9/1/7: 911 'Justifying' Fascist Floodgates: National Oppression, Racism & Religion and State Terrorist Genocide

“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

“In brief, the U.S policy goal must be unapologetically twofold: to perpetuate America’s own dominant position for at least a generation and preferably longer still; and to create a geopolitical framework that can absorb the inevitable shocks and strains of social-political change...”
-Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, 1997

"Manifest Destiny"
The United States is not... is not fighting a “war against terror.” In reality, what the United States leadership is doing, is fighting its own articulated war against the people and nations who had no animosity, nor any perceived capability to threaten the US as a global power...“ international terrorism is a fantasy that has been exaggerated and distorted by politicians. It is a dark illusion that has spread unquestioned through governments around the world, the security services and the international media.” Remember, after the 9/11 attacks, the US official statements made no mention of involvement of the government or people of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iran in the accused list of the 9/11 perpetrators. In 1997, many leading architects of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), did include the name of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, PLO as selected targets to impose the American liberal democracy. It was a strategic stunt to inject the fear into people’s mind... Emotional appeals to fear and to patriotism have led close to half of the population to accept unaccountable government in the name of “the war on terrorism.”
Adam Curtis (The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear: BBC documentary challenging the American version of the “War on Terrorism”

"you're either with us [US] or you're with the terrorists"

Interrogating 9/11 Five Years On…
...“The evidence we have gathered all points to a collection of loosely affiliated terrorist organisations known as al Qaeda,” declared US President George W. Bush after the September 11, 2001 attacks…
And thereafter was officially launched the “War on Terror,” an unlimited war against an amorphous network of Islamist extremists who could strike out at any time, in any place, without warning, and without mercy, in order to pursue their ultimate goal of global domination...
Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

Nine-Eleven, Manna from Heaven
by Anwaar Hussain
This 9/11, as the swirling ashes of the twin towers continue to fall far and wide, it will be full five years since the start of American Inquisition. 9/11.. has turned out to be Manna from Heaven for the flag bearers of American Inquisition.
This cabal is not a group of ragtag carpetbaggers. They are the inheritors of a tradition from their ilk of bygone years. In the hunt for new lands for their Imperial masters, their ideological forefathers practiced their art and craft for centuries. Waiting just beyond the circle of light, they appear at the scent of new opportunities like hyenas do at the stench of rotting carcasses at the dead of the night.

As far back as 1492, Christopher Columbus the points man for the Spanish Inquisition export into foreign lands, that most barbarous periods in all of human history, was funded by private investors because the royal monarchs were broke from their Granada campaign against the Muslims of Spain. The investors promised, but never fulfilled, 10 percent of all the revenues from the new lands in perpetuity to Columbus.

Likewise, the Jewel of the British Empire, India, was conquered for the queen by the British East India Company. Based in London, this company was nothing more than a commercial trading venture having a trade monopoly over all East Indies for 21 years. Instead of trading for Her Imperial Majesty, it presided over the creation of a far more profitable entity--the British Raj. Starting from the decisive victory by Sir Robert Clive at the Battle of Plassey in 1757 that established the British East India Company as a military as well as a commercial power, until its dissolution in 1858, the company virtually ruled India.

Five years back to date, airline jets appeared in the cobalt blue New York Skies as if sent by the gods above. Within minutes they had bumped through tall wonders of human achievements reducing them and their occupants to a tangled mass of steel, concrete and human flesh. While the world stood aghast and numb from the pain of the victims and the sheer scale of the crime, somewhere in some dark unlit corners of America, a small cabal of malicious, hateful and warmongering few soaked themselves in this Manna from Heaven.

Not very much later these humanoids had firmly catapulted America on a ceaseless warpath not of self defense, but of fear, insecurity, suspicion, hatred, anger, reprisal and a blind, jingoistic patriotism that continues to take its toll on humanity. No one has put it better than Manuel Valenzuela who, in his profound essay ‘Gods of War, Gods of Greed and Profiteers of Misery’, says;
“It was on that day that the misery of millions became the fortune of a few thousand. It was on that day that the MIC and the Corporate Leviathan wrestled ultimate control from the people of the world, usurping global power and forever altering the future of humanity. Our 9/11 became their Pearl Harbor, a moment in time needed to unleash already predetermined plans to expand power and control on a now easily manipulated and mobilized citizenry. The greatest profiteers in the history of the United States were now free to release their hounds of war, conquest, greed and violence upon the rest of civilization.” ...

911: pretext for U.S. imperialist 'war on terror' to conquer the world...
Announcement Of 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal
9/11 Independent Prosecutor Act
International Lawyer Alfred Lambremont Webre, JD, MEd, who is a Judge on the Kuala Lumpur International War Crimes Tribunal, will make a public call for an International Citizen's 9/11 War Crimes Tribunal. He will speak at Ready for Mainstream, a 9/11 Anniversary Conference (Sept.8-9, 2007) at Cooper Union, 7th St and 4th Avenue, New York.
Information: http://www.ready4mainstream.ny911truth.org/index.html

According to Independent Scientist Leuren Moret and Alfred Webre, 9/11 was a False Flag Operation to provide a pretext to engage in Genocidal & Ecocidal Depleted Uranium (DU) bombing of Central Asia (Afghanistan and Iraq) in order to secure vast oil and uranium reserves; to roll out a Terror-based National Security state-system world-wide; to implement the final stages of a world Depopulation policy; and to trigger a World War III conflagration....

9/11 As A War Crime
The False Flag Operation of 9/11 was the pretext for, and an integral part of the planning and execution of the illegal War of Aggression in 2001 against Afghanistan and of War Crimes committed by the United States in Afghanistan, as found by the Final Judgment, International Criminal Tribunal for Afghanistan at Tokyo. The Court found the use of Depleted Uranium (DU) weapons in Afghanistan to constitute War Crimes, Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and Omnicide. The False Flag Operation of 9/11 is a legal component of these War Crimes, and the perpetrators of 9/11 are guilty Aggressive War, Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes.

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911 General Strike Gains Momentum
The www.strike911.org, Global Day of Action, and other sites will be continuously updating activities.
Paging the Mainstream Media - strike911

The Puzzling Suspension of Incredulity to the “Official” 9-11 Theory
Kim Petersen, Dissident Voice
The outrageous neocon-concocted lies of the Iraqi government being in possession of weapons-of-mass destruction, that US forces were liberating the Iraqi people, that only 30,000 Iraqis have been killed, that the invasion-occupation was not about seizing control of Iraqi oil, that the US was not aiding Israeli interests have all been exposed. Given the plethora of undeniable mendacity surrounding the immoral, illegal, and lethal enterprise of aggressing Iraq (not to forget Afghanistan), it is utterly amazing that some people, especially progressives, continue to cling to the version of "reality" spun by the neocons and Zionists. That media continue to publish the relatively low number of fatalities among US soldiers, and completely ignore other accounts, is mind-boggling (...) But, most mind-boggling is the dearth of skepticism to the neocons’ version of what happened on 9-11 — the event that was seized upon as a justification for what is a litany of war crimes and crimes against humanity wreaked by the US state — including the supreme international crime, as determined by the Nuremberg Tribunal, described as encapsulating "the accumulated evil of the whole."...

9/11 and the "War on Terrorism" : The Big Lie
Selected articles and essays by Michel Chossudovsky
The enemy of America is "Made in America".
This evolving bipartisan consensus is based on a lie. Confirmed by congressional transcripts, intelligence and news reports, this illusive outside enemy is a creation of the US intelligence apparatus. "Millions of people have been misled regarding the causes and consequences of September 11. When people across the US and around the World find out that Al Qaeda is not an outside enemy but a creation of US foreign policy and the CIA, the legitimacy of the bipartisan war agenda will tumble like a deck of cards." (Michel Chossudovsky, War and Globalization, The Truth behind September 11, 2002)

The Pentagon's "Second 911": "Another attack could create both a justification and an opportunity to retaliate against some known targets"
by Michel Chossudovsky
URL of this article: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=viewArticle=CHO20060810=2...

War and the "New World Order"
by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
Global Research, August 29, 2007
The url address of this article is: www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=6577

“We are now at the year 1908, which was the year that the Carnegie Foundation began operations. And, in that year, the trustees meeting, for the first time, raised a specific question, which they discussed throughout the balance of the year, in a very learned fashion. And the question is this: Is there any means known more effective than war, assuming you wish to alter the life of an entire people? And they conclude that, no more effective means to that end is known to humanity, than war. So then, in 1909, they raise the second question, and discuss it, namely, how do we involve the United States in a war?”
-Norman Dobbs, U.S. Congressional Special Committee for the Investigate of Tax-Exempt Foundations (1982)

War is the ultimate means of attempting to change societies and reshape nations. It is through war that national economies and political structures can be forcibly restructured. War is, potentially, the ultimate economic shock therapy. The wars in the Middle East are stepping stones towards establishing a vision of global order that has been in the hearts and minds of the Anglo-American establishment for years. That vision is global ascendancy.

