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4/21/8 "The Mighty Wurlitzer" Message Machine

"It is not a matter of what is true that counts, but a matter of what is perceived to be true."
Henry Kissinger

"The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media"
former CIA Director William Colby (died suddenly after freak canoe accident) Bernstein's 1977 Oct. Rolling stone article.

1997 US Army War College: "WE HAVE ENTERED AN AGE OF CONSTANT CONFLICT..."
"We, the winners, are a minority......We live in an age of multiple truths. He who warns of the "clash of civilizations" is incontestably right.....One of the defining bifurcations of the future will be the conflict between information masters and information victims.......
Information destroys traditional jobs and traditional cultures; it seduces, betrays, yet remains invulnerable. How can you counterattack the information others have turned upon you? There is no effective option other than competitive performance. For those individuals and cultures that cannot join or compete with our information empire, there is only inevitable failure (of note, the internet is to the techno-capable disaffected what the United Nations is to marginal states: it offers the illusion of empowerment and community) ... The next century will indeed be American, but it will also be troubled. We will find ourselves in constant conflict, much of it violent. The United States Army is going to add a lot of battle streamers to its flag. We will wage information warfare, but we will fight with infantry. And we will always surprise those critics, domestic and foreign, who predict our decline..." [...]
http://carlisle-www.army.mil/usawc/Parameters/97summer/peters.htm

MESSAGE MACHINE
Behind TV Analysts, Pentagon's Hidden Hand
By DAVID BARSTOW

4/19/8 And Killing You Softly, Too

BENEATH ITS GLOATING IS DEEP FEAR OF 'US', OF THE PEOPLE: WE ARE ITS WORST ENEMY WITH THE POTENTIAL POWER TO END ITS GLOBAL REIGN OF 'HARD' & 'SOFT' IMPERIALIST-ZIONIST TERROR

Cheerleading genocide
Khaled Amayreh, Al-Ahram Weekly
weekly.ahram.org.eg/2008/893/re62.htm

4/17/8 Holy Terror

NEEDED: COMPASSION & COOPERATION IN IMPERIALIST WAR AND PEACE
IN DEEPENING CRISIS, CAPITALISM CULTIVATES HOLY IRRATIONAL, OBEDIENT FLOCKS AS IT DEMOLISHES THEM AND THE WORLD

PREDATOR POPE NOW CENTER STAGE: BEFORE THE LYING LAMA LEFT THE OPPOSITION GOT 2 LINES IN THE FREE PRESS FOLLOWING MONTH-LONG STATE PROPAGANDA BLITZ PLUS 8 PRE-APPROVED 'QUESTIONS' AT UW
Pro-China demonstrators target Dalai Lama's UW visit
More than 300 pro-China students and professionals rallied Monday afternoon at the University of Washington in anticipation of the Dalai Lama's campus visit.... Seattle Center School senior Katie Mesmer said... "With the war in Iraq, it's sort of overwhelming...Especially for a young person, it seems like we're entering a world where violence is endemic, so what can we do to be compassionate and not angry and retaliatory?" she asked....The Dalai Lama said "a little fight" is sometimes necessary, showing off fingernails that were his best weapon against his older brother as a child. "Everyone would be very kind to each other," he said. "If anybody wanted something, somebody would just give it to them right away ... and everyone would be happy."
There were no demonstrators when the Dalai Lama returned to the University of Washington for one of the final events of the five-day Seeds of Compassion conference in Seattle....

"The CIA owns everyone of any significance in the major media."
former CIA Director William Colby

NOT "FIT TO PRINT" ANY MORE
Dalai Lama Group Says It Got Money From C.I.A.
October 2, 1998
http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9C0CEFD61538F931A35753C1A...

4/14/8 U.S. State Dept. & Germany Plan: "Roadmap for the Tibet Movement for the Coming Years"

Roadmap for the Tibet Movement for the Coming Years
http://www.politicsforumpoliticalworld.com/asia/12685-roadmap-tibet-move...
The original article can be found here:
www.german-foreign-policy.com

LHASA/BERLIN - Conference reports and the research of a Canadian journalist reveal that a German Foreign Ministry front organization is playing a decisive role in the preparations of the anti-Chinese Tibet campaign. According to this information, the campaign is being orchestrated from a Washington based headquarters. It had been assigned the task of organizing worldwide "protests" at a conference organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (affiliated with the German Free Democratic Party - FDP) in May 2007. The plans were developed with the collaboration of the US State Department and the self-proclaimed Tibetan Government in Exile and call for high profile actions along the route of the Olympic Torch Relay and are supposed to reach a climax in August during the games in Beijing. The campaign began already last summer and is now profiting from the current uprising in the west of the People's Republic of China that is receiving prominent coverage in the German media. The uprising was initiated with murderous pogrom-like attacks by Tibetan gangs on non-Tibetan members of the population, including the Muslim Chinese minority. Numerous deaths of non-Tibetans provoked a reaction of the Chinese security forces.

