Sunday, January 31, 2010

HAITI? Instinctive Shooting! Israel USA CIA NSA DIA MOSSAD

HAITI? Instinctive Shooting! Israel USA CIA NSA DIA MOSSAD

US Security Company Offers to Perform "High Threat Terminations" and to Confront "Worker Unrest" in Haiti

Here we go: New Orleans 2.0 by Jeremy Scahill

We saw this type of Iraq-style disaster profiteering in New Orleans and you can expect to see a lot more of this in Haiti over the coming days, weeks and months. Private security companies are seeing big dollar signs in Haiti thanks in no small part to the media hype about "looters." After Katrina, the number of private security companies registered (and unregistered) multiplied overnight. Banks, wealthy individuals, the US government all hired private security. I even encountered Israeli mercenaries operating an armed check-point outside of an elite gated community in New Orleans. They worked for a company called Instinctive Shooting International. (That is not a joke).

Now, it is kicking into full gear in Haiti. As we know, the member companies of the Orwellian-named mercenary trade association, the International Peace Operations Association, are offering their services in Haiti. But look for more stories like this one:

On January 15, a Florida based company called All Pro Legal Investigations registered the URL It is basically a copy of the company.s existing US website but is now targeted for business in Haiti, claiming the "purpose of this site is to act as a clearinghouse for information seekers on the state of security in Haiti."

"All Protection and Security has made a commitment to the Haitian community and will provide professional security against any threat to prosperity in Haiti," the site proclaims. "Job sites and supply convoys will be protected against looters and vandals. Workers will be protected against gang violence and intimidation. The people of Haiti will recover, with the help of the good people from the world over."

The company boasts that it has run "Thousands of successful missions in Iraq & Afghanistan." As for its personnel, "Each and every member of our team is a former Law Enforcement Officer or former Military service member," the site claims. "If Operator experience, training and qualifications matter, choose All Protection & Security for your high-threat Haiti security needs."

Among the services offered are: "High Threat terminations," dealing with "worker unrest," armed guards and "Armed Cargo Escorts." Oh, and apparently they are currently hiring 


The Kidnapping of Haiti

by John Pilger - January 28, 2010

In his latest column for the New Statesman, John Pilger describes the "swift and crude" appropriation of earthquake-ravaged Haiti by the militarised Obama administration. With George W. Bush attending to the "relief effort" and Bill Clinton the UN's man, The Comedians, Graham Greene's dark novel about exploited Haiti comes to mind.

The theft of Haiti has been swift and crude. On 22 January, the United States secured "formal approval" from the United Nations to take over all air and sea ports in Haiti, and to "secure" roads. No Haitian signed the agreement, which has no basis in law. Power rules in an American naval blockade and the arrival of 13,000 marines, special forces, spooks and mercenaries, none with humanitarian relief training.

The airport in the capital, Port-au-Prince, is now an American military base and relief flights have been re-routed to the Dominican Republic. All flights stopped for three hours for the arrival of Hillary Clinton. Critically injured Haitians waited unaided as 800 American residents in Haiti were fed, watered and evacuated. Six days passed before the US Air Force dropped bottled water to people suffering thirst and dehydration.

The first TV reports played a critical role, giving the impression of widespread criminal mayhem. Matt Frei, the BBC reporter dispatched from Washington, seemed on the point of hyperventilation as he brayed about the "violence" and need for "security". In spite of the demonstrable dignity of the earthquake victims, and evidence of citizens. groups toiling unaided to rescue people, and even an American general.s assessment that the violence in Haiti was considerably less than before the earthquake, Frei claimed that "looting is the only industry" and "the dignity of Haiti.s past is long forgotten." Thus, a history of unerring US violence and exploitation in Haiti was consigned to the victims.
"There.s no doubt," reported Frei in the aftermath of America.s bloody invasion of Iraq in 2003, "that the desire to bring good, to bring American values to the rest of the world, and especially now to the Middle East... is now increasingly tied up with military power."

In a sense, he was right. Never before in so-called peacetime have human relations been as militarised by rapacious power. Never before has an American president subordinated his government to the military establishment of his discredited predecessor, as Barack Obama has done. In pursuing George W. Bush.s policy of war and domination, Obama has sought from Congress an unprecedented military budget in excess of $700 billion. He has become, in effect, the spokesman for a military coup.

For the people of Haiti the implications are clear, if grotesque. With US troops in control of their country, Obama has appointed George W. Bush to the "relief effort": a parody surely lifted from Graham Greene.s The Comedians, set in Papa Doc.s Haiti. As president, Bush.s relief effort following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 amounted to an ethnic cleansing of many of New Orleans. black population. In 2004, he ordered the kidnapping of the democratically-elected prime minister of Haiti, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, and exiled him in Africa. The popular Aristide had had the temerity to legislate modest reforms, such as a minimum wage for those who toil in Haiti.s sweatshops.
 When I was last in Haiti, I watched very young girls stooped in front of whirring, hissing, binding machines at the Port-au-Prince Superior Baseball Plant. Many had swollen eyes and lacerated arms. I produced a camera and was thrown out. Haiti is where America makes the equipment for its hallowed national game, for next to nothing. Haiti is where Walt Disney contractors make Mickey Mouse pjamas, for next to nothing. The US controls Haiti.s sugar, bauxite and sisal. Rice-growing was replaced by imported American rice, driving people into the cities and towns and jerry-built housing. Years after year, Haiti was invaded by US marines, infamous for atrocities that have been their specialty from the Philippines to Afghanistan.

