two weeks to get to a one-room medical facility in Kabul.
"They had no facilities to do a rape testing, so they couldn't test for pregnancy or HIV.   An American doctor literally handed her high dose antibiotics and told her, 'This will kill anything you've come in contact with.'"   The young woman is now recovering in the states.
Sanchez says another woman was told she would receive the morning-after pill a few days after she was raped, but received birth control pills instead.
Thursday, March 8th, 2007
The Private War of Women Soldiers: Female Vet, Soldier Speak Out on Rising Sexual Assault Within US Military — Click Here
We look at the ongoing global struggle for gender equality and equal rights within the US military. Specialist Mickiela Montoya came face to face with the dangers of rape by her male comrades when she was deployed to Iraq with the National Guard.
Eli Painted Crow served in the Army for 22 years including time in Iraq in 2004, facing challenges both as a woman and a Native American.
Also interviewed is Columbia professor Helen Benedict author of a forthcoming book about women veterans of the Iraq war.
Actor Geena Davis on Her Quest to Reduce Gender Stereotyping in Media for Children — Click Here
Oscar-winning actor Geena Davis is the founder of the organization See Jane.
It works to increase the percentages of female characters — and to reduce gender stereotyping — in media made for children.
Geena Davis recently spoke at the National Conference For Media Reform.
Tears And Blood And Shit
Mark from Ireland
Posted on March 8th, 2007
Look at his ribs
This photograph is of a boy in a hospital in Hilla.
He lost his leg in a car bomb attack on pilgrims on Tuesday March 6th 2007.
The photo shows the overwhelming facts of life in the Irak created by the continuing American led war against the Iraki people.
Look at this child’s ribs.  Then look at how thin his arms are.
This child has known a lot of hunger in his life.  He’s suffering from two forms of long term malnutrition.
1.  The kind brought about by not enough food over an extended period.  In this case his whole life.
2.  The more subltle and insidious kind of malnutrition - the “hidden malnutrition” caused by long term dependence on a diet deficient in the minerals and vitamins a child needs to develop normally.
In the Irak created by America more than 70% of the population are unemployed.  They depend on food rations.  Those food rations are not adequate.  Not even remotely adequate.
Worse than that long after the Americans deliberately and knowingly committed the war crime of bombing civilian water treatment plants those plants are still unrepaired.  Lots of no-bid contracts to American corporations of course.  As you might expect because this is American occupied Irak, the work either wasnt done at all or was so inferior that the plants just don’t work
What that means is the millions of people are forced to use water that contains faecal matter.  Millions of them don’t have enough money to boil the water to make it safe.
And as saying things politely often doesn’t seem to work with those of our audience who come from the USA I’m going to resort using the sort of language suitable for the purpose.
The corruption and inferiority associated with everything that America has done in Iraq means that millions of people have to drink and cook with water that contains shit.
This child’s hunger has been repeatedly worsened by water containing shit.
Even under the worst of Saddam’s regime the water was treated.
Everything that America has done in Irak has turned either to shit or to blood.
Amazingly there are still Americans stupid and self-satisfied and hypocritical enough to believe that America can do some good there.
Or undo some of the evil that America has already deliberately and knowingly committed and continues to commit in Irak by remaining.
These hypocrites think that Irakis and the rest of the world are stupid enough to believe the comforting American lie
that this time America will behave like a civilised nation in a country that America has raped repeatedly.
This child has lost his leg, and suffered a life of deprivation because of American lies, and the barbaric way in which America invaded and occupied Irak.
When this child is sent home from hospital in a few days his wounds will be washed by parents
trying to do their best for the child they love in water containing shit.
That water is America’s gift to them
and their mutilated child.
al-Kindi hospital, Iraq, Monday, March 5
The second photograph was taken on Monday March 5th 2007 in al-Kindi hospital Baghdad.  The crying child is having his face washed.  He’s crying because he has been wounded and his brother killed.
The circumstances in which that took place were also created by the corrupt American government’s corrupt and bloodsoaked occupation of Irak.
The Americans promised they would protect pilgrims.  As usual it was an American lie.  Too busy having their surge to bother to do what they are required to do.  To protect the civilian populace.  Too busy unleashing mayhem on civilians to bother about protecting this child’s family.  God forbid that a member of the new master race suffer even a scratch when there are innocent Irakis to do the suffering for them.
Here are some unpleasant facts about America in Irak:
1.  Everything America does in Irak turns to tears, and blood and shit.
2.  The Americans in Irak are far far far worse than Saddam ever was.
3.  The Americans in Irak always were far far far worse than Saddam ever was.
4.  The Americans in Irak always will be far far far worse than Saddam ever was.
5.  Managing to be far far far worse than Saddam ever was is an achievement of which any country calling itself “civilised” should be profoundly ashamed.
Well done I hope you’re fucking proud of of yourselves.
markfromireland
 
 
 
 
http://uruknet.info/     July 15th, 2006
Assorted Resistance Action
July 15 (AP) & (KUNA) & (Reuters)
Heavy clashes between Iraqi soldiers and guerrillas in downtown Baghdad on Saturday left 11 people wounded, police said.
Seven people were wounded in a mortar attack near Haifa Street in downtown Baghdad, just blocks from the Green Zone which houses U.S. and British embassies and the Iraqi government, 1st. Lt. Muhammad Khayoun said.
Provincial police in Ramadi on Saturday also confirmed that militants had killed a member of the Iraqi Islamic Party.
Three policeman were killed and at least 19 others were wounded Saturday in a car explosion targeting a police patrol in Mosul.
A car bomb exploded near a police commando checkpoint in eastern Baghdad killing two police commandos and wounding four, police said.
A security force in the Interior Ministry said that a booby-trapped vehicle driven by a bomber blew up near Maysaloon square in southeast Baghdad.
Unidentified armed men killed three brothers in an eastern village in Baqouba.   A security source in the joint coordination center in Diyala told KUNA that three brothers, one of them a soldier, were killed during an armed attack.
An Iraqi police officer was also wounded in an armed attack carried out by an unidentified group in southwest Baqouba.
Guerillas killed three brothers, two of them Iraqi soldiers, 20 km (12 miles) southeast of Baquba.
In other developments, an Iraqi police source in Irbil said that unidentified armed men opened fire against a vehicle in Kirkuk killing a civilian and wounding a policeman.
A policeman and nine civilians were wounded when a car bomb exploded in the northern oil capital of Kirkuk as police were investigating a suspect parked vehicle, police said.
 
 
I've learned to hate Russians
All through my whole life
If another war starts
It's them we must fight
To hate them and fear them
To run and to hide
And accept it all bravely
With God on my side.
Site of My Lai massacre
The U.S. Government went into the village of My Lai and murdered 504 innocent Vietnamese civilians.
It was a U.S. military operation.
Lt. William Calley was the fall guy.
Another Anniversary of The My Lai Massacre
 
On March 16, 1968, the U.S. Government went into the village of My Lai and murdered 504 innocent Vietnamese civilians.

It was a U.S. military operation.

Lt. William Calley was the fall guy.

Fast forward 39 years and nothing has changed.

Fall guys keep coming out of the woodwork.

Photograph:
 
The monument at My Lai, taken in 1994.

After taking pictures for an hour at the massacre site, especially at the War Crimes Museum, I finally broke down.

Lying Is The Most Powerful Weapon In War.
Mike Hastie 
 
Photo and words: Mike Hastie
Vietnam Veteran
March 16, 2007     

Another Anniversary of The My Lai Massacre
On March 16, 1968, the U.S. Government went into the village of My Lai and murdered 504 innocent Vietnamese civilians.
It was a U.S. military operation.
Lt. William Calley was the fall guy.
Fast forward and nothing has changed.
Fall guys keep coming out of the woodwork.
Photograph:
The monument at My Lai, taken in 1994.
After taking pictures for an hour at the massacre site, especially at the War Crimes Museum, I finally broke down.
Lying Is The Most Powerful Weapon In War.
Mike Hastie
Photo and words: Mike Hastie
Vietnam Veteran
March 16, 2007
But now we got weapons
Of the chemical dust
If fire them we're forced to
Then fire them we must
One push of the button
And a shot the world wide
And you never ask questions
When God's on your side.
Sometimes it takes years for betrayal to submerge, and start attacking the belief system
AmBush
 
Sometimes it takes years for betrayal to submerge, and start attacking the belief system.

We fight it off with denial and anger that is usually directed at others.

The anger builds and builds, until one day something hits a vulnerable pocket of pain.

Suddenly, a door opens, and all of that suppressed grief comes pouring out.

Like a huge red flash, 'Looking For A Few Good Men,' goes down the drain.

You can't stop crying.

You can't stop shaking.

In all of that frightening bereavement, the Truth is born.

You suddenly realize you were brutally betrayed by your government, and abandoned to die.

I felt like I walked into an ambush.

It was like having a lifelong mentor turn on me, and become my worst enemy.

All I wanted to do was run.

The only thing that stopped me, was I couldn't see from all of the crying.

The only glory in war is in the imagination of those who were never there.

These lies have been passed down from generation to generation.

My grief quickly turned into rage, as I saw how War Profiteering was behind all of that betrayal.

Door after door kept opening.

The War was staged from the very beginning.

Being USED for consumption, was the ultimate wound.

I was duped.

And, The War destroyed the lives of millions of people.

Empire is so clever.

I never knew what hit me.

Photograph:
 
This is a picture of a very close Vietnam veteran friend, who is on a brick walkway that is part of the 11 acres of the Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Portland.

He was severely wounded in Vietnam, when he found out that the radio transmits he was giving B-52 bomber pilots, were flight directions over civilian targets.

On the day that he finally saw the truth, he walked into his unit orderly room, and told his commanding officer that his tour in Vietnam was over.

He was sent back to the United States, where he received a psychiatric discharge.

He spent the next twenty years recovering from his guilt and betrayal.

He is now a very active member in the anti-war movement.

When it comes to the lies about the Vietnam War, he is relentless.

Photo and words: Mike Hastie
U.S. Army Medic
Vietnam 1970-71
March 9, 2007     

AmBush
Sometimes it takes years for betrayal to submerge, and start attacking the belief system.
We fight it off with denial and anger that is usually directed at others.
The anger builds and builds, until one day something hits a vulnerable pocket of pain.
Suddenly, a door opens, and all of that suppressed grief comes pouring out.
Like a huge red flash, 'Looking For A Few Good Men,' goes down the drain.
You can't stop crying.
You can't stop shaking.
In all of that frightening bereavement, the Truth is born.
You suddenly realize you were brutally betrayed by your government, and abandoned to die.
I felt like I walked into an ambush.
It was like having a lifelong mentor turn on me, and become my worst enemy.
All I wanted to do was run.
The only thing that stopped me, was I couldn't see from all of the crying.
The only glory in war is in the imagination of those who were never there.
These lies have been passed down from generation to generation.
My grief quickly turned into rage, as I saw how War Profiteering was behind all of that betrayal.
Door after door kept opening.
The War was staged from the very beginning.
Being USED for consumption, was the ultimate wound.
I was duped.
And, The War destroyed the lives of millions of people.
Empire is so clever.
I never knew what hit me.
Photograph:
This is a picture of a very close Vietnam veteran friend, who is on a brick walkway that is part of the 11 acres of the Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Portland.
He was severely wounded in Vietnam, when he found out that the radio transmits he was giving B-52 bomber pilots, were flight directions over civilian targets.
On the day that he finally saw the truth, he walked into his unit orderly room, and told his commanding officer that his tour in Vietnam was over.
He was sent back to the United States, where he received a psychiatric discharge.
He spent the next twenty years recovering from his guilt and betrayal.
He is now a very active member in the anti-war movement.
When it comes to the lies about the Vietnam War, he is relentless.
Photo: Photo and words: Mike Hastie
U.S. Army Medic
Vietnam 1970-71
March 9, 2007
In a many dark hour
I've been thinkin' about this
That Jesus Christ
Was betrayed by a kiss
But I can't think for you
You'll have to decide
Whether Judas Iscariot
Had God on his side.
So now as I'm leavin'
I'm weary as Hell
The confusion I'm feelin'
Ain't no tongue can tell
The words fill my head
And fall to the floor
If God's on our side
He'll stop the next war.
     Bob Dylan     Copyright © 1963     
 
