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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

West Coast book tour underway!

Kevin Barrett's West Coast tour premiering the brand-new second edition
 of Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters:

Santa Cruz: Wednesday, March 31st 
San Francisco Bay Area: Wednesday, April 1st - private meeting/dinner with 9/11 activists. Contact me for more info. 
Sacramento area: Friday, April 2nd and Saturday, April 3rd  
Questioning the War on TERROR: Kevin Barrett Premiers His New Book in Santa Cruz

Wednesday, March 31st   7 P.M.

Live Oak Grange  1900 17th Ave Santa Cruz

Donation requested/No one turned away for lack of funds
Contact: (831) 688-8692

Dr. Kevin Barrett is the author of three books including the brand-new Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters, which deconstructs the "war on terror" through Socratic questioning. A Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, he has taught languages, literature, humanities, religious studies, and folklore at colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.

Blacklisted from teaching at the University of Wisconsin since 2006, Dr. Barrett has recently worked as a talk radio host, author, public speaker, and congressional candidate. One of the best-known critics of the War on Terror, Dr. Barrett has appeared on Fox, CNN, PBS, ABC-TV, and Unavision, and has been the subject of op-eds and feature stories in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. Dr. Barrett hosts two talk radio shows, one on a liberal and the other on a conservative network, and runs the website TruthJihad.com. He lives in McFarland, Wisconsin with his wife, two children, and a dog named after Salman Rushdie. 
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April 1, San Francisco: Q&A

I will do a brief Q&A at the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance Meeting Thursday, April 1, 2010, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm 1606 Bonita (near Cedar and Bonita) upstairs in the Fireside Room (not wheelchair accessible) Berkeley

The room is part of the Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalist   complex that has held many outstanding social justice forums at Cedar and Bonita, located past the courtyard behind the main hall, up the stairs.  There are many buses (the 15 runs on MLKJr.) and on Shattuck. Get off near Cedar (Bonita runs parallel to Shattuck and MLKJr.) It is between the North Berkeley and Downtown Berkeley BART Stations- about a 12 to 15 minute flat easy walk from those stations.
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Sacramento April 2nd: "Questioning the War on Terror"
Friday, Apr 2, 7pm, Questioning the War on Terror: talk by Dr. Kevin Barrett, one of America's best-known critics of the "War on Terror". Meeting Rm, Colonial Heights Library, 4799 Stockton Blvd. (at 21st Ave.), Sacramento. FMI: 916-372-8433; afreedmind@yahoo.com  

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Sacramento April 3rd: "Peace Jihad: Islam and the Quest for a World Without War"
Friends of the Peace Pyramid: 
THE PEACE PYRAMID: 28th Convocation 
Date and time of meeting: 5 p.m. Saturday, April 3.
Place: home of Tom and Dar King, 6009 Kifisia WayFair Oaks. See directions provided below.  Feel free to bring friends you think might be interested. Latecomers welcome! Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  You are asked to bring some edibles of your choosing for general consumption. (Some call it a potluck.)  As always, YOU (each attendee) will be invited in our OPEN FORUM segment to disburden your heart and speak your mind. 
What distinguishes this eventthe speaker we’ve been fortunate enough to offer to bring before you is the dynamic Dr. Kevin Barrett, radio host (Truth Jihad Radio), author of Questioning the War on Terror: a Primer for Obama Voters, and Islamologist. So WHAT is an Islamologist?...  A good guess would be “an expert on Islam.”  A former Fulbright Scholar and polymath (look it up!) who has taught English, French, Arabic, American Civilization, Humanities, African Literature and Folklore, fluent in numerous languages, Barrett lived in Morocco and converted to Islam. 
On April 3 in Fair Oaks Kevin Barrett will address the topic, Peace Jihad: Islam and the Quest for a World Without War.  Here are some of the questions he is apt to deal with: Is Islam a religion of peace?  Does Islam have a just war doctrine? What is the relationship, if any, between Islam and terrorism?  What is the Islamic vision of a just and peaceful society?  Why do most Muslims think the “war on terror” is a disguised war on Islam?  Is there a scriptural basis for an Islamic peace movement?  What role does the Israeli-Palestine conflict play in the wars and unrest between and among Islamic and Western nations? 
DIRECTIONS TO  EVENT:  From Sacramento along I-80 take the Greenback exit, right along Greenback for about ten minutes, past Sunrise Blvd, past Fair Oaks Blvd two blocks (till the enormous Mt. Vernon Mortuary is directly to your left) to Kifisia, turn right and circle to 6009.

RSVP to Tom and Dar King, tjking07@comcast.net, 916-241-9194

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Israel did 9/11" : Conversations with/about Alan Sabrosky

[Alan Sabrosky was my guest Tuesday 3/30 on The Kevin Barrett Show, 9-10 a.m. Pacific, right after Democracy Now - listen to the archive here.]

"I have had long conversations over the last two weeks with contacts at the Army War College and the headquarters, Marine Corps, and I’ve made it absolutely clear in both cases that it is 100% certain that 9/11 was a Mossad operation.’ Period.
"The Zionists are playing this as an all-or-nothing exercise. If they lose this one, they’re done….." - Alan Sabrosky 

Alan Sabrosky's  forceful and unequivocal statement that the Israeli Mossad did 9/11 has sent shock waves through the 9/11 truth movement. Some have cheered his forthright honesty and heartfelt sincerity. Others are afraid of the PR blowback. A few have attacked Sabrosky, calling him a provocateur or even an anti-Semite, which seems odd since Sabrosky is part Jewish and obviously concerned for the welfare of Jewish Americans in the coming post-9/11-truth world.

A fellow academic I respect recently emailed me suggesting that Alan Sabrosky's work struck him as "racist" (i.e. anti-Semitic). I responded that I saw no evidence of racism in Sabrosky's work. The fellow academic responded: "Seems like racism -- I realize the language is designed to avoid that implication but you know it when you smell it."

My reply:

Sounds like that Supreme Court justice's famous definition of pornography: "I know it when I see it!"

While this, like other fallacious arguments, isn't necessarily wrong, it barely even rises to the level of a fallacy, since it explicitly opts out of rational-empirical discourse altogether: "I just know you're a racist even though I can't explain how anything you said or did was racist." That would be a pretty weak defense in a libel suit.

Having seen nothing to suggest that Alan is racist, I wonder why you would think and say that. One possible explanation: Those who verbally attack Israel and Zionism are routinely smeared as racists by Zionist apologists, who have been forced to defend the indefensible by developing a gargantuan edifice of irrational and deceptive rhetorical techniques which are themselves ultimately based in pro-Jewish racism--the notion of a genetically/biologically identifiable "chosen people" with special rights, beginning with the special right to Palestine. (See M. Shahid Alam's Israeli Exceptionalism.) This irrational and mendacious mythos, redolent with bad faith, completely dominates Western discourse on the question of Zionism. Might you be an unconscious participant?

Ironically, Dr. Sabrosky himself has just published a new article on anti-Semitism. My response:

Good article!

(Quoting Sabrosky): "The oddity is that as individuals without an organized Jewish state, what one sees is admirable achievements instead of aggressive abominations. Without a Jewish state, the dark side of Judaism has no way to express itself, so the admirable side of the Jewish cultural coin -- and there is a great deal to admire -- shines instead. Getting there without a catastrophe is our task in the years ahead."

The admirable side of Judaism -- skeptical, questioning, iconoclastic, and genuinely ethical/idealistic -- may have grown out of the core story "We're waiting for Zion and the Messiah, but they aren't here yet."  If so, perhaps those who embrace the state of Israel as their false god have lost this story, and are now atheists and/or idolators.

