When Journalism Becomes ‘Terrorism’ :

ie investigating gov’t crimes is investigative ” terrorism “

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When Journalism Becomes ‘Terrorism’
Perle goes on offensive against investigative reporting

By Richard Ryan

Senior Pentagon adviser Richard Perle abruptly announced his resignation on March 27 as chair of the Defense Policy Board, an influential Pentagon advisory panel. Not coincidentally, Perle had shortly before his resignation described the respected journalist Seymour Hersh as a “terrorist,” and threatened to sue Hersh for libel in Britain.Pulitzer-winner Hersh’s report in the New Yorker (dated 3/17/03) on Perle’s messy finances became the first of a series of embarrassing stories that threatened Perle’s considerable access to power. It now looks as though Perle, frequently described as the chief architect of the war in Iraq, launched his counter-attack on Hersh as part of a “hide-in-plain-sight” strategy–dodging scrutiny, not the spotlight–in a calculated spin campaign.Notwithstanding his resignation as the board’s chair, Perle’s strategy may have worked. Despite first-rate investigative reporting by both Hersh and the New York Times, Perle is as well-connected to Washington’s power elite as ever. If Perle makes it through his current difficulties, it will largely due to the general compliance of the mainstream media with his attempts to squelch investigation of his business dealings.Hersh’s story detailed a meeting that Perle admits he had with notorious Saudi arms dealer Adnan Khashoggi, and another Saudi businessman, in January 2003. Khashoggi and other sources suggest in the story that Perle’s goal was raising money for Trireme, his venture capital firm that backs military-related enterprises. Hersh’s sources insisted that Perle and his colleagues in Trireme left the clear impression that, in return for Saudi financial backing, Perle would use his official Pentagon connections to influence DOD policy in the Saudis’ favor.As the chair of the Defense Policy Board, Perle was indeed well-placed to broker influence in the military establishment. The board, which consists primarily of well-connected former government officials like Newt Gingrich and Dan Quayle (Perle was himself an assistant secretary of defense in the Reagan administration), exists in that twilight realm that allows ex-bureaucrats to continue to exert influence on their former colleagues. Though not officially part of the civil service, members of the Defense Policy Board are expected to abide by the same code of ethical conduct that governs all federal employees, which prohibits using official positions for personal gain.Media rampageThe New Yorker article noted Perle’s vehement denial of any impropriety, but Hersh’s dry and meticulous reporting didn’t stop Perle from going on a media rampage. On March 9, Perle appeared on CNN’s Late Edition With Wolf Blitzer, where, after an extended discussion of the impending Iraq war, he was asked about the magazine article. Perle responded by calling Hersh “the closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist.” When Blitzer asked Perle to justify his attack, Perle replied: “Because he’s wildly irresponsible…. The suggestion that my views are somehow related to the potential for investments in homeland defense is complete nonsense.”Perle upped the ante on MSNBC’s Hardball With Chris Matthews (3/10/03), announcing that “if any reasonable lawyer tells me there’s a prospect of winning a case, I would be delighted to sue Sy Hersh.” Matthews, like Blitzer, had held his questions about the Hersh article until the very end of the segment with Perle; also like Blitzer, he failed to ask his combative guest to specify any of Hersh’s falsehoods, even after Perle insisted that the New Yorker article was “full of inaccuracies.”Perle then told the conservative New York Sun (3/12/03) that he was planning to sue Hersh in Britain, where the libel laws are more favorable to plaintiffs. The Sun story also noted in passing that Perle sits on the board of Hollinger International, a media holding company that owns and invests in a number of newspapers around the world–including the New York Sun.When Perle appeared on CNBC’s Kudlow & Cramer on March 13, he couldn’t have gotten friendlier treatment if Hollinger owned CNBC as well. After telling Perle that the program was “honored” to have him back, Lawrence Kudlow, economics editor of the National Review, asked why the U.S. didn’t simply ignore the U.N. and “do the right thing”–meaning invade Iraq. Before Perle could offer much of a reply, however, Kudlow and co-host James Cramer proceeded to take turns articulating the argument for U.S. unilateral action in Iraq, while Perle happily agreed.Cramer, who nominally represents the liberal viewpoint on the show (and whose own background as a prominent investment manager has frequently made him the target of conflict-of-interest charges in the business press) at one point asked Perle about France’s financial stake in the Iraqi national oil industry. A logical follow-up, especially on a business news program, would have been a question about Perle’s own personal financial stake in an Iraq war. But no question on this or on any aspect of the Hersh story was forthcoming from either host; instead, Perle advanced his views on how a war in Iraq would be a triumph for personal freedom in the Middle East, to acclaim from both Kudlow (“Great stuff!”) and Cramer (“I love it!”). The interview ended with Kudlow thanking Perle for his “wisdom.”Howard Kurtz, in a March 14 article in the Washington Post, treated the escalating scandal as a media story, and suggested that Hersh’s article was motivated by personal antagonism for Perle: “This is, at bottom, a clash between two old Washington warriors who have tangled over the years.” Continuing his inflammatory personal attacks, Perle told Kurtz that Hersh “ignites bombs and I don’t think he cares whether the victims are innocent civilians.”Undiminished accessUnfortunately for Perle and his supporters, all his time spent with non-confrontational hosts on compliant network news shows was not deflecting the attention of the New York Times. On March 21, a Times story by Stephen Labaton detailed a $750,000 payment that Perle received from bankrupt telecommunications company Global Crossing, specifically for purposes of lobbying the Pentagon, which for reasons of national security has the final say over any sale of the company to overseas investors. The article also mentioned Perle’s participation in a Goldman Sachs conference call on “investment opportunities” arising from the Iraq war. And on March 28, Labaton again reported that Perle had used discussions with the State Department to represent a military company accused of leaking classified missile technology to the Chinese.After the first story, Times commentator Maureen Dowd (3/23/03) took Perle to task for his venal behavior. Surprisingly, however, neither her column (which read like an extended plug for her newspaper’s investigative reporting) nor the two Labaton articles mentioned the New Yorker piece or Perle’s subsequent attacks on Hersh.By this point, momentum was beginning to gather for a real investigation into Perle’s wheeling and dealing. On March 24, the Times reported that senior congressional Democrat John Conyers had requested that the Pentagon’s inspector general open a formal inquiry into Perle’s business affairs. Clearly sensing more extensive damage control was in order, Perle announced his resignation as board chair, and further stated that he would donate any past fee he “might” have received from Global Crossing to the families of service personnel killed in the Iraq. Published reports did not reveal why Perle was uncertain whether or not he had already received money from Global Crossing.Will Perle’s efforts to protect his exclusive inside track to the highest levels of government succeed? Although Perle’s resignation as chair was well-publicized, he more quietly remained a member of the board itself. Since he will have undiminished access to senior Pentagon officials, it’s unclear how his reassignment removes Perle’s apparent conflicts of interest, a paradox that went unremarked in, for instance, the March 27 Associated Press report of his resignation (which also neglected to mention the Hersh story or Perle’s January meeting with the Saudis).

After having uncharacteristically disappeared from the media in the weeks following his resignation, Perle began to pop up again to bask in the glow of the U.S. military victory in Iraq. The mainstream press was once again citing Perle’s influence and authority within the Defense Department, without making mention of his possibly illegal business dealings or his campaign of abuse against Hersh.

Perle’s appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation on April 20 is likely to set the tone for the news establishment’s rehabilitation of one of their favorite talking heads. When introducing Perle, host Bob Schieffer delicately noted that Perle had recently resigned as Defense Policy Board chair “after some criticism that [Perle] had interest in companies that do business with the Pentagon.” He and Perle proceeded to chat amiably for several minutes about the situation in post-war Iraq, with no questions raised about Perle’s possibly illegal business arrangements or his threats against one of America’s leading reporters. “Mr. Perle, thank you very much,” concluded Schieffer. “It’s always interesting to get your side of the story and your point of view.”

As for Hersh and the New Yorker, they don’t exactly seem to be quaking over Perle’s threatened lawsuit. New Yorker sources told Extra! that Perle cooperated with the magazine’s notoriously thorough fact-checking team; the magazine is happy to let the story stand as is. And Hersh himself sounds amused by the whole episode: “I think the comments speak for themselves,” Hersh snorted when asked what he thought about Perle’s attacks on him. “I don’t know what he’s so afraid of; he must think I’ve got something on him I don’t. But it little behooves me to say more about it.” Neither Hersh nor the New Yorker are currently planning a follow-up.

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Richard Perle Calls Investigative Reporter, Seymour Hersh a Terrorist

CNN LATE EDITION WITH WOLF BLITZER

Showdown: Iraq

Aired March 9, 2003 – 12:00   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

Full text here

Excerpt From Transcript:

BLITZER:Let me read a quote from the New Yorker article, the March 17th
issue, just out now. “There is no question that Perle believes that
removing Saddam from power is the right thing to do. At the same time, he
has set up a company that may gain from a war.”

PERLE: I don’t believe that a company would gain from a war. On the
contrary, I believe that the successful removal of Saddam Hussein, and
I’ve said this over and over again, will diminish the threat of terrorism.
And what he’s talking about is investments in homeland defense, which I
think are vital and are necessary.

Look, Sy Hersh is the closest thing American journalism has to a
terrorist, frankly.

BLITZER: Well, on the basis of — why do you say that? A terrorist?

PERLE: Because he’s widely irresponsible. If you read the article, it’s
first of all, impossible to find any consistent theme in it. But the
suggestion that my views are somehow related for the potential for
investments in homeland defense is complete nonsense.

BLITZER: But I don’t understand. Why do you accuse him of being a
terrorist?

PERLE: Because he sets out to do damage and he will do it by whatever
innuendo, whatever distortion he can — look, he hasn’t written a serious
piece since Maylie (ph).

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CNN LATE EDITION WITH WOLF BLITZER

Showdown: Iraq

Aired March 9, 2003 – 12:00   ET

http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0303/09/le.00.html

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Richard Perle Calls Investigative Reporter, Seymour Hersh a Terrorist

CNN LATE EDITION WITH WOLF BLITZER

Showdown: Iraq

Aired March 9, 2003 – 12:00   ET

THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.

Full text here

Excerpt From Transcript:

BLITZER:Let me read a quote from the New Yorker article, the March 17th
issue, just out now. “There is no question that Perle believes that
removing Saddam from power is the right thing to do. At the same time, he
has set up a company that may gain from a war.”

PERLE: I don’t believe that a company would gain from a war. On the
contrary, I believe that the successful removal of Saddam Hussein, and
I’ve said this over and over again, will diminish the threat of terrorism.
And what he’s talking about is investments in homeland defense, which I
think are vital and are necessary.

Look, Sy Hersh is the closest thing American journalism has to a
terrorist, frankly.

BLITZER: Well, on the basis of — why do you say that? A terrorist?

PERLE: Because he’s widely irresponsible. If you read the article, it’s
first of all, impossible to find any consistent theme in it. But the
suggestion that my views are somehow related for the potential for
investments in homeland defense is complete nonsense.

BLITZER: But I don’t understand. Why do you accuse him of being a
terrorist?

PERLE: Because he sets out to do damage and he will do it by whatever
innuendo, whatever distortion he can — look, he hasn’t written a serious
piece since Maylie (ph).

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Seymour Hersh

–Famous journalist who broke the story of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib

Torture at Abu Ghraib –New Yorker feature article by Seymour Hersh about the mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners by American soldiers.

The New Yorker: The Iran Plans –April 2006 article in which Seymour Hersh explores the possibility of a U.S. war against Iran.

Wikipedia: Seymour Hersh –Hyperlinked profile of Seymour Hersh, the Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist known for his reports on the My Lai massacre and prison abuse in the Abu Ghraib prison.

Columbia Journalism Review: The Avenger, Sy Hersh, Then and Now –April 2003 article examining the life and career of Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh.

The New Yorker: The Coming Wars –Text of Seymour Hersh’s January 2005 article about the Pentagon’s plans for Iran and their reported covert activities there.

The Gray Zone–From The New Yorker. Text of Seymour Hersh’s April 2004 article about the roots of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal.

Dogged Reporter’s Impact, From My Lai to Abu Ghraib –From The New York Times. May 20, 2004 profile of investigative reporter Seymour M. Hersh.

Who2 Profile: Seymour Hersh –Facts and links for the investigative journalist Seymour Hersh.

Salon Brilliant Careers: Seymour Hersh –January 2000 profile of Seymour Hersh, the reporter who broke the story of Vietnam’s My Lai massacre.

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Seymour Myron Hersh is a distinguished journalist whose relentless coverage of defects in U.S. intelligence and military information has ranged from disclosing the My Lai massacre in Vietnam to investigating the U.S. war on terrorism. Dubbed a “dean of investigative reporting,” he is the author of critical books on Henry Kissinger, the CIA, and John F. Kennedy.

In 1969, as a freelance journalist, he wrote the first account of the My Lai massacre in South Vietnam. In the 1970s, he worked at the New York Times in Washington and New York; he has rejoined the paper twice on special assignment. He has won more than a dozen major journalism prizes, including the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting and four George Polk Awards.

Hersh was born in Chicago and graduated in 1958 with a B.A. from the University of Chicago. He began his career in journalism as a police reporter for the City News Bureau in 1959. He later became a correspondent for United Press International in South Dakota. In 1963 went on to become a Chicago and Washington DC correspondent for the Associated Press. Five years later, Hersh was hired as a reporter for The New York Times Washington Bureau, where he served from 1972 to 1975 and again in 1979.

His book The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House won him the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times book prize in biography. Hersh has written a total of eight books and contributed to the PBS television documentary, Buying the Bomb (1985).

Hersh currently contributes regularly to The New Yorker on military and security matters. A 2004 article investigated exactly how Vice President Dick Cheney and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld circumvented the normal intelligence analysis function of the CIA in their quest to make a case for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

His coverage of Richard Perle in another article, Lunch with the Chairman, led Perle to say that Hersh was the “closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist.” Hersh exposed Perle’s business connections in Trireme Partners LP, a private fund that manages Saudi Arabian investment in homeland security companies, and the Autonomy Corporation, a British company that sells surveillance software to the FBI and to US, British and Italian intelligence.

Subsequently, Perle resigned as chairman of Donald Rumsfeld’s Defense Policy Board. Perle publicly threatened to sue Hersh for libel in England where the standard of proof is much lower, but failed to file suit before the statute of limitations ran out.

In May 2004, Hersh published a series of articles describing and showing with photos the torture by US military police of prisoners in the Iraqi prison of Abu Ghraib. There are allegations that private contractors contributed to them as well and that intelligence such as the CIA ordered them in order to break prisoners for interrogations. It is said to be a usual practice in other US prisons as well, e.g. in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay. Hersh went on to publish an article claiming that the abuses were part of a secret interrogations program, known as “Copper Green”, expanded to Iraq with the direct approval of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, in an attempt to deal with the growing insurgency there.

He is on the board of advisors of the Center for Investigative Reporting.

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Hersh New Yorker article

A May 2004 article by Seymour M. Hersh in The New Yorker magazine explored the abuses in detail, and used as its source a copy of the Taguba report.

The New Yorker, under the direction of editor David Remnick, posted a report on its website by Hersh, along with a number of graphic and disturbing images of the torture taken by U.S. military prison guards with digital cameras. The article, entitled “Torture at Abu Ghraib”, was followed in the next two weeks by two more articles on the same subject, “Chain of Command” and “The Gray Zone”, also by Mr. Hersh.[18]

It was only after CBS learned that The New Yorker planned to publish the pictures in its next issue that they went ahead with their report on April 28.[18]

Seymour Hersh‘s undercover sources claimed that an interrogation program called “Copper Green” was an official and systemic misuse of coercive methods which, although deemed “successful” during the 2001 invasion of Afghanistan, would be heavily criticized in intelligence circles as an improper application to the context of fighting citizen-”insurgents” in Iraq. This theory, and the existence of “Copper Green” itself, has been denied by The Pentagon.

Hersh has a history of exposing war crimes. His investigative journalism is largely credited with bringing the American public’s attention to the 1968 My Lai Massacre during the Vietnam War.[19]

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse

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Reporter Details Congressionally Approved Covert Funding Of Terrorists In Iran
Military, intelligence, and congressional sources say secret war is vamped to bring down Iranian leadership
Steve Watson & Paul Watson
Infowars.net
Monday, June 30, 2008
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Award-winning journalist Seymour Hersh has detailed a move by the Bush administration, with Congressional backing, which represents a “major escalation” in covert military operations aimed at destabilizing the Iranian leadership.

Hersh also details how The CIA and the United States Special Operations Forces have long-standing ties to the PEJAK, the outlawed breakaway faction of the PKK terrorist group in Iran, as well as other Sunni fundamentalists that former intelligence officials say “can also be described as Al Qaeda.”

Hersh describes how the neocon White House has vamped up secret efforts to work with the same terrorist groups that were once populated with figures such as Ramzi Yousef, who was convicted for his role in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, who was fingered as one of the leading planners of the September 11th attacks.

“The Finding was focused on undermining Iran’s nuclear ambitions and trying to undermine the government through regime change,” and involved “working with opposition groups and passing money,” Hersh reveals, quoting an unnamed “person familiar with its contents.”

Congress, under Democratic leadership, approved a $400 million request for funding late last year, according to Hersh’s sources, military, intelligence, and congressional officials with direct knowledge of the top secret Presidential Finding, which by law must be issued when covert intelligence operations get underway.

The corporate media has somewhat downplayed the revelations, which essentially highlight once again how the so called “war on terror” is a complete fiction, as US elites are funding Sunni extremists intent on destroying the Shiite Iranian leadership.

Hersh spoke about the article in an interview with CNN’s Candy Crowley:

“Well, one of the basic points is no matter what we say about diplomacy, you know, carrot and stick, the stick is working pretty hard and the stick is working overtime. This president did escalate the secret war inside Iran. We’ve been doing stuff inside Iran since ‘05 pretty heavily, Looking at the nuclear facilities, collecting intelligence and trying to undermine the regime, et cetera, et cetera but there was a significant escalation this year.” Hersh said.

“They got a great deal of authorization to spend up to $400 million. That doesn’t mean he’s spent it all yet but he’s got that kind of authorization. The secret committees — anyone who saw “Charlie Wilson’s war,” — Charlie Wilson was able to generate a lot of money secretly. That’s what happens in Congress and the other major thing is we’ve sent in a special task force that operates out of Afghanistan into Iran.”

“I did notice what Ambassador Crocker said about ‘not cross-border’ and I have a lot of respect for him and I don’t want to challenge him. But the fact is were inside but not necessarily cross-border. We have teams inside Iran. These include joint special operations forces, the most elite commando units and basically they’re guys go after high-value targets around the world. They capture them or kill them so it’s a significant increase in American potential for damage inside Iran.”

Hersh went on to state that one of the reasons former Commander of the U.S. Central Command Admiral Fallen was forced out and purged by the Bush administration was that he was unable to find out the full scope of clandestine operations inside Iran. Hersh also stated that the endgame for Bush and Cheney is to ensure that they do not leave office without first having eliminated Iran’s nuclear program, whether that be by attacking the country or forcing regime change inside the country.

Watch the full interview:

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We have previously carried reports of how the US and Britain are already at war with Iran, have been at war with Iran for a number of years now and are funding anti-Iranian terrorist groups inside Iran in preparation for the fallout that will occur after overt military action is commenced.

High ranking CIA officials, Defense department officials, former UN officials and retired US air force Colonels have gone on record with the specific details.

In an article entitled The US war with Iran has already begun, written back in June 2005, former UN weapons inspector in Iraq, Scott Ritter described how intelligence gathering, direct action and the mobilizing of indigenous opposition is all being carried out already by CIA backed US special forces.

Ritter stated:

As with Iraq, the president has paved the way for the conditioning of the American public and an all-too-compliant media to accept at face value the merits of a regime change policy regarding Iran, linking the regime of the Mullah’s to an “axis of evil” (together with the newly “liberated” Iraq and North Korea), and speaking of the absolute requirement for the spread of “democracy” to the Iranian people.

But Americans, and indeed much of the rest of the world, continue to be lulled into a false sense of complacency by the fact that overt conventional military operations have not yet commenced between the United States and Iran.

As such, many hold out the false hope that an extension of the current insanity in Iraq can be postponed or prevented in the case of Iran. But this is a fool’s dream.

The reality is that the US war with Iran has already begun. As we speak, American over flights of Iranian soil are taking place, using pilotless drones and other, more sophisticated, capabilities.

The violation of a sovereign nation’s airspace is an act of war in and of itself. But the war with Iran has gone far beyond the intelligence-gathering phase.
President Bush has taken advantage of the sweeping powers granted to him in the aftermath of 11 September 2001, to wage a global war against terror and to initiate several covert offensive operations inside Iran.

Ritter goes on to describe how Iranian opposition groups, including the well known right-wing terrorist organization known as Mujahedeen-e Khalq (MEK), once run by Saddam Hussein’s dreaded intelligence services, but now working exclusively for the CIA’s Directorate of Operations, are carrying out remote bombings in Iran of the sort that the Bush administration condemns on a daily basis inside Iraq.

He also describes how to the north, in neighbouring Azerbaijan, the US military is preparing a base of operations for a massive military presence that will foretell a major land-based campaign designed to capture Tehran.

Ritter is not alone in his assertions.

During an interview on CNN in 2006, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Sam Gardiner claimed that U.S. military operations were already ‘underway’ inside Iran.

“I would say — and this may shock some — I think the decision has been made and military operations are under way,” Col. Gardiner told CNN International anchor Jim Clancy.

“The secretary point is, the Iranians have been saying American military troops are in there, have been saying it for almost a year,” Gardiner said. “I was in Berlin two weeks ago, sat next to the ambassador, the Iranian ambassador to the IAEA. And I said, ‘Hey, I hear you’re accusing Americans of being in there operating with some of the units that have shot up revolution guard units.’ He said, quite frankly, ‘Yes, we know they are. We’ve captured some of the units, and they’ve confessed to working with the Americans,’” said the retired Air Force colonel.

The full seven minute CNN segment can be viewed below:

Around the same time that Gardiner revealed this, RAW story ran an exclusive, which also revealed that, according to counterintelligence officials, covert operations were underway that included CIA co-option and use of right wing terror groups:

“We disarmed [the MEK] of major weapons but not small arms. [Secretary of Defense Donald] Rumsfeld was pushing to use them as a military special ops team, but policy infighting between their camp and Condi, but she was able to fight them off for a while,” said the intelligence official. According to still another intelligence source, the policy infighting ended last year when Donald Rumsfeld, under pressure from Vice President Cheney, came up with a plan to “convert” the MEK by having them simply quit their organization.

“These guys are nuts,” this intelligence source said. “Cambone and those guys made MEK members swear an oath to Democracy and resign from the MEK and then our guys incorporated them into their unit and trained them.”

The MEK were notorious in Iraq, indeed, Saddam Hussein himself had used the MEK for acts of terror against non-Sunni Muslims and had assigned domestic security detail to the MEK as a way of policing dissent among his own people. It was under the guidance of MEK ‘policing’ that Iraqi citizens who were not Sunni were routinely tortured, attacked and arrested.

MEK has been linked with numerous bombings inside Iran over the course of the last few years. The organization has also killed U.S. troops and civilians since the 70′s, yet the Bush cabal continues to fund them.

According to Global Security.org, “In the early 1970s, angered by U.S. support for the pro-Western shah, MEK members killed several U.S. soldiers and civilians working on defense projects in Iran. MEK members also supported the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, in which 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days.”

After a bombing inside Iran in February 2007, the London Telegraph also reported on how a high ranking CIA official blew the whistle on the fact that America is secretly funding terrorist groups in Iran in an attempt to pile pressure on the Islamic regime to give up its nuclear program.

The claims were backed by Fred Burton, a former US state department counter-terrorism agent, who said: “The latest attacks inside Iran fall in line with US efforts to supply and train Iran’s ethnic minorities to destabilise the Iranian regime.”

John Pike, the head of the influential Global Security think tank in Washington, said: “The activities of the ethnic groups have hotted up over the last two years and it would be a scandal if that was not at least in part the result of CIA activity.”

More recently, this May, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry busted a CIA-backed terror group that was planning to bomb scientific, educational, and religious centers, and carry out assassinations, according to a report in the Tehran Times. The arrests came weeks after Ret. Gen. Thomas McInerney urged the U.S. to carry out terror bombings in Iran.

McInerney publicly called for the U.S. government to support groups like MEK and carry out deadly bombings in Iran:

Here’s what I would suggest to you. Number one, we take the National Council for Resistance to Iran off the terrorist list that the Clinton Administration put them on as well as the Mujahedin-e Khalq at the Camp Ashraf in Iraq,” said McInerney.

“Then I would start a tit-for-tat strategy which I wrote up in the Wall Street Journal a year ago: For every EFP that goes off and kills Americans, two go off in Iran. No questions asked. People don’t have to know how it was done. It’s a covert action. They become the most unlucky country in the world,” he added.

Top Neo-Cons have been calling for the US to back terror groups in Iran and other reports clearly indicate that this program has already been in place for years.

Last November, Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade openly called for US support for acts of terrorism, such as car bombings, in Tehran. Colonel David Hunt, who has over 29 years of military experience including extensive operational experience in Special Operations, Counter Terrorism and Intelligence Operations, agreed with Kilmeade, stating “absolutely” in response to Kilmead’s question about whether cars should start blowing up in Tehran.

Another Iranian-based terror group that the Bush administration is already funding as a means of regime change in Iran is Jundullah – a Sunni Al-Qaeda terrorist group formerly headed by the alleged mastermind of 9/11, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.

“The CIA is giving arms-length support, supplying money and weapons, to an Iranian militant group, Jundullah, which has conducted raids into Iran from bases in Pakistan,” the London Telegraph reported last year.

The group has been blamed for a number of bombings inside Iran aimed at destabilizing Ahmadinejad’s government and is also active in Pakistan, having been fingered for its involvement in attacks on police stations and car bombings at the Pakistan-US Cultural Center in 2004.

As Seymour Hersh himself also reported back in 2004, U.S. intelligence and Israel’s Mossad are busy at work stirring up trouble in Iran in preparation for an attack on that country. In early 2005, the Guardian reported that “American special forces have been on the ground inside Iran scouting for US air strike targets for suspected nuclear weapons sites.”

If this all sounds a little familiar, it’s because it is. The fact is that the US has a long history of provocation and covert action inside Iran.

The In 1953 the CIA and MI6 carried out Operation Ajax (officially TP-AJAX), a covert operation by the United Kingdom and the United States to remove the democratically elected nationalist cabinet of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh from power, to support the Pahlavi dynasty and consolidate the power of Mohammed Reza Pahlavi in order to preserve the Western control of Iran’s hugely lucrative oil infrastructure.

In planning the operation, the CIA organized a guerrilla force incase the communist Tudeh Party seized power as a result of the chaos created by Operation Ajax. According to formerly “Top Secret” documents released by the National Security Archive, Undersecretary of State Walter Bedell Smith reported that the CIA had reached an agreement with Qashqai tribal leaders in southern Iran to establish a clandestine safe haven from which U.S.-funded guerrillas and intelligence agents could operate.

The conspiracy centered around having the increasingly impotent Shah dismiss the powerful Prime Minister Mossadegh and replace him with General Fazlollah Zahedi, a choice agreed on by the British and Americans after careful examination for his likeliness to be pro-British.

Zahedi was installed to succeed Prime Minister Mossadegh. The deposed Mossadegh was arrested, given a show trial, and condemned to death. The Shah commuted this sentence to solitary confinement for three years in a military prison, followed by house arrest for life.

“If there had not been a military coup, there would not have been 25 years of the Shah’s brutal regime, there would not have been a revolution in 1979 and a government of clerics,” Ibrahim Yazdi, a former foreign minister and leading member of a political party that traces its origins to Mossadegh’s National Front, told the Christian Science Monitor on the 50th anniversary of the coup and installation of the Shah. “Now it seems that the Americans are pushing towards the same direction again. That shows they have not learned anything from history.”

“For many Iranians, the coup was a tragedy from which their country has never recovered. Perhaps because Mossadegh represents a future denied, his memory has approached myth,” Dan De Luce writes for the Guardian. “Beyond Iran, America remains deeply resented for siding with authoritarian rule in the region.”

Alex Jones’s latest film Terrorstorm covers the ousting of Mossadegh in depth.

After the Iranian revolution in 1979, the US again found itself sparring with Iran. Again we find a history of provocation and aggression. In particular, a fierce assault known as Operation Praying Mantis, is renowned. The operation began after a US warship had entered mined Iranian territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.

From Wikipedia:

On April 14 1988, the guided missile frigate USS Samuel B. Roberts struck a mine while sailing in the Persian Gulf as part of Operation Earnest Will, the 1987-88 convoy missions in which U.S. warships escorted reflagged Kuwaiti oil tankers to protect them from Iranian attacks. The explosion put a 25-foot hole in the Roberts’ hull and nearly sank it. But the crew saved their ship with no loss of life, and Roberts was towed to Dubai on April 16.

After the mining, U.S. Navy divers recovered other mines in the area. When the serial numbers were found to match those of mines seized along with the Iran Ajr the previous September, U.S. military officials planned a retaliatory operation against Iranian targets in the Gulf.

The battle, the largest for American surface forces since World War II,[1] sank two Iranian warships and as many as six armed speedboats. It also marked the first surface-to-surface missile engagement in U.S. Navy history.

The US also attacked and destroyed several Iranian oil platforms in a full out military assault. At the time the Chicago Sun Times reported:

U.S. naval forces on Monday attacked Iranian targets in the Persian Gulf to show the Iranians that “if they threaten us, they’ll pay a price,” President Reagan said.

In fighting conducted over nine hours, the U.S. forces knocked out two Iranian oil platforms, and then sank or disabled a fast-attack missile patrol boat, two frigates, and three speedboats when Iran attempted to fight back.

Note Reagan’s comments. Hence the name ‘Operation Praying Mantis’ was a reference to the fanning of the wings used to make the mantis seem larger and to scare the opponent.

On November 6, 2003 the International Court of Justice dismissed Iran’s claim for reparation against the United States for breach of the 1955 Treaty of Amity between the two countries. The court also dismissed a counter-claim by the United States, also for reparation for breach of the same treaty. As part of its finding the court did note that “the actions of the United States of America against Iranian oil platforms on 19 October 1987 (Operation Nimble Archer) and 18 April 1988 (Operation Praying Mantis) cannot be justified as measures necessary to protect the essential security interests of the United States of America.”

The fallout of Praying Mantis also resulted in the U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS Vincennes shooting down an Iranian civilian commercial airliner, Iran air flight 665, between Bandar Abbas and Dubai, killing all 290 passengers and crew aboard, including 38 non-Iranians and 66 children. The Vincennes was inside Iranian territorial waters at the time of the shoot-down.

The On the morning of July 3, the Vincennes crossed into Iranian territorial waters during clashes with Iranian gunboats. Earlier in the day, the Vincennes – along with Iranian gunboats – had similarly violated Omani waters until challenged by an Omani warship.

According to the U.S. government, the Iranian aircraft was mistakenly identified as an attacking military fighter. The Iranian government, however, maintains that the Vincennes knowingly shot down a civilian aircraft.

According to the Iranian government, the shooting down of IR 655 by the Vincennes was an intentionally performed and unlawful act. Even if there was a mistaken identification, which Iran has not accepted, it argues that this constituted gross negligence and recklessness amounting to an international crime, not an accident.

Newsweek reporters John Barry and Roger Charles wrote that Rogers acted recklessly and without due care. Their report accused the U.S. government of a cover-up. An analysis of the events by the International Strategic Studies Association described the deployment of an Aegis cruiser in the zone as irresponsible and felt that the expense of the ship had played a major part in the setting of a low threshold for opening fire.

George H.W. Bush, at the time Vice President said “I will never apologize for the United States of America — I don’t care what the facts are” in reference to the incident.

The BBC later reported:

It took four years for the US administration to admit officially that the USS Vincennes was in Iranian waters when the skirmish took place with the Iranian gunboats. Subsequent investigations have accused the US military of waging a covert war against Iran in support of Iraq. In February 1996 the US agreed to pay Iran $61.8 million in compensation for the 248 Iranians killed, plus the cost of the aircraft and legal expenses.