Towards the “New International Order” through the “Global War on Terror”
“There is a chance for the President of the United States [George W. Bush Jr.] to use this disaster [meaning the attacks of September 11, 2001] to carry out what his father…a phrase his father [George H. Bush Sr.] used I think only once, and it hasn’t been used since … and that is a new world order. Think about this. We already have the support of NATO in a remarkable historic departure.”
-Gary Hart, National Security in the 21st Century: Findings of the Hart-Rudman Commission (September 14, 2007)

On January 18, 2005 Henry Kissinger appeared on Charlie Rose, a television program on PBS, and talked about a “New International Order” being created by George W. Bush Jr. and his administration. [1] Henry Kissinger stated that within the next few years that humanity will see the emergence of the beginning of a “New International Order.” Kissinger also stated that the Bush Jr. Administration could bring about this state; “and it could well be this president, [meaning President Bush Jr.] that is so reviled by intellectuals, will emerge as one of the seminal presidents of…of this…of this period…of American modern history.” [2]

When asked what George W. Bush Jr. has to do to bring about this “New International Order” by his interviewer Kissinger paused and gave a vague answer that avoided mentioning the criminality of war. “He has to do some certain things and he has to have some luck,” Kissinger answered followed by “Luck is the residue of design.” [3] It should be noted that if luck is a residue of design then it is no longer chance, but a calculation of intent.

Briefly the role of the American public was talked about by Charlie Rose with Kissinger who paused to pick his words carefully. Kissinger told his interviewer, Rose, that the United States is a nation whose public has no clue about American foreign policy. [4] In regards to the American public, the war agenda cannot move forward if the U.S. maintains its multi-cultural characteristics. It was this multi-cultural characteristic that initially presented the U.S. a problem in declaring war on Germany in both World Wars until the sinking of the RMS Lusitania and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. [5]

Thus, an end to a liberal North American immigration regime that ensures a multi-cultural environment in North America is a prerequisite to expanded American war(s). Zbigniew Brzezinski has written that “as America becomes an increasingly multi-cultural society, it may find it more difficult to fashion a consensus on foreign policy issues [amongst the American people], except in the circumstance of a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.” [6] The E.U. is also beginning to follow suit. This premise by Brzezinski, an individual from within the ruling establishment of America, can be used to explain the demonization of Muslims and several national and ethno-cultural groups such as Arabs, Turks, and Iranians.
It is also worth noting that Gary Hart, a former U.S. senator from Colorado, implied on September 14 of 2001 that the “Global War on Terror” sponsored by the Bush Jr. Administration was a pretext for establishing the so-called “New World Order.” [7] Gary Hart also implicated NATO’s role in shaping this “New World Order.” [8] The project is to be implemented by military might.

A Unipolar World: Pax Americana?
“However, what is a unipolar world? However one might embellish this term, at the end of the day it refers to one type of situation, namely one centre of authority, one centre of force, one centre of decision-making.”
-Vladimir Putin at the Munich Conference on Security Policy in Germany (February 11, 2007)

During his interview, with Charlie Rose, Henry Kissinger had referred to what George H. Bush Sr. identified as the “New World Order.” This was a term frequently used by the former American president that became famous during the Gulf War. With the end of the Cold War and the defeat of Iraq in the Gulf War, Georgia H. Bush Sr. said that humanity in 1991 was witness to the emergence of a “New World Order” that would be led by America. [9] The Gulf War was merely the beginning of this “New World Order.” The seeds had been planted in the Middle East for future wars and Eurasian expansion.

The Trilateral Commission, an organization founded in 1973 and consisting of the wealthiest and most powerful elites from the U.S., the E.U., and Japan, originally created the term that George H. Bush Sr. drew on. Their word was “New International Economic Order.” The Trilateral Commission’s terminology lays bare the economic fabric of this program. Military might is merely the enforcer of foreign policy, and foreign policy is based on economic interests.

An agenda of perpetual warfare and violence has been fueling the march towards global domination through economic means. In essence this war agenda has been an unbroken process watched over by the different presidential administrations of the United States.

Stepping forth from behind the Curtains: NATO’s Role in the Eurasian Roadmap
“The policies of the U.S., since the end of the Cold War are complicated and vast. They involve an intent to dominate and the use of international organizations to advance U.S. economic and geopolitical interests. They also include the conversion of NATO into a surrogate military police force for globalization and U.S. world economic domination.”
-Ramsey Clark, 66th United States Attorney-General (October 6, 2000)

NATO has started replicating long-term American war tactics and strategy. NATO is creating a rapid response force, which involves a significant German role. The force is modeled on the U.S. Rapid Response Force, the forerunner of CENTCOM, and has a global reach. The transformation of the U.S. Rapid Deployment Force into CENTCOM was part of long-term Anglo-American war plans. The NATO force is projected to be able to deploy to any region in the world within five days and planned to be capable of self-sufficient, detached operations for approximately one month. The force will also have land, sea, and air components, including an aircraft carrier. [10]

It is apparent that control over Iraq was planned during the culmination of the Cold War by Anglo-American policy makers. The series of wars that have occurred since the Iraq-Iran War are debatably the products of a historical Anglo-American project in the Middle East— a project that was once a solely British project that predated the Cold War. The project to reshape and control the Middle East is part of the greater project to control Eurasia. Just as how this grand project was embraced by the U.S., as the inheritor of British strategy, the project has been embraced by the Franco-German entente and NATO. Zbigniew Brzezinski argued in 1997 that “Europe is America’s essential geopolitical bridgehead in Eurasia,” or an entry point towards dominating Eurasia. [11]

From the statements and goals of U.S. officials going back to the 1990s NATO was projected to expand across the Eurasian landmass and set to embrace Japan, South Korea, and Australia in what Zbigniew Brzezinski identifies as the “trans-Eurasian security system.” [12] The characteristics of prospective conflicts seem to be slated to become dominated by NATO as France and Germany expand their roles in the “long war.” NATO’s role in the Eastern Mediterranean, the Red Sea, the Indian Ocean, Lebanon, and Afghanistan, along with NATO’s thrust into the post-Soviet niche and inner Eurasia, are all precarious indications of this.

Making Europe the Partner of America in the “Long War:” Enter the Franco-German Entente

“The victory over Iraq [in the Gulf War] was not waged as ‘a war to end all wars.’ Even the ‘New World Order’ cannot guarantee an era of perpetual peace.”
-George H. Bush Sr., 41st President of the United States (March 6, 1991)

Brzezinski explained that although Japan was important to American geo-strategy, Europe as a geopolitical entity (via the E.U. and NATO) constitutes America’s bridgehead into Eurasia. [13] “Unlike America’s links with Japan, NATO entrenches American political influence and military power on the Eurasian mainland,” and that “the allied European nations [were] still highly dependent on U.S. protection, any expansion of Europe’s political scope is automatically an expansion of U.S. influence,” Brzezinski explained in regards to Europe and Japan. [14] Brzezinski was paying more than just lip service to America’s allies in continental Europe; he was stressing that they were crucial, albeit as subordinates, to American global interests.

The strength of NATO would rest on the vitality of the European Union, an Anglo-American and Franco-German device. To emphasis this Brzezinski wrote that “the United States’ ability to project influence and power in Eurasia relies on close transatlantic ties.” [15] Brzezinski also added that France and Germany, the Franco-German entente, would be America’s vital partners in NATO expansion and securing Eurasia, but a united Europe was an essential prerequisite. In regards to the Franco-German entente, Brzezinski wrote in 1998 that “In the western periphery of Eurasia, the key players will continue to be France and Germany, and America’s central goal should be to continue to expand the democratic European bridgehead.” [16] This was essentially the forecast of the “E.U. expansion” that has gone hand-in-hand with earlier NATO expansion since the end of the Cold War. According to Brzezinski it would be up to the Franco-German entente to led Europe: “America cannot create a more united Europe on its own — that is a task for the Europeans, especially the French and the Germans.” [17]

None of the Pentagon’s geo-strategic plans can go forward without the E.U. and NATO. For this to happen it is essential that a strategic consensus between the Anglo-American alliance and the Franco-German entente be forged. The Anglo-American alliance has pursued this track and deeper integration with the Franco-German side, while also taking an adversarial stance against the Franco-German entente. Iraq is a symbolic testimony to this rivalry while Lebanon and NATO expansion in the Eastern Mediterranean is a parallel testimony to the strategic cooperation between the Anglo-American alliance and the Franco-German entente. A contradictory and confusing message is sent from these tracks, but there is always more to the picture. However, it is clear that Franco-German and Anglo-American interests must be synchronized for America to expand its global control.