Douglas Rushkoff's book on Judaism celebrates many of these good qualities. His take on Judaism resonates with mine on Islam.  I interviewed him on this a few months ago, archived at http://noliesradio.org/archives/category/archived-shows/kevin-barrett-show .

Looking forward to our conversation next Tuesday!


Monday, March 22, 2010

My West Coast book tour March 31st - April 3rd

Kevin Barrett's West Coast tour premiering the brand-new second edition of Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters:

Santa Cruz: Wednesday, March 31st

San Francisco Bay Area: Thursday, April 1st - private meeting/dinner with 9/11 activists. Contact me for more info.

Sacramento area: Friday, April 2nd and Saturday, April 3rd

Scroll down for details!

Questioning the War on TERROR: Kevin Barrett Premiers His New Book in Santa Cruz

Wednesday, March 31st   7 P.M.

Live Oak Grange  1900 17th Ave Santa Cruz

Donation requested/No one turned away for lack of funds
Contact: (831) 688-8692
Dr. Kevin Barrett is the author of three books including the brand-new Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters, which deconstructs the "war on terror" through Socratic questioning. A Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist, he has taught languages, literature, humanities, religious studies, and folklore at colleges and universities in the U.S. and abroad.

Blacklisted from teaching at the University of Wisconsin since 2006, Dr. Barrett has recently worked as a talk radio host, author, public speaker, and congressional candidate. One of the best-known critics of the War on Terror, Dr. Barrett has appeared on Fox, CNN, PBS, ABC-TV, and Unavision, and has been the subject of op-eds and feature stories in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, and other publications. Dr. Barrett hosts two talk radio shows, one on a liberal and the other on a conservative network, and runs the website TruthJihad.com. He lives in McFarland, Wisconsin with his wife, two children, and a dog named after Salman Rushdie.

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Sacramento, April 2nd

Questioning the War on Terror

Friday, Apr 2, 7pm, Questioning the War on Terror: talk by Dr. Kevin Barrett, one of America's best-known critics of the "War on Terror". Meeting Rm, Colonial Heights Library, 4799 Stockton Blvd. (at 21st Ave.), Sacramento. FMI: 916-372-8433; afreedmind{AT}yahoo{DOT}com

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Sacramento, April 3rd

Friends of the Peace Pyramid:

THE PEACE PYRAMID: 28th Convocation

Date and time of meeting: 5 p.m. Saturday, April 3.
Place: home of Tom and Dar King, 6009 Kifisia Way, Fair Oaks. See directions provided below.  Feel free to bring friends you think might be interested. Latecomers welcome! Wine, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.  You are asked to bring some edibles of your choosing for general consumption. (Some call it a potluck.)  As always, YOU (each attendee) will be invited in our OPEN FORUM segment to disburden your heart and speak your mind.

What distinguishes this event: the speaker we’ve been fortunate enough to offer to bring before you is the dynamic Dr. Kevin Barrett, radio host (Truth Jihad Radio), author of Questioning the War on Terror: a Primer for Obama Voters, and Islamologist. So WHAT is an Islamologist?...  A good guess would be “an expert on Islam.”  A former Fulbright Scholar and polymath (look it up!) who has taught English, French, Arabic, American Civilization, Humanities, African Literature and Folklore, fluent in numerous languages, Barrett lived in Morocco and converted to Islam.

On April 3 in Fair Oaks Kevin Barrett will address the topic, Peace Jihad: Islam and the Quest for a World Without War.  Here are some of the questions he is apt to deal with: Is Islam a religion of peace?  Does Islam have a just war doctrine? What is the relationship, if any, between Islam and terrorism?  What is the Islamic vision of a just and peaceful society?  Why do most Muslims think the “war on terror” is a disguised war on Islam?  Is there a scriptural basis for an Islamic peace movement?  What role does the Israeli-Palestine conflict play in the wars and unrest between and among Islamic and Western nations?

DIRECTIONS TO  EVENT:  From Sacramento along I-80 take the Greenback exit, right along Greenback for about ten minutes, past Sunrise Blvd, past Fair Oaks Blvd two blocks (till the enormous Mt. Vernon Mortuary is directly to your left) to Kifisia, turn right and circle to 6009.
RSVP to Tom and Dar King, tjking07{AT}comcast{DOT}net, 916-241-9194

Kevin Barrett
Author, Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters

Sunday, March 21, 2010

New poll: About 1 in 3 Americans thinks 9/11 was "a big fabrication"

A new poll has shown that about 1 in 3 Americans -- roughly 100 million people -- think 9/11 was "a big fabrication."

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, 
happy that 100 million Americans agree 
with him that 9/11 was "a big fabrication"

The poll was evidently commissioned and/or conducted by anti-9/11-truth forces, as demonstrated by the headline: "Americans Disagree with Iranian President on 9/11 'Fabrication.'" By framing the issue as one of agreement or disagreement with media-demonized Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and focusing on those who disagreed, Angus Reid Public Opinion was spinning the story as hard as it could possibly be spun. But all the spin in the world can't hide the fact that these are the biggest MIHOP* numbers yet!

According to the new Angus Reid 9/11 poll, 26% of Americans say flat-out that 9/11 was "a big fabrication," while 12% more aren't sure. Splitting the difference with the not-sures, we arrive at 32% either flat-out believing or leaning toward MIHOP. Taking into consideration the obvious pollster bias, and the psychological tendency of poll respondents to disguise their real beliefs in order to avoid pejorative labels like "conspiracy theorist" or "Ahmedinejad supporter," we must conclude that the real numbers are considerably higher.

Compare the Angus Reid poll with the scientific poll conducted by Voice Broadcasting, Inc. for my Congressional campaign, which found that one out of three Wisconsin District 3 voters either thought the 9/11 WTC "collapses" were actually controlled demolitions, or that we needed a new investigation to find out.

MIHOP = Made It Happen on Purpose (i.e. "they did it") as opposed to LIHOP = "Let It Happen On Purpose."

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wisconsin Senator Herb Kohl "understands the importance" of continuing to investigate 9/11

After the February 19th Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth press conference at the Wisconsin state capitol, we visited Senator Herb Kohl's office and spoke with his assistant, Ryan Knocke. (Details and photos here.) I gave Mr. Knocke full contact info for the Architects and Engineers petition signers in Wisconsin, which he said he would pass to the Senator.

I recently received a response from Senator Kohl, who mentions "organizations that continue to investigate the events of September 11, 2001," (presumably referencing Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth) and says "I understand the importance of this issue and will keep in mind the points you have raised as the 111th Congress continues." While not the best possible response, this is far from the worst.

As I told Ryan Knocke, Senator Kohl's wealth and moderate-to-conservative credentials might be a big asset if he decided to look into 9/11 and do something huge for his country that would guarantee him favorable mention in future history books. I'm not holding my breath, but I'm not writing him off either. For all I know, Senator Kohl may be more of a patriot than meets the eye.

Below is his letter.


Dear Mr. Barrett,

Thank you for visiting my office recently to provide me with a petition and information. I appreciate you and the others in your group sharing the information with my staff member, Ryan Knocke. Ryan has shared your information and comments with me.

As you know, the 9/11 Commission was established by President George W. Bush in 2002 as an independent bipartisan committee to assemble a full account of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In July 2004 the Commission released its full report including recommendations to prevent future attacks.

Currently there are several organizations that continue to investigate the events of September 11, 2001 in search of details surrounding the attacks. I understand the importance of this issue and will certainly keep in mind the points you have raised as the 111th Congress continues.

Again, thank you for visiting my Madison office.

