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The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited, This Time in Korea

April 6, 2013

     
Apr 5 2013 / 8:21 pm

The harder the US presses N. Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons, the more they feel menaced.
The harder the US presses N. Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons, the more they feel menaced.
 

By George Katsiaficas

The current threat of a major war in Korea is akin to the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when the US and the USSR nearly waged nuclear war. Peaceful coexistence was assured only after an agreement was reached for Russia to withdraw its missiles from Cuba and for the US to pull its own out of Turkey.

In recent weeks, as a similar standoff has escalated in Korea, the US has sent B-2 bombers from Missouri and B-52s from Guam to fly up to the Demilitarized Zone between South and North Korea. These flights are as close to a threat of a first strike—possibly a nuclear one—that the US can make.
President Obama’s recent policy shift to an “Asian pivot” is perceived in North Korea as a direct threat to its existence. Before the Asian pivot, Saddam Hussein agreed to disarm, after which Iraq was invaded and he was killed. Gaddafi faced a similar fate after he destroyed his major weapons systems. North Korea is clearly interpreting these events as reasons NOT to disarm. The harder the US now presses North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons, the more they feel menaced.

In 1993, the US came quite close to bombing North Korea’s Yongbyon nuclear plant. Harvard professor Ashton Carter publicly stated he was telephoned by the Pentagon and asked to assist them in determining bomb targets. Only the personal intervention of former President Jimmy Carter prevented a US first strike. Carter flew to Pyongyang, met Kim Il-sung (Kim Jong Un’s grandfather) and negotiated an “Agreed Framework,” according to which North Korea shut down Yongbyon and the US and its allies were supposed to supply fuel oil to the North.

For decades now, North Korea has stated that it will forsake its nuclear weapons and rocket program if the US Senate signs a peace treaty to end the state of war. (The armistice of 1953 was only a cease fire.) Whether one believes them or not, isn’t diplomacy worth another attempt to diminish the threat of war?

As the world’s preeminent military power, the US has a responsibility to prevent wars. One such means to do so in Korea would be for President Obama publicly to state that the US will not make a first strike against North Korea. Rather than seeking to reduce tensions, however, the US has ratcheted them up, and as a result, US companies will sell billions of dollars of missile systems to South Korea, Japan, and Taiwan.

President Obama has repeated stated that our main strategic partner in Asia is Japan, even as Japan presses territorial claims against China, both Koreas, Vietnam, and the Philippines concerning islands it took when the Japanese Empire expanded before the end of the second world war. Unlike Germany, which has apologized for Nazism, educated its citizens, and paid reparations, Japan has never apologized for the war, never properly explained its atrocities to its citizens, and refuses to express its regret to the more than 100,000 “comfort women” who were forced into sexual slavery. In fact, Japan has repeatedly refused to apologize to these women even when pressed by US congressional resolutions. In the long run, the US should consider multilateral alliances, rather than a preeminent one with Japan, in order to diminish regional tensions.

In the past few days, Fox News and others have repeatedly called attention to that “nut” in North Korea who’s trying to prove himself. Yet Kim Jong Un is a mere figurehead in the world’s most Confucian society, where young people must respect their elders and listen to them. An aging military bureaucracy runs North Korea, not the young grandson of their “Dear Leader.” If we allow Kim Jong Un to be demonized while a major war breaks out, hundreds of thousands of people will perish in its first hours—no matter who is to blame.

It is not too late for the Obama administration to change course and find a peaceful solution to this crisis—if that is what they want to do.

– George Katsiaficas is a professor of Humanities at Wentworth Institute of Technology, USA and author of Asia’s Unknown Uprisings. He was a Senior Fulbright Fellow in South Korea in 2008. This article was contributed to PalestineChronicle.com.

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Dutch PM: ‘Israel should be in Germany’

November 13, 2012


On November 8, 2012, Dutch daily Telegraaf quoted former Dutch prime minister Dries Van Agt as saying that Jews should have been given a safe homeland in Germany instead of Palestine – as Palestinians had nothing to do with the Nazi Holocaust – which was committed by the Frankist Jews, according to Rabbi Wolf Gunther Plaut (died 2012).
Jews need a safe place. Why couldn’t they get a safe place in Germany, at the time?”, he said while adding: “It would be more logical for Jews to have gotten a piece of land in Germany as the Middle East had nothing to do with World War II.”

Andreas Antonius Maria ( Dries) Van Agt (born 1931) served Prime Minister of Netherlands from 1977-1982. Earlier he had served as country’s Justice Minister (1971-77) and Deputy Prime Minister (1973-77). Dries Van Agt also served as Dutch ambassador to the US and Japan.

On June 27, 2008, Israeli daily Ha’aretz published an interview of Dries Van Agt in which the paper equated him with ‘anti-Semites’ like former US president Jimmy Carter and Russian-Israeli Jewish writer Israel Shamir.

Regrettably, his anti-Israel views are not that unusual in the Netherlands these days. They are shared by a number of politicians from different parties and persuasions. While they are quite mainstream on the political left, these views are by no means confined to the left, as Van Agt’s example shows,” claimed Ha’aretz.

In February 2006 – professor James Petras in an article had claimed that Netherlands is totally controlled by pro-Israel groups and Mossad. He was commenting on why it was the Jewish Flemming Rose, the cultural editor of Jyllands-Posten, who solicited, selected and published the anti- Islam cartoons?

Dries Van Agt doesn’t urge the world to “wipe Israel off map” but criticizes the Zionist regime for its Nazi-like treatment of Native Palestinians. He has condemned suicide attacks against civilians in his speeches and on his personal website. However, he supports Palestinians’ rights to armed resistance under international laws. He also advocates the Palestinians’ right of return to their homes from where they were uprooted by the invading European Jewish terrorist groups. He supports sanctions, boycotts and divestment from Israel, to make the Zionist regime apply United Nations resolutions to resolve Israel-Palestinian bomb.

In fact what Dries Van Agt said now – Mahtama Gandhi had told Russian Jew, Dr. Chaim Weizmann, president of the World Zionist congress, who later became the first president of the Zionist entity – that German Jews should stay put in their motherland and demand equal rights by non-violent protests. Gandhi had rejected the idea of a Jewish State in the Promised Land by pointing out that the “Palestine of the Biblical conception is not a geographical tract.” 
 
Gandhi cnnot be called an anti-Semite, as his Jewish biographer, Joseph Lelyveld, has claimed in the book, ‘Great Soul: Mahatma Gandhi And His Struggle With India’ that Gandhi has affair with German Jewish gay Dr. Hermann Kallenbach.

In 1948, India’s envoy at the UN Security Council, V.K. Krishna Menon also made a similar statement. “We agree that the Holocaust happened in Europe and was carried out by the German Nazis – Should not the Jews be compensated by awarding them the most fertile state of Germany (Bavaria) as a Jewish homeland? Why should the Palestinians made to pay for the crimes of others?”

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Carter blames Israel for ME conflict

October 25, 2012

Yesterday, the three-member delegation from the so-called ‘The Elders‘ lead by former US president Jimmy Carter completed its study tour of occupied Jerusalem city and the West Bank. Carter in a news conference slammed Israeli prime minister for being a great obstacle in the Israel-Palestinian peace negotiations. Carter claimed that Netanyahu’s policy of continued building new illegal Jewish settlement has made the current situation “catastrophic” and blamed the Zionist regime for the growing isolation of East Jerusalem from the West Bank ruled by both Israel and its puppet Mahmoud Abbas.

We have reached a crisis stage. The two-state solution is the only realistic path to peace and security for Israel and Palestine,” said Jimmy Carter.

In addition to Jimmy Carter, the delegation included Mary Robinson, the first president of Ireland and Gro Harlem Brundtland, former prime minister of Norway. The group met with Israeli President Shimon Peres ( a war criminal) and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas – but shunned Israeli prime minister Bejamin Netanyahu (Bibi).

The Zionist regime did not allow the three-member delegation to enter the besieged Gaza Strip.

 On Monday, Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the pro-American ruler of Qatar entered Gaza through Egyptian Rafah crossing which is still restricted to Gazan under the so-called “Islamist” government of Dr. Morsi. Hamad became the first Arab ruler to visit Gaza since 2007.

His landmark visit was a western tribute to Hamas for turning against its decades-old supporter al-Assad regime in Syria.

Hamad pledged a $400 million bribe for Hamas during his four hour visit. Saudi ‘royals’ have promised $600 billion investment in Turkey during the next 20 years for helping US-Israel to bring a regime change in Syria.

Jimmy Carter is trying to revive the so-called ‘two-state solution’ for the survival of the Zionist entity which has been rejected by the great majority of nine million Palestinians and political analysts as being unpractical. Originally, the proposal for the “two-state” concept was made in the Peel Commission in 1937 which was rejected by the World Zionist Organization – as this was against the Zionist dream of Eretz Israel, which comprises of entire historical Palestine, Jordan, Southern Lebanon and certain areas of Iraq, Egypt, Syria and Saudi Arabia.