Bill Clinton is another comedian, having got himself appointed the UN.s man in Haiti. Once fawned upon by the BBC as "Mr. Nice Guy... bringing democracy back to a sad and troubled land", Clinton is Haiti.s most notorious privateer, demanding de-regulation of the economy for the benefit of the sweatshop barons. Lately, he has been promoting a $55m deal to turn the north of Haiti into an American-annexed "tourist playground".

Not for tourists is the US building its fifth biggest embassy in Port-au-Prince. Oil was found in Haiti.s waters decades ago and the US has kept it in reserve until the Middle East begins to run dry. More urgently, an occupied Haiti has a strategic importance in Washington.s "rollback" plans for Latin America. The goal is the overthrow of the popular democracies in Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, control of Venezuela.s abundant oil reserves and sabotage of the growing regional cooperation that has given millions their first taste of an economic and social justice long denied by US-sponsored regimes.

The first rollback success came last year with the coup against President Jose Manuel Zelaya in Honduras who also dared advocate a minimum wage and that the rich pay tax. Obama.s secret support for the illegal regime carries a clear warning to vulnerable governments in central America. Last October, the regime in Colombia, long bankrolled by Washington and supported by death squads, handed the US seven military bases to, according to US air force documents, "combat anti-US governments in the region".

Media propaganda has laid the ground for what may well be Obama.s next war. On 14 December, researchers at the University of West England published first findings of a ten-year study of the BBC.s reporting of Venezuela. Of 304 BBC reports, only three mentioned any of the historic reforms of the Chavez government, while the majority denigrated Chavez.s extraordinary democratic record, at one point comparing him to Hitler.

Such distortion and its attendant servitude to western power are rife across the Anglo-American corporate media. People who struggle for a better life, or for life itself, from Venezuela to Honduras to Haiti, deserve our support.

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Howard Zinn died of Heart attack while Travelling

Howard Zinn, historian who challenged status quo, dies at 87

January 27, 2010 08:20 PM

By Mark Feeney and Bryan Marquard, Globe Staff

Howard Zinn, the Boston University historian and political activist who was an early opponent of US involvement in Vietnam and whose books, such as "A People's History of the United States," inspired young and old to rethink the way textbooks present the American experience, died today in Santa Monica, Calif, where he was traveling. He was 87.

His daughter, Myla Kabat-Zinn of Lexington, said he suffered a heart attack.

"He's made an amazing contribution to American intellectual and moral culture," Noam Chomsky, the left-wing activist and MIT professor, said tonight. "He's changed the conscience of America in a highly constructive way. I really can't think of anyone I can compare him to in this respect."

During World War II, he served as a bombardier, was awarded the Air Medal, and attained the rank of second lieutenant. After the war, Dr. Zinn worked at a series of menial jobs until entering New York University on the GI Bill as a 27-year-old freshman. He worked nights in a warehouse loading trucks to support his studies. He received his bachelor.s degree from NYU, followed by master.s and doctoral degrees in history from Columbia University. Dr. Zinn was an instructor at Upsala College and lecturer at Brooklyn College before joining the faculty of Spelman College in Atlanta, in 1956. He served at the historically black women.s institution as chairman of the history department. Among his students were novelist Alice Walker, who called him "the best teacher I ever had," and Marian Wright Edelman, future head of the Children's Defense Fund. During this time, Dr. Zinn became active in the civil rights movement. He served on the executive committee of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the most aggressive civil rights organization of the time, and participated in numerous demonstrations. Dr. Zinn became an associate professor of political science at BU in 1964 and was named full professor in 1966. The focus of his activism became the Vietnam War. Dr. Zinn spoke at many rallies and teach-ins and drew national attention when he and the Rev. Daniel Berrigan, another leading antiwar activist, went to Hanoi in 1968 to receive three prisoners released by the North Vietnamese. Dr. Zinn.s involvement in the antiwar movement led to his publishing two books: "Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal" (1967) and "Disobedience and Democracy" (1968). He had previously published "LaGuardia in Congress" (1959), which had won the American Historical Association's Albert J. Beveridge Prize; "SNCC: The New Abolitionists" (1964); "The Southern Mystique" (1964); and "New Deal Thought" (1966). He also was the author of "The Politics of History" (1970); "Postwar America" (1973); "Justice in Everyday Life" (1974); and "Declarations of Independence" (1990). In 1988, Dr. Zinn took early retirement to concentrate on speaking and writing. The latter activity included writing for the stage. Dr. Zinn had two plays produced: "Emma," about the anarchist leader Emma Goldman, and "Daughter of Venus." On his last day at BU, Dr. Zinn ended class 30 minutes early so he could join a picket line and urged the 500 students attending his lecture to come along. A hundred did. "Howard was an old and very close friend," Chomsky said. "He was a person of real courage and integrity, warmth and humor. He was just a remarkable person." Carroll called Dr. Zinn "simply one of the greatest Americans of our time. He will not be replaced -- or soon forgotten. How we loved him back."
In addition to his daughter, Dr. Zinn leaves a son, Jeff of Wellfleet; three granddaughters; and two grandsons.

Funeral plans were not available.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


you probably never heard of this.

Every Coin has two sides. I am not saying that Israel should be wiped from the map, but it MUST become a state that observes the law.

Europe has made great progress. They dismantled the CIA secret armies
(google GLADIO), Turkey is RIGHT NOW doing it (google ERGENEKON u2r2h)

now read a bit of historical context:

The late professor Israel Shahak, a Holocaust survivor, and then chairman of the Israeli League for Human and Civil Rights, wrote: .There is nothing new in the fact that Israel is a terrorist state, which, almost from its inception, has used its intelligence service (the Mossad) to assassinate people on foreign soil with any violence or terror it considers necessary for its ends..