The Endgame: A “Single Market” under One World Administration?
“I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer...”
-Major-General Smedley D. Butler, U.S. Marine Corp Commander (War Is a Racket, 1935)

After the Second World War, it was believed that from the nucleolus of Britain and America that a “New World Order” would be formed. Britain and America even had a combined military staff and combined chiefs of military staff. Visions for a singular global polity have vividly been tied to the Anglo-American establishment. In 1966, Professor Carroll Quigley, a noted American economist, wrote in his book Hope and Tragedy: A History of the World in Our Time that economics and finance vis-à-vis banking conglomerates were the engine in this drive and the real forces controlling national policies. Carroll Quigley wrote in regards to the Anglo-American alliance that “I have objected, both in the past and recently, to a few of its policies (notably to its belief that England was an Atlantic rather than a European Power and must be allied, or even federated, with the United States and must remain isolated from Europe), but in general my chief difference of opinion is that it wishes to remain unknown, and I believe its role in history is significant enough to be known.” [18]

“For America, the chief geopolitical prize is Eurasia,” insists Zbigniew Brzezinski. He also contends, “Now a non-Eurasian power [i.e., the U.S.] is preeminent in Eurasia— and America’s global primacy is directly dependent on how long and how effectively its preponderance on the Eurasian continent is sustained.” [19] The former U.S. national security advisor has also stated, in 1997, that in order to co-opt the Franco-German entente a “Transatlantic Free Trade Agreement, already advocated by a number of prominent Atlantic leaders, could also mitigate the risk of growing economic rivalry between a more united E.U. and the United States.” [20]

There is opposition in North America to what is believed to be the emergence of a projected “North American Union.” This North American entity would further amalgamate Canada, the United States, and Mexico, but the mechanisms for a grander global confederacy have already been drawn. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the creation of the E.U. were stepping stones towards this aspiration. Economics is the key that fuses these polities.

A summit between the E.U. and U.S. has shed light on plans for economic amalgamation. [21] The term used at the summit was “single market” by “renewing the Trans-Atlantic partnership.” [22] This is the same term used to describe the “common market” as it intensified Western European integration, which eventually gave birth to the European Union. At the summit President Bush Jr. met with Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission, and Federal Chancellor Merkel. Frau Merkel, while officially there on behalf of the E.U., represented the interests of the Franco-German entente while President Bush Jr. represented Anglo-American interests. Jose Manuel Barroso as the President of the European Commission represented both Anglo-American and Franco-German interests because the E.U. is a joint Anglo-American and Franco-German body. America is a de facto E.U. power due to its alliance with Britain, one of the three major E.U. powers along with France and Germany.

An agreement was reached between the E.U. and U.S. to integrate the markets and regulations of America and Europe even further. This agreement was another layer to add to the strategic consensus that was reached at NATO’s Riga Summit. Both sides also stated that economics is the driving spirit in their relationship and that politics mattered very little. The liberal and conservative leaders of America and Europe are merely two sides of the same coin.

Decades after the end of the Cold War the globe is wrapped within a state of almost perpetual war dominated by the military might of America. The last lines in The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and the Geostrategic Imperatives reveal the ultimate objective of Anglo-American policy: “These efforts will have the added historical advantage of benefiting from the new web of global linkages that is growing exponentially outside the more traditional nation-state system. That web— woven by multinational corporations, NGOs (…) already creates an informal global system that is inherently congenial to more institutionalized and inclusive global cooperation [a reference to global government].” [23]

Brzezinski goes on to predict that “In the course of the next several decades, a functioning structure of global cooperation, based on geopolitical realities, could thus emerge and gradually assume the mantle of the world’s current ‘regent’ [a reference to the U.S.],” and “Geostrategic success in that cause would represent a fitting legacy of America’s role as the first, only, and last truly global superpower.” [24] All around the globe nation-states are being absorbed into larger and larger political and socio-economic entities. This is part of the story of globalization, but it has its dark side. This is the globalization of the few and not of the many.

The Fight for Civilization and the Gathering Storm
“When all is said and done the conflict in Afghanistan will be to the war on terrorism what the North African campaign was to World War II: an essential beginning on the path to victory. But compared to what looms over the horizon— a wide-ranging war in locales from Central Asia to the Middle East and, unfortunately, back again to the United States— Afghanistan will prove but an opening battle.”
-Robert Kagan and William Kristol, The Gathering Storm (The Weekly Standard, October 29, 2001)

One cannot help but remember what was elucidated in 2001 during the start of the “Global War on Terror” by two members of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), stating that Afghanistan was only part of a “wide-ranging war.” [25] Both Robert Kagan and William Kristol are deeply linked to U.S. foreign and military policy extending from writing presidential speeches to having a former spouse as the U.S. ambassador to NATO. It is not coincidental that a portion of their editorial from October of 2001 in The Weekly Standard has actually materialized. These men should be taken for their words when they say that Afghanistan is merely the “opening battle” compared to what is waiting in the horizon.

Referring back to Robert Kagan and William Kristol: “this war will not end in Afghanistan. It is going to spread and engulf a number of countries in conflicts of varying intensity. It could well require the use of American military power in multiple places simultaneously. It is going to resemble the clash of civilizations that everyone has hoped to avoid. And it is going to put enormous and perhaps unbearable strain on parts of an international coalition that basks in contented consensus.” [26] The “international coalition” being referred to is NATO and the international military network based around the U.S. and the “unbearable strain” is war, but of an unknown scale. On August 10, 2007 Lieutenant-General Douglas Lute, the “War Czar” overseeing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and any expanded theatre, publicly talked about restoring a mandatory military draft. [27] The march to war is not waning, but driving the world towards the abyss.

Afghanistan was the first volley in an advance phase of the global conflict that was in its preparatory stages decades ago during the Iraq-Iran War, the Gulf War, and the Kosovo War. Where this global conflict, this “long war” will lead us is unknown, but all humanity is in this together. The American people will sooner or later feel the pain of war as their freedom is effected. Autocracy is a prerequisite to grand empires. Brzezinski has pointed out that “America is too democratic at home to be autocratic abroad,” and “never before has a populist democracy attained international supremacy.” [28] Deviancy is being normalized all over the globe because of this global project. Those that are behind such projects must be reduced to social leprids, as outcasts, denounced by all societies.

Resistance in the Middle East: The Power of the People
“The Iraqi Resistance is by definition democratic as it is the spontaneous expression of a people who took its destiny into its hands, and is by definition progressive as it defends the interests of the people.”
-Hana Al-Bayaty (March 18, 2007)

Anglo-American planners have underestimated the capacity of the power of ordinary people and the human spirit. In the Middle East it has been the resistance of ordinary people that has brought militant globalization to a standstill. Popular resistance movements have bogged down the military might of the remaining global superpower.

A nation is only as legitimate as the people(s) who live in it define it. America is not at war with individual nations, but with the people(s) of these nations. Nor are the American people at war with these nations, it is the American ruling establishment and elites that are at war with these people(s).

The forces of resistance are the forces of the will of the people, without the support of the people none of them could last or stand up to some of the most powerful war machines in human history.The wars in the Middle East are as much about choice as they are about the right to live. What is at stake is self-determination and liberty. These wars represent the drive to impose an overall monopoly of controls over other nations by a few who have hijacked the foreign policies of America and Britain to serve their own goals.

The Iraqi Resistance and the other resistance movements of the Middle East are movements of the peoples and by nature egalitarian. Would anyone in the so-called West dare label the French, Czechoslovakian, Greek, Libyan, Chinese, Malaysian, and Soviet resistance movements against Germany, Italy, and Japan during the Second World War as terrorist movements? However, the occupying Axis governments labeled these movements as terrorists. Did not France and the other areas occupied by Germany and the Axis Powers not have governments that said the Axis Powers were welcomed forces bringing stability as do the governments of Iraq and Afghanistan? For example in France there was the Vichy Government. When Germany was defeated the leaders of the Vichy Government in France were executed as traitors.

The U.S. government misleadingly claims that it is bringing democracy to these lands, but since when was democracy forced from the top down to the bottom? Is this not the opposite of democracy; things being forced down from the top to the bottom? Democracy is an expression of the masses that manifests itself upwards and not from the opposite direction.

No force on earth can defeat the popular will of the people; this is why domestic populations are manipulated into supporting wars. It is only division that allows small groups to take temporary reign over the people(s). However, for every scheme and plan to create division and anarchy amongst the people(s) of the world there is a plan to unite them and strengthen them. This is one of the greatest fears of many in positions of power. This is the fear of any awakening of large societal groups and populations.

There is no greater ally to the movements of resistance in the Middle East and beyond than unadulterated public opinion in the rest of the world. The people(s) of Britain, Israel, and the U.S. are also victims of their own governments who manipulate their fears and create animosity between them and other nations. This in itself is a great crime. What differences exist between nations are only a means to test the best of them.

Fear and hate are the weapons of the real terrorists, the masters of deception, and those who belittle others for profit and personal gain. These are the terrorists who give orders in positions of political leadership in the White House and elsewhere at the expense of their own people and the rest of humanity. The world is now embarking into the abyss of perpetual war and a period in which the contemplation of the use of nuclear weapons is being made. A stand must be made by individuals of good conscience and will. It seems possible that it will be a matter of time before the citizens of Europe, North America, and other lands will be compelled or necessitated to join the peoples of occupied lands in resistance.