So we see that Britain and the US have a long history of covert action against and provocation of Iran in their bid to aggressively control the region. Nothing has changed.

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Monday, June 20, 2011

Seymour Hersh on the Myths of War on Terror

Legendary American journalist Seymour Hersh gave a CIRS (Centre for International and Regional Studies) Distinguished Lecture titled “The Obama/Bush Foreign Policies: Why Can’t America Change?” before an audience of 800 members of the community in Doha at an event hosted by Georgetown University School of Foreign Service on January 17, 2011.

Seymour Hersh is Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist and author based in Washington, D.C. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine on military and security matters. He has also won two National Magazine Awards and is a “five-time Polk winner and recipient of the 2004 George Orwell Award.”

His work first gained worldwide recognition in 1969 for exposing the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War, for which he received the 1970 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting. He exposed the CIA’s domestic spying on US citizens in a New York Times front page story in 1974. In 2002, he broke the story of how Dick Cheney and Musharraf arranged the airlift of thousands of Al-Qaeda, Taliban, and Pakistani operatives out of Kunduz into Pakistan’s tribal areas in November 2001. His 2004 reports on the US military’s mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison gained much attention.

We reproduce below some select parts of his speech. The full text can be accessed through this link.

http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/01/22/transcript_the_obamabush_foreign_policies_why_cant_america_change?page=full

1. “In any case, Obama did abdicate, very quickly, any control, I think right away, to the people that are running the war, for what reason I don’t know.”

2. ” I would argue that, what I’m really writing about is, about how eight or nine neoconservative whackos, if you will, overthrew the American government. Took it over. And it’s not only that. It’s not only that the neocons took it over, it’s how easily they did it.”

3. ” So, but in the Cheney shop – I can write about it in ways I could not then, because I didn’t want to expose anybody who was there – in the Cheney shop the attitude was, “What’s this? What? What are they all worried about, the politicians and the press, they’re all worried about some looting? And wait a second, Sunnis don’t like Shia? And there’s no WMD? And there’s no democracy? Don’t they get it? We’re going to change mosques into cathedrals. And when we get hold of all the oil, nobody’ s going to give a damn.” That’s the attitude: “We’re going to change mosques into cathedrals.”

4. “That’s an attitude that pervades, I’m here to say, a large percentage of the Special Operations Command, the Joint Special Operations Command and Stanley McChrystal, the one who got in trouble because of the article in Rolling Stone, and his follow-on, a Navy admiral named McRaven, Bill McRaven – all are members or at least supporters of Knights of Malta. McRaven attended, so I understand, the recent annual convention of the Knights of Malta they had in Cyprus a few months back in November. They’re all believers – many of them are members of Opus Dei. They do see what they are doing – and this is not an atypical attitude among some military – it’s a crusade, literally. They see themselves as the protectors of the Christians. They’re protecting them from the Muslims in the 13th century. And this is their function. They have little insignias, they have coins they pass among each other, which are crusader coins, and they have insignia that reflect that, the whole notion that this is a war, it’s culture war.”

5. ” And yet every time American Predators are going off, controlled by the CIA or the Air Force, going off, hitting targets (more and more in Pakistan) that are undefined, that the intelligence is not very clear on, often very bad, collateral damage is enormously high because we’re going after a member of the, let’s say the Pakistani Taliban, and in that society the women live right next to the men, they’re in separate quarters but they’re there, and boom the Predator wipes out a whole building, clearly, and kills an enormous amount of people who have nothing to do with… they’re non combatants. None of these missions are approved anywhere except the military chain of command. It’s a very strange system and he [Obama] has not tampered with it.”
6. “You know, it is, up to a point, about oil. When I started looking at Cheney from a different point of view, like, two years ago, I didn’t think so: I thought ideology, I thought protecting Israel… a lot of it is oil. You talk to people and they will tell you, “Yeah, there’s the wind and the sun but you [inaudible] it in America and where is it coming from?” And there’s always been an understanding. We tolerate the Saudis, we support the Saudis, who we know supply an awful lot of salafists, and they’re still, their various charities are supplying often the same people we’re targeting and there is certainly, they’re certainly… we see them, for instance, in the Iraqi war supporting the Sunnis, the Sunni Awakening, etc. I mean, implicit… I would argue that there’s nothing subtle about what we do, morally. If you think about it – again this is something I talked about earlier – we and the Brits always assume some imperial right to oil in the Middle East.

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Illegal murders and shady war crimes

Official presidential portrait of Barack Obama...Exposing USA’s largest secret shady War– More Dangerous Than Terrorism itself. Image via Wikipedia

Sy Hersch, Robert Fisk and Fred Branfman are part of that elite group of journalists that are very Washington, D.C. – infoZine – “Gen. David Petraeus, the outgoing U.S. commander in Afghanistan (and incoming CIA director), and his soon-to-be successor met with top military leaders in Pakistan on Thursday.” Meanwhile, the head of Pakistani intelligence, Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, is in Washington, D.C. meeting with top U.S. officials.

Fred Branfman just wrote “Obama’s Secret Wars: How Our Shady Counter-Terrorism Policies Are More Dangerous Than Terrorism.” Just like Sy Hersh was known for exposing the Mail Lai massacres Fred Branfman is known for having exposed the U.S. and CIA secret war in Laos.

Criticizing the US policies in Pakistan, Fred has analogized the defeat spawning policies in Laos with the bad policies in Pakistan. Fred Branfman said today “Although packaged as involving only ‘surgical’ strikes, the U.S. ‘counter-terrorism strategy’ already involves tens of thousands of ‘special operations’ troops and thousands of drones in six Muslim countries — Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. He aid that seven thousand U.S. troops in Afghanistan and 3,000 in Iraq alone are engaged in round-the-clock assassinations.

“The Los Angeles Times reported on President Obama’s new ‘National Strategy for Counterterrorism’ released on June 29, writing that ‘John Brennan, President Obama’s counter-terrorism advisor, said in a speech about Afghanistan and Pakistan that “the U.S. has been delivering ‘precise and overwhelming force’ against those that the US considers militants. Mr. Obama’s delusion say that ‘there hasn’t been a single collateral death because of the exceptional proficiency, precision of the capabilities that we’ve been able to develop.’

“In Pakistan, perhaps the major laboratory for U.S. ‘counter-terrorism’ strategy to date, any success in killing 56 named ‘al-Qaeda leaders’ out of a total of 1,900 victims of drone attacks, which includes many civilians unlike Mr. Brennan’s delusional claims, must be weighed against the fact that U.S. policy has contributed to a vast increase in overall militant strength. U.S. drone strikes and pressure on the Pakistani military to attack tribal areas have driven many militants east into Karachi and the Punjabi heartland, vastly increasing their numbers and creating countless new potential suicide bombers, unifying militant groups and seeing incidents of reported terrorism quadruple from an annual average in 2004-8 of 470 to 1723 in 2009-10.

Branfman says that “U.S. ‘counter-terrorism’ have contributed to 59 percent of Pakistanis — over 110 million people — now regarding the U.S. as their ‘enemy.’ This virulently anti-U.S. public opinion, according to former U.S. Ambassador Anne Patterson, is the main reason the Pakistani government has refused to cooperate with the U.S. …although critics are correct in criticizing a corrupt and duplicitous Pakistani government and military, the incontrovertible fact is that the focus on U.S. ‘counter-terrorism’ is making the situation there far, far worse and increasing the likelihood of a coup that would be devastating to U.S. interests.” ( Fred can be contacted at fredbranfman@aol.com )

Sane voices like those of Branham and Hersch are in the minority and cannot live up the Murdoch organization’s machinations. As the Murdoch machine self-destructs these voices of sanity will then have to compete with the corporate obfuscation from Haliburton and the like. The Murdoch newspaper empire is crumbling, and if Murdoch dies, it will implode quickly. They will be joy around the planet.

As the US begins its withdrawal it will continue to camouflage its defeat with Bin Laden type of spectacular raids which hide the retreat under a cloak of targeted assassinations and throwing the Pakistan Army Chief under the bus. These tactics are counterproductive. Senator HIllary CLinton, and the entire US Army admitted that imposing sanctions on Pakistan was the worst blunder of US foreign policy. The sanctions forced Pakistan to go nuclear. Amazingly, those lessons learned by the US state department have been lost. This time the blowback will be worse. A Nuclear Pakistan has now reached out to Iran and forged closer ties with China. None of this can be in the greater interests of American foreign policy. Successive US presidents will have to live President Obama’s brilliant blunders.

http://www.todaysviews.com/2011/07/16/illegal-murders-and-shady-war-crimes/

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It Will All Fall Down: A Conversation with Seymour Hersh

Seymour Hersh stands out as a preeminent chronicler of US power. In 2006, he revealed that the administration was considering a nuclear strike on Iran, and reported that the US had encouraged Israel to plan and execute the war against Lebanon, in which more than a thousand Lebanese civilians were killed. If the aim of journalism is to hold the powerful to account, Hersh is a towering example on how to do just that.

0 comments Deborah Campbell , 22 Aug 2007

In the pantheon of legendary journalists, Seymour Hersh stands out as a preeminent chronicler of US power. Born in Chicago in 1937, he came to international prominence with a 1969 report on the My Lai massacre in Vietnam. The report on the hundreds of civilians, primarily women and children, who were slaughtered by US troops energized the anti-war movement and won Hersh a Pulitzer Prize. In later years he wrote on Henry Kissinger, JFK, and Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli who was kidnapped by the Mossad in Rome and imprisoned for 18 years in Israel after exposing Israel’s secret nuclear arsenal.

Famous for using high-level inside sources, Hersh’s reports for the New Yorker on the Iraq War have become a must-read for their revelations on the inner workings of the Bush administration. Richard Perle, a leading neoconservative and one of the authors of the Iraq War, called Hersh the “closest thing American journalism has to a terrorist” after he exposed Perle’s involvement in financial dealings designed to profit from the war. Perle lost his position as chair of the influential Defense Policy Board as a result of the report and threatened to sue Hersh for libel but never followed through. In 2005 Hersh reported that the US was conducting covert operations within Iran to locate targets for a possible attack. In 2006, he revealed that the administration was considering a nuclear strike on Iran, and reported that the US had encouraged Israel to plan and execute the war against Lebanon, in which more than a thousand Lebanese civilians were killed. More recently he has written about US and Saudi support for Sunni jihadists in Lebanon. If the aim of journalism is to hold the powerful to account, Hersh is a towering example on how to do just that. He spoke to Adbusters contributing editor Deborah Campbell from his office in Washington, DC.

DC: Your recent article on the stifling of General Taguba’s inquiry into the Abu Ghraib prison scandal [in which Donald Rumsfeld was accused of misleading Congress] was pretty shocking. What was the most surprising revelation for you?

SH: I’ve given up being surprised by these guys. I would guess the bald affrontery of the contempt for Congress. We already know about their contempt for the press. Just going to Congress and misrepresenting what they know. And we all know they do it.

DC: Why do you think the Bush administration keeps getting away with this kind of behavior?

SH: That’s a question you really have to direct at the Congress and at the mainstream press. Maybe we’re just inured. There’s just so much of this. When you have such a lack of, you know, the word that’s never mentioned anymore is morality, and across the board you basically have people that are diminishing values, diminishing the constitution. To me it shows just how fragile the whole society is. These guys come in and we’ve had a collapse of the military, collapse of Congress, collapse of the press, collapse of the federal government. It’s pretty shocking how easily it slips.

DC: With your story on Lebanon about the US and Saudi Arabia supporting Sunni jihadists, including Fatah al-Islam, we then see the Lebanese army start to fight Fatah al-Islam in a refugee camp in Lebanon. What happened there?

SH: Look, I’m not being querulous but it doesn’t matter what I think. What obviously happened is that, assuming I was right, there’s a pattern here. If you go back two decades, when the war against Russia was being fought in Afghanistan, the Saudis convinced us that they could control the Salafis – Osama Bin Laden, etc. – and we overtly and knowingly aided them and it ended up biting our ass. So it’s not illogical to conclude that one of the things that happened is that people we thought we could control, we could not control. So, right now we are helping the Lebanese army fight people that we indirectly helped support. As usual, it’s complete madness.

DC: You met Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah in Lebanon some time ago. Is fear of him and his popularity their reason for supporting Sunni jihadists at this point?

SH: Sure. Of course.

DC: He’s been branded as a terrorist by the West and the media. What was your impression of him?

SH: I think in Europe he is seen much differently. The Germans certainly negotiated with him; the French do. In fact, Hezbollah was invited by the French government to a conference that may or may not take place on the whole Lebanese crisis. I hear it was delayed because of American protests. So basically this is an American point of view. I think the Brits even have a difference of opinion. And I don’t think there’s any question that, whatever he may have done two decades ago, today he’s certainly playing it responsibly, and his response to the crisis most recently has been pretty interesting, supporting the Lebanese army, etc. So his record speaks for itself. He’s also probably the most influential man in the Middle East right now.

DC: More so than [Iranian president] Ahmadinejad?

SH: Oh my God yes. I don’t think there’s any question. All the popularity polls show, particularly after the war against the Israelis, he was number one in the hit parade. I don’t know if this is true, but I think Ahmadinejad even wanted Hezbollah to come visit him publicly in Tehran at one point in the last six months. He wouldn’t do it, maybe for reasons as simple as his own security. But, he’s quite an imposing figure. And he’s somebody that, were we in the real world, we’d be dealing with. But we’re not in the real world here in Washington DC.

DC: Is his popularity contributing to this whole shift now towards a Sunni-Shia split in the Middle East?

SH: That seems to be this administration’s goal, to mobilize the moderate Sunnis such as they are in Egypt, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, to join with the United States, Great Britain and Israel, against the Shia. Pretty amazing stuff.

DC: Whether the Shia be in Iran or Lebanon or Syria.

SH: Well particularly because they’re in Iran, and then if there’s going to be negotiation between Israel and Syria, one of the Israeli hopes will be to wean the Syrians from Nasrallah and Iran, which I don’t think is possible.

DC: Why the shift? Why is this the new front at this point? Is it because we see the Shia coming to power in Iraq?

SH: Probably. I don’t have a chance to ask the president about this stuff, but it seems clear that it has to do with the failure in Iraq and the possibility that they’re going to have a Shia government in Iraq and a Shia government in Iran. From the American point of view and also from the moderate Sunni point of view it’s pretty scary.

DC: It seems that they never did the math and they realized that one person, one vote, was going to mean a Shia win in Iraq.

SH: Well of course they did the math but, I think that they thought they could control it better than it turned out they could.

DC: Is that a theme? That they seem to think that they can control situations and they consistently get out of hand?

SH: Again, it seems like it is, but it’s also very possible that everything that’s happening is also what they want. It could be, basically, the notion of chaos. Kissinger once said about the Iran-Iraq War back two decades ago when they were killing each other: “Let them kill each other.” Let’s help each side kill the other guy. And that may be one of the theories to explain the Sunnis versus Shia. It’s almost impossible to figure out what they’re thinking.

DC: When it comes to Iran, you’ve written about the internal policy battles where it seems that Cheney has been pushing for a more militaristic approach to Iran. Who do you think is winning the policy battles right now?

SH: I’m actually writing more on this eventually. I don’t even think it’s really been a policy battle; I think it’s always been Cheney. Cheney, Cheney, Cheney. It’s very hard to get reliable information on what the president believes and wants to do. I really do not know, other than that Rice speaks for herself. I’ve always been skeptical of her influence. But nobody really knows. This is the most submerged, hidden, unrealized government we’ve ever had.

DC: Given that you’ve been following US governments since basically Vietnam, how does this administration’s foreign policy compare?

SH: Well, it’s a joke. Look, even in Vietnam, in the worst days, you always had Kissinger. I never thought I’d say it, but if we had a Kissinger around, we at least could be reasonably sure that what seems to be an insane policy would have some protocol to fill. At one point, I remember Kissinger in the early 70s trying to strike a deal to buy, I think, 12 years worth of oil from the Shah of Iran at a bargain price, ten or 12 bucks a barrel, and that would have explained some of the huge arms deals that were going into this failing state. It was inexplicable except there was a side deal. So you always thought, okay, maybe you can’t always see it. So if Kissinger were here, this insanity we’re seeing right now concerning the war in Iraq might be tied to the argument that maybe it’s hiding some complicated form that we just can’t figure out. But without a guy like Kissinger, what you see is what you got.

DC: But you have to wonder if there is some underlying logic. You touched on the chaos model. Iraq appears to be a disaster for US foreign policy but it may not be to people on the inside. You’ve basically inoculated Iraq; you’re close to Iran; you’ve got a big embassy going up; a permanent base in the Middle East; you’re selling arms by the billions.

SH: I don’t buy that. You could argue that the Israelis can move their anti-missile weapons from the borders in Iraq to other borders. But nah, it’s a disaster. Of course they had planned to grab the oil, and they are building a new facility in the Green Zone. And they are probably building at least one base about which we don’t know much. Apparently there is a lot of concrete being poured on the ground somewhere near the border with Iran. They are thinking about permanent bases. It was all part of the strategic plan, but they’re not going to be able to hold any of it. The end will be pretty brutal. In the end the embassy will crumble. It will all fall down. The chaos theory, in broad terms, is simply to let it all go up in smoke. But I don’t believe there is any way that this can work out in a way that makes sense. Even for the Straussian believers in controlled destruction. But again, it could be right. We don’t get much straight talk from this president. One of the American enemies down the line will always be the Saudis. We know they’ve played games, they’ve financed a lot of Salafi groups around the world. And the idea that Saudi Arabia is a moderate state, that Jordan is a moderate state when Abdullah II is holding on by the skin of his teeth, or Mubarak in Egypt who is certainly anything but a democrat. All of these countries are pretty marginal. So I just don’t know what’s going to happen.

DC: Now, if we go back to the beginning of your career, and the story you broke on the My Lai massacre in Vietnam, was it easy to get that kind of story into the public eye?

SH: No. Nobody wanted it. I had to set up an independent news agency and sell it as a syndicated news column, and then tell everybody who bought it that we had the copyright, we had lawyered it, we were going to take responsibility for lawsuits. It was horrible. I mean, I had been a major writer, I’d been with the AP and upi, been a press secretary for a guy who ran for president, had written for a lot of magazines. I knew everybody. Yet I got that story and nobody wanted to touch it. But once we syndicated it and any newspaper who ran it could put a copyright and say, well, somebody else is responsible, then they ran it. But that was pretty horrible. I think we sent it to fifty papers over telex collect – that was the way you did it back then before email – and I think 35 or 36 ran it, most of them as the lead story. So the institution isn’t totally dead. It’s in trouble, but it’s not totally dead.

DC: How do you see the media environment changing since that point?

SH: That’s a big question. Basically, it’s a little shocking to me that the mainstream press has so completely missed the story of this war in Iraq and this presidency. I think when we look back on this era we’re going to be very critical of the press. They really missed one of the great moral issues of our time, just as they missed Vietnam for many years. So it’s really pretty sad.

DC: Where do you see some good journalism happening right now?

SH: Dana Priest in the Washington Post did some good stuff. There’s a kid named Nir Rosen who does some good stuff and has spent a lot of time out there. There are a lot of good journalists out there doing stuff, not all of them necessarily where we can see it. My old newspaper, the New York Times, is basically a huge disappointment to me, not only because of Judith Miller but because they continue to flack for the war. And that’s sort of depressing. After all those years I spent there I am a little astonished that they haven’t figured out a way to be more critical of Bush.

DC: Can you talk at all about what you’re doing right now?

SH: No. Why would I? I’m doing the same thing I’ve been doing since this war began. I haven’t written another story since 9/11. I hate it.

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Why Pollard Should Never Be Released (The Traitor)
The New Yorker Magazine | :January 18, 1999, pp. 26-33 | SEYMOUR M. HERSH

Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2001 10:32:44 PM by blackbag

The Case Against Johnathon Pollard

In the last decade, Jonathan Pollard, the American Navy employee who spied for Israel in the mid-nineteen-eighties and is now serving a life sentence, has become a cause celebre in Israel and among Jewish groups in the United States. The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, a consortium of fifty-five groups, has publicly called for Pollard’s release, arguing, in essence, that his crimes did not amount to high treason against the United States, because Israel was then and remains a close ally. Many of the leading religious organizations have also called for an end to Pollard’s imprisonment, among them the Reform Union of American Hebrew Congregations and the Orthodox Union.

Pollard himself, now forty-seven, has never denied that he turned over a great deal of classified material to the Israelis, but he maintains that his sole motive was to protect Israeli security. “From the start of this affair, I never intended or agreed to spy against the United States,” he told United States District Court Judge Aubrey Robinson,Jr., in a memorandum submitted before his sentencing, in 1986. His goal, he said, was “to provide such information on the Arab powers and the Soviets that would permit the Israelis to avoid a repetition of the Yom Kippur War,” in 1973, when an attack by Egypt and Syria took Israel by surprise. “At no time did I ever compromise the names of any U.S. agents operating overseas, nor did I ever reveal any U.S. ciphers, codes, encipherment devices, classified military technology, the disposition and orders of U.S. forces . . . or communications security procedures,” Pollard added. “I never thought for a second that Israel’s gain would necessarily result in America’s loss. How could it?”

Pollard’s defenders use the same arguments today. In a recent op-ed article in the Washington Post, the Harvard Law School professor Alan M. Dershowitz, who served as Pollard’s lawyer in the early nineteen-nineties, and three co-authors called for President Clinton to correct what they depicted as “this longstanding miscarriage of justice” in the Pollard case. There was nothing in Pollard’s indictment, they added, to suggest that he had “compromised the nation’s intelligence-gathering capabilities” or “betrayed worldwide intelligence data.”

In Israel, Pollard’s release was initially championed by the right, but it has evolved into a mainstream political issue. Early in the Clinton Administration, Yitzhak Rabin, the late Israeli Prime Minister, personally urged the President on at least two occasions to grant clemency. Both times, Clinton reviewed the evidence against Pollard and decided not to take action. But last October, at a crucial moment in the Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations at the Wye River Conference Centers, in Maryland, he did tentatively agree to release Pollard, or so the Israeli government claimed. When the President’s acquiescence became publicly known, the American intelligence community responded immediately, with unequivocal anger. According to the Times, George J. Tenet, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, warned the President that he would be forced to resign from the agency if Pollard were to be released. Clinton then told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Pollard’s release would not be imminent, and ordered a formal review of the case.

The President’s willingness to consider clemency for Pollard so upset the intelligence community that its leaders took an unusual step: they began to go public. In early December, four retired admirals who had served as director of Naval Intelligence circulated an article, eventually published in the Washington Post, in which they argued that Pollard’s release would be “irresponsible” and a victory for what they depicted as a “clever public relations campaign.” Since then, sensitive details about the secrets Pollard gave away have been made public by CBS and NBC.

In the course of my own interviews for this account, the officials who knew the most about Jonathan Pollard made it clear that they were talking because they no longer had confidence that President Clinton would do what they believed was the right thing — keep Pollard locked up. Pollard, these officials told me, had done far more damage to American national security than was ever made known to the public; for example, he betrayed elements of four major American intelligence systems. In their eyes, there is no distinction between betraying secrets to an enemy, such as the Soviet Union, and betraying secrets to an ally.

Officials are loath to talk publicly about it, but spying on allies is a fact of life: the United States invests billions annually to monitor the communications of its friends. Many American embassies around the world contain a clandestine intercept facility that targets diplomatic communications. The goal is not only to know the military and diplomatic plans of our friends but also to learn what intelligence they may be receiving and with whom they share information. “If a friendly state has friends that we don’t see as friends,” one senior official explained, sensitive intelligence that it should not possess — such as that supplied by Pollard — “can spread to others.” Many officials said they were convinced that information Pollard sold to the Israelis had ultimately wound up in the hands of the Soviet Union.

JONATHAN JAY POLLARD was born in 1954 and grew up as the youngest of three children in South Bend, Indiana; his father, Dr. Morris Pollard, was an award-winning microbiologist who taught at Notre Dame. The young boy did not fit in well in South Bend, and members of his family have described his years in public school there as hellish:

he made constant complaints of being picked on and, in high school, beaten up, because he was Jewish. One of the boy’s happiest times, the family told journalists after his arrest, came when, at the age of sixteen, he attended a summer camp for gifted children in Israel. He talked then of serving in the Israeli Army, but instead he finished high school and went on to Stanford University. His Stanford classmates later recalled that he was full of stories about his ties to Israeli intelligence and the Israeli Army. He also was said to have been a heavy drug and alcohol user.

He graduated in 1976, and in the next three years he attended several graduate schools without getting a degree. He applied for a Job with the C.I.A. but was turned down when the agency concluded, after a lie-detector test and other investigations, that he was “a blabbermouth,” as one official put it, and had misrepresented his drug use. Pollard then tried for a job with the Navy, and obtained a civilian position as a research analyst in the Field Operational Intelligence Office, in Suitland, Maryland. The job required high-level security clearances, and the Navy, which knew nothing about the C.I.A.’s assessment, eventually gave them to Pollard. His initial assignments dealt with the study of surface-ships systems in non-Communist countries, and, according to Pollard’s superiors, his analytical work was excellent. While at Suitland, however, he repeatedly told colleagues far-fetched stories about ties he had with Mossad, the Israeli foreign-intelligence agency, and about his work as an operative in the Middle East.

Pollard’s bragging and storytelling didn’t prevent his immediate supervisors from recognizing his competence as an analyst. He was given many opportunities for promotion, but at least one of them he sabotaged. In the early nineteen-eighties, Lieutenant Commander David G. Muller, Jr., who ran an analytical section at Suitland, had an opening on his staff and summoned Pollard for an interview. “I had respect for him,” Muller recalled recently. “He knew a lot about Navy hardware and a lot about the Middle East.” An early-Monday-morning interview was set up. “Jay blew in the first thing Monday,” Muller recounted. “He looked as if he hadn’t slept or shaved. He proceeded to tell me that on Friday evening his then fiancee, Anne Henderson, had been kidnapped by I.R.A. operatives in Washington, and he’d spent the weekend chasing the kidnappers.” Pollard said that he had managed to rescue his fiancee “only in the wee hours of Monday morning” — just before his appointment. Of course, Pollard did not get the job, Muller said, but he still wishes that he had warned others. “I ought to have gone to the security people,” Muller, who is retired, told me, “and said, ‘Hey, this guy’s a wacko.’ “

A career American intelligence officer who has been actively involved for years in assessing the damage caused by Pollard told me that Pollard had been desperately broke during this period: “He had credit-card debts, loan debts, debts on rent, furniture, cars.” He was also borrowing heavily from his colleagues, in part to forestall possible garnishment of his wages — an action that could lead to loss of his top-secret clearances. Despite his chronic financial problems, the intelligence officer said, Pollard was constantly spending money on meals in expensive restaurants, on drugs, and on huge bar bills.

In late 1983, shortly after the terrorist bombing of a Marine barracks in Beirut, the Navy set up a high-powered Anti-Terrorist Alert Center at Suitland, and in June, 1984, Pollard was assigned to that unit’s Threat Analysis Division. He had access there to the most up-to-date intelligence in the American government. By that summer, however, he had been recruited by Israeli intelligence. He was arrested a year and a half later, in November of 1985.

Pollard was paid well by the Israelis: he received a salary that eventually reached twenty-five hundred dollars a month, and tens of thousands of dollars in cash disbursements for hotels, meals, and even jewelry. In his pre-sentencing statement to Judge Robinson, Pollard depicted the money as a benefit that was forced on him. “I did accept money for my services,” he acknowledged, but only “as a reflection of how well I was doing my job.” He went on to assert that he had later told his controller, Rafi Eitan, a longtime spy who at the time headed a scientific-intelligence unit in Israel, that “I not only intended to repay all the money I’d received but, also, was going to establish a chair at the Israeli General Staff’s Intelligence Training Center outside Tel Aviv.”

Charles S. Leeper, the assistant United States attorney who prosecuted Pollard, challenged his statement that money had not motivated him. In a publicly filed sentencing memorandum, Leeper said that Pollard was known to have received fifty thousand dollars in cash from his Israeli handlers and to have been told that thirty thousand more would be deposited annually in a foreign bank account. Pollard had made a commitment to spy for at least ten years, the memorandum alleged, and “stood to receive an additional five hundred and forty thousand dollars ($540,000) over the expected life of the conspiracy.”

There was no such public specificity, however, when it came to the top-secret materials that Pollard had passed on to Israel. In mid-1986, he elected to plea-bargain rather than face a trial. The government agreed with alacrity: no state secrets would have to be revealed, especially about the extent of Israeli espionage. After the plea bargain, the Justice Department supplied the court with a classified sworn declaration signed by Caspar W. Weinberger, the Secretary of Defense, which detailed, by categories, some of the intelligence systems that had been compromised. Judge Robinson, for his part, said nothing in public about the scope of the materials involved in the case, and merely noted at the end of a lengthy sentencing hearing, in March, 1987, that he had “read all of the material once, twice, thrice, if you will.” He then sentenced Pollard to life in prison. Pollard’s wife, Anne (they had married in 1985), who had been his accomplice, was convicted of unauthorized possession and transmission of classified defense documents and was given a five-year sentence.

Once in jail, Pollard became increasingly fervent in proclaiming his support for Israel. In the Washington Post last summer, the journalist Peter Perl wrote that even Pollard’s friends saw him as “obsessed with vindication, consumed by the idea that he is a victim of anti-semitism and that Israel can rescue him through diplomatic and political pressure.” Pollard has also turned increasingly to Orthodox Judaism. He divorced his wife after her release from prison, in 1990, and in 1994 proclaimed that, under Jewish law, he had been married in prison to a Toronto schoolteacher named Elaine Zeitz. Esther Pollard, as she is now known, is an indefatigable ally, who passionately believes that her husband was wrongfully accused of harming the United States and was therefore wrongfully imprisoned. “This is the kind of issue I feel very strongly concerns every Jew and every decent, law-abiding citizen,” she told an interviewer shortly after the marriage. “The issues are much bigger than Jonathan and myself…. Like it or not, we are writing a page of Jewish history.”

ESTHER POLLARD and her husband s other supporters are mistaken in believing that Jonathan Pollard caused no significant damage to American national security. Furthermore, according to senior members of the American intelligence community, Pollard’s argument that he acted solely from idealistic motives and provided Israel only with those documents which were needed for its defense was a sham designed to mask the fact that he was driven to spy by his chronic need for money.

Before Pollard’s plea bargain, the government had been preparing a multi-count criminal indictment that included-along with espionage, drug, and tax-fraud charges — allegations that before his arrest Pollard had used classified documents in an unsuccessful attempt to persuade the governments of South Africa, Argentina, and Taiwan to participate in an arms deal for anti-Communist Afghan rebels who were then being covertly supported by the Reagan Administration. F.B.I. investigators later determined that in the fall of 1985 Pollard had also consulted with three Pakistanis and an Iranian in his efforts to broker arms. (The foreigners were quietly deported within several months of his arrest.)

Had Pollard’s case gone to trial, one of the government’s major witnesses would have been a journalist named Kurt Lohbeck, who had a checkered past. He had served seven months in prison after being convicted of passing a bad check in New Mexico in 1977, but by 1985 he was under contract to the CBS Evening News. Lohbeck, who now lives in Albuquerque — (he received a full pardon from the governor of New Mexico two years ago), acknowledged in a telephone interview that he was prepared to testify, if necessary, about his involvement in Pollard’s unsuccessful efforts in 1985 to broker arms sales for the rebels in the Afghan war. At one meeting with a foreign diplomat, Lohbeck said, Pollard posed as a high-level C.I.A. operative. Lohbeck, who was then CBS’s main battlefield correspondent in the Afghan war, told me that Pollard had provided him, and thus CBS, with a large number of classified American documents concerning the war. He also told me that Pollard had never discussed Israel with him or indicated any special feelings for the state. “I never heard anything political from Jay,” Lohbeck added, “other than that he tried to portray himself as a Reaganite. Not a word about Israel. Jay’s sole interest was in making a lot of money.”

Lohbeck went on to say that he had also been prepared to testify, if asked, about Pollard’s drug use. “Jay used cocaine heavily, and had no compunction about doing it in public. He’d just lay it in lines on the table.” In 1985, Lohbeck made similar statements, government officials said, to the F.B.I.