The actions of the state of Israel since its creation, and those of the terrorist gangs (the Stern, Irgun Zwei Leumi and the Haganah) that brought it about, testify to Israel.s long-established record in terrorism, not only in the Middle East but on the international scene. This record is massive and would take volumes to relate but I will refer only to a few examples:

Assassination of Palestinian leaders and intellectuals, in Europe and the Middle East has gone on for years. This includes the 1972 Lillehammer affair in Norway, where an innocent Moroccan waiter was killed in error, instead of a targeted Palestinian; the murder of the Palestinian diplomat and scholar Naim Khader in 1985 in Brussels, and many others.

Fathi Shikaki was assassinated in Malta in 1995 on the orders of Yitzhak Rabin. The role of Ehud Barak, dressed as an Arab woman, in the assassination of three Palestinian leaders, including the poet Kemal Nasser, in 1973 in Beirut, must not be forgotten.

Israeli-targeted assassination of Palestinians described as activists, as well as bystanders, continues to this day. Israeli assassination is not limited to Palestinians but includes the 1944 assassination of the British minister Lord Moyne in Cairo as planned by Yitzhak Shamir.

A horrible crime was committed in the assassination of the Swedish nobleman, Count Folke Bernadotte, a UN mediator, on Sept. 17, 1948, in Jerusalem, on the orders of Yitzhak Shamir, who later became prime minister of Israel. Count Bernadotte.s sin was his recommendation, as the UN mediator, that Palestinian refugees who were driven out from their homes by Israel should be allowed to return to their homes. This recommendation was the substance of the UN resolution 194, on Dec. 11, 1948, stipulating the right of return for the Palestinian refugees as soon as possible.

Israeli use of chemical weapons is also on record in the botched attempt to assassinate Khalid Meshal in Amman in 1997, on the orders of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Incredible as it may seem, Israel also indulged in the development of bioterrorism.

The first act of air piracy in the history of civil aviation was carried out by Israel in 1954, when a civilian Syrian airliner was forced down in Tel Aviv and its passengers and crew held hostage, despite international condemnation.

The first act of shooting down a civilian airliner was deliberately carried out by Israel when a Libyan airliner was shot down by Israeli jet fighters over Sinai in February 1973, on the orders of Israeli prime minister Golda Meir, killing 107 of its passengers and its entire French crew.

Israeli terror was not restricted to Palestinians, Arabs and Europeans but included its own closest supporter and ally, the United States. In 1954, Israeli secret agents bombed the U.S. diplomatic centres in Cairo and Alexandria (known as the Lavon Affair), in an attempt to put the blame on the Egyptians. Israel later honoured the perpetrator, Marcello Ninio.

In June 1967, Israeli forces attacked and sank the U.S. spy ship USS Liberty, and strafed rescue boats, killing 35 and injuring 170 U.S. servicemen, in an attempt to conceal its own secret communications, and again tried to blame it on the Egyptians. To this day, incredible as it may seem, the U.S. Congress refuses to hold an inquiry into this crime, as requested by the surviving crew. Needless to say, no sanctions were imposed or calls to extradite the perpetrators were made.

Zionist terror did not spare Jews. In 1940, Menachem Begin.s Irgun Zwei Leumi terrorist gang bombed the ship Patria in Haifa harbor, killing 240 Jewish refugees, so as to put the blame on the British for political gain.

In 1950-1951, Israeli agents were dispatched to Iraq where they tossed hand grenades into the crowded Massauda Shem-Tov synagogue, causing numerous deaths, in order to blame it on the Iraqis and encourage reluctant Iraqi Jews to emigrate to Israel.

Israeli terrorism against Palestinians continues, including murder, torture, expropriation of their land, for the creation of illegal settlements and demolition of thousands of their homes as well as entire towns and villages, not to mention numerous massacres, including those of Deir Yassin, Qibya, Sabra and Shatilla, Jenin, and Gaza.

The Palestinians of the West Bank have remained under illegal occupation for over 34 years, in defiance of international law and UN Security Council resolutions. Their acts of resistance are described by Israel as terrorism, yet international law entitles all peoples, including even the Palestinian people, to resist foreign occupation.

Occupation is violence, and to bring an end to violence and bring peace and security for Israelis and Palestinians, Israel must comply with international law and withdraw completely from all territories occupied in 1967, including East Jerusalem.

Israeli acts of belligerency extend beyond its defiance of international law and Security Council resolutions to violation of its own agreements with the Palestinian Authority.

Its recent re-occupation, of seven cities and towns in the Palestinian autonomous areas is illegal. The pretext for this is the recent assassination of the Israeli Minister of Tourism, Rehavam Zeevi, by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in retaliation for Israel.s assassination of their leader Mustafa Zibri two months earlier.

Mr. Zibri.s assassination was one of over 50 Palestinian leaders assassinated over the last year. The invasion of these towns, including Bethlehem and Beit Jala, using tanks and Apache warships, has resulted in the demolition of scores of homes and the killing of over 50 Palestinians, mostly women and children.

The invasion of these towns and cities continues in defiance of international condemnation and the call for immediate withdrawal by the U.S., Israel.s ally, benefactor and unquestioning supporter. But, alas, Israel remains above international law.

The late Canadian historian Frank Epp, then president of Grebel college of the University of Waterloo, wrote: .It is true that terrorist acts have been perpetrated by people identified as Palestinians. But there is another terrorism which is more vicious and brutal, that of dispossession and displacement forced upon the Palestinians.

