9th March 17:08
Pentagon frameup investigation is conclusive -- 9-11 was a frameup Here is all the proof a grand jury will need.
Calling all microbiologists! 2 deaths, 14 serious (requiring
ventilators to stay alive); 100
cases among troops in Iraq
911 Report-The Saudi Ties are U.S. ties
Mossad posing as "Palestinian Terrorists"
Now We Pay the Warlords to Tyrannise the Afghan People
The "Planted" Pentagon Debris -fights among 9/11 Skeptics continue
US Homelessness and Poverty Rates Skyrocket While Billions are Spent
Overseas on Occupation
Anti-globalization leader Ayman al-Zawahri warned the United States on
Sunday it would pay a high price if it harmed any of the detainees at
the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay
Their Master's Voice -- Every intelligence chief has a political boss
"Regime Changes" -- How US infiltrates "civil society" to overthrow
governments -- [What is a CIA agent but a government informant,
assassin, agitator, theif and saboteur, organized crime figure,
prostitute with a government pension plan and James Bond license to
commit crime? --DE]
Q: What do you call people (citizen or foreigner)your government
imprisons, denies of all national and international legal,
consititutional, charter and convention protections; and kills kills
after a trial by Wolfowitz-appointed non-peers despite the fact that
there is no evidence?
a) Enemy combatant detainees (a term including merely "suspected"
b) "Guantanamo meat"
c) British Subjects (Whithall officials say Bush told by UK during
Blair visit that UK does NOT want its detainees returned for
trial under British law hard to mount a successful prosecution
in Britain because of the difficulty in obtaining evidence that
admissible in court and because it would force disclosure of the
state of British intelligence.
Who are you calling evil?
UK zionist-globalization government creating their own version of US
"Christian Right" for "moral cover"
Got oil? Israel behind accusations of financing and supporting
terrorism leveled at Saudi Arabia
Stray bullet kills US soldier in Iraq
Saddam 'betrayed by friends'
Britons unconvinced on Iraq: Blair
US troops miss Saddam
Bait and Switch: The Neocon Case for War in Iraq
"Shallow Throat" Advises Democrats to Bring It On Big-Time
China is modifying short-range mobile missiles to target American
Okinawa and is sharply increasing the number of missiles aimed at
The Prisoner of Ramallah -- He is the most admired and beloved leader
of his own people, and apparently the leader most admired by the
masses throughout the Arab and Muslim world. Not bad for a person who
is turning 74.
Israeli army confiscates three hectares in Gaza Strip
"We did not invite you here - and we are not in your country."
Bush renews for one year the "national emergency" suspension of
national and international law protections (elections, free political
speech, free political participation, freedom of press, freedom of
assembly etc) ue to the continuing threat of terrorism in Iraq. Former
President George Bush first imposed sanctions on Iraq on August 2,
1990. See: CONTINUATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO IRAQ
-- Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs,
Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)
Wall makes Palestinian farmers refugees on their own land
China Readying for Blitzkrieg on Korean Peninsula
John Pilger | War on Truth
Rumsfeld's Polish Mercenaries Come Under Fire in Iraq
Saddam Hussein's daughters, in interviews Friday, expressed deep
for their father but said they don't know where he is and last saw him
week before the Iraq war started.
Bush's High Crimes Against the Nation
Organized Crime in the Administration did 9-11 (34 photo articles)
Norman Solomon | U.S. Media Are Too Soft on the White House
Saboteurs blew up part of a key oil pipeline
Ali Ismaeel Abbas, an 11-year-old who lost his arms in a Baghdad bomb
attack. ...Nakhoul, for her part, had resolved to try to persuade the
International Red Cross to help Ali, but then her own tragedy struck:
April 8 she was badly injured when an American missile was fired at
Palestine Hotel, an attack in which three journalists, including one
Reuters colleagues, were killed. With a piece of shrapnel embedded in
brain, Nakhoul was evacuated to Kuwait. ...
Walter Williams | Bush's High Crimes Against the Nation
The Bush Administration's Top 40 Lies About War and Terrorism
Mel Gibson's Christ Movie, Offensive to Zionists, Isn't that Bad
Senator Clinton Says Supreme Court Still Merits Mistrust
The weather is being affected by secret weather modification.
I have never stated that the government is doing the modifying -- it
could be corporations, and NGO or an international body.
Weather modification exists certainly. Israel gets 22 percent of its
rainfall from weather modification, but they do so quietly, because
those parcels of wet air must be diverted from going someplace else.