War must be averted on two fronts; in the shorter-term (as differentiated from “short-term”) or near future, war must be averted from emerging in the Middle East, and in the longer-term in Eurasia. Only the resistance of the people and public opinion can stop war from enveloping the globe. Public opinion must translate into public action if humanity it to be spared from a massive war—a war that could prove to become a nuclear armageddon.

“In brief, the U.S policy goal must be unapologetically twofold: to perpetuate America’s own dominant position for at least a generation and preferably longer still; and to create a geopolitical framework that can absorb the inevitable shocks and strains of social-political change...”
-Zbigniew Brzezinski (The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, 1997)

In a twist of Orwellian fate, the earth seems closer to appearing like a rendition of the world in George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. [29] However, the road ahead is not scripted. The future is only anticipated and planned, but never certain in a universe of infinite probabilities. Time will tell where the road ahead will guide us. Those that see themselves as masters of destiny have had their ideas proven wrong in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine, Somalia, and Lebanon. It may look as if opposition to a war agenda is like tiny raindrops beating against an unrelenting mountain, but mountains can be eventually eroded by those tiny raindrops. There exists a “sensitive dependence on initial conditions,” commonly called the “butterfly effect,” whereas the flaps of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil may set off a tornado in Texas. Individual actions can offset the march to war that is unfolding on this planet.

[1] Henry Kissinger, A conversation with Henry Kissinger, interview with Charles P. Rose Jr., Charlie Rose (TV show), January 18, 2005.
[2] Ibid.
[3] Ibid.
[4] Ibid.
[5] The U.S. government was secretly arming Britain during the First World War and profiting off the war. In regards to the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, a British passenger ship, unknown to the public at the time the ship was also carrying military supplies from the U.S. to Britain. In the case of Pearl Harbour, the U.S. government was aware of a Japanese plan to attack the U.S. Pacific Fleet in Hawaii. American officials allowed the attack to take place to arouse public support for the entry of the U.S. in the Second World War. It should be noted that prior to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour the U.S. government had led a complete embargo of oil and materials to Japan and frozen all Japanese assets by July 25, 1941. Oil is needed to run economies and war and all strategists and military planners know this very well. Japan was baited into an inevitable war with the U.S. and decided to take the first shot. This benefited the U.S. government in mobilizing the American public to support the war effort in the Second World War just as the tragic events of September 11th, 2001 allowed the Bush Jr. Administration to launch the “Global War on Terror.” U.S. involvement in the Second World War was for economic purposes and had nothing to do with morality.
In the case of the RMS Lusitania the German embassy in Washington D.C. was trying to make clear to the Americans before it started sinking merchant ships helping Britain that it would engage in such activities. It should be noted that Britain was doing the same in both World Wars. U.S. officials are actually believed to have obstructed these attempts by the Germans in an attempt to involve the U.S. in the First World War.
[6] Zbigniew Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and the Geostrategic Imperatives (NYC, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1997), p.211.
[7] Gary Hart, Transcript. National Security in the 21st Century: Findings of the Hart-Rudman Commission, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), September 14,2001 http://www.cfr.org/publication/4049/national_security_in_the_21st_centur...
[8] Ibid.
[9] George Herbert Walker Bush Sr., Gulf War Victory Speech, (Address, Capitol Hill, Washington, District of Columbia, January 6, 1991) March 6, 1991.
[10] Bettina Berg, High readiness and global deployability, Federal Ministry of Defence (Germany), November 30, 2006.
[11] Zbigniew Brzezinski, A geostrategy for Eurasia, Foreign Affairs, vol. 76, no. 5 (September- October, 1997): p.50-64.
Note: The writings from Brzezinski’s paper for Foreign Affairs and the Council for Foreign Relations (CFR) were also used for his book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and the Geostrategic Imperatives that had its first edition published in 1997. Brzezinski’s 1997 Foreign Affairs journal entry is a condensed synopsis of his 1997 book. Points and quotes cited from it are identical or almost identical to the writing from his 1997 book.
[12] Ibid.
[13] Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in Our Time (NYC, New York: The Macmillan Company, 1966), p.950.
[14] Brzezinski, A Geostrategy for Eurasia, Op. cit.
[15] Ibid.
[16] Ibid.
[17] Ibid.
[18] Ibid.
[19] Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard, Op. cit., p.30
[20] Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard, Op. cit., p.200.
[21] Desmond Butler, E.U., U.S. Agree on Iran, Russia Disputes, Associated Press, April 30, 2007
[22] US and EU agree ‘single market,’ British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), April 30, 2007.
[23] Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard, Op. cit., p.215.
[24] Ibid.
[25] Robert Kagan and William Kristol, The Gathering Storm, The Weekly Standard, October 29, 2002, p.13.
[26] Ibid.
[27] Toby Harnden, ‘Return to conscription should be considered,’ The Telegraph (U.K.), August 11, 2007.
[28] Brzezinski, The Grand Chessboard, Op. cit., p.35-36.
[29] Refer to the polity and geographic boundaries of Winston Smith’s fictional world, in Orwell’s novel. In the fictional state of Oceania (which includes America, the British Isles, and Australia) there is absolute control exercised over all aspects of the lives of all citizens by one single entity, the Party, which has three political mottos: WAR IS PEACE. FREEDOM IS SLAVERY. IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH.

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support all courageous resistance [AKA terrorism] to state terrorist imperialism-zionism!
Gitmo 'mass disturbances' up 90% this year
Definition overly broad, several attorneys suspect
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- "Mass disturbances" are up sharply at the Guantanamo Bay prison this year despite a security overhaul and the release of dozens of prisoners, according to a new U.S. military report.
A one-page report titled "Danger Inside the Wire" said there were 385 mass disturbances in the first six months of 2007 compared with 201 for all of 2006, an increase of more than 90 percent with half the year still to go.
The military declined to provide details about the incidents.
A Guantanamo spokesman, Army Lt. Col. Ed Bush said the category includes assaults or "other acts" involving at least three detainees that were intended to disrupt operations at the detention center, where about 355 men remain held without charges on suspicion of terrorism or links to al-Qaida or the Taliban... the "mass disturbance" category does not include the long-running hunger strike at the detention center.
Several attorneys who represent detainees said they suspect the military's definition is overly broad.
"Perhaps any collective action is the basis for what they call a mass disturbance or there is just something going on that nobody knows about," said David Remes, a Washington attorney who visited clients at Guantanamo in August.
Military officials say the numbers show that detainees are still dangerous.

capitalism must buy killer gunfodder...
Army's $20K bonus attracting recruits
Since the bonus was unveiled in July, more than 6,200 recruits have signed up to begin basic training before Oct. 1, a move that boosts end-of-fiscal year recruiting numbers, Army officials said. "People are calling here saying $20,000 is more than they've made in the past two years," said Staff Sgt. Brent Feltner, 27, commander of a strip-mall recruiting station in this central South Carolina town.
The Army's offer stands out to many in a state where the unemployment level is fourth highest in the country, at 5.9 percent in July, up from 5.5 percent in June. It was 6.2 percent in July a year ago. Plus, the bonus comes on top of other benefits, such college tuition assistance, and medical and dental care. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/1110AP_Army_Recruiting_Bonus.html

I was ordered to execute Haditha women and kids: US Marine
Times of India
A US Marine was ordered to execute a room full of terrified Iraqi women and children during an alleged massacre in Haditha that left 24 people dead, a military court heard on Thursday. The testimony came in the opening of a preliminary hearing for Marine Sergeant Frank Wuterich, who faces 17 counts of murder over the Haditha killings, the most serious war crimes allegations faced by US troops in Iraq. Wuterich, dressed in desert khakis, spoke confidently to confirm his name as the hearing to decide if he faces a court martial began at the Marines' Camp Pendleton base in southern California. The 27-year-old listened intently as Lance Corporal Humberto Mendoza recounted how Marines had responded after a roadside bomb attack on their convoy in Haditha on November 19, 2005 left one comrade dead. Mendoza said Marines under Wuterich's command began clearing nearby houses suspected of containing insurgents responsible for the bombing (...) During a subsequent search of the house, Mendoza said he received an order from another Marine, Lance Corporal Stephen Tatum, to shoot seven women and children he had found in a rear bedroom.. http://www.uruknet.de/?p=35837

Local Troops Deploy To Nation's Capital
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Members of the 1st Battalion 265 Air Defense Artillery have mobilized and are on a plane headed first to Ft. Bliss, then for federal active duty in the capital region. The troops will be deployed for a year. The 265th is part of Operation Noble Eagle. They are ordered by the president to the nation's capital, where they will operate high-tech weapons systems against any potential air threat.
Claire Metz, http://www.wesh.com/news/13949580/detail.html

Albert Einstein on Capitalism vs. Socialism...
“The economic anarchy of capitalist society as it exists today is, in my opinion, the real source of the evil. We see before us a huge community of producers the members of which are unceasingly striving to deprive each other of the fruits of their collective labor — not by force, but on the whole in faithful compliance with legally established rules. In this respect, it is important to realize that the means of production — that is to say, the entire productive capacity that is needed for producing consumer goods as well as additional capital goods — may legally be, and for the most part are, the private property of individuals.”