How Massacres Become the Norm
By Dahr Jamail
t r u t h o u t | Perspective
Tuesday 04 April 2006
[Images inserted by TheWE.cc]
US soldiers killing innocent civilians in Iraq is not news.
Just as it was not news that US soldiers slaughtered countless innocent civilians in Vietnam.
However, when some rare reportage of this non news from Iraq does seep through the cracks of the corporate media, albeit briefly, the American public seems shocked.
Private and public statements of denial and dismissal immediately start to fill the air.
We hear, "American soldiers would never do such a thing," or "Who would make such a ridiculous claim?"
It amazes me that so many people in the US today somehow seriously believe that American soldiers would never kill civilians.
Despite the fact that they are in a no-win guerrilla war in Iraq which, like any other guerrilla war, always generates more civilian casualties than combatant casualties on either side.
PTSD
Robert J. Lifton is a prominent American psychiatrist who lobbied for the inclusion of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders after his work with US veterans from Vietnam.
His studies on the behavior of those who have committed war crimes led him to believe it does not require an unusual level of mental illness or of personal evil to carry out such crimes.
Rather, these crimes are nearly guaranteed to occur in what Lifton refers to as "atrocity-producing situations."
Several of his books, like The Nazi Doctors: Medical Killing and the Psychology of Genocide, examine how abnormal conditions work on normal minds, enabling them to commit the most horrendous crimes imaginable.
Iraq today is most certainly an "atrocity-producing situation," as it has been from the very beginning of the occupation.
The latest reported war crime, a US military raid on the al-Mustafa Shia mosque in Baghdad on March 26th, which killed at least 16 people, is only one instance of the phenomena that Lifton has spoken of.
An AP video of the scene shows male bodies tangled together in a bloody mass on the floor of the Imams' living quarters - all of them with shotgun wounds and other bullet holes.
The tape also shows shell casings of the caliber used by the US military scattered about on the floor.
An official from the al-Sadr political bloc reported that American forces had surrounded the hospital where the wounded were taken for treatment after the massacre.
The slaughter was followed by an instant and predictable disinformation blitz by the US military.
The second ranking US commander in Iraq, Lt. Gen. Peter Chiarelli, told reporters "someone went in and made the scene look different from what it was."
On March 15th, 11 Iraqis, mostly women and children, were massacred by US troops in Balad.
Witnesses told reporters that US helicopters landed near a home, which was then stormed by US troops.
Everyone visible was rounded up and taken inside the house where they were killed.
The victims' ages ranged from six months to 75 years.
The US military acknowledged the raid, but claimed to have captured a resistance fighter and insisted that only four people had been killed.
Their claim would have held good but for the discrepancies that the available evidence presents.
For one, the photographs that the AP reporter took of the scene reveal a collapsed roof, three destroyed cars and two dead cows.
The other indictment comes from the detailed report of the incident prepared by Iraq Police.
It matches witness accounts and accuses the American troops of murdering Iraqi civilians.
"The American forces gathered the family members in one room and executed 11 persons, including five children, four women and two men.   Then they bombed the house, burned three vehicles and killed the animals."
The report includes the observation of local medics that all of the bodies had bullet wounds in the head.
Ahmed Khalaf, the nephew of one of the victims said:
"The killed family was not part of the resistance, they were women and children.
"The Americans have promised us a better life, but we get only death."
AP photos of the aftermath showed the bodies of five children, two men and four others covered in blankets being driven to a nearby hospital.
Reminiscent of Vietnam?
Another appalling example of the effect of an "atrocity-producing situation" was experienced last November 19th in Haditha.
American troops, in retaliation against a roadside bomb attack, stormed nearby homes and shot dead 15 members of two families, including a three-year-old girl.
US military response?
All 15 civilians were killed by the blast of the roadside bomb.
In this case, reality refuted their claim when a student of journalism from Haditha showed up with a video tape of the dead, still in their nightclothes.
Killing Iraqis in their homes and while they are in bed is not news either, for during the aftermath of the November 2004 assault on Fallujah, scores of Iraqis were killed by US soldiers in this manner.
Neither is it news that the US military regularly targets ambulances and medical infrastructure.
Khaled Ahmed Rsayef, whose brother and six other relatives were killed by the troops, vividly described the blind frustration of the American soldiers and their impulsive revenge at losing one of their own.
"American troops immediately cordoned off the area and raided two nearby houses, shooting at everyone inside."
"It was a massacre in every sense of the word," said Rasayef.
While he was not present at the scene, his 15-year-old niece was and her story was corroborated by other residents of the area who witnessed the carnage.
A quick scan of some Arab media reportage for last month exposes further atrocities carried out by US forces in Iraq which find no mention in the corporate media.
March 20, the Daily Dar Al-Salam reported: "US forces destroyed houses in Hasibah and displaced the inhabitants.   Also, a source at Abu Ghurayb Secondary School said that US forces raided the school for the third time and arrested the guard."
In December 2003, I personally witnessed US soldiers raid a secondary school in the al-Amiriyah district of Baghdad and detain 16 children.
March 19, Al-Arabia reported: "In another development, seven people, including a woman, were killed in a raid carried out by joint American-Iraqi forces in Al-Dulu'iyah at dawn today.
The US Army has so far not confirmed this information."
March 9, Al Sharqiyah Television reported: "US troops opened fire at a civilian vehicle as it passed by Al-Hadba district in the western part of Mosul, northern Iraq.
The three occupants of the vehicle were martyred in the incident."
Throughout the three-year history of the US-led catastrophe that is the occupation of Iraq, we have had one instance after another of brutality meted out to innocent Iraqis, by way of direct executions or bombings from the air, or both.
During an attack on a wedding party in May 2004, US troops killed over 40 people, mostly women and children, in a desert village on the Syrian border of Iraq.
APTN footage showed fragments of musical instruments, blood stains, the headless body of a child, other dead children and clumps of women's hair in a destroyed house that was bombed by US warplanes.
Other photographs showed dead women and children, and an AP reporter identified at least 10 of the bodies as those of children.
Relatives who gathered at a cemetery outside of Ramadi, where all the bodies were buried, told reporters that each of the 28 fresh graves contained between one and three bodies.
The few survivors of the massacre later recounted how in the middle of the night long after the wedding feast had ended, US jets began raining bombs on their tents and houses.
Mrs. Shihab, a 30-year-old woman who survived the massacre, told the Guardian:
"We went out of the house and the American soldiers started to shoot us.
"They were shooting low on the ground and targeting us one by one."
She added that she ran with her two little boys before they were all shot, including herself in the leg.
"I left them because they were dead," she said of her two little boys, one of whom was decapitated by a shell.
"I fell into the mud and an American soldier came and kicked me.
"I pretended to be dead so he wouldn't kill me."
Thereafter, armored military vehicles entered the village, shooting at all the other houses and the people who were starting to assemble in the open.
Following these, two Chinook helicopters offloaded several dozen troops, some of who set explosives in one of the homes and a building next to it.
Both exploded into rubble as the helicopters lifted off.
Mr. Nawaf, one of the survivors, said:
"I saw something that nobody ever saw in this world.
There were children's bodies cut into pieces, women cut into pieces, men cut into pieces.
The Americans call these people foreign fighters.
It is a lie.
I just want one piece of evidence of what they are saying."
Hamdi Noor al-Alusi, the manager of al-Qa'im general hospital, the nearest medical facility to the scene of the slaughter, said that of the 42 killed, 14 were children and 11 women.
"I want to know why the Americans targeted this small village," he said, "These people are my patients.   I know each one of them.   What has caused this disaster?"
As usual, the US military ran a disinformation campaign saying the target was a "suspected safe-house" for foreign fighters and denied that any children were killed.
The ever pliant US Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt told reporters that the troops who reported back from the operation "told us they did not shoot women and children."
Topping his ridiculous claim was the statement of Maj. Gen. James Mattis, commander of the 1st Marine Division.
"How many people go to the middle of the desert ... to hold a wedding 80 miles (130km) from the nearest civilization?"
Perhaps someone should have informed him that these farmers and nomads often "go to the middle of the desert" because they happen to live there.
"These were more than two dozen military-age males.
Let's not be naïve," Mattis stated before being asked by a reporter to comment on the footage on Arabic television which showed a child's body being lowered into a grave.
His brilliant response was: "I have not seen the pictures but bad things happen in wars.   I don't have to apologize for the conduct of my men."
If the US were a member of the International Criminal Court, Maj. Gen. Mattis may well have been in The Hague right now being tried for aiding and abetting war crimes.
How can someone holding an official position like Mattis publicly sanction atrocities?
It is about unnatural responses such as these that Dr. Lifton has written extensively.
In a piece he wrote for the New England Journal of Medicine in July 2004, Lifton addressed the issue of US doctors being complicit in torturing Iraqis in Abu Ghraib.
This article sheds much light on the situation in Iraq.
If we substitute "doctors" with "soldiers" it is easy to understand why American soldiers are regularly committing the excesses that we hear of.
Lifton writes, "American doctors at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere have undoubtedly been aware of their medical responsibility to document injuries and raise questions about their possible source in abuse.
But those doctors and other medical personnel were part of a command structure that permitted, encouraged, and sometimes orchestrated torture to a degree that it became the norm - with which they were expected to comply - in the immediate prison environment."
He continues, "The doctors thus brought a medical component to what I call an "atrocity-producing situation" — one so structured, psychologically and militarily, that ordinary people can readily engage in atrocities.
Even without directly participating in the abuse, doctors may have become socialized to an environment of torture and by virtue of their medical authority helped sustain it.
In studying various forms of medical abuse, I have found that the participation of doctors can confer an aura of legitimacy and can even create an illusion of therapy and healing."
I have personally experienced this.
Standing with US soldiers at checkpoints and perimeters of operations in Iraq, I have seen them curse and kick Iraqis, heard them threatening to kill even women and children and then look at me as if they had merely said hello to them.
My status of journalist did not deter them because they saw no need for checks.
Having stood with soldiers anticipating that each moving car would turn into a bomb and each passerby into a suicide bomber, I have tasted the stress and fear these soldiers live with on a daily basis.
When one of their fellow soldiers is killed by a roadside bomb, the need for revenge may be directed at anything.
And repeated often enough, the process gets socialized.
It's about this attitude brought on by the normalization of the abnormal under "atrocity-producing situations" that Dr. Lifton speaks.
Unless of course we consider Mattis and others like him to be rare sociopaths who are able to participate in atrocities without suffering lasting emotional harm.
And it is this attitude that is responsible for the incessant replication of wanton slaughter and madness in Iraq today.
Back in November of 2004, I wrote about 12-year-old Fatima Harouz.
She lay dazed in a crowded room in Yarmouk Hospital in Bahgdad, feebly waving her bruised arm at flies.
Her shins had been shattered by bullets from US soldiers when they fired through the front door of her home in Latifiya, a small city just south of Baghdad.
Small plastic drainage bags filled with red fluid sat upon her abdomen, where she took shrapnel from another bullet.
Her mother, who was standing with us, said, "They attacked our home and there weren't even any resistance fighters in our area."
Her brother had been shot and killed, and his wife was wounded as their home was ransacked by soldiers.
"Before they left, they killed all of our chickens," she added, her eyes a mixture of fear, shock and rage.
On hearing the story, a doctor looked at me sternly and asked: "This is the freedom ... in their Disney Land are there kids just like this?"
Another wounded young woman in a nearby hospital bed, Rana Obeidy, had been walking home with her brother.
She assumed the soldiers shot her and her brother because he was carrying a bottle of soda.
This happened in Baghdad.
She had a chest wound where a bullet had grazed her, unlike her little brother, whom the bullets had killed.
There exist many more such cases.
Amnesty International has documented scores of human rights violations committed by US troops in Iraq during the first six months of the occupation.
To mention but a few:
US troops shot dead and injured scores of Iraqi demonstrators in several incidents.   For example, seven people were reportedly shot dead and dozens injured in Mosul on 15 April.
At least 15 people, including children, were shot dead and more than 70 injured in Fallujah on 29 April.
Two demonstrators were shot dead outside the Republican Palace in Baghdad on 18 June.
On 14 May, two US armed vehicles broke through the perimeter wall of the home of Sa'adi Suleiman Ibrahim al-'Ubaydi in Ramadi.
Soldiers beat him with rifle butts and then shot him dead as he tried to flee.
US forces shot 12-year-old Mohammad al-Kubaisi as they carried out search operations around his house in the Hay al-Jihad area in Baghdad on 26 June.
He was carrying the family bedding to the roof of his house when he was shot.
Neighbors tried to rush him to the nearby hospital by car, but US soldiers stopped them and ordered them to go back.   By the time they returned to his home, Mohammad al-Kubaisi was dead.
On 17 September, a 14-year-old boy was killed and six people were injured when US troops opened fire at a wedding party in Fallujah.
On 23 September, three farmers, 'Ali Khalaf, Sa'adi Faqri and Salem Khalil, were killed and three others injured when US troops opened a barrage of gunfire reportedly lasting for at least an hour in the village of al-Jisr near Fallujah.
A US military official stated that this happened when the troops came under attack but this was vehemently denied by relatives of the dead.
Later that day, US military officials reportedly went to the farmhouse, took photographs and apologized to the family.
This last incident ended in a way similar to the one I covered in Ramadi in November, 2003.   On the 23rd of that month during Ramadan, US soldiers raided a home where a family was just sitting down together to break their fast.
Three men of the family had their hands tied behind them with plastic ties and were laid on the ground face down while the women and children were made to stand inside a nearby storage closet.
Khalil Ahmed, 30 years old, the brother of two of the victims and cousin with a third, wept when he described to me how after executing the three men the soldiers completely destroyed the home, using Humvees with machine guns, small tanks, and gunfire from the many troops on foot and helicopters.
"We don't know the reason why the soldiers came here.   They didn't tell us the reason.   We don't know why they killed our family members."   Khalil seemed to demand an answer from me.   "There are no weapons in this house, there are no resistance fighters.   So why did these people have to die? Why?"
Khalil told me that the day after the executions took place, soldiers returned to apologize.   They handed him a cake saying they were sorry that they had been given wrong information by someone that told them there were resistance fighters in their house.
This is only a very small sampling.   The only way to prevent any of this from being repeated ad infinitum is to remove US soldiers from their "atrocity-producing situation" in Iraq.   For it is clearer than ever that the longer the failed, illegal occupation persists, the larger will be the numbers of Iraqis slaughtered by the occupation forces.
Dahr Jamail is an independent journalist who spent over 8 months reporting from occupied Iraq.   He presented evidence of US war crimes in Iraq at the International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration in New York City in January 2006.   He writes regularly for TruthOut, Inter Press Service, Asia Times and TomDispatch, and maintains his own web site, dahrjamailiraq.com.
© : t r u t h o u t 2006
 