4/14/08 US v China: Communist & Capitalist Again: Information Warfare

China, U.S. enemy #1 when socialist on the revolutionary road to classless communism, is enemy again. In the last 40 years since China, with US aid, restored capitalism too successfully despite Mao's leading the Cultural Revolution against US-backed "capitalist roaders' high in the CCP. The geopolitical strategic all-american-purpose- pretext information war framing its only capitalist rival as a 'threat' to US national security" -- is a deadly threat to the US post-WW2 global dictatorship of terror.

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THE GLOBAL CHESSBOARD, U.S. DOMINANCE & INFORMATION WARFARE

China and America: The Tibet Human Rights PsyOp
4/13/08 By Michel Chossudovsky www.globalresearch.ca/index.php
The human rights issue has been made the centerfold of media disinformation...China's alleged human rights violations in relation to Tibet are highlighted...Western media has barely acknowledged the Fifth "anniversary" of Iraq's "Liberation" and the balance sheet of the US sponsored killings and atrocities perpetrated against an entire population, in the name of a "global war on terrorism"... are more than 1.2 million Iraqi civilian deaths, 3 million wounded. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) indicates a figure of 2.2 million Iraqi refugees who have fled their country and 2.4 million "internally displaced persons": "Iraq’s population at the time of the US invasion in March 2003 was roughly 27 million, and today it is approximately 23 million. Elementary arithmetic indicates that currently over half the population of Iraq are either refugees, in need of emergency aid, wounded, or dead." (Dahr Jamail, Global Research, December 2007)

The Geopolitical Chessboard

4/11/8 Risky Geopolitical Game: Washington Plays ‘Tibet Roulette’ with China, by F.William Engdahl

Risky Geopolitical Game: Washington Plays ‘Tibet Roulette’ with ChinaBy F. William Engdahl
Global Research, April 10, 2008
http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8625

Washington has obviously decided on an ultra-high risk geopolitical game with Beijing’s by fanning the flames of violence in Tibet just at this sensitive time in their relations and on the run-up to the Beijing Olympics. It’s part of an escalating strategy of destabilization of China which has been initiated by the Bush Administration over the past months. It also includes the attempt to ignite an anti-China Saffron Revolution in the neighboring Myanmar region, bringing US-led NATO troops into Darfur where China’s oil companies are developing potentially huge oil reserves. It includes counter moves across mineral-rich Africa. And it includes strenuous efforts to turn India into a major new US forward base on the Asian sub-continent to be deployed against China, though evidence to date suggests the Indian government is being very cautious not to upset Chinese relations.

The current Tibet operation apparently got the green light in October last year when George Bush agreed to meet the Dalai Lama for the first time publicly in Washington. The President of the United States is not unaware of the high stakes of such an insult to Beijing. Bush deepened the affront to America’s largest trading partner, China, by agreeing to attend as the US Congress awarded the Dalai Lama the Congressional Gold Medal.

The immediate expressions of support for the crimson monks of Tibet from George Bush, Condi Rice, France’s Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany’s Angela Merkel most recently took on dimensions of the absurd. Ms Merkel announced she would boycott attending the August Beijing Summer Olympics as her protest at the Beijing treatment of the Tibetan monks. What her press secretary omitted is that she had not even planned to go in the first place.

4/12/8 Carrying a Torch: U.S. Keeps Up Olympic Tradition Around the World

SPORTING POLITICS

The Olympic Charter ... introduced after American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos gave the Black Power salute on the podium at the 1968 Games in Mexico City.... bans any kind of “demonstration or political, religious or racial propaganda” in any Olympic venue or area. This includes the opening and closing ceremonies, the medal podiums and the Athletes’ Village. But there are still many grey areas and concerns among human rights campaigners that athletes’ right to free speech will be curtailed to avoid embarrassing their Chinese hosts.

digest note: the Olympics are political, a showcase for some rabid, racist unsporting nationalism, led by the U.S. Politics also drives the protests and rules regarding protests: anti-imperialist-zionist politics or reactionary like the made-in-usa anti-China campaign. The official censorship rules are led by the U.S. "Grey areas" allow them latitude to dictate what is verbotten. NO GREY AREAS RE: ANTI-U.S. PROTESTS ... EVER.
— Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medalists in the 200 metres, gave the Black Power salute during the American National Anthem in Mexico, 1968, to demonstrate against racial discrimination in their home country. They were expelled from the Games
— The silver medallist in the 200 metres, Peter Norman of Australia, who was white, wore an “Olympic Project for Human Rights” badge in support of Smith and Carlos’s protest. When he died, in 2006, Smith and Carlos were his lead pallbearer
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/olympics/article3724308.ece

Aryan ideals, not ancient Greece, were the inspiration behind flame tradition
By Andy McSmith
8 April 2008
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/general/others/aryan-ideals-not-ancie...