Pollard, told by me of Lohbeck’s assertions, sent a response from a jail cell in North Carolina: “My relationship with Lohbeck is extremely complicated. I was never indicted for anything I did with him. Remember that.”

The documents that Pollard turned over to Israel were not focussed exclusively on the product of American intelligence — its analytical reports and estimates. They also revealed how America was able to learn what it did — a most sensitive area of intelligence defined as “sources and methods.” Pollard gave the Israelis vast amounts of data dealing with specific American intelligence systems and how they worked. For example, he betrayed details of an exotic capability that American satellites have of taking off-axis photographs from high in space. While orbiting the earth in one direction, the satellites could photograph areas that were seemingly far out of range. Israeli nuclear-missile sites and the like, which would normally be shielded from American satellites, would thus be left exposed, and could be photographed. “We monitor the Israelis,” one intelligence expert told me, “and there’s no doubt the Israelis want to prevent us from being able to surveil their country.” The data passed along by Pollard included detailed information on the various platforms — in the air, on land, and at sea — used by military components of the National Security Agency to intercept Israeli military, commercial, and diplomatic communications.

At the time of Pollard’s spying, select groups of American sailors and soldiers trained in Hebrew were stationed at an N.S.A. listening post near Harrogate, England, and at a specially constructed facility inside the American Embassy in Tel Aviv, where they intercepted and translated Israeli signals. Other interceptions came from an unmanned N.S.A. listening post in Cyprus. Pollard’s handing over of the data had a clear impact, the expert told me, for “we could see the whole process” — of intelligence collection — “slowing down.” It also hindered the United States’ ability to recruit foreign agents. Another senior official commented, with bitterness, “The level of penetration would convince any self-respecting human source to look for other kinds of work.”

A number of officials strongly suspect that the Israelis repackaged much of Pollard’s material and provided it to the Soviet Union in exchange for continued Soviet permission for Jews to emigrate to Israel. Other officials go further, and say there was reason to believe that secret information was exchanged for Jews working in highly sensitive positions in the Soviet Union. A significant percentage of Pollard’s documents, including some that described the techniques the American Navy used to track Soviet submarines around the world, was of practical importance only to the Soviet Union. One longtime C.I.A. officer who worked as a station chief in the Middle East said he understood that “certain elements in the Israeli military had used it” — Pollard’s material — “to trade for people they wanted to get out,” including Jewish scientists working in missile technology and on nuclear issues. Pollard’s spying came at a time when the Israeli government was publicly committed to the free flow of Jewish emigres from the Soviet Union. The officials stressed the fact that they had no hard evidence — no “smoking gun,” in the form of a document from an Israeli or a Soviet archive — to demonstrate the link between Pollard, Israel, and the Soviet Union, but they also said that the documents that Pollard had been directed by his Israeli handlers to betray led them to no other conclusion.

High-level suspicions about Israeli-Soviet collusion were expressed as early as December, 1985, a month after Pollard’s arrest, when William J. Casey, the late C.I.A. director, who was known for his close ties to the Israeli leadership, stunned one of his station chiefs by suddenly complaining about the Israelis breaking the “ground rules.” The issue arose when Casey urged increased monitoring of the Israelis during an otherwise routine visit, I was told by the station chief, who is now retired. “He asked if I knew anything about the Pollard case,” the station chief recalled, and he said that Casey had added, “For your information, the Israelis used Pollard to obtain our attack plan against the U.S.S.R. all of it. The coordinates, the firing locations, the sequences. And for guess who? The Soviets.” (boldface mine – Ronin)Casey had then explained that the Israelis had traded the Pollard data for Soviet emigres. “How’s that for cheating?” he had asked.

In subsequent interviews, former C.I.A. colleagues of Casey’s were unable to advance his categorical assertion significantly. Duane Clarridge, then in charge of clandestine operations in Europe, recalled that the C.I.A. director had told him that the Pollard material “goes beyond just the receipt in Israel of this stuff.” But Casey, who had many close ties to the Israeli intelligence community, hadn’t told Clarridge how he knew what he knew. Robert Gates, who became deputy C.I.A. director in April, 1986, told me that Casey had never indicated to him that he had specific information about the Pollard material arriving in Moscow. “The notion that the Russians may have gotten some of the stuff has always been a viewpoint,” Gates said, but not through the bartering of emigres. “The only view I heard expressed was that it was through intelligence operations” — the K.G.B.

In any event, there was enough evidence, officials told me, to include a statement about the possible flow of intelligence to the Soviet Union in Defense Secretary Weinberger’s top-secret declaration that was presented to the court before Pollard’s sentencing. There was little doubt, I learned from an official who was directly involved, that Soviet intelligence had access to the most secret information in Israel. “The question,” the official said, “was whether we could prove it was Pollard’s material that went over the aqueduct. We couldn’t get there, so we suggested” in the Weinberger affidavit that the possibility existed. Caution was necessary, the official added, for “fear that the other side would say that ‘these people are seeing spies under the bed.’ “

The Justice Department further informed Judge Robinson, in a publicly filed memorandum, that “numerous” analyses of Soviet missile systems had been sold by Pollard to Israel, and that those documents included “information from human sources whose identity could be inferred by a reasonably competent intelligence analyst. Moreover, the identity of the authors of these classified publications” was clearly marked.

A retired Navy admiral who was directly involved in the Pollard investigation told me, “There is no question that the Russians got a lot of the Pollard stuff. The only question is how did it get there?” The admiral, like Robert Gates, had an alternative explanation. He pointed out that Israel would always play a special role in American national security affairs. “We give them truckloads of stuff in the normal course of our official relations,” the admiral said. “And they use it very effectively. They do things worth doing, and they will go places where we will not go, and do what we do not dare to do.”

Nevertheless, he said, it was understood that the Soviet intelligence services had long since penetrated Israel. (One important Soviet spy, Shabtai Kalmanovitch, whose job at one point was to ease the resettlement of Russian emigrants in Israel, was arrested in 1987.) It was reasonably assumed in the aftermath of Pollard, the admiral added, that Soviet spies inside Israel had been used to funnel some of the Pollard material to Moscow.

A full accounting of the materials provided by Pollard to the Israelis has been impossible to obtain: Pollard himself has estimated that the documents would create a stack six feet wide, six feet long, and ten feet high. Rafi Eitan, the Israeli who controlled the operation, and two colleagues of his attached to the Israeli diplomatic delegation — Irit Erb and Joseph Yagur — were named as unindicted co-conspirators by the Justice Department. In the summer of 1984, Eitan brought in Colonel Aviem Sella, an Air Force hero, who led Israel’s dramatic and successful 1981 bombing raid on the Iraqi nuclear reactor at Osirak. (Sella was eventually indicted, in absentia, on three counts of espionage.) Eitan’s decision to order Sella into the case is considered by many Americans to have been a brilliant stroke: the Israeli war hero was met with starry eyes by Pollard, a chronic wannabe.

Yagur, Erb, and Sella were in Washington when Pollard was first seized by the F.B.I., in November, 1985, but they quickly left the country, never to return. During one period, Pollard had been handing over documents to them almost weekly, and they had been forced to rent an apartment in northwest Washington, where they installed a high-speed photocopying machine. “Safe houses and special Xeroxes?” an American career intelligence officer said, despairingly, concerning the Pollard operation. “This was not the first guy they’d recruited.” In the years following Pollard’s arrest and confession, the Israeli government chose not to cooperate fully with the F.B.I. and Justice Department investigation, and only a token number of the Pollard documents have been returned. It was not until last May that the Israeli government even acknowledged that Pollard had been its operative.

In fact, it is widely believed that Pollard was not the only one in the American government spying for Israel. During his year and a half of spying, his Israeli handlers requested specific documents, which were identified only by top-secret control numbers. After much internal assessment, the government’s intelligence experts concluded that it was “highly unlikely,” in the words of a Justice Department official, that any of the other American spies of the era would have had access to the specific control numbers. “There is only one conclusion,” the expert told me. The Israelis “got the numbers from somebody else in the U.S. government.”

THE men and women of the National Security Agency live in a world of chaotic bleeps, buzzes, and whistles, and talk to each other about frequencies, spectrums, modulation, and bandwidth — the stuff of Tom Clancy novels. They often deal with signals intelligence, or SIGINT, and their world is kept in order by an in-house manual known as the RASIN an acronym for radio-signal notations. The manual, which is classified “top-secret Umbra,” fills ten volumes, is constantly updated, and lists the physical parameters of every known signal. Pollard took it all. “It’s the Bible,” one former communications-intelligence officer told me. “It tells how we collect signals anywhere in the world.” The site, frequency, and significant features of Israeli communications — those that were known and targeted by the N.S.A. — were in the RASIN; so were all the known communications links used by the Soviet Union.

The loss of the RASIN was especially embarrassing to the Navy, I was told by the retired admiral, because the copy that Pollard photocopied belonged to the Office of Naval Intelligence. “He went into our library, found we had an out-of-date version, requested a new one, and passed it on,” the officer said. “I was surprised we even had it.”

The RASIN theft was one of the specifics cited in Defense Secretary Weinberger’s still secret declaration to the court before Pollard’s sentencing hearing. In fact, the hearing’s most dramatic moment came when Pollard’s attorney, Richard A. Hibey, readily acknowledged his client’s guilt but argued that the extent of the damage to American national security did not call for the imposition of a maximum sentence.

“I would ask you to think about the Secretary of Defense’s affidavit, as it related to only one thing,” Judge Robinson interjected, “with reference to one particular category of publication, and I fail to see how you can make that argument.” He invited Hibey to approach the bench, along with the Justice Department attorneys, and the group spent a few moments reviewing what government officials told me was Weinberger’s account of the importance of the RAISIN. One Justice Department official, recalling those moments with obvious pleasure, said that the RASIN was the ninth item on the Weinberger damage-assessment list. After the bench conference, Hibey made no further attempt to minimize the national-security damage caused by its theft. (Citing national security, Hibey refused to discuss the case for this article.)

The ten volumes of the RASIN were available on a need-to-know basis inside the N.S.A. “I’ve never seen the monster,” a former senior watch officer at an N.S.A. intercept site in Europe told me, but added that he did supervise people who constantly used it, and he described its function in easy-to-understand terms:

“It is a complete catalogue of what the United States was listening to, or could listen to — information referred to in the N.S.A. as ‘parametric data.’ It tells you everything you want to know about a particular signal — when it was first detected and where, whom it was first used by, what kind of entity, frequency, wavelength, or band length it has. When you’ve copied a signal and don’t know what it is, the RASIN manual gives you a description.” A senior intelligence official who consults regularly with the N.S.A. on technical matters subsequently told me that another issue involved geometry.

A senior intelligence official who consults regularly with the N.S.A. on technical matters subsequently told me that another issue involved geometry. The RASIN, he explained, had been focussed in particular on the Soviet Union and its thousands of high-frequency, or shortwave, communications, which had enabled Russian military units at either end of the huge land mass to communicate with each other. Those signals “bounced” off the ionosphere and were often best intercepted thousands of miles from their point of origin. If, as many in the American intelligence community suspected, the Soviet communications experts had been able to learn which of their signals were being monitored, and where, they could relocate the signal and force the N.S.A. to invest man-hours and money to try to recapture it. Or, more likely, the Soviets could continue to communicate in a normal fashion but relay false and misleading information.

Pollard’s betrayal of the RASIN put the N.S.A. in the position of having to question or reevaluate all of its intelligence collecting. “We aren’t perfect,” the career intelligence officer explained to me. “We’ve got holes in our coverage, and this” — the loss of the RASIN — tells where the biases and the weaknesses are. It’s how we get the job done, and how we will get the job done.”

“What a wonderful insight into how we think, and exactly how we’re exploiting Soviet communications!” the retired admiral exclaimed. “It’s a how-to-do-it book — the fireside cookbook of cryptology. Not only the analyses but the facts of how we derived our analyses. Whatever recipe you want.”

Pollard, asked about the specific programs he compromised, told me, “As far as SIGINT information is concerned, the government has consistently lied in its public version of what I gave the Israelis.”

In the mid-nineteen-eighties, the daily report from the Navy’s Sixth Fleet Ocean Surveillance Information Facility (FOSIF) in Rota, Spain, was one of America’s Cold War staples. A top-secret document filed every morning at 0800 Zulu time (Greenwich Mean Time), it reported all that had gone on in the Middle East during the previous twenty-four hours, as recorded by the N.S.A.’s most sophisticated monitoring devices.

The reports were renowned inside Navy commands for their sophistication and their reliability; they were based, as the senior managers understood it, on data supplied both by intelligence agents throughout the Middle East and by the most advanced technical means of intercepting Soviet military communications. The Navy’s intelligence facility at Rota shared space with a huge N.S.A. intercept station, occupied by more than seven hundred linguists and cryptographers, which was responsible for monitoring and decoding military and diplomatic communications all across North Africa. Many at Rota spent hundreds of hours a month listening while locked in top-secret compartments aboard American ships, aircraft, and submarines operating in the Mediterranean.

The Navy’s primary targets were the ships, the aircraft, and, most important, the nuclear-armed submarines of the Soviet Union on patrol in the Mediterranean. Those submarines, whose nuclear missiles were aimed at United States forces, were constantly being tracked; they were to be targeted and destroyed within hours if war broke out.

Pollard’s American interrogators eventually concluded that in his year and a half of spying he had provided the Israelis with more than a year’s worth of the daily FOSIF reports from Rota. Pollard himself told the Americans that at one point in 1985 the Israelis had nagged him when he missed several days of work because of illness and had failed to deliver the FOSIF reports for those days. One of his handlers, Joseph Yagur, had complained twice about the missed messages and had asked him to find a way to retrieve them. Pollard told his American interrogators that he had never missed again.

The career intelligence officer who helped to assess the Pollard damage has come to view Pollard as a serial spy, the Ted Bundy of the intelligence world. “Pollard gave them every message for a whole year,” the officer told me recently, referring to the Israelis. “They could analyze it” — the intelligence — “message by message, and correlate it. They could not only piece together our sources and methods but also learn how we think, and how we approach a problem. All of a sudden, there is no mystery. These are the things we can’t change. You got this, and you got us by the balls.” In other words, the Rota reports, when carefully studied, gave the Israelis “a road map on how to circumvent” the various American collection methods and shield an ongoing military operation. The reports provide guidance on “how to keep us asleep, thinking all is working well,” he added. “They tell the Israelis how to raid Tunisia without tipping off American intelligence in advance. That is damage that is persistent and severe.”

NOT every document handed over by Pollard dealt with signals intelligence. DIAL-COINS is the acronym for the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Community On-Line Intelligence System, which was one of the government’s first computerized information-retrieval-network systems. The system, which was comparatively primitive in the mid-nineteen-eighties — it used an 8088 operating chip and thermafax paper — could not be accessed by specific issues or key words but spewed out vast amounts of networked intelligence data by time frame. Nevertheless, DIAL-COINS contained all the intelligence reports filed by Air Force, Army, Navy, and Marine attaches in Israel and elsewhere in the Middle East. One official who had been involved with it told me recently, “It was full of great stuff, particularly in HUMINT — human intelligence. Many Americans who went to the Middle East for business or political reasons agreed, as loyal citizens, to be debriefed by American defense attaches after their visits. They were promised anonymity — many had close friends inside Israel and the nearby Arab states who would be distressed by their collaboration — and the reports were classified. “It’s who’s talking to whom,” the officer said. “Like handing you the address book of the spooks for a year.”

Government investigators discovered that one of the system’s heaviest users in 1984 and 1985 was Jonathan Pollard. He had all the necessary clearances and necessary credentials to gain access to the classified Pentagon library; he also understood that librarians, even in secret libraries, are always eager to help, and in one instance he relied on the library security guards. With some chagrin, officials involved in the Pollard investigation recounted that Pollard had once collected so much data that he needed a handcart to move the papers to his car, in a nearby parking lot, and the security guards held the doors for him.

Pollard also provided the Israelis with what is perhaps the most important day-to-day information in signals intelligence: the National SIGINT Requirements List, which is essentially a compendium of the tasks, and the priority of those tasks, given to various N.S.A. collection units around the world. Before a bombing mission, for example, a United States satellite might be re-deployed, at enormous financial cost, to provide instantaneous electronic coverage of the target area. In addition, N.S.A. field stations would be ordered to begin especially intensive monitoring of various military units in the target nation. Special N.S.A. coverage would also be ordered before an American covert military unit, such as the Army’s Delta Force or a Navy Seal team, was inserted into hostile territory or hostile waters. Sometimes the N.S.A.’s requests were less comprehensive: a European or Middle Eastern business suspected of selling chemical arms to a potential adversary might be placed on the N.S.A. “watch list” and its faxes, telexes, and other communications carefully monitored. The Requirements List is “like a giant to-do list,” a former N.S.A. operative told me. “If a customer” — someone in the intelligence community — “asked for specific coverage, it would be on a list that is updated daily.” That is, the target of the coverage would be known.

“If we’re going to bomb Iraq, we will shift the system,” a senior specialist subsequently told me. “It’s a tipoff where the American emphasis is going to be.” With the List, the specialist added, the Israelis “could see us move our collection systems” prior to military action, and eventually come to understand how the United States Armed Forces “change our emphasis.” In other words, he added, Israel “could make our intelligence system the prime target” and hide whatever was deemed necessary. “The damage goes past Jay’s arrest,” the specialist said, “and could extend up to today.”

Israel made dramatic use of the Pollard material on October 1, 1985, seven weeks before his arrest, when its Air Force bombed the headquarters of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Tunisia, killing at least sixty-seven people. The United States, which was surprised by the operation, eventually concluded that the Israeli planners had synergistically combined the day-to-day insights of the SIGINT Requirements List with the strategic intelligence of the FOSIF reports and other data that Pollard provided to completely outwit our government’s huge collection apparatus in the Middle East. Even Pollard himself, the senior official told me, “had no idea what he gave away.” The results of President Clinton’s requested review of the Pollard case by officials in the intelligence community and other interested parties were to be presented to the White House by January 11th. A former Justice Department official told me, “Nobody can believe that any President would have the gall to release this kind of spy.” But as the report was being prepared the nature of the questions that the White House was referring to the Justice Department convinced some intelligence officials that Clinton was considering a compromise, such as commuting Pollard’s life sentence to twenty-five years in prison.

The queries about commutation were coming not from Roger Adams, the President’s pardon attorney, but from Charles F. C. Ruff, the White House counsel. “Pollard would get half a loaf,” one distraught career intelligence official told me. The deal believed to be under consideration would provide for his release, with time off for good behavior, in the summer of 2002. The solution had a certain “political beauty,” the official added — in the eyes of the White House. “Pollard doesn’t get out right away, and the issue doesn’t cause any trouble. And getting the United States to bend would be a serious victory for Israel.”

A senior intelligence official whose agency was involved in preparing the report for the White House told me, somewhat facetiously, that he would drop all objections to Pollard’s immediate release if the Israeli government would answer two questions: “First, give us a list of what you’ve got, and, second, tell us what you did with it.” Such answers are unlikely to be forthcoming. The Israeli government has acknowledged that Pollard was indeed spying on its behalf but has refused — despite constant entreaties — to provide the United States with a complete list of the documents that were turned over to it.

Some members of the intelligence community view themselves today as waging a dramatic holding action against a President who they believe is eager to split the difference with the Israelis on Pollard’s fate. They see Bill Clinton as a facilitator who would not hesitate to trade Pollard to the Israelis if he thought that would push Israel into a peace settlement and result in a foreign-policy success. The officials emphasize that they support Clinton’s efforts to resolve the Middle East crisis but do not think it is appropriate to use Pollard as a bargaining chip.

Adding to their dismay, some officials made clear, is the fact that Clinton himself, having studied the case years ago, when he was considering Yitzhak Rabin’s request for clemency, knows as much as anyone in the United States government about the significance of Pollard’s treachery. One informed official described a private moment at the Wye peace summit when George Tenet, the C.I.A. director, warned the President that Pollard’s release would enrage and demoralize the intelligence community. “What he got back,” the official told me, “was ‘Nah, don’t worry about it. It’ll blow over.’ “

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Seymour Hersh Exposes New US Covert Operations In Iran (VIDEO)

First Posted: 06-29-08 10:15 AM   |   Updated: 07- 7-08 05:12 AM
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The New Yorker‘s Seymour Hersh reports on how the Bush Administration has stepped up covert operations against Iran:

Late last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources. These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership. The covert activities involve support of the minority Ahwazi Arab and Baluchi groups and other dissident organizations. They also include gathering intelligence about Iran’s suspected nuclear-weapons program.
Clandestine operations against Iran are not new. United States Special Operations Forces have been conducting cross-border operations from southern Iraq, with Presidential authorization, since last year. These have included seizing members of Al Quds, the commando arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, and taking them to Iraq for interrogation, and the pursuit of “high-value targets” in the President’s war on terror, who may be captured or killed. But the scale and the scope of the operations in Iran, which involve the Central Intelligence Agency and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), have now been significantly expanded, according to the current and former officials. Many of these activities are not specified in the new Finding, and some congressional leaders have had serious questions about their nature.

Under federal law, a Presidential Finding, which is highly classified, must be issued when a covert intelligence operation gets under way and, at a minimum, must be made known to Democratic and Republican leaders in the House and the Senate and to the ranking members of their respective intelligence committees–the so-called Gang of Eight. Money for the operation can then be reprogrammed from previous appropriations, as needed, by the relevant congressional committees, which also can be briefed.

Read Hersh’s full report here.
Watch Hersh discuss his article on CNN below:

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David DeGraw at 10:49 PM on August 13, 2006.

Sy Hersh: Cheney Helped Plan Israel’s Attack on Hezbollah

The evidence keeps piling up: The Neocons want war with Iran.Earlier this month, Sidney Blumenthal released informationclaiming that the NSA has been working with Israel to “monitor whether Syria and Iran are supplying new armaments to Hezbollah” and that Dick Cheney is hoping to use the NSA intelligence to create a “pretext” for expanding the conflict to a “four-front war” involving Syria and Iran.And now, Sy Hersh has just released informationclaiming that the Bush administration, especially Dick Cheney’s office, was involved in planning Israel’s attack on Hezbollah and considers it “a prelude to a potential American preemptive attack” on Iran:

“The Bush Administration… was closely involved in the planning of Israel’s retaliatory attacks. President Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney were convinced, current and former intelligence and diplomatic officials told me, that a successful Israeli Air Force bombing campaign against Hezbollah’s heavily fortified underground-missile and command-and-control complexes in Lebanon could ease Israel’s security concerns and also serve as a prelude to a potential American preemptive attack to destroy Iran’s nuclear installations…. Israel had devised a plan for attacking Hezbollah—and shared it with Bush Administration officials—well before the July 12th kidnappings.”

Hersh then goes on to quote a “Middle East expert” who said that:

“The White House was more focused on stripping Hezbollah of its missiles, because, if there was to be a military option against Iran’s nuclear facilities, it had to get rid of the weapons that Hezbollah could use in a potential retaliation at Israel.”

According to Hersh, the US and Israeli air forces began strategizing and sharing information on Lebanon and Iran in the beginning of the spring and “discussions reached the Joint Chiefs of Staff and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.” Hersh then references an early summer meeting between Israeli officials and Dick Cheney:

“Earlier this summer, before the Hezbollah kidnappings, the U.S. government consultant said, several Israeli officials visited Washington, separately, ‘to get a green light for the bombing operation and to find out how much the United States would bear.’ The consultant added, ‘Israel began with Cheney. It wanted to be sure that it had his support and the support of his office and the Middle East desk of the National Security Council.’ After that, ‘persuading Bush was never a problem, and Condi Rice was on board,’ the consultant said.

The Israeli plan, according to the former senior intelligence official, was ‘the mirror image of what the United States has been planning for Iran.’ Cheney’s office supported the Israeli plan… They believed that Israel should move quickly in its air war against Hezbollah. A former intelligence officer said, ‘We told Israel, ‘Look, if you guys have to go, we’re behind you all the way. But we think it should be sooner rather than later—the longer you wait, the less time we have to evaluate and plan for Iran before Bush gets out of office.’”

And as if all of this is not scary enough, a source has told Hersh that the Bush administration is “mishandling” intelligence on Hezbollah and Iran the same way they did with “intelligence” on Iraq’s WMDs.

In this video clip, Sy Hersh discusses these revelations with Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s Situation Room.

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see also

Double Standards with designated terrorist organization -Mujahedin-e Khalq- and Giuliani, Ridge ,Townsend, Mukasey etc

Double Standards Apply to Peace Activists

https://terrorismbreedsterrorism.wordpress.com/usa-designated-terrorist-org-mujahedin-e-khalq-and-double-standards/

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some background

Barack Obama – Zionist Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

THE WAR FOR ISRAEL

(and you thought the oil was for the U.S.)

Oil pipelines to Israel. (click for larger image)

You are looking at the reason for the war against Iraq. This war was initiated by Ehud Barak for Israel’s strategic benefit!

Thats what Israel does. It has its intelligence organization, Mossad, carry out false flag operations and deceives others into attacking their enemies. In short they get others to fight their wars for them.

Israel is in the midst of its plan to use the United States military, which it controls, to conquer Iraq and divert Iraqi oil to the Haifa refinery via the Mosul to Haifa pipeline. The U.S. has built airbases at H1, H2 and H3 (which stand for Haifa 1, 2 and 3) to protect this strategic pipeline. The pipeline is used to send oil to Israel. Paid for with the blood of American soldiers that die in Iraq. See: The Reason Bush Is Pushing For Syria’s Invasion PDF

Iraq is being turned into another Palestine state for Israel.

This war was fought in order to secure Israel’s future. Israel, being a parasite nation, needed to create an income stream that would continue if funding from the United States should dry up. They have been working on the plan to steal Iraqi oil for years. Read Israel’s Blitzkrieg on Middle East Oil PDF by Joe Vialls for more on this.

To quote Mr. Vialls article, “… they are already planning to steal 1,825 million barrels of Iraqi oil per annum. Taking a nominal price of US $25.00 per barrel … the Israeli-Jewish terrorists stand to make a cool US $45,625,000,000.00 each year …. ” [Thats over 45 1/2 Billion dollars a year or $125 million each day!!!]

Mr. Vialls claims that the 45 billion a year jackpot is more than just a lot of money, it’s a matter of survival for Israel.

The reshaping of the Middle East by America’s military will allow Israel to:
(1) Control the strategic oil reserves in this region which will ensure low cost oil to Israel and ensure their economic survival.
(2) Ensure Israel is the dominant military force and the sole nuclear equipped military power in the region for many years to come .
(3) Neutralize Israel’s enemies in the region.
(4) Expand borders per “Greater Israel”. The Nile forming the border on the West through Egypt, and the Euphrates on the East through Turkey, Syria and Iraq.
(5) Allow even further expansion of borders to encompass surrounding countries.

Israel has become the 3rd largest exporter of weapons in the world PDF, selling everything from Uzis to PHALCON airborne early warning systems. Defense Ministry figures show Israeli weapons export contracts were worth $4.1 billion in 2002. Only the United States with $13.2 billion and Russia with $4.4 billion sold more weapons that year.

Israel’s possesses the fourth largest army in the world.

Israel is the only nuclear enabled country in the Middle East. Israel has overtaken England to become the worlds 5th largest nuclear power, roughly equivalent to France and China in the size and sophistication of its nuclear arsenal. Recent reports indicate that Israel has deployed five different nuclear weapons designs. It is estimated to have 2000-5000 conventional nuclear warheads and many micro nuclear devices like the bomb that destroyed the Sari Club in Bali. (These new nuclear devices only emit alpha radiation that is invisible to a standard geiger counter). In addition they have the neutron bombs, (that can kill people and leave the buildings intact) and hydrogen bombs PDF. Hydrogen bombs are currently the most fearsome and intimidating weapon on earth, capable of causing over 60000 times the damage of a nuclear bomb like the one used on Nagasaki. The Hydrogen bomb is so intimidating that most nations vow never to produce it, though it is really not much harder than producing regular nukes. When we are talking WMD, this is the big Kahuna.

Israel has the capability to take out every major city in Europe. Israel refuses to sign the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) or to allow inspections of its nuclear facilities by International inspectors.

Israel stands in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council Resolutions. A further 33 resolutions against Israel has not seen the light of day thanks to the United States vetoing power on the Security Council.

Nuclear disarmament must begin with Israel. Until that time, Arab states in the region have an inalienable “right” and “obligation” to develop similar weapons (of mass destruction) to counter this overwhelming threat to their nations and peoples.

Since Israel possess such a large nuclear arsenal, they are able to blackmail the United States into supplying them conventional weapons. They have been known to sell those weapons and technologies to other countries, once they are given to them. The Patriot missile, the Phoenix air-to-air missile, the Lavi fighter, based on the F-16, have all been sold to Beijing. Only direct U.S. intervention prevented Israel from selling Beijing AWACS technology.

Zionist forces are in control of the United States. When Ariel Sharon said:

“Every time we do something you tell me America will do this and will do that . . . I want to tell you something very clear: Don’t worry about American pressure on Israel. We, the Jewish people, control America, and the Americans know it.”

Ariel Sharon to Shimon Peres, October 3rd, 2001, as reported on Kol Yisrael

– it was no idle chatter. He was telling the truth. They have gained control through the Federal Reserve System PDF and control of the central banks. The Illuminati and their Zionist agents also employ nuclear blackmail PDF. They are firmly in control of Australia, Germany and England as well as the U.S. Their allies will unite to fight the good fight for the greater good of Israel.

Just follow the trail of the money!

The United States has given Israel over 90 billion dollars in foreign aid. They continue this aid at a time when U.S. schools no longer can afford textbooks. Yet the standard 3 billion dollars of yearly aid goes on. Then there’s the 12 billion in loan guarantees. And now Israel is asking for (and received) a 400% increase in aid. Miftah.org estimates the foreign aid to Israel to be closer to 8 billion yearly. I estimate that Israel receives 9.5 billion a year in aid. Here is the break down:
Foreign Aid: $3 billion, Loan Guarantees (normally): $2 billion (Note: the U.S. Congress has forgiven ALL loans to Israel in the past), private tax deductible donations: $1 billion, Israeli bonds: $500 million, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which guarantees all Israel’s oil needs in the event of a crisis: $3 billion (The Oil funding is camouflaged in the Defense budget) = Total $9.5 billion.

This $9.5 billion of aid is the standard rate. However, 2003 was an exceptionally good year for Israel. AFTER the Israeli army killed Rachel Corrie with a bulldozer, (which by the way was most likely paid for with your U.S. tax dollars), the U.S. rewarded Israel by giving them an additional $9B in loan guarantees, $1B in military aid[Would Israel have received $20 billion if they had killed 2 American college students?]

So in 2003 Israel hit the lottery to the tune of a cool $19.5 billion. Or, put in another way, in 2003, Israel received $53.4 Million dollars a day from the traitors in Congress. Thats a very solid return on the AIPAC contributions that Israel pays out to U.S. Congressmen.

This is part of a broader package of up to $75 billion as emergency aid, directly connected to the war on Iraq. This amounts to 2500% increase in aid to support Israel in a war that they have claimed they are not involved in. Who is benefiting from the war on Iraq? Follow the trail of the money!

Each year Congress forgives loans made to Israel which costs U.S. Taxpayers more than all the foreign aid handed out.

Former congressman James Traficant states that Israel gets handed between $15-$20 billion dollars a year when it is all added up. This is happening while Americans are losing their homes and con’t afford proper health care.

In February, 2007 Israel is seeking to secure a further $500 million of annual military aid PDF from the traitors in Washington.

Some sources indicate with all the hidden costs including the Strategic Petroleum Reserve factored in, the figure is more like $3 Trillion dollars !!!) Thomas R. Stauffer does. The summary of Stauffer’s research was published in the June 2003 issue of The Washington Report on Middle East Affairs. See this article for more: The Real Cost Of US Support For Israel.

