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THE WORLD WAR MONUMENT:
WILL POLITICIANS EVER TELL THE TRUTH?
World War II Monument
(left, the Monument's Badacchino Sculpture) has been dedicated in Washington,
D.C. It is fitting that it happens on Memorial Day Weekend, the traditional
day when we honor our war dead. The ceremonies in Washington have been marked
with appropriate pomp and circumstances with 'Taps' blown solemnly and often.
It is made especially poignant at this sixtieth anniversary of the D-Day
invasion of Normandy.¼
"The various politicians have been on display at the ceremonies as they always
are and especially so in election years. They all expound on the virtues of
'The Greatest Generation', the term given to these grandfathers and great
grandfathers by Tom Brokaw. Terms like 'dying for our freedom', 'the ultimate
sacrifice' and 'protecting our way of life' will be bandied about. The problem
is that their deaths were unnecessary and those phrases are lies. Yes, they
fought and died valiantly and honorably but, unnecessarily and they were not
'dying for our freedom'. This is the one thing the politicians will never say.
In point of fact, no American soldier has fought or died for our freedom since
our War for Independence or perhaps The War of 1812. The United States has not
been in danger from invasion since 1814.
Bush's remarks at the National World War II Memorial Dedication
"The years of World War II were a
hard, heroic and gallant time in the life of our country. When it mattered
most, an entire generation of Americans showed the finest qualities of our
nation and of humanity. On this day, in their honor, we will raise the
American flag over a monument that will stand as long as America itself." (RN24/7:
A collection of predictable platitudes defending the
very fallacy exposed in the above column.)
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
Prominent U.S. Jews, Israel
blamed for start of Iraq war
"'The fact is that this claim is out there,' says the national director
of the Anti-Defamation League, Abraham Foxman, on the charge that the Jews and
supporters of Israel
were the ones who pushed the U.S. into the war. 'We were pointed out at the
beginning, and it's easier to blame us when things go bad,' he adds." (RN
24/7: Hey, if the yarmulke fits.¼After
all, it's not like Senator Hollings or General Zinni invented
anti-Christian hate crimes bill is back
"While our nation is facing a culture
war over same-sex marriage, two U.S. Senators are attempting to add 'sexual
orientation' as a protected class status to our nation's laws. Senators
Kennedy and Hatch are again trying to ram through passage of the Local Law
Enforcement Enhancement Act (S. 933), a pro-homosexual hate crimes bill."
killed Nick Berg?
"Dr John Simpson, executive director for surgical affairs at the Royal
Australasian College of Surgeons, told Ritt Goldstein of the Asia Times, 'I
would have thought that all the people in the vicinity would have been covered
in blood, in a matter of seconds ... if it [the video] was genuine.' Simpson
agrees with other experts who find it highly probable that Berg had died
before his decapitation.
"But there is still the problem of Berg's
slight body movements while sitting on the floor, before the beheading.
According to a blogger (internet diarist), Nick Possum, 'this footage was
subsequently modified frame by frame to make Berg's body move very
occasionally.' Apparently, this can be achieved with 'commonly available
Who killed Nick Berg? -
There is much more of interest here for those wishing to pursue it.)
"24's" subversive message
Having just completed its third season, FOX's innovative
action thriller-drama "24" is one of TV's cult hits. Employing split screens and
kinetic "real-time" pacing, each one-hour episode covers an hour in a single day
and features Kiefer Sutherland as Jack Bauer, an agent for the fictitious
U.S.-intelligence body the Counter Terrorist Unit. Bauer is seen bailing
the president out of different predicaments brought on by conducting an
interventionist foreign policy. The series accepts such a premise without
challenging the underlying fallacy of pursuing such a policy, one that flies in
the face of what the Founding Fathers envisioned for America.
policy presumes a static and unchanging world and cannot predict or account
for the human response to its policies. 'Even its "dynamic' models are static
because they cannot account for every variation.
"In foreign policy, the problem is arguably worse than in domestic policy,
because the government deals with political systems its supposed experts
cannot understand, cultures that are unfamiliar, and unleashes forces and
responses that it never expected. The result is always some 'crisis,' which
means nothing more than a dangerous development that had not been part of the
"'24's' preoccupation with this theme seems indicative of an underlying
message for viewers. Season after season, we are confronted with the reality
that meddling in the affairs of other countries brings deadly consequences
home to American soil."
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
"I confess – I'm not sure if
President Bush lied or is just confused when he said in his recent speech that
"full sovereignty" was to be handed over to an Iraqi government on June 30.
Full sovereignty would mean that the Iraqi government could tell us to get out
of the country, and we would have to either go or go to war against the new
Jewish Congresswoman says Bush's
policies a danger to Jews
The simmering debate over the role of Jewish neoconservatives in drawing
America into war in Iraq erupted with new fury this week. One of America's
most respected ex-generals took to the airwaves
to charge on CBS News' "60 Minutes" that the war had been fought for Israel's
benefit, just days after a similar charge was leveled on the floor of the U.S.
It’s about time we kicked the
"According to LifeNews.com, Florida residents will soon be given an
opportunity each of us would love to have – the chance to kick an activist
judge in the rear end – figuratively, anyway. Florida Circuit Court Judge
George Greer is being challenged for the first time in 12 years in the 2004
election. Anyone who has followed the situation surrounding Terri Schiavo in
Florida is intimately familiar with Judge Greer. He placed himself smack dab
in the midst of the Terri Schiavo controversy last year when he decreed that
Terri's husband, Michael Schiavo, had the right to remove her feeding tube,
which would effectively allow her to slowly starve to death."
More news on the fight for Terri and other disabled people.
this is conservatism? the
Readers to Patrick Buchanan's magazine, The American
Conservative, recently got quite a surprise. On the June 21th cover was a
photo of the darling of environmental extremists, Ralph Nader, with the
headline, "RALPH NADER Makes a Play for the Right." A hard-hitting exposé of the
ex-Green party candidate trying to pawn himself off as a viable alternative to
President Bush? Hardly. There it was in smaller type: "An Interview with Pat
Buchanan." So, Nader was making a play for the Right with Buchanan supplying the
bat, ball and glove?!
Ralph Nader: Conservatively Speaking
The long-time progressive makes a pitch
for the disenfranchised Right.
Pat Buchanan: Let
me start off with foreign policy—Iraq and the Middle East. You have seen the
polls indicating widespread contempt for the United States abroad. Why do they
Ralph Nader : First of all, we have been
supporting despots, dictators, and oligarchs in all those states for a variety
of purposes. We supported Saddam Hussein. He was our anti-Communist dictator
until 1990. It’s also cultural; they see corporate culture as abandoning the
restraints on personal behavior dictated by their religion and culture. Our
corporate pornography and anything-goes values are profoundly offensive to
The other thing is that we are supporting the Israeli military regime with
billions of dollars and ignoring both the Israeli peace movement, which is
very substantial, and the Palestinian peace movement. They see a nuclear-armed
Israel that could wipe out the Middle East in a weekend if it wanted to¼.
Nader: false opposition
"'Citizen Ralph' is the
quintessential Establishment revolutionary — fed, funded, pampered and
promoted by the globalist elites and one-world corporatists he claims to
be fighting. With generous funding from Insider foundations (Ford,
Rockefeller, Carnegie, Field, Rubin, Stern, et al.), over the past
several decades Nader has launched a plethora of radical 'public
interest' groups that have become a permanent, full-time lobbying force
for ever bigger government."
Ralph Nader, the Leftist conservative
"Nader may not be the ideal conservative candidate. OK, he's probably
not a conservative candidate at all. He's even to the left of Kerry, who
has just been recognized as the most liberal of all U.S. senators¼."
Ralph Nader on the Issues
Real News 24/7 on
According to the old adage, politics makes
strange bedfellows, meaning that sometimes circumstances compel adversaries to
temporarily join forces. It presupposes that this is not a situation sought
after, but rather one that is thrust upon the parties involved. Far different,
however, is the American Conservative interview, as no one (at
least as far as we know) put a gun to Pat Buchanan's head and ordered him to
feature veteran Leftwing activist Ralph Nader in his magazine. So what on
earth would have possessed him to do so?
Pat, after all, is a political commentator who
is hugely popular with many Americans committed to the
traditional values, some of whom backed his unsuccessful attempts as
presidential candidate. He has spoken out forcefully and sometimes eloquently
against many of the unconstitutional policies, both domestically and abroad,
that have been favored by Establishment politicians, whether Democrats or
Republicans. (A number of Buchanan's columns have been carried on this
website, because he has, on occasion, challenged the prevailing 'wisdom' of
the politically correct crowd, particularly his questioning of the U.S. Middle
East policy.) But Pat Buchanan, nevertheless, has been problematic for
the more perceptive of those who are (or were) his backers.
For example, despite solid evidence showing
that he was
cheated out of critical votes in the 1996
Republican primaries, Buchanan has
never in the least used his very high public profile as author, columnist,
television talk show participant, lecture circuit speaker and failed candidate
in the 2000 presidental election, to condemn this crime against both himself
and the electorate. (His long-running stints with Establishment media sources
have been red flags for some conservatives, who maintain that he wouldn't have
had them unless he was one part of the system, while others contend that all
this shows is an effort to appear 'balanced' on the part of TV networks and
And that latter candidacy itself has raised
some doubts, too. First, because he ran for the Reform Party, a populist group
that, at least at the national level, didn't share some of the key positions
held by the core of Buchanan supporters on issues such as the rights of the
unborn. In fact, the only issue where they really agreed much with Ross
Perot's party was on NAFTA and the outsourcing of American jobs.
Second, despite substantial campaign coffers
(which included millions in federal matching funds, as well), no national
television ads were run and, with the controlled media blackout, this meant
the Buchanan candidacy was not even on the radar screen nationally. It was as
if he and his campaign staff could have cared less whether anyone even knew he
was running, because it was abundantly clear that the Establishment news
sources had no intention of giving him any coverage and because he was also
excluded from the only other forum he possibly could hope to have national
exposure--the presidential debates.
Ironically, it's the Establishment's third
party candidate of choice from that election, Ralph Nader, that Buchanan and
his magazine have chosen to promote. Somehow, he's now suddenly supposed to be
on our side. Really? The above article revealing him as false opposition and
to the left of Kerry should be all that needed to dispel that nonsense. But
yet the people at American Conservative want us to believe it. The
critical question: Do they believe it.
The interview is an incredible puff piece, in
which Nader is served up one softball question after another to hit
out of the park.
And we're not just talking softball here, we're talking slow pitch
softball! Buchanan and company, who ostensibly are for the social reign of
Christ the King--which means opposition to abortion and homosexual
'marriages'--not only don't put the 'progressive' candidate on the hot
seat with their questions, they don't even give him an occasion to break a
sweat. (We know of one former subscriber to the magazine who told us the Nader
fiasco was one of the principal reasons that she's cancelled her
So, Nader's being paraded before the
readership of the American Conservative as a possible option to
Bush and Kerry (an absurdity on the face of it), despite his known support for
Roe vs. Wade and sodomite 'rights.' (Why is it Nader who's being
interviewed and not men such as Ron Paul or Michael Peroutka, either of who is
much closer to the ideals Pat professes to believe?) And Buchanan doesn't even
challenge him on these stands, opting, instead, to let Nader express his
unchristian views unmolested, then move on without fanfare to another subject.
Isn't Pat supposed to be fervently opposed
to these evils? If so, how can he look the other way and publish an favorable
interview with a man he knows supports what are condemned in Scripture as
abominations? (And knows because Nader stated as much in the interview!)