However, terrorism meted out by the Palestinians, regrettable as it is, is minute by comparison with that which has been inflicted on them. The mass media have failed to make this point adequately..

The tragedy for the Jewish people of Israel, in the crimes that are committed in their name, is highlighted in the statement made by the noted British historian Arnold Toynbee, who stated in a 1961 lecture at McGill University to a largely Jewish audience: .The Jewish treatment of the Arabs in 1948 was as morally indefensible as the slaughter by the Nazis of six million Jews . The most tragic thing in human life is when people who have suffered impose suffering in their turn..

The Palestinian people today are calling for a modicum of justice. For without this, there will be no peace for Arab or Jew in the Middle East.

Dr. Ismail Zayid was born and grew up in Beit Nuba, Palestine. He is the author of two books: Palestine: A Stolen Heritage and Zionism: The Myth and the Reality. Read other articles by .

This article was posted on Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

This ruling opens the floodgates for an unlimited amount of special interest money into our democracy.
  It gives the special interest lobbyists new leverage to spend millions on advertising to persuade elected officials to vote their way - or to punish those who don't."
  That means that any public servant who has the courage to stand up to the special interests and stand up for the American people can find himself or herself under assault come election time.
  Even foreign corporations may now get into the act."

This pronouncement was not from the socialist voices of Noam Chomsky or Howard Zinn, nor from those like Johns Rawls or Richard Rorty of the liberal stripe.  It was US President Barack Obama who made this dramatic asseveration last week concerning the Supreme Courtâ..s 5-4 ruling that removes legal barriers to the corporate financing of political campaigns. This stance reminds one of the perennial threats that face the people of the United States, such as that revealed by Eisenhower in his farewell address when he warned of the hidden and growing power of the â..military industrial complex,â. or by the Lincoln and Kennedy assassinations. Year after year, election after election, we see the growing power of money in influencing American politics. In the 2008 electoral campaigns â..most notably in the presidential raceâ.. close to $6 billion was spent, of which more than $1 billion came from special interest groups and private organizations. This adds to the landscape of surreptitious contributions, to the vitality of the revolving door system (which allows the continuous shuttling of executives between the business and the political worlds), and to the infamous inducements of the oil, arms, medical and tobacco lobbyists.  All of this resonates in reactionary roadblocks to immigration and health care reform, through the egotistic (and ignorant) support of the vast media industry. Everything transpires in the intricate topography of US society and culture â.. with its conservative political system, lack of a political left, an archaic electoral system and its messianic and racist ideology. The nation is flanked by a dynamic civil society nurtured by community activism and the wide exercise of civic rights.  It is also accompanied by a press as entrapped by big business as the representatives of dissident voices, as well as teams of lobbyists that defend the outrages of corporations while law firms advise civic movements and causes. I always emphasize Alexis of Tocquevilleâ..s observations on the vitality and prominence of â..associationismâ. in America, a practice enriched in a country where the absence of a monarchic régime or aristocratic society allowed for the germination of a republican political culture. Also fitting is the recollection of the critiques by Mark Twain, Jose Marti and John Dos Passos about the corruptive spirit of capital, determined to muzzle the protesting voice of the public. The symbolic and electoral defeats of the neo-conservative agenda â..attempted during the terms of Bush Jr.â.. appear beginning to be experienced in the current setbacks of the democratic administration. Like in ancient Rome, the boundaries of a state that combines a domestic republic and a world empire are unstable and can become blurred. Something is in evidence: the militarist and plutocratic Empire lies in wait for a republic of citizens who have never been able to deploy â..consciouslyâ.. their potential for virtue.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Pat Tillman murdered for Chomsky...

Tillman was rumoured to go public with an interview with
chomsky. He had to die, the US war in Afghanistan would have
been impossible after such a controversy.

HERO sports-star crazy? US public opinion would have
agreed with Tilman! They would have stopped the war of oil-conquest

Sundance 2010: Michael Moore loves the Pat Tillman documentary, but will middle America?
January 24, 2010 | 12:20 pm
Amir Bar-Lev, who was behind the Sundance hit "My Kid Could Paint That" a few years back, returns to the festival this year with a documentary about Pat Tillman, the former Arizona Cardinal who was killed in Afghanistan in 2004 after leaving behind his NFL career to enlist.

Bar-Lev directs "The Tillman Story" (formerly "I'm Pat ____Tillman," after what may have been the soldier's last words) with aplomb. Audiences essentially get two movies for the price of one: a portrait of a complex personality (a man who gave up everything to join the Army but also read the antiwar writings from Noam Chomsky) as well as the depth and scope of a U.S. military cover-up of his death by friendly fire. Bar-Lev's film, which premiered Saturday afternoon in Park City, Utah, is a strong depiction of something that has been well-documented but never culled in this way. What's notable is that, according to what the movie and the Tillman family allege, it wasn't simply the Army's incompetence that led them to say his death came from enemy fire, but an active and cynical desire to shape him into something he wasn't -- and in turn help sell a skeptical nation on a war.It's little wonder, given the themes, that Michael Moore attended the Saturday premiere, telling us afterward that the Tillman film is "one of the most important movies you'll ever see about the U.S. military."But for all the movie's creative virtues, (it's also a pretty compelling meditation on hero worship), there's a marketing snag to whatever distributor winds up buying it out of Park City. Tillman's fan base is comprised at least partly of the patriots and pro-militarists, the hawks and the Fox News watchers, who found inspiration in the story of a football player who decides to fight for the U.S. entirely of his own accord. Indeed, part of the appeal of the movie -- as A&E Indie FIlms, which made it, and CAA and Submarine Entertainment, which is selling it, have reminded -- is that the Tillman name recognition will help it play to a right-wing audience.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Remember1981? Libyan Hitmen in the US Capital?

remember1981? Libyan Hitmen in the US Capital?