4/10/8 REAL 'HOMELAND' HEROES

Remembering Paul Robeson, (1898-1976)
a Jazz & Justice Tribute by Dr. Jared Ball
Paul Robeson was the son of an escaped slave, who became an all-American athlete, and one of the first three black graduates of Columbia University Law School. After discovering that he would only be allowed to research the cases white lawyers presented, he began a career as an actor on stage and movies, a singer, and political activist. Robeson wrote and spoke more than a dozen languages fluently, and sang in ten more. While earning six and seven figures a year in the Depression as an artist, he began openly raising money for political causes, and by the late 1940s he was a full time fighter for the rights of black and all oppressed people. Robeson was severely punished for his activism, but remained defiant and unrepentant to the end of his days.
Read more... http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&...
Dr. Jared Ball, professor of Communications at Morgan State University also hosts Jazz and Justice every Monday on WPFW Radio in Washington DC. Black Agenda Report is happy to make available here the audio of his Jazz and Justice tribute to Paul Robeson, a stunning example of what we at BAR call "the Other Black Radio", broadcast on .March 31, 2008. To listen to the Jazz & Justice tribute to Paul Robeson via streaming flash player, click the players below.

First hour:
Second hour:
To download a copy for your own MP3 player or for other use,
click here for part one (about an hour)
click here for part two (about an hour)
You can find much more Jazz & Justice, and other important work by Dr. Jared Ball at www.voxunion.com
Dr. Jared Ball can be contacted at freemixradio(at)gmail.com

FREE MUMIA!
Digest note: Capitalist state terrorism fears those who dare expose and resist its systemic crimes against humanity.

4/7/8 Beyond 'Dumbing': Media Hypocrisy as Psychological Warfare

Genocide to liberate Iraq
Iraqis Slaughtered by U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq 1,197,469
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html

Digest: U.S. CAN'T ADMIT DEFEAT BECAUSE IRAQ IS CENTRAL TO ITS GLOBAL AGENDA, MUST CREATE BIPARTISAN & PUBLIC SUPPORT FOR EXPANDING WAR
British Warn US commander is beating the drum for Iran strikes
By Damien McElroy
Foreign Affairs Correspondent
04/04/08 "The Telegraph" -- -- British officials gave warning yesterday that America's commander in Iraq will declare that Iran is waging war against the US-backed Baghdad government. A strong statement from General David Petraeus about Iran's intervention in Iraq could set the stage for a US attack on Iranian military facilities, according to a Whitehall assessment. In closely watched testimony in Washington next week, Gen Petraeus will state that the Iranian threat has risen as Tehran has supplied and directed attacks by militia fighters against the Iraqi state and its US allies.
The outbreak of Iraq's worst violence in 18 months last week with fighting in Basra and the daily bombardment of the Green Zone diplomatic enclave, demonstrated that although the Sunni Muslim insurgency is dramatically diminished, Shia forces remain in a strong position to destabilise the country.
"Petraeus is going to go very hard on Iran as the source of attacks on the American effort in Iraq," a British official said. "Iran is waging a war in Iraq. The idea that America can't fight a war on two fronts is wrong, there can be airstrikes and other moves," he said. "Petraeus has put emphasis on America having to fight the battle on behalf of Iraq. In his report he can frame it in terms of our soldiers killed and diplomats dead in attacks on the Green Zone."...

3/29 Act of War Against Iran; "Espionage Trick" Against China; Katrina Victims "Overpaid"

Necessity is blind until it becomes conscious. Freedom is the consciousness of necessity.
Karl Marx

"The United States must cultivate a mental view toward world settlement after this war which will enable us to impose our own terms, amounting perhaps to a pax-Americana."
U.S. Department of State,Minutes S-3 of the Security Subcommittee, Advisory Committee on Postwar Foreign Policy, 6 May, 1942, Notter File, Box 77, Record Group 59, Records of the Department of State, National Archives, DC.

The March 20, 2008 US Declaration of War on Iran
By John McGlynn
As of Thursday, March 20 the US is at war with Iran.
...So who made it official?
A unit within the US Treasury Department, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), which issued a March 20 advisory to the world's financial institutions under the title: "Guidance to Financial Institutions on the Continuing Money Laundering Threat Involving Illicit Iranian Activity."
FinCEN, though part of the chain of command, is better known to bankers and lawyers than to students of US foreign policy. Nevertheless, when the history of this newly declared war is someday written (assuming the war is allowed to proceed) FinCEN's role will be as important as that played by US Central Command (Centcom) in directing the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq....

What it really means is that the US, again through FinCEN, has declared two acts of war: one against Iran's banks and one against any financial institution anywhere in the world that tries to do business with an Iranian bank...

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