Top Journalist: "We are intellectual prostitutes"

John Swinton, the foremost journalist of his day, was asked to toast an independent press at a New York banquet given in his honor. His response was clear and forthright: "There is no such thing, at this stage of the history in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dare write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my papers, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone."
"The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting of an independent press? We are the jumping jacks - they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men."


Stunning Statistics About our War in Afghanistan

Contractors now comprise 69% of the Department of Defense total "workforce" in the war our country is waging in Afghanistan. At present, there are 104,000 Department of Defense "contractors" actively fighting there, earning huge salaries, of which our soldiers can only dream!
In a hearing of Senator Claire McCaskill's Contract Oversight subcommittee, it was determined that this is the highest ratio of contractors to military personnel in US history!
From June 2009 to September of this year, there was a 40% increase in "Defense Department contractors" in Afghanistan.
Your TAX DOLLARS at work.
Please click on the link under my headline for "the rest of the story".


Malalai Joya: A Woman Among the Warlords.

It takes a woman to enlighten us about our "Afghanistan Strategy". Our tragic involvement in that miserable country is part of a much larger geopolitical strategy, which entails our country's decision to establish a beachhead in Central Asia to monitor the growth of China, surround Russia, control vital resources from the Caspian Basin, and provide security for US mega-corporations, who see Asia as the "market of the future". Our potential "victory" in Afghanistan means that a handful of weapons manufacturers, oil magnates, and military contractors will become filthy-rich by sacrificing the "worthless" lives of our soldiers, sailors, and marines.
She sums up her important work by documenting the incontrovertible fact that the multi-billion dollar profits which will soon be reaped by our giant corporations through the unnecessary sacrifices of the men and women serving selflessly in our Armed Forces. She admonishes us that the people of Afghanistan are fed up with the corruption of the Mafia-state of Hamid Karzai and the warlords and drug lords backed by NATO, and furthermore, that the real motive of the US and her allies was to convert her country into a military base in Central Asia, and the capital of the world's opium drug trade.


War Correspondent: "Liberals Are Useless"

Chris Hedges, whose credentials include solid credentials as a war correspondent in every conceivable trouble spot in our tortured world is now as sick as I have been for a long time about the bleating of our many sheep who continue to enjoy being led to the slaughter for the benefit and perverse entertainment of our many so-called "statesmen" on this planet.

Please click on the title of this posting to read his important comments!


What a Taliban Triumph and US Defeat Would Mean for America

Patrick J. Buchanon, one of the increasingly few conservative supporters of President Obama has enlightened us with his well-considered verdict about our president's proposed "surge" in Afghanistan: America is deepening her involvement in a war in its ninth year, with no end in sight. As a former advisory team leader in Vietnam, who had the honor of dodging quite a few "enemy" bullets and mortar rounds, I was glued to my television when "our" president made his startling announcement after he had promised those who had the foolishness to vote for him, that he would be somehow different, than the others, who have betrayed our great country.

It seems there are only lies, damned lies, and the worthless promises of politicians, and the voters who are foolishly trust these conniving politicians do not care one bit about our great country, or the welfare of our foolish and trusting citizenry, who actually believe the outrageous lies of our thieving politicians.

Please click on the title to read the entire comment by Pat Buchanon!


In all history, there is no instance of a country having benefited from prolonged warfare

"Only one who knows the disastrous effects of a long war can realize the supreme importance of rapidity in bringing it to a close." (Sun Tzu)

"In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." (Mark Twain)

Sun Tzu, who lived from 500 to 320 BC, wrote his sophisticated treatise on philosophy, logistics, espionage, strategy and tactics known as The Art of War. Those of our world's senior military men who have been successful in their dismal profession know this to be true.

Those who have ignored this ancient wisdom are called losers by the rest of our world.
President Obama: Please listen to this advice from these masters of ancient wisdom, and resolve to bring our war in Afghanistan to a speedy conclusion, before our great nation becomes totally bankrupt!


Obama identified as just another lying politician!!

In the year 2007, the now President Obama promised: (as now seen on UTube) "If you elect me as your president, my first task will be to take our troops out of Afghanistan." Check it out on today's Jeff Rense web site. Hurry, because they will probably take it off the web in order not to embarrass our new president, who now has evolved very much like our previous war criminal, when it has become so fashionable again.

As I recall, Adolf Hitler made similar promises, when he felt the need to appeal to the German voters!



If Pigs could vote, the man with the slop bucket would be elected swineherd every time, no matter how much slaughter he did on the side!
Please click on the heading to visit Scott Card's web site: at Hatrack.com


The West won the World not by the Superiorities of the Ideas or Values

or religion but rather by applying organized violence. Westerners often forget this fact. Non-Westerners NEVER do!
Please keep these inspired words by Samuel P. Huntington in mind, before you sign up to "kill some gooks" or whatever the struggling people of Afghanistan and Pakistan are now called by our men in uniform, before you decide to kill them with one of your rifles, artillery, or even a merciless "predator" plane flying over your battlefield!


An Afghanistan Timeline

July 3, 1979: President Carter signed a secret directive aiding opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul, calculated to induce a Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Mid to Late 1980's: President Reagan authorizes the shipment of Stinger missiles via Pakistan to Afghanistan. This causes the full Soviet withdrawal in 1989. With our support, The Saudis import Osama bin Laden to lead the effort, and al Qaeda fights successfully to introduce the Taliban.
December 1991: Collapse of the Soviet Union, and the birth of the Caspian Sea nations of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.
1993: US Oil Companies lust for the estimated 200 billion barrels of oil in the Caspian Sea area.
1995: US Oil Companies foam at their mouths for a pipeline across Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
August 13, 1996: Unocal and Delta Oil sign an agreement with Russia's Gazprom and Turkmenistan's "Turkmenrusgaz" to build a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Pakistan via Afghanistan.
For the remainder of this expose of our soldiers being murdered to feed our gas pumps, please click on my heading "An Afghanistan Timeline" for, as my friend Paul Harvey used to say: "The Rest of the Story"


The Young British (and American Soldier) on Afghanistan's Plains

When you're wounded and left on Afghanistan's plains,
And the women come out to cut up what remains,
Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains,
An' go to your Gawd like a soldier.
Go, go, go like a soldier,
Go, go, go like a soldier,
Go, go, go like a soldier,
Soldier ~ of ~ the Queen!

A poem by Rudyard Kipling,
to guide us in our current foreign policy.

Churchill as brutal mass murderer

As David Irving reports in his book: "Apocalypse 1945 - The Destruction of Dresden", Winston Churchill, then the Prime Minister of Britain, Churchill had phoned Sir Archibald Sinclair, his secretary of state for air, to inquire what proposals Bomber Command had, as he put it, for 'basting the Germans in their retreat from Breslau' ( To baste normally means either to moisten meat with drippings, butter, etc., while cooking, or 'to beat with a stick, thrash, cudgel'). Of course, there was no military retreat from Breslau, and the 'retreat' from Breslau was entirely an evacuation of non-combatants. At the time, the London newspapers were full of accounts of the harrowing scenes of German refugees streaming through various cities, and women and children were actually crowding between the buffers of railway coaches and wagons despite the bitter cold.