Neither was Nader asked if he still subscribed to what in 1972 he gave as the
solution to America's problems: : "What is needed is socialism or communism of
one sort or another."
The American Conservative
interview is troubling, yet opinions as to what it ultimately means will vary.
Some, who look to give Pat Buchanan the benefit of the doubt, will likely
write it off as an example of poor judgment by someone perhaps seeking to
increase newsstand sales by plastering the cover with a well-known figure, but
hesitant to throw tough questions Nader's way for fear of losing the
Others will point to it as further evidence
that Buchanan is Nader's mirror image; namely, false opposition on the Right.
After all, they argue, what real conservative would even for a moment
entertain the thought of plugging such a candidacy?
Who's right? That remains to be seen.
Certainly it must be said that those who don't trust Buchanan now have a
particularly damning bit of evidence to add to their case. The promotion of
someone like Ralph Nader is unconscionable, no matter what sort of benign spin
some are willing to put on it.
On the other hand, those who uphold the
man's basic decency, while equally abhorring the episode, are willing to see
what he will do to repair the damage he's done with the interview. But what
even they must be asking themselves is just how much 'damage control' should
be allotted to Patrick Buchanan before he is written off completely by
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
PARENTS ALERT: 'Shrek 2'
features transgenderism and crossdressing themes
"The DreamWorks' animated film, "Shrek 2," is billed as harmless entertainment
but contains subtle sexual messages. Parents who are thinking about taking
their children to see "Shrek 2," may wish to consider the following"
After the attack... What
"Suppose you are conspiring to
submerge the United States in a totalitarian Socialist world dictatorship. You
have discreetly seized control of the nation’s institutions and government.
Now you need to come out of the closet and impose that power. Now you need to
nail the dictatorship down. How would you do that?"
Newborns as involuntary donors
"The evil logic of embryonic stem cell experimentation dictates that some
human beings can be created for the sole purpose of serving as involuntary
test subjects or tissue donors. A research team at Chicago’s Reproductive
Genetics Institute has taken that logic an ominous step further by
facilitating the birth of five babies 'to provide stem cells for siblings with
serious non-heritable conditions,' reported the May 4 New Scientist."
Latest U.S. terror warning raises
"Two of the seven suspected terrorists
linked by the Bush administration to an impending "hard" attack on the United
States are probably not even in North America, said officials Wednesday.
After naming the seven suspects – including two Canadians – at a prime-time
news conference, top U.S. officials including FBI Director Robert S. Mueller
III and Attorney General John Ashcroft (photo, right, Mueller in foreground)
said none of them is likely to be in the United States."
Ashcroft, Mueller Discuss
Complete press conference
Lawmakers divided over terror
"The FBI and Justice Department insist that warning the public about a
possibly devastating terror attack in this country was justified by
intelligence and may avert a repeat of the Sept. 11 attacks. But some
lawmakers aren't so sure."
Web reveals much, government little about
Who is Adam Gadahn, the latest American citizen named by the government as a
terrorist suspect feared to be plotting an al-Qaida attack? If an Internet
account attributed to him is true, he grew up on 'an extremely rural goat
ranch' in Southern California, was once 'obsessed with demonic heavy metal
music,' and became a Muslim in November 1995 after being inspired by online
religious discussion boards."
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
Is this the future of war?
"Even as the Pentagon struggles with the low-tech reality of war in Iraq, it
looks to increasingly bizarre-sounding technology for next-gen fighting
hope new technologies will shorten combat, minimize casualties, and enable
attacks to be carried out with greater precision. "
U.S. pressure Czechs to cancel radar
sale to China
"A great wall of silence is hanging over the government's decision to block
the export of a high-tech radar system to China. Ministers decided that
supplying the Chinese with six Vera passive surveillance radar systems in a
multimillion-dollar deal is not in the foreign-policy interests of the Czech
Republic." (RN 24/7: Good news is rare when it
comes to Communist China, so we should enjoy it when we get chance.)
GIs at Abu Ghraib: Catch-22 revisited
"It was, perhaps, unsurprising that armed solders wandered round the prison in
civilian clothes; that logbooks were filled with 'unprofessional entries and
flippant comments'; that they 'wrote poems and other sayings on their helmets';
that old friendships replaced the military chain of command; and that saluting
of officers was 'sporadic'."
Richard Perle: U.S. war policy 'grave error'
"One of the ideological architects of the Iraq war has criticized the U.S.-led
occupation of the country as 'a grave error.' Richard Perle, until recently a
powerful adviser to U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, described U.S.
policy in post-war Iraq as a failure."
Richard Norman Perle
Biographical sketch from Wikopedia
Real News 24/7 on Richard Perle
and the Iraq War: What Perle says now
about America's conducting of the war conveniently bypasses the crucial role
he had in hawking the invasion to the British in what is certainly the most
underreported story of the Iraqi War. In November 2002 Perle spoke before
Parliament, telling them that the United Nations weapons inspection that was
going on at the time in Iraq mattered not, since the United States was
determined to invade
of whether Saddam Hussein's regime had weapons of mass destruction or not.
This would make the attack on Iraq a premeditated act of aggression,
despite the misperception of the average deceived American.
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
Neocons' Chalabi is now a
neoconman, triggering war and bilking taxpayers
"Nobody is speaking on the record yet, but U.S. intelligence officials are
making it clear to a variety of pre-eminent news sources that
a longtime darling of the neoconservatives who dragged the United States into
this war, not only fed Western intelligence sources false information about
Saddam Hussein's Iraq but is accused of having passed on U.S. secrets to Iran,
possibly through his security and intelligence chief, who is now a fugitive."
More on soldier left brain
damaged after playing unruly prisoner at Guantánamo
A United States soldier claims he was left
brain damaged by a beating he received while posing as an un-cooperative
prisoner at the Guantánamo Bay detention camp in Cuba. Yesterday, the Army
admitted that the reservist, Sean Baker, was
injured during National Guard training.
on this side of the Atlantic
RN 24/7: In this column, Establishment
"conservative" Hebert London anguishes over
remarks made by Senator Ernest Hollings
earlier this month, who maintained that the Iraq War was started by President
''to secure Israel'' and ''to take the Jewish vote from the Democrats.''
London attacks Hollings for alluding to the role of Jewish "neo-con"
presidential advisors for seeking "to guarantee Israel's security" and
approvingly cites Senator George Allen comment accusing Hollings of making
"anti-Semitic, political conspiracy statements." While he does attempt to
address the issue as to whether Hollings' claims have any merit more than many
do who throw the anti-Semitic slur around, London does not mention the smoking
Bush advisor Philip Zelikow's admission that
the war is being waged for Israel, even referring to the Zionist state's
security concerns as "the threat that dare not speak its name."
Is London ignorant of this fact or is he deliberately choosing to omit
information that would help his readers determine the truth? No matter, the
controlled news media isn't going to spill the beans, nor will the Bush
Administration publicize Zelikow's statement, which was not made before a
national audience. On goes the deception. Bottom line: If, as Zelikow stated,
the war is being fought to assist Israel, why is 'anti-Semitic' (read anti-Jewish)
for Hollings and others to state the truth? Then, again, perhaps the real
reason that Hollings was attacked is that Israel Firsters don't want the
American people to know about our government paying less attention to our
nation's national security needs than it does to the threat that dare not
speak its name!
Ordinary Iraqis killed: 11,500
and not counting
America and Britain have not only declined
to count the number of civilians killed, but have obstructed any attempts to
discover the total. The Iraqi Health Ministry tried to collect data on deaths
several months ago, but was ordered to stop. "At this time of war and
contentious claims, raw sentiment is often palpable. Words can be hurtful.
They reveal feelings long held dormant.
Ahmad chalabi and the failure of
In dawn raids on May 20th, American troops surrounded Ahmed
Chalabi's headquarters and home in Baghdad, put a gun to his head, arrested two
of his aides, and seized documents. Only five months ago, Chalabi was a guest of
honor sitting right behind Laura Bush at the State of the Union. What brought
about this astonishing fall from grace of the man who helped provide the faked
intelligence that justified last year's war?
Chalabi: From prize to pariah
"In January, he was still so close to the
Bushes he sat behind Laura Bush at the President's State of the Union Address.
Now his Baghdad home has been raided, it seems on US orders, amid whispers
from Washington that he all along duped the Americans by spying for the
Ritter says Chalabi boasted of Iranian spy
"Ahmad Chalabi, the Iraqi leader accused by the CIA of passing US secrets to
Tehran, claimed to have close links with Iranian intelligence seven years ago,
according to a former UN weapons inspector."
Biographical sketch from Wikopedia
Chalabi blames Tenet for feud with US
"Ahmed Chalabi, the former Iraqi exile who
worked closely with the White House before the Iraq war, blamed CIA Director
George Tenet Sunday for recent allegations that have apparently caused his
standing with the Bush administration to plummet. Speaking on CNN's "Late
Edition," Chalabi also denied sending classified information to Iran, as has
been alleged by the United States."
The truth about Ahmed Chalabi: Why the US turned against their former golden
"One well connected Iraqi told me recently, 'he will play the Shia extremist
card for all it is worth. He's quite prepared to break Iraq apart if it serves
his purpose. He's really dangerous now.'"
U.S. troops raid Chalabi's headquarters in Iraq
"U.S. troops raided a house used by Governing Council member Ahmad Chalabi and
searched his party offices in Baghdad on Thursday, piling pressure on the
former Pentagon favorite now increasingly shunned by Washington."
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
excluded from 9-11 testimony
"The independent commission probing the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks
on New York and Washington decided not to hear from the worker group that lost
more lives than anyone else to the terrorists: The Firefighters." (RN
24/7: Maybe the commission thought they had already been through
enough. On the other hand, maybe the commission didn't want any testimony that
could upset its carefully arranged investigatory apple cart and it knew there
are firefighters out there who do precisely that, such as Bill Manning, who
called the initial investigation "a half-baked farce." Manning,
editor-in-chief of the respected Fire Engineering magazine, made the
remark in an editorial, "$elling
out the investigation," that
appeared in the magazine's January 2002 issue. Ironically, Manning, who
decried the destruction of evidence, called for a full investigation of the
WTC's destruction. But, then, did anyone every really believe that the
current investigation was going to be anything other than a whitewash from the
Soldier posing as prisoner severely
beaten during Camp X-Ray 'training session'
"The Army confirmed Tuesday
that a former military police officer was injured while posing as a prisoner
during a training session at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, last year." (RN
24/7: Which goes to prove that Abu Ghraib hasn't cornered the market on
brutality against prisoners.)
Karpinski: I was set up
"About two months after the Red Cross warned US commanders of widespread
prisoner abuses, the commanding general at the Abu Ghraib prison assured the
Red Cross in a confidential letter that Iraqi detainees were being given the
best treatment possible and that even more ''improvements are continually
being made.'" (RN 24/4: A commander who was
caught out of the loop or a caught rat screaming "entrapment"?)
WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AT MAKR AL
DEEB: PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY OR MEDIA DISINFORMATION?
On May 19th the United States launched an aerial assault on a
target in the Iraqi village of Makr al-Deeb, killing 40 people. This much
everyone acknowledges, but about the details there is a wide divergence.
Survivors of the bombing say that the attack's victims had been innocent
celebrants at a wedding, including women and children, however U.S. military
sources, including Brigadier General Mark Kimmitt (right), insist that the
target was a legitimate target and no children were among the fatalities. Yet
there are discrepancies in the official explanation, which went from a initial
flat denial that there had been a wedding party to Kimmitt's callous quip: "Bad
people have celebrations, too." So what really happened at Makr al-Deeb?
