11/25/07 History & Memory: Sub-planting Palestinian Memory Dialectics of Terror Meaning of M.E. 'Peace'

Sub-planting Palestinian Memory
By Dr. Elias Akleh

“If you look for Palestine on any modern map you will not find it. Palestine had been wiped off the map and replaced by Zionist Israel.”

“After the Jewish Holocaust the whole world cried “never again”. Yet the same victims of the Holocaust, and their descendents, are now perpetrating a similar Holocaust against the Palestinians …. The international slogan “never again” had thus become an empty cry.”

The attached report was presented to scholars at the 41st Oral History Convention in Oakland, California on November 27th, 2007. It has been slightly modified to fit publications.

Palestinians share one common experience with North and South American Native Indians, with Australian Aborigines, and with New Zealand Ma’oris. They all have been subjected to settler colonialism.

Settler colonialism, usually technologically and militarily more advanced, is based on the erasure of already existent people, their culture and their memory, and substituting it with new foreign national entity that builds new culture, new history and new memory. To do this, settler colonialists have to get rid of the native people, their physical evidence, their history and their memory. They have to wipe off their existence from the world collective memory.

In the case of Palestinians, the name of their country has already been wiped off the map. If you look for Palestine on any modern map you will not find it. Palestine had been wiped off the map and replaced by Zionist Israel.

The plan of wiping Palestine off the map originated within the First Zionist Congress in 1897, when a programme for the colonization of Palestine by Zionist settlers was approved to pave the way for the establishment of an exclusive Jewish state in the heart of the Arab World.

11/21 U.S.Controls Pak. Nukes; .Military Strike on Pak. Urged; Coming: Media 'Single Core' War Message; Indigenous Resistan

"I think that an objective analysis of events that are taking place on this earth today points towards some type of ultimate showdown. You can call it political showdown, or even a showdown between the economic systems that exist on this earth which almost boil down along racial lines. I do believe that there will be a clash between East and West. I believe that there will ultimately be a clash between the oppressed and those that do the oppressing. I believe that there will be a clash between those who want freedom, justice and equality for everyone and those who want to continue the systems of exploitation."
Malcolm X

Paying The Price: Killing The Children Of Iraq
A documentary film by John Pilger
Sanctions enforced by the UN on Iraq since the Gulf War have killed more people than the two atomic bombs dropped on Japan in 1945, including over half a million children - many of whom weren't even born when the Gulf War began.

Pak Nukes Already Under US Control: Report
By Times Of India
In a stunning disclosure certain to stir up things in Washington's (and in Islamabad and New Delhi's) strategic community, the [private intelligence] journal Stratfor reported on Monday that the "United States delivered a very clear ultimatum to Musharraf in the wake of 9/11: Unless Pakistan allowed US forces to take control of Pakistani nuclear facilities, the United States would be left with no choice but to destroy those facilities, possibly with India's help."

US military strike on Pakistan advocated
Khalid Hasan, Daily Times

11/13 " Iraq: Call an air strike": Divided & Unconquered; "No Jewish State"; Science & the State:"AIDS" & Info.Technology

"... the literature on counter-insurgency is so enormous that, had it been put aboard the Titanic, it would have sunk that ship without any help from the iceberg. However, the outstanding fact is that almost all of it has been written by the losers.
Martin van Creveld, in The Changing Face Of War, 2006

Iraq: Call an air strike
Pepe Escobar

Amid the George W Bush administration's relentless campaign to "change the subject" from Iraq to Iran, how to "win" the war against the Iraqi resistance, Sunni or Shi'ite, now means - according to counter-insurgency messiah General David Petraeus - calling an air strike.

On a parallel level, the Pentagon has practically finished a base in southern Iraq less than 10 kilometers from the border with Iran called Combat Outpost Shocker. The Pentagon maintains this is for the US to prevent Iranian weapons from being smuggled into Iraq. Rather, it's to control a rash of US covert, sabotage operations across the border targeting Iran's Khuzestan province... The Pentagon - via Major General Joseph Fil, commander of US forces in Baghdad - is relentlessly spinning there's now less violence in the capital, a "sustainable" trend. This is rubbish.