The western Jew-loving political and religious leaders prefer to live in their self-denial. They don’t like to accept the fact that great majority of Israeli Jews don’t like to live with the non-Jewish communities in the occupied Palestine.

A recent poll among Israeli Jews conducted by professor Camil Fuchs (Tel Aviv University) and commissioned by the New Israel Fund shows that more than half of the participants support ethnic-cleansing, annexation and apartheid. A 69% of Israeli Jews want barring 2.5 million Israeli Arabs from voting for Knesset – while 74% want separate roads for Jews and non-Jews in the West Bank.

That means a permanent and just solution to Israel-Palestinan conflict is only the ‘One State Solution’ as proposed by the Jewish writers Gilad Atzmon and Roger Tucker. Read here.

Personally, I believe in one democratic-secular Palestine, based on ‘one-vote- one person’ with equal rights for all its citizen and dismantling of racist Zionist political parties and Israel Occupation Force (IOF) – and giving right of return for the natives and suitable compensations for their loss of properties to the Jew settlers – and of course the dismantling of country’s nuclear arsenal. All those racist Jews, who don’t want to live in peace with the natives – they should be allowed to migrate back to their ancestral lands – Germany, Russia, Poland, France, the UK, the US, etc. – as many White settlers did in South Africa, Algeria and India.

In fact, MIT Christian professor Edward Said had predicted long time ago that the great majority of Israeli Jews would rather prefer to live under Muslim rule in Palestine than going back to their ancestral western homeland where they know anti-Semitism would be waiting for them.

President James Earl Carter (1976-81) is a well-known friend of the Zionist entity.

In 1978, Carter played the part of midwife for the notorious ‘Camp David Peace Accord’ which brought the Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin, a former Jewish terrorist and mass-murderer – and the Egyptian president Anwar Sadat together at the Camp David resort. The meeting resulted in diplomatic exchange between Egypt and Israel for which Israel received extra $10 billion and Egypt an annual military aid of $1.5 billion. The treaty is still hated by a great majority of Egptian even today who have been demanding that the newly democratically-elected president Dr. Morsi cancel the peace treaty with Israel and throw Israeli ambassador out of Egypt.

The members of “The Elders”, are; Nelson Mandela (South Africa), Bishop Tutu (South Africa), Jimmy Carter (USA), Kofi Anan (Ghana), Ela Ramesh Bhatt (India), Martti Ahtisaari (Finland), UN-AL envoy for Syria, Lakhdar Bahimi (Algeria), Gro Harlem Brundtland (Norway), Fernando H. Cordoso (Brazil), Graca Machel (Mozambique) and Mary Robinson (Ireland).y reflect those of this Blog!

U.S. Presidential Election

August 18, 2012

I find it amazing that in a nation with over 300 million inhabitants the best candidates for the US Presidency are either Obama or Romney. Both have the same ruthless and unlawful attitude to International Law and devotion to Apartheid.

In fact over the last 50 years the only US presidents I’ve had any respect for were Kennedy & Carter, both refused to accept Israeli shekel as a valid form of payment, Apart from those two we’ve had a succession of Tweedledumbs and Tweedledumbers, the Bushes, Clinton made the USA the best democracy in the world which money can buy.

The latest nut job on the scene is a Paul Ryan , a running mate for Romney. Now Ryan is so far off the scale he thinks the UK’s National health Service “Interferes with democracy” and should not be copied. This is the potential Vice President of a country where people literally die in the streets because they can’t afford health care, the biggest cause of bankruptcy in the USA and Ryan apparently thinks that’s democracy.

He’s pro-gun, anti-abortion, hates the NHS, hunts deer and catches catfish with his bare hands: The brains behind Presidential candidate Mitt Romney
Keep-fit fanatic Paul Ryan hopes to smarm his way into the US public’s ­affection as Republican candidate Romney’s running mate

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/paul-ryan-profile-the-brains-behind-1266989
Keep-fit fanatic Paul Ryan hopes to smarm his way into the US public’s ­affection as Republican candidate Romney’s running mate

When Paul Ryan left school, his classmates voted him their “biggest brown noser”.

Now the deer-hunting keep-fit fanatic hopes to smarm his way into the US public’s ­affection as Republican presidential ­candidate Mitt Romney’s running mate.

And the would-be vice president intends to do it by reining in public spending and slashing medical benefits for the old and needy.

On the way he’s already ­infuriated Brits by ­criticising the NHS.

Claiming “socialised ­healthcare” jeopardises tax cuts, he said: “The NHS interferes with democracy and the US must beware following Britain’s path.”

When mega-rich Romney announced his choice a week ago, he introduced Ryan as “the next president of the United States”.

The crowd tittered but the gaffe may well prove to be true.

If President Barack Obama is re-elected in November as expected, Ryan should be the Republican front-runner in the 2016 race for the White House.

And unlike Sarah Palin, the Tea Party supporter who helped derail John McCain’s bid four years ago, pundits say Ryan does have a shot at the White House.

The driven political insider is seen as bringing a bit of intellectual backbone to the ticket.

The 42-year-old father-of-three has spent his entire career in politics and is known as a ­ferocious budget axe-wielder.

The Wisconsin ­congressman’s favourite hobby-horse is Medicaid, the government agency that helps pensioners with medical bills.

He wants to slash government spending to reduce the deficit and free up private enterprise.

Yet he conveniently failed to remember that he’d applied for some of President Obama’s government stimulus money.

After denying the ­accusations twice, he admitted “forgetting” that his office had sent letters, some signed by him, to the Energy and Labour departments seeking aid for two Wisconsin firms.

But he has faultless right-wing credentials.

His Irish great, great, great grandfather arrived in the US during the potato famine and worked on the Boston railroads before saving enough to buy a small Wisconsin farm.

As a devout Catholic, Ryan is fiercely pro-life, describing himself as an “ardent, unwavering foe of abortion rights.”

He doesn’t agree with gay rights either – he votes against same-sex marriage and opposed the repeal of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which allowed gays who kept quiet to stay in the forces.

He also backs the pro-gun lobby and has argued against tougher background checks for owners.

The obsessive fitness freak has little time for the unhealthy – and is a devout follower of hardcore home work-out system P90X.

The trim 6ft 2in Ryan got into keep-fit when he was 16 and discovered his 47-year-old dad Tobin dead of a heart attack.

He is so well know for it that web spoofers have put his head on “ripped” muscular bodies.

His daily regime takes in cross-country runs, super-strength cardio exercises, pull-ups, push-ups, karate and yoga.

Asked once if he had any vices, he said: “I drink two cups of coffee every morning.”

At weekends in Janesville, Wisconsin he goes on cross-country skis, clambers up mountains and shoots deer and turkey with bows, arrows and rifles.

He spends his downtime in the Colorado Rockies, where he has made 40 ascents up the “Fourteeners”, peaks of over 14,000ft.

He catches catfish with his bare hands and even proposed to tax attorney wife Janna, 43, at his favourite angling spot.

The couple married in 2002 and live in a grand six-bedroom house with their three children, Liza, 10, Charlie, 8, and Sam, 7.

He has 67 cousins, all living within a few minutes walk.

Many work for Ryan Inc, the earth-moving business founded by his Irish great grandfather.

Ryan has never bought a ­Washington bolt-hole. He often sleeps on his office sofa or drives to his sister-in-law’s house in the suburbs to use her spare room.

He is an avid reader of Ayn Rand novels, beloved of American opponents of “big government”.

He says her books inspired him to run for public office.

As a student he did internships at the Senate. He paid his bills working as a waiter at a Mexican restaurant, a fast food salesman and personal trainer to political aides.

He listens to Beethoven and Led Zeppelin as he works out.

Until recently, he was also a fan of Rage Against the Machine. But the left-wing rockers were aghast.

Their guitarist Tom Morello said: “He is the ­embodiment of the machine our music rages against.”
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Egypt Islamists to honour peace deal with Israel: Carter

January 15, 2012
http://platform.twitter.com/widgets/hub.1326407570.htmlFormer US president Jimmy Carter assures all Islamists in Egypt expressed “eagerness” to uphold Camp David peace deal between Egypt and Israel

AFP , Friday 13 Jan 2012

Former US president Jimmy Carter said on Friday that Islamist parties, who have taken political centre stage in Egypt’s first post-revolution legislative polls, have vowed to honour the peace treaty with Israel.