Best wishes,

Herb Kohl

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Stand Up and Be Uncounted! My Letter to the Census Bureau

Dear United States Census Bureau,

Since the Census 2010 letter you sent me says "YOUR RESPONSE IS REQUIRED BY LAW," I am responding to you as required by law. Here is my response:


I will be posting this letter on my blog, www.truthjihad.blogspot.com, urging others to respond, as required by law, by stating their refusal to participate in a census conducted by illegitimate, criminal forces posing as a government. Please note that many people will do so anonymously, out of fear that signing their names to a statement of refusal to cooperate with criminals posing as a government could have adverse consequences. As for me, I am willing to accept the consequences and remain, yours truly,

Dr. Kevin Barrett
McFarland, WI 53558

Enclosure: One un-filled-out census form; one Blueprint for Truth DVD.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Rahm's MOSSAD mafia

As regular readers know, I think 9/11 may have been a Luttwak-style coup d'état orchestrated by hard-line Zionist forces including American neoconservatives and Israel-allied military/intelligence professionals, presumably backed by like-minded NWO financiers. For my big-picture analysis supporting this hypothesis, click here.

Below are three articles supporting this analysis: A short piece on Rahm Emmanuel from the brand-new updated edition of my book Questioning the War on Terror; last week's Wayne Madsen piece on Rahm's purging the black congressional leadership and replacing them with fellow Mossadniks; and Maidhc Ó Cathail's quiz Who's to Blame for the Iraq War? (thanks to the Islam Times).

To see this kind of critically important information as soon as it is published, subscribe to the Wayne Madsen Report.


Is the Man Who Controls Access to President Obama a Mossad Agent?

After 9/11, the U.S. followed Israel to become the second nation on earth that officially tortures people as a matter of public policy. As we saw earlier, it was such Israel-firsters as Alan Dershowitz who successfully pushed for the U.S.A. to join the Zionist torture brigade. Most other War on Terror abuses, including extrajudicial assassinations and disappearances, "pre-emptive" wars of aggression, ethnic profiling, omnipresent government surveillance, intrusive searches at security checkpoints, and so on were developed in Israel, then imposed on the U.S.A. by the Zionist neoconservatives who seized power in the wake of 9/11.

If the new, post-9/11, Constitution-free U.S.A. was modeled on Israel, and if this Zionist model was imposed on a shocked nation by the neoconservatives in Dick Cheney's office and the Pentagon during the Bush Administration, then why have so many unconstitutional policies continued so seamlessly under Obama, who criticized them during his campaign? Is there a continuing Zionist influence in and around the White House, beyond the obvious case of the self-proclaimed Zionist Vice President, Joe Biden?[i]

The President's Chief of Staff is the man who controls access to the President. For that reason, the Chief of Staff has been called "the second-most powerful man in Washington next to the president."[ii] Why, then, did President Obama appoint to that position Rahm Emanuel, son of a Zionist terrorist, himself a War on Terror enthusiast who has served with the Israeli Defense Forces and who may be, according to intelligence sources, an agent of the Israeli Mossad?[iii]

In a November 6, 2009 story entitled "Obama faced with security problem at outset of transition process," former National Security Agency official Wayne Madsen reports: "WMR has learned from informed U.S. intelligence sources that prospective Barack Obama White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel has an active FBI counter-intelligence file maintained on him. Emanuel's rise to the Chief of Staff position may pose a significant security problem for President-elect Obama if the FBI insists on conducting the full background security investigation normally required for senior White House officials. Questions about Emanuel's links to the Israeli intelligence service, the Mossad, were allegedly so great that President Bill Clinton was forced to dismiss Emanuel from the White House staff in 1998..."[iv] According to Madsen's sources, "FBI surveillance teams have seen Emanuel enter Washington, DC and Chicago synagogues at the same time known Mossad agents assigned to the Israeli embassy in Washington and the Israeli Consulate General in Chicago entered the facilities."[v] Madsen describes how Emanuel, while in the Clinton Adminstration, sabotaged Clinton initiatives on behalf of Mossad. "It was the FBI that revealed Emanuel's intelligence work on behalf of the Mossad to President Clinton. Clinton then ordered Emanuel dismissed from the White House staff."[vi]

Emanuel may be sabotaging Obama's agenda even more thoroughly than he sabotaged Clinton's. In November 2009, Greg Craig, architect of Obama's plans to close Guantanamo, resigned—and the knife in his back reportedly had Emanuel's fingerprints all over it. An expert source close to the scene "confirmed that Emmanuel was angry at Craig, both over the Guantanamo issue, but also because the decision to release memos related to interrogation practices led to a media firestorm that became a problem for the White House."[vii] In short, Israel-firster and suspected Mossad agent Rahm Emanuel opposes closing Guantanamo and wants to cover up (Israeli-inspired) Bush Administration torture practices. This is the man, remember, who controls access to Obama. If we had to choose just one person to blame for Obama's continuation of Bush's War on Terror, an obvious choice would be Obama's Mossadnik Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel.

[i] Yitzhak Benhorin, "Biden in 2007 interview: I am a Zionist," YNet News, August 23, 2008 (http://www.ynet.co.il/english/articles/0,7340,L-3586542,00.html).

[ii] Lawrence Spivak, interviewed on MSNBC, Meet the Press, transcript of July 23, 2006 broadcast (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13904922/ns/meet_the_press//).

[iii] Paul Joseph Watson, "Obama’s First Appointment Is Son Of Zionist Terrorist: Rahm Emanuel’s father was member of militant terror group that bombed hotels, massacred villagers – Obama pick is keen supporter of lobbying group aimed at creating militarized youth brigades," Prison Planet, November 6, 2008 (http://www.prisonplanet.com/obamas-first-appointment-is-son-of-zionist-terrorist.html).

[iv] Wayne Madsen Report, November 6, 2008 (http://www.waynemadsenreport.com/), cited at LiveLeak (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b4b_1226229939).

[v] Wayne Madsen Report, November 10, 2008.

[vi] Ibid.

[vii] Josh Rogin, "What's behind Greg Craig's resignation?" The Cable, November 13 2009 (http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/11/13/whats_behind_greg_craigs_resignation).

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March 8-9, 2010 -- SPECIAL REPORT -- FIRST IN A SERIES -- Rahm: "Flaking away in 'Fucknutsville'"


President Obama's chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, as previously reported by WMR, has been engaged in a virtual "pogrom" against progressive Democrats in the White House, as well as in Congress. However, WMR has learned from multiple Capitol Hill sources that Emanuel's vendetta has taken on vicious racial overtones with the African-American leadership of House of Representatives committees being his top targets.

On March 7, The Guardian of the UK reported that the foul-mouthed Emanuel referred to Washington, DC as "fucknutsville." The latest epithet followed Emanuel's description of progressive Democrats upset over Obama's pro-business slant as "fucking retarded."

Although the long knives are out on Emanuel among many Democrats in Congress, Obama's chief of staff has been gaining the upper hand with pro-Obama "puff pieces" recently appearing in The Washington Post  praising Emanuel as the top White House pragmatist at the expense of Obama's chief political strategist David Axelrod, adviser Valerie Jarrett, and even Obama himself.

Informed Democratic and Republican congressional sources report to WMR that Emanuel's latest gambit is to wrest control of key House committee chairmanships from African-Americans and have the gavels handed over to Jewish members, all of whom are close political allies of Emanuel. The ethics probe of House Ways and Means Committee chairman Charlie Rangel (D-NY) has forced him to "temporarily" hand over the chairmanship of the powerful committee to Sander Levin (D-MI) after ranking Democratic Representative Pete Stark of California, a critic of American wars in the Middle East and Israeli policies, was passed over in favor of Levin after the intervention of Emanuel with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Congressional sources do not believe that Rangel will see his chairmanship restored.

WMR has now learned that the next target for Emanuel is House Judiciary Committee chairman John Conyers, Jr., the long-serving Michigan Democrat who has been outspokenly critical of Obama's policies on health care and other key issues.