November 3, 2005
Bush — he burns them to death with chemical weapons.
By Chris Floyd
U.S. President George W. Bush often complains about the "media filter" that distorts the true picture of his administration's accomplishments in Iraq.
And he's right.
For regardless of where you stand on Bush's policies in the region, it's undeniable that the political and commercial biases of the American press have consistently misrepresented the reality of the situation.
U.S. media ignored announcement of U.S. use of chemical weapons.
Here's an excellent example.
Earlier this month, the American media completely ignored an important announcement from an official of the Iraqi government concerning the oft-maligned U.S. operation to clear insurgents from the city of Fallujah last November. 
Although the press conference of Health Ministry investigator Dr. Khalid ash-Shaykhli was attended by representatives from The Washington Post, Knight-Ridder and more than 20 other international news outlets, nary a word of his team's thorough investigation into the truth about the battle made it through the filter's dense mesh.
Once again, the American public was denied the full story of one of President Bush's remarkable triumphs.
Dr. ash-Shaykhli's findings provided confirmation of earlier reports by many other Iraqis — reports that were also ignored by the arrogant filterers, who seem more interested in hearing from terrorists or anti-occupation extremists than ordinary Iraqis and those like Dr. ash-Shaykhli, who serve in the U.S.-backed interim government vetted and approved by President Bush.
But while the media elite turn up their noses at such riffraff, the testimony of these common folk and diligent public servants gives ample evidence of Bush's innovative method of liberating innocent Iraqis from tyranny:

He burns them to death with chemical weapons.