“All of the parties involved (in the election) have expressed eagerness to continue with the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt,” Carter told reporters in Cairo.
The former president was presenting the Carter Centre’s findings in the first elections since a popular uprising ousted president Hosni Mubarak in February.
Carter, who was directly involved in the 1978 and 1979 Camp David Accords that led to Egypt’s peace treaty with Israel, said the agreements had two parts: peace with Israel and the guarantee of Palestinian rights.
Regarding peace with Israel, “that part of the accords has been basically approved and honoured,” Carter said.
But “the rights of Palestinians have been violated with sometimes tacit approval from Washington and also from Cairo,” Carter said.
“All of the political parties and presidential candidates with whom I have met assured me that both aspects of the Camp David accords will be honoured in the future,” he said.
The Muslim Brotherhood’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, has publicly pledged its commitment to the deal.
“When I questioned the Salafists about this, they assured me they had no intention of rejecting the peace agreement,” Carter said. He was referring to Al-Nur, the party representing an ultra-conservative brand of Islam that has claimed second place in the landmark polls after the FJP.
In 1979, Egypt became the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Israel.
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Lobby lectures Turkey on hate and bigotary

May 7, 2011
Posted on May 7, 2011 by rehmat1

Robert O. Trestan, civil right counsel for a major pro-Israel American Jewish organization, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), had attended the three-day conference seeking ways to prevent hate speech and hate crimes, organized by the International Hrant Dink Foundation at Istanbul Bilgi University on April 15/17, 2011.

Abraham Foxman, the national director of ADL is well-known for his criticism of everyone who dares to criticize the Zionist regime – from former US President Jimmy Carter to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Trestan began his speech with usual Zionist rant: “The Anti-Defamation League has been fighting antisemitism and all forms of hate and bigotry for almost 100 years. We have known what many of you attending this conference know; that when one of us is targeted because of our religion, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation, none of us is safe. Acts of violence motivated by hatred are an attack on all of us. Acts of hate and terror permeate nations around the world at every level of society…..”

Naturally, Trestan believes that none amongst his audience knew ADL being strictly an Israel Lobby. On December 20, 2006, ADL fired an open letter to Jimmy Carter, saying: “We have read your letter to American Jews. As much as the tone of this letter is different from that of your book, “Palestine Peace Not Apartheid,” or your many public interviews, the damage to the good name of Israel and the American Jewish community from your unwarranted attacks remains. As does our outrage”.

While receiving ADL’s highest humanitarian award in 2005, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan had said that there is no place for the so-called ‘anti-Semitism’ in Turkey. However, that was the time when Erdogan had not criticized Israel for later’s genocide of Palestinians. On January 21, 2010, Abe Foxman wrote in Huffpost: “Erdogan’s tirade against Israel during the Gaza war, his continuation last year at Davos which forced Israeli President Shimon Peres to react, his unstinting support of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Goldstone Report accusing Israel of war crimes, and his support of Iran in the nuclear standoff, are impossible for Israel to ignore”.

Abraham Foxman in his book “Never Again? The Threat of the New Anti-Semitism” had claimed that the Christian Bible, The New Testament (NT) is ‘anti-Semitic’ and its teaching fueled the Holocaust during WW II. In other words, Abe Foxman, too believe that the 150,000 Grman Jews who took active part in the Nazi Army, had studied NT instead of their Holy Talmud which loaths Christianity.

Abe Foxman was against American Muslims building an Islamic Center not far away from ‘Ground Zero’, Israel’s greatest PR stunt. He said: “The Cordoba Initiative, has the legal right to build at the site. But ultimately this is not a question of rights, but a question of what is right. In our judgment, building an Islamic center in the shadow of the World Trade Center will cause some victims more pain – unnecessarily – and that is not right.”

On June 6, 2010 – Abe Foxman issued a statement that Helen Thomas cannot be forgiven for telling Jews to “get the hell out of Palestine” and go back to their ancestral European lands.

On October 14, 2010 – Abe Foxman released list of top US ‘anti-Semite’ groups for criticizing Israel’s illegal actions in the Midlle East. Abe’s list included; Jewish Voice for Peace, Muslim American Society, Friends of Sabeel, US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, ANSWER, If American Knew!, Al-Awada, CAIR, International Solidarity Movement, and Students for Justice in Palestine.

Last year, when one of America’s top dozen Islamophobe, Glenn Beck, called Jewish multi-billionaire George Soro, “a Nazi helper” – Abe Foxman defended Soro by saying: “This is the height of ignorance or insenstivity, or both. There is an arrogance here for Glenn Beck, a non-Jew, to set the standards of what makes a good Jew”.

And finally, the latest case of Zionists’ hate and bigotary right under ADL’s nose. The City University of New York (CUNY), has withdrawn its offer of an honorary degree to the award-winning Jewish playwright Tony Kushner by bowing to its Jewish trustee Jeffrey Wiesenfeld’s campaign. Jeffrey Wiesenfeld, an investment banker and former Republican Party aide, claims that Kushner had described the removal of Palestinians in order to create Israel as an act of ethnic cleansing and supported a boycott of the state.

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GORDON DUFF: LIBYA AND THE CIA, THE UNSEEN PARTNERSHIP

March 27, 2011
March 26, 2011 posted by Gordon Duff

LIBYA’S STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

GWENYTH TODD (Clinton Advisor on Libya and the Middle East): “At that meeting (State Department), one of the agenda items that came up was how we could silence the (Lockerbie) victims’ families by possibly discrediting them – by saying that perhaps they were greedy and that they just wanted money…. and I walked out in disgust. I was outraged”.

By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

Today, Libya’s Colonel Gaddafi is fighting to stay in power, subject to renewed UN sanctions and a NATO air assault.  Few know his checkered history and the decades of “cooperation” between Libya and the covert operations of the United States, Britain and Israel, assassinations, arms dealing and, most of all, drugs.
From Monster Makeover (complete transcript below):

GWENYTH TODD: “According to Israeli lobbyists to whom I spoke, Israel felt no threat from Libya’s nuclear programme in the late 90s and beyond. And if it had been a serious concern, Israel would have made it very clear that we needed to keep the sanctions on”.

YouTube – Veterans Today –

Americans are flabbergasted, and they should be, at the strange bedfellows the Libyan crisis has uncovered, a Washington divided, not by politics but something baser exposed, signs of past sins and a flood of Gaddafi cash meant to mold public opinion now as it had for decades.

Why is the “anti-war” left behind “madman” Gaddafi with the right, some calling for his ouster and others like Rudy Giuliani, behind him 200%?  What we don’t have is the truth, how Gaddafi went from CIA creature during the 1970s to terrorist pariah and back out the other side, Bush-Blair partner in the phony War on Terror.

What could have driven Blair to the kind of outrageous behavior, now exposed and confirmed in the ABC report below?

This week, ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation), with the help of some of our associates at Veterans Today, tells a good part of that story.  This video will not be seen in the United States.  They won’t explain some of it, like why Israel wasn’t concerned about Libya’s nuclear program, one we learned they were managing for Gaddafi.

Most remember Tony Blair’s 2004 visit to Libya, arms for oil deals, but Gwyneth Todd, Clinton’s advisor on Libya, remembers Blair taking a stronger position years earlier, threatening to withdraw British support for sanctions against Saddam in Iraq unless America allowed British oil and arms interests a free hand to do business in Libya.  American oil interests placed even more pressure on President Clinton but it wasn’t until George “W” Bush got into office that Gaddafi’s money, always floating around Washington, would find the right pockets.

Try to find Rudi Giuliani’s client list if you can.  “He never met a brutal dictator he didn’t like….”
Gaddafi’s money had long been flowing into America and Britain and had long penetrated the corridors of power.  America’s relationship with Gaddafi began long before, in fact, Gaddafi began life as a creature of the CIA and its friends from that “special country.”
THE LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS – “WAR THROUGH DECEPTION”
How could any organization have such an innocent name and be involved in so much of the world’s shadowy business?  Back in 2004, Howard Davies, head of the London School of Economics resigned after it was discovered he had taken a $500,000 “honorarium” from Gaddafi.  Through Libya’s version of AIPAC, the Monitor Group, a Washington conservative “think tank” and public relations agency, Libya has maintained an active role to this day co-managing the London School of Economics through professors like Anthony Giddons.  From a Monitor Group letter:

We will create a network map to identify significant figures engaged or interested in Libya today … We will identify and encourage journalists, academics and contemporary thinkers who will have interest in publishing papers and articles on Libya, … We are delighted that after a number of conversations, Lord Giddens has now accepted our invitation to visit Libya in July,

Then there is the issue of George Soros.  If anyone wonders the “who and where” of George Soros, they need look no further than the London School of Economics.  From the Guardian:

As part of the fall-out, billionaire US financier George Soros last night apologised for having advised the LSE to take Libyan money. Soros studied at LSE as an undergraduate, and had advised the school that it was acceptable to receive the contribution from Gaddafi’s son, Saif, on the grounds that he appeared at the time to be a believer in open society and claimed to be working to move Libya in that direction. A spokesman for Soros said he had come to see that his advice was “a mistake in judgment, which he now greatly regrets”.