You talk as if it is insane to think that weather modification is
possible. You talk as if it is insane that governments would want to
control it. You talk as if it is insane to say that diverting heat,
cold, moisture, dryness from one region or country to another is not
frought will overwhelming political and liability issues? You talk as
it it is insane to suggest that secrecy would be resorted to to skirt
those political and liability issues. You talk as if it insane to
think that once secret weather modification was underway that was
unaccountable to anyone by power-elite figures behind closed doors
that it would not be used to affect economic events in agriculture, in
futures markets, in dervivatives, in disaster funding, in "national
emergency" politics, in geopolitical conflicts, and in "regime change."
I spoke for preparedness in case the predictions, which no average
citizen was in a position to evaluate -- I also feared that the US
was the target of some kind of operation built around the scare --
no one knew what was happening -- I was worried about Y2K which I did
not understand. ANd of course I was the only one worried about Y2K
and I started the scares right? Wrong! I was only posting to a few
groups back then and was specializing in the CHina threat and
clandestine weathermodification. I had rice, 4 new plastic garbage
cans filled with water, candles, propane camp stove, extra toilet
paper -- and I will tell you that under Clinton I had no trust that I
was getting the straight truth -- in short: I would do and say the
same thing again in a similar situation today.
However, with the Pentagon attack, I have had time to investigate and
I have found the problem much more tractable than second-guessing the
weaknesses of the country's cyber infrastructure on December 31, 1999.
Did I really have to answer Arizona retired Cowboy's accusation about
my response to the unknowns, to the non-verifyable warnings by
assorted experts who were filling the media of that day? I think
readers will cut me some slack for having shared my speculative
thoughts about possible dangers to prepare for in a dangerous
situation where we did not know what was really going on or what would
happen. All I said about enemies exploiting or possibly the collapse
of the infrastructure being perhaps a deliberatly planned time bomb
to make us vulnerable was not unreasonable to be thinking about
(testing, exploring the possibility) given what little we knew at the
time and what all dire possibilities that "experts" were discussing
See how KC has -- by his accusations -- gotten us away from
THE BUSINESS AT HAND:
Organized Crime in the Administration did 9-11 (34 photo articles)
Proof that the Defense Department attacked their own Headquarters on
What convinced me 9-11 was a frameup http://www.apfn.org/apfn/77_deastman1.htm http://www.apfn.org/apfn/77_deastman2.htm http://www.apfn.org/apfn/77_deastman3.htm
Leading investigators of the 9-11 mass-murder inside-job black op
More on the 9-11 frameup:
14th March 03:39
Pentagon frameup investigation is conclusive -- 9-11 was a frameup Here is all the proof a grand jury will need.
The truth about how the Wolfowitz-Rumsfeld-Feith have cut the wires of
interaction with non-politically appointed research and ****ysis
Career officer does eye-opening stint inside Pentagon
By Karen Kwiatkowski, a recently retired Air Force Lieutenant colonel.
After eight years of Bill Clinton, many military officers breathed a
sigh of relief when George W. Bush was named president. I was in that
plurality. At one time, I would have believed the administration's
accusations of anti-Americanism against anyone who questioned the
integrity and good faith of President Bush, Vice President Cheney or
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
However, while working from May 2002 through February 2003 in the
office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, Near East South
Asia and Special Plans (USDP/NESA and SP) in the Pentagon, I observed
the environment in which decisions about post-war Iraq were made.
Those observations changed everything.
What I saw was aberrant, pervasive and contrary to good order and
discipline. If one is seeking the answers to why peculiar bits of
``intelligence'' found sanctity in a presidential speech, or why the
post-Hussein occupation has been distinguished by confusion and false
steps, one need look no further than the process inside the Office of
the Secretary of Defense. I can identify three prevailing themes.
• Functional isolation of the professional corps. Civil service and
active-duty military professionals assigned to the USDP/NESA and SP
were noticeably uninvolved in key areas of interest to Undersecretary
for Policy Douglas Feith, Deputy Secretary Paul Wolfowitz and
Rumsfeld. These included Israel, Iraq and to a lesser extent, Saudi
When the New York Times broke the story last summer of Richard Perle's
invitation of Laurent Muraviec to brief the Defense Policy Board on
Saudi Arabia as the next enemy of the United States, this briefing was
news to the Saudi desk officer. He even had some difficulty getting a
copy of it, while receiving assignments related to it.
In terms of Israel and Iraq, all primary staff work was conducted by
political appointees, in the case of Israel a desk officer appointee
from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and in the case of
Iraq, Abe Shulsky and several other appointees. These personnel may be
exceptionally qualified; Shulsky authored a 1993 textbook Silent
Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence.