Dr. ash-Shaykhli was sent by the pro-American Baghdad government to assess health conditions in Fallujah, a city of 300,000 that was razed to the ground by a U.S. assault on a few hundred insurgents, most of whom slipped away long before the attack.
The ruin of the city was complete: Every single house was either destroyed (from 75 to 80 percent of the total) or heavily damaged.
The city's entire infrastructure — water, electricity, food, transport, medicine — was obliterated.
Indeed, the city's hospitals were among the first targets, in order to prevent medical workers from spreading "propaganda" about civilian casualties, U.S. officials said at the time.
Burning chemicals
Eyewitness accounts from the few survivors of the onslaught, which killed an estimated 1,200 noncombatants, have consistently reported the use of "burning chemicals" by American forces: horrible concoctions that roasted people alive with an unquenchable jellied fire, InterPress reported.
They also tell of whole quadrants of the city in which nothing was left alive, not even dogs or goats — quadrants that were sealed off by the victorious Americans for mysterious scouring operations after the battle.
Others told of widespread use of cluster bombs in civilian areas — a flagrant violation of the Geneva Conventions, but a standard practice throughout the war.
The few fragments of this information that made it through the ever-vigilant filter were instantly dismissed as anti-American propaganda, although they often came from civilians who had opposed the heavy-handed insurgent presence in the town.
Rejected as well were the innumerable horror stories of those who had seen their whole families — including women, children, the sick and the elderly — slaughtered in the "liberal rules of engagement" established by Bush's top brass. 
Most of the city was declared "weapons-free": military jargon meaning that soldiers could shoot "whatever they see — it's all considered hostile," The New York Times reported, in a story buried deep inside the paper.
Yet the ash-Shaykhli team — again, appointed by the Bush-backed government — confirmed the use of "mustard gas, nerve gas and other burning chemicals" by U.S. forces during the battle.
Dr. ash-Shaykhli said that survivors — still living in refugee camps, along with some 200,000 former Fallujah residents who fled before the assault — are now showing the medical effects of attack by chemical agents and the use of depleted uranium shells.
(American officials have admitted raining more than 250,000 pounds of toxin-tipped DU ammunition on Iraqis since the war began.)
The Pentagon has acknowledged using white phosphorus in Fallujah, but only for "illumination purposes."
It denied using napalm in the attack — but, in the course of that denial, it admitted that its earlier denials of using napalm elsewhere in Iraq were in fact false.
And individual Marines filing "After Action Reports" on the Internet for military enthusiasts back home have detailed the routine use of white phosphorus shells, propane bombs and "jellied gasoline" (also known as napalm) during direct tactical assaults in Fallujah.
Dr. ash-Shaykhli's findings — coming from a pro-American government, buttressed by reams of eyewitness testimony from ordinary Iraqi civilians — appear to be substantial, credible and worthy of further investigation by the U.S. press.
Certainly, the findings are more credible than the pre-war lies and fantasies about Saddam's phantom WMD, which the "media filter" lapped up from the Bush regime and amplified across the nation, rousing support for an unnecessary, illegal and immoral war.
Yet these serious new atrocity charges have not even been mentioned, much less examined.
Degeneration of American society is taking place
Behind the filter — with its basic story template of "always moral U.S. policies occasionally marred by a few bad apples" — a relentless degeneration of American society is taking place.
Brutality and atrocity are becoming normalized, systemized and rewarded.
The noble American ideal of transcendence — overcoming the beast within, seeking to embrace an ever-broader, ever-deeper, ever-richer vision of universal communion and individual worth — is dying at the hands of the resurgent barbarity championed and cultivated by the Bush regime.
Old-fashioned citizens are being replaced by "Bush Americans": wilfully ignorant, bellicose zealots, cringingly servile toward the powerful, violently hostile to all "outsiders."
Despite Bush's artful complaints, the media filter has served his degenerate purposes very well.
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More war, more terror, more authoritarian rule: The fire next time is almost here.
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Another Sad Day for Our Country
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U.S. General From Abu Ghraib Scandal Promoted
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Odd Happenings in Fallujah
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U.S. Denies Use of Napalm in Fallujah
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The Eyewitnesses Must Be Crazy
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TV News Turns Myopic: Profits Come First
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The Media Lobby
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Journalism, Infotainment and the Bottom-Line Business of Broadcasting
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Handmaiden of the State: The Role of Media in an Age of Empire
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Extreme Cinema Verite: Soldiers Make Music Videos of Death and Destruction
Los Angeles Times, March 14, 2005
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CounterPunch, Nov. 15, 2004
Inside Fallujah: One Family's Diary of Terror
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Smoke and Corpses
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US Strikes Raze Fallujah Hospital
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Ghost City Calls for Help
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Beyond Embattled City, Rebels Roam Free
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Administration Rejects Ruling on PR Videos
Washington Post, March 14, 2005
$226 Million in Government Ads Helped Pave the Way to War
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   Fire almost here
We are now living in the interval, the few heartbeats left before the great flame ignites.
The work has intensified to a fever pitch.   
February 17 - 21, 2006
Fire almost here
By Chris Floyd
Published: February 17, 2006
The kindling has been piled high, stuffed with tinder and doused with gasoline.   The match has been lit.   All it will take is the slightest flick of the wrist to set off the conflagration.   We are now living in the interval, the few heartbeats left before the great flame ignites.
The heap of kindling has been a long time building, but in recent weeks, the work has intensified to a fever pitch.   With relentless urgency, the American people are being habituated to the prospect of several interrelated upheavals — new war, new terror attacks — and the predetermined result of these events: the final, open establishment of presidential tyranny, a militarized "commander state" where executive power is beyond the law, and endless war endlessly prolongs the "emergency measures" of the authoritarian regime.
Making a virtue of necessity, the Bush administration has used the exposure of its illegal wiretap scheme to ratchet up the level of terrorist scaremongering, accelerate its drive toward a military attack on Iran and publicly proclaim its long-held covert doctrine of executive dictatorship.
UK occupation for oil
Basra 2007, Iraq
Iraq resistance forces target SUV belonging to British 'security' company
Of course, "commander rule" is already the de facto state of the union, as Attorney General Alberto Gonzales made clear to the Senate last week, when he refused to deny the notion that the president can contravene any law he chooses under his authority as commander-in-chief.
And we have often detailed here the tyrannical powers that President George W. Bush has already bestowed upon himself without objection from the U.S. political establishment, including the power to jail anyone without charges, hold them indefinitely and have them tortured — or simply murder them in an "extrajudicial killing."
The scope of Bush's claimed powers — arbitrary sway over the life and liberty of every person on earth — far surpasses that of the most megalomaniacal Roman emperor or totalitarian dictator.
But a militarist state must have war: to justify its draconian rule (and those $550 billion "defense" budgets), to find new fields for dominion and swag, and to seal with blood its illegitimate compact with the people, seeking to make them complicit in its crimes, which are committed in their name, for their "security."
Fortunately for the militarists, Bush has promised war in abundance.
Just this month, the Pentagon released its new strategy, heralding the newly dubbed "Long War" against terrorism, where U.S. forces will be deployed, openly and covertly, "in dozens of countries simultaneously" for decades to come.
The plan is designed to "ensure that no foreign power can dictate the terms of regional or global security" — except, of course, for the dictatorial foreign power emanating from the Potomac.
UK occupation for oil
Basra 2007, Iraq
Iraq men show their contempt of the US and UK forces and 'special' contractors stealing from them in the occupation for oil of their country
This is the constitution of the new commander state: the eternal "emergency," fomenting endless bloodshed, strife, atrocity — and reprisals, the terrorist blowback that is the essential lubricant for the war machine.
And a new terror strike on the "homeland" is inevitable.   The ground for this attack has been carefully prepared — whether wittingly or unwittingly is irrelevant now.
For whatever the Bush faction's intentions, their actual policies have demonstrably and indisputably stoked the fires of Islamic extremism to new heights of virulence.
Meanwhile, their manifest incompetence and callous disregard for the well-being of ordinary Americans — vividly displayed in the deadly bungling of the Katrina disaster and its corruption-riddled aftermath — have left American soil virtually undefended against any genuinely serious terrorist attack, i.e. one not carried out by half-wits telegraphing their punches over tapped phones.
For years, a vast infrastructure of authoritarian rule has been constructed behind the facade of ordinary political life — such as the series of "special authorities" signed by Bush and Pentagon warlord Donald Rumsfeld giving the military absolute power over the nation "in the event of a declared or perceived emergency," The Washington Post reports.
This dovetails with such open measures as the Patriot Act and the creation of Northcom, the first military command aimed at the "homeland," which last fall conducted the massive "Granite Shadow" exercise, practicing "domestic military operations" with "unique rules of engagement regarding the use of lethal force," the Post reports.
This infrastructure is part of the context, the granite shadow looming behind many recent events, such as last month's $385 million open-ended contract awarded to Halliburton to build large-scale "detention and deportation" centers around the country, as Reuters reports.
It looms behind the "excitement" expressed by weapons-makers over Bush's plans to build new atomic bombs on a production-line basis, the Oakland Tribune reports, including "low yield" nukes for use in attacks on non-nuclear nations.
It looms over Rumsfeld's frenzied push to build a new arsenal of "first-strike" intercontinental and space-based weapons to attack enemies — or perceived enemies — with "no warning," as the Pentagon declared this month, UPI reports.
You can even see it in the Air Force's decision last week to allow top brass to press their politicized pseudo-Christianity on young cadets without restraint, as Reuters reports — more of the sinister melding of militarism and religious extremism that characterizes the Bushist philosophy.
And of course, the granite shadow overhangs the entire campaign to foment war fever against Iran, a grim replay of the "Attack Iraq" propaganda, complete with exaggerated threats, manipulated intelligence supplied by dubious exiles, lies about "pursuing diplomacy" while finalizing battle plans, as The Sunday Telegraph reports — and a complete disregard of the murderous quagmire that will ensue, including the rapid proliferation of nuclear weapons worldwide as countries scramble to protect themselves from the "first-strike" triggermen of the Bush faction.
US occupation for oil
Sadr City 2007, Iraq
Man cries after loved ones injured during US terror raid
More war, more terror, more authoritarian rule: The fire next time is almost here.
Annotations
A 'long war' designed to perpetuate itself
International Herald Tribune, Feb. 10, 2006
Ability to Wage 'Long War' Is Key To Pentagon Plan
Washington Post, Feb. 4, 2006
Granite Shadow: Commandos in the Streets?
Washington Post, Sept. 25, 2005
Oil and Water: Life in the Bush Imperium
Empire Burlesque, Feb. 14, 2006
The Politics of Fear
The Independent, Feb. 15, 2006
Can You Say Permanent Bases?
TomDispatch.com, Feb. 14, 2006
Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps
New American Media, Feb. 8, 2006
Lab officials excited by new H-bomb project
Oakland Tribune, Feb. 6, 2006
The Armageddon Plan
The Atlantic, March 2004
Military Role in Space Set to Expand
Reuters, Feb. 8, 2006
Polls: Anti-Iran Propaganda Working
Antiwar.com, Feb. 10, 2006
Terror Threat: The Great Deception
The Independent, Feb. 15, 2006
Rumsfeld's First Strike Vsion
UPI, Feb. 9, 2006
The Destruction of the Constitution
Molly Ivins, Feb. 9, 2006
US prepares military blitz against Iran's nuclear sites
Sunday Telegraph, Feb. 12, 2006
Air Force Eases Rules on Religion
Washington Post, Feb. 9, 2006
Air Force sets revised rules for prayers by its chaplains
Washington Times, Feb. 9, 2006
Masters of Deception
Antiwar.com, Feb. 16, 2006
Abu Ghraib: School for terrorists
International Herald Tribune, Feb. 14, 2006
America's Long War
The Guardian, Feb. 15, 2006
Quick Rise for Purveyors of Propaganda in Iraq
New York Times, Feb. 14, 2006
Katrina Report Spreads Blame
Washington Post, Feb. 14, 2006
Audits Show Millions in Katrina Aid Wasted
Associated Press, Feb. 14, 2004
Storm Warning: Levee Lies and the War on Reality
Empire Burlesque, Feb. 10, 2006
Intelligence, Policy,and the War in Iraq
Foreign Affairs, March/April 2006
Nuclear Iran Is Not a Threat
International Herald Tribune, Jan. 31, 2006 The First Front in the War on Iran?
Zmag, Nov. 7, 2005
Annexing Khuzhestan: Battle Plans for Iran
Information Clearing House, Feb. 1, 2006
Abu Ghraib General Lambastes Bush Administration
Truthout, Aug. 24, 2005
Seabees Buzz in to Build Bases
Washington Times, Feb. 6, 2006
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Inside Narh al-Bared and Bedawi Refugee Camps
Who's Behind the Fighting in North Lebanon?
FRANKLIN LAMB
Tripoli, Lebanon
May 24, 2007
Wearing a beat-up ratty UNCHR tee-shirt left over from Bint Jbeil and the Israeli-Hezbollah July probably helped.
As did, I suspect, the Red Cross jersey, my black and white checkered kaffieyh and the Palestinian flag taped to my lapel as I joined a group of Palestinian aid workers and slipped into Nahr el-Bared trying not to look conspicuous.
Our mission was to facilitate the delivery of food, blankets and mattresses, but I was also curious about the political situation.
Who was behind the events that erupted so quickly and violently following a claimed 'bank robbery'?
A heist that depending on who you talked to, netted the masked bandits $ 150,000, $ 1,500 or $ 150!
It seems that every Beirut media outlet has a different source of 'inside information' based on which Confession owns it and 'knows' the real culprits pulling the strings.
But then, even we who are particularly obtuse have realized, as the late Rafic Hariri often counseled: "In Lebanon, believe nothing of what you are told and only half of what you see!"   [Applies everywhere Franklin — Kewe TheWE.cc]
My friends made we swear out loud that I would claim to be Canadian instead of American if Al Qaeda types stopped us inside the Camp.
My impression was that they were not so worried about my safety but for their own if they got caught with me.
It would not be the first time that I relied on my northern neighbors to get me out of a potential US nationality jam in the Middle East, so I ditched my American ID.
After three days of shelling and more than 100 dead
We were advised as we approached the Fatah al Islam stronghold that we would be in the cross-hairs of Lebanese army snipers from outside of Nahr el-Bared Camp as well as Fatah al-Islam snipers from the inside, and that any false move or bad luck could prove fatal.
After three days of shelling and more than 100 dead and with no electricity or water, Nahr el-Baled reeks of burned and rotting flesh, charred houses with smoldering contents, raw sewage and the acrid smell of exploded mortars and tank rounds.
Press figures of 30,000-32,000 are not accurate.
45,000 live in Bared!
Contrary to some reports food and water still not being allowed in.
15 to 70 percent of some areas destroyed.
Some light shooting this morning and afternoon.
Army shelling at rate of 10-18 shells per minute from 4:30 am to 10 am on Tuesday.
Army will not allow Palestinian Red Crescent to move out civilians because they don't trust them.
Only the Lebanese Red Cross is allowed.
It is possible to enter Bared from the back (east side).
Sits with food
I met Abdul Rahman Hallab famous for Lebanese candy factory in Tripoli, helped him unload 5,000 meals to evacuees from Bared staying in Badawi
The Army taking cameras of journalists they catch.
The Lebanese government is controlling the information and don't want extent of damage known yet.
Still unrecovered bodies. 40 per cent of the camp population have been evacuated.
The rest don't want to leave out of fear of being shot or that they are losing their homes for the 5th time or more for some.
No electricity and cell phone batteries are dying.
Relatives who fled are telling families to stay because there are not enough mattresses at Bedawi Camp.
Bared evacuees are living up to 25 in one room in Badawi schools etc.
3,000 evacuees in one school in Bedawi.
UN aid is starting to arrive at Badawi but workers not able so far to deliver it to Bared due to attack on relief convoy on Tuesday.
I met Abdul Rahman Hallab famous for Lebanese candy factory in Tripoli.
Helped him unload 5,000 meals to evacuees from Bared staying in Badawi. He is Lebanese not Palestinian.
The camp population all say that Fatah Al-Islam came in September-October 2006 and have no relatives in the camp.
Enslaved by US Taxpayers for more than 50 years now
Most say they are paid by the Hariri group
They are from Saudi, Pakistan, Algeria, Iraq, and Tunisia and elsewhere.
No Palestinians among them except some hanger ons.
Most say they are paid by the Hariri group.
Reports that Fateh al-Islam helps people in Bared are denied.
"All they do is pray, one woman told me..and do military training.. They are much more religious than the Shia" she said.
Population of Badawi camp was 15,000 and as of of this morning it is 28,000.
Four bodies arrived this morning at Safad, the only Palestinian Red Crescent Hospitals in north Lebanon.
I was told the army will have to destroy every house in Bared to remove Fateh al Islam.
 