Israel has installed one of, if not the most, sophisticated missile defense systems in the world. They were the first country in the world to use laser’s to intercept missiles, at America’s expense of course. In 2000 Israel introduced the Tactical High Energy Laser/Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrator (THEL/ACTD), the world’s first high-energy laser weapon system designed for operational use, to shoot down a rocket carrying a live warhead. In contrast, in December 2002 Resident Bush ordered the U.S. military to begin deployment of their own national missile defense system to protect the United States.

Israel has launched its own spy satellite in 2002. A professor at the Israeli Technion-Israel Institute of Technology argued that the recent launch of an Israeli satellite means Israel “has established [its] capability to launch, by means of a missile, a payload to any location on the face of the earth.”

Israel has acquired three Dolphin class diesel submarines in 2002 that it is arming with newly designed cruise missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. According to Pentagon and Israeli officials, Israel now has a triad of land-, sea- and air-based nuclear weapons for the first time. Now, Germany has agreed to sell Israel another two Dolphin-class submarines.

Israel has its own radar warning system and has created a vast Home Front Command to prepare citizens and medical services for potential attacks.

U.S. military has plugged Israel into real-time war monitoring in the war on Iraq. Israel and the United States have set up a joint command post next to the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv at which Israeli army officers will be able to view real-time pictures of the movements of American war planes over Iraq in the event of a war.
In addition, an American early warning system that is hooked directly into U.S. intelligence satellites over Iraq was transferred to Israel a few weeks ago, [February, 2003] giving Israel direct access to information on any Iraqi missile launches at its territory, with no delays and no filtering.

This War Is Also About Water – Israel needs new water sources to allow Israeli expansion plans. Iraq is the major source of water in the Middle East. Just as the war in Afghanistan was fought for the Unocal oil pipeline this war is being fought for oil and water pipelines to Israel. Israel is now conducting assassinations of American citizens on American soil under the guise of “fighting terrorism” with the blessings of the US Government.

If a member of Congress were to merely question anything about Zionist political influence in Washington they would be committing career suicide. Many feel that Israel blackmails politicians involved in pedophile rings and uses photographs to control their votes. Very high level politicians have been implicated as well as Bushes.

In conclusion the evidence that Israel is behind the invasion on Iraq is more than circumstantial. You just need to look at who stands to gain from all this. Those that can’t understand why Dubya is so determined to attack Iraq, probably haven’t considered that Israel is running the show. If you just look at who stands to gain from Iraqi oil you see the picture but it doesn’t seem to be the whole thing. But when you add the dancing Israelis and Senator Graham’s statements about foreign governments involvement in 911 and Sharon’s orders on who Bush is to attack next, the whole picture begins to get in focus.

For those who feel ‘so what if thousands of Iraqis die, as long as America ends up with the oil’. Those people will be disappointed also. Sure, Bush’s buddies, the large corporations will get contracts to rebuild Iraq and make huge profits, but the BIG profits will be from Iraqi oil flowing to Israel. The Bush regime has already indicated it will not support lifting UN sanctions on Iraq unless Saddam’s successors agree to supply Israel with oil. US efforts to get Iraqi oil to Israel are not surprising. Under a 1975 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) engineered by Henry Kissinger, the US guaranteed all Israel’s oil needs in the event of a crisis. The MoU, which has been quietly renewed every five years, also committed the USA to construct and stock a supplementary strategic reserve for Israel, equivalent to some US$3bn in 2002. Special legislation was enacted to exempt Israel from restrictions on oil exports from the USA.

To ensure the security of the Mosul to Haifa pipeline, the U.S. needs to neutralize Syria. Syria is too much of a risk. Israel wants the Mosul to Haifa pipeline to be secure for many years to come. Two US-made ‘democratic’ regimes in the region, one in Baghdad and the other in Damascus, would secure the flow of Iraqi oil to Israel and free the country from its dependence on pricey Russian oil. The entire Middle East will be reshaped in line with these concerns.

Oil Pipeline to Haifa: Voice of the White House November 11, 2005 PDF

The NEOCONS

“Neocons are dumb, stupid animals (who think they are God’s gift to the world)
to be used as pawns for Illuminati global domination”

–Webber Dec. 1, 2006

The Sanitized Version of Neoconservatism PDF by Stephen Sniegoski / Intifada Palestine 27. Jun, 2011

PROOF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND MILITARY IS RUN BY ISRAEL Video .MP4 Jun 10, 2011
- Israel have its tenacles across the globe they are finaced by USA citizens

Israel Did 9/11 – All The Proof Videos PDF Jewish Crime Network

How 9/11 was done PDF October 28, 2008

Right Web Profiles – Individuals PDF

Here is a list of the Israeli Zionist Cabal or “neocons” as they are also known:

1) Binyamin”Bibi” Netanyahu————- Architect of 9-11

Prime Minister of Israel – Ruler of the United States of Israel. American-educated hard-line former prime minister of Israel, is probably the most conspicuous architect of terrorism and the so-called “War on Terror.” Netanyahu, a Jabotinsky Zionist of the right wing Likud party, published a book in 1986 entitled Terrorism: How the West Can Win in which he laid out precisely the blueprint for what has become the “War on Terror” in Iraq and Afghanistan. Netanyahu’s book, and its seriously flawed and racist thesis, has been rewritten, reprinted, and propagated ad nauseam. C.B.
Articles on Netanyahu:
Anti-Flotilla video fraud linked to PM Netanyahu’s office, official Israeli hasbara agents PDF By Max 06.24.11
Every President and Congress Are Complicit in Israel抯 揥ar Crimes� PDF Intifada 28 May, 2011
Binnie the Rat Nitwityahoo PDF Dog Poet Transmitting…….May 21, 2011
Goldstone抯 Betrayal SPARKS Political Cartoon Backlash! Video Br. Nathanael April, 2011
Netanyahu Commits to Colonizing East Jerusalem; First Palestinian Expelled under new Policy PDF By Juan Cole 25.04.2010
Turkey move deters Netanyahou from nuclear meet PDF By: Press TV on: 09.04.2010
‘Netanyahu authorized Dubai assassination’ PDF 21 Feb 2010
Dubai: We Will Go After Netanyahu If Mossad Killed Member Of Hamas PDF By politicaltheatrics February 4, 2010
Netanyahu: Shut off Gaza’s water PDF By GIL HOFFMAN May. 17, 2007
NEWS FLASH: ISRAELI GOVERNMENT MAY FALL WITHIN HOURS PDF MAY 2, 2007
Hysteria at Herzliya PDF by Patrick J. Buchanan
Could Bush Start Another War? PDF by Scott Horton December 23, 2006
THE 9/11 GANG – Exposing the Criminal Zionist Network PDF by Christopher Bollyn 7 December 2006
Larry “Lucky Larry” Silverstein PDF 06 Sept., 2006
The Lebanese Invasion and the Beaver Creek Plan PDF July 27th 2006
Lebanon and Gaza invasions planned last month in Colorado meetings between Netanyahu, Sharansky, and Cheney PDF by Allen L Roland July 25, 2006
Israel and the Irony of UN Resolutions PDF By ROBERT BRYCE July 25, 2006

1A) Ehud Barak————- Chief Architect of 9-11

Current Israeli Defense Minister. Barak was the Israeli prime minister and defense minister from 1999 through March 2001, when the false-flag terror attack was being prepared. Although Barak was replaced as prime minister by Ariel Sharon six months before 9-11, the project had been planned and was set to go before Barak left office. Barak was given a high-paying position with Electronic Data Systems, an American company, only hours before the 9-11 attacks. Israeli crimes like 9-11 and the murder of President John F. Kennedy are planned well in advance and compartmentalized for operation security. After the attack on 9-11, Barak was the first person to call for the U.S. to attack Afghanistan.
Articles on Barak:
AIPAC 101 � What Every American Should Know Video by Anthony Lawson May 13, 2011
War crimes suit filed against Barak, Livni in Belgium PDF Ma’an/Agencies – June 23, 2010
How Ehud Barak Pulled Off 9-11 PDF May 10, 2010 May 5, 2010
The Murder Of JFK Jr – Ten Years Later PDF By Barry Chamish BarryChamish.com 10-5-9
Ehud Barak – Architect of 9-11 PDF September 11, 2009
HAGUE TRIBUNAL STARTS FOR IDF, ISRAEL LEADERS, POLITICIANS, MOSSAD, ZIONISTS– WAR CRIMINALS.-FINAL Jan, 2009 PDF
Arrest Warrant: Ehud Barak PDF
Ehud Barak: profile of a brutal child-killer PDF Khalid Amayreh September 22, 2007

1B) Shimon Peres————- Key Role in the Planning of 9-11

Headed the Israeli government in 2001-2002, when Israeli intelligence agents were preparing 9/11. Born Szymon Persky in Wiszniew, Poland, on August 2, 1923. Peres, godfather and chief architect of Israel’s high tech military and unlawful nuclear arsenal, is a person who has always supported the use of terror to coerce the West to support Israel’s strategic goals. He has been involved, at the highest level, in numerous covert false-flag terrorist operations, such as the Lavon Affair, which was even kept secret from the Israeli prime minister at the time. On Dec. 18, 2005 Sharon shared tea with Shimon Peres in the Knesset and was wheeled into the hospital a half hour later never to recover.
Articles on Peres:
Yitzhak Rabin murdered to empower Shimon Peres to divide Jerusalem? PDF July 31, 2008
AMERICA THE TARGET: 9-11 and Israel’s Use of Terrorism to Coerce the West PDF By ChristopherBollyn 27 November 2007
IS SHIMON PERES THE TERRORIST MASTERMIND BEHIND 9-11? PDF By ChristopherBollyn 21 November 2007

1C) Uzi Arad ————- Israeli National Security Adviser

Arad is believed to have been the authority who gave the orders to the military to attack the Peace Flotilla and do whatever necessary to take control. Rumors of a hit list with pictures of those to be specifically targeted and killed may also have been Arad抯 doing.
Arad is the man who really has his finger on Israel抯 nukes, the man who has publicly threatened to totally destroy Iran. From 2007 until Obama and his chief of staff Emanuel took over at the White House Arad was persona non grata in the US. He was barred from coming to the US because he was considered to be a dangerous spy as well as spy handler of Americans covertly working for the Israelis. Arad is today the chief militarist super hawk in Israel, a shadowy modern-day Dr. Strangelove, in charge of preparing WAR with IRAN, assassinations, infiltrations, and Mossad black ops and dirty tricks as overseen by the Prime Minister’s office.
Articles on Arad:
An Exclusive on: Israel抯 Dr. Strangelove � Uzi Arad PDF MyCatbirdSeat 07. Jun, 2010

1D) Ehud Olmert ————- Former Ruler of the United States and Israel

Jabotinsky zionist (The most rabid kind). The Jabotinsky ideology maintains that the Jewish people have exclusive rights to all the Land of Israel, which it claims extends from the Nile of Egypt to the Euphrates River in Iraq. In the thinking of Jabotinsky Zionists like Olmert, there is simply no place for the Palestinians in the Land of Israel.
Olmert made a secret visit to New York City on Sept 10, 2001. He was a political ally and codefendant in a criminal lawsuit with the man who controlled passenger security at Logan Airport on 9-11, Menachem Atzmon. Atzmon, who was convicted in Israel in 1996 for campaign finance fraud, and his business partner Ezra Harel, took over management of security at the Boston and Newark airports when their company ICTS bought Huntleigh USA in 1999. UAL Flight 175 and AA 11, which allegedly struck the twin towers, both originated in Boston. ICTS also operates the German port of Rostock on the Baltic Sea. Ehud Olmert’s first 8 weeks in power proved to be the bloodiest, deadliest and the most criminal period of the 58-year-old state of Israel, said Duraid Al Baik, foreign editor of Gulf News in a recent article,titled “Olmert: The criminal who peddles peace.”
Articles on Olmert
Israeli Airport Security Co (Mossad-linked company ICTS) Secretly Dropped Fom 9/11 Trial PDF From T Lee Buyea 6-13-11
Olmert Reminds The World枔We, The Jewish People, Control America� PDF Mark Glenn Jan 24, 2009
The Humiliation Of America PDF By Paul Craig Roberts 1-14-9
Olmert Says He Made Rice Change Vote PDF By MARK LANDLER January 12, 2009
Israel’s Olmert: Rice embarrassed over UN vote PDF By: JASON KEYSER on: 13.01.2009
Rudy Giuliani and Ehud Olmert – Terrorist Partners PDF By: Christopher Bollyn 4 December 2007
ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER REPORTEDLY THE MOST CORRUPT MEMBER OF GOVERNMENT PDF November 08, 2007
The Brother Of Israel’s Prime Minister linked to Internet Drug Operation PDF Judicial-inc.biz Aug 8, 2007
NEWS FLASH: ISRAELI GOVERNMENT MAY FALL WITHIN HOURS PDF MAY 2, 2007
Olmert’s 911 Mafia PDF By Barry Chamish 1-10-7
The Israeli Prime Minister’s Connection to 9/11 PDF by Christopher Bollyn 22 December 2006
Olmert indicates Israel has nuclear capability PDF By JPOST.COM STAFF Dec. 11, 2006
Now A Few Words PDF by Barry Chamish March 9, 2006
The Bloody Reign Of Ehud Olmert & His Ties To 911 PDF By Christopher Bollyn 9-15-6
Israeli leader Olmert asked a federal judge to give a break to Brooklyn arsonist PDF by Tom Robbins August 1st, 2006 [Birds of a feather...-ed.]
The Madman of Tel-Aviv PDF July 18, 2006
Ehud Olmert’s Ties to 9/11 PDF Christopher Bollyn 18 June 2006
The Israeli Moles Who Controlled U.S. Defense Computers on 9/11 PDF Christopher Bollyn � Rumor Mill News July 4, 2006
Gazrprom’s Eye Fixed on Israel PDF Created: 17.05.2006
Olmert orders army to 憉se all force � spare no one� PDF July 02, 2006
Olmert: Israeli lives worth more than Palestinian ones PDF By Donald Macintyre Gaza Strip 23 June 2006
Israel’s Olmert wants US to ‘deal with’ (bomb!) Iran PDF May 21, 2006

1E) Ariel Sharon ————- Assassinated – Formerly Ruled the United States and Israel

On Dec. 18, 2005 Sharon shared tea with Shimon Peres in the Knesset and was wheeled into the hospital a half hour later by the murderer of Yitzhak Rabin, Yoram Rubin.
Articles on Sharon:
Ariel Sharon PDF by Robert Fisk 1/06/05
Now A Few Words PDF by Barry Chamish March 9, 2006
Sharon’s Stroke…Think PDF By Barry Chamish chamish@netvision.net.il 1-4-6
Israeli police have evidence that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon’s family received $3m in bribes, it has been alleged on an Israeli television channel PDF Jan 3, 2006
Ariel Sharon, From Sabra / Shatila to Jenin Another U.S.-approved “good genocidist” free to kill by Edward S. Herman Z magazine, June 2002
Adolf Hitler is reborn…And his name is Ariel Sharon! by joshua ben hinna Saturday October 11, 2003
A lifetime credo Kill unarmed civilians then lie through your teeth: Ariel Sharon’s been doing it for half a century. Azmi Bishara examines the career of Israel’s prime minister

Also see the Ariel Sharon Atrocities Section

2A) Rahm Emanuel ————- Acting Mossad Deputy Chief for North America and Mayor of Chicago

Mossad High probability that Rohm Emanual is “Mega”, the top-level Mossad agent in the Reagan administration, who was said to have run a number of Israeli agents, including US Navy spy Jonathan Pollard. Rahm Emanuel’s father, Benjamin M. Emanuel was a member of the Irgun, a Zionist terrorist group that operated in Palestine from 1931 to 1948. The Irgun blew up buildings and killed hundreds of innocent people in order to achieve the goals of militant Zionism in occupied Palestine. The King David Hotel explosion of July 22, 1946 (Palestine), which resulted in the deaths of 92 Britons, Arabs and Jews, and in the wounding of 58, was not just an act of “Jewish extremists,” but a premeditated massacre conducted by the Irgun in agreement with the highest Jewish political authorities in Palestine– the Jewish Agency and its head David-Ben-Gurion. The Irgun even has a website with pictures of the buildings they blew up before they demolished the World Trade Center with Thermite and high explosives: www.etzel.org.il
The late Sherman Skolnick of Chicago called Rahm Emanuel the “Acting Deputy Chief for North America of the Mossad – Israeli Intelligence.”
Articles on Emanuel:
Rahm Emanuel’s Father Specialized in Bus Bombings in Palestine PDF Wayne Madsen Special to Salem-News.com Jan-26-2011
The ties that bind. Remember Rahm Emanuel’s rent-free D.C. apartment? The owner: A BP adviser PDF June 7, 2010
Was the Obama Administration involved in the Planning of the Israeli Attack on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla? PDF by Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, June 6, 2010 – Rahm Emmanuel, Obama’s White House chief of Staff was in Tel Aviv a week prior to the attacks. Confirmed by press reports, he had meetings behind closed doors with Prime Minister Netanyahu (May 26) as well as a private visit with President Shimon Peres on May 27.
Rahm’s MOSSAD mafia PDF March 14, 2010
Rahm Emanuel – Israeli Spy PDF By Wayne Madsen 2008 11 19
Criminalizing Criticism Of Israel PDF By Paul Craig Roberts 5-9-9 – As soon as he gets the Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009 passed, it will become a crime for any American to tell the truth about Israel’s treatment of Palestinians and theft of their lands.
Idiot Jew Rahm Emanuel’s Knuckle Cracking Habit and his Brown Finger Puppet PDF By: Crack_Smoke_Republican on: 16.03.2009
Rahm Emanuel to Disarm America Video Dont Be Obama Zombies February 03, 2009
Obama’s partisan, profane confidant reins it in PDF By Mark Leibovich January 25, 2009
How Rahm Emanuel Made Mega-Millions and Bought His Way to Power PDF By Ben Protess, ProPublica December 9, 2008
Rahm Emanuel – Israeli Spy PDF By Wayne Madsen 11-15-8
Pakis Know More About Rahm Than Americans PDF By By Kaleem Omar 11-15-8 – Obama’s chief-of-staff-designate Rahm Emanuel is the son of a former Zionist terrorist
Rahm Emanuel: One of the Biggest Recipients of Wall Street Money in Congress PDF November 7th, 2008
The Israeli Who Will Run the Obama White House PDF by Christopher Bollyn 06 November 2008
Obama Picks Rahm Emanuel As Chief Of Staff PDF judicial-inc.biz
Son of a Zionist Terrorist PDF by Christopher Bollyn 17 November 2006

2B) US Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner – Rothschild agent
Articles on Geithner:
Geithner’s ‘Dirty Little Secret’ The Entire Global Financial System Is At Risk PDF By F. William Engdahl 3-31-9

2C) Peter R. Orszag ————-Director of the Office of Management and Budget

Advisor, Russian Finance Ministry During the Reign of the Jewish Oligarchs – Advisor, Central Bank of Iceland — Before the Crash of 2008 – Advisor, Rahm Emanuel and Bill Clinton on the disastrous NAFTA bill that devastated U.S. manufacturing. As the director of the OMB, Orszag is responsible for crafting the federal budget and overseeing the effectiveness of federal programs. Based on his history, prepare for a train wreck.
Articles on Orszag:
The Israeli Who Runs the Obama White House PDF by Christopher Bollyn 06 November 2008

2D) Barack Obama ————-President “Pussy”

Articles on Obama:
Who Taught America to Torture? Video December 09, 2010 Dr. David Duke
List Of Obama’s Czars PDF 10-24-9
Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty, Claims British Lord PDF October 15, 2009 UN ‘climate’ Treaty (.pdf) that will be used to bring about a one world government
Video of Monckton抯 Speech on Obama Poised to Cede US Sovereignty in Copenhagen Video Oct 19th, 2009
Obama joins Netanyahu in shielding Israel from war crimes charges PDF By Jean Shaoul 19 October 2009
Key Witness In Obama Passport Fraud Case Murdered PDF July 11, 2009 by POPEYE
Key Witness In Obama Passport Fraud Case Murdered PDF By Devvy Kidd 4-19-9
Obama: From anti-war law professor to warmonger in 100 days PDF Alexander Cockburn May 21, 2009
American International Group Gave Obama $104,332 in 2008 PDF Among Federal Candidates, 2008 Cycle
More military officers demand Obama eligibility proof PDF by Bob Unruh March 02, 2009
Rothschild Agents Take 10 Key Posts In Obama Administration PDF By Michael Collins Piper American Free Press 2-21-9
The Israeli Who Runs the Obama White House PDF by Christopher Bollyn 06 November 2008
Zionist Militants Surround Obama PDF AFP 2-15-9
The Zionist Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing PDF By David Duke January 21, 2009
Madoff’s Ponzi Scheme Dwarfed By Illuminati Rubin’s PDF By Henry Makow PhD 12-13-8
Barack Obama: 揂merica抯 First Jewish President� PDF By James Petras 12/12/2008

2E) Joe Biden ————-I Am A Zionist

VP Joe “I am a Zionist” Biden

Articles on Biden:
Biden: US Support for Israel Must Continue 慒orever� PDF by Jason Ditz, November 09, 2010
The Poodle Gets Kicked PDF by Patrick J. Buchanan, March 16, 2010
Biden: Israel has right to attack Iran PDF By: JTA on: 05.07.2009
Video: The Truth About the Gaza Massacre Video Posted by sakerfa on January 19, 2009
Biden in 2007 interview: I am a Zionist PDF Yitzhak Benhorin Published: 08.23.08

2F) Hillary Rodham Clinton Secretary of State
Articles on Hillary:
THE UNITED STATES OF ISRAEL PDF By Khalid Amayreh March 6, 2009
Judicial Watch Announces Hillary Clinton Constitutionally Ineligible to Serve as Secretary of State PDF December 2, 2008
The Winning Ticket: Hillary and Diebold in 2008 PDF By Mike Whitney 11/01/08
Hillary Clinton and the Israel Lobby PDF by Joshua Frank January 23, 2007
Israeli billionaire Saban biggest donor to US politicians PDF Ynet 01.23.07

Videos on Hillary:
Hillary ‘smoking gun’ video released
Hillary – Blood money – Arkansas scandals dating back
Hillary – Shocking Video Hillary Does NOT Want You To See! (1of2)
Hillary – Shocking Video Hillary Does NOT Want You To See! (2 of 2)
Hillary – The Shocking Video Hillary Does NOT Want You To See!
Hillary and Bill are street criminals
Hillary Campaign Frauds Exposed
Hillary Clinton – Secret Life
Hillary Clinton Exposed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
HILLARY CLINTON ON WORKERS PENSIONS AND NAFTA
Hillary Clinton’s views on going to war, Saddam, & WMD
Hillary Clinton….BACKGROUND… YOUTUBE – 01/05/07
HILLARY EXPOSED AS UNFIT. WATCH HER SQUIRM
Hillary Goes Nuts
Hillary Uncensored Rough Cut Trailer
Hillary, a misogynist “feminist,”

2G) Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel – Rahm’s brother – special advisor for health care at the Office of Management and Budget
Articles on Dr. Death:
Ezekiel Emanuel’s Plan To Kill The Useless Eaters PDF From larouchpac.com 7-29-9
Ezekiel Emanuel, Obama’s “Doctor Death”? PDF Aug. 10, 2009

3) Richard Bruce “Dick” Cheney————-Former Vice Resident, Key Role in the Planning of 9-11

Illuminati and a founding member of PNAC. Capitol Hill’s resident hawk-in-chief, is a PNAC founding member and was on Jinsa’s board of advisors. The Vice-Resident was defense secretary under Bush I and was calling for Saddam’s head for over a decade. He was chairman and CEO of oil company Halliburton, the corporate behemoth. Halliburton’s subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root has secured contracts worth up to $7 billion from the US army’s Corp of Engineers to put out oil well fires in Iraq. He is a trustee of the American Enterprise Institute and has had numerous oil interests. He has links to Chevron, for whom he negotiated the building of an oil pipeline from the Caspian Sea. Chevron’s CEO Kenneth Derr once said: “Iraq possesses huge reserves of oil and gas — reserves I’d love Chevron to have access to.” Dick Cheney’s wife Lynne sat on the board of Lockheed Martin, which manufactures Cruise missiles and now has a $800 million military satellite which will help troops in Iraq. Cheney was complicit in Senator Wellstone’s death. Cheney was in charge of the entire military and the secret service during the 9/11 attacks, and was most likely the chief architect of the 9/11 attack.
Articles on Cheney:
Lawmaker won’t deny secret CIA program was ‘Cheney assassination ring’ PDF By David Edwards and Ron Brynaert July 10, 2009
THE BUSH-CHENEY DRUG EMPIRE PDF By: Michael C. Ruppert 15.06.2009
You Don’t Know Dick PDF by George Washington March 11, 2009
Hersh: ‘Executive assassination ring’ reported directly to Cheney PDF Muriel Kane March 11, 2009
Should Dick Cheney Be Hanged? PDF By Rachel Maddow Video And Transcript Dec. 19, 2008 – [Does a duck quack? -ed.]
Dick Cheney Seeks War on Russia PDF Politics / New Cold War Sep 07, 2008
Former Head Of Star Wars Program Says Cheney Main 9/11 Suspect PDF Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones April 4 2006
Cheney, the new father – Voice of the White House PDF TBR News.org � November 2, 2007
Cheney Determined To Strike In US With WMD This Summer PDF By Webster G. Tarpley 7-21-7
Will BAE Scandal of Century Bring Down Cheney? PDF by Jeffrey Steinberg 2007/06/24
All Roads Lead to Dick Cheney PDF February 12, 2006
NeoCons Are Busy Covering Their Asse(t)s PDF
Sy Hersh: Cheney Helped Plan Israel’s Attack on Hezbollah PDF August 13, 2006
The Pentagon’s “Second 911″ PDF by Michel Chossudovsky August 10, 2006
The Dark Side
CHENEY’S DARK SHADOW FALLS OVER LEBANON PDF by Allen L Roland July 25, 2006
The Senator Wellstone Assassination YourTube video by James H. Fetzer – Presentation given at University of Minnesota-Deluth Nov. 16, 2005
Cheney Unleashes The Dogs of War PDF 23 Jul 2006
Diagram of Phony Intelligence Source: http://www.threetwoone.org
American spying on international bank transfers PDF Voice of the White House June 26, 2006
Money-tracking leak angers Cheney PDF 24 June 2006
Cheney desperate to attack Iran, World Cup offers pretext PDF May 29, 2006
9/11: a 7-Man Job PDF Monday, April 03, 2006
Did Dead-eye Dick do it? PDF Posted by : ilyana on Tuesday, April 04, 2006
NSC, Cheney Aides Conspired to Out CIA Operative PDF By Jason Leopold 20 February 2006
Backlash Builds Against Cheney’s ‘Guns Of August’ PDF By Jeffrey Steinberg 8-9-5
LaRouche Warns: Cheney’s `Guns of August’ Threaten the World PDF July 27, 2005
Pattern of Megalomania by Schuyler Ebbets
EVIDENCE MOUNTS THAT PAUL WELLSTONE WAS MURDERED! DID DICK CHENEY GIVE THE ORDER? PDF Point of View By JIM FETZER
TIME Reveals Cheney’s Secret Bunker – White House Angered Drudge Report c.2004 6-15-4
The Paper Trail Did Cheney Okay a Deal? By TIMOTHY J. BURGER AND ADAM ZAGORIN
War will benefit Israel, Cheney tells Jews in Boca May. 15, 2004 BY LESLEY CLARK
Soldier for the Truth Exposing Bush’s talking-points war by Marc Cooper
US Vice President Dick Cheney Target of Corporate Crime Investigation in France
CONTRACT SPORT by JANE MAYER What did the Vice-President do for Halliburton?
Dead Democrats: Wellstone, Carnahan, JFK Jr., Etc. by JACKSON THOREAU
Rehnquist questioned on Cheney-Scalia trip Thursday, January 22, 2004
CHENEY-GATE’ ESCALATES AS PROBE BECOMES OFFICIAL Posted By: Rosalinda Tuesday, 11 November 2003
Blood on the Tracks By Chris Floyd March 29, 2003
Dick’s Special Interest in $87 Billion 10/15/2003
Uproar over Halliburton puts administration on defensive By DAVE MONTGOMERY Sep. 30, 2003
Vice President Halliburton
Cheney Was Bush抯 Triggerman in Escalating Intelligence Catfight
LaRouche Turns Up the Heat on Cheney’s Iraq Intelligence Hoax by Jeffrey Steinberg
Project for the New American Century (PNAC): Cheney’s Monstrous Scheme

4) George W Bush————-Former Resident of the United States


Dubya receiving PROGRESS REPORT from Andrew Card

Thinks he was appointed by God to lead the country. Son of Bush I who was complicit in the killing of JFK and attempted coup on Ronald Regan. Grandson of of Prescott Bush who provided financing and aid to the Nazis. Dubya was arrested for cocaine in 1972, the same year the National Guard started drug testing their pilots and Dubya went AWOL. Comes from a family that has a history of making money off of people dying. Appointed to power after the Zionists seized power in America during the Coup of 2000. Two term US president, elected using electronic, “black box” voting methods that permit no verification of actual vote count. Conducted two pre-emptive wars, resulting in excess of 1,000,000 U.S., Iraqi and Afghani deaths. Condones the use of torture as US policy. Condones rejection of the Geneva Convention, becoming the first US president to openly do so. Considers the US Constitution “A Goddamned piece of paper.”
Articles on BushII:
Who Taught America to Torture? Video December 09, 2010 Dr. David Duke
Criminal State – Part 1 of 3: A Closer Look at Israel’s Role in Terrorism Video Jan 16, 2010 Pt 2 / Pt 3
Joe Wilson Valerie Plame’s Husband Responds To Libby Pardon Video
Bush pledges to increase US funding to Israel PDF Yitzhak Benhorin 6.20.07
Crime Blotter: 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. by Paul Craig Roberts March 19, 2007
War Crimes: Bush, Blair, Howard attacked at summit PDF Global Research, February 5, 2007 Reuters
Bush Caught in a Lie About the 9/11 WTC Attacks PDF
War Crimes PDF By J Bruce Campbell 8-16-6
The Secret History of Cocaine One PDF by Daniel Hopsicker JULY 28, 2006–Venice,FL.
Libby: Bush Authorized Plamegate Leak PDF April 6, 2006
Bush: Dumb Like A Bullet By Mark Morford