But the human resource depth made possible through broad-based
teamwork with the professional policy and intelligence corps was never
established, and apparently, never wanted by the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld
for Security Policy and the American Enterprise Institute and their
new positions in the Bush administration. Certainly, appointees
sharing particular viewpoints are expected to congregate, and an
overwhelming number of these appointees having such organizational
ties is neither conspiratorial nor unusual. What is unusual is the way
this network operates solely with its membership across the various
agencies -- in particular the State Department, the National Security
Council and the Office of the Vice President.
Within the Central Intelligence Agency, it was less clear to me who
the appointees were, if any. This might explain the level of interest
in the CIA taken by the Office of the Vice President. In any case, I
personally witnessed several cases of staff officers being told not to
contact their counterparts at State or the National Security Council
because that particular decision would be processed through a
different channel. This cliquishness is cause for amu*****t in such
movies as Never Been Kissed or The Hot Chick. In the development and
implementation of war planning it is neither amusing nor beneficial
for American security because opposing points of view and information
that doesn't ``fit'' aren't considered.
• Groupthink. Defined as ``reasoning or decision-making by a group,
often characterized by uncritical acceptance or conformity to
prevailing points of view,'' groupthink was, and probably remains, the
predominant characteristic of Pentagon Middle East policy development.
The result of groupthink is the elevation of opinion into a kind of
accepted ``fact,'' and uncritical acceptance of extremely narrow and
isolated points of view.
The result of groupthink has been extensively studied in the history
of American foreign policy, and it will have a prominent role when the
history of the Bush administration is written. Groupthink, in this
most recent case leading to the invasion and occupation of Iraq, will
be found, I believe, to have caused a subversion of constitutional
limits on executive power and a co-optation through deceit of a large
segment of the Congress.
I am now retired. Shortly before my retirement I was allowed to return
to my primary office of assignment, having served in NESA as a desk
officer backfill for 10 months. The transfer was something I had
sought, but my wish was granted only after I made a particular comment
to my superior, in response to my reading of a February Secretary of
State cable answering a long list of questions from a Middle Eastern
country regarding U.S. planning for the aftermath in Iraq. The answers
had been heavily crafted by the Pentagon, and to me, they were
remarkably inadequate, given the late stage of the game. I suggested
to my boss that if this was as good as it got, some folks on the
Pentagon's E-ring may be sitting beside Hussein in the war crimes
Hussein is not yet sitting before a war crimes tribunal. Nor have the
key decision-makers in the Pentagon been forced to account for the odd
set of cir***stances that placed us as a long-term occupying force in
the world's nastiest rat's nest, without a nation-building plan,
without significant international support and without an exit plan.
Neither may ever be required to answer their accusers, thanks to this
administration's military as well as publicity machine, and the
disgraceful political compromises already made by most of the
Congress. Ironically, only Saddam Hussein, buried under tons of rubble
or in hiding, has a good excuse.
NeoConservatism - Where
Trotsky Meets Stalin & Hitler
By Srdja Trifkovic
The neoconservatives are often depicted as former Trotskyites who have
morphed into a new, closely related life form. It is pointed out that
many early neocons -- including The Public Interest founder Irving
Kristol and coeditor Nathan Glazer, Sidney Hook, and Albert
Wohlstetter -- belonged to the anti-Stalinist far left in the late
1930s and early 1940s, and that their successors, including Joshua
Muravchik, and Carl Gershman, came to neoconservatism through the
Socialist Party at a time when it was Trotskyite in outlook and
politics. As early as 1963 Richard Hofstadter commented on the
progression of many ex-Communists from the paranoid left to the
paranoid right, clinging all the while to the fundamentally Manichean
psychology that underlies both. Four decades later the dominant strain
of neoconservatism is declared to be a mixture of geopolitical
militarism and "inverted socialist internationalism."
Blanket depictions of neoconservatives as redesigned Trotskyites need
to be corrected in favor of a more nuanced ****ysis. In several
important respects the neoconservative world outlook has diverged from
the Trotskyite one and acquired some striking similarities with
Stalinism and German National Socialism. Today's neoconservatives
share with Stalin and Hitler an ideology of nationalist socialism and
internationalist imperialism. The similarities deserve closer scrutiny
and may contribute to a better understanding of the most influential
group in the U.S. foreign policy-making community.