Kimmitt shows pictures of
weapons, says they're from 'wedding' site
"The U.S. military displayed more
photographs yesterday to bolster its contention that American aircraft
attacked a safe house for foreign fighters near the Syrian border - not a
wedding party, as claimed by Iraqi survivors and police and suggested by video
footage from the scene.
"Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, the coalition
deputy chief of staff for operations in Iraq, again showed pictures of items
the military said it found at the attack site, including machine guns,
ammunition, a Sudan Airways plane ticket, medical gear, a Sudanese passport
and battery packs associated with improvised explosive devices."
Full transcript of General Kimmett's press
conference From the
official Department of Defense website
at Makr al Deeb
"[On May 19th] an Iraqi wedding party was
bombed in the location of Makr al Deeb near the Syrian border. Approximately
40 members of the party were killed, many of them women and children. So far,
there is a great deal of pictorial and anecdotal evidence suggesting that the
US made a horrible error in mistaking the get-together for a gathering of
"General Mark Kimmitt, however, has
adamantly denied any responsibility for the incident and insists that the site
was a legitimate target.
'Wedding video' clouds US denials
"A videotape has been broadcast which purports to show before-and-after
footage of a wedding which Iraqis say the US bombed, killing about 40. The
film, released by a US news agency, combines a wedding home movie with video
of the aftermath of the attack, which the US says targeted militants."
Wedding in Makr Al-Deeb
"As survivors tell it, the wedding party was in full swing. The band was playing
tribal music and the guests had just finished eating dinner when, at about 9
p.m., they heard the roar of U.S. warplanes.
"Fearing trouble, the revelers ended the festivities and went to bed. About six
hours later, the first bomb struck."
Iraqis bury victims of US strike
"Mourners said an Iraqi wedding singer and his musician brother were among more
than 40 people killed. Television footage has shown bodies, including those of
children, wrapped in blankets and loaded onto trucks."
`They didn't even spare one child':
Air strike kills families in their beds
"Mothers died with their
children in their arms," said Madhi Nawaf, who survived the attack Wednesday in
Makr al-Deeb on the Syrian border. Up to 45 people died, mostly women and
children from the Bou Fahad tribe.
The Wedding party massacre
"The bombing started at 3am on Wednesday. The villagers from the tiny desert
community of Makr al-Deeb were fast asleep, exhausted after a day spent
celebrating a wedding. By the time the bombing had stopped and the advancing GIs
had finished marauding and shooting their way through the remains of the
village, the Americans had killed at least 42 innocent people."
Real News 24/7 on the
Makr al-Deeb bombing attack:
General Mark Kimmitt has contradicted himself,
saying on the one hand that there was no evidence of a wedding party, while on
the other hand conceding: "There may have been some kind of celebration. Bad
people have celebrations, too." Need we remind him that "bad people" also have
small children who take part in celebrations
KIimmitt has promised an investigation into
the incident, however when he maintains that his troops were justified in
their attack and even denies that any children died, when there is plainly
evidence to the contrary, we are permitted to be skeptical as to the honesty
and objectivity of such an investigation.
Why was the attack made? No one was firing
at the aircraft. It was three in the morning and people were in bed. Earlier,
the wedding party had ended abruptly due to the presence of planes, so,
according to survivors there was not even the celebratory gunfire that has
provoked mistaken attacks in the past.
The military maintains that the strike was
being made on a 'safe house' that harbored foreign fighters from across the
nearby border in Syria. And yet the majority of those killed are said to be
women and children. In this the attack has an eerie similarity to Israel's
July 2002 firing of a missile that leveled an apartment building in the Gaza
Strip. While the purported target of that attack, Hamas leader Salah Shehada,
was killed, so were more than a dozen others,
including nine children.
The White House called that attack a "heavy-handed action" on the part of
Israel, but, of course, did nothing more than complain; the Sharon government
received nothing more than this symbolic slap on the wrist and went on their
merry way as though nothing amiss happened.
Now that U.S. forces are the ones to have
committed the bludgeoning, it will be interesting to see what President Bush
has to say. Not much, we think, as he has enough of a scandal to deal with in
the Abu Ghraib abuse
If he is to be reelected in November, it's incumbent to keep the war as
popular as possible and the needless killing of civilians to achieve a
nebulous goal isn't the way to do that.
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
terrorists planning summer attack
"U.S. officials have obtained new intelligence deemed highly credible
indicating al-Qaida or other terrorists are in the United States and preparing
to launch a major attack this summer, The Associated Press has learned." (RN
24/7: While intelligence officials are watching for a summer terrorist
sneak attack, we suggest that they also keep a very close eye on
Iraq and the Christian
"To understand what is happening in the Middle East, wrote George Monbiot in
The Guardian of London recently, you must first understand what is happening
in the U.S., where evangelical Christians are driving President Bush's
policies. The explanation slowly is becoming familiar to us, he says, but we
still have some difficulty in taking it seriously.
U.S. commander present during
"The top U.S. military commander in Iraq may have been present during some
interrogations at Abu Ghraib prison when alleged abuses of prisoners occurred,
The Washington Post reported on its website today. Citing a recording of a
military hearing, the newspaper said a military lawyer for a soldier charged
in the Abu Ghraib abuse case testified that a captain at the Baghdad prison
said Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez was present during some
'interrogations and/or allegations of the prisoner abuse.'"
CONGRESSMAN RON PAUL ON WHY THE
MILLENNIUM CHALLENGE IS BAD FOR AMERICA
¼The wisest approach
to international economic development is for the United States to lead by
example, to re-embrace the kind of economic policies that led us to become
wealthy in the first place. This means less government, less taxation, no
foreign meddling. Demonstrating the effectiveness of limited government in
creating wealth would be the greatest gift we could send overseas.
Ron Paul, M.D.
New millennium, same old foreign aid
"Though the ill-conceived Millennium Challenge Act has already become law and
therefore we are only talking about its implementation, it is nevertheless
important to again address some very fundamental problems with this new
foreign aid program.
"I believe that the Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) may be one of the worst
foreign policy blunders yet – and among the most costly. It is advertised as a
whole new kind of foreign aid – apparently an honest admission that the old
system of foreign aid does not work.¼"
US picks 16 nations eligible for
new aid fund
"President Bush praised the first group of countries selected to apply for aid
Monday from the Millennium Challenge Account, a new aid fund that was launched
Behind the Deception
"It is Mr. Bush who has gotten Congress to pony up billions of dollars more
for the UN’s AIDS program and other UN programs like the UN Millennium
Challenge Account, the World Bank, etc. It is President Bush who has taken us
back into UNESCO, one of the worst UN agencies, after we’d been out of it for
20 years and three administrations." (RN 24/7:
His avid promotion of this latest internationalist scheme is just one more
proof that George W. Bush isn't what some of his more conservative supporters
would like to believe. This link gives more examples. But will they ever
Real News 24/7 on the
As usual, there is much wisdom in Congressman
Paul's analysis of of MCA. Among other salient points, he notes an aspect
hidden from the average American in all the hoopla over the aid program. "As
bad as it is for U.S. tax dollars to be sent overseas to help poor countries,"
he writes, "what is worse is for it to be sent abroad to help rich and
politically-connected U.S. and multi-national companies."
A couple of quibbles, though. Rep. Paul
argues that the MCA "may be one of the worst foreign policy blunders yet." Why
call it a blunder? The move towards an ever-larger federal government within
the framework of an rapidly-developing world government, all of which the
Millennium Challenge is very much a part, has gone on relentlessly for
decades, whether a Democrat or Republican occupies the Oval Office.
the first Secretary of Defense, who, becoming increasingly distrustful of
traitorous goings-on he was seeing at the highest levels of our government,
remarked: "Consistency has never been a mark of stupidity. If the diplomats
who have mishandled our relations with Russia were merely stupid, they would
occasionally make a mistake in our favor."
That famous quotation applies equally in the present case. When a long series
of decisions consistently rob our citizens of their money and our country of
its sovereignty, all to build up a globalist New World Order, then terms like
"blunders" or "stupidity" don't apply¼treason
does! Sure there are the dupes, the "useful idiots" who support what
sounds good and what they think will get themselves reelected, but who don't
give adequate attention to what they're voting on. However, the ones who are
drawing up these plans have different motives for pushing this, for they are
the ones who see the U.S. being submerged into a global system to be ruled by
the United Nations or some similar organization to follow it.
The challenge in Millennium Challenge
is really a challenge to see whether America can preserve her freedom against
internationalists hell-bent on establishing a
government. It does us
no good to pretend that these things are happening by mistake and we urge Rep.
Paul to see the pattern in these policies and no longer attribute to accident
what is really a premeditated assault on our nation.
"Two years ago in Monterrey, Mexico, President Bush called for a 'new compact
for global development,' which links greater contributions from developed
nations to greater responsibility from developing nations. The President
proposed a concrete mechanism to implement this compact -- the Millennium
Challenge Account (MCA)¼"
Homepage for the U.S./U.N. entity for separating Americans from even more of
The Millennium Challenge
""President Bush called for 'a new compact
for global development, defined by new accountability for both rich and poor
nations alike. Greater contributions from developed nations must be linked to
greater responsibility from developing nations.¼'"
From the official White House website. (Please note the video and text links
found to the right of the page.)
Challenge Account: Creating effective
This from the Heritage Foundation, an allegedly conservative think tank
praised by the likes of Rush Limbaugh. (RN 24/7:
Question: Since when has adding substantially to the size of the federal
government by the creation of an unnecessary new agency or government doling
out billions of dollars in welfare—foreign or domestic—ever been consistent
with the view of a limited federal government? Answer: Never! But this
hasn't stopped the "conservatives" at Heritage to jump on board as a partner
not only with the Bush Administration, but with the United Nations' World
Bank. This is as phony a conservatism as the neo-cons' agenda of military
adventurism: Neither in any way resembles the nation envisioned by the
Founding Fathers, who sought to avoid foreign entanglements.)
Challenge Corporation - Disinfopedia
"The Bush Administration is hard at work preparing the Millennium
Challenge Account (MCA) program for the FY04 budget. The MCA concept, unveiled
Conference on Financing for Development (FfD) in Monterrey, Mexico in March
2002, is designed to promote economic growth and sustainable, market-oriented
practices in poor countries, in order to attract long term investment.¼"
Congressman Ron Paul for
RN 24/7: Although Representative Paul hasn't
announced his candidacy, some Americans who are sick of the status quo have
put up this website in hopes of enticing him to make a run for the White
House. And while we at Real News 24/7 haven't endorsed a presidential
candidate and are not doing so at this time, we are posting this link because
Ron Paul is head and shoulders above Bush and Kerry—if for no other reason,
then because the concepts of limited government and the Constitution
still mean something to him—and thus deserves some consideration.
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
U.S. forces storm mosque
"In a major push, U.S. forces killed at least 32 backers of renegade cleric
Muqtada al-Sadr in fierce fighting in Kufa Sunday.¼The
Associated Press Television News, meanwhile, obtained a videotape that
allegedly captures a wedding party that survivors say was later attacked by
U.S. planes early [May 19th], killing up to 45 people. The dead included the
cameraman, Yasser Shawkat Abdullah, hired to record the festivities, which
ended Tuesday night before the planes struck.