Top Journalist: "We are intellectual prostitutes"

John Swinton, the foremost journalist of his day, was asked to toast an independent press at a New York banquet given in his honor by other journalists. His response was clear and forthright:"There is no such thing, at this stage of the world's history in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dare write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinions out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinion to appear in one issue of my papers, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone."

"The business of the journalist is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men."

John Swinton, New York 1890



Click here for Afghanistan timeline of oil and violence

July 3, 1979: President Carter made a deal with the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul, calculated to induce the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan
Mid to Late 1980's: President Reagan, aware of our deal with the Soviets, authorizes the shipment of Stinger missiles via Pakistan to Afghanistan
1993: US Oil companies reach for the 200 billion barrels of oil in the Caspian Sea area.
1995: Unocal signs an agreement with Turkmenistan for natural gas purchasing rights for transport through a proposed pipeline in Afghanistan.
1996: Unocal makes a deal with Russia's Gazprom and Turkmenistan's Turkmenrusgaz to build a gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Pakistan via Afghanistan.
Please click on the Title, then, in the upper left corner of that web page, on the word "timelines" for the rest of the sordid details, which require the spilling of many hundreds, perhaps thousands of gallons of American and NATO blood!


US Aircraft kill 50 to 90 Innocent Civilians near the Kunduz Riverw

According to the British Mail + Guardian newspaper, US aircraft killed between 50 and 90 people near the Kunduz River in Afghanistan. All of them were civilians, many of them innocent children, who gravitated to a stranded gasoline filled tanker, to help themselves to heating oil and tractor fuel, which would otherwise have gone to waste.


Israel to patrol Mediterranean as part of global war on terror??

Well, they are certainly qualified, since they sank the American ship Liberty. No, there was no possible way they could have misidentified our vessel: It was flying the American flag, and, according to the classified report I read while serving as Intelligence Operations Officer of our 4th US Armored Division in Goeppingen, Germany, their planes approached our ship at such a proximity that our men could see the color of their eyes.
As our close "allies", they apparently just wanted to test us, and see whether we could still love them after they deliberately killed our men.
With the Israelis as "friends", we no longer need enemies!


Nothing we do will compel 125 million Muslims in Pakistan

to make common cause with a US in league with the two states that are unambiguously anti-muslim: Israel and India. As Porky Pig used to say: "Ibbedi, ibbedi, THAT'S ALL, FOLKS!!"
(Colonel Douglas Mac Gregor, USA, Retired.)


Obama: Taliban NOT a threat to the United States!!

President Obama and his advisers agree: The Taliban are an integral part of Afghanistan, and if you try to remove them from that land, you might as well take on the Republican Party of our country next.

No additional troops for Mc Crystal, no additional American soldiers whacked for the "New World Order", to fatten the wallets and spread sheets of our multi-national oil companies.

In other words, as Porky Pig used to say: "Ibbedy, ibbedy - That's all, folks"


Beware of our Army's exaggerated enemy casualty reports

When I served as Advisory Team Leader in Trung Lap, located in the heart of our enemy's "Iron Triangle", I had honestly reported five enemy casualties to my boss, Major Kurbow, at District Headquarters, during one of my "hairy" night missions. My truthful report was based on that morning's intensive analysis of our "enemies" prone shelters, which they had quickly dug in a Michelin rubber plantation next to Trung Lap. For a small amount of blood in one shelter, I logged one "WIA" (wounded). For a small bone fragment from a skull, I reported one "KIA", since I reasoned that a bullet which had pierced the brain would have been lethal to the hapless enemy fighter, etc, etc. When I visited my honest and highly moral boss at Cu Chi District later that day, I was told that he had doubled my enemy casualty report, since he thought "I might have missed some of the evidence". That same day, I had to visit the next higher headquarters at Hau Ngia province, where I was shocked to see that Major Kurbow's report had been doubled again! Back in our base at Trung Lap Military Post, my team and I had a good laugh over the continued enlargement of our report, and my XO reasoned that, with a few more headquarters than the ones I had visited, our team would get credit for destroying the entire North Vietnamese Army!


Why the Olympics went to Rio

During the "original" olympics, which began in 776 BC, it was traditional to proclaim a truce. Right now, we are in the middle of another world war, and thousands of our world's citizens are dying every moment, as a result of the drones scavenging the sky above Afghanistan and Pakistan for hapless victims.
It is my firm belief that the Olympic Committee was motivated by the tragedy caused by our malicious warfare to punish the United States for violating the olympic spirit by punishing this country for it's rude continuation of the murder of innocent civilians by making a loud and clear statement for the necessity for peace on this small and fragile planet.



Stupid, Stupid, War

"Within the next generation, I believe that the world's leaders will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs or prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging them and kicking them into obedience. In other words, I feel that the nightmare of Nineteen Eighty-Four is destined to modulate into the nightmare of a world having more resemblance to that which I imagined in Brave New World."
from a letter to George Orwell, dated 21 October 1949.

From letters to Aldous Huxley, ed. Grover Smith; Harper&Row, 1969. By the way, I worked with one of his close relatives in the Royal Canadian Army Cadets in Camp Ipperwash, Toronto, Canada.


We're neck deep in the big muddy, and the big fool says to push on!

The American "generals" who are demanding more American cannon fodder to "save" their war in Afghanistan would do well to check Pete Seegar's song about "the big muddy". Their stupidity reminds me so much of my meeting with Captain Timmerman, the former aide de camp of the general who ran our 4th US Armored Division in Goeppingen, Germany, while I worked there as Intelligence Operations Officer for that Division.

When I accidentally ran into him in Camp Enari, the American base of our army near Pleiku, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam, he bent my ear for several minutes, telling me how much he envied my job in active combat, and how much he also wanted to be "Where the Action is".

To get that windbag off my back, I offered an immediate visit to his personnel officer, trading my combat job for his desk assignment. This immediately got the loudmouth to shut up, and he stuttered while walking away.

So would be the reaction of our generals in Afghanistan, if they could be assured that they would actually have to put their neck on the line to achieve an American victory!


Afghanistan: Haunted by the Ghosts of Vietnam

As always, the Journalist Eric Margolis is right on the mark: Our 107,000 Soldiers in Afghanistan are haunted by the ghosts of Vietnam. As I experienced with the 1/10 Cavalry Squadron in the areas around Banmethuot, Pleiku, and later as Advisory Team Leader north of Kontum and in the hotly contested "Iron Triangle" area around and near Trung Lap, most of "our" Vietnamese allies were no match for the highly dedicated Vietcong enemy, and I sadly began to realize that our ultimate defeat would only be a matter of time!
So will it be in Afghanistan. Like Vietnam, the war is about oil (and gas). In Vietnam, after the remnants of our beaten army barely made an ungraceful helicopter exit from one of the taller buildings in the surrounded and besieged South Vietnamese city of Saigon (now re-named Ho-Chi Minh City), Forbes did an article in 1973, which listed all of the off-shore oil and gas properties which had been of interest to our slimy capitalists, for whom so many of my friends had died in agonizing pain.
This is not true in Afghanistan: Though there is neither oil nor gas in that rocky and barren land, our war is merely about "our" ability to build and defend a pipeline from the areas north of Afghanistan, mostly for the benefit of our multi-national oil barons.