11/9/7 U.S.-Israel Psy-War or Next War Move? Democracy-Martial law Duet; Waterboarding: American Slavery Tradition

Israel plans nuclear strike on Iran
Uzi Mahnaimi, New York and Sarah Baxter, Washington
...Israeli and American officials have met several times to consider military action...
ISRAEL has drawn up secret plans to destroy Iran’s uranium enrichment facilities with tactical nuclear weapons. Two Israeli air force squadrons are training to blow up an Iranian facility using low-yield nuclear “bunker-busters”, according to several Israeli military sources.
The attack would be the first with nuclear weapons since 1945, when the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Israeli weapons would each have a force equivalent to one-fifteenth of the Hiroshima bomb.
Under the plans, conventional laser-guided bombs would open “tunnels” into the targets. “Mini-nukes” would then immediately be fired into a plant at Natanz, exploding deep underground to reduce the risk of radioactive fallout. “As soon as the green light is given, it will be one mission, one strike and the Iranian nuclear project will be demolished,” said one of the sources.

11/5/7 'Gangs' as "Terrorists"; Thought Crime Prevention Bill; Sarkozy the Sayan; 'Humanitarian' Kidnapping; U.S. Bombe

"...Political Islam is not targeted by the United States -- what is targeted is resistance under any label. In South America and South East Asia the resistance takes a leftist form (FARC, the Filipino and Nepalese Communist parties), so the U.S. attacks them. In the Arab region, the resistance takes an Islamist form, so the U.S. attacks them... The common factor is resistance to Washington's hegemony and agenda for control, not Islam..."
As'ad al-Azzouni, Jordanian Marxist activist and writer

"...terrorism’ is a floating signifier attached at will to Western enemies... The vagueness and inconsistency of its definition is key to its political usefulness... for those rejecting U.S. domination and fighting to free themselves from U.S.-Israel occupation."
Eqbal Ahmad, Pakistani scholar

"Whether it be Afghanistan or Iraq, we got more work to do. We the free world has more work to do, and I believe those of us who live in liberty have a responsibility to promote forms of government that deal with what causes 19 kids to get on airplanes to kill 3000 students."
Video: http://www.uruknet.de/?p=37756

Deja Vu: The US is smearing IAEA chief Mohamed ElBaradei for not finding evidence of Iranian nuclear weapons
Foreign Ministry Director-General Aharon Abramovich criticized the International Atomic Energy Agency and its chief, Mohamed El Baradei, calling it a "hindrance" in the battle against the Iran's nuclear armament.

futile fascist fantasies of world domination...
Abizaid: Mideast wars may last 50 years
Associated Press

10/31/7 'War on terror" is Now War on Iran; Genocide Inflation; Religious Handmaidens; Christo-Fascist Awareness Week

Digest commentary:
It is impossible to know to what degree the relentless U.S. anti-Iran war-propaganda is imperialist political psy-war [for ex.see White House leak below], faux 'leaks', or actual steps to even more aggressive war moves in and on Iran. What we do know is that U.S. has made draconian military preparations, and from history past and present, we know the it has and is now committing genocide from Palestine and Iraq to the Black nation in this "homeland", and that it will continue to commit whatever crimes against humanity serve its bipartisan imperialist crusade for world supremacy. Racist white male supremacy and judeo-christianity, foundational pillars of north american capitalism, now in its 'globalized' final stage, are major material and ideological weapons buttressing a state terrorist world war to destroy all obstacles to its fascist fantasy. We, the vast majority of peoples worldwide, have the power and potential to defeat this juggernaut...as the Iraqi resistance proves.

" To examine capitalism is to indict it."
Liberation Theologist Archbishop Don Helder Pessoa Camara,
quoted in Jason Miller's Shouting at the Devil: “Fuck You, Capitalism!”

"America touts itself as the land of the free, but the number one freedom that you and I have is the freedom to enter into a subservient role in the workplace. Once you exercise this freedom you’ve lost all control over what you do, what is produced, and how it is produced. And in the end, the product doesn’t belong to you. The only way you can avoid bosses and jobs is if you don’t care about making a living. Which leads to the second freedom: the freedom to starve."
–Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine

10/27/07 The Great Game Enters the Mediterranean "Public Diplomacy": Propaganda Gaming Ken Burns Lies

Attack Iran And You Attack Russia
Pepe Escobar
The barely reported highlight of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Tehran for the Caspian Sea summit last week was a key face-to-face meeting with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. A high-level diplomatic source in Tehran tells Asia Times Online that essentially Putin and the Supreme Leader have agreed on a plan to nullify the George W Bush administration's relentless drive towards launching a preemptive attack, perhaps a tactical nuclear strike, against Iran. An American attack on Iran will be viewed by Moscow as an attack on Russia.