The U.S. military says it is investigating the attack, which took place in the
village of Mogr el-Deeb about five miles from the Syrian border, but that all
evidence so far indicates the target was a safehouse for foreign fighters." (RN
24/7: Please make sure to click on link to see a photo of one of the
dangerous 'foreign fighters' wounded in the attack. Looks like we've taken a
page out of Israel's playbook.)
What does America offer the
"A society that accepts the killing
of a third of its babies as women's 'emancipation,' that considers homosexual
marriage to be social progress, that hands out contraceptives to 13-year-old
girls at junior high ought to be seeking out a confessional – better yet, an
exorcist – rather than striding into a pulpit like Elmer Gantry to lecture
mankind on the superiority of 'American values.'"
Schiavo's parents finally able to visit their daughter
"After weeks of preventing Bob and Mary Schindler from
visiting their daughter, Terri Schiavo's estranged husband finally allowed
them the opportunity to spend precious time with her. "Terri was very
responsive. Her mom greeted her first and she began laughing and trying to
talk," Terri's father, Bob Schindler, Sr., told
in exclusive comments. 'Terri looked good with no visible negative signs,
however she is being administered antibiotics.'"
More news on the fight for Terri and other disabled people.
PROBE OF NUN'S RITUALISTIC
MURDER: TIP OF THE ICEBERG FOR 'CATHOLIC' SATANISM?
Earlier this month Rev. Gerald Robison was arraigned on
charges stemming from the murder of a nun in 1980. The slaying had the trappings
of a Satanic ritual and comes at the same time the Archdiocese of Toledo is
investigating allegations that Robinson and other priests were involved in
ritually-connected sexual abuses. But Toledo is only only one place where such
occurrences have been reported. Even the Vatican itself has not been spared. Can
any of these accusations be legitimate? And, if so, how can supposed
Catholic bishops and priests be involved in Satanism?
rituals claim as priest accused of nun's murder
"Depending on whom you believe, Gerald Robinson is either a quiet,
somewhat remote, balding cleric who has faithfully served the Catholic Church
for the past 40 years, or a sexual pervert and participant in bizarre Satanic
rituals who killed a 71-year-old nun and covered up the crime.
"Either way, the 66-year-old priest is the talk of the Rust Belt town of
Toledo, Ohio, where he has been arraigned on murder charges and imprisoned in
the county jail after his arrest last weekend. "
Priest indicted in 'ritual'
"Robinson was arrested April 23 in the
strangling and stabbing of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl, 71, during Easter weekend
in 1980. He was long a suspect in her death. The nun's body was discovered in
a chapel at Mercy Hospital, covered by an altar cloth. Investigators have
described it as 'ritualistic' slaying that has the Toledo Diocese looking into
claims of satanic sex abuse by priests. "
Real News 24/7:
The last sentence quoted above isn't quite
accurate, because the Diocese of Toledo had already begun
looking into such claims
prior to being notified by county prosecutors concerning the Robinson case.
Last spring its Review Board considered "wide-ranging allegations of satanic
cultic activity, including sexual abuse," lodged primarily against members of
the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales, but which also included others, among
them Rev. Gerald Robinson (below, left). One of the Oblates, in fact, has been
accused of sexually abusing over a dozen young girls, at least three of them
and Satanic rites."
The revelation of the diabolical in that
Ohio diocese is just one manifestation of a far more pervasive evil that has
taken root in what is ostensibly the Roman Catholic Church since the Second
Vatican Council concluded in 1965. A recent book on 'Catholic' satanic
ritual abuse contends:
current priest sex scandal in the Roman Catholic Church has sent shockwaves
throughout the world. However, mainstream media
outlets hardly touched upon the fact that many of the accused priests were involved
in Satanic Ritual Abuse as part and parcel of their sexual abuse of children
and women.¼Father Sean
Fortune of Ireland who raped children in a haunted house and threatened
detractors with magical hexes, Father Frederick Ryan who tattooed a boy with a
devil figure and then raped him, Father Bernard Lane who sexually abused
homeless boys in a ritual chamber called The Black Room, et al. (For more on
this, see the website for
But even this only gives a hint as to the
depth of the hellish cult that lurks behind cassocks and clerical collars. The
biggest revelation came from the late Jesuit, Fr. Malachi Martin, a
best-selling author often referred to as a "Vatican insider." In his book
The Keys of this Blood, he writes:
Most frighteningly for [Pope] John Paul
[II], he had come up against the irremovable presence of a malign strength in
his own Vatican and in certain bishops’ chanceries. It was what knowledgeable
Churchmen called the ‘superforce.’ Rumors, always difficult to verify, tied
its installation to the beginning of Pope Paul VI’s reign in 1963. Indeed Paul
had alluded somberly to ‘the smoke of Satan which has entered the Sanctuary’.
. . an oblique reference to an enthronement ceremony by Satanists in the
Vatican. Besides, the incidence of Satanic pedophilia — rites and practices —
was already documented among certain bishops and priests as widely dispersed
as Turin, in Italy, and South Carolina, in the United States. The cultic acts
of Satanic pedophilia are considered by professionals to be the culmination of
the Fallen Archangel’s rites. (p. 632. Emphasis added)
In a later, work, The Windswept House: A
Vatican Novel, he vividly describes this act, which he calls The
Enthronement of the Fallen Archangel Lucifer and which supposedly took place
in St. Paul's Chapel in the Vatican. (See
Malachi Martin and Satanism
in the Vatican.)
he wrote it as fiction, Fr. Martin insisted that the ritual really did take
place. Although he never named names, it is widely believed that one of those
he depicts as a clergyman participating in the sacrilege was the late
Archbishop of Chicago, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin (photo, right). This was
based on the testimony of a woman publicly identified only as "Agnes," who
testified that Bernardin was among those who ritualistically abused her in
1957, when she was 11years old. (See
Cardinal Bernardin was a
This evil is not going to be solved by
the post-Conciliar reform church, because that organization has
engendered the very fertile theological soil that fosters these monsters, even
if they are the most extreme results. One article on the Robinson case notes
Challenged as to why they did not investigate the
allegations of Satanic rituals, church officials have said that the claims
were not credible. They have not explained why Fr Robinson was not placed on
leave after he was named as a suspect, in apparent violation of their own
policies. He celebrated mass until last week.
"Their policy dictates that they step down the priest and launch an
investigation," Claudia Vercellotti of a local group called Snap, or Survivors
Network of those Abused by Priests, told reporters. "Why was Father Gerald
Robinson not stepped down, given the seriousness of the allegations?"
Not credible? Someone should have told
Sr. Margaret Ann Pahl (left). But how surprising can it be coming from the
same corrupt ecclesiastical establishment permits
these sorts of abominations to
take place and even gives them a
more or less official nods, such as when John Paul II (contrary to the wishful
thinking of those who share Fr. Martin's optimistic view of him), while
visiting the African nation of Benin in February 1993, "addressed a group of
Voodoo adherents (Satanists) and told them they ought to be grateful to their
fathers who passed on to them their beliefs
addressed a group of Voodoo
adherents (Satanists) and told them that they ought to be grateful to their
fathers who passed on to them their beliefs."
Vatican preps Catholics for
New World Order religion.)
Until such blasphemies are rejected, rather
than rationalized, by conservative practitioners of the Vatican II religion,
and they wake up to the fact that there is has been a hostile takeover of the
Catholic Church by her enemies, then the steady stream of scandals involving
"pedophile" Satanist priests and bishops is going to continue, no matter how
many "inclusive," "non-judgmental" bandages they slap on the wounds. This is
something that's not going to go away, because these enemies have
ensconced themselves in position of the highest authority and they don't
intend to leave until they reduce the Church to a pile of rubble and they have
found the most successful way to do that: Infiltrate the church and sow moral
(And this is precisely what
the secret society Alta Vendita
called for more than 100 years ago!
Then later (and no doubt in very much concert with the Alta Vista) others
burrowed in, such as
Catholics must do what Pope Leo XIII said
regarding Freemasonry: "tear away the mask." (
Encyclical: Humanum Genus) When
Satanists and their sympathizers have ascended to positions of power, it isn't
by accident and this is something that needs to be made known as soon as
possible to as many as possible.
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
Summer escapist movie offers no escape
"When a Hollywood disaster movie opens on Memorial Day weekend, there may be
some drama outside the movie theater as well as inside: Liberal and
conservative groups are both recruiting volunteers to hand out flyers
explaining the 'facts' on global warming."
Diebold's voting machine
expansion rattles investors, states
"Chief Executive Officer Walden O'Dell says his company won't stop making
voting machines, even though states challenge their reliability and investors
say there's too little profit in the effort."
California marriage protected for now,
"Why do the Democrat politicians keep pushing for homosexual 'marriage' when
the people have repeatedly said 'no'?¼"
PRESIDENTIAL RACE runs TRUE TO
FORM: CONTENDERS HAVE ROYAL BLOODLINES
When America's colonies fought to be free from Britain,
it was a fight against rule by a privileged class. "No Title of Nobility shall
be granted by the United States.¼"
So reads the
This was to be a clean break with European monarchy. Or so we thought
In reality, many presidents have traced their lineage back to Europe's crowned
heads. This year is no exception, as George Bush and John Kerry each has kingly
ancestors. Kerry's ties include a bloodline shared by King Harald of
Norway (photo, left)."
Kerry's royal relations ensure a November victory?
"The Democrat’s president candidate John Kerry is related to King Harald of
Norway, and according to one expert, royal relation ensures that he will win
the election this fall. Not only did Kerry live a couple of years in
Oslo during his youth, he is also related with the Norwegian King, according
to Harold Brooks-Baker, director of Burke’s Peerage, the 'bible' of the
European royal families."
Does royal theory give Kerry
"The U.S. presidential election will be largely fought over Iraq and the
economy, but if royal genes have anything to do with the result, Democrat John
Kerry is destined to dethrone George W. Bush this November. "
Real News 24/7 on America's
secret aristocracy: Among the more
popularly held and deeply cherished beliefs for many Americans is the
one that states anyone can become president. Abraham Lincoln is often
held up as the exemplar of this notion of the common man as king, being
raised for part of his childhood in a log cabin. If someone from such
humble surroundings can make it to the White House, goes the patriotic
propaganda that schoolchildren (except those going to prep schools) hear
from the earliest age, then anyone can make it. But propaganda is
exactly what this is as the accompanying articles clearly show and
despite one of reports appearing on the CNN site, this still is news
that the vast majority of Americans aren't getting.
Oh, occasionally an attempt is made to get
us to like our servitude to the Snob Hill clique, Remember all of the
'Camelot' hype when JFK was president? The Kennedys were pushed as 'our'
American royalty and after his assassination this was shifted to the
Kennedy clan as a whole. By extension this is what the so-called Eastern
Establishment is all about. Even non-Easterners such as Carter, Reagan
and Clinton had to be able to prove their Eastern Establishment pedigree
before they could get if to the top--the real common man need not
If we wanted that form of government
would be one thing, but to have it foisted on us under the guise of
representative government is criminal!
When one cuts beyond the myth, the reality
is that the big party national candidates, whether they be "yacht club
conservative" Republicans or "limousine liberal" Democrats, all come
from the same social registers, all travel in the same circles, all send
their kids to the same exclusivist schools, which is why--rhetoric
aside--neither faction is really the friend of the little man. They
don't really have any real 'opposing' ideas, they simply have different
management styles for lording it over us. The most successful of
them are those who are best able to conceal the look-down-their-nose
attitude and adopt the pose of a man for the people.