5) Karl H. Rove————-Former Co-Resident of the United States

Illuminati Rove is probably the most powerful unelected person in American history. His role of Dubya’s counselor goes well beyond that. He makes many executive decisions himself. He is the brains that Dubya wishes he had. Think Pinky and the Brain with Rove being the Brain. Rove recently attended a secret meeting in the Bohemian Grove in Sonoma County, California which gave an endorsement to governor hopeful Arnold Schwarzenegger. According to reliable sources, and Al Martin Raw.com investigation, Karl Rove is, in fact, the grandson of Karl Heinz Röverer, the gauleiter of Mecklenburg, who was also a partner and senior engineer of Roverer Sud-Deutche Ingenieurbüro AG. They built Birchenau, the concentration camp in Nazi Germany.
Articles on Rove:
Rove Threatened GOP IT Guru If He Does Not ‘Take the Fall’ for Election Fraud in Ohio, Says Attorney PDF by Brad Friedman 7/24/2008
Rove appointee called off FBI investigation into Obama plot PDF by JJThinking 09/07/2008
Rove Threatened GOP IT Guru If He Does Not ‘Take the Fall’ for Election Fraud in Ohio, Says Attorney PDF BY Brad Friedman 7/24/2008
GOP whistleblower names Karl Rove in Ohio’s 04 election theft PDF by steveheller July 18, 2008
Are Rove’s missing e-mails the smoking guns of the stolen 2004 election? PDF by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman April 25, 2007
Rove spotted in Chattanooga with brochure for gwb43.com nameserver host. Can we subpoena the records now? PDF by lambert 2007-03-30
USA Firings: Rove’s Plan to Win in ’08 (Arkansas Firing was NO Coincidence) PDF by EmperorHadrian Mar 15, 2007
White House can’t get its lies straight PDF By Dennis Zaki March 15, 2007
Lawyer Ends Up Dead After Taking On Rove PDF December 27th 2006
Karl Rove’s Last-Minute “Robocalling” Tactic to Steal the Election PDF By Bernard Weiner November 6, 2006
Stealing the Midterms and the Power of Myth PDF Mike Whitney October 24, 2006
Novak: Rove confirmed Plame’s identity PDF Tuesday, July 11, 2006
AIPAC/Franklin Spy Scandal Spreads to The Whitehouse PDF
Rove-Gate and Jeffy/Jim Gannon/Guckert PDF October 08, 2005
The Rosenbergs, Pollard, Ames, and Hansen were convicted on 18 USC 794, why not Rove, Miller, Novak, Corn, Libby, Cheney…..PDF
Karl Rove’s War Against Cindy Sheehan PDF
KARL ROVE and VARIOUS SPIES HE IS LINKED TO PDF author: Clayton Hallmark 27.Jul.2005
ROVEGATE-BOLTONGATE LINK? The proliferation of gates closed after the horses are out PDF
Matt Cooper’s Source: What Karl Rove told Time magazine’s reporter PDF By Michael Isikoff Newsweek July 18, 2005
White House Scrambles to Stop Criminal Indictment of Rove PDF By DOUG THOMPSON Jul 6, 2005
MSNBC Analyst Says Cooper Documents Reveal Karl Rove as Source in Plame Case PDF By Greg Mitchell July 01, 2005
Voice of the White House February 28, 2005
Karl Rove and the Gay Republican Mafia by Geoff February 15, 2005
Gannongate threatens to expose a huge GOP pedophile and male prostitution ring
“I change constitutions, I put churches in schools …”
Karl Rove’s White House ” Murder, Inc.” By Wayne Madsen
Bush’s brain 27 September 2004
An Israeli / Rove Connection? The McGreevey Scandal By WAYNE MADSEN
Karl Rove: Leaked Sensitive Information That Led to ‘Termination’ of CIA Agents
The Ambassador Wilson Affair: The End of Karl Rove by Al Martin
KARL ROVE: THE KING OF DIRT The Turd Blossom’s Chickens May Come To Roost By Wayne Madsen
Karl Rove, As They Say, Has a History A BUZZFLASH READER COMMENTARY by Lance
And now, currency wars By Marc Erikson
Karl Rove’s Campaign Strategy: It’s the Terror, Stupid by Francis X. Clines
Bush Tied to Terror Suspect Sami al-Arian- Image Thursday, 27 February 2003
Karl Rove: Counting Votes While the Bombs Were Dropping By James C. Moore

Books on Rove:
Bush’s Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential by James Moore (Author), James C. Moore, Wayne Slater

6) Henry A. Kissinger————-”Shadow Government Secretary of State”—
Illuminati One of many Pentagon Advisors, Kissinger sits on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle. For detailed information about Kissinger’s evil past, read Seymour Hersch’s book (Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House). Kissinger had a part in the Watergate crimes, Southeast Asia mass murders including the bombing of Cambodia, Chile dictatorship, and more recently served as Serbian Dictator Slobodan Milosevic’s Advisor. He consistently advocates going to war against Iraq. Kissinger is the Ariel Sharon of the U.S.
Quotes by Kissinger:
“Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful. This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat from beyond, whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will plead with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. The one thing every man fears is the unknown. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government.” — H.K. speaking at Evian, France, May 21, 1992 Bilderburgers meeting. Unbeknownst to Kissinger, his speech was taped by a Swiss delegate to the meeting
“Oil is much too important a commodity to be left in the hands of the Arabs.” –H.K.
In Haig’s presence, Kissinger referred pointedly to military men as “dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign policy”. H.K. SOURCE: Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein The Final Days second Touchstone paperback edition (1994) Chapter 14, pp. 194-195
Articles on Kissinger:
Kissinger Sent to Russia to Cut New World Order Deal PDF by Kurt Nimmo Global Research, February 7, 2009
North American union plan headed to Congress in fall PDF May 24, 2007
Kissinger Teams Up with the Neocons PDF Kurt Nimmo, Another Day in the Empire January 20, 2007
Kissinger Fingerprints All Over Suspicious Pre-911 Money Movements PDF By Wayne Madsen 12-15-6
Interview with British MP George Galloway PDF
The world in the palm of their hands: Bilderberg 2005 PDF By Daniel Estulin
Wife Reveals Gay Blackmail In Top US Mil/Political Ranks Part 1 (wmv video) Local Copy
Wife Reveals Gay Blackmail In Top US Mil/Political Ranks Part 2 (wmv video) Local Copy
Remembering Henry by Robert Sherrill
Military Men Are Dumb, Stupid Animals PDF author: doubleplusgood
Kissinger and Argentina: a case study in US support for state terror By Bill Vann 31 December 2003
The Henry Kissinger page at thirdworldtraveller.com
Kissinger datapages at Rense.com
Henry Kissinger: Shadow Government Secretary of State PDF

7) Paul Wolfowitz————-“Dr. Strangelove” — Former President of the World Bank

“The truth is that for reasons that have a lot to do with the U.S. government bureaucracy, we settled on the one issue that everyone could agree on, which was weapons of mass destruction as the core reason.”- Paul Wolfowitz, quoted by Tim Russert on ‘Meet The Press, NBC, 06-01-03

Illuminati and a founding member of PNAC. Former Deputy Defense Secretary, and member of Perle’s Defense Policy Board, in the Pentagon. While serving as an ambassador to Indonesia, he condoned massacres in Timor in which 800,000 were killed. Wolfowitz is a close associate of Perle, and has close ties to the Israeli military. His sister lives in Israel. Like many of the reconstructors Wolfowitz of Arabia, as he is known, is a ranking member of the leading neo-conservative think-tank the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), which advocated regime change in Iraq even before George W Bush took office. He is also, like many of the reconstruction team, a key member of the ultra-right-wing Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (Jinsa) — a think-tank that puts Israel and its security at the heart of US foreign policy. Many of the reconstructors — known as Wolfie’s People or the True Believers — are hand-picked place-men chosen by the defence deputy. Wolfowitz is the ideological link in Team Bush’s grand scheme. His thinking is and was central to the war and its aftermath. On the day after the destruction of the World Trade Center, September 12, 2001, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz raised the possibility of an immediate attack on Iraq during an emergency NSC meeting.
Articles on Wolfowitz:
Criminal State – Part 1 of 3: A Closer Look at Israel’s Role in Terrorism Video Jan 16, 2010 Pt 2 / Pt 3
Wolfowitz’s girlfriend problem PDF By Sidney Blumenthal April 19, 2007
Wolfowitz Emerges as Key Figure in Intel Manipulation PDF By Jason Leopold t r u t h o u t | Report 12 February 2007
America’s Real Most Wanted PDF Sunday, November 20, 2005
Is Wolfowitz ruining the World Bank? PDF
Serving Two Flags PDF by Stephen Green
Kay Griggs, Former Marine Colonel’s Wife, Talks Again About Military Assassin Squads PDF
The world in the palm of their hands: Bilderberg 2005 PDF By Daniel Estulin
WOLFOWITZ, NEIN DANKE March 17, 2005
Bush’s choice of Wolfowitz for World Bank risks outcry By Andrew Gumbel 17 March 2005
Iraq: A War For Israel? By Mark Weber
Revealed: the special relationship behind America’s Middle East policy 01/08/2004
Wolfowitz’s blunders cost us dearly By Bronwyn Lance Chester THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT
Serving Two Flags Neo-Cons, Israel and the Bush Administration By STEPHEN GREEN
Selective memory and a dishonest doctrine NOAM CHOMSKY
Man of the [Jewish] Year BRET STEPHENS
Biographies Of The Neo-Cons: Paul Wolfowitz by Ayoon wa Azan
Wolfowitz Aimed to Undermine Blix So US Could Strike Iraq by Jason Leopold June 26, 2003
Wolfowitz Confesses the Lies 05/31/2003
LaRouche Interview with BBC FIVE LIVE
How neoconservatives conquered Washington — and launched a war
Washington’s hawk trains sights on Iraq 9/26/2001 Julian Borger in Washington

8) Donald Rumsfeld————-Former Secretary of Defense

A founding member of PNAC, the Pentagon supremo is probably one of the best-connected men in American politics. It was Rumsfeld who personally designed the Iraqi invasion plan.
Every detail of the post-war reconstruction has to be cleared by the defence secretary. Each and every neo-con in the Pentagon owes their position to him. One fact he doesn’t want reminded about is his former glad-handing with Saddam as Reagan’s special envoy to Iraq in the early 1980s. While Saddam was blitzing the Ayatollah’s armies with chemical weapons in the Iran-Iraq war, Rumsfeld spent most of his time talking to the Ba’ath Party about the building of an oil pipeline on behalf of the construction company Bechtel. Bechtel’s former vice-chairman is George Shultz, Reagan’s secretary of state. Bechtel is one of the front-runners in the bid to secure US government contracts to rebuild Iraq. In 1981 after the FDA banned Aspartame, Rumsfeld as CEO of G.D. Searle and part of Reagan’s transition team, hand picks Dr. Arthur Hull Hayes Jr. to be the new FDA Commissioner. One of his first acts as chairman of the FDA is to approve NutraSweet.
Articles on Rumsfeld:
Rumsfeld Charged with Torture in French Court PDF by Haider Rizvi October 29, 2007 by One World
Rumsfeld hit with torture lawsuit while visiting Paris PDF Jason Rhyne October 26, 2007
Legacy Of Donald Rumsfeld, Aspartame & Diane Fleming PDF By Don Harkins and Dr. Betty Martini 11-15-6
Janis Karpinski helps to go after Rumsfeld in Germany PDF November 14th, 2006
The Deeper Reality Behind Rumsfeld’s Resignation PDF By Chris Floyd 11/09/06
Army Times: “Time for Rumsfeld to go” PDF November 03, 2006
Video: Rumsfeld saying Flight 93 was “shot down”
VIDEO: Rumsfeld is a Liar: the Secretary of Defence confronted by former CIA Agent Ray McGovern PDF
Rumsfeld Sends MEK Terrorists into Iran PDF April 13th 2006
Donald Rumsfeld makes $5m killing on bird flu drug PDF By Geoffrey Lean and Jonathan Owen 12 March 2006
2.6 Trillion Missing from Pentagon prior to 9/11 PDF source DOD
RUMMY, ASPARTAME, SWINE FLU By Anthony Wile 11-16-5
Pre-Pandemic-Intelligence PDF 02.11.2005
Rumsfeld’s growing stake in Tamiflu PDF
Aspartame – Rumsfeld’s Bioweapon Legacy PDF Dr. Betty Martini, Founder Mission Possible Intl 8-20-5
Pentagon spy network revealed Dan Glaister in Los Angeles Monday January 24, 2005
Rumsfeld cancels trip after accusations Friday 21 January 2005
Secretary Rumsfeld says Sept. 11 flight over Pennsylvania was 抯hot down� Dec 27, 2004
Sick From Aspartame? Meet Donald Rumsfeld
Found: The 911 “Stand Down Order”? author: Dire Wolf
Report: Elite force threatened detainees with drowning and suffocation; Rumsfeld knew about the tactics By Craig Gordon May 21, 2004
How a secret Pentagon program came to Abu Giaib May 16, 2005
Rumsfeld Approved Iraq Interrogation Plan -Report
The Israeli Torture Template By WAYNE MADSEN May 10, 2004
Rumsfeld and his ‘old friend’ Saddam By Jim Lobe
Rumsfeld’s connection to North Korea by Steven G.
‘We may never find Iraqi weapons’ By Robert Fox
The real bio-terrorists are in Washington BY PHIL SHANNON
Rumsfeld Two Face Policy On N. Korea Revealed: Report
Crude Vision by Anthony Lapp�
The Secret History of the Aqaba Pipeline

9) Dov S. Zakheim————-Former Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Department of Defense. Key Role in the Planning of 9-11

Illuminati - a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). Zakheim, who’s place of birth is not given in Who’s Who, has strong ties to Britain, where he was educated and lived for many years. Zakheim comes from a Zionist family and his father reportedly grew up in the “same small Polish town as Yitzhak Shamir” and “numbered Menachem Begin among his closest friends.” Begin and Shamir are two of the most extreme Likud leaders in Israeli history. He is an ordained rabbi and reportedly holds Israeli citizenship. Zakheim attended Jew’s College in London and became an ordained Orthodox Jewish Rabbi in 1973. He was adjunct professor at New York’s Jewish Yeshiva University. Zakheim is close to the Israeli lobby. Zakheim is also co-author of “Rebuilding America’s Defenses” for the Project for the New American Century. Former CEO of System Planning Corporation International. System Planning Corporation designs, manufactures and distributes highly sophisticated technology that enables an operator to fly by remote control as many as eight different airborne vehicles at the same time from one position either on the ground or airborne. They are also able to take control of airplanes in flight. Many 9/11 investigators have concluded that the planes that smashed into the WTC on 9/11 were remotely-controlled, a claim that was also proposed by Dubya himself in a speech he made after 9/11. As Chief financial officer at the Pentagon, he oversaw the budget at a time when a trillion dollars went unaccounted for by the Pentagon. According to Rumsfeld it was 2.3 trillion. While Zakheim was comptroller, the Pentagon never once had a clean audit. Had he been the CFO of a large corporation, he would definitely be up for charges of criminal negligence.
Articles on Zakheim:
Dov Zakheim’s Homeland Security biz and the remote control of aircraft PDF by Bluegrass on the Libertyforum 08/07/2008
Rabbi Dov Zakheim: Suspected Talmudic Mastermind of 9/11 Never Interrogated! PDF By Stephen M. St. John 2007-09-17
Dov Zakheim and the Missing Trillions PDF by BlogRolling August 6, 2007
Latest On Rabbi Zakheim And The Missing $2.3 Trillion PDF by Jerry Mazza 3-28-7
Follow The Money To The 911 Players PDF By Douglas Herman 1-20-7
America’s Real Most Wanted PDF Sunday, November 20, 2005
More on the good Rabbi Dov Zakheim PDF
Following Zakheim and Pentagon trillions to Israel and 9-11 PDF By Jerry Mazza Jul 31, 2006
The Mastermind Behind 911? PDF by Stephen St. John
2.6 Trillion Missing from Pentagon prior to 9/11 PDF source DOD
Rabbi Zakheim Used Tax Trillions to Infest us with Israeli Traitors & Troop Killers PDF By Cyte November 01, 2005
Dov Zakheim’s Homeland Security biz and the remote control of aircraft PDF
Deciphering Dov Zakheim PDF by URI DOWBENKO
Dov Zakheim, called for a ‘Pearl Harbor’ PDF
Pentagon Fraud Chief Dov Zakheim Goes to BoozAllen PDF
Zakheim And Clues To The Murderers Of 911 PDF The 7th Fire.com 2-13-5
Dov Zakheim, called for a ‘Pearl Harbor’
Dov Zakheim, Pentagon Comptroller, Misplaced A Trillion $ – A Sharon Trojan Horse in the Pentagon siphoning money to him?
DOWN WITH MURDER INC
Dov Zakheim’s Homeland Security biz and the remote control of aircraft PDF
WHO IS “MEGA” and Where is “DOV” ZAKHEIM ? (.pdf)
Dov Zakheim and the 9/11 Conspiracy PDF Local Copy 11/02/2005
MASTERMIND OF 9/11! Rabbi Dov Zakheim: Under-sec of Defense PDF

10) Richard N. Perle————-”Prince of Darkness”—

Illuminati and a founding member of PNAC. The Pentagon’s Prince of Darkness is a key member of Jinsa and a prominent member of the American Enterprise Institute (described by Ronnie Reagan as one of the most influential right-wing US think-tanks) along with Dick Cheney’s wife Lynne. He also sits on the Foundation for the Defence of Democracies, another right-wing think-tank, along with James Woolsey, tipped to become the information minister in the post-war Iraqi interim government.
He was a personal friend of Ariel Sharon and was most likely his personal representative in the pentagon.
Perle acted as an advisor to the lobbying firm run by Douglas J Feith — the Pentagon’s under-secretary of defence. Perle was also chair of the DPB until he resigned following a scandal over a conflict of interests relating to his business connections. However, he still sits on the board of the DPB. Perle is seeking permission from the Committee on Foreign Investment, on which the defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld sits, to run telecommunications businesses in Asia. He is also a member of neo-con think-tanks such as the American Enterprise Institute, and worked as an aide to ultra-right-wing former Israeli premier, Benyamin Netanyahu.
On July 7, 1996, acting as the ‘study group leader’ for the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies, a paper was issued by six ”prominent opinion makers” laying out ”a new vision for the U.S.-Israeli partnership” that urged an end to ”land-for-peace” concessions. Among many suggestions was to ”focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq.”
A very likely Israeli government agent (spy), Perle was expelled from Senator Henry Jackson’s office in the 1970′s after the National Security Agency (NSA) caught him spying – passing Highly-Classified (National Security) documents to the Israeli Embassy. He later worked for the Israeli weapons firm, Soltam.
Asked by Bill Moyer about Perle’s arguments for a war, Wilson said, “Well, he’s certainly the architect of a study that was produced in the mid-’90s for the Likud Israeli government called `A Clean Break, A New Strategy for the Realm.’ PDF and it makes the argument that the best way to secure Israeli security is through the changing of some of these regimes beginning with Iraq and also including Syria. And that’s been since expanded to include Iran.” [Source: PBS transcript of Bill Moyers interview with Joseph C. Wilson, IV, Monday, March 3, 2003.]
Siebel Edmonds named him as one of the traitors she uncovered while working for the FBI
Articles on Perle:
Criminal State – Part 1 of 3: A Closer Look at Israel’s Role in Terrorism Video Jan 16, 2010 Pt 2 / Pt 3
Sibel speaks PDF January 06, 2008 Siebel Named Traitors
Scientists offered cash to dispute climate study PDF Ian Sample, science correspondent February 2, 2007
Hysteria at Herzliya PDF by Patrick J. Buchanan
America’s Real Most Wanted PDF Sunday, November 20, 2005
NeoCons Are Busy Covering Their Asse(t)s PDF
Neocons Resurrect Plans For Regional War In The Middle East PDF July 17, 2006
Neocon Prince of Darkness Sighted at Bilderberg Meeting PDF Kurt Nimmo June ), 2006
Serving Two Flags PDF by Stephen Green
Richard “Prince of Darkness” Perle Has Friends in Low Places PDF By: Rubber on: 19.11.2005
“The spies who pushed for war” PDF
The world in the palm of their hands: Bilderberg 2005 PDF By Daniel Estulin
Iraq: A War For Israel? By Mark Weber
How Zionist Neoconservative Perle hijacked foreign policy
‘Iraq Expert’ Perle Shills for Chalabi at Senate Panel by Juan Cole April 23, 2004
Serving Two Flags Neo-Cons, Israel and the Bush Administration By STEPHEN GREEN
The Men From JINSA and CSP by Jason Vest
Richard Perle Supports Terrorism by Justin Raimondo January 28, 2004
Perle lobbied for Boeing’s tanker bid By Joshua Chaffin
Expatriate Richard Perle By Kurt Nimmo 3-10-3 “Richard Perle is a traitor. There’s no other way to put it.”
Where is Iraq War Instigator, Richard Perle? July 09 2003
Richard N. Perle From Disinfopedia
Biographies Of The Neo-Cons: Richard Perle by Ayoon wa Azan
Pearle told investors they could profit from war May 7, 2003
Report: Pentagon consultant spoke with investors weeks after getting top-secret briefing Wednesday, May 7, 2003
LaRouche – Israeli Moles Behind 911 And Iraq War From LaRouche in 2004
RICHARD PERLE CAUGHT RUNNING A $100-MILLION SHEIK-DOWN by Rosalinda
The Lost Perle
Quick facts on Richard Perle, a security risk
`Wolfowitz Cabal’ Is an Enemy Within U.S. by Michele Steinberg
Perle’s Plunder Blunder By MAUREEN DOWD
Democrat Seeks Inquiry on Bankrupt Firm’s Adviser
Perle: ‘Prince of Darkness’ in the spotlight By Jim Lobe
Rumsfeld Adviser Resigns as Head of Pentagon Panel By STEPHEN LABATON and THOM SHANKER
Richard Perle Resigns: Amid Conflict-Of-Interest Issues
Unfinished business
The Enterprising Hawk by Jason Leopold

11) John “JINSA John” R. Bolton————-Isramerica’s Installed Ambassador to the United Nations

Illuminati Yale graduate. A prime architect of Bush’s Iraq policy, Bolton served Bush Snr and Reagan in the state department, justice department and USAid and is now under-secretary for arms control and international security in Bush Jnr’s state department. His appointment was intended to counter the dove-ish Colin Powell. Bolton now leads Rumsfeld’s charge to destabilize Powell’s multilateralism. Bolton is part of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, the Project for the New American Century and is a vice-president at the American Enterprise Institute. He was also one of Bush’s chad-counters during the Florida count. Bolton has long advocated Taiwan getting a UN seat — he’s been on the payroll of the Taiwanese government. The US unilateralist is a regular contributor to William Kristol’s right-wing Weekly Standard and has vilified UN Secretary General Kofi Annan. Bolton was an opponent of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and a cheerleader for the Star Wars Defence System. He has hinted at targeting Cuba in the war on terror. His financial interests include oil and arms firms and JP Morgan Chase, like Shultz. It is said that Bolton believes in the inevitability of Armageddon. Like Woolsey, Bolton is said to believe we are in the midst of world war four which he estimates could take 40 years to finish. Despite evidence to the contrary they believe Iraq was involved in September 11. With Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, Khalilzad, Bennet, Woolsey, Perle and Kristol, Bolton co-signed a letter in 1998 urging President Bill Clinton to take military action in Iraq. (1)
Articles on Bolton:
(Bonkers) Bolton calls for bombing of Iran PDF Ros Taylor September 30, 2007
Former UN Ambassador “absolutely” wants U.S. to attack Iran Video
John Bolton and US Lawlessness PDF by Jon Basil Utley September 27, 2006
Robert Fisk: This draft shows who is running America’s policy… Israel PDF 07 August 2006
Israel’s Deliberate Attack On UN Post New IDF Tactic PDF By Wayne Madsen 7-26-6
Bolton: 慣his is Put Up or Shut Up Time For Iran,� Unilateral Military Action Is 慜n The Table� PDF
NSA INTERCEPTS FOR BOLTON MASKED AS “TRAINING EXERCISE” PDF Wayne Madsen May 15, 2005
Plamegate: The John Bolton Connection PDF
Is JINSA Israel first operative John Bolton the unnamed individual in the AIPAC scandal? PDF
ROVEGATE-BOLTONGATE LINK? The proliferation of gates closed after the horses are out PDF
Bolton: Secrets Spilled? PDF
Bolton incident reinforces the Downing Street Memo PDF 6/4/2005
The world in the palm of their hands: Bilderberg 2005 PDF By Daniel Estulin
John Bolton’s Yellowcake PDF by Ray McGovern May 13, 2005
Senate Probes Bolton’s Pro-Israel Efforts By Ori Nir May 6, 2005
A Bolton from the Bush by Karen Kwiatkowski, Lt. Col. USAF (ret.) 22 April 05
Was Bolton Behind Death of State Department Official?
Bully Bolton Threatens National Security By Marjorie Cohn 18 April 2005
The enemy within Sidney Blumenthal Thursday March 10, 2005
Yet Another Bad Accident March 8, 2005 – Second article down
JINSA (Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs) Zionist extremist operative John Bolton has just been named as US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN)
Soldier for the Truth Exposing Bush’s talking-points war by Marc Cooper
US attacks nuclear report on Iran Bolton makes the case for attacking Iran.
PILGER FILM REVEALS COLIN POWELL SAID IRAQ WAS NO THREAT

12) Michael Chertoff————-‘Mr. Mossad’
Chertoff is an Israeli national (dual citizen), whose mother, Livia Eisen, was one of the first agents in Israel’s military intelligence agency, the Mossad. Former Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, at the Justice Department. Chertoff was the chief author of the Patriot Act (similar to the NAZI ENABLING ACT PDF of 24 March 1933) while Ashcroft was the Attorney General. Chertoff, along with Patrick Fitzgerald covered up the role of FBI provocateurs Melvin Lattimore and James Rosencrans in the OKC Bombing. As the Homeland Security Czar, Chertoff is now in control of the the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the INS under the Department of Justice), the Coast Gaurd, the Secret Service (formerly under the Department of Treasury) and the TSA (Transportation Services Agency). Chertoff controls everyone who comes and goes from the country. A new executive order will make it necessary to obtain prior permission before entering or leaving Isramerica. See We’re All Prisoners, Now: US Citizens to be Required ”Clearance” to Leave USA PDF October 26, 2006
Articles on Chertoff:
Exposed: Michael Chertoff’s junk Video Nov, 2010 – If it looks like a Nazi and acts like a Nazi… he was working on the PATRIOT Act before 9/11
Investigate Michael Chertoff for fraud and corruption – Chertoff ordered the full-body scanners when he was Homeland Security head Now he profits from them Video Nov 16, 2010
THE JEWISH THOUGHT POLICE MONITORING THE INTERNET PDF By Brother Nathanael Kapner Real Jew News
THE REASON FOR ALL THE PIPE BOMBS IS THAT CHERTOFF IS TRYING TO GET A FUNDING BILL PASSED FOR IED’S PDF by: RayelansMailbag 7 November 2007
9-11 Cover-Up: The Italian Gangsters and Their Jewish Bosses PDF By Christopher Bollyn 1 October 2007
Chertoff Predicts Simultaneous LA/San Francisco Dirty Bombs PDF July 20, 2007
Michael Chertoff The Man & His Star-Crossed Past PDF Jim Kirwan 6-23-7
Israel, US sign homeland security pact PDF Rebecca Anna Stoil, THE JERUSALEM POST Feb. 7, 2007
America’s Real Most Wanted PDF Sunday, November 20, 2005
Bollyn exposes Michael Chertoff Link to mp3 file Local .mp3
CONTROLLED PRESS HIDES CHERTOFF’S ISRAELI ROOTS PDF By: Christopher Bollyn 4 March 2005
Who is Melvin Lattimore? PDF by rese Saturday, Jun. 10, 2006
The Hollywood Fantasy of Flight 93 PDF By: Christopher Bollyn 12 May 2006
Chertoff, And Fellow Neocons, Are Behind Arab Port Deal PDF by Judicial-Inc – Their Real Goal: This port deal creates a patsy for the coming nuclear attack on America.
Chertoff delayed federal response, memo shows PDF By Jonathan S. Landay, Alison Young and Shannon McCaffrey Sep. 13, 2005
Hurricane Center Director Tells Paper He Briefed Brown and Chertoff on Danger of Severe Flooding PDF By E&P Staff Published: September 04, 2005
NEW HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF IN ALLIANCE WITH 9-11 TERRORIST author: Dr. David Duke
DID ISRAEL ATTACK THE UNITED STATES WITH CHERTOFF’S AID? author: Phillip Yardley
New Homeland Security Czar Is An Israeli Citizen By Christopher Bollyn 2-23-5

13) Ben Shalom Bernanke————-Chairman of the Federal Reserve Private Bank

Rothschilds’ agent.
Articles on Bermanke:
Bernanke to Invent New Term for Printing Money PDF NIA June 20, 2011
Quantitative Easing Explained Video Nov 11, 2010
Federal Reserve Kosher Financial Tsunami Drowns US PDF By Brother Nathanael Kapner Real Zionist News May 5, 2010
Bernanke gone berserk! Bank reserves explode! PDF by Martin D. Weiss, Ph.D. 10-19-09
Taxpayers Forced To Bailout Zionist Gangsters PDF By Christopher Bollyn 9-21-8 – The Financial Crisis On Wall Street & The Gang of Zionists Behind 9-11

14) Maurice Greenberg————-the Zionist criminal behind A.I.G.

Articles on Greenberg:
Taxpayers Forced To Bailout Zionist Gangsters PDF By Christopher Bollyn 9-21-8 – The Financial Crisis On Wall Street & The Gang of Zionists Behind 9-11

15) Henry M. Paulson, Jr.————-Secretary of the Treasury

Financial Terrorist. Hijacked the U.S. financial system. Chief instigator of the controlled demolition of the American financial system
Articles on Paulson:
2009 US economy: largest transfer of wealth to financial/political elite in global history PDF October 20, 2009
Paulson Was Behind Bailout Martial Law Threat PDF Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet.com November 20, 2008
US Economic Collapse = US Government = Financial Terrorists Video Max Kaiser September 27, 2008
LATEST FALSE PROSPECTUS FROM ‘PAULSON’S’ TREASURY PDF Sept. 23, 2008
Paulson’s former firm to be among largest beneficiaries of bailout: bank PDF John Byrne September 23, 2008
Parasitic Bankers Achieve the End of Capitalism and the Sacking of America PDF By: Darryl_R_Schoon Jul 16, 2008

16) John D. Negroponte ————- Deputy Secretary of State

John Negroponte was the ambassador to Honduras when American money was used to fund death squads

Bio Recently promoted from being the Ambassador for Iraq where he prepared Iraq for civil war. Formerly the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, it was his job to veto U.N. Security resolutions that condemned Israeli terrorist activities such as condemning the killing of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin among the many resolutions that he killed.
Former Ambassador to Honduras, from 1981 to 1985, Negroponte was involved in covert funding of the Contras in Nicaragua (see Iran-Contra Affair) and turned a blind eye while confronted with evidence that a Honduran army intelligence unit, trained by the CIA, was stalking, kidnapping, torturing and killing suspected subversives. As Director of National Intelligence, he oversees torture, rendition, election fraud and Iraqi death squads among other things.
Articles on Negroponte:
Negroponte and the escalation of death PDF By Dahr Jamail Jan 11, 2007
Bush’s spy chief quits to support Iraq ‘surge’ PDF By: Various on: 04.01.2007
John Negroponte, William Brownfield and Death Squads Inc PDF By: Cort Greene on: 05.03.2005
Core Values PDF By Chris Floyd 02/24/05
John Negroponte & CIA Cocaine Trafficking CoverUp PDF by CONSPIRACY PLANET
Media Omissions on Negroponte’s Record PDF 2/22/05
Scum Also Rises. The Bloody Career of John Negroponte. U.S. ambassador to Iraq PDF By DAVE LINDORFF Feb 18, 2005
Coming Soon to the United States? Plan Condor, the Sequel PDF by Toni Solo 28 September 2003
Negroponte, a Torturer’s Friend PDF April 21, 2004 by Matthew Rothschild
The Negroponte nomination: a warning to the people of Iraq PDF By Bill Van Auken 21 April 2004
A carefully crafted deception PDF By Gary Cohn and Ginger Thompson June 18, 1995

17) Douglas Jay Feith————-Former Under Secretary of Defense and Policy Advisor and number 3 man at the Pentagon.