Even George Will says:Time to get out of Afghanistan!

George F. Will, one of America's most prominent conservatives,
says: Enough is enough! The Washington establishment should keep faith with its soldiers by rapidly reversing America's involvement in Afghanistan. Military historian Max Hastings says Kabul controls only about a third of the country.
And that's, all, folks, as Porky Pig used to say!!


I Didn't Want to be Part of this Insane Mission!!

Not my words, but those of Heike Groos, a doctor serving with the German army in Afghanistan. She testifies how the situation has deteriorated to the point of paranoia. The longer she was there, the more doubts she had behind the German "mission" in that country: A suicide bomber blew up one of the German buses, killing four soldiers instantly, and seriously wounding many more. Even to this day, she is still haunted by the memories of the dead German soldiers, who died for an oil and gas pipeline, so that multinational corporations could make record profits!
Meanwhile, NATO handed the Taliban a big political victory because of air strikes in the northern province of Kunduz, which left over 100 people dead and injured. The Taliban portrayed the incident as an intentional massacre. In Germany, well over two thirds of the country already favor a withdrawal of the 4,500 German contingent. Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded that the "international community" needed to apply pressure on Kabul to insure that the international engagement can be reduced.
Sic transit gloria mundi.


Don't Mess with Afghanistan!!!

Jane Stillwater has it RIGHT! Had we permitted George W. to treat America to a third term, our current policy in that bloody country of Afghanistan, where superpowers go to be humiliated, would be exactly the same as under the "new", and "modern" Obama regime: Please click on the title to read more, including not only Jane's perceptive report - "Don't Mess with Afghanistan", but also that of Robert Scheer: "Obama's Meaningless War". It was because of "W"that We, the Veterans of another futile war (for me it was 'Nam), formed veteransagainsttorture.com in the futile hope that our honorable service to our great nation not be dragged through our enemies' muddy interpretation of our freely-given measure of pain and torment.

Those of us who voted for Obama sincerely believed that we could now hold our head proudly among the other nations. Unfortunately, WE WERE WRONG!!


America's Most Wanted Environmental "Terrorist"

Tre Arrow, born as Michael James Scarpitti, a self -proclaimed "Tree Hugger", came from a well to do family on the outskirts of sun-drenched Palm Beach, where grandiose mansions line the streets and luxury automobiles occupy the driveways.
In his attempt to make a positive contribution to our world's society, he became a tree-hugging vegan who espouses non-violence. On August 12, 2008, he was sentenced in Federal court to six-and-a-half years for lighting three cement haulers ablaze near Portland, Oregon, as well as firebombing two trucks and one front loader owned by Ray Schoppert Logging Company near the timber town of Estacada, Oregon, in protest of the Eagle tree timber sale in Mt. Hood National Forest in the late 1990's.
His supporters point out that the area he was trying to save is located in a roadless area within Oregon's Clackamas watershed, whose streams provide drinking water for over 185,000 people in the greater Portland area. Cutting the trees Michael was trying to save would most probably lead to future landslides and mass flooding, which would most probably lead to future landslides and mass flooding.
Now the people of that area have no more defenders! Please click on the heading to read the rest of the story.


"Quittin" Time in Afghanistan

As Eric Margolis writes so eloquently in the "Toronto Sun", an election held under the guns of a foreign occupation army cannot be called legitimate or democratic, and the stage-managed vote in Afghanistan for candidates chosen by western "powers" is unlikely to bring either peace or tranquility to this unfortunate nation that has already suffered thirty years of war:

Random death from evil drones bearing death and destruction from "pilots", many miles away in the relative safety of the United States. From their perspective, no resident of Afghanistan is safe from their god-like, or should I say: "Thor-like" penchant for random violence and murder.

How would our citizens in the USA react to random death from an Afghani drone cruising over our highways, killing commuters going to their jobs during rush-hour traffic.

Far fetched? Not necessarily. It just takes a few drones launched from an "unfriendly" neighbor of our country, which is not afraid of our retaliation.


Up a you Essa, Your Honor!!

Failure to communicate accurately is sometimes the beginning of a relentless war: Once upon a time, when a humble Italian immigrant was asked by his US immigration examiner where the "Great Lakes" could be found in America, his response was: "Up a you essa". The same lack of precise information is now a serious stumbling block in our frantic effort to bring Afghanistan under our control. As Eric Margolis, perhaps the best and brightest of our newsmen printed in the "Toronto Sun", an election held under the guns of a foreign occupation army cannot be called legitimate or democratic. The Taliban and its nationalist allies rejected the vote as a fraud, designed to validate continued occupation and open the way for western oil and gas pipelines.

Of course, this indisputable fact would, and could NEVER have been printed in the "free" newspapers of our "United States".

This week's stage-managed vote in Afghanistan for candidates chosen by the "western powers" - rather WEAK powers, don't you think?

It's a LOT more humiliating than the political torture my family and I endured in what was left of Germany, after the end of the Second World War: Our "news media" assured us that "black is white, and white is black, an you'll believe that, if you know what is good for you.

Unfortunately, this reminded so many of our fellow Germans of the NAZI days, that we just laughed all that shit off, an wished those who had dared to dupe us with that crap to the lower mansions of hell!


The American War in Afghanistan is NOT about oil!

Yes, my fellow "war fans", the evil conspiracy theorists of this world have it all wrong this time: Oil is NOT the reason our New World Order fans have committed so many of our young men to fight and die in the barren desert, which is Afghanistan: If you will humor me, and click on the title, the scales will miraculously fall from your weary eyes, and you will finally quit bad-mouthing the good intentions of our new US government. It's all about our need for natural gas!
The Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline (TAP or TAPI) is a proposed natural gas pipeline being developed by the Asian Development Bank. It will transport Caspian Sea natural gas from Turkmenistan through Afghanistan into Pakistan, and then to India. The Afghan "government" is expected to receive 8% of the project's revenue.
Whatever it costs, the project is certainly worth the many lives which must yet be sacrificed to achieve this "holy" objective.


The World is at an important historical Crossroads

Michel Chossudovsky:

The US has embarked on a military adventure which threatens the future of humanity: Military action against Iran would directly involve Israel's participation, which in turn is likely to trigger a broader war throughout the Middle East.

The livelihood of millions of people throughout the World is at stake, but our world can only be saved by revealing the falsehoods behind America's "War on Terrorism" and questioning the legitimacy of the main political and military actors responsible for extensive war crimes.

Will the people our world survive?


Working for World Peace!

Those of you who have been following this blog are probably wondering why I haven't been posting as much. Well, recently I have come to the conclusion that I have to get off my butt and publish a book which, hopefully, will reduce the possibility of Nuclear War on this small and fragile planet. Much of the book is already on my web site, at http://home.earthlink.net/~wolfgangpmay/
Just click on the link hidden underneath the title "Working for World Peace!", to get there, or click on the link next to the poem on my blog!
The chapters, some of which are extremely extensive, include:
1)Home, 2)A Republic, Not an Empire,
3)Cambodia and Korea (This section features a very nice thank you letter from the late King Sihanouk, commending me for my work towards world peace)
4) Alternatives to Ethnic Cleansing
5) War is always about money
6) Welcome back from Iraq or Afghanistan
7) Vietnam
8) Children at War
9) If you decide to go to war
10) Refugees
11) Our Army Self-destructs
12) The International Red Cross
13) Dresden (As a young boy, I was an eyewitness to the destruction, and one of our members from VeteransAgainstTorture.com, of which I am a founding member, was one of the members of an American Bombing Crew. As a christian, I was so utterly moved by his confession that I offered to grant him "absolution", while I also mentioned that I have no official or church power for that action, but his work against our country's obsession with torture would surely be considered by the deity to whom we all have to ultimately answer for our many transgressions.