This is one of those quiet indignities
foisted on the American people, no less an affront than the prospect of
a presidential campaign in which two members of the Skull and Bones
secret society are the probable 'choices' that will be foisted on the
voters in the fall election or that whichever one is victorious, he will
be surrounded by the same neocon Israel First types and globalists from
the Bilderberg Group, the Trilateral Commission, the Council on Foreign
Relations, etc. seeking world government.
All of which should be abhorrent to
true Americans. In the final analysis, it is preferable to at least be
told that we really don't have any true choice for president (at least
from the major parties), since only the rich and privileged have even
the remotest chance to be elected, than to be deceived by the accepted
fiction that we live under a representative form of government. When the
citizens of this country finally awaken to this fact will we have a
chance at restoring this land to something in line with the ideals many
still cherish and not a moment before.
boy chosen'? Clinton's family tree
Along with the typical Anglo-Saxon
royal roots, it has been claimed of Bill Clinton that his family ties
trace back to a much earlier ruler: the Roman Emperor
(pictured left). Admittedly, this is far more speculative than the
research of Burke's Peerage, but no less intriguing, for it is argued
that Clinton also has Rothschild blood, a family that supposedly has a
connection to the dictator who, according to a Jewish writer in 1938,
faked his suicide at the age of 30, escaped a hostile Rome and went on
to marry a Jew.
As it turns out there appear to be two different company's using very
similar names: Burke's Peerage & Gentry (listed first below) and Burke's
Peerage. The two do seem to be distinct companies that are permitted to
publish under the Burke name. We aren't sure what the distinctions are,
but since both have information of interest, have included web pages
from each site here.
Burke's Peerage & Gentry--Web
of U.S. President
The more extensive of the two websites, it includes facts such as:
'26 of the 42 Presidents
are cousins to the seventh degree at most. Publishing the
genealogies of these significant people in history shows how closely
related they were. Two-thirds can be linked as cousins to the sixth or
seventh degree at most. George Bush Sr. and Franklin Roosevelt have 15
cousins who were presidents. Gerald Ford and William Taft are related to
14.' Most of the information, however, requires a subscription.
Election November 2004
This is more likely the site whose director is mentioned in the
articles, as it includes Burke's prediction that Senator John Kerry of
Massachusetts will be the next President of the United States.
Royal descents of
(GOING BACKWARDS): Consider that you need 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8
great-grandparents, and so on. Assuming an average of about 25 years per
generation, you only need to go back to about 1200 AD, quite within
historical times, to need more separate ancestors than the entire
population of the world. The solution to this paradox is of course
that ancestors are duplicated. All of us descend from a massive amount
of intermarriage even within the last few hundred years."
The Royal Family of Great
Official website of the British monarchy.
The Royal House of Norway
Official website of the Norwegian monarchy (in English).
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
Senator Hollings explains Iraqi
War statements to his colleagues
"Mind you me, when we went into Iraq, the only people in the world who favored
that policy were the people of the United States and the people of Israel. The
people of Jordan, Iraq, Britain, Spain, Poland, Italy, Japan, everywhere
around the world said you just don't invade a sovereign country no matter how
bad the rascal is. We have Kim Jong of North Korea--he has weapons of mass
destruction, but we don't do anything there." (See our detailed report of the
Hollings controversy on
USS Liberty survivors still
battle official cover-up after nearly 40 years
"'We all believe we're finally getting to the point where the truth may be
told and the world is ready to listen,' said Cmdr. David Lewis, who oversaw
intelligence on the ship and remembers most of the attack that left him with
superficial burns and destroyed his eardrums."
A Jewish American on "Why
I burned my Israeli military papers"
"In the first half of May, Israel made homeless close to 2,200 Palestinians
through the purposeful destruction of their homes. Since Tuesday in Rafah,
Israel has killed at least 40 Palestinians, some of whom were children engaged
in nonviolent protest when they were killed. Amnesty International has
described these acts of wanton death and destruction as 'war crimes.'"
WHO ARE THESE MEN AND WHAT ARE
THEY DOING IN OUR COUNTRY?
For the sixth time since 2001, Israelis driving moving vans
have been caught acting suspiciously, from cheering the attack of the World
Trade Center to lying in an attempt to gain access to a U.S. military
installation. Typically, they cannot account for their activities, have faked
IDs and are here illegally. Some have been identified as having ties to the Mossad, Israel's intelligence agency. Why is the national news media suppressing
Israelis caught attempting to enter U.S. naval
"For the second time in the past two weeks Israelis in a moving van have been
detained near a U.S. nuclear facility, this time at the
Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base
near St. Marys, GA., near Sea Island, host of the G-8 Summit next month.
scare shuts Kings Bay
reported the Jacksonville Times-Union on Saturday. Kings Bay Naval Submarine
Base was locked down for security reasons Friday after two Israelis were
detained for questioning.'"
Earlier this month two Israelis were
stopped in rural Tennessee
less than five miles from the nuclear fuel plant that is the sole supplier for
our nation's submarines and aircraft carriers.
On May 8 they led county sheriffs for
more than two miles on a high speed chase in a moving van. Both had fake IDs
and their explanation of being lost sounded fishy.
Why were they trying to evade capture?
Local law enforcement officers said the
driver threw a container from the truck as it sped along at over twenty miles
above the speed limit. Despite a initial statement by an FBI spokesman that
said the act was no more than littering, for some inexplicable reason the
Bureau never bothered to test the liquid. Subsequently, it was examined by a
private lab that determined it can be used "as a culture, for growing some
kind of bug.”
As it turns out, the man authorities
describe as the "leader" of those
arrested was 23-year-old
Shmuel Dahan (in above photo,
right), son of the
spokesman for the Likud Party of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon.
This was one of a number of red flags. But
these "lost" Israelis had their defenders. “These guys aren’t terrorists, they
belong to the Israeli military,” said Nissan Giat, a free-lance flight
instructor in the Miami area, whose business card was found in Dahan's wallet.
(Giat also has a Israeli military background.)
Yet his response still begs the question:
What were Israeli soldiers (military intelligence, perhaps?) doing driving
near a nuclear fuel plant with false IDs, a false cover story and the possible
makings of a bioweapon? (For follow-up. click on link and scroll down to
Israeli movers freed, back in
If these were the only two instances of
suspicious activities by Israelis in our country, it would be troubling
enough, but they're not the only ones. Others fitting the same general
description have included:
East Rutherford, New Jersey--September 11, 2001
Five employees of a local moving company were taken into custody after
being observed cheering and high-fiving as the WTC burned. All five men
were Israeli in the US illegally and at least two of them were found to
be agents of the Mossad.
"Investigators say that '...It looked like
they're hooked in with this. It looked like they knew what was going to
Record, 9/12/01] One of these
Israelis later says, "Our purpose was to document the event."
News, 6/21/02] The five
are held for more than two months then quietly deported. Related
Americans probing reports
of Israeli espionage
Pennsylvania--October 17, 2001
A little over a month after the 9-11 terrorist attack, three Israelis
were stopped outside of Philadelphia. They said they were there to make
a pickup of some furniture, but could provide neither the name nor phone
number of the supposed customer. When it was discovered that the truck's
operator's log had been falsified, a search was made of the truck's
contents, which includes a video that focused on Chicago's Sears Tower.
Washington--May 14, 2002
Two Israelis were stopped after midnight
near the Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Washington State. One had
an altered passport and the other no ID at all. They admitted to being
in the country illegally. Whidbey Island's base is highly significant to
our nation's defense, because it is the home for 15 squadrons of the
EA-6B Prowler, a plane that is used to jam enemy radar. Quoting the air
station's website: "The EA-6B Prowler is the United States' sole
electronic attack asset." (emphasis added) Related article:
Israelis arrested near US
naval base driving truck thought to contain explosives
Mexico--May 15, 2003
Nearly a year to the day after the Oak Harbor incident, police stop a
moving van speeding through a school zone in this tiny New Mexico town.
Much to the officer's surprise the occupants hand him Israeli
driver licenses and expired passports. Their cover story didn't exactly
resonate with truth, either. They claimed to be hauling furniture from
Chicago to Austin, Texas, but Cloudcroft is some 500 west of Austin.
They were, however, less than a hundred miles from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
(as in Old Mexico), which raises questions as to possible
Real News 24/7 analysis on
Israeli "movers" mystery: It is
disturbing to see these individuals being stopped near facilities
connected to our military. According to the report of the Kings Bay
incident, the men were carrying "a briefcase with a remote control
robot." No explanation is given, but it doesn't sound like the usual
equipment of movers.
All the more reason for grave concern is the
fact that Israeli spying around our installations had been going on
before 9-11, and included the deportation of dozens of
Israelis posing as art
students. It is even more
disturbing to learn, according to a 60-page DEA report on the case, that
some of these Israelis actually had secured illegally the keys to
In December 2001 Fox News did a four-part
report about the "art students," but all evidence that such a report had
ever aired was pulled down from Fox's website. (Fortunately, it was
mirrored and can be seen archived at extensive "Israeli Spy Ring
Scandal" webpage at
What Really Happened.)
of which raises serious questions: For these instances in which the
culprits were apprehended, how many others have gone and continue to go
completely undetected? Considering that the motto of the Mossad is "by
way of deception, thou shall do war," have any Israeli covert acts in
our country been what are referred to as "false flag" operations, in
which crimes are made to look as though they were committed by Islamic
terrorists? (For more on this, see
US Army officers - 'Mossad
may blame Arabs'. This
is of particular concern considering the dire predictions of another
attack of 9-11 magnitude slated to take place sometime later this year.
For that matter, could the controlled plane crashes into the WTC and
Pentagon also have been "false flags"?)
The ongoing cover-up by the national news media
concerning these incidents is nothing short of criminal. If the men
arrested at Kings Bay had Arabic names, they would have been locked up
at Camp X-Ray to rot away for suspected terrorist activities and their
arrest would be a lead story in the news for weeks; as Israelis, both
the media and the government give them a free pass.
We should deluge radio call-in shows
and newspaper letters to the editor with this information to help our
fellow citizens be made aware of these activities, because the
controlled news media isn't going to do it. And we should be demanding
that those who represent us in Washington to commence an immediate and
thorough investigation of these incidents and of the larger question of
the Israeli spy apparatus operating in the United States.
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
9-11 widow sues the Bush administration
for intelligence failures
"Ellen Mariani’s husband Neil died in flight 175 on September 11. Mariani
refused a compensation package from the government of up to $1.8 million.
Instead, she sued President Bush, Vice President Cheney, Defense Secretary
Rumsfeld and other administration officials under RICO-the Racketeering
Influenced Corrupt Organizations act."
Two detained, two released over Berg
"Coalition forces detained four suspects in the Nicholas Berg killing, and two
were later released, a U.S. military spokesman said Friday. The suspects were
detained during a raid Wednesday in Baghdad, Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt said at a
Nick Berg conspiracy theories
Rogues’ gallery: false
opposition to NAFTA/FTAA
"To those who will take the time to examine the evidence, it soon becomes
overwhelmingly apparent that the tie-dyed revolutionaries in the streets
actually are working in concert with the silk-tied revolutionaries in the
suites. Both are part of a giant pincer strategy, applying simultaneous
'pressure from above and below.' Their scripted 'confrontations' are about as
genuine as the ludicrous Monday Night television 'wrestling' matches between
those strutting, steroid-drenched grapplers in masks and tights."
senator Hollings smeared for
asserting Iraq war being waged for Israel, but refuses to retract his
Of course there were no weapons of mass destruction. Israel’s
intelligence, Mossad, knows what’s going on in Iraq. It is the best. It has to
know; Israel’s survival depends on knowing. Israel long since would have taken
us to the weapons of mass destruction if there were any, or if they had been
removed. With Iraq no threat, why invade a sovereign country? The answer:
President Bush’s policy to secure Israel.