Another of the enigmatic characters of that era is Richard Mellon Scaife, perhaps most famous for underwriting the Whitewater investigation into the Clintons and for his curious financial relationship with Ken Starr, the Special Prosecutor whose work led to the impeachment attempt made on President Clinton.  The main issue with the Clintons was that they were not “onboard” when it came to drug operations in Libya.
When journalist Steve Kangas, a former Army intelligence officer, tried to tie Scaife to this group, he was found “suicided” outside Scaife’s office:

Kangas ran the Liberalism Resurgent website. This included several articles on the activities of the Central Intelligence Agency. One of his online essays, The Origins of the Overclass, attempted to show “why the richest 1 percent have exploded ahead since 1975, with the help of the New Right, Corporate America and, surprisingly, the CIA.” In the essay he argues that Richard Mellon Scaife ran “Forum World Features, a foreign news service used as a front to disseminate CIA propaganda around the world.
It is believed that Kangas was working on a book about CIA covert activities when on 8th February, 1999, he was found dead in the bathroom of the offices of Richard Mellon Scaife, the owner of the Pittsburgh Tribune. He had been shot in the head. Officially he had committed suicide but some people believe he was murdered. In an article in Salon Magazine, (19th March, 1999) Andrew Leonard asked: “Why did the police report say the gun wound was to the left of his head, while the autopsy reported a wound on the roof of his mouth? Why had the hard drive on his computer been erased shortly after his death? Why had Scaife assigned his No. 1 private detective, Rex Armistead, to look into Kangas’ past?”

A better question is why is an institution known to be “ground zero” for the Mossad and Israel’s stranglehold on British politics totally “in bed” with Libya? The LSE has always been able to turn out propaganda “on demand,” as is seen below:

Support for the Afghan Taliban was “official ISI policy”, the London School of Economics (LSE) authors suggest.  Pakistan’s military denied the claims.  A spokesman said the allegations were “rubbish” and part of a malicious campaign against the country’s military and security agencies.
The LSE report comes at the end of one of the deadliest weeks for Nato troops in Afghanistan, with more than 30 soldiers killed.
‘Double game’Links between the Taliban and Pakistan’s intelligence service have long been suspected, but the report’s author – Harvard analyst Matt Waldman – says there is real evidence of extensive co-operation between the two.

Here, Israel needed to push their message, peddling the thin credibility of the “nest of spies,” the London School of Economics, a story later peddled to the world on by Wikileaks, another Mossad run “disinformation service.”  In fact, it has been Israel’s Mossad along with India’s RAW and the CIA, using assets such as Raymond Davis, who have maintained a “double game” of hunting the Taliban and financing and training it as well, particularly against Pakistan.  The problem, of course, is that the terrorists trained by the Mossad/RAW/CIA groups in Afghanistan and Pakistan are also killing American soldiers as well.  This is the kind of “collateral damage” that intelligence agencies write off with a shrug.

Long seen as a recruiting ground for MI 6 and the CIA, the LSE (London School of Economics) has always stood ready to serve, whether “managing” public opinion, marshaling academics behind propaganda or creating a mosaic of respectability behind political and economic policies designed to fail, part of the “chaos theory” warfare so deftly managed by so many with so much education, so much privilege and so little conscience.
GADDAFI AND THE CIA, ASSASSINATIONS AND DRUGS
“Our president, the leader of the free world, said, ‘A what?
That’s hard! A no fly zone is r-r-r-really hard!’
 ” Giuliani said to laughter. (AP)
Gaddafi came to power in 1969.  Almost immediately, Britain perceived a threat to their interests in Africa and tasked the SAS with his overthrow.  However, America ordered a “stand down” and explained that Gaddafi, half Muslim radical and half Marxist was going to be “of use.”  There was no safer home ground for moving the CIA’s drug and weapons smuggling business to than Libya.
To accomplish this, CIA insiders, Ted Shackley aided by Edwin Wilson and the Nugan Hand Bank went into business with Gaddafi.  They agreed to take care of his “problems” for him, with “extreme prejudice” and he would protect them from extradition if the “climate” changed.
No one knows the exact year, but by 1973, the CIA had established a base of operation in Libya and had begun, not only training and equipping Libya’s army on behalf of Israel but had gone into full partnership with Libya’s secret police and intelligence services as well.
US Special Forces, stationed in Libya under the cover of Vietnam vets working as “mercenaries” assisted Gaddafi in operations against Libyan dissidents in Europe and even the United States.  The crew taken to Libya to help Gaddafi were better known for their exploits in Southeast Asia under Operation Phoenix.
The same “mercenaries” under the guise of School of the America’s would begin a Phoenix operation, planned in Miami and put in place in El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, partnering with Manuel Noriega and the Reagan administration.  Only a small part of this would surface during the Iran Contra hearings, better dubbed, “the Iran-Contra coverup.”
Michael Rupert would expose this operation.  From his statement to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence:

Mr. Chairman:
On November 15, 1996, I stood at a town hall meeting at Locke High School in Los Angeles and said to Director of Central Intelligence John Deutch, “I am a former Los Angeles Police narcotics detective. I worked South Central Los Angeles and I can tell you, Director Deutch, emphatically and without equivocation, that the Agency has dealt drugs in this country for a long time.” I then referred Director Deutch to three specific Agency operations known as Amadeus, Pegasus and Watchtower.
Most Americans have been lead to believe that the purpose of these hearings is to ascertain whether or not there is any evidence that the Central Intelligence Agency dealt drugs during the Iran-Contra era. If these hearings were about evidence, then the most patriotic duty I could perform would be to quote Jack Blum who served as chief investigator for the Kerry Subcommittee on narcotics and terrorism ten years ago. He testified before this committee last year and said, “We don’t have to investigate. We already know.” We could save a lot of taxpayer money by just rereading the records of the Kerry hearings. There is more evidence in there than any court in the world would ever need to hand down indictments.
At best, I could just quote you one entry from Oliver North’s diary dated July 5, 1985, which said that $14 million to buy weapons for the Contras, “came from drugs.” I wouldn’t need to mention the two hundred and fifty other such entries in his diary, which refer to narcotics. Or I could quote Dennis Dayle a senior DEA supervisory agent who said, “In my thirty year history in DEA, the major targets of my investigations almost invariably turned out to be working for the C.I.A.”

Gaddafi needed assassins, something the US had so many of and, in the wake of the failure in Vietnam, had available for hire.
What was created in Libya was a reign of terror against the Libyan people unprecedented by today’s standards with those even rumored to oppose Gaddafi found hanging from lamp posts or gutted and burned in front of their homes.  Keeping this out of the press was the job of organizations like the London School of Economics, the Monitor Group and a series of prominent Washington insiders, one of whom has thrown his hat into the “presidential ring” for 2012 and is now braying about Obama’s “decision making” on Libya.
By 1975, CIA and Special Forces groups were actively working for Gaddafi outside Libya, directly involved in assassinations of dissidents in Germany and even the United States.

After leaving the CIA in September, 1979, Ted Shackley formed his own company, Research Associates International, which specialized in providing intelligence to business. He was also given consulting work with API Distributors, the company established by Thomas G. Clines, Raphael Quintero, and Ricardo Chavez.
In 1979 a gun that Wilson (CIA’s Edwin Wilson) arranged to be delivered to the Libyan embassy in Bonn was used to kill a political dissident. Another dissident was murdered in Colorado by one of Wilson’s men.
According to Alfred W. McCoy (The Politics of Heroin: CIA Complicity in the Global Drug Trade): “Throughout 1979 the Wilson network and the Nugan Hand Bank began to build a close commercial alliance in the netherworld of national security subcontracting”. Ted Shackley and Thomas G. Clines were also drawn into a relationship with the Nugan Hand Bank. Michael Hand wrote to Shackley on 27th November, 1979, suggesting a business meeting. Hand’s latter also referred to Bernie Houghton, who had worked for Shackley in Vietnam.
Michael Hand probably wanted to talk about Edwin Wilson. In 1979 a Washington grand jury began gathering incriminating evidence about his illegal arms sales. To avoid arrest he moved to London. In the winter of 1979, Wilson had a meeting with Bernie Houghton and Thomas G. Clines in Switzerland in an attempt to help him out of his difficulties. This included a non-delivery of 5,000 M16 automatic rifles. The three men discussed ways of using the Nugan Hand Bank to float a $22 million loan to finance the delivery. Hand was obviously concerned that if Wilson was arrested he might begin talking about his dealings with Nugan Hand.
Michael Hand also had talks with William Colby, the former director of the CIA. It is not known what was discussed at this meeting but Colby submitted a bill to Nugan Hand Bank for $45,684 for his legal advice.

“OUTLIVED HIS USEFULNESS,” LIBYA, REAGAN AND IRAN CONTRA AND THE “NEOCONS”

When President Reagan ordered the bombing of Libya in 1986, supposedly in retaliation for the bombing of Berlin “discotheques” by Libyan agents that same year, Gaddafi felt betrayed.  The CIA and Mossad had, not only assisted Libya with terrorist operations in Europe but had actually carried them out for Libya.  However, by the end of Reagan’s first term, Gaddafi was seen as both uncontrollable and Libya no longer a viable safe haven for managing destabilizing operation in Europe such as those tied to Operation Gladio.