Friday, 4 December 1981
U.S. intelligence identifies Libyan terrorists operating in U.S.; President Reagan and other high-ranking officials said to be targets; nationwide manhunt underway; Lebanese sources uncover plot to assassinate U.S. special envoy Philip Habib ..... Executive order signed by Reagan allows CIA to engage in domestic counterintelligence .....
.. Senate approves record defense appropriation, including funding for MX missile, Trident submarine and B-1 bomber ..... Nicaraguan government denies U.S. claim that MiG fighters and Soviet tanks are enroute via Cuba to Nicaragua ..... Former Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel, convicted on corruption charges, pardoned by Reagan ..... Reagan expands authority of CIA ..... Reagan reaches accord with Republican congressmen on reduction of non-military budget ..... November figures show rise in unemployment rate ..... Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger in Ankara discussing possible U.S. military aid to Turkey ..... Verdict of guilty in trial of Eugene Tafoya, accused of being hitman for Libya responsible for murder in Utah.

Composite drawings of three of the suspected Libyan hitmen, published in TIME Magazine


A Plot Thickens

Hunting for the hitmen

The initial but unconfirmed reports that a Libyan hit squad had been dispatched to the U.S. by Muammar Gaddafi to assassinate President Reagan and other high federal officials took a more ominous turn last week. Intelligence officials grilling an informant about the plot are now impressed by the amount of detail he provided about the training and equipping of Libyan assassination teams. The informant claimed that five Libyan hitmen had already entered the U.S.

While corroboration of the informant's disclosures has not yet been established, FBI, Secret Service and CIA agents questioning him were worried enough to urge a nationwide search for the would-be assassins. The plotters were reportedly working on a number of options, including firing a surface-to-air missile at the President's plane, Air Force One; shooting rockets at his limousine; and attacking him with handguns. The alleged motive for the Libyan assault: Gaddafi's determination to seek revenge after U.S. military planes returned the fire of two Libyan aircraft and shot them down over the Gulf of Sidra in August. A Libyan government spokesman in Tripoli dismissed the reports as a product of "the CIA fantasy farm." Said he: "There is no such hit team working under orders from the Libyan [government]."

Beyond the man hunt, which involved FBI and Secret Service interviews with many Americans who may have had recent links with Libya, security precautions continued to be tightened around the President, Vice President George Bush, Secretary of State Alexander Haig and members of the Reagan family. In addition, Secret Service protection was extended for the first time to the President's top aides, James Baker, Michael Deaver and Edwin Meese. White House officials, however, were understood to be extremely concerned about disclosures of specific security addafi measures.

One U.S. intelligence official summed up the situation as "a very serious threat." Said a high law-enforcement officer about the terrorists: "They want to make a sensation. If they can't get the President, they are apparently under instructions to kill anyone close to him." Said Reagan, talking about the threats from Libya: "I think in view of the record, you can't dismiss them out of hand."

In a lecture, Chomsky described two flaws in Manufacturing Consent's presentation of the "Propaganda Model":

If the two of us were rewriting it today, we would change some things. For one thing, I think when we talked about those "five filters," we realized at the time -- but we left it in -- that the fifth one, "anticommunism," is too narrow. That's really a sub-case of something more general: for the system to work properly, people have to be frightened, and they have to shelter under the wings of authority. Fear of the Soviet Union was a good way to frighten them. But by the time we wrote that book in the late Eighties, it wasn't working anymore. It was clear to the Reagan administration that the use of the Soviet Union as a device to intimidate and terrorize people wasn't going to work very long, because it was going to collapse. And in fact, if you look through the Reagan years -- and we should have put this in the book -- there was a constant search for some new devil to frighten people. So I don't know if you remember, but in 1981 the White House was surrounded by tanks because Libyan hitmen were supposedly wandering around Washington trying to assassinate our leader and so on. . . . And all through the Reagan years, just to try to intimidate people, Arab terrorism was a tremendous fear. It was a good way of frightening the American population.

Edward L. Bernays, Public Relations, Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1952. An excerpt (p. 78):

An important factor in developing the climate of public opinion was the demonstration to the peoples of the world in World War I that wars are fought with words and ideas as well as with arms and bullets. Businessmen, private institutions, great universities -- all kinds of groups -- became conditioned to the fact that they needed the public; that the great public could now perhaps be harnessed to their cause as it had been harnessed during the war to the national cause, and that the same methods could do the job.

Harold Lasswell [one of the leading figures of modern political science], "Propaganda," in Edwin R.A. Seligman, ed.-in-chief, Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, New York: Macmillan, 1933, Vol. 12 (reprinted in 1954 edition). An excerpt (pp. 527, 523-526):

[R]egard for men in the mass rests upon no democratic dogmatisms about men being the best judges of their own interests. The modern propagandist, like the modern psychologist, recognizes that men are often poor judges of their own interests. . . .

[The spread of schooling] did not release the masses from ignorance and superstition but altered the nature of both and compelled the development of a whole new technique of control, largely through propaganda . . . [which] attains eminence as the one means of mass mobilization which is cheaper than violence, bribery or other possible control techniques . . . [and] is no more moral or immoral than a pump handle. . . . [It is] certain that propaganda will in time be viewed with fewer misgivings.
New York Bali London Madrid (CIA Mossad MI6 and every weapons merchant and military black op secret (dis-) service intel false flag gladio attacker.