Last year, Conyers's wife Monica Conyers, the former President of the Detroit City Council, was indicted last year for accepting a $5000 bribe from Carlyle-Synagro Technologies of Texas and then reversed her vote on approving a $1.2 billion sludge disposal contract with the city of Detroit. Carlyle-Synagro is owned by the Carlyle Group, the firm that has close ties to the Bush family.

Mrs. Conyers is due to be sentenced on March 10 by US Judge Avern Cohn, who, as WMR previously reported, has been conspiring with Emanuel to delay sentencing Mrs. Conyers as a way to pressure House Judiciary Chairman Conyers to temper his criticisms of Obama. Federal prosecutors studiously avoided bringing charges against Carlyle-Synagro because of the firm's "cooperation" in the federal investigation of Monica Conyers and her former aide Sam Riddle. WMR has learned that the bribe of Mrs. Conyers was part of a conspiracy by Emanuel, US Attorney for Eastern Michigan Terrence Berg, and FBI agent in Detroit Andrew Arena to bring down Conyers as House Judiciary Chairman by going after his wife.

After Mrs. Conyers's sentencing on March 10, Emanuel, WMR is told, will arrange for a letter signed by Chairman Conyers and sent to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which advocated for the Romulus hazardous waste injection well contract for Environmental Geo-Technologies, Inc., a company owned by Dimitrios "Jim" Papas, to be awarded to the firm, to be released to the media. Papas reportedly offered Riddle to receive a $20,000 sub-contract while Mrs. Conyers, according to Riddle, would receive $10,000 of that money as a finder's fee.

After the letter is released after Mrs. Conyers's sentencing by Cohn, Emanuel's media friends will call for John Conyers, the second longest serving House member after John Dingell (D-MI), to repeat the actions of Rangel and "temporarily" hand over his gavel with concurrent calls for a House Ethics probe.

However, WMR has learned from House sources that John Conyers never signed the letter to the EPA, which was drafted by an EPA fellow working on Conyers's staff. Mustafa Santiago Ali. Ali, WMR has learned, did not want to write the letter but was forced into it by Conyers's chief of staff Cynthia Martin, who, WMR is told, is part of Emanuel's conspiracy against the Judiciary chairman. After Ali wrote the letter, his fellowship on Conyers's staff was terminated by Martin.

WMR, which hopes to obtain the letter, has learned that Conyers's signature was affixed by a staffer, that it has no salutation, and is undated. However, there is a possibility that what is arranged for release by Emanuel may include a date and a salutation and thus, falsely implicate Chairman Conyers in the Detroit bribery politics that sank his wife's political career.

WMR has also learned that Emanuel is pumping campaign cash into the coffers of potential primary opponents prior to the May 11 candidate filing deadline in Michigan. Conyers's congressional colleague from Detroit, Representative Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, whose son, former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was convicted of corruption, and Conyers, are being targeted for primary defeat by potential candidates hand-picked by Emanuel. The potential opponents, which include three identified as challengers to Conyers, are receiving money from the same Israel Lobby sources who helped defeat Representatives Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) and Earl Hilliard (D-AL) over their lack of support for pro-Israel resolutions.

WMR has learned from an African-American congressional source that Emanuel has made no secret of his dislike of African-Americans in Congress, particularly the chairmen of committees, including Conyers, Rangel, and Homeland Security committee chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS). Ironically, Emanuel, who is the chief of staff for the first African-American president of the United States, is known to use the term "shvartz" in describing the senior African-American congressmen. Shvartz is the Yiddish word that means the same thing as "nigger."

We have also learned from a former Democratic member of the House that Emanuel's job with the investment firm Wasserstein-Perella, where he earned $16.2 million for his prospective congressional race to succeed Rod Blagojevich as congressman from Illinois's 5th congressional district, was partly arranged by the media-shy rabid pro-Israeli owner of Slim Fast Foods, S. Daniel Abraham. It is the type of political quid pro quo that Emanuel is now using to hammer Rangel, Conyers, and the ousted chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee John Dingell, who was replaced by Emanuel ally Henry Waxman (D-CA).

Blagojevich has argued that transcripts of his wiretapped phone calls were only selectively released to the media. WMR has learned from a top GOP lobbyist that Blagojevich can be expected to beat the criminal charges against him when it is revealed in trial that Emanuel conspired with U.S. Attorney for northern Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald to indict the former Illinois governor by focusing on his attempt to "sell" Obama's vacant US Senate seat. In fact, Emanuel was adamantly opposed to Blagojevich naming any African-American, Representative Jesse Jackson III or Roland Burris to the seat. Although it has been reported that Emanuel favored Valerie Jarrett for the seat, WMR has learned that Emanuel actually was pushing for Representative Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), an Emanuel ally, for the seat.
Knowing of Emanuel's personal dislike for African-Americans, Blagojevich responded to Emnanuel's pressure by naming Burris to the seat. Emanuel's allies in the Senate responded by greeting the junior Illinois senator with an ethics investigation. The Senate dropped its ethics investigation of Burris due to lack of evidence and merely issued a letter of admonishment on November 20, 2009. However, Burris's career was finished and he announced he would not seek re-election.
If Conyers is forced to step down or "temporarily" step aside as chairman, ranking Democrat Howard Berman (D-CA), another Emanuel ally, would step up as chairman. Such a move would see Representative Gary Ackerman, another Emanuel friend, step up to take Berman's place as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

Emanuel also has Thompson, chairman of Homeland Security, as a target. Thompson has been under an ethics cloud for taking lobbyist-funded trips to Saipan, courtesy of jailed GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff, and to Saint Martin, courtesy of Citigroup lobbyists. Although Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) is the ranking Democrat on the committee, Emanuel can be expected to pressure Pelosi to find another assignment for her so that the third-ranking Democrat, Representative Jane Harman (D-CA), another Emanuel ally, can step up to chair the committee. Harman has been under a cloud resulting from her close association with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) and Mossad agents in Washington, DC.

WMR was told by a top GOP lobbyist who is on good terms with Representative Conyers that number of House and Senate members and staffers view Emanuel as a "dangerous psychopath" capable of doing almost anything to advance his agenda. A former African-American member of the House told WMR that Emanuel's goal is to eliminate every African-American chairman from their leadership roles and pave the way for Emanuel's Jewish colleagues to take their chairmanships from them. The strategy has already been carried out with respect to Rangel, as well as with pro-union Dingell, who is white. The strategy is about to be played out against Conyers and, eventually, Thompson.
As this story was being prepared, freshman Representative Eric Massa (D-NY), who announced his resignation after being embroiled in a homosexual sexual harassment scandal involving a staffer, announced on a WKPQ-FM Saturday radio show that he was the victim of a conspiracy carried out by Emanuel and his House allies. Massa said he had a "profanity-filled conversation" conversation with Emanuel last year after voting against Obama's health care bill. Massa said he told Emanuel to resign for his use of profanity. Massa added, "Rahm Emanuel is son of the devil’s spawn . . . He is an individual who would sell his mother to get a vote. He would strap his children to the front end of a steam locomotive.”