Senator Fritz Hollings
Democrat, South Carolina
Hollings defends his statements
"In the face of charges of anti-Semitism, U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings on Tuesday
defended a newspaper column he wrote alleging President Bush went to war in
Iraq to defend Israel and please American Jews.
"Hollings declined a request for an
interview Tuesday, but he released a letter defending his comments and calling
'ridiculous' any criticism of them as anti-Semitic."
Sen. Hollings' guest column:
we're in Iraq
"With 760 dead in Iraq and more than 3,000 maimed for life, folks continue to
argue over why we are in Iraq — and how to get out.
"Now everyone knows what was not the cause
of this war. Even President Bush acknowledges that Saddam Hussein had nothing
to do with 9/11. Listing the 45 countries where al Qaeda was operating on
Sept. 11 (70 cells in the United States), the State Department did not list
Real News 24/7:
It is indicative of the Israel First lobby's
choke hold on American public opinion that Senator Hollings has been viciously
attacked for stating a simple truth: The Iraq war is being waged in defense of
Israel. There is no rancor in his language, he is merely calling it the way he
And this is no wild, reckless charge, he
"Led by Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz and
Charles Krauthammer, for years there has been a domino school of thought that
the way to guarantee Israel’s security is to spread democracy in the area."
Nevertheless, for writing this he has been
smeared as anti-Jewish and anti-Israel, despite having had a pro-Israel voting
record for decades in Washington. South Carolina Rabbi Philip Silverstein, who
said he was "horrified" at the Hollings' column, remarked:
The whole foreign policy of the United
States is based on Israel? What kind of ridiculous statement is that? It makes
him anti-Israel. It’s anti-Semitic [he means
anti-Jewish] ... it’s dangerous.
Silverstein's slur is strictly bush-league compared to the pro, Abraham Foxman
(left) of the American Anti-Defamation League (ADL), who makes a living at
playing on the fears of Jews—
legitimate and otherwise. Foxman wrote a
open letter to Hollings in which he lodged a criticism of his column that
included the following complaint:
This is reminiscent of age-old, anti-Semitic
[he means anti-Jewish] canards about a
Jewish conspiracy to control and manipulate government.
ADL urges Senator Hollings to disavow
statements on Jews and the Iraq War)
Foxman also referred to it as "classical
anti-Semitism [he means anti-Judaism].
Does all of this sound familiar? It should, since it is the same sort of rant
he used in his unwarranted attack on Mel Gibson's film, The Passion of the
As usual with Foxman, at one point he feigns an openness to a free examining
the issues, when he states:
questioning policy is the right and duty of all responsible leaders. But when
the debate veers into anti-Jewish
[hey, he finally said what he means]
stereotyping, it is
tantamount to scapegoating and an appeal to ethnic hatred.
The problem is that Hollings doesn't do any
of this, nor does he raise the specter of a "Jewish conspiracy" in his column.
Foxman is reading this into it for the "benefit" of his contributors. While
it's true that in the past the senator has had to apologize for insensitive
remarks made about minorities, there is nothing remotely like that here.
Neither, on the other hand, is there any
evidence that Foxman has ever wanted to see an open debate on the nation's
Middle East policy; for him there is no legitimate criticism of Israel, unless
it is one that begins with the acknowledgement that the Zionist State is the
preeminent one in the region, the one with which we must hold the closest,
unconditional ties. Unless one is in agreement with Foxman and others on this
point, then he is going to get the "anti-Semitic" tarbrush pulled on him—one
must give Israel his unqualified approval or face the consequences, it's as
simple as that.
Frankly, there is something odd about the
reaction of these two leaders. It is curious, is it not, that these men, avid
supporters of Israel, have a problem with someone pointing out that that
nation is being helped by American presence in the Iraq?
So what Abe Foxman and others who sling the
mud hope to do (and often succeed in doing) by trotting out the "anti-Semitic"
canard is exactly the opposite of their mock defense of "discussing and
namely, the stifling of each and every
opinion (however worthy) that questions the Israel First lobby's
considerable sway of American foreign policy. The tactic seeks to silence
critics of this policy and force them to apologize for their "sins" (which
Hollings, to his credit, has refused to do).
The effect of such attacks is to divert
attention from the message and direct it towards the messenger, so that the
merits of the message are completely overshadowed by the allegations of
bigotry and hatred.
And frankly, in a sense there is something
quite odd about the reaction of these two leaders. It is curious, is it not,
that these men, avid supporters of Israel, have a problem with someone
pointing out that that nation is being helped by American presence in
the Iraq? True, Hollings is critical of that policy (though not critical
enough to call for a pullout), but—and
here's the point—instead
of defending the policy, which they could easily do, they respond as
though there's no such policy and rail as how it is hateful even to
suggest there's one, as though that somehow proves ill-will!
And what of Fritz Hollings' contention?
Well, in response to the ADL attack, he has offered to share the documentation
that proves that Perle, Wolfowitz, Krauthammer and others have, indeed,
invoked Israel as a justification for invading Iraq. (We at Real News 24/7
encourage him to do just that and throw the ball back into his adversaries'
court, but at the same time we question his support for reinstituting a
military draft. Is he really thinking that one out? After all, the primary
reason that the draft is being sought is to increase the number of troops
we're able to send to the very war with which he's taking exception! Equally
wrongheaded is his desire to get the United Nations involved over there.)
Yet there's an official of the Bush
Administration that Hollings didn't mention who also gave this as a reason. On
April 9th we carried the links repeated below, further demonstrating that (the
whining and hand-wringing of Rabbi Silverman, Abraham Foxman and Co. not
withstanding) the protection of Israel incontestably was on the minds
of those who promoted the invasion of Iraq.
"The threat that dare not speak its name": The
real reason for the Iraq War
WHO GOT US INTO IRAQ?
Times reported last week that a gentleman named
(below, left), a member
of the President's Foreign
Intelligence Advisory Board in 2001, said in a speech months before the war
that 'the real threat' of Iraq was not to the United States but 'against
9/11 Commission Director: Iraq War
"The statements are the first to
surface from a source closely linked to the Bush administration acknowledging
that the war, which has so far cost the lives of nearly 600 U.S. troops and
thousands of Iraqis, was motivated by Washington's desire to defend the Jewish
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
FBI issues homeland suicide
"The FBI is warning law enforcement agencies to be on the alert for the
possibility that suicide bombers may attempt to strike inside the United
States. A lightly classified intelligence bulletin circulated Thursday to
18,000 U.S. law enforcement bodies is headlined 'Possible suicide bomber
indicators,' and was distributed via the Bureau’s secure Law Enforcement
Online (LEO) Intranet."
Wedding party massacre
"The killings, if proven, are certain to damage even further the US military's
battered reputation in Iraq. Already the US is reeling from its
much-criticized operations in Falluja last month which claimed hundreds of
Iraqi lives and now the scandal of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison."
Democrats seek to strengthen status as
"Democratic parties in 15 states and Puerto Rico have set numerical goals for
homosexual delegates at the party's national convention this summer, doubling
the number that set a standard in 2000."
Zell Miller: Dump 17th
"Georgia Democratic Sen. Zell Miller is calling for the United States to
restore the wishes of its Founding Fathers and empower state legislatures to
appoint senators rather than be elected by voters." (RN
24/7: Sounds good in theory, but it doesn't address the overarching
issue: Corrupt and unethical people in high places. To reiterate what our
second president, John Adams, stated: We have no government armed with
power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and
religion. Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It
is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.)
leading Israeli rabbi: killing
innocent non-Jewish civilians permitted to fight terrorism; protestors killed
The law of our Torah is to have mercy on our soldiers and to
save them. This is the real moral behind Israel's Torah and we must not feel
guilty due to foreign morals.
— Dov Lior,
Rabbi of Kiryat Arba-Hebron
(Jewish law) ruling sanctions Israeli Defense Forces' open season on
"Sources close to the Rabbi explained that Lior made the remarks Tuesday night
and they had nothing to do with Wednesday’s events in Gaza. The IDF is allowed
to use all means at its disposal to defeat terrorism 'even if it means
"innocent" people are killed,' the sources said.
Israel fires two missiles at
"Israeli forces fired a missile and a barrage of tank shells to hold back a
crowd of Palestinians protesting military operations in Gaza on Wednesday,
killing at least 10, including children and teens. Overwhelmed doctors treated
some of the dozens of wounded on blood-drenched hospital floors."
Left-wing activists protest
against Rafah incident
"Hundreds of left-wing activists on
Wednesday staged demonstrations in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Haifa in protest
over the Rafah attack in which eight Palestinian protestors were killed by the
Israel Defense Forces."
Rabbi supports killings in Rafah
"So far, the majority of Israeli
religious leaders, including the two Grand Rabbis (one representing Western
Jews 'Ashkenazim' and the other representing eastern Jews 'Tsfaradim') have
refused to condemn or repudiate Lior's views."
Real News 24/7:
The latest pronouncement by Rabbi Lior is only
the most recent in a string of more or less authoritative statements that view
non-Jews as belonging to a contemptible lower life form. Significantly, he has
very high standing in Israel, being the head of a rabbinical council and his
understanding of the Torah and Talmud are considered so great that most of his
fellow rabbis refuse to challenge his views. Particularly notorious was his
holding up as a hero to Israeli a man who massacred over two dozen unarmed
(right), the American-born physician-turned-mass murderer who shot up a Mosque
in Hebron, slaying 29 worshippers--including three pre-teens--before he
finally was subdued and killed. Despite criticism in certain Israeli quarters,
Rabbi Lior was one of those quick to defend the act as a "pre-emptive strike"
made against those who plotted to harm God's Chosen People.
Lior praised Goldstein as "great saint and rabbi … may his memory be blessed".
According to his eulogizing, Goldstein's deed was that of a "righteous man,"
who was "full of love for fellow human beings. He dedicated himself to helping
others." Unfortnately, what he didn't say was that "the terms 'human beings'
and 'others' in the Halacha refer solely to Jews." This according to Israel
Shahak and Norton Mezvinsky in their book,
Which, of course, makes perfect sense to
someone whose religious outlook is to regard non-Jews as something less than
human, who may be killed at will with total justification. It should be noted
that while some liberal Jewish advocacy groups, such as the Anti-Defamation
League, will claim that such teaching is
only the propaganda of
anti-Jewish 'extremists,' there
quotes from Talmud
that refute such a claim, as would the esteemed Rabbi Lior and his supporters.
No, happily all Jews don't adhere to such
views, any more than all Palestinians hold Israelis in contempt, but there is
a sizable number that are quite sympathetic to them, as is witnessed by the
support given to the Sharon government, even in its most draconian measures.
And it is only when enough Israelis and Palestinians grow sufficiently weary
of this dehumanizing of each other that a true and lasting peace can be
attained. (We advise against holding your breath on this one, though.)
Palestinians described by Israeli leaders
"When we have settled the land, all the Arabs will be able to do about it will
be to scurry around like drugged cockroaches in a bottle." Raphael Eitan,
Chief of Staff of the Israeli Defense Forces, New York Times, 14 April
1983. (And more examples of the sort of language that the ADL assures us only
occurs in the minds of 'anti-Semitic' types and maybe a very, very,
very few--too few to count, actually--and utterly inconsequential Jewish
nobodies that in no way represent 'mainstream' Israeli thought.)