Interview Transcripts

Excerpts from transcripts of interviews with Peter Power, ex-Scotland Yard, who now heads private security firm Visor Consultants, which was running terror bombing drills in the London Underground on 7/7 , followed by an interview with John Loftus.

BBC Radio 5, July 7th, 2005
Power: At half past nine this morning we were actually running an exercise for a company of over a thousand people in London based on simultaneous bombs going off precisely at the railway stations where it happened this morning, so I still have the hairs on the back of my neck standing up right now.

Host: To get this quite straight, you were running an exercise to see how you would cope with this and it happened while you were running the exercise?

Power: Precisely, and it was about half past nine this morning, we planned this for a company and for obvious reasons I don't want to reveal their name but they're listening and they'll know it. And we had a room full of crisis managers for the first time they'd met and so within five minutes we made a pretty rapid decision that this is the real one and so we went through the correct drills of activating crisis management procedures to jump from slow time to quick time thinking and so on.
ITV News, London, July 7th

POWER: Today we were running an exercise for a company -- bear in mind now that I'm in the private sector -- and we sat everybody down in the city -- 1000 people involved in the whole organization -- with the crisis team. And the most peculiar thing was, it was we based on a scenario of simultaneous attacks on a underground and mainline station. So we had to suddenly switch an exercise from fictional to real.

INTERVIEWER: Just to get this right, you were actually working today on an exercise that envisioned virtually this scenario?

POWER: Almost precisely. I was up to 2 o'clock this morning, because it's our job, my own company. Visor Consultants, we specialize in helping people to get their crisis management response, how you jump from slow time thinking to quick time doing. And we chose a scenario with their assistance, which is based on a terrorist attack because they're very close to a property occupied by Jewish businessmen there in the city, and there are more American banks in this city than there are in the whole of New York -- a logical thing to do.

The London July 7 bombings of this year were prepared by exercises named Atlantic Blue by the UK, Topoff III by the US, and Triple Play by Canada, which simulated an attack on the London Underground while an international conference was going on in the UK. On July 7 itself, Peter Power's Visor Associates were simulating explosions in the same stations at the same times that bombs exploded, as BBC 5 reported.


"He Was Working for British Intelligence"

Fox News Dayside with Linda Vester, July 29, 2005:

MIKE JERRICK [FOX NEWS]: John Loftus is a terrorism expert and a former prosecutor for the Justice Department. John, good to see you again. So real quickly here, have you heard anything about this Osman Hussain who was just picked up in Rome? You know that name at all?

JOHN LOFTUS: Yeah, all these guys should be going back to an organization called Al-Muhajiroun, which means The Emigrants. It was the recruiting arm of Al-Qaeda in London; they specialized in recruiting kids whose families had emigrated to Britain but who had British passports. And they would use them for terrorist work.

JERRICK: So a couple of them now have Somali connections?

LOFTUS: Yeah, it was not unusual. Somalia, Eritrea, the first group of course were primarily Pakistani. But what they had in common was they were all emigrant groups in Britain, recruited by this Al-Muhajiroun group. They were headed by the, Captain Hook, the imam in London the Finsbury Mosque, without the arm. He was the head of that organization. Now his assistant was a guy named Aswat, Haroon Rashid Aswat.

JERRICK: Aswat, who they picked up.

LOFTUS: Right, Aswat is believed to be the mastermind of all the bombings in London.

JERRICK: On 7/7 and 7/21, this is the guy we think.

LOFTUS: This is the guy, and what's really embarrassing is that the entire British police are out chasing him, and one wing of the British government, MI6 or the British Secret Service, has been hiding him. And this has been a real source of contention between the CIA, the Justice Department, and Britain.

JERRICK: Hold on, John. MI6 has been hiding him. Are you saying that he has been working for them?

LOFTUS: Oh I'm not saying it. This is what the Muslim sheik said in an interview in a British newspaper back in 2001.

JERRICK: So he's a double agent, or was?

LOFTUS: He's a double agent.

JERRICK: So he's working for the Brits to try to give them information about Al-Qaeda, but in reality he's still an Al-Qaeda operative.

LOFTUS: Yeah. The CIA and the Israelis all accused MI6 of letting all these terrorists live in London not because they're getting Al-Qaeda information, but for appeasement. It was one of those you leave us alone, we leave you alone kind of things.

JERRICK: Well we left him alone too long then.

LOFTUS: Absolutely. Now we knew about this guy Aswat. Back in 1999 he came to America. The Justice Department wanted to indict him in Seattle because him and his buddy were trying to set up a terrorist training school in Oregon.

JERRICK: So they indicted his buddy, right? But why didn't they indict him?

LOFTUS: Well it comes out, we've just learned that the headquarters of the US Justice Department ordered the Seattle prosecutors not to touch Aswat.

JERRICK: Hello? Now hold on, why?

LOFTUS: And that's -- Well, apparently Aswat was working for British intelligence. Now Aswat's boss, the one-armed Captain Hook, he gets indicted two years later. So the guy above him and below him get indicted, but not Aswat. Now there's a split of opinion within US intelligence. Some people say that the British intelligence fibbed to us. They told us that Aswat was dead, and that's why the New York group dropped the case. That's not what most of the Justice Department thinks. They think that it was just again covering up for this very publicly affiliated guy with Al-Muhajiroun. He was a British intelligence plant. So all of a sudden he disappears. He's in South Africa. We think he's dead; we don't know he's down there. Last month the South African Secret Service come across the guy. He's alive.

JERRICK: Yeah, now the CIA says, oh he's alive. Our CIA says OK let's arrest him. But the Brits say no again?