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Who’s to blame for the Iraq war?  A not-so-trivial quiz   

by Maidhc Ó Cathail 

This month marks the seventh anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. Despite the passage of time, there is still much confusion, some of it deliberate, about why America made that fateful decision. The following questions are intended to clarify who’s to blame for the Iraq war. 
1. Ahmed Chalabi, the source of much of the false “intelligence” about Iraqi WMD, was introduced to his biggest boosters Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz by their mentor, a University of Chicago professor who had known the Iraqi con man since the 1960s. Who was this influential Cold War hawk who has an American Enterprise Institute (AEI) conference centre named in his honour?   
2. In 1982, “A Strategy for Israel in the 1980s” appeared in Kivunim, a journal published by the World Zionist Organization, which stated: “Iraq, rich in oil on the one hand and internally torn on the other, is guaranteed as a candidate for Israel’s targets. Its dissolution is even more important for us than that of Syria. Iraq is stronger than Syria. In the short run it is Iraqi power which constitutes the greatest threat to Israel.” Who wrote this seminal article?   
3. “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm,” a report prepared for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 1996, recommended “removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq—an important Israeli strategic objective in its own right.” Which then member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board was the study group leader?   
4. A November 1997 Weekly Standard editorial entitled “Saddam Must Go” stated: “We know it seems unthinkable to propose another ground attack to take Baghdad. But it’s time to start thinking the unthinkable.” The following year, the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), an influential neoconservative think tank, published a letter to President Clinton urging war against Iraq and the removal of Saddam Hussein because he is a “hazard” to “a significant portion of the world’s supply of oil.” The co-founders of PNAC were also the authors of the “Saddam Must Go” editorial. Who are they?   
5. In Tyranny’s Ally: America’s Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein, published by AEI Press in 1999, he argued that Clinton policies in Iraq were failing to contain the country and proposed that the US use its military to redraw the map of the Middle East. Who was this Mideast adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney from 2003 to mid-2007?   
6. On September 15, 2001 at Camp David, the Deputy Defense Secretary attempted to justify a US attack on Iraq rather than Afghanistan because it was “doable.” In the lead-up to the war, he said that it was “wildly off the mark” to think hundreds of thousands of troops would be needed to pacify a postwar Iraq; that the Iraqis “are going to welcome us as liberators”; and that “it is just wrong” to assume that the United States would have to fund the Iraq war. Who is this chief architect of the Iraq war?   7. On September 23, 2001, which US senator, who had pushed for the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998, told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that there was evidence that “suggests Saddam Hussein may have had contact with bin Laden and the al-Qaeda network, perhaps [was] even involved in the September 11 attack”?     
8. A November 12, 2001 New York Times editorial called an alleged meeting between Mohammed Atta and an Iraqi agent in Prague an “undisputed fact”? Who was the columnist, celebrated for his linguistic prowess, who was sloppy in his use of language here?   
9. A November 20, 2001 Wall Street Journal op-ed argued that the US should continue to target regimes that sponsor terrorism, claiming, “Iraq is the obvious candidate, having not only helped al Qaeda, but attacked Americans directly (including an assassination attempt against the first President Bush) and developed weapons of mass destruction.” Who is the professor of strategic studies at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University who made these spurious claims?   
10. George W. Bush’s January 2002 State of the Union address described Iraq as part of an “axis of evil.” Who was Bush’s Canadian-born speechwriter who coined the provocative phrase?   
11. “Yet whether or not Iraq becomes the second front in the war against terrorism, one thing is certain: there can be no victory in this war if it ends with Saddam Hussein still in power”? Who is the longtime editor of Commentary magazine who made this assertion in a February 2002 article entitled “How to win World War IV”?    
12. Which Pentagon Defense Policy Board member and PNAC signatory wrote in the Washington Post on February 13, 2002, “I believe that demolishing Hussein’s military power and liberating Iraq would be a cakewalk”?   
13. “If we win the war, we are in control of Iraq, it is the single largest source of oil in the world…. We will have a bonanza, a financial one, at the other end, if the war is successful.” Who is the psychiatrist-turned- Washington Post columnist who tempted Americans with this illusory carrot on August 3, 2002?   
14. In a September 20, 2002 Wall Street Journal op-ed entitled “The Case of Toppling Saddam,” which current national leader claimed that Saddam Hussein could be hiding nuclear material “in centrifuges the size of washing machines” throughout the country?   
15. “Why would Iraq attack America or use nuclear weapons against us? I’ll tell you what I think the real threat (is) and actually has been since 1990—it’s the threat against Israel.” Despite this candid admission to a foreign policy conference at the University of Virginia on September 10, 2002, he authored the National Security Strategy of September 2002, which provided the justification for a preemptive war against Iraq. Who was this member of President Bush’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board?   
16. According to a December 7, 2002 New York Times article, during Secretary of State Powell’s efforts to negotiate a resolution on Iraq at the United Nations, this Iran-Contra conspirator’s role was “to make sure that Secretary Powell did not make too many concessions to the Europeans on the resolution’s wording, pressing a hard-line view.” Who was this senior director of Near East and North African affairs at the National Security Council during the George W. Bush administration?   
17. Who was Vice President Cheney’s chief of staff, until he was indicted for lying to federal investigators in the Valerie Plame case, who drafted Colin Powell’s fraudulent February 5, 2003 UN speech?    
18. According to Julian Borger’s July 17, 2003 Guardian article entitled “The spies who pushed for war,” the Pentagon’s Office of Special Plans (OSP) “forged close ties to a parallel, ad hoc intelligence operation inside Ariel Sharon’s office in Israel” to provide the Bush administration with alarmist reports on Saddam’s Iraq. Who was the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy who headed the OSP?   
19. Which British-born professor emeritus of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University, whose 1990 essay “The Roots of Muslim Rage” introduced the dubious concept of a “Clash of Civilizations,” has been called “perhaps the most significant intellectual influence behind the invasion of Iraq”?   
20. Apart from their key role in taking America to war against Iraq, what do the answers to questions 1 to 19 all have in common?   
Answers: 1. Albert Wohlstetter 2. Oded Yinon 3. Richard Perle 4. William Kristol and Robert Kagan 5. David Wurmser 6. Paul Wolfowitz 7. Joseph Lieberman 8. William Safire 9. Eliot Cohen 10. David Frum 11. Norman Podhoretz 12. Kenneth Adelman 13. Charles Krauthammer 14. Benjamin Netanyahu 15. Philip Zelikow 16. Elliott Abrams 17. Lewis “Scooter” Libby 18. Douglas Feith 19. Bernard Lewis 20. They are all Jewish Zionists.   
Maidhc Ó Cathail is a widely published writer based in Japan.     

Friday, March 12, 2010

Read My LYPS: LYing Publicity Stunts, SCADs' kissing cousins

Slowly but surely, the 9/11 truth movement is changing academia's worldview. The efforts of the movement's flagship academic journal, the Journal of 9/11 Studies, have led to the publication of several pro-9/11-truth scientific papers in mainstream journals, including Neils Harrit and coauthors' paradigm-shifting Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe.

Now social science is catching up with physical science. The latest issue of American Behavioral Scientist, reviewed by Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff, examines the concept of SCADs: State Crimes Against Democracy. Phillips and Huff explain: "Professor Lance deHaven-Smith from Florida State University writes that SCADs involve highlevel government officials, often in combination with private interests, that engage in covert activities for political advantages and power." 

Some SCADS, such as the CIA-orchestrated assassinations of dozens of heads of state including JFK, and the election fraud that twice put Bush in office, are designed to change policy, often in a more warlike or pro-imperial direction, by replacing one leader or group of leaders with another. Others, like 9/11, change policy mainly by impacting public opinion. This latter category is related to other deceptive publicity stunts which abuse democracy by foisting lies, often spectacular ones, on the general public. Lets call all of them, whether crimes or just hoaxes, LYPS: LYing Publicity Stunts.

One recent example: Republican operatives James O'Keefe and Hannah Giles hoaxed the media by claiming the community group ACORN dispensed advice to them when they were dressed up as pimp-and-prostitute. The pictures of their get-up had a powerful impact on public opinion. Yet it turned out that they had been dressed normally when they dealt with ACORN.  Their dress-up act had nothing to do with ACORN. But thanks to the media's lack of due diligence--the NY Times has gone so far as to refuse to correct its false stories--the impression that ACORN helped O'Keefe and Giles when they were dressed in pimp n' ho costume will remain forever indelibly imprinted on public consciousness.