“This crippling of individuals I consider the worst evil of capitalism. Our whole educational system suffers from this evil. An exaggerated competitive attitude is inculcated into the student, who is trained to worship acquisitive success as a preparation for his future career. I am convinced there is only one way to eliminate these grave evils, namely through the establishment of a socialist economy, accompanied by an educational system which would be oriented toward social goals. In such an economy, the means of production are owned by society itself and are utilized in a planned fashion. A planned economy, which adjusts production to the needs of the community, would distribute the work to be done among all those able to work and would guarantee a livelihood to every man, woman, and child. The education of the individual, in addition to promoting his own innate abilities, would attempt to develop in him a sense of responsibility for his fellow-men in place of the glorification of power and success in our present society.”
Albert Einstein, as quoted in Socialism in America Equals Hope for the World by Paul Donovan, http://www.bestcyrano.org/THOMASPAINE/?p=230

The British employed the Roman principle of divide et impera to enslave
colonial peoples. The US has taken up the tradition. “Our endeavour,”
remarked Lieutenant-Colonel Coke, Commandant of Moradabad during the middle
of the nineteenth century, “should be to uphold in full force the (for us
fortunate) separation which exists between the different religions and
races, not to endeavour to amalgamate them. Divide et impera should be the
principle of Indian government (13).” Lord Elphinstone, Governer of Bombay,
seconded the motion. “Divide et impera was the old Romon motto, and it
should be ours (14).”
Adumbrating US imperial tactics in Iraq, the British devised a system of
separate electorates in India and separate representation by religion, caste
and ethnicity. Sound familiar? “The effect of this electoral policy,”
observed one commentator, was “to give the sharpest possible stimulus to
communal antagonism (15).” Prior to British rule in India there was no trace
of the type of Hindu-Muslim conflict that later emerged under British rule
“There is no natural inevitable difficulty from the cohabiting of differing
races or religions in one country (17).” Mulsim and Hindu lived side-by-side
peacefully until the British arrived in India; Sunni and Shiite commingled
peacefully before the US imposed its occupation on the country. “The
difficulties arise from social-political conditions. They arise, in
particular, whenever a reactionary regime is endeavouring to maintain itself
against the popular movement (18).”
from Divide et Impera by Stephen Gowans

Mourners die as fever grips Congo:
More than 100 people have died in a remote part of Congo, including all those who attended the funerals of two village chiefs, in what health officials fear is an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever.

Katrina: Rich Folks' Opportunity, Our Dismal Failure
Wednesday, 29 August 2007
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
Katrina laid bare the racism of the class that rules the United States. Their goal is to eliminate Black power in the great cities, to sweep the urban landscape clean for white habitation. The hurricane was a godsend for the corporate nation-planners, and they jumped to the opportunity to exile hundreds of thousands, and create the conditions that made return to New Orleans impossible. Apologists claim the fault lies in "incompetence." Bullshit. The Diaspora exists, so the killers of New Orleans have accomplished their goal. We have been collectively betrayed by assumed allies and a Black misleadership that is afraid to tackle capital. They want money, more than freedom.

Katrina: The Rich Folks' Opportunity and Our Dismal Failure
"Racism showed its ass in the days after August 29, 2005."
NOLASuperdomeVictim August 29, 2005 is, to borrow President Franklin Roosevelt's characterization of Pearl Harbor, "a day that will live in infamy." But the aggression that brought a great Black city low was, unlike the Japanese attack of 1941, wholly home-grown, an obscene, riotous, racist assault on the Black presence in the United States, gleefully joined by virtually the entire business class, their think tanks, and the civil servants they put in office, Democrat and Republican.

Even before the waters inundating New Orleans ebbed, the jubilation among the ruling class erupted in barely veiled celebration of nature-initiated "urban renewal" - erasing the homes and neighborhoods of hundreds of thousands of "problem people." What any decent person would see as a disaster, the racist ruling cabal viewed as a godsend. Within days of the deluge, corporate media were promulgating plans for a "new" New Orleans, one without a Black majority. The Louisiana Democratic Party - white-led but incapable of electoral existence without the Black voters who make up the majority of their ranks - proved as hostile to restoring the exiles of New Orleans as their Republican comrades. The fundamental contradictions of American racism, in which white folks cut off their own noses to spite Black faces, was acted out in dramatic, shameless theater.

"Within days of the deluge, corporate media were promulgating plans for a "new" New Orleans, one without a Black majority."

NOLAbody It soon became clear that national policy was to prevent the return of the New Orleans Diaspora, while directing the $100-plus billion dollars in federal "aid" to the region into the favored coffers of the Halliburton and Bechtel corporations - the same profiteers that got over like mad dogs in Iraq "reconstruction." A gangster regime revealed itself, on both foreign and domestic shores.

The "liberal" line on Katrina is that it showed the abject "incompetence" of the Bush administration. That's the same analysis they bring to Iraq, which is described as a saga of fumbles and misjudgments by stupid people - rather than a premeditated crime that did not succeed. Barack Obama's opposition to the war is that it is a "dumb" war - not that it is bestial, immoral, and a violation of international law. In the same mind frame, critics of the administration's handling of the Katrina catastrophe pretend that stupidity reigned, rather than the patently evident plan to empty New Orleans of most of its Black population, permanently. Hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back.

The entirety of the last two years of federal and state actions in New Orleans has proven that the business class - the people who run this country - have a plan for a revitalized, "new" America, in which there will be no Black majority cities. Katrina was, for them, heaven-sent, "Negro-removal" on a massive and near-instantaneous scale. The other mostly Black cities will be emptied of the "problem people" by the attrition of gentrification, as capital invades. But the result will be the same - unless we resist.

Our resistance has been stymied by a moribund and selfish Black misleadership class that is incapable of confronting capital. They like it too much. But they cling to power, promising that they can talk business out of its clear intention of yet again reshaping the nation to our detriment. Katrina showed that Black dispersal is the central goal of white capital, as they seek to "reconstruct" an America to their liking.

"The Black misleadership class cling to power, promising that they can talk business out of its clear intention of yet again reshaping the nation to our detriment."

Yet Katrina is also the touchstone experience of a whole generation of Black and non-Black people. They will never be the same, again. The venality of the business class, and the impotence of the Black misleadership class, has been amply revealed, and the youth will bear witness to the catastrophe, and the culprits, for the rest of their lives. Late-stage capitalism, which is raw theft and brigandage, showed its face while thousands drowned. Nothing can wipe out the crime. We are compelled by the gravity of the event that we call Katrina to rethink the Black Struggle, an unfinished project that people like Barack Obama want us to believe has already met its goals. Katrina proves otherwise. African Americans are the unwanted element of American society, as we have always been. The enemy has not changed, so why should we? He is not "race-neutral" - so why do we concoct, as Obama does, race-neutral arguments for social change? The enemy knows damn well who he wants to get the hell out of Dodge, or New Orleans, or Baltimore, or Newark.

Racism showed its ass in the days after August 29, 2005. Nothing has changed. Never forget. Organize, with eyes wide open.

BAR executive editor Glen Ford can be reached at Glen.Ford@BlackAgendaReport.com.This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it

in case you forgot...
Blackwater Mercenaries Deploy in New Orleans
By Jeremy Scahill and Daniela Crespo
t r u t h o u t | Report
10 September 2005
New Orleans - Heavily armed paramilitary mercenaries from the Blackwater private security firm, infamous for their work in Iraq, are openly patrolling the streets of New Orleans. Some of the mercenaries say they have been "deputized" by the Louisiana governor; indeed some are wearing gold Louisiana state law enforcement badges on their chests and Blackwater photo identification cards on their arms. They say they are on contract with the Department of Homeland Security and have been given the authority to use lethal force. Several mercenaries we spoke with said they had served in Iraq on the personal security details of the former head of the US occupation, L. Paul Bremer and the former US ambassador to Iraq, John Negroponte.

"This is a totally new thing to have guys like us working CONUS (Continental United States)," a heavily armed Blackwater mercenary told us as we stood on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. "We're much better equipped to deal with the situation in Iraq."

Blackwater mercenaries are some of the most feared professional killers in the world and they are accustomed to operating without worry of legal consequences[...].

Racist Genocide in New Orleans Continues: "Like 911 But Add Water"
by liz burbank
originally published 9/3/05 as "A Catastrophic Success": Holocaust Shaped by Race

A renaissance of Black resistance and leadership, historically the leading edge of revolution is what the postmodern slavemasters fear most in the racist "homeland".
Katrina was no accident, no surprise, no act of 'mother nature', the 'gods' , or bureaucratic incompetence as this analysis proves: the human and environmental and impact on New Orleans of a hurricane of this magnitude had been scientifically calculated. Rescue and recovery were deliberately withheld, working class Black people militarily imprisoned, forcibly dispersed and murdered by the armed state.

National oppression and its ideological engine racism, are the lynchpin of u.s. capitalism, built and grown on genocide and slavery. Katrina is a major intensification of America's historical genocide, a premeditated physical and psychological attack on the Black Nation, part of a strategy to destroy its strength, pride, cultural cohesion that has led in revolutionary resistance against this system.