Certain important differences remain, notably the neoconservatives'
hostility not only to Nazi race-theory but even to the most benign
understanding of national or ethnic coherence. On the surface, there
are also glaring differences in economics. However, the
neoconservative glorification of the free market is more rhetoric,
designed to placate the businessmen who fund them, than reality. In
fact, the neoconservatives favor not free enterprise but a kind of
state capitalism -- within the context of the global apparatus of the
World Bank and the IMF -- that Hitler would have appreciated.
Some form of gradual but irreversible and desirable withering away of
the state is a key tenet of the Trotskyite theoretical outlook. The
neoconservatives, by contrast, are statists par excellence. Their core
belief -- that society can be managed by the state in both its
political and economic life -- is equally at odds with the traditional
conservative outlook and with the non-Stalinist Left. In this
important respect the neoconservatives are much closer to Stalinism
and National Socialism.
They do not want to abolish the state; they want to control it --
especially if the state they control is capable of controlling all
others. They are not "patriotic" in any conventional sense of the term
and do not identify themselves with the real and historic America but
see the United States merely as the host organism for the exercise of
their Will to Power. Whereas the American political tradition has been
fixated on the dangers of centralized state power, on the desirability
of limited government and non-intervention in foreign affairs, the
neoconservatives exalt and worship state power, and want America to
become a hyper-state in order to be an effective global hegemon. Even
when they support local government it is on the grounds that it is
more efficient and responsive to the demands of the Empire, not on
The neoconservative view of America as a hybrid, "imagined" nation had
an ardent supporter eight decades ago: in Mein Kampf Adolf Hitler
argued for a new, tightly centralized Germany by invoking the example
of the United States and the triumph of the Union over states' rights.
He concluded that "National Socialism, as a matter of principle, must
lay claim to the right to force its principles on the whole German
nation without consideration of previous federated state boundaries."
Hitler was going to make a new Germany the way he imagined it, or else
destroy it. In the same vein the Weekly Standard writers are
"patriots" only insofar as the America they imagine is a pliable tool
of their global design. Their relentless pursuit of an American Empire
overseas is coupled by their deliberate domestic transformation of the
United States' federal government into a Leviathan unbound by
constitutional restraints. The lines they inserted into President
Bush's State of the Union address last January aptly summarized their
Messianic obsessions: the call of history has come to the right
country, we exercise power without conquest, and sacrifice for the
liberty of strangers, we know that freedom is the right of every
person and the future of every nation: "The liberty we prize is not
America's gift to the world, it is God's gift to humanity."
Such megalomania is light years away from a patriotic appreciation of
one's nation. A psychotic quest for power and dominance is the driving
force, and the "nationalist" discourse its justification. The reality
is visible in ultimate distress: Towards the end of the Second World
War Josef Goebbels welcomed the Allied bombing for its destruction of
the old bourgeois cuckoo-clock and marzipan Germany of the feudal
principalities. Driven by the same impulse, Bill Kristol's "national
greatness" psychosis seeks to sweep away the old localized,
decentralized America of bingo parlors and little league games.
Most heirs of the Trotskyite Left are internationalists and one-world
globalists, whereas all neoconservatives are unabashed imperialists.
The former advocate "multilateralism," in the form of an emerging
"international community" controlled by the United Nations or through
a gradual transfer of sovereign prerogatives to regional groupings
exemplified by the European Union. By contrast the neoconservative
urge for uninhibited physical control of other lands and peoples bears
resemblance to the New European Order of six decades ago, or to the
"Socialist Community" that succeeded it in Eastern Europe. Even when
they demand wars to export democracy, the term "democracy" is used as
an ideological concept. It does not signify broad participation of
informed citizens in the business of governance, but it denotes the
desirable social and political content of ostensibly popular
decisions. The process likely to produce undesirable outcomes --an
Islamic government in Iraq, say -- is a priori "undemocratic." Whereas
the Trotskyite Left is predominantly anti-militarist, the
neoconservatives are enthusiastically militarist in a manner
reminiscent of German and Soviet totalitarianism. Their strategic
doctrine, promulgated into official policy last September, calls for
an indefinite and massive military build-up unconnected to any
identifiable military threat to the United States. Their scribes
demand 'citizen involvement,' in effect, militarization of the
populace, but the traditional 'citizen soldier' concept is reversed.