Samuel Phillipps Huntington

Samuel P. Huntington was born on April 18, 1929, and died at age 81, on December 24, 2008. Contrary to his admirers, he was NOT an honorable man. Though he published several books, and served at Columbia University as Deputy Director of the Institute for War and Peace Studies, he advocated the concentration of the rural population of Vietnam as a means for isolating the Vietcong, he was also co-author of The Crisis of Democracy: On the Governability of Democracies, a report issued by the Trilateral Commission in 1976. 
In his "expanded" version of The Clash of Civilizations, revised as "The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order" in 1996, he argued that post-Cold War conflict would most frequently and violently occur between the world's major civilizations, for example: Western, Latin American, Islamic, Chinese, Hindu, Orthodox, Japanese, and Africa. He argued that Western nations will lose predominance, if they fail to recognize the irreconcilable nature of cultural tensions.     


Mossad-Taliban Whistleblower killed in Pakistan!

Qari Zainuddin, a tribal leader who had defected from Pakistani Taliban Chief Baitullah Mehsud, and revealed the Taliban's ties with the US and Israel, was shot dead, days after he revealed that their comrade was pursuing a US-Israeli agenda.  The slain man had also been critical of Mehsud's use of suicide bombings targeting civilians. In an interview with local media, the defector said that Mehsud had established strong links with Israeli intelligence services, which were destabilizing the nuclear armed country. He was quoted as saying that Mehsud and his men are working against Islam.The Us had invaded Afghanistan more than seven years ago to allegedly eradicate insurgency and arrest Taliban and al Qaeda leaders.

My fellow Americans, we are literally being screwed by our current government leaders, which continue to tread the anti-American path of our unscrupulous and dishonest Cheney/Bush "government"!   



The tragedy now unfolding in Pakistan is occurring due to the pursuit of incredibly shortsighted policies by the United States as well as the Pakistani government and military. The US has pressured Pakistan into engaging in brutal military operations, without regard to its own vital interests in the region: This neglect of even the most basic goals which the United States is attempting to achieve in the region, will almost certainly encourage the Islamic takeover of not only Iraq, but also other strategic governments in that area. The current military operation in Swat (like the earlier one in Bajaur, consists mainly of subjecting the areas to heavy bombardment from the air and ground, behind which ground troops advance, shooting at anyone they encounter, including civilians trying to flee or seek food and water, while the hardened Taliban militants have mostly moved away from these affected areas. The Americans used to call these behaviours, when engaged in by German troops a war crime, but now, these same actions are merely designed to bring "peace" to the world: They made a desert, and called it PEACE!


US and Pakistan created the "TALIBAN"!

YES: Now we know. According to a recent edition of the Times of India, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardani revealed to our NBC on May 7, that the US Central Intelligence Agency and his own country's ISI together created the "Taliban". To your left you see the Taliban busy gathering their Opium harvest, thereby supplementing their already enormous funding of by our United States Congress.
Of course, this revelation is not exactly news to readers of this blog: As I pointed out earlier, in reviewing the IMPORTANT book: "America's War on Terrorism" the second edition, by Michel Chossudovsky, page 5, "Western Media.. fail to mention that the Taliban's coming to power in Afghanistan 1996 was the result of US military aid, channeled to Taliban and Al Qaeda forces through Pakistan's ISI. This was confirmed by Jane Defense Weekly, stating that "half of Taliban manpower and equipment originate in Pakistan under the ISI."
The hidden agenda was oil: As soon as the Taliban had taken Kabul in 1996, and formed a government, a delegation was whisked off to Houston, Texas for meetings with officials of the Unocal Corporation regarding the construction of the strategic trans-Afghan pipeline.


Would only the dirty Japs use torture? We decided they were right!

"We"-That is- "Our" Government, which always knows what is "good" for us, waterboarded Khalid Sheikh Mohammed 183 times, practiced sleep deprivation for 11 straight days, then stuffed him into a tiny box in a sweltering hot room, with insects crawling all over him. Then we take him out, smash his head against the wall three times, and then waterboard him for the 162nd time.

About one hundred of our "detainees" died while we were holding them. We beat people to death at Bagram Airbase and Abu Graib. Military lawyers told the Bush officials that what they wanted to do would be illegal, inhumane, and immoral.

Now those turds whose ancestors tortured German prisoners of war claim that WE are the "GOOD" guys.

Yeah, Right!


When Pigs Fly: Swine Flu Outbreak a Naturally Occurring Event

Three different flu viruses seem to have been used to create the Swine Flu which has produced 1000 cases in Mexico, so far 6 in Southern California, and 2 in Texas. It does not seem possible that the recombination of these strains is a naturally-occurring event, unless, as they say: Pigs are now actually able to sprout wings and fly.
The LA Times, which is owned by Sam Zell, whose ancestors are rumored to have known the famous Grimm Brothers of German fairy tales, was quick to cover the US government's ass by detailing exactly how these three strains of flu could combine into one super virus naturally.


America's "War on Terrorism" ?

The news reports never mentioned that Al-Zarqawi was recruited by our "own" CIA to fight in the Soviet-Afghan war, as acknowledged by Secretary Colin Powell in his presentation to the UN Security Council on 5 February 2003. Moreover, US intelligence has provided covert support to the Islamic militant network consistently for more than 20 years. In fact, the US is the largest producer of "Weapons of Mass Destruction", with a defense budget of more than 400 billion dollars a year.
Now you understand why America is broke, and our people are lining up on bread lines to feed themselves and their families, while our new president is pushing more troops into Afghanistan. CHANGE??? We have seen this shit before. I will grant you that our new president is better than "Nuuqular" W. Bush, but Obama is following the same old line of government deception, creating and expanding a war where there was none, inviting a cultural clash with the entire Islamic world, taking our money, and throwing it away!!
Please check out the book: AMERICA'S "WAR ON TERRORISM" at Amazon.com. New and used books are still available! Educate yourself before it's too late.


US Defence Stocks Surge on Gates' Budget Proposal

Major US defence stocks were raised out of the doldrums by Defense Secretary Robert Gates' budget proposals thanks to the lifting of a degree of uncertainty and proposals that were not as dramatic as the markets expected.
Fitch Ratings was among those who noted that although four of the top 10 US programmes face reductions or delays, several of the leading projects - including the F-35 and F/A -18 aircraft programmes - were to be increased.
Whenever you can make an increase in defense spending look like a significant decrease, you got 'em by the balls!


Chomsky: NATO Should Immediately Disband!