Operation Gladio is the heart of world terrorism, alive and well, and built by NATO, built by the United States and used against America and the world. Gladio, created to save us from communism, quickly became a terrorist organization itself, murdering political leaders, rigging elections, terror attacks to blame on one group or another. The “medicine” became the disease.

“Rogue” CIA agent, Edwin Wilson had a close associate and confidant placed high among Reagan insiders.  That partner was General Richard Secord, the man responsible for the mysterious failed rescue attempt of American hostages from Iran in 1980.  Had President Carter known more about Major General Secord, he could have predicted the outcome.  The cabal that managed the CIA’s Libya operations, old hands from Operation Phoenix and the opium trade of the Golden Triangle, had, by 1981, found a more lucrative trade, “crack cocaine” and the cover of military operations in Central America with ties to Israel, Iran, in fact an operation that would finance a rebirth of “conservative values” that would rewrite the political scene in America.  The real roots of “Neocon” America, “family values” and “Christian Zionism” is the CIA and their drug empire.

If there has been anything consistent in the past 45 years of American politics, it has been the influx of drug funding, Golden Triangle, Columbian Cartel and today, Afghanistan heroin.

In June 1972, General Secord was assigned as a staff assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, D.C. His duties included serving as desk officer for Laos, Thailand and Vietnam under the assistant secretary of Defense for international security affairs.
“From late 1973 until April of 1975, Theodore Shackley, Thomas Clines and Richard Armitage disbursed, from the secret, Laotian-based, Vang Pao opium fund, vastly more money than was required to finance even the highly intensified Phoenix Project in Vietnam. The money in excess of that used in Vietnam was secretly smuggled out of Vietnam in large suitcases, by Richard Secord and Thomas Clines and carried into Australia, where it was deposited in a secret, personal bank account (privately accessible to Theodore Shackley, Thomas Clines and Richard Secord). During this same period of time between 1973 and 1975, Theodore Shackley and Thomas Clines caused thousands of tons of US weapons, ammunition, and explosives to be secretly taken from Vietnam and stored at a secret “cache” hidden inside Thailand.” This money, with the help of Raphael Quintero, found its way into the Nugan Hand Bank in Sydney. The bank was founded by Michael Hand, a CIA operative in Laos and Frank Nugan an Australian businessman.
In 1975 Richard Secord was transferred to Iran as chief of the Air Force’s Military Advisory Assistance Group (MAAG). With Ted Shackley, Thomas G. ClinesAlbert Hakim, Secord established an arms sales company called Egyptian American Transport and Service Corporation (EATSCO). Later EATSCO was convicted of embezzling millions of dollars from the Pentagon.
In April 1980, Secord was promoted to the rank of major general and was in charge of rescue efforts for U.S. hostages held in Iran. The following year Secord was appointed as deputy assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. Soon afterwards, with the help of Oliver North, coordinated the campaign to win congressional approval for $8.5 billion AWACS sale to Saudi Arabia.
Secord was suspended for three months in 1982 while he was being investigated by the FBI about his links to and EATSCO. He was reinstated by Frank Carlucci but took early retirement from the USAF in May 1983. Secord now established the Stanford Technology Trading Group International (STTGI). According to Lawrence E. Walsh, who carried out the official investigation into the scandal (Iran-Contra: The Final Report): “Using a complex web of secret Swiss bank accounts and shell corporations managed by Willard Zucker at Compagnie de Services Fiduciaires (CSF) in Geneva, they built a lucrative Enterprise from covert-operations business assigned to them by Lt. Col. Oliver L. North.”
In October, 1985, Congress agreed to vote 27 million dollars in non-lethal aid for the Contras in Nicaragua. However, members of the Ronald Reagan administration, including George Bush, decided to use this money to provide weapons to the Contras and the Mujahideen in Afghanistan.

Time had passed Gaddafi by, Gaddafi left to his plots, his arms dealing, his adventures in Africa and his rebirth as the new Mussolini.  Bush and Blair, driven by a thirst for power, pulled Gaddafi back into the fold.  Gaddafi believed himself “reborn” as the great enigma of the 21st century, a murderous despot flying high with his new role of statesman and partner in America’s plots within plots in Central Asia.
Consider Gaddafi a potential victim of his own success.
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Transcript

SUSAN COHEN: “I think anger’s healthy, which is a very unpopular view. Anger gives strengthening. Anger is energising and if you use anger and act on anger, I think it’s a very good emotion. I began to really grow, to feel this enormous rage at the terrorists, enormousrage and an enormous hatred of the Libyan people and I want to see the people who killed my kid punished. But I noticed after the Libyan people began this uprising and my feelings towards them changed and I said to myself, there are young kids going out there facing machine guns, bullets and I didn’t hate them anymore. I began to see us all as victims. They were victimised too. And I thought to myself, yes we all hate him. We all hate Gaddafi and we are all victims of Gaddafi so I feel very strongly on their side now and that to me was an amazing revolution”.

JOLLEY: The New Jersey shoreline is an ocean away from Libya. Susan Cohen for one has never been there. And yet her life has been altered and fractured by a ruthless tyrant in a foreign land. Susan Cohen lost her twenty-year-old daughter Theo in a disaster she knows as Pan Am 103 and what much of the rest of the world knows as Lockerbie.

SUSAN COHEN: “I love her and I miss her and this never should have happened to her, never. Theo was a bright young woman. She was talented. She sang like an angel”.

JOLLEY: Theo Cohen was a gifted opera singer – flying home to the United States after three months studying in Europe.

SUSAN COHEN: “We were on the phone. She was coming back in two days and she said I miss you and I love you. I was so happy. I hung up the phone and I did a little dance in the kitchen, a little dance in the kitchen. I didn’t dance in the kitchen after that – ever again”.

JOLLEY: A bomb planted by Libyans blew Pan Am 103 to smithereens. The wreckage and 259 bodies rained down on and around the Scottish town of Lockerbie.

SUSAN COHEN: “They said that her body had landed a mile away in a sheep meadow and I think of that. I think of the last moments and seconds. So just another thing to be haunted, to haunt me”.

JOLLEY: Susan Cohen is in no doubt that Gaddafi himself hatched the plot and there’s evidence to support that. And now 22 years on, she waits for justice – astonished and appalled by the actions of her own and other western governments over Pan Am 103 and other atrocities. Instead of punishing a man she calls a mass murderer, they made him their friend.

SUSAN COHEN: “They knew Gaddafi did it. They always knew Gaddafi did it so there was no excuse for not taking stronger action. The simple truth is they didn’t want to do it”.

JOLLEY: Colonel Muammar Gaddafi installed himself as Libya’s leader after a military coup in 1969 and over time, as his authority grew, so did his reputation as a dangerous, erratic despot. He and his nation became pariahs. A series of incidents confirmed the renegade status. In London in 1984 a Libyan embassy official turned a machine gun on a small gathering of protesters, killing a police officer.

PROTESTOR: “Suddenly people were firing heavy calibre machine guns at them in the middle of a London Square from an embassy!”

JOLLEY: In Berlin two years later, Libya bombed a nightclub killing two American servicemen. Ten days later, US President Ronald Reagan sent fighter planes to attack Gaddafi’s Tripoli compound.
FORMER US PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN: “The mad dog of the Middle East has a goal of a world revolution, Muslim fundamentalist revolution”.

JOLLEY: But the retaliation didn’t bring contrition or moderation. As the United States slapped firm sanctions on Libya, a bigger, more sinister terrorist plot began to take shape. Libyan operatives found a gaping hole in Pan Am Airline security and secreted a suitcase on board. Just a few days before Christmas 1988, Pan Am 103 left Heathrow for New York. The bomb in the suitcase went off less than an hour into the flight.
There was no military retribution this time, but the United Nations eventually imposed tough sanctions on Libya. The aim? To force Gaddafi to hand over the two suspected Lockerbie terrorists. But it wouldn’t be long – a few years – before back room negotiations began for sanctions to be lifted.

FORMER PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR: “We do not forget the past but we do try, in the light of the genuine changes happening, to move beyond it”.

GWENYTH TODD: “In 1998 the UK came and said we have to do something about Libya because we cannot have sanctions against all these different countries. We have business interests and other interests and something has to give somewhere”.

JOLLEY: Gwenyth Todd’s a long way from Libya and Washington now. She lives in Canberra, but from 1997 to 1999 she served in the White House as an advisor to President Clinton on Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Libya and was privy to defining moments in the so-called rehabilitation of Gaddafi. Gwenyth Todd remembers well the pressure to remove sanctions.