Their goal is to get suitably indoctrinated young Americans to go and
risk their lives not for the honor and security of their own country,
but for the missions that have to be misrepresented to the public
(e.g. the non-existant Iraqi WMDs) in order to be made politically
acceptable. As Gary North has pointed out, neoconservative foreign
policy is guns before butter: "Butter always follows guns, but this is
regarded as the inescapable price of American regional presence
abroad." The neoconservatives' deep-seated distaste for the
traditional societies, regimes, and religion of the European
continent, particularly Russia and East European Slavs, is positively
The sentiment was most glaringly manifested in the 1999 NATO war
against the Serbs: William Kristol's urge to vicariously "crush Serb
skulls" went way beyond the 1914 Viennese slogan "Serbien muss
sterbien." In terms of strategic significance for the United States,
however, the neocons' visceral Russophobia is mush more significant.
In the aftermath of the Cold War the neoconservatives have continued
to regard Moscow as the enemy, enthusiastically supporting Chechen
separatists as "freedom fighters" and advocating NATO expansion. Their
atavism is comparable to Hitler's obsession with Russia, an animosity
that was equally unrelated to the nature of its regime. It is only a
matter of time before some neocons start advocating a new Drang nach
Osten, in the form of an American-led scramble for Siberia.
The neoconservative mindset is apocalyptic (which is a Nazi and
Stalinist trait), rather than utopian (which characterizes the
Trotskyite Left). The replacement of the Soviet threat with the more
amorphous "terrorism" reflects the doomsday revolutionary mentality
that can never rest. New missions and new wars will have to be
engineered, and pretexts manufactured, with the same subtlety that
characterized the "attack" on the German radio station at Gleiwitz on
August 31, 1939. Even the tools for the enforcement of domestic
acquiescence are not dissimilar: the Patriot Act followed 9-11 as
smoothly as the suspension of the Weimar constitution followed the
Reichstag fire. Echoing the revolutionary dynamism and the historicist
Messianism equally common to fascists and communists, Michael Ledeen
wrote that "creative destruction" is America's eternal mission, both
at home and abroad, and the reason America's "enemies" hate it: "They
cannot feel secure so long as we are there, for our very existence --
our existence, not our politics -- threatens their legitimacy. They
must attack us in order to survive, just as we must destroy them to
advance our historic mission." The neoconservatives' mendacity
apparent in the misrepresentation of the Iraqi crisis to the American
people recalls the Goebbelsian "hypodermic needle approach" to
communication, in which the communicator's objective was to "inject"
his ideas into the minds of the target population. "Why, of course,
the people don't want war," Goering said when it was all over, in his
prison cell in Nuremberg in 1946:
"Why would some poor slob on a farm want to risk his life in a war
when the best that he can get out of it is to come back to his farm in
one piece? But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who
determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the
people along, whether it is a democracy or a fascist dictatorship or a
communist dictatorship ... That is easy. All you have to do is tell
them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of
patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way
in any country."
It does indeed. Goering's observation is echoed in our time by the
Straussian dictum that perpetual deception of the citizens by those in
power is necessary because they need to be led, and they need to be
told what is good for them. On this, at least, Trotsky, Stalin, and
Hitler would all agree. (As Hitler had said, "The receptive powers of
the masses are very restricted, and their understanding is feeble.")
In the Straussian-neoconservative mindset, those who are fit to rule
are those who realize there is no morality and that there is only one
natural right, the right of the superior to rule over the inferior.
That mindset is America's enemy. It is the greatest threat to the
constitutional order, identity, and way of life of the United States,
in existence today. Its adherents have only modified the paradigm of
dialectical materialism in order to continue pursuing the same
eschatological dream, the End of History devoid of God. They are in
pursuit of Power for its own sake -- thus sinning against God and man
-- and the end of that insane quest will be the same as the end of the
Soviet empire and of the Thousand-Year Reich.
14th March 03:39
Pentagon frameup investigation is conclusive -- 9-11 was a frameup Here is all the proof a grand jury will need.
CITIZEN ELECTORATE MUST PUNISH MURDER-FRAMEUP-WAR BI-PARTISANSHIP
WITH A "CLOTHESPIN" COALITION
Citizens must put clothespins on their noses and join an
anti-corruption ticket organized under a coalition of Libertarians,
Old Conservatives, Populists and Greens.
We cannot let the two rival gangs -- the Bloodsrepulbicans and the
Cripsdemocrats -- each globalist finance capitalism banks and
corporations -- continue trading off while keeping everything
always as corrupt as ever.