Central to the U.S. strategy for global domination, Katrina and the brutal aftermath was engineered to serve the present U.S. global war of state terror in two interconnected ways: uprooting, dispersing and weakening the Black Nation, while simultaneously inflaming racist support for the consolidation of a fascist mode of state capitalism with martial law under the guise of "rescue, relief and recovery” from a "major casualty-producing event" the state declared a “natural disaster” (see military and 'think-tank briefings following) [...]
full article at http://lizburbankdigest.blogspot.com/2006/03/racist-genocide-in-new-orle...
also at http://www.burbankdigest.com/]

u.s. history past & present: worldwide terror and genocidal holocausts in the service of capitalist white supremacy
Black radio host threatened with lynching
Los Angeles, Alta California
August 22, 2007
A Black (African-American) radio host in Los Angeles has been threaten with lynching. Terry Anderson broadcasts on Sundays at KTLA AM radio. Lynchings of Negro slaves were very common in the USA especially in the southern states or in what is commonly known as "Dixie". Hundreds of lynchings of Blacks by White racists took place even after the emancipation. The following photograph is on Anderson's website and was sent to him through e-mail:
[PHOTO] http://www.aztlan.net/anderson_threaten_with_lynching.htm

Lynchings in America
A History Not Known By Many
forever remembered through the lyrics sung by the great Billie Holiday in a song named STRANGE
We charge genocide : the historic petition to the United Nations for relief from a crime of the United States Government against the Negro people / Civil Rights Congress (U.S.). New York : Civil Rights Congress, 1952.
... forever remembered through the lyrics sung by the great Billie Holiday in a song named STRANGE FRUIT. You can hear this very sad song at http://www.aztlan.net/strange_fruit.htm

Inching Toward Insanity: Why Michael Vick is Not a Fascist
by Dave Zirin
Michael Vick is not a good guy, but he is also not a threat to society at-large. Maybe to dogs of a certain breed. The hysteria over Vick's abuse of animals actually reveals more about the inhumane attitude of many Americans to their fellow humans, and to Black people in particular. They want Vick's head, but cannot bring themselves to stop their own government from increasing the body-count in Iraq, now around one million dead. They cheer and booze themselves into oblivion at brutal football games, where young men like Vick break each other up, ensuring an old age of infirmity, yet go crazy with rage at abuse of canines. It is transparently clear that the mass vendetta against Michael Vick isn't really about love for dogs, but hatred of Black people who don't kiss white ass... http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1

A Feast of Bullshit and Spectacle: The Great American Media Mind Warp
by Joe Bageant
Another standard media holograph favorite is the case of The Missing Pretty White Girl, in which a young white woman is either missing, murdered or maybe faking her own abduction. The hologram’s finest hour may have been when it blended nationalism with armed feminine sexuality fantasy via the brave blonde, Jessica Lynch, in a projection of her going down with automatic rifle blazing, then daringly rescued — oh, poor, wounded, little bird of our desire — by GI Joe action figures. If she had been an overweight lesbian, she’d still be in that hospital, and if she had been black, the media wouldn’t have bothered to take the lens covers off the cameras. If the syndrome’s appointed white girls turn out to be murdered, then we get the memorial websites, charity foundations and maybe some sort of law passed, based upon the circumstances of the case, and named for the victim. However, you’ll never see one called Tawanda Robinson’s Law. Hologram don’t sell no dark meat. Make a YouTube video, bitch! http://www.bestcyrano.org/THOMASPAINE/?p=233

The Palestinian Judenrate
Khalid Amayreh
On Tuesday, 28 August, the American-backed Palestinian Authority (PA) regime in Ramallah decided to close down as many as 103 charities in the West Bank. The bulk of these modest societies are active in assisting the most impoverished sectors of the Palestinian people with money and food stuff to help them survive repressive Israeli measures such as prolonged curfews, blockades and imposed unemployment. The charities also extend a helping hand to poor families whose breadwinners have been killed or are imprisoned by the Israeli occupiers in connection with the resistance or political opposition to the occupation. Despite vociferous denials from Ramallah, the draconian measure is widely believed to be a message of compliance with instructions to that effect from Washington which has been incessantly calling for dismantling these charities and similar institutions in order to weaken Hamas and undermine its popularity... http://www.uruknet.de/?p=35792

U.S. coordinator plans 5 new Palestinian battalions in W. Bank
Aluf Benn, Haaretz Correspondent
A new plan by the U.S. security coordinator in the territories, General Keith Dayton, calls for the deployment of five new Palestinian battalions throughout the West Bank. The plan, whose aim is to bolster Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, requires the approval of Israel if arms and equipment are to be transferred for the new force, political sources in Jerusalem said Wednesday. The plan, which is still in its early development, is likely to call for the staged creation of the force, with relatively small units undergoing the necessary training. Last week, the U.S. Congress authorized for the first time the transfer of $80 million to the security delegation headed by Dayton, which will be used to bolster the security forces of Abbas. No funding has ever before been transferred to Dayton, and the money will now allow him to carry out his plans. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that he would like to conclude a single-page agreement of principles with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas...: http://www.uruknet.de/?p=35832

Avigdor Lieberman said Israel is extending aid to those opposition organizations which are proving effective. He is therefore the first member of the Israeli government to expose the clandestine war gaining ground between Israel and Iran in recent weeks, say DEBKAfile’s sources.
The also disclose that ten days ago, Iran alerted Shiite militias under their control in Iraq to a report that the Israeli Mossad intelligence service had delivered long-range shoulder-borne, anti-air and anti-tank missiles to PJAK, the Iranian Kurdistan Free Life Party.
More... http://www.debka.com/index.php

New Arabian Gulf Oil Pipeline Network Will Detour Hormuz
Thursday, August 30, 2007
Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen have launched the vast Trans-Arabia Oil Pipeline project with encouragement from Washington, DEBKA-Net Weekly 313 revealed on Aug. 10, 2007. By crisscrossing Arabia overland, the net of oil pipelines will bypass the Straits of Hormuz at the throat of the Persian Gulf and so remove Gulf oil routes from the lurking threat of Iranian closure.

Click HERE to see the full-size map.

The 35,000-strong new Saudi security force, disclosed this week, will protect the new project, together with the oil installations of the world’s biggest oil exporter, from attack by such enemies as al Qaeda or Iran. The first 5,000 recruits are already in training, as plans advance to start laying the first section of the new pipeline system in November, 2007.
Because of the sensitivity of their mission, Saudi security experts assisted by American advisers are thoroughly screening each recruit about his family, tribal and past associations to weed out religious extremists. DEBKAfile adds that the new oil security force will be the third largest in Saudi Arabia, after the armed forces and the National Guard.

The first Trans-Arabia pipeline will carry 5 million barrels of oil a day, almost one third of the 17 million barrels produced by Gulf emirates. The crude will be pumped through pipes running from the world’s biggest oil terminal owned by Saudi Aramco at Ras Tannura, south to S. Yemen’s oil port of Mukallah and west to the Red Sea port and industrial town of Yanbu north of Jeddah.

The $6 billion investment in the first stage will come from the participating governments within the framework of the Gulf Cooperation Council – GCC.
Rising regional tensions and the vulnerability of the Straits of Hormuz, the only maritime outlet for Gulf oil, to hostile blockade has galvanized the partners into urgent action to get the project up and running.

The Straits of Hormuz are a chokepoint in every sense.
Only 37 km wide, they consist of two lanes able to accommodate oi tankers entering and exiting Gulf ports. Every 24 hours, an average 30 vessels transit the straits loaded with roughly one-quarter of the world’s oil consumption. This volume varies according to weather conditions, currents and whether it is day or night. The traffic during the navigable hours tends to be heavy, no more than 6 minutes between each vessel. Even if the US Navy and Air Force deployed in the Persian Gulf succeed in keeping the Straits of Hormuz open to shipping in an emergency situation, their very presence must slow the traffic down. The flow could be reduced to about half its regular capacity.

DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s Gulf sources report that the Trans-Arabia Oil Pipeline project’s second stage for rerouting South Iraqi oil will start in early 2009 without waiting for the first to be completed
Consisting of about 60% of Iraq’s oil product, the oil from the Basra terminal will be diverted from the Shatt al-Arb outlet to the Persian Gulf, which Iraq shares with Iran, and flow into pipes crossing the Iraqi Desert directly into Saudi Arabia – according to the plan.

On August 9, Tehran countered by announcing negotiations with Baghdad on a deal to build a pipeline to carry 200,000 barrels per day of southern Iraqi crude to refineries in Iran...

Southern Iraq’s oil is therefore projected to flow directly into Saudi Arabia and bypass Kuwait.

The Trans-Arabia Oil Pipeline network will consist of five main branches: [...]