Bush heads for a dreadful miscalculation over Iran
By Philip Stephens
Financial Times
October 25 2007
George W. Bush warns that Iran’s nuclear ambitions threaten world war three. Vice-president Dick Cheney speaks of “serious consequences” unless Tehran falls into line. Joe Lieberman, the independent Democrat, says we are already fighting world war four against Islamist radicalism. As someone in the Hollywood movie said, it is time for the rest of us to be afraid, very afraid...

Bipartisan Consensus: Iraq, Many More Years of War
by Jack A. Smith

10/25/07 It's the Resistance, Stupid: Ultimate U.S. Nightmare

"If they do it, it's terrorism, if we do it, it's fighting for freedom."
Anthony Quainton, U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, 1984

Marching East of Iraq
Part III of The Imperial Playground: History of Iran in Recent History
By Andrew G. Marshall

10/21/7 War Fix: Bhutto Bomb; Agents in the Midst: Benazir Bhutto & Dalai Lama Inevitable Pak-Afghan Union

"The "civilized" have created the wretched, quite coldly and deliberately, and do not intend to change the status quo; are responsible for their slaughter and enslavement; rain down bombs on defenseless children whenever and wherever they decide that their "vital interests" are menaced, and think nothing of torturing a man to death: these people are not to be taken seriously when they speak of the "sanctity" of human life, or the "conscience" of the "civilized world".
James Baldwin, Collected Essays (1998) "The Devil Finds Work" (orig. pub. 1976)

"American strategic [nuclear] forces do not exist solely for the purpose of deterring a Soviet nuclear threat or attack against the U.S. itself. Instead, they are intended to support U.S. foreign policy."
Colin Gray U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Source: "Victory is Possible," Foreign Policy, Summer 1980

Digest commentary:

The "new Pearl Harbor" was the pretext to 'officially' launch a new U.S. hegemonic world war in planning and working stage for decades:

Under Zbigniew's Brzezinski’s “Arc of Crisis” strategy presented at the 1979
Bilderberg meeting, Afghanistan was a key target in the crosshairs of the
Carter administration. Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski, National
Security Advisor to the US President Carter from 1977 to 1981, Le Nouvel
Observateur (France), Jan 15-21, 1998:

Q: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs
["From the Shadows"], that American intelligence services began to aid the
Mujahadeen in Afghanistan 6 months before the Soviet intervention. In this
period you were the national security adviser to President Carter. You

10/17/7 The Mother of all Pretexts: "A Clash of Civilizations" WarGames and Diplomacy:. Provocation Against Russia and China

The history of north america is the history of genocidal crusades for world domination
“We are on the verge of global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order.”
David Rockefeller in a 1994 Statement to the United Nations Business Council

"No truly sophisticated proponent of repression would be stupid enough to shatter the façade of democratic institutions."
Murray B. Levin, Political Hysteria in America, 1971

FDR admin. reveals awareness of marxism: the "new deal" was designed to soften the systemic contradictions of capitalism keep the capitalist peace...
"The real truth of the matter is, as you and I know, that a financial element in the large centers has owned the government of the U.S. since the days of Andrew Jackson."
Franklin D. Roosevelt, November 21, 1933, letter to Colonel E. Mandell House

"The demand to give up illusions about the existing state of affairs is the demand to give up a state of affairs which needs illusions.”
Karl Marx, Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Law.

It's U.S. finance capitalism at stake, not merely its city HQs, driving the desperate u.s. juggernaut to militarily expand and secure U.S. global domination against capitalist rivals China and Russia as reports below reveal: the only means of achieving this fascist fantasy is by imperialist war for control of the world's oil/energy resources mainly belonging to Arab nations...
The Capital of Capital No More?
New York has reigned for years as the world's financial center. But now it had better get used to sharing the wealth.

This war on terrorism is bogus
The 9/11 attacks gave the US an ideal pretext to use force to secure its global domination

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