I have suggested that Harry Browne, Ralph Nader and Patrick Buchanan
get together to decide UPON machinery of coordination and ultimate
candidate selection and to outline strategy. WE DO NOT HAVE THE
ABILITY TO BUILD A BOTTOM UP PARTY IN THIS SHORT TIME -- WE NEED
MEN WE CAN TRUST ETHICALLY, AND WHO EACH RESIST ORGANIZED CRIME
GLOBALIZATION -- BUT WHO EACH REPRESENTS A STRAIN OF AMERICAN
POLITICAL TRADITION THAT HAS BEEN IGNORED AND STARVED FOR 100 YEARS
-- YET THEIR BEING THREE LEADERS WHO MUST REACH AGREEMENT AMONG
THEMSELVES AND WHO DIFFER FROM EACH OTHER ON MANY ISSUES -- WE HAVE
A SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES IN THIS TEMPORARY ARRANGEMENT THAT
WILL PREVENT ONE MINORITY SCHOOL OF THOUGHT FROM TAKING A MAJOR
REBELLION AGAINST BI-PARTISAN CRIME AND TRUNING IT INTO A PLATFORM
FOR ALL OF THEIR PET REMEDIES.
I WOULD TRUST THAT WHATEVER NADER, BROWNe AND BUCHANAN COULD AGREE ON,
WOULD NOT BE TERRIBLY BAD, AND WOULD CERTAINLY BE INFINITELY BETTER
THAN WHAT BLOOD-STAINED PIRATES RULING US NOW WILL BE OFFERING.
CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT IDEAS MAY EXIST THAT CAN END OUR MISERY?
18th March 00:49
Be careful running around ***** in the "Briar Patch". I wont be long before
"Eastman Really begins to scream.
Professional FD/CFR/ARFF Type
18th March 00:49
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"Give me dat Ol' Time Religion!"
Ressurrected Mahdi, as fortold, gathers braveheart Shia faithful to
purge their land of Zionist Imperial Your-Tax-Dollars-and-Children
Stormtroopers murdering innocent people under orders of Darth
Can you say Praise Allah! No? Then can you at least say Bring our
children home and bring down these mass-murdering
mother's-child-mutilating 9-11 perpetrating zionist
false-christianity-from-hell psychomaniacs now leading the US into
penury, despotism, dishonor and destruction?
End the treason that has made u.s. satan on earth.
Iraqis flock to Mahdi's Shia army
A militia of mostly Shia men is growing in response to a call to arms
made by a maverick young cleric. Harry de Quetteville in Baghdad
reports on Muqtader al-Sadr's army against US occupation.
As evening falls in the poor Shia suburb of Baghdad once known as
Saddam City, dozens of volunteers queue under the watchful gaze of a
local imam to sign up for the army.
But this is not the new Iraqi army sponsored and approved by the
American-led administration. These soldiers will receive no monthly
salary of £40. Here, prospective warriors are ready to serve, and die,
This is "Mahdi's army", a growing militia of mostly Shia men who have
responded to the fiery call to arms made by a maverick young cleric,
Muqtader al-Sadr, two weeks ago in the Shia holy city of Najaf.
Since then al-Sadr has led anti-US demonstrations and encouraged
to resist the US "invaders" and Iraq's "Zionist" governing council,
appointed by the coalition.
Now the ranks of this religious army, named after an ancient imam who
Shias believe will return to save the world, have swollen into tens of
thousands, perhaps more.
"On the very first day after the call, up to 1 million people signed,"
claimed Sheikh Hassan al-Zurgani, a Baghdad representative of the
Hawza, a Shia seminary based in Najaf.
"The official Iraqi army is the puppet of the USA," he added. "Now our
people are willing to be martyrs and the USA must fear us."
For the moment Muqtader al-Sadr, the son of a revered Shia ayatollah
murdered four years ago by Saddam Hussein, has not issued any order
for mobilisation against the United States.
But there is no doubt that Mahdi's army has the potential to be a
heavily armed force. "We do not need to issue weapons," said Sheikh
Qais al-Kaza'ali, who oversees Baghdad's main rallying point for
signatures from a religious centre in Saddam City. "Everybody has
their own gun."
The US administration has dismissed al-Sadr and his Mahdi army as
nothing more than a nuisance. But on the rundown streets of Saddam
City, Shia who were despised and oppressed by the former regime
believe they have found a new oppressor.
Sheikh al-Kaza'ali's office every night between 6 and 8 pm since
al-Sadr's Najaf sermon.
"We are not scared of the Americans," said Ali Hadi, a 13-year-old boy
who signed up yesterday evening. "Iraq is our country and we must
fight to protect it and our religion."
Everyone in this district of Baghdad claims to have signed up for the
army, encouraged by their friends and by community leaders.