 
Forced to flee by US
Now some background about Nahr el-Bared
Like the other Palestinian camps in Lebanon, it is inhabited by Palestinians who were forced from their homes, land, and personal property in 1947-48, in order to make room for Jews from Europe and elsewhere prior to the May 15, 1948 founding of Israel.
Of the original 16 Refugee camps, set up to settle the more than 100,000 refugees crossing the border into Lebanon from Palestine during the Nakba, 12 official ones remain.
The camp at Tal El-Za`tar was ethnically cleansed by Christian Phalange forces at the beginning of the 1975-1990, Lebanese Civil War and the Nabatieh, Dikwaneh and Jisr el-Basha camps were destroyed by Israeli attacks and Lebanese militia and not rebuilt.
Those remaining include the following which currently house more than half of Lebanon's 433,276 Palestinian refugees:
Al-Badawi, Burj El-Barajna, Jal El-Bahr, Sabra and Shatilla, Ain El-Helwa, Nahr El-Bared, Rashidieh, Burj El Shemali, El-Buss, Wavel, Mieh Mieh and Mar Elias.
Nahr el-Bared is 7 miles north of Tripoli near the stunning Mediterranean coast and is home to more than 32,000 refuges many of whom were expelled from the Lake Huleh area of Palestine, including Safed.
Like all the official Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon, plus several 'unofficial' ones, Nahr el-Bared suffers from serious problems including no proper infrastructure, overcrowding, poverty and unemployment.
60 years of enslavement all paid for by US taxpayer money
Anti-Hezbollah groups funneled by financial backers in league with the Bush administration to weaken Hezbollah
Tabulated at more than 25%, Nahr el-Bared has the highest percentage of Palestinian refugees anywhere who are living in abject poverty and who are officially registered with the UN as "special hardship" cases.
Its residents, like all Palestinians in Lebanon are blatantly discriminated against and not even officially counted.
They are denied citizenship and banned from working in the top 70 trades and professions (that includes McDonald's and KFC in downtown Beirut) and cannot own real estate.
Palestinians in Lebanon have essentially no social or civil rights and only limited access to government educational facilities.
They have no access to public social services.
Consequently most rely entirely on the UNRWA as the sole provider for their families needs.
It is not surprising that al-Qaeda sympathies, if not formal affiliations, are found in the 12 official camps as well as 7 unofficial ones.
Groups with names such as Fateh al-Islam, Jund al-Shams (Soldier of Damascus), Ibns al-Shaheed" (sons of the martyrs) Issbat al-Anssar which morphed into Issbat al-Noor - "The Community of Illumination" and many others.
Given Bush administration debacles in Iraq and Afghanistan and its encouragement for Israel to continue its destruction of Lebanon this past summer, the situation in Lebanon mirrors, in some respects, the early 1980's when groups sprung up to resist the US green lighted Israeli invasion and occupation.
Caused by the US taxpayer
Forced enslavement for more than 60 years
But rather than being Shia and pro-Hezbollah, today's groups are largely Sunni and anti-Hezbollah.
Hence they qualify for US aid, funneled by Sunni financial backers in league with the Bush administration which is committed to funding Islamist Sunni groups to weaken Hezbollah.
BEHIND THE SCENE
Welch Club
Franklin Lamb
This project has become the White House obsession following Israel's July 2006 defeat.
To understand what is going on with Fatah al-Islam at Nahr el-Bared one would want a brief introduction to Lebanon's amazing, but shadowy 'Welch Club'.
The Club is named for its godfather, David Welch, assistant to Secretary of State Rice who is the point man for the Bush administration and is guided by Eliot Abrams.
Key Lebanese members of the Welch Club (aka: the 'Club') include:
The Lebanese civil war veteran, warlord, feudalist and mercurial Walid Jumblatt of the Druze party( the Progressive Socialist Party or PSP)
Another civil war veteran, warlord, terrorist (Served 11 years in prison for massacres committed against fellow Christians among others) Samir Geagea. Leader of the extremist Phalange party and its Lebanese Forces (LF) the group that conducted the Israel organized massacre at Sabra-Shatilla (although led by Elie Hobeika, once Geagea's mentor, Geagea did not take part in the Sept. 1982 slaughter of 1,700 Palestinian and Lebanese).
The billionaire, Saudi Sheikh and Club president Saad Hariri leader of the Sunni Future Movement (FM).
Over a year ago Hariri's Future Movement started setting up Sunni Islamist terrorist cells (the PSP and LF already had their own militia since the civil war and despite the Taif Accords requiring militia to disarm they are now rearmed and itching for action and trying hard to provoke Hezbollah).
The FM created Sunni Islamist 'terrorist' cells were to serve as a cover for (anti-Hezbollah) Welch Club projects.
The plan was that actions of these cells, of which Fatah el-Islam is one, could be blamed on al Qaeda or Syria or anyone but the Club.
To staff the new militias, FM rounded up remnants of previous extremists in the Palestinian Refugee camps that had been subdued, marginalized and diminished during the Syrian occupation of Lebanon.
Each fighter got $700 per month, not bad in today's Lebanon.
The first Welch Club funded militia, set up by FM, is known locally as Jund-al-Sham (Soldiers of Sham, where "Sham" in Arabic denotes Syria, Lebanon, Palestine & Jordan) created in Ain-el-Hilwa Palestinian refugee camp near Sidon.
This group is also referred to in the Camps as Jund-el-Sitt (Soldiers of the Sitt, where "Sitt" in Sidon, Ain-el-Hilwa and the outskirts pertain to Bahia Hariri, the sister of Rafiq Hariri, aunt of Saad, and Member of Parliament).
The second was Fateh-al-Islam (The name cleverly put together, joining Fateh as in Palestinian and the word Islam as in Qaeda). FM set this Club cell up in Nahr-al-Bared refugee camp north of Tripoli for geographical balance.
Fatah el-Islam had about 400 well paid fighters until three days ago.
Today they may have more or fewer plus volunteers.
The leaders were provided with ocean view luxury apartments in Tripoli where they stored arms and chilled when not in Nahr-al-Bared. Guess who owns the apartments?
According to members of both Fatah el-Islam and Jund-al-Sham their groups acted on the directive of the Club president, Saad Hariri.
So what went wrong?
"Why the bank robbery" and the slaughter at Nahr el-Baled...?
May 26, 2007
Bedawi and Nahr el-Bared Palestinian Refugee Camps, Lebanon.
With very intermittent internet access and this ancient pc with one lone wire running from the spaghetti wiring system tied to the ceiling and taped to a single bare light bulb socket, plus 8 toddlers, two babies, crawling over and under this 'foreigner' in a 10 x 12 concrete room where 28 or more of us slept on the floor last night, this blurb may never be sent.
But if it does get out and for what it's worth an update on the situation in the Palestinian Nabr al-Bared and Bedawi Camps.
Will try to send results shortly of my interviews with 11 Fatah al-Islam fighters regarding who paid them and got them travel documents and weapons and what was their mission.
There was no bank robbery by them.
That was a fake story put out by the Welch Club.
Sorry I misreported it.
BBC was suckered.
Also, no, repeat no heads cut off.
Where are the medical reports from those who claim it?
That was black propaganda to smear Fatah el-Islam.
The army feels set up by the Club's Internal Security Forces which did not coordinate with the Lebanese Army, as required by Lebanese law and did not even make them aware of the "inter family operation" the ISF carried out against Fatah-al-Islam safe houses in Tripoli.
Today, tensions are high between the Lebanese army and the Welch Club.
Some mention the phrase 'army coup'.
The Club is trying to run Parliament and is prepared to go all the way not to 'lose' Lebanon.
It still holds 70 seats in the house of parliament while the Hezbollah led opposition holds 58 seats.
It has a dutiful PM in Fouad Siniora.
The club tried to seize control of the presidency and when it failed it marginalized it.
Last year it tried to control of the Parliamentary Constitutional Committee, which audits the government's policies, laws and watch dogs their actions.
When the Club failed to control it they simply abolished the Constitutional Committee.
This key committee no longer exists in Lebanon's government.
The Welch Club's major error was when it attempted to influence the Lebanese Army into disarming the Lebanese Resistance led by Hezbollah.
When the Army wisely refused, the Club coordinated with the Bush Administration to pressure Israel to dramatically intensify its retaliation to the capture of the two soldiers by Hezbollah and 'break the rules' regarding the historically more limited response and try to destroy Hezbollah during the July 2006 war.
Forced by US taxpayer
Welch Club now considers Lebanese Army serious problem.
The Bush administration is trying to undermine and marginalize it to eliminate one of the last two obstacles to implementing Israel's agenda in Lebanon.
If the army is weakened, it can not protect over 70% of the Christians in Lebanon who support General Aoun's Free Patriotic Movement.
The F.P.M. is mainly constituted of well educated, middle class and unarmed Lebanese civilians.
The only protection they have is the Lebanese Army which aids in maintaining their presence in the political scene.
The other type of Christians in Lebanon is the minority, about 15% of Christians associated with Geagea's Lebanese Forces who are purely militia.
If the Club can weaken the Army even more than it is, then this Phalange minority will be the only relatively strong force on the Christian scene and become the "army" of the Club.
Welch Club wants to keep some Palestinians in Lebanon for cheap labor, ship others to countries willing to take them (and be paid handsomely to do so by American taxpayers)
Another reason the Club wants to weaken the Lebanese Army is that the Army is nationalistic and is a safety valve for Lebanon to ensure the Palestinian right of return to Palestine, Lebanese nationhood and the resistance culture led by Hezbollah, with which is has excellent relations.
For their part, the Welch Club wants to keep some Palestinians in Lebanon for cheap labor, ship others to countries willing to take them (and be paid handsomely to do so by American taxpayers) and allow at most a few thousand to return to Palestine to settle the 'right of return' issue while at the same time signing a May 17th 1983 type treaty with Israel with enriches the Club members and gives Israel Lebanon's water and much of Lebanon's sovereignty.
Long story short, Fatah el-Islam must be silenced at all costs.
Their tale, if told, is poison for the Club and its sponsors.
We will likely see their attempted destruction in the coming days.
Hezbollah is watching and supporting the Lebanese army.
Iran warns Israel not to invade Lebanon 2007
Bedawi and Nahr el-Bared Palestinian Refugee Camps, Lebanon.
May 26, 2007
Another Waco in the Making
Inside Nahr el-Bared
FRANKLIN LAMB
Bedawi is teeming with new arrivals from al-Bared where there is still no water, power or food.
A few NGO's still negotiating with army for permission to enter.
(Still possible to sneak in from the east but getting more dangerous to try it).
The problem is not being shot by Fatah al-Islam anymore.
They are digging in.
And the army is not as trigger happy as on Monday-Wednesday.
The "security agents" on the slopes above the army looking down into al-Baled are the main sniper danger.
People claim they are Hariri militia but I can not confirm that.
The army told the PLO they would stop them but as of Saturday night they are still shooting.
They are trying to shoot anyone they see inside or leaving al-Balad. Someone should stop them.
Several hours ago I met a woman arriving from al-Bared who had walked the whole 7 miles with an 18 month old baby and a daughter of 5 who just stares into the press cameras with her mouth open and eyes glazed over.
The Palestinian mother told us neither she nor her children have eaten or taken water for four days.
The children will be ok.
The mother's husband is in Syria she said and she has no relatives.
One NGO group of three from Beirut left a few hours ago in tears from frustration, sadness and anger from repeatedly being stopped by the army from taking supplies to al Barad.
Their cargo of water and blankets abandoned.
On Saturday the Palestinian Red Crescent, which for a quarter century has provide the medical service to both camps has been formally and completely banned from al-Bared and told they will be shot if they try to enter al-Bared.
I met with the PRCS leadership and drivers.
Huge US/NATO airbase to be built next to camp
There is some-near panic in Bedawi caused by many rumors.
One rumor, widely believed, is that the Lebanese government plans to demolish al-Bared to make room for the huge US/NATO airbase which is to be built next to the camp.
5,000 of the Palestinians in al-Bared are from the 1975 ethnically cleansed east Beirut camp Telazatter.
The PLO moved them to al-Bared at the beginning of the Lebanese civil war (1975-90) and they live close together in one al-Bared neighborhood.
I saw women wailing that they may be another Telazatter massacre and destruction of their homes.
Many Palestinian young men are being arrested as they leave al-Bared.
An old woman sleeping in the same room as me last night told us that her son was taken as he left al-Bared on Monday and she has not heard from him.
There are now 6 check points between Tripoli and Beirut.
Many (I was told all but have not confirmed it) Palestinian males traveling to Beirut are being arrested and taken for interrogation.
Some from al-Bared are afraid to try to go to Beirut and stay with relatives.
Fear among PLO camp leaders that there could be a blood bath.
"It's the Bush complex," one German NGO volunteer said.
"The Lebanese government wants to be macho like the Israelis to gain some respect.
This could be another Waco in the making, for no reason."
The PLO is trying to mediate with the army to avoid a slaughter that would occur if the army tries to enter al-Bared.
"What is needed is leadership and for the warlords to keep quiet.
The army has behaved very badly but it's the politicians fault."
Designed to assault 420,000 Palestine population
Great fear that the army will try to enter al-Bared.
The army moved the press position to more than one mile from al Bared, "for security".
The army has orders to give no information to the press.
Some journalists feel something terrible is going to happen here.
Just heard the army has now completely sealed the camp.
No access to the wounded still in basements and bombed houses needing help.
Palestinians activist in Bedawi say that if the army goes into al-Bared and makes a massacre that Palestinian from all over Lebanon will fight.
This may be what some here or outside Lebanon are hoping for.
The Welch Club wants the army to "wipe out the terrorists", and "protect our Palestinian brothers".
Not one Palestinian in either camp or observer I know believes that.
Rather the Palestinian community here believes that the whole Fatah al-Islam "very strange case" was designed to assault their 420,000 population here.
School is cancelled in Bedawi because up to 20,000 from Bared are being housed in them.
Food and water are arriving intermittently but distribution is not yet well organized.
Much angst among the arrivals who come with only what they are wearing.
Joy to find al-Bared loved ones.
Statements are heard on the crowded streets such as:
"Why did the army fire on us?
There were no fighters in our area?"
"Where was their artillery during the July war?
Why did they not fight Israel and now bomb us"?
The leader of Nahr al Bared Women's association accused Lebanon's envoy Abbas Zaki of not helping the refugees and with cooperating with the government and Israel.
'He should come here', one woman said.
"Abu Ammar or Abu Jihad (Arafat and his deputy Khalil al Wazir) would have come if they were alive".
Fatah is weak in Bedawi and even weaker in al-Bared.
We expelled Fatah al-Islam from Bedawi because we did not like their friends —
(Hariri intelligence staff)
Seven PLO factions operate in both camps.
They jointly chased Fatah al-Islam out of Bedawi on September 21, 2006 not long after they split from Abu Musa's Fateh Intifida which has been based in Badawi since 1983.
Fatah Intifada still man's the entrance to Bedawi but they seem to have only about 100 members left.
When one interviews them they are almost apologetic about their step-brothers, Fatah al-Islam.
"We expelled them because we did not like their friends (Hariri intelligence staff) they were too religious and acted strange but we did not think things would come to this"
But the al-Barad PLO factions do not have arms or power to confront FAI.
Amazing examples of humanity happening here.
There are many family connections between the two camps.
Kids distribute water and bread when it arrives in cars from Beirut and elsewhere.
Young girls pick up and care for babies of people they don't know.
Helping old people find a place to sit, listening to them when they tell of what happened.
I could be wrong but I have rarely witnessed the solidarity among people as I see here with the Palestinians.
Clean, smart, patient, charming, funny, and caring toward one another — determined to return to Palestine.
Many who have been in Badawi for nearly a week now just want to just go back and die in their al-Bared homes.
On 5/25/07 the Palestinian group, the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine tried to organize a convoy of those who wanted to return to al-Bared.
The plan is to go as far as they can and refuse to leave the army checkpoints until they are allowed back in.
The convoy did not leave Bedawi yet and the idea may be abandoned.
Franklin Lamb's recent book, The Price We Pay: A Quarter Century of Israel's use of American Weapon's against Lebanon (1978-2006) is available at Amazon.com.uk.
Dr. Lamb can be reached: fplamb at gmail dot com
US ammunition on way to Lebanon to do more killing
 
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Lebanon
Palestine-Israel
Iraq
Afghanistan.
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Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Israel Launches Massive Ground Invasion of Lebanon
Bombing intensifies
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Thursday, May 24th, 2007
Seymour Hersh: U.S. Indirectly Backed Islamist Militants Fighting Lebanese Army
Last March, Hersh reported the U.S. and Saudi governments are covertly backing militant Sunni groups like Fatah al-Islam
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AMY GOODMAN:    Can you explain what you learned?
SEYMOUR HERSH:    Well, very simply...this is over the winter...the government made...I think the article is called “The Redirection.”
There was a major change of policy by the United States government, essentially, which was that we were going to...the American government would join with the Brits and other Western allies and with what we call the moderate Sunni governments — that is, the governments of Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Egypt — and join with them and with Israel to fight the Shia.
An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on Monday Jan. 8, 2007.