According to DEBKA-Net-Weekly’s estimates, even after the US pulls its army out of Iraq, it will retain troops for securing both the northern and southern oil fields and installations. They will be there to keep Iran at a distance, especially from the the Basra oil center.
The project also fits into the preparations underway in the Gulf oil emirates and Saudi Arabia to step up oil production by 4 million bpd to rein in skyrocketing prices before they hit $100 per barrel.
On the inter-Arab plane, Riyadh hopes Syrian Bashar Assad will appreciate the benefits accruing to his country from the pipeline across its territory - enough to draw away from his close clinch with Iran and mend his fences with Washington. The Saudis are pinning their hopes on Tapline’s resurrection helping to put Damascus-Washington relations on a new footing.

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vile U.S. propagandist exposed...
Talabani paid Thomas Friedman $250,000 to write an article about him
Roads to Iraq
Haq Agency reported that Jalal Talabani paid Thomas Friedman $250,000 to write an essay about him, the payment was done through Talabni’s son Qubad who escorted Friedman in Sulaymaniyah. The source added that Friedman apologized for Talabani that he cannot visit him in Baghdad because his visit to Iraq wasn’t in advance coordination with the American administration and that it had entered Iraq through Sulaymaniyah, without the knowledge of the Iraqi government...: http://www.uruknet.de/?p=35814

Christian Zionism: Dispensationalism And The Roots Of Sectarian Theology
Dispensationalism is one of the most influential theological systems within the universal church today. Largely unrecognised and subliminal, it has increasingly shaped the presuppositions of fundamentalist, evangelical, Pentecostal and charismatic thinking concerning Israel and Palestine over the past one hundred and fifty years.

Looking Forward To Armageddon Rapture Ready: The Christians United for Israel Tour
9 Minute Video
Max Blumenthal's latest takes us on a tour of right-wing Pastor John Hagee's annual Washington-Israel Summit, blowing the cover off the Christian Zionist movement in the process. Starring Joe Lieberman, Tom DeLay, Pastor John Hagee, Ambassador Dore Gold and a host of rapture-ready evangelicals praying for Armageddon. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18165.htm

Iran: Terror label 'paves way for air strikes'
The White House's plans to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps as a terrorist organisation are intended to give the Bush administration cover if it launches military strikes on the Islamic republic, according to a prominent former CIA officer.

Capitalism produces its own gravediggers as Karl Marx' Capital revealed
capitalism, based on the super- exploitation and oppression of peoples and nations worldwide, must use draconian terror to crush the revolutionary resistance it engenders thus increasing the resistance which will ultimately bury this predatory system...
"Depopulation should be the highest priority of U.S. foreign policy towards the Third World."
Henry Kissinger, National Security Memo 200, dated April 24, 1974

Christian Zionism: Dispensationalism And The Roots Of Sectarian Theology
Dispensationalism is one of the most influential theological systems within the universal church today. Largely unrecognised and subliminal, it has increasingly shaped the presuppositions of fundamentalist, evangelical, Pentecostal and charismatic thinking concerning Israel and Palestine over the past one hundred and fifty years.

Looking Forward To Armageddon Rapture Ready: The Christians United for Israel Tour
9 Minute Video
Max Blumenthal's latest takes us on a tour of right-wing Pastor John Hagee's annual Washington-Israel Summit, blowing the cover off the Christian Zionist movement in the process. Starring Joe Lieberman, Tom DeLay, Pastor John Hagee, Ambassador Dore Gold and a host of rapture-ready evangelicals praying for Armageddon. http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18165.htm

resistance is 'violence', not the capitalist injustice that generates it...
Protest violence spreads in Chilean capital, 750 arrested
The protest was called by Chile's largest labor federation to demand better conditions for workers frustrated that they haven't received a greater share of the nation's economic boom. But it grew increasingly violent, with riots and looting in working class neighborhoods.
''Never mind how just the demands are,'' President Michelle Bachelet said Wednesday night. ''We will not tolerate violence.''
Union leader Arturo Martinez called the protest ''a success for Chile's workers,'' and urged the government to hold talks about their demands for higher wages and better health, education and other services. Bachelet's 15-month-old government follows mostly free-market policies with strict fiscal discipline that critics say holds down government spending despite a windfall from high prices on the copper Chile exports.

Free Prof. Jose Maria Sison now!
For a just and lasting peace in the Philippines
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines released this statement on Aug. 29.
The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP or Alliance Philippines) vehemently condemns the arrest and detention today, August 28, 2007, by the Dutch authorities of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) chief political consultant, Prof. Jose Maria Sison.
The arrest of Prof. Joma Sison impedes the course of a just and lasting peace in the Philippines. The incident derails
the prospect of the resumption of peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the NDFP. The Filipino people’s prosperity and future depends on the resolution of the protracted civil war raging in the Philippines and the determined principled pursuit and eventual conclusion of GRP-NDFP peace talks. For nearly fifteen years of GRP-NDFP peace negotiations, Prof. Jose Ma. Sison has played an integral role as the NDFP chief political consultant. He was instrumental in developing and reaching agreements with the Manila government in over ten formal binding documents. The Hague Declaration, the Joint Agreement on Security and Immunity Guarantees (JASIG), the Comprehensive Agreement on Socio-Economic Reforms (CASER), and the Comprehensive Agreement on Respect for Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law (CARHRIHL) are milestones that Prof. Joma Sison has helped to facilitate. These agreements, which were approved under the previous administrations of former Philippine Presidents Ramos and Estrada, laid the foundation to set in motion the peace process and govern the conduct of the armed conflict between the GRP and NDFP.
Joma Sison’s arrest by Dutch police is a clear machination of the Philippine government’s desire to circumvent that process by violating the previously set-forth agreements. His arrest comes on the heels of the European Court of First Instance’s July 11, 2007 decision to order Sison’s name removed from the U.S. and European Union’s so-called "terrorist" listings and to defreeze his assets and funds. Sison’s arrest,like the arbitrary "terrorist" labeling he has had to endure for many years now, is an affront to due process and the rule of law as we know it. The GRP’s violations to these agreements are also evident with the increase of extrajudicial killings, abductions, torture, and fascist attacks against NDFP peace consultants and Filipino progressives.
The AJLPP demands that the Dutch authorities release Prof. Jose Ma. Sison immediately and stop all forms of harassment against him. The AJLPP also demands that the Philippine government allow the peace process to proceed without the undue pressure of "terrorist" labeling, false accusations, and persecution of peace negotiators. Alliance Philippines also calls on all friends and allies to rally in defense of Joma Sison and other Filipino progressives.
Free Prof. Jose Ma. Sison Now!
Resume the GRP-NDFP Peace Negotiations! AJLPP, National Secretariat, August 28, 2007

"...Maybe you don’t want to know... Maybe you should put this down now.
Apocalypse is not an event, and it’s not by the numbers. Apocalypse is a process. It’s a way of life. It’s this way of life. And whatever else may be said of it, this way of life is finished. You are finished with it; it is time for it to be finished...

One need look only at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, to the genocide of 100 million Native Americans and 100 million Africans, to understand exactly what those who rule intend and the inevitable conclusion of their logic. Plainly stated it is a Hitlerian logic. Hitlerian rationalism. It’s never been otherwise. Only the thinnest of veils separates the cult of every day life from the mass reality of a new, global holocaust. We face that holocaust today. The system we live under is producing it step by logical step...

Modern production is a wedding of opposites, a two faced god: its other face is destruction. Consumption for one is starvation for the Other. Production for one is destruction for the Other, and like a cancer, production has grown beyond all limits: the industrial system lives by destroying without limit, by ignoring the limits to growth...

Globalization is the spread of the logic of industrialism everywhere; it is the spreading of the logic of mass death to everything. Globalization means the mass death of everything, the cancer metastized...

They call it “peace,” or “democracy” when any madman can see it is nothing but destruction and death, racism and power lust. Any madman can see they cry “peace, peace,” when there is no peace...
The plans of the Christian fascists and US Neocons for global empire and the concrete strategies they pursue are like the plans of a serial killer for his next murder; understanding them is only useful insofar as it might tell us just how close we may be to the final disaster, and what openings, if any, might occur in which we might intervene. ..."
Juan Santos
The Law of Life and the Law of Death
Please read on... http://the-fourth-world.blogspot.com/2007/01/part-3-of-apocalypse-no-law...
both the above from Gamila Zahran's Arabian Sights

Profit of doom: Of vampires, parasites, and the demise of capitalism
By Jason Miller
Online Journal Contributing Writer
Striving with the unwavering dedication of true believers and slaves to the
grind, those of us who exist within the geographic, social, cultural,
economic, and political boundaries of the United States are collectively
destroying the Earth.http://onlinejournal.com/artman/publish/article_2352.shtml

how bogus revolutionaries serve the system...
Gonzales resigns, but torture, spying, and round-ups continue
By Sunsara Taylor
Online Journal Contributing Writer
What's up with a country where a torturer -- and let's call a spade a spade
-- an architect of a police state and fascist laws can be forced to resign
and no one in a position of power calls for the reversal of everything he's
done and for his and his boss's indictment for war crimes?... What’s up is a system that is so hell-bent on extending and preserving its empire that a police state that tortures is the program of the whole lot of them? That’s why the Democrats grandstand and garner political advantage over Gonzales’s resignation but have not and will not oppose the essence of his program.
And it is why the people must.
We do not have to -- nor should we want to -- live under a system that enforces its rule through waterboarding (near-drowning) and locking people away without charge or trial. A system that sets this as its norms is one that cries out for revolutionary changeAnd right now, while the regime is in disarray -- with first Rove and now Gonzales resigning -- is the time for an "orange uprising," an outpouring of resistance across this country by everyone who doesn‘t want to condemn future generations to a fascist police state. Orange, because this is the color forced on the Guantanamo detainees and torture victims.... Whether you’re a revolutionary or not, you have to confront the fact that if the Bush regime is not driven from power, then everything Gonzales was part of will remain -- the legalization and institutionalization of wire-tapping, torture, indefinite detentions and so much more -- no matter who becomes the next president.