GWENYTH TODD: “At one point Tony Blair made very clear to President Clinton that unless we made progress on lifting sanctions against Libya, that it would be difficult for the British to continue to support us in Iraq – and Clinton got the message very clearly. At that point, we went into a mode of how can we resolve this as quickly as possible, and the shift focused away from Gaddafi to the two suspects in the actual bombing”.

JOLLEY: For many families of the Lockerbie victims, that was unacceptable and the Administration knew it.
GWENYTH TODD: “I went to a meeting at the State Department and people were concerned that the families were going to say that trying the two bombers was not sufficient because obviously it did not involve Gaddafi. At that meeting, one of the agenda items that came up was how we could silence the victims’ families by possibly discrediting them – by saying that perhaps they were greedy and that they just wanted money…. and I walked out in disgust. I was outraged”.

JOLLEY: In 1999 Libya finally surrendered Abdelbaset Al Megrahi and Lamin Khalifah Fhimah and sent them to the Netherlands to stand trial under Scottish law. As would become the pattern, Gaddafi was rewarded. United Nations sanctions were suspended for the duration of the trial and as it turned out, never reimposed after Megrahi’s conviction.

Oil companies and big business saw the wall falling and wanted in but still needed the United States to remove its sanctions.

GWENYTH TODD: “After the UN sanctions were suspended, we immediately received a visit from a senior executive of one of these oil companies and he said, are you going to lift the sanctions? And we said no, not yet. And he actually started to cry. We had to hand him a Kleenex box. That was the kind of pressure CEO’s and you know, Vice Presidents,coming to the White House and just saying you know, you have to help us, you have to help us”.

JOLLEY: In Libya the mercurial dictator was facing challenges. The economy was imploding – pressure was building on his leadership.

DIRK VANDEWALLE: “It was a regime that was completely isolated and Libya had a lot of difficulties in terms of selling its oil. The infrastructure for Libya’s oil economy was really deteriorating and so at the same time, it was also very clear, that there was growing internal unrest and particularly the people around Gaddafi were very aware of this growing discontent”.

JOLLEY: It was the colonel’s second eldest European educated son, Saif Gaddafi, who’s credited with leading the campaign to bring Libya in from the cold, but when Foreign Correspondent visited his cloistered world in 2004, he admitted his father needed a lot more convincing.

SAIF GADDAFI: “At the beginning of course it wasn’t easy, but he realised that it is in our favour and our advantage for him, for Libyan society, Libyan people, Libyan state, for the future of the next generation. And I think all of us agreed that Libya should adopt several reforms, internal and external”.

DIRK VANDEWALLE: “Saif realised I think more than anybody else or as least as much as some other people at the very top leadership around Gaddafi, that something really needed to be done, to make sure that Libya kind of came back and that the sanctions were lifted, and that in a sense Libya could really start to behave again as any normal nation in the international system”.

JOLLEY: With Libya willing to participate, negotiations began to lift US sanctions. Further compensation payments to the Lockerbie families were on the agenda but Gaddafi’s suspected stash of weapons of mass destruction had become Washington’s top priority.

RANDA FAHMEY HUDOMI: “The Americans you know….. at the time, the Bush Administration was very much focused on an agenda of non-proliferation and the most important thing to those diplomats sitting at the table was to get Colonel Gaddafi to give up his weapons”.

JOLLEY: Randa Fahmey Hudomi was appointed Assistant Deputy Secretary of Energy by President George Bush in 2001. She now has her own lobbying firm and worked for the Gaddafi regime to get Libya removed from the US ‘States Sponsoring Terrorism’ list.

RANDA FAHMEY HUDOMI: “The Libyans made a deal with the Americans that primarilyinvolved up their weapons in exchange for the Americans not pushing for regime change, not removing Gaddafi from power. And the Americans did agree to that, and the Americans also really had no promises or discussions regarding Gaddafi’s human rights situation within Libya itself”.

JOLLEY: Gaddafi’s weapons of mass destruction were shipped to America and put on public display, but many wondered if the WMD issue was itself an invention and the surrender designed to show a newly compliant, level headed Gaddafi.

GWENYTH TODD: “According to Israeli lobbyists to whom I spoke, Israel felt no threat from Libya’s nuclear programme in the late 90s and beyond. And if it had been a serious concern, Israel would have made it very clear that we needed to keep the sanctions on”.

JOLLEY: By the end of 2003, the so-called rehabilitation of Gaddafi was complete and Libya was being welcomed back into the fold. The mad dog of the Middle East became an ally of the West and vowed to join the fight against Islamic terrorists.

FORMER US PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH: “Leaders who abandon the pursuit of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons and the means to deliver them, will find an open path to better relations with the United States”.

FORMER PRIME MINISTER TONY BLAIR: “Saif is committed to resolving contentious international and domestic issues through dialogue, debate and peaceful negotiations”.

JOLLEY: As governments and business embraced a newly moderate Libyan leadership, the re-branding of Gaddafi and his family continued in more subtle ways. In the UK the prestigious London School of Economics accepted nearly 5 million dollars from the Gaddafi family and awarded Saif, the emerging public face of the regime, a doctorate.
And in Cambridge Massachusetts, home to Harvard University, a group of influential academics and government policy consultants were receiving millions from the Gaddafis. For a fee of almost three million dollars, the Monitor Group brought together a team of the world’s leading academics, journalists, former diplomats, intelligence agents and politicians to advise the Gaddafi regime. Publicly they say they were promoting economic and political reform in the country, but if you take a look at their confidential proposal leaked to a dissident group, their aims are closer to those of the Libyan propaganda machine, peddling Gaddafi to the international community.
A book was in the pipeline. It’s purpose ‘to enable the international intellectual and policy making elite to understand Gaddafi as an individual thinker rather than leader of state’.

BENJAMIN BARBER: “If you want to talk about Monitor, go do an interview with Monitor. I’m not here to defend or you know explain what Monitor did. I think there are people at Monitor I worked with who are interested in reform. There were people at Monitor doing work on oil. There were people at Monitor doing work on PR. I wasn’t one of them, that’s not what I was doing”.

JOLLEY: A one-time adviser to President Clinton, Benjamin Barber worked as a consultant with the Monitor Group and has travelled to Libya to meet with Gaddafi.

BENJAMIN BARBER: “On my visits in 2006, 2007 and 2008 the primary issue and concern was with democracy and government reform. Now you might say in Gaddafi’s Libya? And you know critics have a right to say yeah that’s problematic, but at the time this was a state that had become an ally of the West. But I’m not sure non-engagement is an option when our own government, the United States and Britain and Europe has already made the decision to engage. It worked out a hell of a lot better than the alternative which would have been a Libya still a terrorist state, still a rogue state – a Libya with weapons of mass destruction, a Libya that refused to cooperate with us in the war against al Qaeda, a Libya that had executed the hostages it was holding”.

DIRK VANDEWALLE: “I think it was to some extend dangerous because it reinforced, particularly in Gaddafi’s mind I think, the fact that he truly was this great figure, this great thinker. It gave him a kind of legitimacy and I think it reinforced within his own mind this idea of what he had been saying all along, so it looked to him ah look you had all these big public western intellectuals coming and talking to me about democracy that what he had been saying in the Green Book, what he had been saying for forty years and it really was legitimate”.

JOLLEY: For the many still unconvinced of a real change in Libya, the early release in 2009 of Lockerbie bomber Megrahi was an outrage. It was Saif Gaddafi who helped broker the deal and who accompanied the bomber home to Tripoli and a hero’s welcome. Megrahi was released because he had months to live. He’s still very much alive.

BENJAMIN BARBER: “Gaddafi did not force the release of this guy. The Scottish Government released him with the complicity of the British Government. That’s for them to explain”.

JOLLEY: Oil joint BP has admitted lobbying the British Government for the prisoner transfer deal. It was concerned its $1.5 billion dollar offshore drilling contract with Libya could be jeopardised if Megrahi stayed behind bars.

GWENYTH TODD: “We and our allies have kowtowed to Gaddafi over oil interests, over whatever, and there’s been no regard for the deaths, the murders”.

JOLLEY: The carefully reconstructed Gaddafi image was shattered as the Arab rebellion that evicted first Tunisia’s leader and then Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, erupted in Libya. The Colonel returned to belligerence and bloody reprisal. His apparently moderate son Saif joined in.

SAIF GADDAFI: “If you are strong they love you. If not, say goodbye. And it’s good, we get rid of them…. hypocrites”.

JOLLEY: “Do you think they’ll get rid of you?”

SAIF GADDAFI: No.

JOLLEY: Now though, even those once fiercely loyal to Gaddafi were abandoning ship.
ALI AUJALI (Former Libyan Ambassador to Washington): “Now Saif he show us his real face. He show us that he was wearing a mask for the last twenty, fifteen years ago. The way he spoke to his, to the Libyan people that day, that’s what made me straight not to think twice to go and resign and condemn this regime”.