Tuesday, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower was sent to join three other U.S. warships off the Somali coast.

The United States is again participating in killing, this time a war against innocent herdspeople labelled as 'terrorists.'

Many desert people were killed in the Somali desert by descending aircraft from U.S. ships. 

The aircraft carrier is part of the Fifth Fleet presently on a war footing in the Middle East. 

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An F/A-18E Super Hornet from the Pukin Dogs of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 143 launches from the flight deck of the aircraft aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower on Monday Jan. 8, 2007.
Tuesday, the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower was sent to join three other U.S. warships off the Somali coast.
The United States is again participating in killing, this time a war against innocent herdspeople labelled as 'terrorists.'
Many desert people were killed in the Somali desert by descending aircraft from U.S. ships.
The aircraft carrier is part of the Fifth Fleet presently on a war footing in the Middle East.
Picture:
US Government
One of the major goals for America, of course, was the obsession the Bush White House has with Iran, and the other obsession they have is, of course...is in fear...is of Hezbollah.
Hezbollah the Shia Party of God that’s so dominant in southern Lebanon and whose leader Hassan Nasrallah wants to play a bigger political role and is doing quite a bit to get there and is in direct confrontation with Siniora.
Fouad Siniora, deputy or aide to Rafik Hariri, the slain leader of Lebanon
And so, you have a situation where the Sunni government, pretty much in control now, the American-supported Sunni government headed by Fouad Siniora, who was a deputy or an aide to Rafik Hariri, the slain leader of Lebanon, that government has....
We know, the 'International Crisis Group' reported a couple years ago that the son Saad Hariri, the son of Rafik Hariri, who’s now a major player in the parliament of Lebanon, he put up $40,000 bail to free four Sunni fundamentalists — Jihadist-Salafists who were tied directly to, you know, this word “al-Qaeda.”
It is sort of ridiculous, they were tied to jihadist groups, and God knows, al-Qaeda, in terms of Osama bin Laden.
Osama bin Laden doesn’t have much to do with what we’re talking about.
These are independently, more or less, you can call them, fanatical jihadists.
Given support covertly, the goal being they would be potential enemies of Hezbollah
So, the goal — part of the goal in Lebanon, part of the way this policy played out, was, with Saudi help, Prince Bandar.
We remember Prince Bandar, the Saudi prince, as a major player in Iran-Contra and also in the American effort two decades ago.
If you remember, we supported Osama bin Laden and other jihadists in Afghanistan against the Russians, and that didn’t work out so well.
Well, we run right back to the well again, and we began supporting some of these jihadist groups, and particularly — in the article, I did name Fatah al-Islam.
The idea was to provide them with some arms and some money and some basic equipment.
These are small units, a couple hundred people.
There were three or four around the country given the same help covertly, the goal being they would be potential enemies of Hezbollah in case of warfare.
In case Nasrallah decided to do something physical, get kinetic, in Lebanon, the Sunni Siniora government would have some very tough guys on its side, period.
That’s the policy.
JUAN GONZALEZ:    Well, Sy Hersh, if that is true, then what has led to the current fighting now? If the Lebanese government had been backing the group, why is it now attacking it?
SEYMOUR HERSH:    Well, first of all, the Lebanese army is very distinct.
Let me begin by saying nobody really knows anything right now.
I mean one of the things about crises is you learn that you really get to play much later.
But based on common sense and what I’m reading, the Lebanese army has maintained an amazing sort of neutrality, which is surprising.
The army has not been a pawn of the Siniora government.
As you know, the American government — the American position right now — there’s a stand-off politically.
You cannot discuss what’s going on without discussing the overall politics.
There’s a stand-off politically right now, a very serious one, in Lebanon.
The government is polarized.
The government in power really has no legal basis to make any changes in cabinet positions, etc., because it’s not a constitutional government, because Hezbollah, which had five members of the parliament — five members of the cabinet and a dozen or so members in the parliament, Hezbollah pulled out months ago.
And there were street protests, protests against Siniora.
And right now, you have Hezbollah in league with a Christian leader named Aoun, a former chief of staff for the army.
Aoun and Nasrallah are in an amazing partnership against the Siniora government.
And where this breaks down and who’s going to win this stand-off — it’s been going on since last December — isn’t clear.
America clearly supports Siniora.
But there’s a big brutal fight going.
And the Lebanese army stayed out of it and was pretty much, very much, independent, in the sense that when there were street demonstrations, they did not beat up on the Nasrallah people.
They were very impartial.
Palestinians — you know, rational people don’t like being mistreated
So I think the story that we have is that there was a crime, and they were chasing people into one of the Palestinian camps, which are always hotbeds.
God knows the Palestinians are the end of the stick, not only for the West, but also for the Arab world.
Nobody pays much attention to them and those places.
I’ve been to Tripoli and been into the camps, and they are seething, as they should be.
You know, rational people don’t like being mistreated.
So what seems to me we have is just a series — the word you could use is “unintended consequences.”
I don’t think anybody in the Siniora government anticipated that the people they were covertly supporting to some degree — I got an email the other day, and I have not checked this out, from somebody who was in the community, in the intelligence community and still consults with the community, he says:
“Why don’t we ask more about the American arms that the fighters of Fatah al-Islam are brandishing?”
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I don’t know if that’s true or not, but I did get that email.
And so, that could be true.
Both Saudi money and American money, not directly, but indirectly, was fed into these groups.
The White House is putting it out hot and heavy as part of the anti-Syria campaign, but it’s not flying
And what is the laugh riot and the reason I’m actually talking to you guys about this — I usually don’t like to do interviews unless I have a story in The New Yorker — the reason I’m talking about it is because the American government keeps on putting out this story that Syria is behind the Fatah group, which is just beyond belief.
There’s no way — it may be possible, but the chances of it are very slight, simply because Syria is a very big supporter, obviously, of Nasrallah.
Bashar al-Assad has told me that he’s in awe of Nasrallah, that he worships at his feet and has great respect for him.
The idea that the Syrians would be sponsoring Sunni jihadist groups whose sole mission are to kill the apostates — that is, anybody who doesn’t support their view, the Wahhabi or Salafist view of Sunni religion — that includes the Shia — anybody who doesn’t believe — support these guys’ religions are apostates and are killable, that’s basically one of the crazy aspects of all this, and it’s just inconceivable.
Nothing can be ruled out, but that doesn’t make much case, and I noticed that in the papers today there’s fewer and fewer references to this.
The newspapers in America are beginning to wise up, that this can’t be — this isn’t very logical.
The White House is putting it out hot and heavy as part of the anti-Syria campaign, but it’s not flying, because it doesn’t make sense.
So there we are.
It’s another mess.
Look, clearly this president is deeply involved in this, too, but what I hear from my people, of course, the players — it’s always Cheney, Cheney.
You might think that one of the reasons — I think I wrote about this in The New Yorker — one of the things that the Saudi Bandar had promised us was that we can control the jihadists.
We can control them, he assured us.
Don’t worry about getting in bed with these bad guys, because, as we remember, the same kind of assurances were given to us in the late 1980s, when we supported, as I said, bin Laden and others in the war against Russia, the Mujahideen war, and that, of course, bit us on the ass.
And this is, too.
So there we are.
AMY GOODMAN:    Seymour Hersh, what about the role of Vice President Dick Cheney, the Deputy National Security Advisor Elliott Abrams?
SEYMOUR HERSH:    Well, any time you have violent anti-Iran policy and anti-Shia policy, you have to start looking there.
Look, clearly this president is deeply involved in this, too, but what I hear from my people, of course, the players — it’s always Cheney, Cheney.
Cheney meets with Bush at least once a week.
They have a lunch.
They usually have a scheduled lunch.
And out of that comes a lot of big decisions.
We don’t know what’s ever said at that meeting.
And this is — talk about being opaque, this is a government that is so hidden from us.
So I can tell you that the thing that’s amazing about this government, the thing that’s really spectacular, is even now how they can get their way mostly with a lot of the American press.
They made a decision that because of the totally dwindling support for the war in Iraq, we go back to the al-Qaeda card, and we start talking about al-Qaeda
For example, I do know — and, you know, you have to take it on face value — if you’ve been reading me for a long time, you know a lot of the things I write are true or come out to be more or less true — I do know that within the last month, maybe four, four-and-a-half weeks ago, they made a decision that because of the totally dwindling support for the war in Iraq, we go back to the al-Qaeda card, and we start talking about al-Qaeda.
And the next thing you know, right after that, Bush went to the Southern Command — this was a month ago — and talked, mentioned al-Qaeda twenty-seven times in his speech.
He did so just the other day — al-Qaeda this, al-Qaeda that
He did so just the other day this week — al-Qaeda this, al-Qaeda that.
All of a sudden, the poor Iraqi Sunnis, I mean, they can’t do anything without al-Qaeda.
It’s only al-Qaeda that’s dropping the bombs and causing mayhem.
It’s not the Sunni and Shia insurgents or militias.
And this policy just gets picked up, although there’s absolutely no empirical basis.
Most of the pros will tell you the foreign fighters are a couple percent, and then they’re sort of leaderless in the sense that there’s no overall direction of the various foreign fighters.
You could call them al-Qaeda.
You can also call them jihadists and Salafists that want to die fighting the Americans or the occupiers in Iraq and they come across the border.
Whether this is — there’s no attempt to suggest there’s any significant coordination of these groups by bin Laden or anybody else, and the press just goes gaga.
And so, they went gaga a little bit over the Syrian connection to the activities in Tripoli.
It’s just amazing to me, you guys.
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Bin Laden: 'Your security is in your own hands'
Friday, October 29, 2004
Osama bin Laden delivers a videotaped message broadcast on Arabic language network Al-Jazeera.
Osama bin Laden delivers a videotaped message broadcast on Arabic language network Al-Jazeera.
(CNN) — Osama bin Laden delivered a new videotaped message which aired on the Arab language network Al-Jazeera Friday.   This is a transcript of his remarks as translated by CNN senior editor for Arab affairs Octavia Nasr.
You, the American people, I talk to you today about the best way to avoid another catastrophe and about war, its reasons and its consequences.
And in that regard, I say to you that security is an important pillar of human life, and that free people do not compromise their security.
Contrary to what Bush says and claims — that we hate freedom — let him tell us then, "Why did we not attack Sweden?" It is known that those who hate freedom don't have souls with integrity, like the souls of those 19.   May the mercy of God be upon them.
We fought with you because we are free, and we don't put up with transgressions.   We want to reclaim our nation.   As you spoil our security, we will do so to you.
I wonder about you.   Although we are ushering the fourth year after 9/11, Bush is still exercising confusion and misleading you and not telling you the true reason.   Therefore, the motivations are still there for what happened to be repeated.
And I will talk to you about the reason for those events, and I will be honest with you about the moments the decision was made so that you can ponder.   And I tell you, God only knows, that we never had the intentions to destroy the towers.
But after the injustice was so much and we saw transgressions and the coalition between Americans and the Israelis against our people in Palestine and Lebanon, it occurred to my mind that we deal with the towers.   And these special events that directly and personally affected me go back to 1982 and what happened when America gave permission for Israel to invade Lebanon.   And assistance was given by the American sixth fleet.
During those crucial moments, my mind was thinking about many things that are hard to describe.   But they produced a feeling to refuse and reject injustice, and I had determination to punish the transgressors.
And as I was looking at those towers that were destroyed in Lebanon, it occurred to me that we have to punish the transgressor with the same — and that we had to destroy the towers in America so that they taste what we tasted, and they stop killing our women and children.
We found no difficulties in dealing with the Bush administration, because of the similarities of that administration and the regimes in our countries, half of which are run by the military and half of which are run by monarchs.   And our experience is vast with them.
And those two kinds are full of arrogance and taking money illegally.
The resemblance started when Bush, the father, visited the area, when some of our own were impressed by America and were hoping that the visits would affect and influence our countries.
Then, what happened was that he was impressed by the monarchies and the military regimes, and he was jealous of them staying in power for tens of years, embezzling the public money without any accountability.   And he moved the tyranny and suppression of freedom to his own country, and they called it the Patriot Act, under the disguise of fighting terrorism.   And Bush, the father, found it good to install his children as governors and leaders.
We agreed with the leader of the group, Mohammed Atta, to perform all attacks within 20 minutes before Bush and his administration were aware of what was going on.   And we never knew that the commander-in-chief of the American armed forces would leave 50,000 of his people in the two towers to face those events by themselves when they were in the most urgent need of their leader.
He was more interested in listening to the child's story about the goat rather than worry about what was happening to the towers.   So, we had three times the time necessary to accomplish the events.
Your security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush or al Qaeda.   Your security is in your own hands.   Any nation that does not attack us will not be attacked.
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California Man Revealed as al Qaeda Leader
July 07, 2006
For the first time, a former Orange County, Calif. teenage rock music fan has revealed his role as a top al Qaeda leader.
Adam Gadahn, who disappeared from California seven years ago, appeared unmasked on an al Qaeda tape made public on the internet today.
As previously reported by ABC News, the FBI had concluded that the masked man was Gadahn based on voice analysis of previous al Qaeda tapes.   On today's tape, Gadahn is bearded, wearing a turban.
He denounces U.S. soldiers in Iraq and their alleged murder and rapes of Iraqi citizens.
"Who are the real terrorists?" Gadahn asks.
When referring to the alleged atrocities committed by U.S. Marines in Iraq, Gadahn also says, "It's hard to imagine that any compassionate person could see pictures... and not want to go on a shooting spree at the Marines' housing facilities at Camp Pendleton."
Camp Pendleton is located just south of where Gadahn grew up in California.
There was no immediate response from Gadahn's family, which still lives in California.   They had previously denied he was the masked figure on al Qaeda tapes.  
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Mossad Agent Pearlman Releases Phony "Al-Qaeda Tape"
While President Bush authorizes the CIA to bankroll and arm the real Al-Qaeda in Iran
Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Adam Pearlman, the Jewish Mossad agent who once wrote stinging essays condemning Muslims as "bloodthirsty terrorists", has once again popped up as an "Al-Qaeda spokesman" to frighten the dwindling number of Americans who still believe Al-Qaeda exists outside of U.S. intelligence circles.
"An American member of al-Qaida warned President Bush on Tuesday to end U.S. involvement in all Muslim lands or face an attack worse than the Sept. 11 suicide assault, according to a new videotape."
"Wearing a white robe and a turban, Adam Yehiye Gadahn, who also goes by the name Azzam al-Amriki, said al-Qaida would not negotiate on its demands," reports the Associated Press.
Who is the mysterious Adam Yehiye Gadahn?
The FBI lists Gadahn's aliases as Abu Suhayb Al-Amriki, Abu Suhayb, Yihya Majadin Adams, Adam Pearlman, and Yayah.
Adam Pearlman is his real name and his grandfather is none other than the late Carl K. Pearlman; a prominent Jewish urologist in Orange County.
Carl was also a member of the board of directors of the Anti-Defamation League, which was caught spying on Americans for Israel in 1993.
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Mike Rivero has the scoop at WhatReallyHappened.com .
Israel's Mossad intelligence agency was caught in 2002 creating a phony Al-Qaeda group to justify attacks on Palestinians.
Pearlman has a knack of releasing his tapes at the most politically opportune time for Bush, having first burst onto the scene shortly before the 2004 presidential election and then again right after Katrina when the President's approval rating was tanking fast.
Even more mainstream publications, like the Los Angeles City Beat, have dismissed Pearlman before as nothing more than "cartoonish propaganda."
Pearlman had a hippy upbringing, a brief but intense flirtation with death metal and before a sudden transformation, once referred to Muslims as “bloodthirsty, barbaric terrorists.”
Pearlman was a hardcore Jewish Zionist and wrote essays and screeds bashing the Muslim faith.
He even got into fights at mosques and beat up Muslim worshippers.
Pearlman's personal history and the highly suspicious nature in which he suddenly professed his conversion to Islam in a single Internet posting and later appeared on the scene as a spokesman for "Al-Qaeda" are all the ingredients needed to draw the conclusion that Pearlman is working as a double agent and most likely for Mossad.
The Pearlman tape was once again obtained by the IntelCenter group, a U.S. government contractor, and it's head Ben Venzke has given the tape credence in media interviews concerning the story.
In our previous groundbreaking expose, we unveiled the ties between Intelcenter, a group that regularly 'obtains' Al-Qaeda tapes and the Pentagon.
Intelcenter is an offshoot of IDEFENSE, which was staffed by a senior military psy-op intelligence officer Jim Melnick, who has worked directly for Donald Rumsfeld.
Intelcenter were behind the October 2006 release of the "laughing hijackers" tape that showed Mohammad Atta and Ziad Jarrah allegedly attending a 2000 Al-Qaeda meeting and reading their last will and testament.
Segments of the video that were interspersed with footage of the "laughing hijackers," Jarrah and Atta, showing Bin Laden giving a speech to an audience in Afghanistan on January 8 2000, were culled from what terror experts described as surveillance footage taken by a "security agency."
News reports at the time contained the admission that the U.S. government had been in possession of the footage since 2002, while others said it was found when the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001.
Yet it was still bizarrely reported that the tape, bearing all the hallmarks of having been filmed and edited by undercover US intelligence and having admittedly been in US possession for five years, was released over the weekend of September 31/October 1 by Al-Qaeda.
The video also contained segments that were first broadcast in a British documentary called The Road to Guantanamo, which was originally aired in March 2006.
The context of the corresponding scene in the dramatized documentary featured U.S. interrogators attempting to coerce Gitmo detainees into confessing Al-Qaeda membership by showing them fake videos where their likeness had been computer generated to appear as if they were in attendance during Bin Laden's January 8 2000 speech.
Monster in the closet
The monster in the closet is once again being waved in front of the American people's faces in order to quell bubbling national resentment about the ongoing carnage in Iraq and the fact that May was the deadliest month in terms of our boys returning home in flag-draped caskets.
Meanwhile, President Bush has authorized the CIA to bankroll and arm Jundullah, a Sunni Al-Qaeda organization, to attack Iran in order to destabilize Ahmadinejad's government.
While Bush grandstands in his Rose Garden speech about how Al-Qaeda wants to kill our children and as Mossad agent Pearlman rants on a video tape about a new 9/11, the only real Al-Qaeda are being equipped, funded and trained by our own government to kill innocent civilians in the Middle East in order to pave the way for the next chapter of Neo-Con blood-letting.
Crude propaganda tapes foisted on us at home in an effort to hoodwink us into supporting it all.
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ESTIMATED NUCLEAR WARHEADS, STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL
Map showing declared, suspected and potential nuclear nations.