"My friends told me about this 10 days ago," said Salah Hassan. "They
have all signed, so I came down this evening to sign up too."
The process of volunteering is simple. A signature on a neatly printed
form is enough to commit a volunteer to service.
As pen is repeatedly put to paper outside his office, Sheikh
al-Kaza'ali insisted that it did amount to a real army.
"Most of the former Iraqi army were Shias," he said. "They have
enormous experience of battle. And we are already sorting the names we
have into army
divisions. This is not a symbolic army. You would be astonished how
ready people are to die.
"One man came with his five-year-old son to put both their names on
the list and we said that his son was too young. The man said, 'No, I
am ready to sacrifice him for this army'."
Such is the fervour boiling in this shabby neighbourhood that some may
be willing to carry out their boastful threats of self-sacrifice and
take an American life too.
But for the moment the only army patrolling the streets around what
was once called Saddam City is under the control of President George W
Bush, not Muqtader al-Sadr.
Even the Americans admit however, that this poor Shia district will
never be known again as Saddam City. Now it is known to one and all as
Sadr City instead.
War is costing US citizens $1,000 per household [I wonder what the
figure for Syruia and Iran and Saudi Arabia North Korea and the
American Midwest added on will be?]
The price of restoring Iraq's oil and gas industry is about 1.14
billion dollars and rising amid sabotage and looting, according to a
detailed, official plan received Tuesday.
Israel detains 47 protesters at West Bank barrier
Human rights abuses in Afghanistan are being committed by gunmen and
warlords who were propelled into power by the United States and its
coalition partners after the Taliban fell in 2001.
It's a land gripped by warlords, with terror, **** and
murder rife . but you wouldn't know it from Kabul's
"Democracy Is Under Attack - Let's Take it Back" A Speech by the
Honorable Cynthia McKinney
Muslim Scholar Refutes Newsweek Qur'an Article stating that the
original language of the Qur'an was not Arabic but "something closer
105 Latvian soldiers headed for Iraq to bolster Rumsfeld's Polish
Top Federal Reserve Historian Re: G. Edward Griffin on American Radio
Saturday, 8/09/03 American Radio
About G. Edward Griffin
"At sunset, when all the people had gone, the soldiers came back and
the two flags off the graves of Saddam's sons. Then they stayed on to
anyone who came here afterwards.
Collaborationist new "Murdoch" buying up all newspapers in southern
Iraq -- Headline: "Coalition Forces Celebrate the Security and
of Southern Iraq" Robert Fisk meets the Murdoch of southern Iraq
Muqtada al-Sadr, a charismatic 30-year-old cleric from the holy
Shi'ite city of Najaf, and who also comes from a powerful clerical
dynasty. He is the son of Grand Ayatollah Mohammad al-Sadr, who was
killed in 1999 by agents presumed to be working for Saddam.
Arab Group Won't Recognize Iraqi Council (Zionist Occupation
Officials confirm dropping firebombs on Iraqi troops Results are
'remarkably similar' to using napalm
So, if there is nothing new in the information reported by Foreign
Report, why did the "Israeli sources" find it necessary just now to
present seemingly new, dangerous Syrian threats? Well, from the
perspective of the Israeli defense establishment there is a very good
reason to magnify the
threat of the Syrian missiles.
U.S. Marks Hiroshima Anniversary By Holding Top Secret Summit to
Discuss Expanding Nation's Nuclear Arsenal
19th March 22:29
I did when I said:
I send out what I think as fast as it occurs to me.
BUT IT SIN'T WHAT WE THINK THAT COUNTS, IT IS WHAT WE PROPOSE BASED ON
WHAT WE HAVE THOUGHT AND WHAT WE KNOW:
I propose bringing down organized crime leadership by following up
on proof that 9-11 was a mass-murder frameup done by Administration
zionist neo-con agents of Big (Defense) Business and Big (War Debt)
I propose new leadership hand picked by an emergency triumvatate of
political kingmakers backed by the masses, Buchanan, Nader, Harry
Browne -- who will select the candidate and write the platform and
share the cabinet and (unavoidable) political spoils appointments
-- in this emergency.
I propose applying anti-trust to corporations, especially mass media.