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
Intelligence staffer claims Army cover-up at Abu Ghraib
"If it's your job to strip people naked,
yell at them, scream at them, humiliate them, it's not going to be too hard to
move from that to another level." (RN 24/7:
Yesterday we examined the claims of Pfc.
Lynndie England, one of seven MPs charged with abuse of Iraqi prisoners, who
maintains that she had been ordered
to pose with the
prisoners as part of a PsyOp [psychological operation]. Now,
military intelligence analyst Sgt. Samuel Provance, a computer specialist
formerly stationed at Abu Ghraib, but who is not implicated in the scandal,
confirms her charges, saying that the the psychological torture was ordered by
lead interrogators, adding that there are dozens of soldiers involved who have
not yet been charged. Similarly, Sgt. Javal Davis, one of the soldiers who is
facing court-martial, insists he was "made
to do various things that I would question morally," during
interrogation of Iraqis.)
U.S. kills 40 Iraqis,
reportedly at party
"A U.S. aircraft fired on a house in the
desert near the Syrian border Wednesday, and Iraqi officials said more than 40
people were killed, including children. The U.S. military said the target was
a suspected safehouse for foreign fighters from Syria, but Iraqis said a
helicopter had attacked a wedding party."
The wise course: Withdraw from
"Misguided by the arrogance of military power and a dangerous vision of
imperial destiny, President George W. Bush and a compliant Congress have led
America into a bloody abyss that gets deeper and bloodier with each passing
"The feds want to know who’s been visiting the Web site of voting watchdog Bev
Harris, and they’re likely to get what they want."
psywar and the abu ghraib abuse scandal
I was instructed by persons in higher rank to "stand there, hold this leash,
look at the camera," and they took the picture for PsyOps (psychological
— U.S. Army Spc. Lynndie England
Psychological Operations soldiers use persuasion to influence
perceptions and encourage desired behavior.
Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command
Army private 'ordered to pose'
"The U.S. Army private facing a court-martial for being photographed with
naked Iraqi prisoners says she was following orders to create psychological
pressure on them.
"Pfc. Lynndie England told KCNC-TV in Denver
on Tuesday that her superiors gave her specific instructions on how to pose
for the photos. Asked who gave the orders, she would say only, 'Persons in my
chain of command.'"
Explaining Lynndie England
"What made Lynndie England, patriotic, pixie-ish tomboy
who joined the army reserve to pay for college, become the poster girl for
sexual humiliation and degradation at Abu Ghraib?"
Real News 24/7:
"We don't feel like
we were doing things that we weren't supposed
to because we were told to do them,"
said Lynndie England in an interview. "We think everything was justified
because we were instructed to do this and to do that."
This as well as her claim that the abuse
photos being done as part of a PsyOps have been derided by some as her simply
seeking a way to get off the hook for the crime. Certainly there is some truth
to England having such a desire, but the notion that someone of higher rank
instructed her to do such things oughtn't to be dismissed out of hand.
Throughout history atrocities have been committed with the knowledge of or by
the command of superiors and this well could be such a instance. (At any rate,
this possible scenario must be considered in any investigation.)
pooh-poohed is the idea that there could have been any desire on the part of
the Army to use
the photographs for psychological operations, because, it claimed, such a move
would have a counterproductive effect on the Iraqi people, getting them angry
rather than disheartened. The question, however, is whether they were ever to
have been seen by the public at all. Mightn't the aim of such pictures be to
further humiliate the prisoners or for use in PsyOps classes.
Whatever the case, is is clear beyond a
shadow of a doubt that psychological warfare was being waged against
captive Iraqis. When a man is told he will be electrocuted if he steps down
from a box, that's unmistakably an extreme PsyWar technique, but it wasn't the
only one being employed. ('Hooding" is standard in U.S./U.K. PsyOps
repertoire; for more, see the "Abusive Psychology" link listed below.)
The prisoners' forced nakedness violated
standards of modesty,
and was imposed on them by their jailers as a form of degradation. Similarly,
the exposure in front of American female soldiers, before whom they were made
to simulate homosexual acts, was a vicious psychological (even spiritual)
attack, since sodomy is
most severely condemned by
Islamic teaching . And the
degenerate placing of dog collar and leash on at least one man is totally
aspect of the PsyWar nature of the Abu Ghraib scandal was raised indirectly
and presumably inadvertently by radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, when he
dismissed the psychological torture as an "emotional release" and "no
different than what happens at the Skull & Bones initiation." It's troubling,
though not entirely surprising, that
Limbaugh would choose to trivialize the abuses, since he can be insensitive at
times, but his allusion to the ritual of a
powerful secret society
is worth examining for a moment.
Despite him saying that there's no
difference, the first thing that comes to mind is how unalike the two are on a
key point, since the Skull & Bones initiation is an voluntary act, while the
prison abuse was an involuntary one. But there is some appropriateness to
Limbaugh's analogy, because the psychic assault on the Iraqi prisoners has
disturbing parallels in the Order's vile
Both involve nudity (and, hence,
vulnerability), inappropriate sex acts and physical violence (as part of the
Skull & Bones ritual, the candidate is beaten), all of which acts seek in one
way or another to break down the person so that they can be refashioned
according to the desires of their handlers.
So what Limbaugh has a good chuckle over is
hardly something to take lightly. Given t comes as little surprise to learn
that Bonesmen have for decades been involved in the domestic
that continues to assail America. Members Averil Harriman and his brother
Roland key movers in ushering in the modern age of PsyOp/Psywar, when they
were instrumental in the founding of the
Psychological Strategy Board
Then, again, who's to say that what's been
reported at the Abu Ghraib prison isn't a PsyWar tactic aimed at the American
people? It's known that the controlled news media has worked with the military
to assist in the dissemination of its information and disinformation, as is
seen in the link directly below, so 60 Minutes II could be the witting
or unwitting channel through which a further demeaning of America is
accomplished. (Perhaps it was what Michael Hoffman calls "revelation of the
method" - where the Ruling Elite allows a truth to run for a brief period to
plant in the subconscious mind of the viewers a message—in
this case, a reminder of how pervasive is utter degeneracy in our society,
permeating even into the military. )
CNN and psyops
"'The facts are,' [Dutch journalist Abe] De Vries told me, 'that the US Army,
US Special Operations Command and CNN personnel confirmed to me that military
personnel have been involved in news production at CNN's newsdesks."
CNN responds to FAIR on PsyOps in the
Iraq media dossier: Bush address underscores
importance of radio psyop
"Underscoring the importance of ongoing psychological operations (psyop)
against the regime of Saddam Hussein, President Bush directly addressed the
Iraqi public, Republican Guard officers, regular enlisted troops, and civilian
Ba'ath Party bureaucrats from the White House during his national policy
address on Iraq."
U.S. deploys loud music, insults
"In Fallujah's darkened, empty streets, U.S. troops blast AC/DC's Hell's
Bells and other rock music full volume from a huge speaker, hoping to
grate on the nerves of this Sunni Muslim city's gunmen and give a laugh to
marines along the front line."
Rhyme and punishment
"During the siege of Bethlehem's Church Of The
Nativity in 2002, Israeli soldiers, perhaps mindful of the splendid results
their ancestors had with trumpets at Jericho, blasted the occupying
Palestinians with heavy metal."
"Credibility and truth do not necessarily march in step in psychological
warfare. What is said, written, printed or broadcasted in the field must be
credible within the terms in which it is projected; it need not necessarily be
the truth in every instance. In fact the truth can in certain circumstances
Psychological Warfare, by Charles Roetter, B.T.
Batsford, Ltd. London, 1974
"or PSYOP or PSYOPS are planned operations to convey selected information and
indicators to specific audiences to influence their emotions, motives,
objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of governments,
organizations, groups, and individuals. The purpose of psychological
operations is to induce or reinforce attitudes and behavior favorable to the
"The planned use of propaganda and other psychological actions having the
primary purpose of influencing the opinions, emotions, attitudes, and behavior
of hostile foreign groups in such a way as to support the achievement of
"Information warfare is a new kind of warfare where information and attacks on
information and its system are used as a tool of warfare. Information warfare
may include giving the enemy propaganda to convince them to give up, and
denying them information that might lead to their resistance. Information
warfare may also include feeding propaganda or even disinformation to one's
own population, either to build support for the war effort or to counter enemy
The mind has no firewall—Army
"The only body-related information warfare element considered by the United
States is psychological operations (PSYOP). In Joint Publication 3-13.1, for
example, PSYOP is listed as one of the elements of command and control
warfare. The publication notes that 'the ultimate target of [information
warfare] is the information dependent process, whether human or automated . .
. . Command and control warfare (C2W) is an application of information warfare
in military operations. . . . C2W is the integrated use of PSYOP, military
deception, operations security, electronic warfare and physical destruction.'"
"The purpose of psychological operations (PSYOP) is to demoralize the enemy by
causing dissension and unrest among his ranks, while at the same time
convincing the local population to support American troops. PSYOP units also
provide continuous analysis of the attitudes and behavior of enemy forces to
the tactical commanders in the field, so they can develop, produce and employ
propaganda in a successful manner."
Civil Affairs and
Psychological Operations Command
"The Psychological Operations Group plans and conducts PSYOP activities
authorized and implemented worldwide in support of all non-mobilization
contingencies during crisis and open hostilities short of declared war."
Some excellent examples of psychological warfare.
The Psywar Society
More on the tactics of psywar.
"Capture their minds and their hearts and souls will
A summary of psychological
operations: History implications for war, violence and peace
War on Terrorism - Iraq -
Pre-invasion discussion from the Center for Defense Information.
The Propaganda War and the War
A page of links posted after 9-11 and the declaration of the War on Terrorism
The 'hooding' seen at Abu Ghraib is a favored technique of Bristish PsyOps: See
the section entitled "Psychology, torture and interrogation.")
PsyWar terror tactics
"Fear is a weapon just as surely as is a rifle or a tank; if you frighten your
enemy enough, you may defeat him without having to fight. Such is the logic
behind psychological warfare -- a combat weapon that targets the mind."
Are they against the U.S. or are they for the U.S.?
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
Israeli troops sweep through Gaza camp,
"U.S. President Bush said the bloodshed was 'troubling,' but told a
Jewish-American audience that Israel had the 'right to defend itself from
terror.'" (RN 24/7: Ariel Sharon could care less
if Bush finds it "troubling," so long as he always remembers to qualify away
that concern by ultimately defending the act.)
Rise of a judicial dictatorship
usurped a right to write its own ideology into the Constitution and to impose
its writ on America, the Warren Court launched a social, cultural and moral
revolution and began openly to dictate to what had been a self-governing
Supreme Court rules disabled can sue
states under ADA
RN 24/7: Here's another example of the Court inventing a "right" where
one doesn't exist—however
much we can sympathize with the person in question.
House wants e-vote probe
"As the U.S. Congress considers
legislation to restrict the use of electronic voting machines, 13 House of
Representatives members have ordered an investigation into e-voting security.
century Sodom: 'gay marriages' in Boston
And the men of Sodom were very wicked, and sinners before the
face of the Lord, beyond measure.
— Gen. 13:13
Mass. gives marriage forms to
"City clerks began handing out marriage-license applications to gay couples
just after midnight this morning, making Massachusetts the first state in the
nation to legalize same-sex unions and the United States just one of four
countries in the world where homosexuals can legally wed."