Illuminati He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies, which on July 7, 1996 which issued a paper by six ”prominent opinion makers” laying out ”a new vision for the U.S.-Israeli partnership” that urged an end to ”land-for-peace” concessions. Among many suggestions was to ”focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq.”
He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Negotiations Policy, 1984-1986 and was Special Counsel to Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Peale 1982-1984. In 2001, Feith returned to DoD as Donald Rumsfeld’s Undersecretary for Policy, and it was in his office that “OSP”, the Office of Special Plans, was created. The OSP was created to manufacture intelligence information to justify the invasion of Iraq. This intelligence flowed directly from Ariel Sharon’s office to the Office of Special Plans in the Pentagon. The OSP also miss-planned the post-war reconstruction there, and continues to point an accusing finger at Iran and Syria, as per Zionist plans to control the Middle East and funnel Arab oil to Israeli refineries. Feith is a graduate of Harvard College and Georgetown University Law Center and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Like Perle and the others, Feith is a pro-Israel extremist, who has advocated anti-Arab policies in the past. He is closely associated with the extremist group, the Zionist Organization of America, which even attacks Jews that don’t agree with its extremist views. Feith frequently speaks at ZOA conferences. Feith runs a small law firm, Feith and Zell, which only has one International office, in Israel. The majority of their legal work is representing Israeli interests. His firm’s own website stated, prior to his appointment, that Feith “represents Israeli Armaments Manufacturer.” Feith basically represents the Israeli War Machine. Feith, like Perle and Wolfowitz, campaigned hard for the Israeli proxy war against Iraq.
Siebel Edmonds named him as one of the traitors she uncovered while working for the FBI
Articles on Feith:
Sibel speaks PDF January 06, 2008 Siebel Named Traitors
After Libby, All Roads Lead to Feith PDF by Jon Basil Utley March 13, 2007
NeoCons Are Busy Covering Their Asse(t)s PDF
Neocons Resurrect Plans For Regional War In The Middle East PDF July 17, 2006
Diagram of Phony Intelligence Source: http://www.threetwoone.org
The Cabal, Outed PDF by Justin Raimondo June 28, 2006
Three Days in Rome? PDF By Laura Rozen, MotherJones July/August 2006 Issue
Serving Two Flags PDF by Stephen Green
“The spies who pushed for war” PDF
THE REAL AIPAC SPY RING STORY–IT WAS ALL ABOUT IRAN PDF August 05, 2005
Why Did Feith Resign? Could it have had something to do with the Larry Franklin spy scandal? PDF by Justin Raimondo May 30, 2005
Spies Or/And Victims PDF
Neocon Douglas Feith to Resign From Pentagon, as AIPAC Investigations Continue
Policy OKs First Strike to Protect US
Feith Resigns Under Pressure of Investigations
Feith May Be Charged With Leaking Intelligence Good Riddance, Douglas Feith By Kurt Nimmo 1-27-5
Will Administration Cover Up A Major Israeli Spy Scandal? By Sam Francis January 03, 2005
Israel’s Fifth Column in Washington by Justin Raimondo December 17, 2004
The Axis of Treason Israeli spies in the Pentagon by Justin Raimondo August 30, 2004
Neocon/Israel Rift over Israel’s Sale of Arms to China…
U.S. Invasion Of Iran Draws Closer
Ayoon wa Azan (Neo-Con Spies) Jihad Al Khazen Al-Hayat 2004/09/20
Is Iran Next? By Tom Barry
All Roads Lead to Feith by Jim Lobe November 6, 2003
Douglas Feith What has the Pentagon’s third man done wrong? Everything. By Chris Suellentrop Thursday, May 20, 2004
Feith Sidelined JAGs Sun May 16, 2004
The new Pentagon papers By Karen Kwiatkowski March 10, 2004
JINSA/PNAC Zionist (Neocon) Spy Unit Skirted CIA on Iraq
Serving Two Flags Neo-Cons, Israel and the Bush Administration By STEPHEN GREEN
The Pentagon PR Machine At Work by Steven Rosenfeld
Pro-Likud network walks through Washington’s corridors of power PDF
JINSA, American Media’s Blind Spot By Gabriel Ash

18) Rudolph W. Giuliani ————-Mayor of NYC during 9-11
Mr. Giuliani’s involvement in and knowledge of 9-11 gives him and excellent chance of becomming the next president (with Diebold and ES&S’s help of course) in the next stolen presidential election of 2008. He has surrounded himself with Zionist advisors include Norman Podhoretz the ‘godfather’ of neoconservatism.
Articles on Giuliani:
Rudy Giuliani and Ehud Olmert – Terrorist Partners PDF By: Christopher Bollyn 4 December 2007
Giuliani’s Culture of Corruption..Why did an Israeli billionaire hand $250,000 to Giuliani prot間� Bernie Kerik? PDF by Justin Raimondo November 26, 2007
What 慣hat Regan Woman� Knows PDF By FRANK RICH November 18, 2007
Who Is 慗ohn Doe #7?�: Giuliani, Kerik, and the Selling of America抯 National Security PDF by Justin Raimondo 11-11-07
Is a Vote for Rudy a Vote for War? PDF by Patrick J. Buchanan November 9, 2007
Guiliani Wins In 2008 PDF By Jay Weidner 11-10-7
Hawkish handlers guide Giuliani on foreign policy PDF By Michael Cooper and Marc Santora Published: October 24, 2007
9-11 Cover-Up: The Italian Gangsters and Their Jewish Bosses PDF By Christopher Bollyn 1 October 2007
Giuliani hired the man who crafted Church defense of pedophile priests, a New York pedophile priest/lawyer himself PDF by Kay Ebeling October 2, 2007
Giuliani抯 Neocons PDF August 06th 2007

19) David Wurmser————-a member of vice-Resident Cheney’s staff
He was a member of the Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies, which on July 7, 1996 which issued a paper by six ”prominent opinion makers” laying out ”a new vision for the U.S.-Israeli partnership” that urged an end to ”land-for-peace” concessions. Among many suggestions was to ”focus on removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq.”
David Wurmser of American Enterprise Institute joined his former colleague, John Bolton, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, to be a special assistant. While at AEI Wurmser wrote that any attack on the U.S. military overseas should be met by Washington with a response of massive killing of civilians in the offending nation. Bolton is known for arguing that Washington should disregard international law. He “promptly dismantled or obstructed nearly every multilateral treaty in sight,” quoted in Bush & the World (excellent analysis) FOREIGN AFFAIRS. David is married to Meyrav Wurmser a member of the Likud party in Israel.
Articles on Wurmser:
How Syria dodged a neo-con bullet PDF by qrswave 2006-12-19
Neocons Resurrect Plans For Regional War In The Middle East PDF July 17, 2006
The new Pentagon papers By Karen Kwiatkowski March 10, 2004
Cheney’s new adviser has sights on Syria By Jim Lobe

20) The YORAN family ————-
The YORAN family includes, Dr. Chaim Yoran (a.k.a. Elad Yoran), his wife Ruth Lubelski Yoran, and their three sons: Amit Y. Yoran, Dov Yoran, and Naftali Elad Yoran. They are suspected of being the Israeli Moles Who Controlled U.S. Defense Computers on 9/11. Associated with Ptech and MITRE.
Articles on the Yorans:
The Israeli Moles Who Controlled U.S. Defense Computers on 9/11 PDF Christopher Bollyn � Rumur Mill News July 4, 2006

21) Tzipi Livni ————- Israeli Foreign Minister


Israel’s Leader Tzipi Livni

Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni is the daughter of Eitan Livni, the chief operations officer of the Irgun terrorist organization. Among Irgun’s most spectacular operations was the blowing up of the King David tourist hotel in Jerusalem, which killed dozens of innocents (also some British intelligence officers).
Articles on Livni:
War crimes suit filed against Barak, Livni in Belgium PDF Ma’an/Agencies – June 23, 2010
Video: The Truth About the Gaza Massacre Video Posted by sakerfa on January 19, 2009
Tzipi Livni Aboutface: Now Against Terrorism PDF Juan Cole September 24, 2007

22) William Kristol————-Publishes the Weekly Standard

Co-Founder of PNAC. Kristol publishes the Weekly Standard, a Rupert Murdoch-financed magazine that promotes the neocon credo, reportedly a must-read in Cheney’s office. In 2002, Media Bypass reported, “In what has been called ‘punditgate,’ conservative journalists Bill Kristol and Erwin Stelzer of The Weekly Standard … have been exposed for accepting Enron largesse. … Kristol, chief of staff to former Vice President Dan Quayle, took $100,000 without disclosing the payments at the time.
Articles on Kristol:
Kristol Clear: The Source of America’s Wars PDF By Maidhc � Cathail 2009 12 17
Why Did Bush Give Kristol抯 Speech? PNAC is Alive and Well and They抮e Taking Us to Iran and Syria! PDF Jesse’s Blog Jan 10, 2007
Neocons and Democrats Tussle over Long or Short 揝urge� of Violence in Iraq PDF December 29th 2006
Neocons Resurrect Plans For Regional War In The Middle East PDF July 17, 2006
Colbert shakes up Bill Kristol over PNAC ties-Video Crooks and Liars | April 29 2006
Kristol Clear: Bill Kristol, PNAC, 9/11 & The Media PDF
Bill Kristol and Israel Want to Draft Your Kids PDF by Kurt Nimmo http://www.dissidentvoice.org June 14, 2005
PNACers Calling for Bullet-Stopper Conscription? January 29, 2005
“Free Market” Conservatives Burned in Enrongate by Cliff Kincaid
Neoconservatives push for a new world order By DICK POLMAN

23) James Woolsey————-Former Director of the CIA

Yale graduate. A long-time supporter of war on Iraq and PNAC and Jinsa member, the former director of the CIA has been named as the likely minister of information in the new Iraq. His business interests have included: the arms company British Aerospace; the Titan Corporation, which provides military interpreters and DynCorp, which provides bodyguards for Hamid Karzai, the Afghani president and has installed a police force monitoring service in Bosnia. DynCorp is being sued for human rights violations in Bosnia, environmental health disasters in Ecuador and fraud in America. He was a partner in the law firm, Shea and Gardner, which acts as foreign agents for the Iraqi National Congress, led by Chalabi. He is vice-president of Booz Allen Hamilton, a corporate consultant firm, which won a contract to develop a computer model of post-war Iraqi society after the first Gulf war I. Booz Allen is also closely linked to the DPB. He said that “only fear will re-establish [Arab] respect for us … we need a little bit of Machiavelli”. He has also said: “We really don’t need the Europeans. Anyway’s, they will be the first in line patting us on the back following our success and saying they were with us all along.” (1)
Articles on Woolsey:
James Woolsey calls for an attack on Syria By: John Amato on July 17th, 2006
The Israeli Torture Template By WAYNE MADSEN May 10, 2004
Bush Ally Set to Profit From the War on Terror by Antony Barnett and Solomon Hughes

24) Stephen Cambone————-Under-Secretary of Defense for Intelligence since March 7, 2003.

As head of the Pentagon intelligence, he is the one responsible for the hiring of Mossad agents as ‘contractors’ to oversee in the war in Iraq. He personally gave the orders for the use of torture as a method for garnishing information from prisoners. Prior to that he headed the Office of Program, Analysis and Evaluation at the Defense Department. Political science doctorate from Claremont Graduate School. Was in charge of strategic defense policy at the Defense Department in the first Bush administration. He is very close to Donald Rumsfeld.
Articles on Cambone:
The Secret World of Stephen Cambone Rumsfeld’s Enforcer PDF By JEFFREY ST. CLAIR February 7, 2006
Bush-Cheney Heading For Nuclear Rendezvous At Desert One PDF By Webster Griffin Tarpley Author – 9/11 Synthetic Terrorism: Made in USA 8-27-5 [Important work! -ed.]
DIPLOMATIC CABLES PDF 06/26/2005
Who is Stephen Cambone? by Peter Ogden July 20, 2004
Implausible Denial & Implausible Denial II by Jason Vest
PENTAGON NEOCON CABAL ORDERED IRAQ PRISON TORTURE
How a secret Pentagon program came to Abu Giaib May 16, 2005
Rumsfeld Approved Iraq Interrogation Plan -Report
The Israeli Torture Template By WAYNE MADSEN May 10, 2004

25) Condoleeza “Don’t Fly Willie” Rice————-Secretary of State

Illuminati A critical observer noted that under her watch as National Security Advisor:
The prophetic August 26, 2001 Presidential Daily Briefing (“PDB”) got shuffled to the bottom of Bush’s “Things to Do” list. That’s the historic briefing which, in press conferences and interviews after 9/11, she’d call “too vague” to foresee any imminent terrorist danger. Actually, that PDB had directly predicted the high probability that the al Qaeda would soon high jack airliners and attack the U.S.
Ms. Rice hasn’t uncovered who, within her own White House, was reckless enough to have leaked a valued CIA undercover agent’s name and personal data. (See Valerie Plame)
Condoleeza Rice warned her friend, Willie Brown, not to fly on 9/11.
In 2001, at a meeting with European Union Ambassadors in Washington, D.C. it was Rice who delivered the news that as far as the U.S. was concerned “Kyoto is dead.”
Articles on Rice:
Condi Rice: Christian-Zionist Pit Bull PDF Saturday January 14th 2006
Rice authorized National Security Agency to spy on UN Security Council in run-up to war, former officials say PDF Jason Leopold
Rice directly warns Pakistan of Iran gas pipeline 3/19/2005
Condoleeza Rice Warned Willie Brown Not To Fly On 9/11 PDF
The Hardness of Condoleezza Rice Huckstress of Israeli Myths By KURT NIMMO

26) Anatoly “Natan” Sharansky————-Israeli cabinet minister
Dubya’s inaugural address for worldwide democratic revolution was based on the philosophy of Israeli cabinet minister Anatoly “Natan” Sharansky.
Natan Sharansky’s book is called, The Case for Democracy.
Articles on Sharansky:
The Lebanese Invasion and the Beaver Creek Plan PDF July 27th 2006
Lebanon and Gaza invasions planned last month in Colorado meetings between Netanyahu, Sharansky, and Cheney PDF by Allen L Roland July 25, 2006
Bush’s mentor is an ex-KGB agent and informer
Sharansky – Bush’s Hero And Inspiration 2-1-5
An Israeli Fanatic Is ‘Bush’s Brain’ By Michael Collins Piper

27) Michael Ledeen————-

Mossad. A fellow at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, Ledeen holds a Ph.D. in History and Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin. In 1983, on the recommendation of Richard Perle, Ledeen was hired at the Department of Defense as a consultant on terrorism. While being investigated as a security risk by his supervisor, Noel Koch, it was learned from the CIA station that Ledeen had been carried in Agency files as an agent of influence of a foreign government: Israel. After having his access to classified materials blocked he ceased working there. He next appeared at the National Security Council as a consultant working with NSC head Robert McFarlane. Ledeen was involved in the transfer of arms to Iran during the Iran-Contra affair — an adventure that he documented in the book “Perilous Statecraft: An Insider’s Account of the Iran-Contra Affair.” He was also involved in election rigging of the 2000 election. A prominent member of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) board of governors and the Center for Security Policy (CSP), he advocates “total war” inline with the “Grand Strategy for the Middle East” which advocates “Iraq as the tactical pivot, Saudi Arabia as the strategic pivot and Egypt as the prize.” Ledeen is presently a serving member on the China Commission and, with the support of DOD Undersecretary for Policy Douglas Feith, he was employed as a consultant for the Office of Special Plans (OSP), which played such a key role in legitimizing Ahmed Chalabi’s lies about Iraq’s alleged WMD. On December 21, 2001 Rhode met in Rome with Harold Rhode, Larry Franklin, an Iranian exile named Manucher Ghorbanifar PDF and others to fabricate intelligence to justify the invasion of Iraq and Iran. He is involved in the handling of classified materials and has high-level security clearances.
Articles on Ledeen:
Larry Franklin was with Ledeen! Connect the dots PDF by Ry Feb. 13, 2007
NeoCons Are Busy Covering Their Asse(t)s PDF
US to plant WMDs on Iran PDF
Diagram of Phony Intelligence Source: http://www.threetwoone.org
The Cabal, Outed PDF by Justin Raimondo June 28, 2006
Three Days in Rome? PDF By Laura Rozen, MotherJones July/August 2006 Issue
Ledeen goes to Rome PDF Larisa Alexandrovna June 15, 2006
Conspiracy to commit Election Fraud: A whistleblower’s story Wednesday, May 03, 2006 with link to audio: Streaming MP3 (Local MP3)
AIPAC/Franklin Spy Scandal Spreads to The Whitehouse PDF
KARL ROVE and VARIOUS SPIES HE IS LINKED TO PDF author: Clayton Hallmark 27.Jul.2005
AIPAC/Franklin Spy Scandal Spreads to The Whitehouse PDF July 4, 2005
The world in the palm of their hands: Bilderberg 2005 PDF By Daniel Estulin
JINSA Neocon Ledeen Admits Ukraine Election Meddling
Neoconservatives at Sea by Jim Lobe January 15, 2005
Iraq: A War For Israel? By Mark Weber
Nukes, Neo-Cons, and the Bush Who Cried Wolf Again Part I: Four More Wars By Steve Weissman
Flirting with Fascism The American Conservative June 30, 2003
The Worst Idea, Ever April 5, 2004
Serving Two Flags Neo-Cons, Israel and the Bush Administration By STEPHEN GREEN
The Men From JINSA and CSP PDF by Jason Vest
Who is Michael Ledeen? PDF William O. Beeman, Pacific News Service May 8, 2003

28) Irving Lewis Leibowitz aka I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby————-Cheney’s former chief of staff

Illuminati and a founding member of PNAC. Mossad agent. Yale graduate. Libby is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Libby is a long-standing face at the Pentagon, having served in the defence department during George Bush Snr’s presidency. He is also friend, confidant and a neo-con fellow-traveler with Wolfowitz, and a founding member of the PNAC.
He sits on the board of the Rand Corporation, a research and development corporation which has a huge number of contracts with the Pentagon. Zalmay Khalilzad (see the Arabs), Bush’s special envoy to the the Iraq opposition, was an employee of Rand Corp.
Libby owns shares in armament companies and has various oil interests. He is a consultant to Northrop Grumman, the defence contractor, which has an influential voice on the Defence Policy Board (DPB), the so-called brains of the Pentagon. Rand Corp, which won $83m in Pentagon contracts, is linked to the DPB.
Libby was also a lawyer for convicted felon and (fellow)Israeli spy Mark Rich, whom Clinton pardoned, in his last days as president.
Articles on Libby:
Scooter Libby’s Pardon and 9/11 PDF July 03, 2007
Libby a Long-Time Mossad Agent PDF by Wayne Madsen July 5, 2007
揋et Out of Jail Free Card� Handed To Irving Lewis Leibowitz PDF By Patrick Grimm July 3, 2007
Lewis Libby aka Irving Lewis Liebowitz PDF Judicial-inc.biz
Joe Wilson Valerie Plame’s Husband Responds To Libby Pardon Video
Jurors wonder why others weren’t also on trial PDF Mar. 7, 2007 By Richard Willing, USA TODAY
Pardon talk for Libby begins PDF BY TOM BRUNE June 17, 2006
Libby Sings PDF John Prados April 07, 2006
Libby: Bush Authorized Plamegate Leak PDF April 6, 2006
Libby Authorized To Leak By Cheney, Others PDF By Greg Mitchell EditorandPublisher.com 2-10-6
Neo-Con Agenda: Iran, China, Russia, Latin America … Jim Lobe
The Cult That’s Running the Country By Joseph Wilson Salon.com Monday 03 May 2004
Soldier for the Truth Exposing Bush’s talking-points war by Marc Cooper
Biographies Of The Neo-Cons: Lewis Libby & Norman Podhoretz PDF by Ayoon wa Azan
Time for ‘Scooter’ to Scoot John L. Perry March 4, 2001

29) Joshua B. Bolten————-Bush’s Chief Policy Director, banker and former legislative aide. Prominent in the Jewish community. Member Council of Foreign Relations (CFR) David Wurmser of American Enterprise Institute joined his former colleague, John Bolton, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, to be a special assistant. While at AEI Wurmser wrote that any attack on the U.S. military overseas should be met by Washington with a response of massive killing of civilians in the offending nation. Bolton is known for arguing that Washington should disregard international law. He “promptly dismantled or obstructed nearly every multilateral treaty in sight,” quoted in Bush & the World (excellent analysis) FOREIGN AFFAIRS
Articles on Bolton:
White House Projects Highest Deficit Ever The Associated Press/The New York Times 31 July 2004

30) Philip D. Zelikow ————- Exec Director, 9-11 Commission, Counselor of the Department, U.S. Department of State

Zelikow with Condoleezza (don’t fly Willie) Rice who got that nickname after warning her friend, S.F. Mayor Willie Brown not to fly on the week before Sept 11th, 2001.

Illuminati, Council on Foreign Relations. Executive Director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, otherwise known as the 9-11 Commission (government whitewash commission) PDF There’s a raft of evidence to suggest that Zelikow has personal, professional and political reasons not to see the commission hold Rice and other Bush officials accountable for pre-9/11 failings. In 1998, along with Ashton B. Carter and John M. Deutch, Zelikow wrote an article entitled “Catastrophic Terrorism” which was subtitled “Imagining the Transforming Event.” This article was clearly an architectural level document, meant to explain what should be done in the event of the catastrophic terror attack its authors were “imagining.”
Articles on Zelikow:
Zeitgeist: The Movie 2007 Video
THE 9/11 GANG – Exposing the Criminal Zionist Network PDF by Christopher Bollyn 7 December 2006
Israel is the reason America is at war PDF By: Thomas R. Ascher (compiled) on: 25.12.2005
Bush-Cheney Heading For Nuclear Rendezvous At Desert One PDF By Webster Griffin Tarpley Author – 9/11 Synthetic Terrorism: Made in USA 8-27-5 [Important work! -ed.]
Iraq was invaded ‘to protect Israel’ PDF- US official By Emad Mekay
The truth about Zelikow and the Sept. 11 cover-up commission Wednesday, October 20, 2004
War Launched to Protect Israel – Bush Adviser by Emad Mekay

31) Ashton B. Carter————-member of the Board of Trustees for MITRE
Illuminati – Rothschild’s agent. In 1998, along with Philip D. Zelikow and John M. Deutch, Carter wrote an article entitled “Catastrophic Terrorism” which was subtitled “Imagining the Transforming Event.” This article was clearly an architectural level document, meant to explain what should be done in the event of the catastrophic terror attack its authors were “imagining.”
Carter is also a senior partner in a company called Global Technology Partners, LLC (GTP), of which William J. Perry is the chairman. John Mark Deutch, the former Director of Central Intelligence and co-author of the article, is also a senior partner in GTP. Global Technology Partners, LLC is “an exclusive affiliate of Rothschild North America, formed to make acquisitions of and investments in technology, defense and aerospace-related companies.”
Articles on Carter:
THE 9/11 GANG – Exposing the Criminal Zionist Network PDF by Christopher Bollyn 7 December 2006

32) John Mark Deutch————- Former Director of the CIA
Illuminati – Rothschild’s agent. In 1998, along with Philip D. Zelikow and Ashton B. Carter, Deutch wrote an article entitled “Catastrophic Terrorism” which was subtitled “Imagining the Transforming Event.” This article was clearly an architectural level document, meant to explain what should be done in the event of the catastrophic terror attack its authors were “imagining.”
Deutch is also a senior partner in a company called Global Technology Partners, LLC (GTP), of which William J. Perry is the chairman. Ashton B. Carter is also a senior partner in GTP. Global Technology Partners, LLC is “an exclusive affiliate of Rothschild North America, formed to make acquisitions of and investments in technology, defense and aerospace-related companies.”
Articles on Deutch:
THE 9/11 GANG – Exposing the Criminal Zionist Network PDF by Christopher Bollyn 7 December 2006

33) Larry Silverstein————-“The weasel”

Seven weeks before 9-11 Silverstein had suddenly insured the twin towers for $3.5 billion, and collected at least a $4.6 billion insurance payout. Not bad for a $200 million investment just the year before. He gave the orders to “pull” WTC 7. Sleverstein was a former leader of the United Jewish Appeal (UJA). The UJA is the largest Zionist organization dedicated to raising money and support for Israel. Other individuals closely involved in 9-11, such as Lewis Eisenberg and Samuel H. Miller have also held leadership positions in the UJA. It was revealed in 2001 that every Sunday for the past several years former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would call and chat with Silverstein. Netanyahu is the architect of the so called “war on terror” having written a book by that name in 1986.
Articles on Silverstein:
Larry Silverstein and 9/11 PDF June 20, 2007
Lucky Larry wants $12.3 billion more for 9/11 PDF By Jerry Mazza Online Journal Apr 3, 2008
Larry Silverstein and 9/11 PDF 6/21/2007
NY Police Report Bomb to Frame Activist as Terrorist PDF
Larry “Lucky Larry” Silverstein PDF 06 Sept., 2006 – You’ve got to be lucky to make $4 Billion killing on a 6-month investment of $124 Million
Involvement Of Republican Jewish Coalition & Israel In 911 PDF By Leland Lehrman leland.lehrman@gmail.com 9-3-6
MetLife Will Sell Sears Tower PDF By Dean Starkman March 12, 2004 – Lloyd Goldman and Joseph Cayre, New York investors who are among Mr. Silverstein’s backers in the Trade Center, are part of a group that agreed to buy the Chicago landmark
Larry Silverstein, WTC 7, and the 9/11 Demolition PDF
Silverstein’s Role in the collapse of Building 7 PDF
The Hollywood Fantasy of Flight 93 PDF By: Christopher Bollyn 12 May 2006
John O’Neill Assassinated PDF
Silverstein admits PRE-RIGGING WTC7 to “pull it” on 9-11; & 1 BLOCK OVER,collects insur.?! 11.Dec.2004
Larry “The Weasel” Silverstein admits that WTC 7 was brought down by demolitions. “PULL IT” http://www.wtc7.net/videos.html

34) Jakob “Kobi” Alexander————-
One of the owners and developers of Odigo software which allowed Israelis to communicate instantly on 9/11. It was via the “buddy system” on Odigo software, which allows one to communicate to a large group of people that share a trait, such as the Hebrew language, that thousands of Israelis were warned not to go to the twin towers on 9/11. Kobi Alexander’s Mossad-linked company, Comverse Technology, was a developer and owner of Odigo since early 2000, something The New York Times does not consider to be part of “All the News that’s Fit to Print.” Comverse makes a black box system called the “Audio Disk” that police, intelligence and security agencies, and governments around the world, have attached to their phone networks. This simple device allows the Israeli employees of Comverse back in Tel Aviv to hear and intercept all the data being exchanged by these naive agencies…everything. Jakob Kobi embezzled Comverse, then fled to Israel, and now he is suing for $80 million in stock options
Articles on Alexander:
The Coming Stock Implosion PDF Judicial-Inc.org Dec, 2008
Israeli 9/11 Crook Flees with $57 Million to Israel PDF By: Christopher Bollyn 10 August 2006
Israel, Corruption, Olmerde, vanishing US$58 MN and “Jobi” and some Dots to join PDF August 18, 2006
CHRISTOPHER BOLLYN ARRESTED IN CHICAGO PDF - has been doing a deep investigation of the British/IsraelMossad/US ties to 911
Israeli 9/11 Crook Flees with $57 Million to Israel *PIC* PDF By ChristopherBollyn 10 August 2006

35) Julia Gillard————-Prime Minister of Australia Advisor.


Julia Gillard has Masonic Handshake with Governor-General Quentin Bryce at her swearing-in as PM at Government House.
Picture: Kym Smith Source: The Australian

Ms. Gillard is putting the interests of Israel above that of Australia.

Friends of Israel — Enemies Inside the Gates Video alawson911 November 20, 2010 – Australia is being overrun by Zionists.
Aussie PM: Swearing In Features MASONIC HANDSHAKE ! PDF by mosesman September 15, 2010
Is New Oz PM Head of Satanist Lodge? PDF by Henry Makow Ph. D July 13, 2010

36) Norman Podhoretz————- Neocon ‘godfather’
Podhoretz helped found the Committee on the Present Danger in the late 1970s and the Committee for the Free World in the early 1980s, which his wife, Midge Decter co-chaired with Donald Rumsfeld. He was editor-in-chief of Commentary magazine from 1960-1995. He joined the Hudson Institute as a senior fellow in May 1995. Podhoretz’s son John, can be seen on the Fox channel and has written speeches for Reagan and Bush Sr. Podhoretz’s son-in-law is Elliot Ebrams. Norman Podhoretz met with Bush and Rove in September, 2007 to put forward his case for bombing Iran.
Articles on Podhoretz:
Neocon ‘godfather’ Norman Podhoretz tells Bush: bomb Iran PDF The Sunday Times September 30, 2007
Podhoretz Granted Secret Access To Lobby Bush On 慣he Case For Bombing Iran� PDF by Satyam September 24, 2007
Jewish Neocon Podhoretz Lobbies Bush to Bomb Iran for Israel PDF by Alpha Sept 25, 2007
Biographies Of The Neo-Cons: Lewis Libby & Norman Podhoretz PDF by Ayoon wa Azan

37) Elliott Abrams————-National Security Council Advisor.

He previously worked at Washington-based “Think Tank” Ethics and Public Policy Center. Abrams is the son-in-law of Norman Podhoretz, editor emeritus of Commentary, whose magazine has for decades branded critics of Israel as anti-Semites. Abrams is a diehard PNACer, having “authored the chapter on the Middle East in the 2000 blueprint for U.S. foreign policy by the Project on the New American Century. Edited by PNAC founders William Kristol and Robert Kagan, Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in American Foreign and Defense Policy is a chapter-by-chapter playbook on how to deal with America’s current and future adversaries.”
During the Reagan Administration, Abrams was the Assistant Secretary of State, handling, for the most part, Latin American affairs. He played an important role in the Iran-Contra Scandal, which involved illegally selling U.S. weapons to Iran to fight Iraq, and illegally funding the contra rebels fighting to overthrow Nicaragua’s Sandinista government. He also actively deceived three congressional committees about his involvement and thereby faced felony charges based on his testimony. Abrams pled guilty in 1991 to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to a year’s probation and 100 hours of community service. A year later, former President Bush (Senior) granted Abrams a full pardon. He was one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the Reagan Administration’s State Department.
Articles on Abrams:
Our Very Own War Criminals PDF by Taki Theodoracopulos February 19, 2007
Elliot Abrams� uncivil war PDF January 7, 2007
How Syria dodged a neo-con bullet PDF by qrswave 2006-12-19
EXCLUSIVE: White House Forbids Publication Of Op-Ed On Iran By Former Bush Official PDF by Think Progress Dec 15, 2006
Neocons Resurrect Plans For Regional War In The Middle East PDF July 17, 2006
Santorum: Greasing the Skids for Mass Murdering Iranians
Biographies Of The Neo-Cons: Elliott Abrams by Ayoon wa Azan Back in Political Forefront By Michael Dobbs
April 11 coup d’etat linked to US President George W. Bush ‘dirty wars’ team
Iran-Contra gangsters resurface in Bush administration By Patrick Martin
The Biases of Elliot Abrams by Dr. Laila Al-Marayati
Public Serpent… Iran-contra villain Elliot Abrams is back in action by Terry J. Allen

38) Zbigniew Brzezinski————-Political Architect
Illuminati Brzezinski is the foreign policy boss of the Barack Obama presidential campaign.
Articles on Brzezinski:
Brzezinski’s Georgia Puppets Attack Russia – WWIII In Sight PDF By Webster G. Tarpley 8-11-8

39) George Soros————-Rich Zionist
Soros is a Hungarian-born Zionist who has been collaborating with the CIA, MI6, and US-Zionist interests for years. Some analysts believe Soros is a high-level operative of the US State Department or intelligence services using his private foundations as cover. Financial backer of the Barack Obama presidential campaign. In both Georgia and Ukraine, the dirty hands of George Soros can be found pushing for ‘White Stream 1 and 2′ pipelines from Georgia to Ukraine as a supply link to the EU to lessen the growing energy might of Russia.
Articles on Soros:
Globalist George Soros: 揂merica Should Be Replaced By a World Government With a Global Currency Under UN Rule� PDF Real News Reporter April 7th, 2011
British and Soros Stooges in the Georgia Regime PDF Aug. 11, 2008
The Puppet Masters Behind Georgia President Saakashvili PDF By F. William Engdahl 21/08/08
Long Live The Khazaria Empire – Not! PDF By Karl Schwarz 8-18-8
Russo-Georgian Conflict Originates With Soros Subversion PDF by Dr K R Bolton 8-14-8
Soros Is CIA In EU PDF By Karl Schwarz 8-10-8

40) Frank Gaffney————-founder, president and CEO of the Center for Security Policy (CSP)

The CSP is JINSA’s kindred spirit and pro-Likud Zionist organization. Gaffney and CSP’s prescriptions for national security have been fairly simple: Gut all arms control treaties, push ahead with weapons systems virtually everyone agrees should be killed (such as the V-22 Osprey), give no quarter to the Palestinians and, most important, go full steam ahead on just about every national missile defense program.
Articles on Gaffney:
PNACers Calling for Bullet-Stopper Conscription? January 29, 2005
Neoconservatives at Sea by Jim Lobe January 15, 2005
Neo-cons: Around the world in seven steps by Jim Lobe
Neo-Con Agenda: Iran, China, Russia, Latin America … Jim Lobe
Soldier for the Truth Exposing Bush’s talking-points war by Marc Cooper
The Men From JINSA and CSP PDF by Jason Vest

41) Melvin Floyd Sembler————-U.S. Ambassador to Italy, although he can’t speak Italian.