LOTFUS: The Brits say no. Now at this point, two weeks ago, the Brits know that the CIA wants to get a hold of Haroon. So what happens? He takes off again, goes right to London. He isn't arrested when he lands, he isn't arrested when he leaves.

JERRICK: Even though he's on a watch list.

LOFTUS: He's on the watch list. The only reason he could get away with that was if he was working for British intelligence. He was a wanted man.

JERRICK: And then takes off the day before the bombings, I understand it --

LOFTUS: Yeah, And goes to Pakistan.

JERRICK: And Pakistan, they jail him.

LOFTUS: The Pakistanis arrest him. They jail him. He's released within 24 hours. Back to Southern Africa, goes to Zimbabwe and is arrested in Zambia. Now the US --

JERRICK: Trying to get across the --

LOFTUS: -- we're trying to get our hands on this guy.

JERRICK: John, hang around. I have so many questions now. [break]

LOFTUS: The US was used by Al-Muhajiroun for training of people to send to Kosovo. What ties all these cells together was, back in the late 1990s, the leaders all worked for British intelligence in Kosovo. Believe it or not, British intelligence actually hired some Al-Qaeda guys to help defend the Muslim rights in Albania and in Kosovo. That's when Al-Muhajiroun got started.

IJAZ: Which is by the way why we know so much about them right now.

LOFTUS: Yes, I'm afraid so. The CIA was funding the operation to defend the Muslims, British intelligence was doing the hiring and recruiting. Now we have a lot of detail on this because Captain Hook, the head of Al-Muhajiroun, his sidekick was Bakri Mohammed, another cleric. And back on October 16, 2001, he gave a detailed interview with al-Sharq al-Aswat, an Arabic newspaper in London, describing the relationship between British intelligence and the operations in Kosovo and Al- Muhajiroun. So that's how we get all these guys connected. It started in Kosovo, Haroon was 31 years old, he came on about 1995.

JERRICK: OK. Here's another question for you.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Hello, John. With the quid-pro-quo relationship that London obviously had with these terrorists early on, what changed that caused them to all of a sudden get away from the you leave us alone, we'll leave you alone situation?

LOFTUS: The Israelis say that the truce went on for years. Guys from Al-Muhajiroun for example would bring suicide bombers to Israel to blow up Mike's Place. There was a definite link there. And yet the trainer, Sadiki Al Kahn, was able to go back to Britain and not be touched.

The Phony War on Terror: Time to Quarantine the Real Aggressors

Speech to the Axis of Peace Conference or Axe de la Paix, held in Brussels, Belgium, November 17th and 18th, 2005. The conference gathered political and intellectual personalities from more than thirty nations, who are committed against the logic of war, with a view to establishing a permanent structure that will make the voice of peace be heard.

Text of speech to the conference by Webster G. Tarpley:

400 years ago this month, the English King James' first minister Robert Cecil unveiled his masterpiece, the Gunpowder Plot to blow up the king and the parliament. The event was blamed on Guy Fawkes and other plotters, who were tortured and executed. The Catholics, the Pope, the Jesuits and the Spanish were blamed, setting up centuries of conflict and imperial expansion. But the plot was a synthetic provocation staged by Cecil. Terrorism was a birth pang of the Anglo-American financier faction, and terrorism accompanies that faction in its moribund senility today.

According to today's neocon Bush regime in Washington, the central event of world history is the attacks of September 11, 2001. The neocons demand that world affairs be organized around what they call the war on terrorism, supposedly waged by the United States, Great Britain, and the other English-speaking powers against the dark powers of radical Islam. This phony war on terrorism comes complete with preventive nuclear sneak attacks on any country the Bush regime chooses. These can be supplemented by conventional aggression, and by the so-called color revolutions, the new name for the traditional CIA "people power" coups.

The main premise of the war on terror is the myth of September 11 -- 3,000 people allegedly killed by a group of 19 hijackers including Mohammed Atta, all members of al Qaeda, led by Osama bin Laden operating from a cave in Afghanistan with a laptop computer, etc.
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Sunday, January 03, 2010


soldiers arrested!!

Gratulations Turkey!

Doing what the EU demands: cleaning up the
CIA/MOSSAD murderous swamp of military FALSE FLAG (wikipedia it!)
attacks (like 911, London 77, Bali, Madrid)

State.s dirty laundry might come out with .cosmic room. search

There is an air of expectation as the country awaits the outcome of the investigation into the .cosmic room.. Nobody has an answer to the question of what.s inside the cosmic room.

But most observers are clear on one thing: The search is an important first in the country.s history because it touches untouchables, and this might help to explain some of the most painful events of the past.

.What is cosmic?. political analyst Do.u Ergil asked during our Sunday.s Zaman interview. .There are three types of secrets: secret, top secret and cosmic, which are very, very secret..

He explained that a state can keep top secret and cosmic information in order to protect a country.s interests from external enemies.

.But when the state considers a part of society to be the .enemy. and there are top secret lists about what needs to be done against that enemy, then that is a serious case,. he said, .because a country cannot have top secret acts against its own people..

So, what are these acts, and who might be the people that the state could consider to be the enemy?

Part of the answer to these questions lies in the nature of the civilian search of the .cosmic room. which comes under the General Staff.s Special Forces Command and the Tactical Mobilization Group (STK). The searches at the STK in Ankara.s Kirazl.dere district are the first ever police raids on a military facility in Turkey. Although the civilian prosecutors were met with strong resistance, they have still undertaken a historic search.

The Kirazl.dere command was where politicians, including Bülent Ecevit, Necmettin Erbakan and Alparslan Türke., were kept under arrest during the Sept. 12, 1980 coup d.état. There also used to be a US base at the location at that time. The Kirazl.dere headquarters is believed to be where clashes between leftist and rightist groups before the 1980 coup were masterminded and coordinated.