The US is also said to have some 3,000 warheads in reserve, while Russia has about 11,000 in non-operational stockpiles.

Israel declines to confirm it has nuclear weapons.

North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.

Iran is accused by the US of ambitions to build nuclear arms.

The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.

The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.

In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.

Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
The United States has conducted 1,127 nuclear and thermonuclear tests — 217 in the atmosphere.
The Soviet Union/ Russia conducted 969 tests — 219 in the atmosphere.
France, 210 tests, 50 in the atmosphere.
The United Kingdom, 45 tests — 21 in the atmosphere.
China, 45 tests — 23 in the atmosphere.
India and Pakistan — 13 tests underground.
Israel — possible 1 test atmosphere South Africa 1979.
North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.
“The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.”
“The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.   In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.”
Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
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'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!'
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  Protests around world every 11th of month
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.

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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.
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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.

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Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
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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.
 
Your life, your children's lives —
Will you live or die?
Decided by small group of elite.
Pure evil
It doesn't get any clearer than this
 
Published on Friday, March 2, 2007 by the Los Angeles Times
US to Develop New Hydrogen Bomb
by Ralph Vartabedian
The Energy Department will announce today a contract to develop the nation's first new hydrogen bomb in two decades, involving a collaboration between three national weapons laboratories, The Times has learned.
The new bomb will include design features from all three labs, though Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Bay Area appears to have taken the lead position in the project. The Los Alamos and Sandia labs in New Mexico will also be part of the project.
Why are the West's elites trying to start a nuclear war?
Because you pay for it
BBC — Thursday, 6 September 2007
UK jets 'chase Russian bombers'
UK MoD image of Tupolev-95 Bear bomber

An MoD photo shows RAF Typhoon shadowing a Russian Bear-H
Norway says Russia has increased military flights in the Arctic
The UK's Royal Air Force has launched fighter jets to intercept eight Russian military planes flying in airspace patrolled by Nato, UK officials say.
Four RAF F3 Tornado aircraft were scrambled in response to the Russian action, the UK's defence ministry said.
The Russian planes - said to be long-range bombers - had earlier been followed by Norwegian F16 jets.
Russia recently revived a Cold War-era practice of flying bombers on long-range patrols.
A Norwegian officer, Lt Col John Inge Oegland, told the BBC the Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear bombers flew in international airspace from the Barents Sea to the Atlantic, before turning back.
Two Norwegian F-16s shadowed them on Thursday morning and another two went up later, he said.
There have been several similar incidents in recent months, Lt-Col Oegland added.
"Norway is following the increased Russian activity in the far north with interest," he told the BBC News website.
He said the Russian flights were not causing alarm in Norway.   "Our systems are adequate," he said, when asked whether Norway was bolstering its security in the area.
Over time I was increasingly shocked by the speed and ease with which many intelligent and seemingly competent members of the CFR [ Council on Foreign Relations ] appeared to eagerly justify policies and actions that supported growing corruption.
The regularity with which many CFR members would protect insiders from accountability regarding another appalling fraud surprised even me.
Many of them seemed delighted with the advantages of being an insider while being entirely indifferent to the extraordinary cost to all citizens of having our lives, health and resources drained to increase insider wealth in a manner that violated the most basic principles of fiduciary obligation and respect for the law.
In short, the CFR was operating in a win-lose economic paradigm that centralized economic and political power.
I was trying to find a way for us to shift to a win-win economic paradigm that was — by its nature — decentralizing.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
 
The reader can appreciate why Wall Street would welcome someone as accommodating as Gorelick at Fannie Mae.
This was a period when the profits rolled in from engineering the most spectacular growth in mortgage debt in U.S. history.
As one real estate broker said, “They have turned our homes into ATM machines.”
Fannie Mae has been a leading player in centralizing control of the mortgage markets into Washington D.C. and Wall Street.
And that means as people were rounded up and shipped to prison as part of Operation Safe Home, Fannie was right behind to finance the gentrification of neighborhoods.
And that is before we ask questions about the extent to which the estimated annual financial flows of $500 billion–$1 trillion money laundering through the U.S. financial system or money missing from the US government are reinvested into Fannie Mae securities.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
James Forrestal
James Forrestal’s oil portrait always hung prominently in one of the private Dillon Read dining rooms for the eleven years that I worked at the firm. Forrestal, a highly regarded Dillon partner and President of the firm, had gone to Washington, D.C. in 1940 to lead the Navy during WWII and then played a critical role in creating the National Security Act of 1947.

He then became Secretary of War (later termed Secretary of Defense) in September 1947 and served until March 28, 1949.

Given the central banking-warfare investment model that rules our planet, it was appropriate that Dillon 
partners at various times lead both the Treasury Department and the Defense Department.

Shortly after resigning from government, Forrestal died falling out of a window of the Bethesda Naval Hospital outside of Washington, D.C. on May 22, 1949.

There is some controversy around the official explanation of his death — ruled a suicide.

Some insist he had a nervous breakdown. Some say that he was opposed to the creation of the state of Israel.