Election Fraud specialist. Owns the Bay Point School in Florida allegedly used for testing election fraud devices in 1999. Involved in creating the forged yellowcake documents that led to the War in Iraq. National Finance Chairman Republican Party, head of finance for Bush presidential campaign. Past hon. Pres. Republican Jewish Coalition. President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. A Prominent Jewish Republican and Former National Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee. The Export-Import Bank facilitates trade relationships between U.S. businesses and foreign countries, specifically those with financial problems.
Articles on Sembler:
Conspiracy to commit Election Fraud: A whistleblower’s story Wednesday, May 03, 2006 with link to audio: Streaming MP3 (Local MP3)
His Own Private Abu Ghraib PDF by John Gorenfeld March 23, 2005
Books on Sembler:
The unauthorized biography of Melvin Floyd Sembler an editorial by Wesley Fager (c) 2003

42) Ahmed Chalabi————-Leader of the London-based Iraqi National Congress (INC)
Illuminati Attended Bilderberg 2006 Conference in Ottawa, Canada. Chalabi’s supporters include Paul Wolfowitz and Donald Rumsfeld, who are pushing for him to be the interim leader of the post-war Iraq. He is backed by the think-tank Jinsa and linked to the American Enterprise Institute.
Convicted in absentia in Jordan for his part in an massive embezzlement scandal, Chalabi received up to $12 million from Washington after the first Gulf war.
He will be working with Reilly (see power-brokers) on broadcasting and communications in the new Iraq. Often referred to as “Cheney’s protégé”, he is unpopular in Iraq and loathed by Colin Powell’s state department. He has also fallen out of favour with the CIA, which in the early 1990s funded the INC to the tune of $325,000 a month. However, in a recent trip to Israel, organised by Jinsa, he tried to warm up relations regarding Iraq’s post-regime change. Other Iraqis involved in a future government — at the behest of Wolfowitz — include INC members Salem Chalabi (Chalabi’s nephew) and Aras Habib. Habib’s cousin, Dr Ali Yassin Karim, a former medic with the CIA, was nearly kicked out of the agency but was saved by the CIA’s James Woolsey. Wolfowitz also wants jobs to go to Chalabi’s friends Tamara Daghestani and Goran Talebani. (1)
Articles on Chalabi:
Chalabi in Bilderberg? PDF
Chalabi takes over Iraq oil ministry amid ‘crisis’ PDF By: Reuters on: 30.12.2005
Chalabi Named Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq
Chalabi-gate: None Dare Call It Treason May 28, 2004
‘Iraq Expert’ Perle Shills for Chalabi at Senate Panel by Juan Cole April 23, 2004
Need to build a case for war? Step forward Mr Chalabi by Isabel Hilton Saturday March 6, 2004
Jordan seeks Chalabi’s arrest; Interpol balks WORLD TRIBUNE.COM May 1, 2003
CIA-backed exile was source for Times “scoops” on Iraqi arms program
AHMED CHALABI’S TIES TO MOSSAD & NEOCONS
‘His reputation is far from unblemished’ by Toby Manhire

43) George Shultz————-A Republican heavyweight and former secretary of state under Nixon, Shultz was Bush Jnr’s presidential campaign adviser. He is also one of the administration’s key thinkers on running post-war Iraq, and on the board of directors at Bechtel, which is in the running for contracts after regime change. Like Perle, he has lucrative financial relationships, which bring his impartiality into question. Shultz is the chairman of the International Council of JP Morgan Chase, the banking syndicate in which Lewis Libby (see neo-cons) has heavy investments. Morgan Chase lent Saddam’s regime $500m (£320m) in 1983. Shultz is a member of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq and a patron of the American Enterprise Institute. Perle advised clients of Goldman Sachs, the investment house, on post-war investment opportunities in Iraq. Perle is also a director of the software company Autonomy Corp, which has clients including the Pentagon. Autonomy says it expects its profits to increase dramatically after the war in Iraq ends.
Articles on Shultz:
Cheney desperate to attack Iran, World Cup offers pretext PDF May 29, 2006

44) Larry Franklin ——”Pentagon Advisor” and convicted spy for Israel
Speaks Farsi. Franklin was the Iran desk officer in a Pentagon policy office that would eventually include the “Office of Special Plans” (OSP). Their job was to manufacture intelligence to justify the invasion of Iraq and Iran. They received the disinfo from Sharon’s office in Israel and distributed it to the pentagon.
Siebel Edmonds named him as one of the traitors she uncovered while working for the FBI
Articles on Franklin:
Sibel speaks PDF January 06, 2008 Siebel Named Traitors
Larry Franklin was with Ledeen! Connect the dots PDF by Ry Feb. 13, 2007
Vindicating Larry Franklin PDF By ELI LAKE January 16, 2007
Diagram of Phony Intelligence Source: http://www.threetwoone.org
The Cabal, Outed PDF by Justin Raimondo June 28, 2006
Three Days in Rome? PDF By Laura Rozen, MotherJones July/August 2006 Issue

45) Abraham Shulsky————- Director of the Office of Special Plans
A student of Leo Strauss from the University of Chicago, Shulsky was the controller, the disciplinarian and the overseeing monitor of the propaganda flow from Ariel Sharon’s office to the Office of Special Plans in the Pentagon, that manufactured intelligence information to justify the invasion of Iraq. He is now involved with the “Iranian Directorate”, an agency similar to the OSP designed to manufacture information in order to justify an attack on Iran.
Articles on Shulsky:
Our Very Own War Criminals PDF by Taki Theodoracopulos February 19, 2007
Ledeen goes to Rome PDF Larisa Alexandrovna June 15, 2006
The new Pentagon papers By Karen Kwiatkowski March 10, 2004
Soldier for the Truth By Marc Cooper L.A. Weekly Friday 20 February 2004

46) Robert B. Zoellick———————————-President of the World Bank

Illuminati Member of CFR and Project for the New American Century signatory. Formerly U.S. Trade Representative and Under Secretary of State in the Bush administration. In 2005 Zoellick was promoted to Deputy Secretary of State. He resigned from the #2 position in the State Department to join the Wall Street investment house Goldman Sachs Group. It is no accident that Robert Zoellick was in line with the loudest chicken-hawks in promoting the Iraq War, and at the same time acted to increase our unemployment lines in America. Robert Zoellick has been instrumental in fostering outsourcing of American jobs to the Third World.
Articles on Zoellick:
Meet Bush’s World Bank Nominee – PNAC Member, Bilderberg Attendee, CFR Member, Trilateral Commission Member, NAFTA Architect and Enron Advisor PDF Steve Watson Infowars.net May 31, 2007
Extreme Jewish Supremacist Appointed PDF by David Duke 1/8/2005
U.S. warns China on energy ties to Iran PDF By: Carol Giacomo on: 07.09.2005
Extreme Jewish supremacist Robert Zoellick appointed to high post by David Duke
Profile from IRC’s Right Web

47) Jack Abramoff————-’Super’ lobbyist

Under investigation by the Justice Department, the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, the IRS, the Department of the Interior, and the FBI.
Articles on Abramoff:
Abramoff’s NSA and Domestic Spying Scandal PDF by leveymg Jan 25, 2006
Abramoff Linked to NSA Contracting Scandal PDF by leveymg Jan 24, 2006
SEIZED COCAINE PLANE LINKED TO JACK ABRAMOFF? PDF Wayne Masden Report May 10, 2006
THE BIG FIX 2006: IS ABRAMOFF GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER? PDF Jan 4 2006–Venice,FL. by Daniel Hopsicker
Abramoff used DeLay to fund anti-intifada militia PDF By Joshua Frank
Jack Abramoff, The friend Tom DeLay can’t shake PDF By James Harding Thursday, April 7, 2005
3 Charged in Killing Of Fla. Businessman PDF By Susan Schmidt and James V. Grimaldi September 28, 2005
Abramoff: More Trouble Ahead? PDF
GOP Superlobbyist Jack Abramoff and His Closest Allies PDF
Lobbyist Had Close Contact With Bush Team PDF By SHARON THEIMER May 6, 2005

48) Wolf Blitzer————- CNN Host
Neocon extremist Blitzer runs his propaganda through CNN.
Articles on Blitzer:
Wolf Blitzer former AIPAC employee promoting Zionism Video
CNN ‘Breaking News’ bulletin: AIPAC operative Wolf Blitzer PDF Jan 31, 2007

49) Avigdor Lieberman————-Israeli Foreign Minister

Russian-Jewish immigrant. Lieberman has publicly advocated that 90 percent of Israeli Arabs should be thrown out of the country. Exile is too good for Arab members of Israeli government who sympathize with Palestinians by observing their “Day of Catastrophe.” Lieberman thinks these men should just be shot.
Articles on Avigdor Lieberman
Israel抯 Passport Farm PDF by Justin Raimondo, March 26, 2010
Meet Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s Foreign Minister Video Jstreet.org April 01, 2009
We’ll nuke Iran – Bush promises Israel PDF 01/10/2008
Israel ‘Approved’ to Strike Iran PDF July 13, 2007
A Jewish Hitler? The rise of Avigdor Lieberman PDF by Justin Raimondo October 27, 2006
PC BLOODLUST GETS YOU PLACES PDF By Harmony Grant 7 Dec 06

50) Samuel H. Miller————-
Co-chairman of the board of directors and treasurer of Forest City Enterprises, Inc., a family-run company with extensive real estate holdings which it owns or manages. Miller sponsored Miller was White’s biggest financial backer when, as a little-known state senator, Michael R. White ran for mayor of Cleveland in 1989. On 0-11, an AP story clearly reported that United had identified the plane that landed at Cleveland as Flight 93. Mayor White reportedly said the plane had landed due to suspicion that it had a bomb aboard. Miller is also a national leader in Zionist and Jewish causes. He is, for example, the national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal (UJA), a past chairman of the Cleveland Jewish Welfare Fund and Israel Bonds, and a member of the board of trustees of the Jewish National Fund. Miller is also the father of Aaron David Miller, who served for two decades at the Department of State as senior adviser to six Secretaries of State, where he was involved in formulating U.S. policy on the Middle East and the Arab-Israel peace process. Miller served as the Deputy Special Middle East Coordinator for Arab-Israeli negotiations and Senior Member of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff. The UJA is the largest Zionist organization dedicated to raising money and support for Israel. Other individuals closely involved in 9-11, such as Larry Silverstein and Lewis Eisenberg have also held leadership positions in the UJA.
Articles on Miller:
The Hollywood Fantasy of Flight 93 PDF By: Christopher Bollyn 12 May 2006

51) Reuel Marc Gerecht ——a former CIA agent and recruiter, was a “vocal proponent of War upon Iraq, Iran and Syria well before 911,” according to Disinfopedia. He is also with the Weekly Standard. “If President Bush follows his own logic and compels his administration to follow him against Iraq and Iran, then he will sow the seeds for a new, safer, more liberal order in the Middle East,” Gerecht said in the AEI 2004 Annual Report. In other words, an “order” ruled by Israel and the United States.
Articles on Gerecht:
Neocons Hope Israel Will Start a Fire the U.S. Will Be Forced to Put Out PDF By Gareth Porter 8 Aug, 2010
PNACers Calling for Bullet-Stopper Conscription? January 29, 2005

52) Zalmay Khalilzad————-
Afghanistan-born Khalilzad is Bush’s special envoy to Afghanistan and Iraq and has a wide variety of oil interests. He co-wrote an article on Saddam, entitled Overthrow Him, with Wolfowitz, his former boss. A consultant with the oil company Unocal, he was pushing for a natural gas pipeline in Afghanistan during the Taliban regime, and worked under Condoleezza Rice when she served as director of Chevron. He is also a close associate of George Shultz, and encouraged Schultz to use Iran to help topple Saddam. He is a former Rand Corp employee and a charter member of the PNAC.

53) Robert Satloff————-U.S. National Security Council Advisor, Satloff was the executive director of the Israeli lobby’s “think tank,” Washington Institute for Near East Policy. Many of the Israeli lobby’s “experts” come from this front group, like Martin Indyk.

54) David Frum————-White House speechwriter and a ‘fellow’ at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Coined Bush’s ‘axis of evil’ propaganda phrase.

55) Jeane Kirkpatrick————-former U.S. Ambassador to the UN
She is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. A Reagan era relic who sits on JINSA’s board of advisers, the Center for Security Policy (CSP)’s advisory council and is a member of “Emet”, a group of American business and political leaders uniting to ensure pro-Israel media bias.

56) William J. (Bill) Luti————- Special Assistant to the President for Defense Policy and Strategy, National Security Council
Illuminati Responsible for the disinformation on Hussein’s alleged weapons of mass destruction. He ran the Defense Department抯 office for Near East South Asia (NESA), a policy arm of the Pentagon which spawned the famous Office of Special Plans (OSP). The OSP was in turn responsible for developing propaganda to justify the invasion of Iraq.
Articles on Luti:
The new Pentagon papers By Karen Kwiatkowski March 10, 2004
Soldier for the Truth Exposing Bush’s talking-points war by Marc Cooper

57) Eric S. Edelman————- Under Secretary of Defense and Policy Advisor and number 3 man at the Pentagon.
Took Douglas Feith’s position as the number 3 man at the pentagon. He is responsible for overseeing the bogus intelligence to justify the invasion of Iran.
Siebel Edmonds named him as one of the traitors she uncovered while working for the FBI
Articles on Edelman:
Sibel speaks PDF January 06, 2008 Siebel Named Traitors
Cheney’s Man Slated to Replace Feith PDF by Tom Barry and Tanya I. Garcia August 11, 2005

58) Stephen David Bryen ————-

In 1979 Bryen was investigated for espionage. He had been overheard in the Madison Hotel Coffee Shop, offering classified documents to an official of the Israeli Embassy in the presence of the director of AIPAC, the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee. It was later determined that the Embassy official was Zvi Rafiah, the Mossad station chief in Washington. Bryen refused to be poly-graphed by the FBI on the purpose and details of the meeting; whereas the person who’d witnessed it agreed to be poly-graphed and passed the test. The investigation was squashed by Philip Heymann. Bryen was asked to resign from his Foreign Relations Committee post shortly before the investigation was concluded in late 1979. For the following year and a half, he served as Executive Director of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA), and provided consulting services to AIPAC.
In April, 1981, the FBI received an application by the Defense Department for a Top Secret security clearance for Dr. Bryen. Richard Perle, who had just been nominated as Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, was proposing Bryen as his Deputy Assistant Secretary! Within six months, with Perle pushing hard, Bryen received both Top Secret-SCI (sensitive compartmented information) and Top Secret “NATO/COSMIC” clearances.
In 1988, while serving as the Director (and founder) of DTSA (Defense Technology Security Administration) in the DOD office, Bryen was involved attempting to export sensitive military technology to Israel. In late1988, Bryen resigned from his DOD post, and for a period worked in the private sector with a variety of defense technology consulting firms.
Articles on Bryen:
Neocon Espionage: Stephen Bryen PDF
Right Web Profile on Bryen PDF
Serving Two Flags Neo-Cons, Israel and the Bush Administration By STEPHEN GREEN

59) Gary Schmitt————-Director of PNAC, Project of the New American Century
Articles on Schmitt:
PNACers Calling for Bullet-Stopper Conscription? January 29, 2005

60) Lewis Eisenberg————-
Eisenberg, the former chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, personally arranged the privatization of the World Trade Center property in 2001 and supervised the negotiations that delivered the 99-year lease to Silverstein only six weeks before the attack. Eisenberg was later appointed finance chairman of the Republican National Committee. Eisenberg was also a former leader of the United Jewish Appeal (UJA). The UJA is the largest Zionist organization dedicated to raising money and support for Israel. Other individuals closely involved in 9-11, such as Larry Silverstein and Samuel H. Miller have also held leadership positions in the UJA.
Articles on Eisenberg:
Involvement Of Republican Jewish Coalition & Israel In 911 PDF By Leland Lehrman leland.lehrman@gmail.com 9-3-6
The Hollywood Fantasy of Flight 93 PDF By: Christopher Bollyn 12 May 2006

61) David Kay————-Leader of the 1200 man team hunting for WMD in Iraq
Until last October he was VP for the CIA/DOD megacontractor , SAIC. SAIC is making a small killing rebuilding the “New Iraq”. Prior to that, according to a late June Worldnet.com column by Gordon Prather, a physicist who was the army’s chief scientist during the Reagan years, Kay was fired from his position as deputy director of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Iraq Action Team in the early 1990s because of his contacts with the U.S. intelligence community.
Articles on Kay:
Survey Group head’s link to arms industry By Glen Rangwala 05 October 2003
David Kay’s September surprise
WhatReallyHappened.com expose on David Kay

62) Thomas Donnelly————-Deputy Executive Director of PNAC, Project of the New American Century
Lead author of Neocons’ master plan, “Rebuilding America’s Defenses,” published in August 2000 by (PNAC). Donnelly is a former top official of Lockheed Martin. As Donnelly wrote for the Strausscon 搕hink tank� AEI, 搕he strategic imperative of patrolling the perimeter of the Pax Americana is transforming the U.S. military, and those few other forces capable and willing of standing alongside, into the cavalry of a global, liberal international order. Like the cavalry of the Old West, their job is one part warrior and one part policeman梑oth of which are entirely within the tradition of the American military.�
Articles on Donnelly:
Secret 2001 Pentagon Plan to Attack Lebanon PDF Bush’s Plan for “Serial War” revealed by General Wesley Clark by A Concerned Citizen July 23, 2006
PNACers Calling for Bullet-Stopper Conscription? January 29, 2005
Traffic jam on the road to ‘Pax Americana’

63) Robert Kagan————-Co-founder of PNAC, Project of the New American Century
Kagan is one of the top dog Strausscons, co-founder of PNAC, and buddy of William Kristol. In the preface to Present Dangers: Crisis and Opportunity in America抯 Foreign and Defense Policy, edited with Kristol, Kagan quotes Elliott Abrams, another rabid Strausscon, who 揹escribes the faulty logic that has driven American policy toward the Middle East for more than a decade, warning that the security of Israel, Turkey, and American friends in the Arab world may be jeopardized unless the United States shifts its focus toward strengthening friends and consolidating American influence in the region.�
Articles on Kagan:
PNACers Calling for Bullet-Stopper Conscription? January 29, 2005

64) Michael Rubin————-member of the “Office of Special Plans” (OSP) that manufactured intelligence to justify the invasion of Iraq. A specialist on Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan, Rubin is a fellow at yet another think tank, the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He assists Mr Perle and Mr Wurmser at AEI. Mr Rubin also belongs to the Middle East Forum.
Articles on Rubin:
The new Pentagon papers By Karen Kwiatkowski March 10, 2004

65) Chris Straub ————-member of the “Office of Special Plans” (OSP) that manufactured intelligence to justify the invasion of Iraq. Straub is a retired Army officer who had been a Republican staffer for the Senate Intelligence Committee, prior to his assignment to the OSP.
Articles on Straub:
The new Pentagon papers By Karen Kwiatkowski March 10, 2004

66) Colin Powell————-”General My Lai”
Illuminati Former Secretary of State, ex-chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, of Jamaican origin, he has one Jewish ancestor on his father’s side. He grew up in a heavily Jewish-populated neighborhood in New York, and speaks Yiddish. The first day of being picked (12/16/2000) he said he wanted to toughen sanctions on Iraq, and will work to “re-energize the sanctions regime,” even though he knows the embargo has killed at least 1/2 million Iraqi civilians. He did some consulting work for the Carlyle Group prior to being Secretary of State. Frank Carlucci was his mentor.
Articles on Powell:
POWELL BLAMED FOR ‘MISTAKE’ IN MY LAI MASSACRE
A Political and Military Biography of Colin Powell

67) Charles Krauthammer————-columnist for the CIA-conduit Washington Post
Articles on Krauthammer:
Krauthammer, you ignorant slut � PDF Posted by Joshua Holland May 27, 2006
Iraq: A War For Israel? By Mark Weber
Soldier for the Truth Exposing Bush’s talking-points war by Marc Cooper

68) Richard Haass————-Director of Policy Planning at the State Department and Ambassador at large.
Illuminati He is also Director of National Security Programs and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He was one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the first Bush (Sr) Administration who sat on the National Security Council, and who consistently advocates going to war against Iraq. Haass is also a member of the Defense Department’s National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.

69) Harold Rhode ——”Pentagon Advisor”
A specialist on Islam who speaks Hebrew, Arabic, Turkish, and Farsi. Rhode is a veteran of the Office of Special Plans (OSP) set up by DoD Undersecretary for Policy Douglas Feith, which played such a key role in legitimizing Ahmed Chalabi’s lies about Iraq’s alleged WMD. On December 21, 2001 Rhode met in Rome with Michael Ledeen, Larry Franklin, an Iranian exile named Manucher Ghorbanifar PDF and others to fabricate intelligence to justify the invasion of Iraq and Iran. According to Jason Vest’s September 2, 2002, article “The Men From JINSA and CSP,” PDF Harold Rhode and Andrew Marshall, from the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment, “actively tinker with ways to re-engineer both the Iranian and Saudi Arabian governments.”
Articles on Rhode:
Diagram of Phony Intelligence Source: http://www.threetwoone.org
The Cabal, Outed PDF by Justin Raimondo June 28, 2006
Three Days in Rome? PDF By Laura Rozen, MotherJones July/August 2006 Issue
Another person whose name certainly deserves to be better known is Pentagon official Harold Rhode PDF Sept, 2003

70) Elliot Cohen————-”Counselor” for Condoleeza “Don’t Fly Willie” Rice

Harvard doctorate in government who taught at Harvard and at the Naval War College. Now directs strategic studies at Johns Hopkins and is the author of several books on military strategy. Was on the Defense Department’s policy planning staff in the first Bush administration and is now on Donald Rumsfeld’s Defense Policy Board. Coined the term “World War Four”.
Articles on Cohen:
Condi Picks Neocon Cohen to Make Her Decisions PDF March 02nd 2007
PNACers Calling for Bullet-Stopper Conscription? January 29, 2005

71) Dr. Barry Rubin ——Middle East Review of International Affairs. His journal provided the “intelligence” information that was used in the dodgy Iraq dossier, and given to Colin Powell to present to the U.N. as justification for the war on Iraq. Funded by the Bradley Foundation.
Articles on Rubin:
Behind the Iraq Dossier Hoax: Intelligence Was Cooked in Israel by Jeffrey Steinberg

72) Max Boot ——a scholar at the Council on Foreign Relations and former editor for The Wall Street Journal, occupies the extremist end of the neoconservative ideological spectrum,” writes Right Web. He is also connected to the Project for the New American Century (PNAC).
Articles on Boot:
PNACers Calling for Bullet-Stopper Conscription? January 29, 2005

73) Keith Payne————-He is the Pentagon’s civilian liaison with the nuclear-war planning staff at the Strategic Command in Omaha, Neb.
Articles on Payne:
Rumsfeld’s Dr. Strangelove – Keith Payne says 7,000 warheads aren’t enough. By Fred Kaplan

74) Daniel Pipes ——Middle East Quarterly.The hyper-shrill propaganda journal of Daniel Pipes, funded by the Bradley Foundation. Also director of the Middle East Forum. http://www.DanielPipes.org
Articles on Pipes:
Cartoon editor Fleming Rose and the tentacles of PNAC PDF Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Visit by pro-Israeli prof causes uproar at UofT By CAROLINE ALPHONSO Tuesday, March 29, 2005
Campus Thought Police Campus-Watch is essentially forming a paramilitary thought police, a private TIPS program for pro-Israeli advocates.
Israeli Professor: Shoot Arabs in the Head
Pipes Favors Concentration Camps For US Muslims By Juan Cole 1-2-5

75) Abraham H. (‘Abe’) Foxman ————-Executive Director of the Anti-Defamation League
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), is considered by many in the know to be nothing more than a domestic branch of Israel抯 intelligence service Mossad. When speaiking to an unnamed Fox News executive about the Carl Cameron ISRAELI SPY RING story, he reportedly said, “What are you doing putting this stuff out there? You’re killing us!”
Articles on Foxman:
Exchange Between Bill Moyers and Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League PDF by Bill Moyers Journal January 16, 2009
Zionist Groups Killed News Stories About Mossad & 911 PDF 01.04.2007
What others say about Abraham H. (‘Abe’) Foxman

76) Alan Dershowitz————-Harvard Law School professor
Articles on Dershowitz:
FINKELSTEIN DENIED TENURE AT DEPAUL: FINKELSTEIN CONFIRMS PDF April 9, 2007
Dershowitz plagiarism story PDF September 25, 2004

77) Josh Muravchik————-Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI)
PROFILE PDF Signatory of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC). On the board of advisers of the
Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs
Articles on Murachik:
Target Iran: US able to strike in the spring PDF Ewen MacAskill in Washington February 10, 2007

78) Michael Joyce————-The former president of the Bradley Foundation, one of the largest and most influential right-wing organizations in America. It set up the PNAC led by William Kristol. Kristol’s Weekly Standard is viewed in Washington as the in-house paper for Team Bush. The Standard is bankrolled by Rupert Murdoch. Joyce once said that Bush’s key people such as Cheney, Rumsfeld and Wolfowitz “were clearly influenced by Bradley Foundation thinking”.
There are rumours that Joyce’s “best buddy” William Bennett, Reagan’s education secretary and Bush Snr’s drug czar, will have some involvement with Iraq’s post-war education system.
Joyce has phoned Bennett with the words: “This is coach Joyce and this is what I want you to do.” Neil Bush, Dubya’s brother, has also been spoken of in connection with rebuilding the education system in Iraqi.
Joyce is a self-styled moral guardian of American family values who, along with James Woolsey, is an adviser to Americans for Victory over Terrorism, a group that wants to stifle criticism of American military muscle. (1)

79) Irving Moskowitz————-the California bingo magnate
A donor to both CSP and JINSA (as well as a JINSA director), Moskowitz not only sends millions of dollars a year to far-right Israeli settler groups like Ateret Cohanim but he has also funded the construction of settlements, having bought land for development in key Arab areas around Jerusalem. Moskowitz ponied up the money that enabled the 1996 reopening of a tunnel under the Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif, which resulted in seventy deaths due to rioting.
Articles on Moskowitz:
The Men From JINSA and CSP PDF by Jason Vest

80) Adm. David Jeremiah (ret,)————-President and partner of Technology Strategies & Alliances Corporation which can be described as a “strategic advisory firm and investment banking firm engaged primarily in the aerospace, defense, telecommunications and electronics industries”. A member of JINSA’s advisory board, Jeremiah also sits on the boards of Northrop Grumman’s Litton subsidiary and of defense giant Alliant Techsystems, which–in partnership with Israel’s TAAS–does a brisk business in rubber bullets. And he has a seat on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board, chaired by Perle.
Articles on Jeremiah:
The Men From JINSA and CSP PDF by Jason Vest

81) Michael Mobbs————-Pentagon lawyer and overall civilian coordinator who will be in charge of 11 of the ministries.
Mobbs wants US citizens imprisoned indefinitely without charge for terrorist offences. A notorious hawk and close friend of Richard Perle, Mobbs also worked for Douglas Feith’s law firm.
Currently a Pentagon consultant, he created the legal framework for the indefinite detention of al-Qaeda suspects at Camp X-Ray in Guantanamo Bay, which was built by Bechtel (see The businesses) for $16m (£10m). Also a former member of the US arms control agency under former president Ronald Reagan. (1)

82) William Eagleton————-
Like George Shultz, a contemporary of George Bush Snr. and revered by the right as one the grand old men of republican foreign policy.
The pair went to Yale together and both served in the Far East during the second world war. A career diplomat, Eagleton was based in Iraq between 1980-1984 as Chief of US Interests Section in Baghdad.
His tenure there came at a time when Iraqi use of chemical weapons against Iran was being studiously ignored by Washington. He is tipped to be the “Mayor of Kirkuk”, the oil-rich city in northern Iraq, or Kurdistan. (1)

83) Andrew Natsios————-The head of USAid,
United States Agency for International Development, Natsios is the man who hands out the post-war reconstruction contracts. Only US companies can bid for these lucrative deals.
One of the most controversial episodes of his career saw him, as CEO of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, oversee the Big Dig construction project, a three-mile underground highway in Boston, undertaken by Bechtel. The budget spiraled out of control costing up to $10bn (£6.3bn) more than it should have, with the largest budget rises under Natsios’s tenure.
A former Massachusetts House of Representatives congressman, he is the author of a book called US Foreign Policy And The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse and a retired lieutenant colonel from the first Gulf war. He was also the chairman of the Massachusetts Republican Party for most of the 1980s.
Natsios will be assisted by Michael Marx, the head of USAid Disaster Assistance Response Team (Dart) and a former US army officer. Marx previously headed the Dart team after the conflict in Afghanistan.
Lewis Lucke, another USAid senior staffer, will oversee the Iraqi reconstruction process. He headed the USAid mission team in Haiti alongside Timothy Carney, one of the former US ambassadors who is now involved in administering Free Iraq. Attempts at establishing democracy in Haiti have so far failed, with elections collapsing amid allegations of electoral manipulation and fraud.

84) Ari Fleischer————-Former Official White House Spokesman for the Bush (Jr) Administration. Prominent in the Jewish community, some reports state that he holds Israeli citizenship. Fleischer is closely connected to the extremist Jewish group called the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidics, who follow the Kabala, and hold very extremist and insulting views of non-Jews. Fleischer was the co-president of Chabad’s Capitol Jewish Forum. He received the Young Leadership Award from the American Friends of Lubavitch in October, 2001.
Articles on Fleischer:
Involvement Of Republican Jewish Coalition & Israel In 911 PDF By Leland Lehrman leland.lehrman@gmail.com 9-3-6

85) Robert Reilly————-
Former director of Voice of America, the pro-US radio service, Reilly has been entrusted with overhauling Iraqi radio, television and newspapers. The Bush administration has already given Reilly the green light to operate Radio Free Iraq. This will involve using transmitters that have been sent to the Middle East for the military’s psychological operations. Reilly is closely involved with an American administration plan to establish a media network in the Middle East. A $62m (£40m) satellite TV station is scheduled to begin at the end of the year. He is a very close friend and business partner of Ahmed Chalabi.

86) Kenneth Adelman————-One of many Pentagon Advisors, Adelman also sits on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle, and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor, who supports going to war against Iraq. Adelman frequently is a guest on Fox News, and often expresses extremist and often ridiculous anti-Arab and anti-Muslim views. Through his hatred or stupidity, he actually called Arabs “anti-Semitic” on Fox News (11/28/2001), when he could have looked it up in the dictionary to find out that Arabs by definition are Semites.

87) Marc Grossman————-United States Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2001-2005) Met with Pakistan’s notorious intelligence head, General Mahmoud Ahmed, just before September 11, 2001. He was Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the Department of State. Grossman is one of many of the pro-Israel Jewish officials from the Clinton Administration that Bush has promoted to higher posts.
Siebel Edmonds named him as one of the traitors she uncovered while working for the FBI
Articles on Grossman:
Sibel speaks PDF January 06, 2008 Siebel Named Traitors

88)Edward Luttwak————-Member of the National Security Study Group of the Department of Defense at the Pentagon. Luttwak is reportedly an Israeli citizen and has taught in Israel. He frequently writes for Israeli and pro-Israeli newspapers and journals. Luttwak is an Israeli extremist whose main theme in many of his articles is the necessity of the U.S. waging war against Iraq.

89) James R. Schlesinger————-Former Director of the CIA. One of many Pentagon Advisors, Schlesinger also sits on the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board under Perle and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor, who supports going to war against Iraq. Schlesinger is also a commissioner of the Defense Department’s National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.

90) Steve Goldsmith————-Senior Advisor to the President, and Bush’s Jewish domestic policy advisor. He also serves as liaison in the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (White House OFBCI) within the Executive Office of the President. He was the former mayor of Indianapolis. He is also friends with Israeli Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert and often visits Israel to coach mayors on privatization initiatives.

91) Daniel Saul Goldin————-Head of NASA, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A leftover from the Clinton Administration, Goldin is frequently praised by the Israeli media as a friend of Israel.

92) Adam Goldman————-White House’s Special Liaison to the Jewish Community.