Far from being defanged, George Bush is still commander in chief and he is still pushing forward new horrors by the day. The Democrats -- the majority in Congress and the line up of viable presidential contenders: Hillary, Barack and Edwards -- are not challenging his fascist program in any of its essential features.
Gonzales called the Geneva Convention ban on torture -- a crime against humanity! -- "quaint" and is rightly hated for this. But the Democrats and Republicans in Congress came together to approve the Military Commission Act last October giving George Bush the right to decide when the Geneva Conventions apply. This came after the photos of Abu Ghraib. This came after the conscience of the world was shocked by the photos of human beings stripped naked, stacked up in pyramids, terrorized by dogs, raped and forced to perform sexual acts on each other, religiously violated. These photos were snapped with the sportsmanship and brazenness of southern good ol’ boys who knew the law would never come for them -- and for good reason. Even Hitler never came out and openly admitted, and made legal, torture!

In a recent New Yorker article, Jane Mayer quotes an expert familiar with C.I.A. interrogation protocol, "It’s one of the most sophisticated, refined programs of torture ever . . . At every stage, there was a rigid attention to detail. Procedure was adhered to almost to the letter. There was top-down quality control, and such a set routine that you get to the point where you know what each detainee is going to say, because you’ve heard it before. It was almost automated. People were utterly dehumanized. People fell apart. It was the intentional and systematic infliction of great suffering masquerading as a legal process. It is just chilling."... it is being conciliated with, by the Democrats. As bad as the voter-caging (systematic disqualification of voters likely to vote Democratic) that these attorney firings were in the service of, the Democrats do not represent any alternative in the interests of humanity. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards are all bending over backwards cozying up to and ceding ground to those who want to make this country into a theocracy. All of them have opposed gay marriage. None of them have taken on the lunacy of George Bush and so many of the Republican presidential candidates are denying the fact of evolution. And none of them have taken on the frontal assault on women’s right to abortion and birth control without which women cannot be free. All of them refused to filibuster the nomination of the Supreme Court justices these Christian fascists were celebrating -- Alito and Roberts -- and now we’ve seen the effective reversal of Brown vs. Board of Education, the beginning of the criminalization of abortion, and there is much worse to come. Gonzales is gone, but this theocratic remaking of U.S. society continues as you read and will continue until the people drive out the Bush regime. If you’re against this, you’ve got to visibly declare it now by wearing orange -- spreading loud, visible, resistance to the Bush regime's program.
This is a man who presided over the mass murder of residents of New Orleans through criminal negligence ['negligence' is classic capitalist defense of racist genocide, see articles above] during Hurricane Katrina! This is the man who, as immigrants were already being rounded up, detained and deported -- often leaving small children orphaned and unprovided for -- said to the media, it’s "gonna get ugly." [emphasis added] These ICE raids have continued and, as Chertoff promised, they keep getting uglier.
Look at this "best of all possible worlds," American democracy! It is a system where everyone within the "legitimate" and official political spectrum is united on continuing and furthering an unjust war for empire (under the rubric of a "war on terror") and constructing a fascist police state. More than anything else, this system needs to be done in and done away with. Short of that, and as part of contributing to creating a situation where a whole different future can be fought for by the people, this regime must be resisted, its program reversed, and the people in power driven out in disgrace....
[Digest comment :the duplicitous so-called revolutionary communist analysis above acknowledges the obvious bipartisan, systemic nature of the state's fascist nature and crimes...only to disingenuously promote its deadly opportunist call for 'regime' ..not system ... change, insuring that the equally complicit dems. will be free to rule over the fascist U.S. agenda for global domination!]

how capitalist democracy facilitates fascist state infrastructure:
Administration seeks power to grant immunity for spy program
Telecommunications companies would get legal immunity to telecommunications companies that are slapped with privacy suits for cooperating with the White House's controversial warrantless eavesdropping program. The authority would effectively shut down dozens of lawsuits filed against telecommunications companies accused of helping set up the program. The vaguely worded proposal would shield any person who allegedly provided information, infrastructure or "any other form of assistance" to the intelligence agencies after the 9/11 terror attacks....
There is a divide among Capitol Hill's majority Democrats about whether the companies deserve any protection....

Government secrecy up despite exposure of issue
Administration officials argue that fighting global terrorism and the war in Iraq requires taking precautions to prevent sensitive information from reaching the hands of those who might harm the United States...."We try to be effective in protecting classified information and enforcing laws and regulations related to handling sensitive information," said Tony Fratto, a White House spokesman....
Among the findings from the report:
# Businesses enjoyed a no-bid process for 26 percent, or $107.5 billion, of the federal government's business last year.
# President Bush has issued at least 151 signing statements challenging 1,149 provisions of laws passed by Congress. Before 2000, presidents had signed fewer than 600 statements over the nation's 211-year history.
# The Defense Department has more than doubled in real terms the amount it spends on classified weapons acquisitions since 1995. While the number of classification decisions actually dropped by 10 percent to 231,995 last year, the number of documents related to each one of those decisions ballooned to 20.3 million, up by 43 percent.
And those figures do not include the untold number of documents that are locked away by federal agencies in categories known as "pseudo-classification." These are unclassified documents that government bureaucrats deem too sensitive for public consumption. There is no oversight of these categories to ensure that the documents should be removed from the public domain.
The report also found that the Bush administration has invoked a legal tool known as the "state secrets" privilege more than any other previous administration to get cases thrown out of civil court.
Between 1977 and 2000, administrations used the privilege 59 times. Over the past six years, the White House has invoked the privilege 38 times, more than double the rate of administrations during that time frame.
Government secrecy is a bipartisan problem. Open-government advocates say it has worsened under the Bush administration because bureaucrats feel empowered to conceal more information in the name of "homeland security." At the same time, the Democratic-controlled Congress has only just begun to exercise its oversight authority....

REAL Combined NAU ID Database for Canada, U.S. and Mexico
To have a combined data base requires compatibility of the numbering system and information captured (EDI compliant). That's the real reason behind the Real ID. No doubt the driver's license number will include country code and state-province code. Even though the card stock might look different depending upon the issuing agency, the data will be designed to reside in a single database for all three countries. (See Washington State license below) ...

White House Meeting on REAL ID - Phased Implementation
Ron Paul - Floor Speech on HR 418- A National ID Bill Masquerading as Immigration Reform
"This bill establishes a massive, centrally-coordinated database of highly personal information about American citizens: at a minimum their name, date of birth, place of residence, Social Security number, and physical and possibly other characteristics. What is even more disturbing is that, by mandating that states participate in the “Drivers License Agreement,” this bill creates a massive database of sensitive information on American citizens that will be shared with Canada and Mexico!

...This legislation gives authority to the Secretary of Homeland Security to expand required information on driver’s licenses, potentially including such biometric information as retina scans, finger prints, DNA information, and even Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) radio tracking technology. Including such technology as RFID would mean that the federal government, as well as the governments of Canada and Mexico, would know where Americans are at all time of the day and night."
Washington State - Enhanced Dual Purpose Driver's License - Border Crossing Card (with RFID chip).
Washington State - Info about Enhanced ID
Washington State Teams Up With Homescam Security Dept

U.S. has second worst newborn death rate in modern world
American babies are three times more likely to die in their first month as children born in Japan, and newborn mortality is 2.5 times higher in the United States than in Finland, Iceland or Norway, Save the Children researchers found.

A Big problem for the state ...because they are not all christian-zionist fascists...
U.S. most armed country with 90 guns per 100 people:
U.S. citizens own 270 million of the world's 875 million known firearms, according to the Small Arms Survey 2007 by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International Studies. http://tinyurl.com/2bcjek


"Every solitary one of these aristocratic conspirators and would-be murderers claims to be an arch-patriot; every one of them insists that the war is being waged to make the world safe for democracy. What humbug! What rot! What false pretense! These autocrats, these tyrants, these red- handed robbers and murderers, the "patriots," while the men who have the courage to stand face to face with them, speak the truth, and fight for their exploited victims-they are the disloyalists and traitors. If this be true, I want to take my place side by side with the traitors in this fight."
Eugene V. Deb, The Canton, Ohio, Anti-War Speech. June 16, 1918

"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), ch. one "The Devil Finds Work" (orig. pub. 1976)