JOLLEY: Libya’s Ambassador to Washington, Ali Aujali, faithfully served Gaddafi for forty years – until now.

ALI AUJALI: “Yes there was killing, yes there was hanging in the street, yes there was innocent people in the prison. This is always happened but we always say let us, how can we help the Libyan people through this government. Unfortunately we tried and we failed”.

MANSOUR ELKIKHIA: “I could not tolerate a regime that abuses its people so much and a people’s regime that hangs people in the streets, a regime that deprives you of the simplest rights. A regime that keeps an eye on everything that you do. So you fight inside, you lose inside. He has too many secret police, too many people who are willing to eliminate you. Therefore I had to escape, I had to leave the country”.

JOLLEY: The horrific brutality of Gaddafi’s rule forced Mansour Elkikhia to flee Libya thirty years ago. Now he watches in horror as the Gaddafi he feared, returns to form. The friend he’s talking to in Misratah has just lost two nephews and a niece in Gaddafi’s counter attacks. It’s a painful reminder of his own loss of loved ones under the regime.

MANSOUR ELKIKHIA: “When it comes to freedom, you know it is not cheap. You have to give something and it’s very, very important that we teach our children that nothing comes for free, especially for freedom. You know if you want your freedom you have to spill blood for it. If somebody gives it to you, it’s not freedom and that is the feeling over there. The feeling over there is that we will do what we need to do. We will, excuse me (crying) we will not give up. We will not give up. It’s either freedom or death”.

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January 19, 2011

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Posted on January 19, 2011 by rehmat1|

The World Zionist movement propagandists are master in the field of character assassination of both friends and foes. Their victims list includes Adolf Hitler, also known as the Founder of Israel; Al-Haj Mufti Amin al-Husseini for his resistance to the mass illegal immigration of European Jewry to British mandate Palestine, and lately of former US President Jimmy Carter, who gave Camp David to Israel but later received the title of ‘anti-Semite’ for calling the Zionist entity an ‘apartheid state’ in his book and meeting Hamas – and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for criticizing the Zionist entity for its Zionazi actions.

After Mufti’s heirs complained to the Secretary General of Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin – he condemned the Zionist entity for demolishing the residence (Shepherds Hotel) of late Mufti of Al-Quds, Al-Haj Amin al-Husseini (1895-1974).

The hotel, a villa built in 1935, was to serve as the residence of  Haj Amin al-Husseini, the late grand mufti of Al-Quds (Jerusalem). The mufti, a prominent Palestinian nationalist leader, was sought by the British for his earlier anti-colonial activities in Iraq and later in Palestine, where the Zionists were trying to establish their presence.  As a result, he fled the country and took refuge during World War Two in Italy and Germany.
After Israel occupied East Jerusalem from Jordan in 1967, the property, was confiscated under its absentee property laws that apply to abandoned properties of absent Palestinians who were chased out of their homeland. It was later sold to a Miami-based American-Jewish casino billionaire, Irving Moskowitz, who is said to be “a long-time supporter of Jewish building and settlement in East Jerusalem”. Last week, Jewish settlers used three bulldozers to demolish the historic Shepherds Hotel located in the heart of Sheikh Jarrah to build 20 new units for the foreign Jewish settlers. The okey for this heinous act was given by Benji Netanyahu in 2009. See the demolition video below.

Lenni Brenner, a Zionist Jew historian, in his book Zionism in the Age of Dictators has documented how the Nazis patronized the Zionists and the Mufti’s request for banning Jewish immigration fell on duff ears thanks to Adolf Eichmann who was a protege of Zionist von Mildenstein and like his mentor, had studied Hebrew. Eichmann accompanied by his wife had visited British mandate Palestine and the trip was fully paid by th WZO. The SS records confiscated by the American after the D-Day, record a conversation between Eichmann and one Zionist leader, saying: “Mr. Eichmann, believe me that if we Zionists were not Jewish, we would have been Nazis (in fact there were 150,000 German Jews in the Nazi Army). You Nazis consider the Aryan race to belong to the perfect people and the German people as the most perfect. We also consider ourselves a perfect people, and Zionists, the most perfect ones”.

Israel-born British writer, blogger and the renowned jazz player, Gilad Atzmon describes the Jewish Vengeance, as: “Zionists love to see themselves as revengeful and merciless. In Israel, Samson who is nothing less than a genocidal murderer is regarded as an eternal hero. He even managed to get an IDF battalion called after him. It is not a secret that the fantasy of retribution is deeply imbued within the Zionist psyche  and Israeli politics…..”

Jewish ‘Vengeance’ and Mufti’s residence

January 19, 2011

Posted on January 19, 2011 by rehmat1|

The World Zionist movement propagandists are master in the field of character assassination of both friends and foes. Their victims list includes Adolf Hitler, also known as the Founder of Israel; Al-Haj Mufti Amin al-Husseini for his resistance to the mass illegal immigration of European Jewry to British mandate Palestine, and lately of former US President Jimmy Carter, who gave Camp David to Israel but later received the title of ‘anti-Semite’ for calling the Zionist entity an ‘apartheid state’ in his book and meeting Hamas – and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for criticizing the Zionist entity for its Zionazi actions.

After Mufti’s heirs complained to the Secretary General of Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Professor Ekmeleddin – he condemned the Zionist entity for demolishing the residence (Shepherds Hotel) of late Mufti of Al-Quds, Al-Haj Amin al-Husseini (1895-1974).

The hotel, a villa built in 1935, was to serve as the residence of  Haj Amin al-Husseini, the late grand mufti of Al-Quds (Jerusalem). The mufti, a prominent Palestinian nationalist leader, was sought by the British for his earlier anti-colonial activities in Iraq and later in Palestine, where the Zionists were trying to establish their presence.  As a result, he fled the country and took refuge during World War Two in Italy and Germany.
After Israel occupied East Jerusalem from Jordan in 1967, the property, was confiscated under its absentee property laws that apply to abandoned properties of absent Palestinians who were chased out of their homeland. It was later sold to a Miami-based American-Jewish casino billionaire, Irving Moskowitz, who is said to be “a long-time supporter of Jewish building and settlement in East Jerusalem”. Last week, Jewish settlers used three bulldozers to demolish the historic Shepherds Hotel located in the heart of Sheikh Jarrah to build 20 new units for the foreign Jewish settlers. The okey for this heinous act was given by Benji Netanyahu in 2009. See the demolition video below.

Lenni Brenner, a Zionist Jew historian, in his book Zionism in the Age of Dictators has documented how the Nazis patronized the Zionists and the Mufti’s request for banning Jewish immigration fell on duff ears thanks to Adolf Eichmann who was a protege of Zionist von Mildenstein and like his mentor, had studied Hebrew. Eichmann accompanied by his wife had visited British mandate Palestine and the trip was fully paid by th WZO. The SS records confiscated by the American after the D-Day, record a conversation between Eichmann and one Zionist leader, saying: “Mr. Eichmann, believe me that if we Zionists were not Jewish, we would have been Nazis (in fact there were 150,000 German Jews in the Nazi Army). You Nazis consider the Aryan race to belong to the perfect people and the German people as the most perfect. We also consider ourselves a perfect people, and Zionists, the most perfect ones”.

Israel-born British writer, blogger and the renowned jazz player, Gilad Atzmon describes the Jewish Vengeance, as: “Zionists love to see themselves as revengeful and merciless. In Israel, Samson who is nothing less than a genocidal murderer is regarded as an eternal hero. He even managed to get an IDF battalion called after him. It is not a secret that the fantasy of retribution is deeply imbued within the Zionist psyche  and Israeli politics…..”

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>GORDON DUFF: WIKILEAK PREDICTIONS, STICKING MY NECK OUT

November 29, 2010

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GORDON DUFF: WIKILEAK PREDICTIONS, STICKING MY NECK OUT

November 27, 2010 posted by Gordon Duff
WIKILEAKS, A TOUCH OF ASSANGE AND THE STENCH OF AIPAC

“recent admissions that the Israeli lobby, AIPAC, routinely receives masses of classified information makes them suspect #1 for being the source of Wikileaks”By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/Senior Editor

Wikileaks is like a TV show that never gets off the ground.  We started with a “shoot ‘em up” in Iraq, the helicopter slaughter soon forgotten and move on to, well, what?  We got a deluge of material from Afghanistan, carefully gleaned to point fingers at Pakistan.  When it came down to backing any of it up, it went nowhere.

Considering the massive corruption and drug scandals, even the revelations that President Karzai has been in negotiations with pranksters pretending to be the Talbian, all the really juicy stuff from Afghanistan must have been in another drawer. Then we got Iraq.  Ah, Iraq.  There, we could check.  We know the people who wrote the leaked material.  They told us Wikileaks edited it, altered it, redacted it more than the Pentagon.