Despite the costly maintenance of the US Military, which spends half of the world's military expenditure, and the financial crisis, President Obama has shown no desire to limit his military spending. "In reality there is little sign of CHANGE. You may have noticed that despite the financial crisis there is no serious attempt to limit US military spending since Obama became president. They may cancel some expensive high tech projects, because you don't need those sort of planes for the sort of wars we have now. The United States wants to recruit Eastern European nations to join NATO because they think they will be prepared to send soldiers to fight those sort of wars."
Yeah, right?

Lawrence Korb Assures Us 10+ More Years in Afghanistan!

In his speech at the University of Pittsburgh, this former Obama advisor assured his audience that by voting for Obama, we are now condemned to at least ten years of war in Afghanistan. After an amused smirk for those who wanted peace, he assured his bewildered audience that we would now be paying a high price for choosing Obama as President of our United States. He also attempted to "sell" Obama's election by assuring the audience that Afghanistan would now surely "become a narco state". WOW! That is certainly worth fighting and dying for! Give us more good news.
Please click on the title to read the whole story.


Why Martin Luther King would speak against war in Afghanistan.

In 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King lashed out at the US government over the Vietnam War. His speech: "Beyond Vietnam: A time to break the silence" not just to raise parallels between Vietnam and Afghanistan, which are certainly growing with President Obama's mission creep calls for military escalation. Dr. King's speech also illustrates how fighting a long war abroad grossly depletes our government's wherewithal to handle a more critical socioeconomic crisis at home. Dr. King saw the war as undermining our ability to fight the "unconditional war on poverty". "... I watched the (program for the destitute) eviscerated as if it were some idle political plaything of a society gone mad on war, and I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such."


Punishing the Torturers: Fake Faith and Epic Crimes!

Compared to our current war criminals, many of the Nazis tried at Nuremberg were choir boys: International law would be mere farce, said the US chief prosecutor at Nuremberg, Supreme Court justice Robert Jackson, if, in future, we do not apply its principles to ourselves.
"WELL SAID !!On 19 January, the George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley compared the status of George W. Bush with that of Pinochet. "Outside the United States there is not the ambiguity about what to do about a war crime, so if you try to travel, most people are not going to view you as 'former President George Bush' but as a current war criminal. For this reason, former defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who personally approved torture techniques in Iraq and at Guantanamo, no longer travels. In the spirit of the war crimes trials at Nuremberg, he has twice been indicted for war crimes in Germany. Mr. Bush, please go to Germany. Make my day!!


We have met the enemy, and it is us!

The government accountability office has called on the Obama administration to explain the meaning of "responsible" troop pullout from Iraq. Mr. President, you said last month that most of the 140,000 US combat troops would be withdrawn by the end of August 2010.
Up to 50,000 would remain until the end of 2011, when an agreement between Iraq and the US requires all troops to leave. The logistics of withdrawing tens of thousands of troops within two years and the removal of equipment and material will be a massive and expensive effort. Meanwhile, back in the United States, the voters, many of them now out of work, and thrown out of their homes, who gave you control of our budget, go begging for jobs to feed their hungry families.
Mr. President: This is change we don't want or need!


Iran, US find common ground on Afghanistan

Delegates from almost 80 countries and organizations are meeting in the Hague to discuss reconstruction in Afghanistan. Ms Clinton said the United States and Iran share mutual interests in Afghanistan, and the US envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan Richard Holbrooke had a brief and cordial meeting. She also said that the Iranian Minister's speech was promising because of his offer to cooperate over border security to take on Afghan drug smugglers. She told the conference that she supports Afghanistan's plans to hold reconciliation talks with with moderate members of the Taliban. She said:"We must support the efforts by the government of Afghanistan to separate the extremists of Al Quaeda and the Taliban from those who join their ranks, not out of conviction, but out of desperation."


12 Die in Bloody Siege at Pakistan Police Academy

A group of gunmen, some in police uniforms, attacked a police academy today and held it for hours, seizing hostages, throwing grenades and killing at least six trainee officers before being overpowered by Pakistani commandos. Four suspected militants were arrested while three blew themselves up in the eight-hour battle to retake the compound on the outskirts of Lahore in eastern Pakistan, said Rao Iftikar, a top government official in Punjab province.
Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik said one of the men was an Afghan, and that investigators believe the attack had its roots along Pakistan's border with Afghanistan, where Taliban militants have hideouts. Meanwhile, a member of the Pakistani Taliban who used the name Omar Farooq told the Associated Press that a group called Fedayeen al Islam was behind the attack and that he was speaking on their behalf.
"As long as the Pakistan troops do not leave tribal areas, these attacks will continue."


The Latest Horror: "Depressflation"

Obama's Democrats are about to put it to you BIGTIME: Think 1970's style "stagflation" but much, much worse: Massive inflation, together with Depression-like economics. Obama promised us CHANGE, an now he is about to keep that sacred promise. The sky is the limit on spending, would you believe trillion-plus dollars over the next two years alone? Better believe, because your buddy Obama is about to make it happen! By printing money as fast as the government presses can run. Not only are Obama's economic "experts" (definition: X is an unknown quantity, and a spurt is a drip under pressure) printing more money, which causes inflation, and hiking taxes, which kills investment, businesses and jobs. When will we realize that government intervention is magnifying, not solving the problems that caused the crisis. When will the patience of the public with Obama's remedies run out? Google the GLOBAL STOCK INVESTOR for possible solutions!


The Cloward-Piven Strategy and the New World Order

According to author James Simpson, Barack Obama is destroying our economy on purpose. The so-called "Cloward-Piven Strategy" calls for the destruction of capitalism in America by swelling the welfare rolls to the point of collapsing our economy and then implementing socialism by nationalizing many private institutions. It is, or will be, a brand of "undisguised authoritarian socialism" supported by the establishment. Obama, who worked for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), seems determined to bring the United States back to the communist economy of Soviet Russia, before it collapsed in a pile of useless rubble.

As the old commies used to say: Sic transit gloria mundi, or "Thus goes the glory of the world". But wait: There's MORE good news: Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is worried about the stability of China's huge portfolio of US government bonds, and tells Obama that he needs to stop spending like a drunken sailor. Now, aren't you glad you voted for Obama?

Click on the headline for the "rest of this dismal story"



Charles W. ("Chas") Freeman, Jr., born in 1943, was the US Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, and president of the Middle East Policy Council. He was educated at Yale and Harvard Law, and he has served our country in Delhi, Taipei, Bangkok and Beijing. He was Ronald Reagan's deputy assistant secretary of state for Africa and Bill Clinton's assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. George Bush "I" named him ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He was our man in Riyadh when General Norman Schwarzkopf and 500,000 US troops arrived to evict the army of Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. Being an honest as well as an extremely distinguished public servant, he committed the "crime" of saying "NOBODY IS SUFFERING MORE THAN THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE" His other major faux pas was publishing "The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policy" by Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, which went on the New York Times best-seller list. This immediately but this wise and distinguished gentleman on AIPAC's "enemies" list, and deprived our great nation of the badly needed services of our most learned and wise elder statesman. Israel Lackeys, GET OUT OF OUR "F'N" Hair, OR Else!!!!


Tit For Tat: Russian Bombers on OUR Doorstep!!