.There are unresolved tragic and bloody events in the past like the one on May 1, 1977, and the killings in Çorum, Sivas and Mara., and the Sept. 6-7 incidents in 1955, plus assassination attempts against then-prime ministers Bülent Ecevit and Turgut Özal,. Ergil said.

He was referring to the May 1 events at the time when unknown perpetrators opened fire from a hotel on a crowd gathered in Taksim Square for May Day celebrations, killing 36. Evidence submitted to a court in 2008 as part of the indictment against Ergenekon, a shady network accused of having plotted to overthrow the government, suggests that the network was behind the incident.

When it comes to the Sept. 6-7, 1955 events, it is sometimes referred to as being the first Gladio-type action, a code name denoting the clandestine NATO stay-behind operation in Italy after World War II, intended to counter a possible communist invasion of Western Europe. Turkey.s Ergenekon is believed by some to be the last surviving version of Gladio.

The unfortunate events of Sept. 6-7 started after a newspaper headline said Atatürk.s home in Greece had been bombed by Greek militants. Fired up by the media, mobs killed and harassed non-Muslim, non-Turkish minorities in a massive campaign.

Ergil indicated that the events might have been plotted by the Special Warfare Unit. This argument was further strengthened because retired Capt. Fikret Emek, currently under arrest in connection with the Ergenekon investigation, was serving as chairman of the Military Mobility Investigation Board during the events. According to the allegations, the board was illegally established within the army in 1952 and created small cells to promote its cause.

Gen. Sabri, who confessed to then-Prime Minister Bülent Ecevit that the Special Warfare Unit existed, served on the board during the Sept. 6-7 events.

Back to Ergil.s reference to the Çorum, Sivas and Mara. massacres, these provinces were ethnically vulnerable, and provocations led to many deaths as a result of Alevi-Sunni clashes.

.Military has to open its doors.

The case started with a plot to assassinate Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Ar.nç on Dec. 19, when police detained a colonel and a major who work for the STK, as their car had been seen several times passing by Ar.nç.s residence in the capital of Ankara.

They were released, but the Turkish media reported that they were suspected of plotting to assassinate Ar.nç.

Chief of General Staff Gen. .lker Ba.bu. and Land Forces Commander Gen. I..k Ko.aner met with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip on Dec. 26. The search of the STK archives was allowed to proceed after this meeting, although the content of the meeting has not been shared with the press.

.If this investigation had not been conducted, the military could have been divided,. Ergil said. He said it is because there was already a division: pro-Ergenekon investigation forces against pro-NATO forces.

.The military has been mentally divided. It had to open its doors to the judiciary,. he added.

Another view supporting this idea came from Faik, a former military prosecutor and judge and an ex-Motherland Party (then-ANAP, now ANAVATAN) deputy in the .80s. He argues that the search has been realized with the agreement of the General Staff and the government.

.The search would not be possible if the government and the military were not in agreement. This is in a way an announcement to eliminate Gladio,. he said.

Fikri Sa.lar, a member of the parliamentary commission set up to investigate the Susurluk incident, which revealed connections and cooperation between the police, politicians and criminal gangs, said the recent search is a positive move in Turkey.s struggle to become a state adhering to the rule of law.

.In the 1950s, Turkey accepted many NATO decisions and harbored a Gladio-type organization, sometimes referred to as counter-guerilla, in the name of the war against communism,. he told Sunday.s Zaman. .But it did not get rid of its illegal group like the European countries did in the 1990s..


Sa.lar said the country learned about the counter-guerilla.s extensive role in the making of the Sept. 12, 1980 coup from a book written by Gen. Kenan Evren, who led the coup. Evren assigned the Special Warfare Unit to eliminate the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) terrorist organization, which was responsible for the murders of several Turkish diplomats, but it looked for other options for survival after accomplishing its mission.

So the unit decided to deal with the Kurdistan Workers. Party (PKK) after 1985. But it went out of control and became corrupt because of the involvement of some of its members in illegal activities in the Southeast, including drug trafficking and arms smuggling. Even the state officially admitted after the Susurluk accident that the unit was corrupt. European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) rulings confirmed the unit.s involvement in illegal activities and some unsolved murders during the fight against terror.

Sa.lar said that parliamentary commissions prepared excellent reports about plots staged by shadowy actors in Turkey but that political administrations have failed to implement their recommendations.

Is it going to be different this time?

.The important thing is that it is out in the open and that some documents called state secrets can be inspected by the judiciary,. Sa.lar said. .The civilian authorities could have done it before, too, but they didn.t exercise their authority before..

That.s why the country is wondering what is happening, and there is surprise, he said.

.But there shouldn.t be, because the rule of law can settle in only with the equality of all citizens, civilian or military, before the law.

Meanwhile, all eight soldiers detained in the investigation into the alleged conspiracy to assassinate Ar.nç were released on Tuesday night. Among those released were three colonels who will face trial over their role in the alleged conspiracy.

In related developments, the commander of the STK applied to prosecutors, calling for a press ban on the search under the Code on Criminal Procedure (CMK), Article 125, which calls for similar measures in relation to state secrets. However, the Ankara 12th High Criminal Court rejected the appeal on Tuesday.

Turks have been watching to see if there is any follow-through this time, having seen other probes into alleged plots drag on without any clear resolution. said it is not realistic to expect a swift elimination of Gladio-type organizations in Turkey. .There needs to be patience. But in one year or 10, there will be elimination at the end,. he said.

03 January 2010, Sunday

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