Young rank amateurs, O'Keefe and Giles got caught; most purveyors of LYPS, especially the old pros, presumably do not, even when pulling off scams on the scale of 9/11, "the most successful and most perverse publicity stunt in the history of public relations" according to Medal of Science winner Lynn Margulis. But then, what does "getting caught" mean? Prosecution? These acts are almost never prosecuted. Exposure in the mainstream media? The corporate monopoly media is very reluctant to expose such scams, perhaps because it is complicit in so many of them. Exposure in the alternative media? But which alternative media? Ultimately we are thrown back on our own resources, including our capacity for rational-empirical thinking and our built-in BS detectors, in figuring out when we have been lied to.

Readers of this blog already know that the Fort Hood shooting, the underwear bombing farce, the suicide plane-bombing of the IRS office in Austin, and the "truther shooting" at the Pentagon are all under greater or lesser degrees of suspicion. 

But not all LYPS incidents are violent, "terrorist" events designed to make us turn to the government for protection. Here is a trade-wars LYPS candidate: the anti-Toyota scare stories currently saturating the corporate media, especially the runaway Toyota Prius of San Diego.

Why the anti-Toyota media terror campaign? Former National Security Agency officer Wayne Madsen reports in the Rock Creek Free Press (March 2010):

The Obama  administration, according to WMR’s Asian  sources, is waging an economic warfare  campaign, coupled with industrial sabotage,  against Japan through a pre-planned  operation directed against the Japanese  automobile manufacturer Toyota.  WMR has learned that the Obama  administration authorized the anti-Toyota  campaign as a warning shot to Japan over its  reformist government’s insistence that the  US pull its military troops out of Okinawa.

More evidence that the U.S. oligarchy has declared economic war on Japan: One of the Japanese reformist government's top leaders, 9/11 truth seeker Yukihisa Fujita, was savaged last week in an absurdly deceptive Washington Post editorial. The Post, a reputed CIA mouthpiece, may be echoing the anglo oligarchy's fears that a newly independent reformist-led Japan may finally end the 65-year-old U.S. occupation, and perhaps even bring down the whole U.S. empire by exposing the truth about 9/11.

Given this background, consider the multiple implausibilities in the tale of the runaway Prius. According to the AP story, driver James Sikes spent more than 20 minutes panicking on the freeway with his Prius's accelerator stuck to the floor and the car racing along at over 90 miles per hour. During the twenty minutes of freeway terror, Sikes allegedly made two calls to 911. The joyride supposedly ended when "a California Highway Patrol officer eventually pulled alongside the car and told Sikes over a loudspeaker to push the brake pedal to the floor and apply the emergency brake" according to the AP.
The evil, criminal Toyota placed under arrest, surrounded by crime scene tape. This photo psy-op was reproduced nationwide in print newspaper stories about the alleged runaway Prius.

The AP story tells us: He called 911 and reported that his gas pedal had become stuck, and spoke to dispatchers in two calls that spanned 23 minutes. The 911 dispatcher repeatedly told Sikes to throw the car into neutral and turn off the ignition. Sikes often didn't respond to her instructions, but he later said he had put down the phone to keep both hands on the wheel.

Twenty-three minutes at 90 m.p.h. before a speeding cop uses a bullhorn to tell him to apply the brakes?! I guess you had to be there.

The A.P. story continues: When asked why he didn't simply put the car in neutral, Sikes responded: "You had to be there. I might go into reverse. I didn't know if the car would flip. I had no idea how it would react."

If Sikes was panicked during the 20-minute joyride, he didn't sound like it when he was talking to 911:
Sikes spoke in calm, measured tones on the emergency call, and later said he was "embarrassed" by the incident. "I'm just embarrassed about that," he said. "You have to be there. That's all I can say."

If you're skeptical...well, so are the folks at Toyota, though it's tough for them to say so:

Don Esmond, senior vice president of automotive operations for Toyota Motor Sales, said all Priuses are equipped with a computer system that cuts power to the wheels if the brake and gas pedals are depressed at the same time - something Sikes was doing. "It's tough for us to say if we're skeptical. I'm mystified in how it could happen with the brake override system," he said.

Read their LYPS, Don. Then help us spread the word, so that someday, when people read trivial "news" stories like this--or momentously important ones telling preposterous lies about events like 9/11-- showing skepticism won't be so tough.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Splitting-the-Sky case shut down; interview with STS, Cynthia McKinney, and Anthony Hall

Catch my live interview with Splitting-the-Sky, Cynthia McKinney, and Anthony Hall coming up at 2 pm Central!  http://www.noliesradio.org (It should be archived there shortly after.)

Bush League Justice in Judge Manfred Delong's Calgary Court

Anthony J. Hall
Professor of GlobalizationStudies
University of Lethbridge
10 Marc, 2010

Judge Manfred Delong shut down the trial of Splitting The Sky versus George W. Bush on the second day of proceedings. The court denied STS his frequently emphasized request to have two witnesses give evidence in his defense. Those witnesses were myself and Cynthia McKinney.  The trial came to an end just as Ms. McKinney arrived in Calgary from London. The US-based oil conglomerates active throughout Alberta form the core business constituency of the Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who represents a Calgary riding in Parliament.

The court accepted two documents as evidence for the defense. On is Gail Davidson's widely disseminated legal opinion for Lawyer's Against the War. STS and I studied this document closely in the days leading up to my friend being arrested for his arrest attempt. LAW's legal opinion highlighted some of the evidence, statutes and treaties to brand Bush as a "credibly  accused war criminal" that should not be allowed  into Canada. Prior to Bush's touching down in Calgary to address an audience of oil executives, Davidson's documemtation was distributed widely to officials of the Harper government and Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 

The other exhibit for the defense was my own paper that I originally presented at an invited academic venue at the University of Winnipeg. It has been published under a variety of titles on the Internet, including at Global  Research.ca, 911 Blogger.com, 9/11 Truth.org and Voltairenet in both French and English. My initial  title for it is "Bush League Justice: Should George W. Bush Be Arrested in  Calgary Alberta and Tried for International Crimes."

Delong will deliver his ruling on June 7. The case for the prosecution both revealed and obscured much about the new police strategies being employed throughout North America to monitor, manage, divide and spin doctor demonstrators seeking to call attention to their political dissent. In my opinion the Crown's chief agent of prosecution, Tracy Davis, acted more as an  advocate and defender of the police rather than as a representative of the Canadian people through Her Majesty as she is required to do according the constitutional tradition of the British Commonwealth. 

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

George W. Bush gets his day in court! STS vs. Bush trial goes forward

(We are hoping for a call-in update on the trial during my radio show today. And you can listen to Saturday's interview with Splitting-the-Sky, Anthony Hall, and Joshua Blakeney here.)

Judge Manfred Delong Meets Splitting the Sky
Joshua Blakeney
Media Coordinator of Globalization Studies
University of Lethbridge

Today the trial of Splitting the Sky commenced. Splitting the Sky attempted a citizens' arrest on credibly accused war criminal George W. Bush on March 17, 2009, and was arrested and jailed for doing so by police. Try as its representatives might to disguise their motivations with the kind PR spin doctoring we witnessed in the court today, the Calgary Police, the RCMP and its contractors were under the Harper government's strict political orders to protect the Alberta home turf of the current minority government that came to power as the holder of the Bushite franchise in Canada. Some have termed this historic proceeding as "The Trial of Splitting the Sky versus George W. Bush." From what I witnessed firsthand on day one, the government attempt to manage this highly volatile convergence of law and politics was an exciting affair.