When I served in our US army, most of the troops under my command used to have a saying: "What goes around, comes around!" In other words, "do unto others as you would have them do unto you." Last year, Russia temporarily based a pair of Tu-160 bombers at an airbase in Venezuela in a carefully-choreographed display of force regarded as a warning message to the United States. Each of these strategic bombers is capable of carrying 12 cruise missiles that can be fitted with "nuqular" warheads. To make certain that we got their message, a Russian flotilla led by the "nuqular" powered cruiser Peter the Great also joined Venezuelan vessels for manoeuvers in the Caribbean late last year, timed to coincide with a visit to the region by President Dmitry Medvedev. By comparison with "W", President Obama is fully capable of thinking, and evaluating the consequences of this "friendly" Russian gesture. Mr. President, PLEASE use your fine mind to avoid a, as "W" used to say, "NUUQULAR"war!!!!!!!!!!


Say NO to more troops in Afghanistan!!!

All of us, including our new, "virgin" president, are not immune to Sir Isaac Newton's Third Law of Motion, as I found out while serving as Advisory Team Leader in the "Iron Triangle" of Vietnam: "To every action, there is an equal, and opposite reaction" Please click on the picture to enlarge, and read my "important" message.
The more troops we send, to be mutilated, or to die in the military morass that is Afghanistan, the more our enemies are going to insist that the desperate peasants of that poor country sacrifice many more of their sons and daughters to counter our escalation. In the end, both sides will lose, and more of our mutilated soldiers will grace the veterans' hospitals in the United States, while more one-legged Afghanis will suffer in the ramshackel huts of the "enemy".
Mr. President, read your bible before you engage in more useless and dangerous folly, and please fire the advisor who got you into this mess. And, for god's sake, and I mean this literally, try making peace for a "change"!


Patrick Buchanan: It's Pitchfork Time!

President Obama is gearing up for a fight on his budget. You see, his "employee" Tim Geithner is clueless about how to save the banks, and the Obama budget portends disaster for our republic. His budget calls for the radical restructuring of the US economy, a sweeping redistribution of power and wealth to government and Democratic constituencies. He has essentially declared war against the Right! Barack really has no mandate for his declaration of war. Republicans are under NO obligation to render bipartisan support to what is essentially Obama's coup d'etat, but Obama opted for a leftist power grab. Instead of government consuming 21% of our GDP, his budged will spend 28% in 2009 and run a deficit of $1.75 trillion, or 12.7% of GDP. This is four times the largest deficit of George W. Bush, and twice as large a share of the economy as any deficit since World War II. Add that 28% to the 12% spent by the states, counties and cities, and government will consume 40% of the entire economy in 2009. We are not "headed down the road to socialism". WE ARE THERE!!!.

Beating our Swords into Ploughshares!

Let us beat swords into Plowshares! The statue to your left in this posting was created by the Russian Sculptor Yevgeny Victorovich Vuchetich, and it has graced the United Nations garden since 1957. Vuchetich was a Montenegran Serb, born in what is now Dnipropetrovsk, in the Ukraine. Look him up by clicking on the title of this post!

Obama has done something right! We shall soon be discussing a US plan to cancel an antimissile system in Europe if Russia helps prevent Iran from developing long-range weapons.

Russia has always suspected that our 10 interceptor missiles in Poland, and a related radar installation in the Czech Republic, was pointed at Russia's strategic capability.

President Medvedev said Moscow shares US concerns about Iran and nuclear proliferation.


More Slaves than at any time in Human History

According to a United Nations report, the number of people living as slaves is greater than at any other time in "human" history. Several million people have now become the victims of slavery each year. Most of them are forced to become prostitutes, others are forced to perform dangerous low-wage jobs, and the many are used as human organ and tissue donors for illegal operations.

Twenty percent of these victims are children! Russia, and other nations within the former Soviet sphere of influence is not only a supplier of these horrible "live goods", but also a trafficker in their Asian sphere of influence!


Leaders of Afghanistan: "We shall NEVER surrender!"

Remember this old speech by Sir Winston Churchill? Let me paraphrase it for you, so that you might understand how the people of Afghanistan view our occupation: "We shall fight them in the hills and in the valleys, we shall fight them on their landing grounds, we shall never surrender.
"The situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating", said President Obama, as he announced deployment of an additional 17,000 troops. "There is no military solution in Afghanistan" says Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Said US Commander General David McKiernan yesterday, US and Nato forces are stalemated. The retreat from Central Asia is already underway. Expelled from our K-2 air base in Uzbekistan in 2005, the United States has now been ordered out of the Manas air base in Kyrgystan.
It's Time to cut our losses, Mr. President!! unless you can figure out how to resurrect our dead.


To our Stock Brokers:"Jump, You Fuckers"

If you don't like my heading, please understand that these are not my words, but the apparent concensus of all Americans who have been swindled by the con-artists of wall street. If you click on my headline, you will be able to read "Der Spiegel's story about the apparent concensus of those who have lost their money on this Wall Street Crap table. And that's what it truly was: Crap. Mr. von Bomhard, whose company is the largest reinsurer in the world will be happy to enlighten you about America's small financial problem: "The staggering dimensions of this crisis were in fact surprising to everyone, but it was - in contrast to an earthquake - created by people.
Yeah, right! If you believe that, I've got some swamp land in Florida you might want to buy unseen..


Who murdered Osama bin Laden and Benazir Bhutto?

According to Benazir Bhutto, who seems to have been murdered by the same evil forces who had hired and then killed Osama bin Laden, officials of our United States government are to blame.
Please click on the headline of this post, to listen to the video of her statement, captured on BRASSCHECKTV shortly before her death.


After the Reich: The Brutal History of Allied Occupation

Brutal History of Allied Occupation? You'd better believe it - As a matter of fact, since my family and I barely survived that gruesome period of American history, I suspect that the author, Giles MacDonogh, may actually be soft-peddling America's guilt (and that of the other war criminals who were her accomplices).
As the author truthfully states, General Eisenhower denied us access to foreign aid, forcing Germans to subsist on no more than 1200 calories a day.
Over a million German POWs died in "Allied" captivity, and at least 2 million women were raped by the Soviets. Hundreds of thousands of us died in brutal deportations. The author has drawn from a vast array of first-person accounts to give a voice to the millions of innocent German civilians who, having lost a brutal war, including the wanton destruction of the beautiful city of Dresden, annexation of my homeland in Schlesien, and who now found themselves struggling to survive a hellish "peace". Please click on the headline, and read "After the Reich: The Brutal History of the Allied Occupation" by Giles MacDonogh, only $12.89 at http://www.amazon.com/


Gruesome Harvest: American Casualties in Iraq

In his book: "A Republic, Not an Empire", Pat Buchanon, reminded Americans that by abandoning the foreign policy rooted in the wisdom of our Founding Fathers and the giants of American statesmanship - George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and Andrew Jackson will always have extremely serious consequences, which are inevitably borne by our nation's sons and daughters. So far, they have paid a very high price for ignoring Pat's warning. Since our war against the people of Iraq began, they have suffered at least 4237 deaths, and over 100,000 wounded. In Afghanistan we are now up to 644 military deaths, plus 317 deaths of our coalition partners in Iraq, 422 other military deaths, and at least 446 deaths of our contractors in Iraq.