Foes hope Mass. weddings will
help push US ban on 'gay marriage'
"Opponents of gay marriage hope the sight of same-sex couples taking legal
wedding vows in Massachusetts will jump-start the stalled attempt to pass a
federal constitutional amendment banning such unions nationwide. "
The battle over same-sex 'marriage'
A PBS Newshour report
Conservatives outraged over 'gay
"Today is an infamous day," said U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, the Colorado
Republican who introduced the proposed ban that has the support of President
Bush. "There will be more pressure put on Congress to pass the federal
The end of traditional marriage?
"The surprise today is not that conservative religious activists are upset
about yesterday's Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruling 'that barring an
individual from the protections, benefits, and obligations of civil marriage
solely because that person would marry a person of the same sex violates the
Beyond 'gay marriage'
"Among the likeliest effects of gay marriage
is to take us down a slippery slope to legalized polygamy and "polyamory"
(group marriage). Marriage will be transformed into a variety of relationship
contracts, linking two, three, or more individuals (however weakly and
temporarily) in every conceivable combination of male and female. A scare
scenario? Hardly. The bottom of this slope is visible from where we stand.
Advocacy of legalized polygamy is growing. A network of grass-roots
organizations seeking legal recognition for group marriage already exists.¼"
'Gay marriage' only the
"If homosexual activists succeed in redefining traditional marriage, the next
step is making it a crime to speak God's truth about homosexuality."
Is sodomy no longer a sin?
"The moral standards taught by religion are the single most important factor
in the virtually universal rejection of homosexual vice. Accordingly, those
promoting the homosexual agenda strive to change the traditional Church
teachings that constitute its principal obstacle."
"Educating" in perversion:
The Will & Grace
"Recent research by Edward Schiappa, a professor of communications at the
University of Minnesota, found that seeing likable gay characters on shows
like 'Will & Grace' had similar effects to knowing gays in real life. In one
study, students with few or no gay acquaintances were shown 10 episodes of
HBO's 'Six Feet Under.' Afterward, their levels of anti-gay prejudice dropped
by 12 percent." (RN 24/7: This is what we've been
saying all along. America's enemies find it easier to persuade with their
subversive messages in entertainment programs, especially in sitcoms when the
audience's guard is down, than in preachy "news" reports.)
Elementary school students
witness homosexual 'marriages'
students have been studying the civil rights movement. One of their teachers
said today's proceedings offered a chance to see a bit of history in the
Be careful, little eyes
bestiality, horror and suicide are topics cropping up in works targeted at
children. It’s enough that one parent, who works for a major national
bookstore chain, has launched a Web site to educate parents about certain
books that, while they may seem innocent and are intended for children, really
deserve a stern review from parents first."
Real News 24/7:
On April 26
Newsday carried a brief
article carrying some strong remarks made by
judge and author of
Slouching Towards Gomorrah,
a book indicting the adversaries
of Western Civilization—
concerning the depraved judicial decision
that legalized homosexual "marriage."
Mysteriously, that report was pulled down, but
fortunately it was saved by a website dedicated to
a Catholic who claimed to be a
visionary. We reprint it here
because it sums up our feelings so well.
Supreme Court nominee Robert Bork told a religious gathering Sunday that
legal justification for gay marriage is a "judicial sin" that exists
beyond the U.S. Constitution.
Speaking to about 300 Catholic clergy, judges and lawyers at a
breakfast, Bork criticized the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court's
ruling in November legalizing gay marriage, The Advocate of Stamford
reported in editions prepared for Monday.
"Many of our courts are guilty of that judicial sin, that is
willingness, even eagerness, to reach results announcing principles that
have no plausible relation to any constitution," Bork said.
"If each person defines meaning for themselves, that means there
are no allowable moral truths," said Bork, a former U.S. Appeals Court
judge. "If decisions like those I've been discussing are the waves of
the future, our culture will slide into chaos and self-government will
be a shrunken remnant of what we once aspired to."
Alliance For Marriage
An organization promoting two-parent, traditional families.
American Family Association
The American Family Association represents and
stands for traditional family values, focusing primarily on the influence of
television and other media – including pornography – on our society.
Women for America
A public policy dedicated to the promotion and preservation of Biblical values
for all American citizens.
on the Family
A non-profit, educational organization dedicated to the research, therapy and
prevention of homosexuality. NARTH, founded in 1992, is composed of
psychoanalysts, psychoanalytically-informed psychologists, certified social
workers, and other behavioral scientists as well as laymen in fields such as
law, religion, and education.
For the promotion a federal marriage
amendment to preserve the traditional family. (An alternate solution proposed by
Rep. Ron Paul:
Gay Marriage Quicksand
People Can Change
Resources and links aiding for those afflicted with homosexuals and lesbians who
want to reconfigure their lives in a godly way.
Sanctity of Marriage
A Canadian website.
A pro-life, pro-family telephone company that opposes and exposes the
pro-homosexual, pro-abortion and pro-pornography activities of AT&T, Sprint and
MCI and that contributes a part of its profits to the charity of its customers'
Traditional Values Coalition
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
The two missing letters in the Brown debate: IQ
the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education
school desegregation decision, the press is full of
articles on the
in the quest for equal education. Whites (and, although unmentioned in the press, Asians) still
public schools once
the percentage of black (and, to a slightly lesser extent, Hispanic) students
reaches a critical mass. And even integrated middle class black students still lag far behind
white and Asian test scores on average."
Demolishing more than
"In return for his wholehearted and unstinting support for Ariel Sharon,
President Bush has asked the Israeli prime minister not to expand the West
Bank settlements, not to engage in targeted killings of Palestinians and not
to demolish Palestinian homes. The Israeli leader has largely ignored all
Last days of Nick Berg a
"He returned [to Iraq] in March. He stopped in to see Aziz [Taee, Philadelphia
director of a group called the American-Iraqi Council], picked up his tools,
and the two spent an hour climbing tall buildings at Abu Ghraib, site of the
infamous prison. They rerecorded measurements that were in the stolen
film 'could bring down Bush'
"US President George W Bush's election hopes could be blown apart by a film to
be shown at the Cannes film festival, which is why the White House is trying
to keep it out of US theatres, its director, Michael Moore, charged." More
AWAY AT PRIVACY: OVER THE COUNTER AND UNDER THE SKIN
You have no privacy - get over it.
— Scott McNealy,
CEO, Sun Microsystems
Get chipped, then charge without
plastic — you are the card
"At the Baja Beach Club, Tuesdays are
VeriChip implantation days. Stop in and a 'nurse' — the club's word — uses a
syringe to inject a VeriChip capsule under your skin. There don't seem to be
any rules about where on the body it has to be placed. If you think this
sounds like something you'd never do, then you're not the kind of person who
goes to clubs wearing your bestest [sic] nose ring."
Club launches microchip implantation
"The objective of this technology is to bring an ID system to a global level
that will destroy the need to carry ID documents and credit cards."
Nightclub 'VIPs' get chips
"Expect trendoids in Manhattan, South Beach and La-La Land to ape the gimmick.
Anything to be one of the popular kids."
Price, privacy an issue, but RFID
already in use
"Imagine a world where a shirt with a smart tag tells your washing machine to
set the cycle for permanent press. The tags containing tiny chips can do other
things, as well.
"A carton of milk warns when its expiration
date has passed and adds itself to an electronic shopping list for your
grocer. A bottle of pills tracks your doses and warns against mixing with
and other scenarios using radio frequency identification chips are possible,
but only if privacy concerns are addressed and the technology becomes cheap
Your tag's showing - a lot
"Technology versus privacy. It's more than a
battle, it's a war. And it's heating up. "Scott McNealy, the head of Sun
Microsystems, famously said a couple of years ago: 'You have no privacy - get
over it.' He overstated the case a little but it is a valid point of view."
Big Brother in Legoland
Leigh Phillips's giddy report about KidSpotter technology at a Danish theme
States move on RFID privacy issue
"The California Senate passed an RFID privacy measure last month, and
legislators in Virginia, Massachusetts and Maryland are drafting or
considering bills to address the impact of RFID technology on consumer
Wal-Mart attracts further RFID
Grass-roots consumer group Consumers Against Supermarket Privacy Invasion and
Numbering (CASPIAN), which is fighting retail surveillance schemes, says that
Wal-Mart's decision to tag individual items on its store floor using radio
frequency identification or RFID violates a call for a
issued last November by 40 privacy and civil liberties organizations.
Real News 24/7:
Contrary to what some may think or say, it
isn't paranoid to be concerned over the potentially destructive uses of this
technology, not when the corruption of those in high places is considered.
What's going on in the Baja Beach Club in Barcelona is merely a trial balloon,
sent up to gauge public reaction. Naturally, they start with something
voluntary, but imagine a scenario where another staged 9-11 style terrorist
attack occurs and the cry goes up for increased security measures. Implanted
chips, imposed without the permission of the victims (either forcibly or when
they are under anesthesia), could track the whereabouts and activities of
everyone and keep them stored in a central computer. This is not an if, but
almost certainly a when, should the Insiders feel they can get away with it.
And unless there is a strong challenge to the continuing erosion of privacy,
such as groups like CASPIAN (see under "Related Links" are providing, then
there is every reason to believe that a fully-monitored Orwellian society is
not too far from being implemented. See our May 10th feature, The Dark Side
of Brain-Machine Interface, for more on potential high-tech horrors.)
Biometrics, ID Chips,
Conspiracy Archives' webpage on personal identity verification technology
Website of the Consumers Against
Supermarket Privacy Invasion and Numbering. (For information on the RFID
issue, see CASPIAN's Spychips page.)
Safety and location system with GPS technology
How does RFID work?
Theme Park Intelligence
Mark of the of the Beast: Get
Conspiracy Planet's webpage featuring VeriChip Get Chipped™ propaganda ploy,
plus several related links.
from the Association for Automatic Identification and Mobility
Webpage of Applied Digital Solutions RFID product.
OTHER NEWS & ANALYSIS
CIA wrong on Iraq 'mobile
labs,' Powell Says
"'I'm very concerned,' [Secretary of State Colin Powell] said in reply to a
question on the NBC program 'Meet the Press' about having used claims in a
U.N. Security Council speech now known to have been 'inaccurate and
discredited.'" (RN 24/7: The question is:
How concerned? Concerned enough to seriously work to bring home the
troops that are risking their lives in a war based on this and other false
claims? Because, Mr. Secretary, that's the only thing you can do that
can even halfway begin to make up for the dead and maimed Americans and
Iraqis. But we'll believe it when we see it, and only then!)
"I'm not one of the 'hate America' crowd. I love this country. But I love it
for what it really is, warts and all, and not some kindergarten fantasy
created by lying politicians to cover up their own immoral actions."
New York Times
whitewashes CIA interrogation techniques
"The New York Times, revealing the interrogation techniques the CIA is
using against Al-Qaeda suspects, seemed unable to find a source who would call
torture by its proper name.
"The May 13 article, headlined "Harsh CIA Methods Cited in Top Qaeda
Interrogation,' described 'coercive interrogation methods' endorsed by the CIA
and the Justice Department, including hooding, food and light deprivation,
withholding medications, and 'a technique known as "water boarding," in which
a prisoner is strapped down, forcibly pushed under water and made to believe
he might drown.'"
The CIA's secret manual on
Did Allies kill GIs in D-Day training
"One of Britain's grimmest wartime secrets, the harrowing tale of how scores
of young soldiers were massacred by their own side on a Devon beach, can now
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