I propose re-regulating international commerce so that goods and
services are traded but investment capital is not allowed to cross
I propose that the Federal Reserve be nationalized and integrated with
the Treasury department
I propose that the US Senate be returned to being selected by members
of the respective state legislatures
I propose that world debt be renegotiated on the understanding that
organized crime has been manipulating the system and that the
trillions owed to the world super rich is the result of a "rigged
game" requiring immediate restitution, ill-gotten debt be elimated
in a manner that maximizes decentralization of capital and control of
I propose the breakup of all corporations that operate in more than
one state -- that holding companies be outlawed -- that the
incentive structure be realigned to bring the speedy return of local
That tariffs be introduced on goods and services that will erase the
advangtage of totalitarian slave states like
Triad-Princeling-controlled CHina -- so that the those willing and
forced to be wage slaves over there will no longer be competing
directly against middle-class workers over here
That education be returned entirely to the states, encouraging them to
return control to the local school boards -- and the teachers unions
be broken up as a grotesque mockery of justice and regard for our
THat the US withdraw its military from every foreign nation
That the US join other nations of the world in declaring Zionism as
racism and organized white collar crime and mass-murder piracy
The modification of the international currency system eliminating the
insidious tools of finace capitalism like the World Bank and IMF
which operate to maximize the wealth of international currency
speculators and lenders, while ruining nations, ruining, espiecially,
the middle classes of the world for the benefit of the elite criminal
And a Huey Long wealth redistribution that would be more interested
in Rockefellers and Morgans and Soros etc. than the
Henry-Ford-Edison-Bill-Gates non-speculation non-government privilege
ANTI-TRUST MUST NOT BE USED, AS BI-PARTISANS HAVE USED IT (WHEN THEY
USE IT AT ALL), FOR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTION SHAKEDOWNS AND TO KNOWCK OUT
THE COMPETITIORS OF THEIR FRIENDS.
Also, the vast tracts of government lands, which are held as
collateral by the Rothschilds and other lenders on the national debt,
will be taken back by force (repudiation backed my public opinion and
federal power) and opened up to
LaRouche-Buckminster-Fuller-Jeffersonian national development that
will empty out the slums of stagnant urban areas -- merely holding
pens for voters controlled by vice dangled on a stick by the
billionaires corrupt political machinery
Legalize drugs merely to undercut the economic engine of
Break up Hollywood monopoly on movie production -- everyone wants to
make pictures and there is no reason why entertainment can't be a
decentralized product in the computer age.
Having ended the export of industrial/investment capital, we must
create incentives for a new generation of cheap and versatile machines
-- that can make parts for any purpose -- so that people can design
products on their computers, look up the specialty producers on the
net, and start production as soon as they convince people, also on the
net, to bankroll the proto-type or first run etc.
Also, do everything to make paper and printing presses cheap and
plentiful -- never allowing a corrupt political union to close down
newspapers again -- making news once more answerable to the public
demand for information and not the deviant corporation and government
elite's demand for mass-mind control. Decentralization is the key.
This is sure fun. I wish more would play at this with me.
19th March 22:29
Give Michael Powell the ax and find somebody who actually understands
the FCC charter. Increase the frequency range of low-power FM radio
to half the dial.
Abolish the permanent seats of the UN Security Council. The new
council would be comprised of the nations which have the highest
rating based on this formula: 1 / (incarcerations per 100 + crimes
per 100). Crime rates need to be compiled by independent
investigators to include police brutality.
Rework the institution of marriage to become a support structure for
any couple, or even group, intending to raise children. Ditch the
"cherish and obey" part.
Abolish corporate personhood. Only individual citizens can hold
intellectual property rights, meaning the RIAA can no longer sue
Napster-style companies and their users.
Increase the retail price of gasoline to ~$10.00 a gallon and require
businesses to foot the gas bill for employees living too far away to
bike/walk. Sorry, sounds horrible, but it's gonna happen sooner or
later whether you all like it or not. Better to deal with it now when
it's not a "crisis".
Expand the Freedom of Information Act and the Presidential Records
Act. Publicly release all State Department and Pentagon do***ents
pre-dating the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Make telling a lie in the State of the Union Address an immediately
19th March 22:30
And answer these questions regarding the Pentagon:
1. Lack of a right side engine - with conflicting stories
2. Lack of 757 in Security Camera Frames
3. Trail of White Smoke
4. WRONG ANGLE OF APPROACH ON THE SECURITY CAMERA FRAMES
5. Smoke at the Pentagon 15 minutes too early for a 757.
6. Looping mystery plane over the White House
7. Conflicting eyewitnesses
Can I borrow a feeling?
Bass for your anus:
"[The artwork of Andrew Penland] is REAL...what I mean by "real" is that
it made NEW THOUGHTS occur in my head, which would have never otherwise
occurred." --Full Force Frank