Unfortunately, this is only part of the story, and we continue to slide down a slippery slope. If we continue to stumble along in that politically sensitive region and Pakistan's nuclear weapons fall into the hands of our enemies, who knows what horrors we will then be forced to confront? Check out the January 11, 2009 New York Times story: "The Worst Pakistan Nightmare for Obama" by David E. Sanger about the problems that country has in keeping those nukes out of the hands of Islamic Militants, if you don't mind losing several nights. If you REALLY want to know, click on http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/magazine/ Enjoy your sleep tonight!


Shlomo Sand: When and How Were The Jewish People Invented?

In his book Matai ve'ech humtza ha'am hayehudi (When and How Was the Jewish People Invented?) (sic) What if the Palestinian Arabs who have lived for decades under the heel of the modern Israeli state are in fact descended from the same "children of Israel" described in the Old Testament? And what if most modern Israelis are not descended from the ancient Israelites at all, but are actually a mix of Europeans, North Africans and others who didn't "return" to the scrap of land we now call Israel and establish a new state following the attempt to exterminate them during World War II, but came in and forcefully displaced people whose ancestors had lived there for millennia? What if the entire tale of the Jewish Diaspora - the story recounted at Passover tables by Jews around the world every year, detailing the ancient Jews' exile from Judea, the years spent wandering through the desert, their escape from the Pharaoh's clutches is all wrong? That is the explosive thesis of When and How Was the Jewish People Invented? a book by Tel Aviv University scholar Shlomo Zand (or Sand) that has sent shockwaves across Israeli society when it was published last year. More at http://www.alternet.org/ : Controversial Bestseller, by Joshua Holland, January 28, 2009


Chomsky: No Change Coming With Obama

The first message of the Pakistani government to General David Petraeus, when he took command of the region was that they did not want any more bombings in Pakistan. The first message by Hamid Karzai was the same. But would Obama listen? NOO!!
I believe that both wanted a timetable for the withdrawal of foreign troops: US and others from their respective countries.

As Pervez Hoodbhoy, a well-known physicist pointed out, these kind of massacres will stimulate terror and reactions. Obama probably missed the physics course, where they taught:
"For every action,
there is an equal, and opposite reaction!


US Intelligence Agencies Protect our World from Nuclear War!

On February 25, 2007, Michael Smith (left), and Sarah Baxter broke a story which saved the world from a nuclear holocaust: Some of America's most senior military commanders - four or five generals and admirals would resign if Bush ordered an attack on Iran, a source close to British intelligence said. The US Intelligence community simply did not believe that Iran had an active nuclear weapons program.

In November 2007, all 16 US intelligence agencies produced a National Intelligence Estimate that declared "with high confidence" that Iran had suspended any such program as of 2003. Dick Chaney's office tried to suppress that report and with George Bush told the chagrined Israeli government he would ignore it.

You and I, and the rest of the world owe these intelligence agencies and the high-ranking officers involved, a debt which we can never repay.


Black Death Kills al-Qaeda Operatives in Algeria

The "Black Death", that horrible plague also known as Bubonic Plague, has killed at least 40 Al-Qaeda operatives training in a forest camp in Algeria. The plague outbreak came to light when security forces found a body by a roadside. Now al-Qaeda chiefs fear the plague has been passed to some of their other cells in Algeria -or Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. The plague spreads quickly via bites from infected rat fleas, and kills within hours. Symptoms include boils in the groin, neck, and armpits. In Pneumonic Plague, airborne bacteria spread like flu. It can be in the body for more than a week- highly contageous, but not revealing tell-tale symptoms.
One medical expert said: "The leaders fear surviving terrorists will surrender to escape a horrible death - most of the terrorists do not have the basic medical supplies to treat the disease!" Please click on the title for more information.


Olmert Humiliates George W. Bush

In his article on http://www.humanevents.com/ Is Ehud's Poodle Acting Up? Pat Buchanon once again shines the spotlight on the bizarre relationship between tiny Israel and our powerful United States. Actually, our United States, whose military adventures we are forced to support with our taxes, seems to be merely a minor colony of Israel, and we have to take orders from its leader, no matter how absurd. Here is the latest evidence of the bizarre nature of our status: Prime Minister Olmert had interrupted George Bush in the middle of a speech in Philadelphia, and told him to instruct Condi Rice not to vote for a UN resolution Condi herself had written. Bush did as he was told, said Olmert to the Isreali crowd to which he bragged about this absurd comedy of a flea ordering an lephant around a circus bigtop, while much of the world applauded this obscenely comical, yet tragic act.
According to Olmert, Bush was clueless about America's speech before the United Nations: "He said: "Listen. I don't know about it. I'm not familiar with the phrasing." Olmert told him: "The United States could not vote in favor....He immediately called the Secretary of State and told her not to vote in favor."
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi!


Israeli Assault Injures1.5 Million Gazans

Jonothan Cook , a courageous British freelance journalist, and the founder of the Nazareth Press Agency in February 2004, discredits most of the data currently printed about the Israeli war against the people of Gaza: So far, only the more than 4,500 Gazans who have suffered severe burns from exploding Israeli "white phosphorous" shells, shrapnel wounds from artillery rounds, broken and lost limbs from aerial bombardment, bullet wounds, etc. have been counted. Israeli officials like to include such injuries among their own soldiers as light wounds and shock. By that standards, the residents of Gaza have now endured 1.5 million wounds, or is there some doubt about whether the weeks of bombardment of Gaza, one of the most densely populated places on earth, have left the entire population in a deep, and possibly permanent, state of shock? Please click on the headline for Jonathan Cook's web site!


Obama: The Postmodern Coup - The Making of a Manchurian Candidate

According to Webster Griffin Tarpley, an "intelligence expert" and historian who has been studying and exposing covert operations for over thirty years. In 1992, he tried to warn us about our "current" president in his books: "George Bush: The Unauthorized Biography" and in 2005 he wrote: "9/11 Synthetic Terror.
The author believes that Obama is a deeply troubled personality, the megalomaniac front man for a postmodern coup by the intelligence agencies, using fake polls, mobs of swarming adolescents, super-rich contributors, and orchestrated media hysteria to short-circuit normal politics and seize power. Obama comes from the orbit of the Ford Foundation, and has never won public office in a contested election. His guru and controller Zbigniew Brzezinski, the deranged revanchist and Russia-hater who dominated the catastrophic Carter presidency 30 years ago. Trilateral Commission co-founder Brzezinski wants a global showdown with Russia and China far more dangerous for the United States than the Bush-Cheney Iraq adventure.
Amazon.com is selling the new version of this book for $10.85.


Please Secure Ceasefire Say UN Gaza Officials to Ban!

A senior United Nations official in Gaza warned today that "tragically the horror continues" with 19 children reported killed and 52 injured in just the last 24 hours of Israel-Hamas fighting, even as Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon briefed the Security Council on his upcoming trip to the region to speed up the diplomatic efforts for a ceasefire.

"For the Secretary-General our message will be as it has been consistently: Please, we have to get an end to the fighting, nowhere in Gaza is safe, the situation here is horrific for everybody," the Gaza Director of Operations of the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), John Ging, told a news conference in New York, speaking by video link from ground zero.