Others say that he argued for transparency and accountability in government, and against the provisions instituted at this time to create a secrete “black budget.”

He lost and was pretty upset about it — and the loss was a violent one.

Since the professional killers who operate inside the Washington beltway have numerous techniques to get perfectly sane people to kill themselves, I am not sure it makes a big difference.

Approximately a month later, the CIA Act of 1949 was passed.

The Act created the CIA and endowed it with the statutory authority that became one of the chief components of financing the “black” budget — the power to claw monies from other agencies for the benefit of secretly funding the intelligence communities and their corporate contractors.

This was to turn out to be a devastating development for the forces of transparency, without which there can be no rule of law, free markets or democracy.

Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed Forrestal as an administrative assistant on June 22, 1940, then nominated him as Undersecretary of the Navy six weeks later. In the latter post, Forrestal would prove to be very effective at mobilizing industrial production for the war effort.
He became Secretary of the Navy on May 19, 1944, following the death of his immediate supervisor Frank Knox from a heart attack. Forrestal then led the Navy through the closing year of the war and the demobilization that followed.   What might have been his greatest legacy as Navy Secretary was an attempt that came to nought.   He, along with Secretary of War Henry Stimson and Under Secretary of State Joseph Grew, in the early months of 1945, strongly advocated a softer policy toward Japan that would permit a negotiated face-saving surrender.   His primary concern was "the menace of Russian Communism and its attraction for decimated, destabilized societies in Europe and Asia", and, therefore, keeping the Soviet Union out of the war with Japan.   Had his advice been followed, Japan might well have surrendered before August 1945, precluding the use of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.   So strongly did he feel about this matter that he cultivated negotiation attempts that bordered closely on insubordination toward the President.
Forrestal opposed the unification of the services, but even so helped develop the National Security Act of 1947 that created the National Military Establishment (the Department of Defense was not created as such until August 1949), and with the former Secretary of War Robert P. Patterson retiring to private life, Forrestal was the next choice.
His 18 months at Defense came at an exceptionally difficult time for the U.S. military establishment:   Communist governments came to power in Czechoslovakia and China; West Berlin was blockaded, necessitating the Berlin Airlift to keep it going; the war between the Arab states and Israel after the establishment of Israel in Palestine; and negotiations were going on for the formation of NATO.   His reign was also hampered by intense interservice rivalries.
In addition, President Harry Truman constrained military budgets billions of dollars below what the services were requesting, putting Forrestal in the middle of the tug-of-war.   Forrestal was also becoming more and more worried about the Soviet threat.   Internationally, the takeover by the Communists of Eastern Europe, their threats to the governments of Greece, Italy, and France, their impending takeover of China, and the invasion of South Korea by North Korea would demonstrate the legitimacy of his concerns on the international front as well.
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James Forrestal’s oil portrait always hung prominently in one of the private Dillon Read dining rooms for the eleven years that I worked at the firm. Forrestal, a highly regarded Dillon partner and President of the firm, had gone to Washington, D.C. in 1940 to lead the Navy during WWII and then played a critical role in creating the National Security Act of 1947.
He then became Secretary of War (later termed Secretary of Defense) in September 1947 and served until March 28, 1949.
Given the central banking-warfare investment model that rules our planet, it was appropriate that Dillon partners at various times lead both the Treasury Department and the Defense Department.
Shortly after resigning from government, Forrestal died falling out of a window of the Bethesda Naval Hospital outside of Washington, D.C. on May 22, 1949.
There is some controversy around the official explanation of his death — ruled a suicide.
Some insist he had a nervous breakdown. Some say that he was opposed to the creation of the state of Israel.
Others say that he argued for transparency and accountability in government, and against the provisions instituted at this time to create a secrete “black budget.”
He lost and was pretty upset about it — and the loss was a violent one.
Since the professional killers who operate inside the Washington beltway have numerous techniques to get perfectly sane people to kill themselves, I am not sure it makes a big difference.
Approximately a month later, the CIA Act of 1949 was passed.
The Act created the CIA and endowed it with the statutory authority that became one of the chief components of financing the “black” budget — the power to claw monies from other agencies for the benefit of secretly funding the intelligence communities and their corporate contractors.
This was to turn out to be a devastating development for the forces of transparency, without which there can be no rule of law, free markets or democracy.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
What Briody does not mention is allegations regarding Brown & Root's involvement in narcotics trafficking. Former LAPD narcotics investigator Mike Ruppert once described his break up with fiance Teddy — an agent dealing narcotics and weapons for the CIA while working with Brown & Root, as follows:
“Arriving in New Orleans in early July, 1977 I found her living in an apartment across the river in Gretna. Equipped with scrambler phones, night vision devices and working from sealed communiqués delivered by naval and air force personnel from nearby Belle Chasse Naval Air Station, Teddy was involved in something truly ugly.
She was arranging for large quantities of weapons to be loaded onto ships leaving for Iran.
At the same time she was working with Mafia associates of New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello to coordinate the movement of service boats that were bringing large quantities of heroin into the city.
The boats arrived at Marcello controlled docks, unmolested by even the New Orleans police she introduced me to, along with divers, military men, former Green Berets and CIA personnel.
“The service boats were retrieving the heroin from oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, oil rigs in international waters, oil rigs built and serviced by Brown and Root.
The guns that Teddy monitored, apparently Vietnam era surplus AK 47s and M16s, were being loaded onto ships also owned or leased by Brown and Root.
And more than once during the eight days I spent in New Orleans I met and ate at restaurants with Brown and Root employees who were boarding those ships and leaving for Iran within days.
Once, while leaving a bar and apparently having asked the wrong question, I was shot at in an attempt to scare me off.”
Source: "Halliburton’s Brown and Root is One of the Major Components of the Bush-Cheney Drug Empire" by Michael Ruppert, From the Wilderness
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
The Clinton Administration took the groundwork laid by Nixon, Reagan and Bush and embraced and blossomed the expansion and promotion of federal support for police, enforcement and the War on Drugs with a passion that was hard to understand unless and until you realized that the American financial system was deeply dependent on attracting an estimated $500 billion-$1 trillion of annual money laundering.
Globalizing corporations and deepening deficits and housing bubbles required attracting vast amounts of capital.
Attracting capital also required making the world safe for the reinvestment of the profits of organized crime and the war machine.
Without growing organized crime and military activities through government budgets and contracts, the economy would stop centralizing.
The Clinton Administration was to govern a doubling of the federal prison population.
Catherine Austin Fitts — Dillon Reid and Co. Inc. And the Aristocracy of Stock Profits
If you never see another movie, better watch this: the old original version still allowed on Google video
For Google video version — click here — it will state this version is old!
This version is not censored — it is infinitely better then the newer censored version
To download this version and keep
http://keepvid.com
copy and paste
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=5547481422995115331
P.S. The new Zeitgeist movie is loaded with political rhetoric
It cannot be more opposite of the sense of Zeitgeist — a German word meaning 'Of the time'
AND don't forget this:
Pandora's Black Box Chapter Two — click here
Pilots for 911 truth — click here
9/11
By all accounts, the unprecedented events of September 11th, 2001 changed the way our country functions, and in turn, the world.
It is therefore critical that conscientious Americans, as well as people around the globe, understand these events in detail.
Unfortunately the official reports, including The 9/11 Commission Report and the NIST WTC Report, written by those working under the direction of the Bush Administration, have been proven to be elaborate cover-ups.
Film: 9/11 Revisited
September 11th Revisited is perhaps the most riveting film ever made about the destruction of the World Trade Center.
This is a powerful documentary which features eyewitness accounts and archived news footage that was shot on September 11, 2001 but never replayed on television.
Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses & firefighters, along with expert analysis by Professor Steven E. Jones, Professor David Ray Griffin, MIT Engineer Jeffrey King, and Professor James H. Fetzer.
This film provides stunning evidence that explosives were used in the complete demolition of the WTC Twin Towers and WTC Building 7.
For Film: 9/11 Revisited
— Click Here
Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
An excellent documentary about the families of the victims of 9/11 and their fight to uncover and expose the truth about what happened that day.
For Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
— Click Here
Film: 9/11 Mysteries
90 minutes of pure demolition evidence and analysis, laced with staggering witness testimonials.
Moving from “the myth” through “the analysis” and into “the players,” careful deconstruction of the official story set right alongside clean, clear science.
The 9/11 picture is not one of politics or nationalism or loyalty, but one of strict and simple physics.   How do you get a 10-second 110-story pancake collapse?
Every missile has a home.

Photo: Alaska Image Library
Every missile has a home
(No Mortgages to Worry About)
Image: Natasha Mayers
It's kind of a fun game
You see the aim of those inner forces who guide the Elite —
For them the real agenda is depopulation
To kill off you
your children
your grandchildren
It is to have fun watching our stupidity as we allow the destruction of our planet
     — but most haven't figured this out yet!
If we stop them with the nuclear and biological weapons
then it's the 400+ MPH, KPH wind
the increase in UVB, UVC, UVA rays due to loss of stratospheric ozone.
It's the climate!
It's the reduction and elimination of food coming from all levels of cunning
World Elite — tools and servants of Lucifer
The fall of Lucifer, Gustave Doré's illustration for Paradise Lost by John Milton.

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The fall of Lucifer
Gustave Doré's illustration for Paradise Lost by John Milton
Alex Jones End Game.

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Alex Jones End Game.

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Alex Jones End Game.

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Alex Jones End Game.

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EndGame — Alex Jones, you have done the world a great favor
It has taken me until now to view this great masterpiece that chronicles the planet's true history
But I am glad for this delay as my awareness of reality, and the events that seemingly must unfold to educate humankind, have come from sentience off planet — now with this movie the circles merge
A movie par excellence, it will likely be considered the most significant in the downfall of the rich and powerful who control the world and rising politicians already in their pocket — the imprisonment of all those who seek to bring forth this horror, this enslavement of 'New World Order'
Kewe
Alex Jones End Game.

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Published on Monday, July 4, 2005 by CommonDreams.org
by Sheldon Drobny
Justice O'Connor's decision in Bush v. Gore led to the current Bush administration's execution of war crimes and atrocities in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places in the Middle East that are as egregious as those committed by the Third Reich and other evil governments in human history.
US destroyed Fallujah as it tries to destroy the rest of Iraq
The lesson is clear.
Those people who may be honorable and distinguished in their chosen profession should always make decisions based upon good rather than evil no matter where their nominal allegiances may rest.
Justice O'Connor was quoted to have said something to the affect that she abhorred the thought of Bush losing the 2000 election to Gore.
She was known to have wanted to retire after the 2000 election for same reason she is now retiring.
She wanted to spend more time with her sick husband.
Unfortunately, she tarnished her distinguished career with the deciding vote in Bush v. Gore by going along with the partisan majority of the Court to interfere with a democratic election that she and the majority feared would be lost in an honest recount.
She dishonored herself and the Supreme Court by succumbing to party allegiances and not The Constitution to which she swore to uphold.
And the constitutional argument she and the majority used to justify their decision was the Equal Protection Clause.
The Equal Protection Clause was the ultimate basis for the decision, but the majority essentially admitted (what was obvious in any event) that it was not basing its conclusion on any general view of what equal protection requires.
The decision in Bush v Gore was not dictated by the law in any sense—either the law found through research, or the law as reflected in the kind of intuitive sense that comes from immersion in the legal culture.
The Equal Protection clause is generally used in matters concerning civil rights.
The majority ignored their basic conservative views supporting federalism and states' rights in order to justify their decision.
History will haunt these justices down for their utter lack of justice and the hypocrisy associated with this decision.
Sheldon Drobny is Co-founder of Air America Radio.
Unspeakable grief and horror
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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!
Mother her two babies killed by US
More than Fifteen million
US dollars given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
Nanci Pelosi — U.S. House Democratic leader — Congresswoman California, 8th District
Speaking at the AIPAC agenda   May 26, 2005
There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.   This is absolute nonsense.
In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been:  it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist.
The greatest threat to Israel's right to exist, with the prospect of devastating violence, now comes from Iran.
For too long, leaders of both political parties in the United States have not done nearly enough to confront the Russians and the Chinese, who have supplied Iran as it has plowed ahead with its nuclear and missile technology....
In the words of Isaiah, we will make ourselves to Israel 'as hiding places from the winds and shelters from the tempests; as rivers of water in dry places; as shadows of a great rock in a weary land.'
Pelosi
 
 
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