The “Iraq War Log” was, well…phony. There is one thing that has been consistent about Wikileaks and our prediction is that this next batch, reputed to be millions of highly sensitive documents, will prove our point. Wikileaks is Israel.

Wikileaks is an intelligence operation to weaken and undermine the American government, orchestrated from Tel Aviv, using dozens of operatives, dual citizens, some at the highest authority levels, spies for Israel.   Through leaking carefully selected intelligence along with proven falsified documents, all fed to a controlled press, fully complicit, Wikileaks is, in fact, an act of war against the United States.

HOW CAN ISRAEL SIFT THROUGH DEFENSE DOCUMENTS?

This last week, in a lawsuit over an AIPAC, (Israel’s lobby) employee reputedly fired for being caught spying against the US, news stories across the United States reported that, as part of that $20 million civil case, evidence will be presented that masses of classified material come to AIPAC and Israel continually.  Is AIPAC Wikileaks? The only evidence of any massive leak discovered in the Pentagon is AIPAC.  Last week’s Washington Post story was buried quicker than a carp in a playground: Jeff Stein, at the Washinton Post, reports the following:

Rosen says his actions were common practice at the organization. He said his next move is to show that AIPAC, Washington’s major pro-Israeli lobbying group by far, regularly traffics in sensitive U.S. government information, especially material related to the Middle East. “I will introduce documentary evidence that AIPAC approved of the receipt of classified information,” he said by e-mail. “Most instances of actual receipt are hard to document, because orally received information rarely comes with classified stamps on it nor record’s alerts that the information is classified.”
But Rosen said he would produce “statements of AIPAC employees to the FBI, internal documents, deposition statements, public statements and other evidence showing that [the] receipt of classified information by employees other than [himself] … was condoned … for months prior to being condemned in March 2005 after threats from the prosecutors.”

How does this apply to Wikileaks?  The answer, if we bother to put the pieces together, is staring us in the face.  The proof, the ultimate proof, however, will be in the current batch of documents that have already been prepared, weeks of work by dozens with access to classified documents, and only one group has that access and can operate with impunity, as was shown in a recent story in Veterans Today:

AIPAC is a sham.  The group has, over the years, destroyed anyone who has tried to have it named what it really is, a dangerous foreign lobby and nest of spies.  AIPAC is the most feared organization in Washington and most powerful, above any law.  A former employee of AIPAC, Steve Rosen, who AIPAC claims was a spy, more appropriately a “caught” spy, now claims his former employer does nothing but spy. Rosen stands to get $20 million in his defamation lawsuit against AIPAC.
He isn’t without motive but we have also learned that Rosen has considerable documentation of AIPAC receiving and disseminating classified information, received from, well, we have to call them traitors, inside the US government. We know that a vast spy ring operates in Washington and that Israel is the center of it.
We also know that Israel, Turkey, India, Pakistan, China and Russia trade American secrets back and forth like baseball cards.  We know that AIPAC is deeply involved in this spying. We know that AIPAC claims to hold signed letters of unconditional support from 80% of the members of congress, all of whom received campaign contributions arranged by AIPAC, with many elections financed almost entirely by AIPAC, a group involved, according to the Washington Post and Steve Rosen, in spying on the United States with seeming complicity by the FBI itself.

WHAT DO WE LOOK FOR, HOW CAN WE PROVE ISRAEL OR AIPAC MAY BE BEHIND WIKILEAKS?

Were we to ask author Jeff Gates, he would point to the “storytelling” aspect of Wikileaks, Assange and his “on again-off again” rape charges or that someone that manages to make it to continual television interviews can’t be found by police or security services. We call this “storytelling” and Jeff Gates tells us that Israel, the power behind Hollywood and the American press, is the “storyteller” of all time.

There are better ways to “prove,” a word as subjective as any of the storytelling around the Wikileaks myth itself.  The proof, always depending on who accepts the proof, and as is almost always the case, dependent on whether the press itself chooses to report it, which if Israel is involved, is more than a bit predictable itself. Lack of reporting potential Israeli complicity in Wikileaks, knowing AIPAC and Israel have the longest history of accessing classified information and, by far, the strongest agenda for leaking information, could be seen as conclusive proof itself.

WHAT WILL BE IN WIKILEAKS?

If dual citizens who make up much of the Pentagon’s leadership are working with Israel or AIPAC to formulate Wikileaks, as seems to be the case, then the upcoming leak will serve a pro-Israeli agenda, even if it damages the United States, as other Wikileaks have.  These are Israeli agenda items:

  • Discrediting Obama foreign policy in order to weaken the president’s influence with congress to push for a halt on new settlements in Palestine and the forced removal of Islamic property owners.
  • Accusations involving Turkey, now feuding with Israel over the killing of Turkish citizens on the Mavi Marmara, now recognized as a purely humanitarian mission.  These accusations against Turkey may include weapons being supplied to terrorists in Iraq, a fanciful abuse of reality.  What will not be reported, if this story is “leaked” either through Wikileaks or the other Israeli sources, “Debka”..”Stratfor”..”FamilySecurityMatters.org”..or the infamous “IsraelNationalNews.com” is Israel’s 40 years of complicity in the very acts they now accuse Turkey of.
  • More importantly, is the issue of blaming Turkey for the actions of the terrorist group, PKK, long funded by Israel and now claimed to be allied to Al Qaeda, is vital to Israel’s strategy against Turkey.
  • Expect Pakistan to be hit, as usual.  An Islamic nuclear power with a top rate million man army that outclasses Israel hands down, Pakistan, primary competitor for US aid dollars, a country that actually has agreements with the United States and real troops fighting alongside Americans, will get their usual Wikileaks bashing.

WIKILEAKS IS CHICKENFEED MEANT TO COVER ISRAEL’S TAIL

Is it a coincidence that documents regarding Israel, their spying, influence peddling, suspicions of complicity  in terrorism, Yemen, Iraq, Pakistan, Somalia, across Europe and even the Detroit bombing, those reports are there, they are classified but you will never see one on Wikileaks.  In fact, they are the only classified information that never gets out to the news.  Is that because, as we have learned, the borders of Israel extend well into Washington DC, well into the Pentagon?  What won’t we see in Wikileaks:

  • Nothing in Wikileaks will accuse anyone, even Pakistan or Afghanistan, or complicity in narcotics trafficking nor mention the huge new narcotics industry operating in Iraq.  Ask yourself why.
  • One of the biggest areas of complaint in the Pentagon, more classified White Papers have been written on this than anything else:  “How Israel is Endangering the United States
  • In fact, the biggest “classified” debate in America is what supporting Israel, a nation with incredible wealth and utterly obnoxious leaders costs the United States.  Rumors of such issues aren’t rumors at all.  When General Petraeus presented his now famous power-point presentation to Admiral Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, outlining how Israel is undermining American foreign policy, he wasn’t operating without tens of thousands of pages of intelligence behind him.  Not one page, not one word of these studies will be in Wikileaks.
  • When Vice President Joe Biden said the following to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu:    

“This is starting to get dangerous for us, what you’re doing here undermines the security of our troops who are fighting in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan. That endangers us and it endangers regional peace.”

Are we to believe these statements were taken out of thin air?  In fact, Petraeus, Mullen and Biden are only the tip of the iceberg.  Admiral Mullen, America’s top military leader under the Commander in Chief, has repeatedly cited Israel and America’s relationship, as, not only a liability but something far worse, so much worse that:

As public statements by Admiral Mullen, Vice President Biden, General Petraeus and others, citing America’s relationship with Israel as a military disaster, are obviously “watered down” for public consumption, can you imagine what classified reports are saying?

WHY PRESIDENT OBAMA IS AFRAID AND WHY AMERICA IS PARALYZED

The greatest fear any president has, even more than impeachment, is the fate of Jimmie Carter.  Carter, now pegged as an “Antisemite” and “enemy of the state” in Israel, is still being sold to Americans as something quite the opposite of reality.  Friends in Israel, if they want to start a row, something not too difficult in Israel as you might guess, will walk around carrying one of Jimmie Carter’s books under their arm.  A Yasser Arafat t-shirt and suicide vest are considered only marginally worse. Carter left office under mysterious circumstances.  Several disasters, high interest rates, the hostage crisis and the failed rescue attempt showed signs of conspiratorial meddling.  His real crimes were:

  • Pushing Israel for a durable and lasting Middle East peace
  • Monetary policies that kept America out of debt…
  • Support of Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid
  • Unwillingness to engage in military adventure

When the defense and oil lobby joined with Israel and Wall Street to crush the Carter presidency, the writing was on the wall.  Interest rates, the “October surprise” and the military sabotaging the hostage rescue attempt, these things destroyed President Carter who might, otherwise, have suffered an “accident” like the Kennedy brothers.  Today, millions of Americans who should be praying to return to Carters foreign policy and fiscal conservatism, are taught to look on him as a failure.  However, more and more, historians are seeing Carter as the last American president.  Every leader since has been dictated to by Israel.

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