US Bunker-Buster Penetrates 20 Feet of Reinforced Concrete

The American Raytheon GBU 28 "Bunker Buster" is a 2.2 ton special weapon for penetrating some 20 feet of reinforced concrete. Earlier, the US had rejected an Israeli request for military equipment that would improve Israel's ability to attack Iran's nuclear facilities.
The Americans had viewed the request as a sign that Israel was in the advanced stages of preparations to attack Iran, and felt that such a strike would undermine American interests.
Was Israel's request for the delivery of the GBU 28 accepted by Washington, bypassing the US Congress?
Has our outgoing (THANK GOD) administration now gone COMPLETELY insane?
Is this the beginning of a world-wide Nuuqu-lar holocaust? Please click on the headline for the http://www.globalresearch.ca story, "Unusually Large U.S. Weapons Shipment to Israel: Are the US and Israel Planning a Broader Middle East War?" by Michel Chossudovsky.


United States sends 3,000 Tons of "Ammunition" to Israel

3,000 Tons of "ammunition" are on their way from the United States to Israel, according to an article by Michel Chossudovsky on Global Research. Analysts have concluded that the 2 shipments of ammunition were intended to supply Israel's armed forces in support of its military invasion of Gaza.
Delivery of ordinance always precedes the onslaught of a military operation. The ordinance required under "Operation Cast Lead" was decided upon in June 2008. Included will be 1,000 bunker-buster high precision GPS-guided Small Diameter Guided Bomb Units 39 (GBU-39). These were delivered to Israel in November, and were used in the initial raids on Gaza.
Whatever the nature of these shipments, they point to a substantial escalation scenario - are they part of a broader military adventure against Lebanon, Syria and Iran?


Stalingrad Revisited: Our Goals are near, says Israeli PM

As I recall, our German generals also said "Our Goals are Near", but it just was not true at the time, and the rest is history. Those who do not learn from history are forced to repeat it! Please click on the headline for the complete story, by the British "Guardian" newspaper!
"Israel is close to achieving the goal it set for itself" Ehud Olmert told his cabinet in Jerusalem, though he gave no indication that the campaign was drawing to an end!
As I recall, our old Fuehrer said about the same thing, after the Wehrmacht was bogged down in Stalingrad.
"Patience, determination and effort are still needed to realize these goals in a manner that will change the security situation in the south," Olmert said. Earlier, the leader of Hamas warned that Israel's offensive in Gaza had ended any chance for broader peace negotiations with the Palestinians!


Vatican Cardinal Renato Martino:Gaza Like Nazi Death Camp!

Cardinal Renato Martino, the Vatican's justice and peace minister, was quoted by the online Italian daily Il Sussidario as saying that the conditions in Gaza "increasingly resemble a big concentration camp".
On Tuesday, Pope Benedict XVI said he wanted to encourage efforts to get Israelis and Palestinians to sit down together in peace talks over the Gaza conflict.
Benedict was speaking to pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter's square, repeating his warning that hate and rejection of dialogue only lead to war. The Vatican said that he would like to go to the Holy Land on a pilgrimage this spring, but no concrete plans have been made!

Listen to the Anguish of the Children and their Parents

There is not much more to say, so I shall keep silent for now, and ask that you click on the heading, for videos of Palestinian children being murdered by the IDF. In case you lose your way, all of the links about the escalating murders of Palestinian Children are at http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/
Oxford professor of international relations Avi Shlaim served in the Israeli army and has never questioned the state's legitimacy, but its merciless assault on Gaza led him to devastating conclusions: Establishing the state of Israel in May 1948 involved a monumental injustice to the Palestinians. British officials bitterly resented American partisanship on behalf of the infant state. On 2 June 1948, Sir John Troutbeck wrote to the foreign secretary, Ernest Blevin, that the Americans were responsible for the creation of a gangster state headed by "an utterly unscrupulous set of leaders. I used to think that this judgment was too harsh but Israel's vicious assault on the people of Gaza, and the Bush administration's complicity in this assault, have reopened the question.

Is Peace at Hand?

Please click on the headline and search in the "Financial Times" for "Pressure grows for ceasefire in Gaza"
An Israeli delegation is due in Cairo to discuss the details for a possible ceasefire, which might put a temporary end to the fighting, which has so severely damaged Israel's reputation. Involved will be a French-backed Egyptian initiative that calls for a temporary ceasefire, followed by talks on how to control the Gaza-Egypt border and prevent Hamas from re-arming, as well as how to achieve reconciliation among rival Palestinian factions.


An Eye for an Eye Makes the Whole World Blind

Israel's unprovoked aggression against the children of Gaza (like the one to the left of this entry) is having very serious repercussians against the innocent children of Jews in other parts of the world.
Unfortunately, it is always so - Unable to strike back at the out of control "Israel Defense Force", those who want to send a message to the powers who ordered the killing of these innocents have chosen to vent their wrath against other innocents, the closest at hand.
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind" said Mahatma Gandhi, the "great soul" of India. Peace, not revenge, is the real answer to our world's problems!


Now it is the Americans who Live in Infamy!

Arthur Schlesinger, the truly distinguished gentleman, for that is what he REALLY was, lived from 1917 to 2007. Among other things, he was an outstanding historian, whose more than 20 books shaped discussions for two generations about America's past, and who himself was a provocative, unabashedly liberal partisan, most notably in serving the Kennedy White House. He agreed that the doctrine and implementation of "our" 2002 National Security Strategy , and its implementation in Iraq, are widely regarded as a watershed in international affairs. After the first bombs fell on Baghdad, he recalled FDR's words following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, "a date which will live in infamy". "Now it is Americans who will live in infamy", he wrote, as their government adopts the policies of Imperial Japan. He added that George Bush had converted a "global wave of sympathy for the US" into a global wave of hatred of American arrogance and militarism." Were he alive today, how would he judge the Israeli incursion into Gaza?


Israel Fires White Phosphorous Shells into Gaza

This is an AP news photo of a white phosphorous shell (WP) fired into Gaza. WP causes painful burn injuries to exposed human flesh, and is considered a chemical weapon by most governments around the world. Its use in civilian areas is banned by the Geneva Treaty of 1980. The United Nations considers such weapons illegal.


Now it is the Gaza Ghetto in which terror reigns

Now it is the Gaza Ghetto in which massive human rights atrocities occur.
Nick Palmer has been a member of Labour Friends of Israel for a long time. His mother had struggled to find homes for the Jewish victims of Nazism, but now he realizes that Israel's response consistently reaches beyond Hamas's leadership and affects the entire civilian population, killing a "significant" number of civilians as well. It is a wholly disproportionate response.
Please click on the headline for the full story!!


Israel's Friends must say 'STOP'

Nick Palmer has been a member of Labour Friends of Israel for a long time. His mother had worked for UNRRA, the wartime organization which helped find homes for the victims of Nazism.
Nevertheless, he warns: "If Israel launched air strikes against groups preparing to fire missiles, this would be entirely covered by the international law on self-defense. The problem is that Israel's response consistently reaches beyond Hamas's leadership group and affects the entire civilian population. It is a wholly disproportionate response.
The picture shows the beautiful Rachel Corrie, after she was killed by an Israeli bulldozer, whose operator had plenty of time to consider his very own, very carefully considered disproportionate response.
What does that say about Israeli morality?