The morning's proceedings were mostly filled with the testaments of the policemen involved in protecting Bush and arresting STS. Amazingly, when one of the policeman was asked why he had arrested the Mohawk activist, the official contended that he “was protecting STS” from Bush's henchmen. He went on to say that Bush's protectors carry “lethal weapons” and that they would in all have used them to kill the accused man. Rather than seek further information on Bush's private-Blackwater-style militia, the lawyers on both sides of the case passed over this startling revelation.

The presiding magistrate, Judge Manfred Delong, initially appeared, in my view, to be siding with the Crown prosecutor against STS's lawyer, Charles Davison. Davison's initial submission asked the court to allow for a distinction between “Obstructing a Police Officer” and “Preventing a Police Officer from Performing his Duty.” Davison's argument was disallowed by Judge Delong. From that point on, Mr. Davison appeared to be improvising in a defence on which the hopes of many in the anti-war activists are riding.

Certainly the turning point of the day came when STS took the stand to testify in his usual flamboyant, surprising and erudite manner. STS reminded the court that it was the same laws which the minority government eschewed vis-a-vis Bush which were invoked to keep British peace activist George Galloway MP out of Canada last March. STS opined: “All Galloway had been doing was bringing medical aide to Palestinians in Gaza, 2000 of whom Israel had massacred, but they barred Galloway from Canada using the same laws which they should have used to ban George W. Bush.”

My perception was that until STS testified, Judge Delong was more inclined to the Crown's side of the argument, namely that the police were “keeping the peace” in a law-abiding manner by arresting STS. Once STS had outlined his justifications for seeking the arrest of Bush, the judge perked up markedly. Charles Davison's main contentions revolved around the characterization of STS's understanding at the moment he attempted the citizen's arrest. STS informed the court that three documents most influenced his decision to arrest Bush. The first was a statement disseminated prior to Bush's lecture date by Lawyers Against the War. It was directed to a number of law enforcement officials right up to Prime Minister Stephen Harper. In a concise yet rich and detailed intervention, LAW detailed why George W. Bush was inadmissible to Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act and Canada's Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Act (see: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=12668).

The second document submitted to the court was a letter of solidarity written by former US Attorney-General Ramsay Clark. Over three decades Clark and STS have developed a deep and fruitful collaboration going back to the days when the latter was charged with killing a jail guard in the Attica prison debacle of 1971. The third document to be placed before the Court is entitled “Bush League Justice: Should George W. Bush be Arrested in Calgary, AB, and Tried for International Crimes.” It was authored by STS's friend and colleague, Anthony J. Hall. I noticed that Judge DeLong, who had been particularly statue-like and expressionless prior to reading Hall's essay, suddenly metamorphosed into an engaged human being apparently interested in this highly significant case in Canada's history.

Not long after the period when Judge Delong had listened to STS's impassioned oratory and viewed Professor Hall's essay, the court was adjourned. The judge concluded by stating he was willing to stay until Thursday (i.e. for the full four days allotted for the trial) plus an extra day if necessary. The Judge's looking ahead to a week-long trial can be deemed a victory for STS and his supporters as a five day event should allow for more evidence to be brought to light in a legal proceeding which is certainly one of the most significant trials ever to take place in Calgary. Judge Delong has been presented with a chance to create a beacon of a hope in a world afflicted with the prospect of never ending military strife as set in motion by the Cheney-Bush regime's fraudulent Global War on Terror.
Tomorrow is the second day of the trial and STS's lawyer may be calling Professor Anthony J. Hall to the stand to testify. Cynthia McKinney will arrive in Calgary on Tuesday evening. It is hoped the the court will give this indefatigable freedom fighter the green light to testify on Wednesday.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dear Yukihisa Fujita, please insist on your right to respond!

My open email to Yukihisa Fujita

Dear Yukihisa Fujita,

I appreciate your brave work on behalf of 9/11 truth.

According to the rules of American journalism, you have the right to publish a response to the Washington Post editorial that attacked you. Please insist on doing so. If the Post refuses, members of the 9/11 truth movement will inundate them with phone calls and emails until they change their minds.

You may wish to consult with David Ray Griffin in crafting a response. (Email copied to DRG).

The Washington Post Ombudsman is Andy Alexander. You can reach him by e-mail at ombudsman@washpost.com or by phone at 202-334-7582. See http://projects.washingtonpost.com/staff/email/.

Thank you for your excellent work, and please let me know if you ever wish to appear on one of my radio shows.


Kevin Barrett

Author, Questioning the War on Terror: A Primer for Obama Voters: http://www.questioningthewaronterror.com

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Note: I have been informed that David Ray Griffin is already in contact with Mr. Fujita concerning a possible response to the Post.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Ahmadinejad plugs Truth Jihad

The lackeys of Zio-American imperialism may be reading Lolita in Tehran...but President Ahmadinejad has better taste. He's engrossed in Truth Jihad: My Epic Struggle Against the 9/11 Big Lie by Kevin Barrett, the world's most notorious Muslim 9/11 truth author and radio host.

"When I called 9/11 a big lie, I got the idea from Dr. Barrett," the Iranian president explained. "This hilarious book rips the pants off the 9/11 conspiracy and exposes its private parts to the whole world. And besides, it is good practicing for my English."

A spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Culture quickly interrupted and pointed out that Truth Jihad's cover art uses a tile pattern from the Jameh mosque in Yazd, Iran, retouched and translated thanks to Professor Hussein Mollanazar of Tehran--just one of the reasons why this book is a priceless investment whose value will only increase as the official 9/11 big lie and the Zionist regime behind it are gradually wiped off the map effaced from the pages of time.

For a personally autographed copy (while supplies last) send $10 to Khadir Press, 2617 East Washington Ave. , Madison, WI 53704...or paypal $10 to khidria@merr.com

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

James Petras: Mossad Comes to America: Death Squads by Invitation

James Petras will join me on Truth Jihad Radio this Saturday, March 6th, 6-7 pm Central (after first-hour guest Splitting-the-Sky) on www.AmericanFreedomRadio.com.  Below is his brand-new article on Israeli death squads. -KB

Mossad Comes to America:  Death Squads by Invitation
James Petras
March 2010
The principle propaganda mouthpiece of the Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations (PMAJO), the Daily Alert (DA), has come out in full support for Israel’s practice of extra-judicial, extra-territorial assassination.
            In the face of world-wide governmental condemnation (except from the Zionist-occupied White House and US Congress), the PMAJO slavishly backs any brutal murder committed by the Israeli secret police anywhere in the world and at anytime.  The recent assassination of Hamas leader, Mahmoud Mabhouh, in Dubai is a case in point.   The PMAJO has defended all of Mossad’s criminal actions leading up to the murder, including extensive identity theft and the stealing or falsification of passports and official documents from several European countries, presumably allied to the Zionist state.  Among the Mossad agents who entered Dubai to kill Mabhouh, twelve agents used stolen or forged British passports, three Australian, three French, one German and six Irish.  These agents assumed the identity of European citizens in order to commit murder in a sovereign nation.
            Once again the PMAJO demonstrate that its first loyalty is to the Israeli secret police, even when they violate the sovereignty of major US allies.  No doubt the PMAJO would readily support the Israeli Mossad, even if it were shown to have used U.S. documents to assassinate Mabhouh.  In fact, two of the 26 Israeli assassins, carrying fake Irish and fake British passports, are known to have entered the United States after the killing and may still be here.
            The position adopted by the Daily Alert and the PMAJO in defense of Israel’s international terrorist act followed several lines of attack, which will be discussed below. These include: (1) blaming the victim, (2) claiming that extra-judicial, extra territorial murders are legal, (3) minimizing the murder of ‘one’ individual, (4) deflecting attention from the Zionists by blaming ‘other Arabs,  (5) favorably comparing Mossad assassinations to US killings in Afghanistan, (6) trivializing and relativizing world  condemnation, (7) citing “self-defense”, (8) praising the high tech ‘operational details’ of the assassination and (9) discrediting the Dubai police investigators rather than the Israeli perpetrators.
            Abridged articles, cited in the Daily Alert, have appeared in the op-ed pages of several US, UK, Canadian and Israeli newspapers, as well as in rightwing magazines like Forbes and Commentary.  The mainline Zionist propaganda technique is to avoid any discussion of Israel’s egregious crimes against sovereignty, due process, international law and the personal security of individuals.  In doing so, the Daily Alert adopts the propaganda techniques common to all totalitarian regimes practicing state terrorism.
(1) Blaming the Victim
            On February 22, the Daily Alert (DA) headlined two articles, which were entitled: “Killed Hamas Official betrayed by Associates says Dubai Police Chief” and “Hamas:  Assassinated Operative put Himself at Risk”.  The DA forgot to mention that Israeli secret police had been tracking their prey for over a month (having failed to assassinate him on six previous attempts) and that the Dubai Police Chief was not blaming Hamas officials but was in the process of accumulating evidence, witness statements, videos and documents proving the Israeli identities of the assassins.  Needless to say, if we were to accept the American Zionists’ argument that any leading opponent of Israel, who travels without an army of bodyguards, is “putting himself at risk”, then we must acknowledge that ours is a lawless world where Israeli hit squads are free to commit murder anywhere, any time.
(2)  Extra-Judicial, Extra territorial Murder is “Legal” (At least if the killers are Mossad)
            The February 22 and February 24 issues of the DA include two articles arguing that Israel’s practice of extra-judicial, extra-territorial murder is legal.  One article is entitled, “The Legality of Killing of Hamas Mahmoud al Mabhoud” and the other, “The Proportionate Killing of Mahmoud al Mabhoud”.  These avoid any reference to international law, which emphatically rejects cross-border, state-sponsored murders.  Legality, for the PMAJO, is whatever the Israel’s secret police apparatus deems expedient in pursuit of its goal of eliminating leaders who oppose its colonial occupation and expropriation of Palestinian lands.  If Israel’s extra-judicial, extra-territorial murder of an adversary in Dubai is legal, why not assassinate opponents in the US, Canada, England or any other country where they might travel, live, work or write?  What if the critics and opponents of Israel decided that it was now “legal” to murder Israel’s supporters wherever they lived citing the Daily Alert’s definition of legality?  We would then find ourselves in a lawless world of “legal” murder and totalitarian cross-border surveillance.
(3)  Minimizing the Murder
            The Feb 22, 24, and 25 issues of the Daily Alert deflect attention from the Mossad murder by making comparison to the hundreds of Afghan civilians killed by US drone attacks.  The claim is that “targeting individuals” is less a crime than mass killings.  The problem with this argument is that for decades Mossad has “targeted” scores of opponents overseas and killed thousands of Palestinians in the occupied territories (where they work with the domestic secret police, Shin Bet, and the military, IDF).  Moreover, this argument linking Israel’s extra judicial assassinations with US colonial killing of Afghans is hardly a defense of either.  By implicating the US in its defense of state terror, Israel is holding up the worst aspects of American imperialism as a standard for its own political behavior.  One state’s crimes are no justification for another’s.
(4)  Blaming the Arabs:  Deflecting Attention from Israel
            The DA Feb. 22 article entitled “The Assassination Heard Around the World” insinuates that the murder was a “result of a Hamas power struggle” or by one of “many Arab groups who loathes the Islamist Hamas”.
            In other words, all the forged or stolen European passports of Israeli dual citizens, and the Dubai security videos of Mossad operatives in various costumes, not to mention the jubilant affirmation by top Israeli leaders of the killing, was in reality ‘Arab tricks’.  This crude propaganda ploy by the most prominent Jewish American organization reveals their own descent into a fantasy land of self-delusion, possible only in the closed world of US Zionist politics.
(5)  Technical Proficiency
            The DA published several articles praising the technical details of the Mossad assassination in Dubai, an aspect of the operation, with which few Israel security experts would agree.  The Feb. 24 DA article entitled, “Assassination Shows Skillful Planning” chastises Israel’s critics for not recognizing the high quality of the “operational aspects” of the killings and recommends its “lessons for all intelligence services around the world”.  Like sociopaths and serial killers, US Zionists openly promote Israeli death squad techniques to all fellow state terrorists.  In the DA, professional techniques of assassination are far more important than universal moral repugnance of political murders.
(6)  Discrediting the Investigators While Defending the Perpetrators
The DA on Feb. 25 cited a long and tendentious attack on the Dubai police, published in Forbes Magazine, which ridiculed their meticulous investigations uncovering Mossad’s roles in the murder.  In this article, the Dubai authorities were condemned for uncovering Israeli involvement while not investigating the source of the murder victims’ … Iraqi passport!  Instead of encouraging the Dubai police pursuit of justice, the Daily Alert published a long diatribe implicating Dubai in the attacks of 9/11/2001, its continued trade with Iran, its ‘involvement’ in international terrorism etc.  There was no mention of Dubai’s relatively friendly position to Israel and Israelis prior to Mossad’s blatant violation of its sovereignty.
            The American Zionist propaganda campaign in defense of Israeli state terror and, specifically, Mossad’s murder of a Hamas leader in Dubai, relies on lies, evasions and specious legal arguments.  This “defense” violates all precepts of a civilized society as well as the most recent American federal laws prohibiting all forms of support for international terrorism.  The PMAJO can pursue its defense of Mossad’s acts of international terrorism with impunity in the US because of its power over the US Congress, the Obama White House and the American mass media.  This ensures that only its version of events, its definition of legality and its lies will be heard by legislators, echoed by Zionist activists and embellished by its solemn defenders in academic and journalistic circles.  To counter the American Zionist defense of Israel’s practice of extra-territorial, extra-judicial executions by the Mossad, we need American writers and academics to step forward.  It is time to expose their flimsy arguments, bold-face lies and audacious immorality.  It is time to speak out against their impunity, before another Israeli secret police murder takes place, possibly inside the USA itself and with the shameless complicity of Zionist accomplices.
            The authorities in Dubai have found clear evidence that the Mossad assassination team received support from European Zionists.  The hotels, air tickets and expenses were paid with credit cards issued in the US.  Two of the killers may be in the US now.  Will a time come when American Zionists, who are unconditional public defenders of Mossad killings, cross the line between propaganda for the deed to become accomplices of the deed?  The robust American Zionist defense of Mossad’s overseas assassinations does not augur well for the security of Americans in the face of Israel’s willing U.S. accomplices.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

It's no joke! Israel criminalizes observation of Nakba

Yesterday's satirical post "Hamas rescinds Nakba-denial law" lampooned an outrageous double-standard: Westerners must declare their faith in the received version of the Nazi Jewish holocaust story or they may lose their jobs or reputations or even go to jail; yet they nearly all remain oblivious to the Nakba, the Palestinian holocaust, which continues today with the support of Western taxpayer dollars.

My satire, unfortunately, was not as outrageous as reality. Just a few days ago, the Israeli Knesset passed a law criminalizing observation of the Nakba!  Not only have the Zionists made it illegal for anyone in Europe to doubt their version of their holocaust, they have now made it illegal for anyone in Israel, including the 20% who are Arabs and lost families in the Nakba, to publicly notice the holocaust on which the apartheid Jews-only state was built!

Wow. What if Germany made it illegal to commemorate the Nazi holocaust? Why is this any less outrageous?