93) Joseph Gildenhorn—–Bush Campaign’s Special Liaison to the Jewish Community. He was the DC finance chairman for the Bush campaign, as well as campaign coordinator, and former ambassador to Switzerland.

94) Christopher Gersten————-Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families at HHS. Gersten was the former Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Husband of Labor Secretary, Linda Chavez, and reportedly very pro-Israel. Their children are being raised Jewish.

95) Mark Weinberger————-Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy.

96) Samuel Bodman————-Deputy Secretary of Commerce. He was the Chairman and CEO of Cabot Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts.

97) Bonnie Cohen————-Under Secretary of State for Management.

98) Ruth Davis————-Director of Foreign Service Institute, who reports to the Office of Under Secretary for Management. This Office is responsible for training all Department of State staff (including ambassadors).

99) Lincoln Bloomfield————-Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs.

100) Jay Lefkowitz————-General Counsel of the Office of Budget and Management.

101) Ken Melman————-Former White House Political Director.

102) Daniel Abraham ————-American Businessman
Friend of Ehud Olmert. Involved with Olmert in the tender for the privatization of Bank Leumi.
Articles on Abraham:
Olmert’s 911 Mafia PDF By Barry Chamish 1-10-7

103) Brad Blakeman————-Former White House Director of Scheduling.


ENGLAND

A-1) Gordon “NWO” Brown ——Prime Minister of England
Articles on Brown:
Revealed: British Premier Gordon Brown Is A Pedophile PDF By Michael James in Germany 2-28-10
揝alt of the earth� send aid convoy to Gaza while Brown sends the Royal Navy to help lawless Israel PDF By Stuart Littlewood 18 February 2009
Zionist at the heart of the British government PDF By Redress 18 July 2007 – Gordon Brown appoints Israel apologists to oversee British media
Britain’s prime minister becomes patron of Zionist agency PDF By Redress 28 July 2007

A-2) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair ——”Phony Tony”
Former Prime Minister of England
Articles on Phony Tony:

Blair wins million-dollar Israeli prize PDF By: CANUKISTAN_VIEW on: 18.02.2009
KEBAB PHILOSOPHY~~ TONY OF ARABIA PDF June 28, 2007
War Crimes: Bush, Blair, Howard attacked at summit PDF Global Research, February 5, 2007 Reuters
The trial of Saddam Hussein and the coming trials of George W. Bush and Anthony Charles Lynton Blair PDF Richard Marsden Nov. 6, 2006
A very neo-con Counter-Coup by Blair, Bush, and Murdoch PDF WMR Aug. 14, 2006A-3) Peter Mandelson ——U.K. special envoy to the Middle East

A-4) Lord Levy ——”moneybags”
Labour Party fund-raiser, who is said to own the Labour party.

A-5) Jack Straw ——Former British Foreign Secretary
UK Admits Israel Has Nuclear Weapons PDF LONDON, Nov. 20, 2006

A-6) Douglas Alexander ——E-Commerce Minister
Involved in election rigging. Tested electronic voting machines in Bristol, England that were used in the United States 2000 presidential fraudulent election.
Articles on Alexander:
Conspiracy to commit Election Fraud: A whistleblower’s story Wednesday, May 03, 2006 with link to audio: Streaming MP3 (Local MP3)

A-7) “Lord” Bessam ——Secretary for Immigration

A-8) Barbara Roche ——Under-Secretary for Immigration

A-9) “Lord” Irvine ——Attorney General

A-10) “Lord” Wolf ——Lord Chief Justice

A-11) Stephen Lander ——Head of MI5

A-12) “Lord” Millet ——Chief of Appeal, &c. ad nauseam


AUSTRALIA

B-1) John “Mr Lies” Howard ——Former Prime Minister of Australia
Responsible for bringing Australia into a war fought for Zionist causes. Has allowed U.S. troops to set up bases in Australia that are used for chemtrail spraying throughout Australia, Echelon eavesdropping and using live depleted uranium radioactive rounds for bombing practice in such environmentally sensitive areas such as Shoalwater Bay and Lancalin. Mr. Lies pushed through the workplace reforms act that strips workers of their rights. He enacted the national id card by stealth after the parliament voted against it. Has been elected with the help of election fraud. Instead of government subsidies for companies that provide alternative energy technology, he has spearheaded efforts to bring nuclear reactors to Australia. He appears to be doing everything he can to allow America’s nuclear waste (that is the waste that hasn’t been made into bombs) to be shipped to Australia for dumping. Howard presided over Australia’s shame, David Hicks held in solitary confinement for over 5 years at Guantanamo Bay. He favors legislation that would hold Australian citizens who are deemed to be “terrorist suspects” to be held in detention indefinately.
Articles on Howard:
Port Arthur Massacre PDF April 28,1996
Australia pushes further Web censorship PDF By Jo Best, ZDNet Australia Sep 21, 2007
Australia: the new 51st state PDF By John Pilger 02/01/07
‘Gutless’ Howard gags debate PDF February 14, 2007
Obama to Howard – ‘Put up or Shut up’ PDF qrswave on 2007-02-12
War Crimes: Bush, Blair, Howard attacked at summit PDF Global Research, February 5, 2007 Reuters
AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER JOHN HOWARD AND FOREIGN MINISTER ALEXANDER DOWNER CAUGHT IN LIE ABOUT EARLY IRAQ WAR INVOLVEMENT PDF November 25, 2006
AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER JOHN HOWARD LIES AGAIN TO THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE PDF September 27, 2006
Australian citizens left to face Israeli bombardment PDF By Mike Head 21 July 2006
PM to receive B’nai B’rith’s top honour PDF Gedaliah Afterman MAY 8, 2006
Medicare smart card branded ‘ID card by stealth’ PDF March 27, 2006
Australia To Impose ‘Draconian’ Anti-Terror Laws PDF 9-27-5
New terror laws : No to Howard’s police state PDF
Terrorist Gas Attack on Australian Airport Copyright Joe Vialls, 3 March 2005
Australia: former leading intelligence official exposes government lies By Terry Cook 25 February 2005
End the lies: Howard must go! Doug Lorimer
Howard censured over push for war with Iraq October 8, 2003

B-2) Alexander Downer ——Former Foreign Minister of Australia
Articles on Downer:
Aust could become US nuclear waste dump: expert PDF By David Mark Jul 20, 2007
Israel admits it may have hit ambulance PDF Mark Dodd December 27, 2006
AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER JOHN HOWARD AND FOREIGN MINISTER ALEXANDER DOWNER CAUGHT IN LIE ABOUT EARLY IRAQ WAR INVOLVEMENT PDF November 25, 2006
Downer silent on expelled Israeli By Mark Forbes
Australian Jews left feuding after Ashrawi gets an award By Henry Benjamin

B-4) Frank Lowy ——Australian Businessman
Involved with 9-11 and Ehud Olmert. Lowy owned the 99-year lease for the 425,000 square foot retail portion of the destroyed World Trade Center Westfield. Involved with Olmert in the scandal over the privatization of Bank Leumi.
Articles on Lowy:
Olmert’s 911 Mafia PDF By Barry Chamish 1-10-7


CANADA

C-1) Canadian PM Stephen Harper
Articles on Harper:
Steven Harper and the Bilderbergers Secret Meeting PDF by Harper Fan Friday, Jun. 06, 2003
Canadian PM Stephen Harper Grovels To B’nai Brith PDF

C-2) Irwin Cottler ——Minister of ‘Justice’
Former head of the Canadian Jewish Congress, Montreal area. He is responsible for the prosecution of Ernst Z黱del for “thought crimes”.
Articles on Cottler:
Letter from political prisoner Ernst Z黱del


FRANCE

F-1) Nicolas Sarkozy

According to the French newspaper Le Figaro, Sarkozy was/is Israel’s fourth highest-ranking Mossad spy. Sarko is a Hungarian Jew whose family originally supported Nazis in Hungary, and ran like hell when Genaral Zhukov’s First Ukrainian Front approached from both East and South. They escaped by minutes.

Articles on Sarkozy:
Nicolas Sarkozy warned by German Chancellor not to unveil £150m ‘bling’ presidential jet PDF By Allan Hall 28th October 2010
Sarkozy Rushes To Chad To Save Israeli Organ Thieves PDF Judicial-Inc.biz
Sarkozy Secret Plan For Mandatory A-H1N1 Vax PDF By F. William Engdahl GlobalResearch.ca 6-4-9
BOMBSHELL! French Police investigate Sarkozy’s background as Mossad agent PDF 10-22-2008
SARKO扴 態IG SISTER� TURNS FRANCE INTO ZIONIST POLICE STATE PDF By Brother Nathanael Kapner, 2008 Real Jew News
Mr Sarkozy and the CIA. Based on Thierry Meyssan’s “Operation Sarkozy” PDF By Robert Thompson Jul 18, 2008
IS SARKOZY A ROTHSCHILD PUPPET? By Brother Nathanael Kapner June 17, 2008 Real Jew News
FRANCE & ITS NEW ZIONIST TYRANNY PDF by Brother Nathanael Kapner June 28, 2008 Real Jew News
French Radio pulls plug on Faurisson interview PDF By: atheo on: 20.04.2008
BOMBSHELL! French Police investigate Sarkozy’s background as Mossad agent PDF Cherifa Sirry’s blog 2007-10-22
Was Sarkozy a Mossad Agent PDF By: Iran Daily on: 18.10.2007
The Jews Leading France Show Their Hand PDF by Feenyite1 02 August 2007
France: Sarkozy Salutes Satan During Inaugauration – Same Gesture As Bush PDF By: stopwar on: 16.05.2007
Nicolas Sarkozy, new President of France: Past and Future PDF By Raanan Eliaz 06/May/2007
France Is Gone – Europe Is Now Zionism’s Slave PDF From Dick Eastman 5-7-7


GERMANY

D-1) Angela Merkel ——German Chancellor
Articles on Merkel:
Germans Enraged By Merkel’s Grovelling PDF By Michael James in Germany 2008-03-20
Bush, Merkel pledge backing for Israel, denounce Iran and Hamas PDF 05/05/2006


The Mega Group

Mega Group According to the Journal account, the Mega Group was founded in 1991 by Wexler and Charles Bronfman, to add greater clout to the Israeli lobby, by establishing an informal, but all-powerful policymaking group, able to deploy billions of dollars in “charitable” funds for the maximum effect on U.S. policy toward Israel, the Mideast, and other issues of paramount importance to the Jewish megabillionaires. The Mega Group convenes twice a year, for two-day sessions, where, behind closed doors, the members make life-and-death decisions, affecting U.S. policy.

Members: Edgar Bronfman, the chairman of the World Jewish Congress; Charles Bronfman, Edgar’s brother and a top executive of the family’s flagship Seagrams Corp; Leslie Wexler of Limited, Inc.; Charles Schusterman, chairman of Samson Investment Co. of Tulsa, Oklahoma; Harvey “Bud” Meyerhoff, a fabulously wealthy and powerful Baltimore real estate magnate; Laurence Tisch, chairman of Loews Corp.; Max Fisher, the Detroit oil magnate and Republican Party powerhouse; bagel magnate Max Lender; and Leonard Abramson, the founder of U.S. Healthcare.


ZIONIST MEDIA MOGULS

Canada

* Israel Asper ——owns CanWest Global Communications Corporation – Asper alone owns over 60% of Canada’s newspapers and other media outlets, including 14 metropolitan dailies and 128 local newspapers across that country

U.K.

* Greg Dyke ——Director General of the BBC (UK) – Broadcasts into the vast majority of homes in the UK. Kosher TV.

* Alan Yentob ——Director of Drama, Entertainment and Children’s Programmes BBC television (UK) He is a close personal friend of Michael Green who owns Carlton plc and of Michael Grade, Chairman of Pinewood-Shepperton Limited. They holidayed together in the Caribbean and, together with Charles Saatchi, are referred to by insiders as the “St. John’s Wood Mafia”. Kosher TV.

* Michael Green ——founder and Chairman of Carlton Communications plc (UK) It owns over 40 per cent of the ITV network, which is by far the UK’s largest commercial broadcaster, and thereby presently broadcasts to 26 million people in the United Kingdom. Its ITV channels are: Central, London, West Country and HTV Wales and HTV West. Its Carlton Channels division also includes 50% of London News Network, 25% of GMTV and 20% of ITN. Carlton and Granada jointly own the London News Network.
Green is also Director of ITN, which provides the news for the ITV network, of GMTV Limited and of Thomson multimedia in France. He is also Chairman of the Media Trust. Kosher TV.

* Steve Morrison ——Chief Executive of Granada plc (UK), which partially controls ITV – The company owns seven of the ITV stations: Anglia, Border, Granada, London Weekend, Meridian, Tyne Tees and Yorkshire. It broadcasts to 60% of Britain’s homes. Its other ITV investments are ITN (20%), GMTV (25%), London News Network (50%), and the Scottish Media Group (18.1%), which controls Grampian, and Scottish. Carlton and Granada jointly own the London News Network. Kosher TV.

* Graham Creelman ——Managing Director of Anglia Television (UK) – provides daytime television to the ITV network, service region is the whole of Britain, every day. Kosher TV.

* Rupert Murdoch —— BSkyB (UK) a part of the global media empire, News Corporation – broadcasts to over 10 million subscribers and their families every day. The satellite broadcasting arm of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation, Sky Global Networks, includes the lion’s share of British Sky Broadcasting. British Sky Broadcasting is Britain’s leading pay-TV provider and one of the world’s top 250 companies. Kosher TV. See more info on Rupert Murdoch under the U.S. section below.

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation owns News International, which owns the Sun, the Times, the Sunday Times and News of the World, all of which have a national circulation. Altogether, News International distributes over 50 million newspapers a week in Britain. Kosher News.

* Michael Grade ——Pinewood-Shepperton Limited (UK) – controls the two main production studios in Britain, and the largest in Europe. Grade is the nephew of Lew Grade, also a film producer and one of the founders of the ITV network. Michael Grade was formerly Controller of BBC 1 in 1984, Director of BBC Programmes in 1986, and as Chief Executive of Channel 4 from 1988 to 1997, he was dubbed “pornographer-in-chief” by the Daily Mail. He is now Executive Chairman of Pinewood and Shepperton Studios, Executive Chairman of Pinewood-Shepperton Limited, Chairman of Hemscott plc, Chairman of the Octopus Publishing Group and in October 2001 was made Chairman of Camelot. Grade purchased Pinewood Studios from the Rank Group plc for £62 million in February 2000 A. D. He was backed by the investment trust “3i”, paying £55.5 million in cash and £6.5 million in a loan note, repayable in 2007. In February 2001 he paid £35 million for the rival Shepperton Studios, again backed by “3i”, and while the studios continue to operate under their old names, they are now merged into a single company as Pinewood-Shepperton, valued at over $144 million. Kosher TV.

* Richard Desmond ——Northern and Shell (UK) purchased Express Newpapers in November 2000. Desmond is a “Porno King” who made his personal fortune of £150 million selling pornography, which shows the sort of filth who are allowed to control the media in Britain. He also owns the porno magazines “Big Ones” and “Asian Babes”, as well as the porno satellite stations “Television X” and “The Fantasy Channel” and perverted “sex” sites on the internet. Such filth are quite big celebrities in Zionist Occupied Britain: Desmond has been to tea with the Queen, and the Duke of Edinburgh officially opened the Docklands HQ of his porno company. He donated £100,000 to Blair’s Jewish-controlled Labour in return for them not opposing his acquisition of Express Newspapers, which is small fry compared to the £30 million “raised” for Jew Labour by “Lord” Levi “moneybags”, as he is known, who effectively owns the Party. Blair phoned Desmond to invite him over to tea at Downing St. the day the sale went through. Kosher News. Desmond used his Express Group to undermine the British National Party’s election campaign in the recent Local Elections by running anti-BNP articles.

Express Newspapers owns the Daily Express, the Sunday Express and the Daily Star, all of which have a national circulation. The Daily express had an average daily circulation of 927,785 in the six months to April 2002, being Britain’s second-leading mid-market paper, after the Daily Mail. The Sunday Express had an average circulation of 842, 003 in the same period, and the Daily Star 828, 823. All together Express Newspapers distributes an average 13 million newspapers in Britain perweek.

* Conrad Black ——Chief Executive Officer of Hollinger International which in turn owns Telegraph Group Limited. Conrad Black is Shabbat Goy, a raving Zionist, as well as “still the third biggest newspaper magnate in the world” according to the Media Guardian. Black referred to the Palestinians in his Jerusalem Post in 1993 as “vile and primitive”, while Mrs. Black, who is Barbara Amiel, likened them to “animals” in the November 7, 2000 edition of their Telegraph. Conrad Black explained that, “If editors disagree with us they should disagree with us when they’re no longer in our employ. The buck stops with ownership. I am responsible for meeting the payroll; therefore I will ultimately determine what the papers say and how they’re going to be run.” In an article that Black wrote in the Spectator he wrote, ” Even so, although the pretence that critics of Israel are anti-Semites is a transparent fraud, it has proved an enormously successful blackmailing tool.”

The Telegraph Group owns the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, the Weekly Telegraph, the Spectator magazine as well as other, lesser media interests, including the Saturday Telegraph, all of which named newspapers have a national circulation. Altogether, the Telegraph Group distributes about 7 million papers a week. Hollinger has dozens of papers in the US. The Chicago Sun Times and the Telegraph newspapers are its main assets. It also owns the Jerusalem Post, the Jerusalem Report, Shaar Lamatchil (Israel), This Week in Israel, the Student Post (Israel), and the “Christian Jerusalem Post”. Kosher News.
Articles on Black:
Richard “Prince of Darkness” Perle Has Friends in Low Places PDF By: Rubber on: 19.11.2005
Media tycoon Conrad Black resigns
Bullied into silence on Israel: There is no freedom of speech for Conrad Black’s commentators By William Dalrymple, The Guardian, (London), Friday 16 March 2002

* Guy Zitter ——Managing Director of the Daily Mail which is owned by Associated Newspapers. The company claims an actual daily readership of 5 million during the week and 6 million on Saturdays. It has a weekly circulation of around 15 million and is Britain’s leading mid-market paper. Kosher News.

* Herbert Allen Jr. ——Investment banker. He hosts an annual meeting with the Media elite each year. This year, 2003, the key note speaker was none other than CIA Director George Tenet.

U.S.

Updated: Who Rules America? Report; Posted on: 2004-11-20

* Rupert Murdoch —— News Corporation

- son of Elizabeth Green who was the daughter of a wealthy Jewish family. His rise in the media business has been due to the financial support of Oppenheimer, Bronfman, Armand Hammer and the Rothschild empire (household Illuminati names).
Articles on Murdock:
A very neo-con Counter-Coup by Blair, Bush, and Murdoch PDF WMR Aug. 14, 2006
Murdoch’s Extended Reach by Jeffrey Chester

* Gerald Levin ——Chief Executive Officer of AOL-Time Warner, the leading media conglomerate in the world with sales of £18 billion in the first two quarters of 2001, and 133 million subscribers. AOL allocates 30% of its investment portfolio in Israel.
Articles on AOL-Time Warner:
Super fund sues AOL for $380m Sunday 20 July 2003

* Ted Leonsis ——CEO of AOL studios (a business unit of AOL). In 1998, Leonsis received the Jubilee Award by the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. This is the highest tribute ever awarded by the “State of Israel” in recognition of those individuals and organizations, that through their investments and trade relationships, have done the most to strengthen the Israeli economy.

* Michael Eisner ——Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Disney, another world leading media conglomerate, with a turnover of $25 billion

* Mel Karmazin ——President of CBS
The son of a New York cabdriver, he was a fast-talking ad salesman who built his own radio network, Infinity Broadcasting, best known as the home of shock-jocks Howard Stern and Don Imus. CBS bought Infinity 1996. Two years later Karmazin took over CBS. When a reporter asked CBS president Mel Karmazin why he wanted the CBS-Viacom merger, his reply was: “This is the deal I’ve wanted to make, I think, from the time I was bar-mitzvahed.”
Articles on Karmazin:
CBS-Viacom merger redefines Jewish role in media

* Sumner Rothstein (“Redstone”) ——Chairman and Chief Executive of Viacom, also a world leading media conglomerate with a turnover of $20 billion. Son of a nightclub owner — his father changed the family name from Rothstein — he built a chain of movie theaters and in 1987 took over Viacom. He has turned it into one of the biggest forces in Hollywood, acquiring Paramount Pictures, MTV and much more. But he never joined the Tinseltown set. He won’t even move out of his hometown, Boston, where he’s a major donor to the local Jewish federation. Sumner Redstone said of Murdoch that, “he basically wants to conquer the world.”
Articles on Rothstein:
Bronfmans’ history Houston Chronicle coverage: PDF Linda Minor 15 Dec 1998

* Leonard Abramson ——Founded “Emet”, a group of American business and political leaders uniting to ensure pro-Israel media bias. Based in Washington, D.C., their members include:
Bernie Marcus, founder of Home Depot; Les Wexner, founder of The Limited; Edgar Bronfman Sr., who once owned Seagram’s; and Lou Ranieri, a major Wall Street player who now co-owns one of Israel’s largest banks. Also joining the board are Jeane Kirkpatrick, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN, and Jack Kemp. In Hebrew Emet means “truth.”

* Edgar Bronfman, Jr. ——CEO of Seagram

Founder of the Mega Group. CEO of Seagram which owns Polygram, MCA, Universal Studios, Universal Music, Motown, and Universal Pictures — some of the biggest names in music, TV, and movie production. Bronfman is the founder of the World Jewish Congress, an organization that also includes Vladimir Guzinsky who owns the media MOST corporation in Russia, with major shares being owned by a CIA-conduit, The Washington Post. In addition, we also now know that Jack Ruby was on the payroll of the Lansky Crime Syndicate-connected Bronfman family (now headed by Edgar Bronfman). Considering the Bronfman family’s intimate ties to the Mossad-sponsored Permindex entity that played a central role in the JFK assassination, the Ruby connection to the Bronfman family does point toward yet another Israeli connection to the JFK assassination.
Books about Bronfman:
Dope Inc. by the Executive Intelligence Review, 1992 (3rd ed.)
Articles on Bronfman:
The Bronfman Canadian Green Party & Jewish Congress Private HolyCost PDF
The Rest of the Story The Bronfman Crime Families PDF By Allan May
Bronfmans’ history Houston Chronicle coverage: PDF Linda Minor 15 Dec 1998
Executive Outcomes ties lead to London and Bush Executive Intelligence Review January 31, 1997, pp. 42-43 by Roger Moore and Linda de Hoyos
Jewish Group Says European Commission Anti-Semitic

ICTS

This is the Rothschild-funded Mossad company responsible for the 9-11 terror attacks.

Judge Hellerstein’s Unethical Connection to Key Defendant in 9-11 Lawsuit PDF May 10, 2010

THE THINK-TANKS

These are the right-wing foundations and intellectual powerhouses stuffed with Republican Party hacks which have successfully influenced Bush’s Iraq policy since he took power.
Spheres of Influence: Top neocon think tanks PDF Christian Science Monitor

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)

“The mission of CSIS is policy impact. Its goal is to inform and shape selected policy decisions in government and the private sector to meet the increasingly complex and difficult challenges that leaders will confront in the next century.” Council on Foreign Relations members on CSIS Board of Trustees include:
Anne Armstrong – former U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, Maurice R. Greenberg Chairman, American International Group, Inc., William A. Schreyer – Merrill Lynch, David M. Abshire, William E. Brock, Harold Brown, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Joseph T. Gorman, Henry A. Kissinger, John C. Sawhill, James R. Schlesinger, Brent Scowcroft, R. James Woolsey, Amos A. Jordan, Leonard H. Marks, and Robert S. Strauss.
Articles on CSIS:
The CFR & the Center for Strategic and International Studies

The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. (JINSA)

With its aims of informing Americans of the continued importance of American security, and of the need for an Israeli “victory” in the Middle East, Jinsa places itself firmly on the extreme right wing. It has repeatedly praised Israel for what it views as “remarkable restraint” in the face of a centrally-orchestrated campaign of terror from the Palestinian authorities, and its ranks include most of Bush’s neo-cons. It also supports both Garner and Chalabi.

The Project for a New American Century. (PNAC)

Strausscon “think tank” founded by Richard Perle, Dick Cheney, now vice-president, Donald Rumsfeld, defense secretary, Paul Wolfowitz, deputy defense secretary, I Lewis Libby, Cheney’s chief of staff, William J Bennett, Reagan’s education secretary, and Zalmay Khalilzad, Bush’s ambassador to Afghanistan. These are the modern chartists of American terrorism. Many see PNAC as the brains behind a US-controlled “new world order”.

Essentially, their goal is to transform America, the sole remaining superpower, into a planetary empire by force of arms.

In open letters to Clinton and GOP congressional leaders in 1998, the group called for “the removal of Saddam Hussein’s regime from power” and a shift toward a more assertive U.S. policy in the Middle East, including the use of force if necessary to unseat Saddam. And in a report just before the 2000 election that would bring Bush to power, the group predicted that the shift would come about slowly, unless there were “some catastrophic and catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor.” PDF You can read more about this in an excellent article by William Rivers Pitt entitled ‘Of Gods and Mortals and Empire’. PDF If you want to understand the master plan, which is the basis of the new ‘nuke em first’ defense posture, then these are must reads! Here is an excerpt from that article:
The fundamental essence of PNAC’s ideology can be found in a White Paper produced in September of 2000 entitled “Rebuilding America’s Defenses: Strategy, Forces and Resources for a New Century.” In it, PNAC outlines what is required of America to create the global empire they envision. According to PNAC, America must:
* Reposition permanently based forces to Southern Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East;
* Modernize U.S. forces, including enhancing our fighter aircraft, submarine and surface fleet capabilities;
* Develop and deploy a global missile defense system, and develop a strategic dominance of space;
* Control the “International Commons” of cyberspace;
* Increase defense spending to a minimum of 3.8 percent of gross domestic product, up from the 3 percent currently spent.
[Note since Resident Bush took office, defense spending was increased from 3% to 3.8% of the GDP, they have made significant progress on developing a global missile defense system, modernizing U.S. forces and controlling the internet. Things are indeed going according to plan -ed]
Articles on PNAC:
The New American Century .mpg Video – This film goes in detail through the untold history of The Project for the New American Century with tons of archival footage and connects it right into the present.
Project for the New American Century (PNAC) PDF Center for Media & Democracy
Cartoon editor Fleming Rose and the tentacles of PNAC PDF Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Kristol Clear: Bill Kristol, PNAC, 9/11 & The Media PDF
More on PNAC and that Bullet-Stopper Slavery Letter
PNAC.info – Exposing the Project for the New American Century
Project for a New American Century (PNAC) A Complete List of PNAC Signatories and Contributing Writers

The American Enterprise Institute. (AEI)

One of America’s biggest and most-established think-tanks, the American Enterprise Institute has been pushing its conservative agendas for over 50 years in both foreign and domestic policy. With 14 of its members in Bush’s administration, it claims to be better represented than any other think tank in the current administration.

The Bradley Foundation.

During the 15-year tenure of Michael Joyce heading up this charitable body, the century-old foundation increased its profile dramatically and can now claim to be cash-rich and very powerful. It even provided the money needed to set up the Project for a New American Century. The Republicans love it and some even call it the patron saint of hawkish causes, thanks to the considerable amounts of money it doles out to neo-con causes. They are one of the quartet of ultra-right-wing tax-exempt funds, along with the Smith Richardson Foundation, the Olin Foundation, and the Mellon Scaife Foundation.

National Institute for Public Policy

A conservative research organization in Fairfax, Va. In January 2001, the NIPP published the “Rationale and Requirements for U.S. Nuclear Forces and Arms Control.” which forms the basis of the US nuclear policy today, calling for a end to the ban on smaller nuclear weapons and for development of new kinds of smaller nuclear weapons.

Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP)

The think-tank spawn of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), the official Israel lobby in America. Some members that were named by Siebel Edmonds for their traitorous activities are:

David Makovsky: WINEP. CFR. American scholar and Israeli journalist. Former editor of The Jerusalem Post. Bio here. “In March 1995, with assistance from U.S. officials, Mr. Makovsky was given unprecedented permission to file reports for an Israeli publication from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Alan Makovsky: WINEP. (Not sure of his relationship to David.) State Department veteran; specialist in Turkish affairs.

Professor Sabri Sayari: Georgetown, WINEP, RAND. Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies and a Research Professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

Articles on WINEP:
Sibel speaks PDF January 06, 2008 Siebel Named Traitors

Key Documents

“A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm”

Richard Perle. July 7, 1996: The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies (IASPS), an Israeli think tank, publishes a paper entitled “A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm.” [Chicago Sun-Times, 3/6/2003] Lead author Richard Perle will later become chairman of President Bush’s influential Defense Policy Board. Several other co-authors will hold key positions in Washington after Bush’s election. In the paper, Perle and his co-authors advise the new, right wing Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu to make a complete break with the past by adopting a strategy “based on an entirely new intellectual foundation, one that restores strategic initiative and provides the nation the room to engage every possible energy on rebuilding Zionism. …” The first step is to be the removal of Saddam Hussein in Iraq. A war with Iraq will destabilize the entire Middle East, allowing governments in Syria, Iran, Lebanon, and other countries to be replaced. “Israel will not only contain its foes; it will transcend them,” the paper concludes [Guardian, 9/3/2002] , citing the original paper at [Studies, 7/8/1996] . Perle will be instrumental is moving Bush’s US policy toward war with Iraq after the 9/11 attacks. Perle hand delivered this to the Israeli prime minister at the time.
See Also:
THE ORIGINS OF THE IRAQ WAR: The 揘eoconservative� Agenda for Middle East Conflict PDF July 7, 2004

The Businesses

Baxter Pharmaceuticals

Baxter Pharmaceutical has been caught, red-handed, in spreading a live, genetically engineered H5N1 Bird flu vaccine as a lethal biological weapon all over the world, destined to be used for human vaccinations. Porfessor Moshe has said that Baxter’s Ukrainian lab was in fact producing a bioweapon disguised as a vaccine. He claimed that the vaccine contained an adjuvant (additive) designed to weaken the immune system, and replicated RNA from the virus responsible for the 1918 pandemic Spanish flu, causing global sickness and mass death.
Articles on Baxter Pharma:
Joseph Moshe (MOSSAD Microbiologist): “Swine flu vaccine is bioweapon” PDF Unfictional.com August 21, 2009
Viral Pandemic H5N1 flu threat: Baxter contaminates European labs by error PDF – [Error my ass, they just got caught - ed.]

SteveDoring Services Of America

This world-leading Seattle port company won the first USAid contract for Iraqi reconstruction — a $4.8m (£3m) deal to manage Iraq’s strategic port, Umm Qasr. Known for its union-busting activities, it turns over around $1bn (£634m) a year and its president, John Hemingway, has made personal donations to Republican Party candidates. SSA’s contract has angered the British government and army, and Trade Secretary Patricia Hewitt unsuccessfully called on Washington to intervene. The British shipping giant P&O is also angered about missing out and about not being told why they lost. EU commissioner Chris Patten called the US-exclusive bidding “exceptionally maladroit”.

Bechtel

Almost certain to win $900m (£573m) in contracts. The total amount of business from Iraqi reconstruction could total $100bn (£634m). Bechtel has donated $1.3m (£820,000) to political campaign funds since 1999, with the majority going to the republican Party. George Shultz (see power-brokers) is Bechtel’s former CEO and is still on the board of directors. Other Republicans linked to the company include former Reagan defence secretary Caspar Weinberger. General Jack Sheehan, retired Marine corp general, is its senior vice president, he also sits on the Pentagon’s influential Defence Policy Board. In the 1980s Bechtel proposed building an oil pipeline through Iraq with Rumsfeld as a intermediary for the company to Saddam. International Resources Group

The Washington-based company has won a $70m (£44m) contract to establish the humanitarian aid programme in Iraq. Obviously this involves an exceptionally close working relationship with USAid, which awards the contracts. Four of IRG’s vice-presidents have all held senior posts with USAid, and 24 of the firm’s 48 technical staff have worked for USAid. Other players tipped to win contracts include Washington Group International, bidding for the capital construction job, which gave $438,700 (£270,000) to the Republicans — along with a donation to Bush, and the Louis Berger Group which gave $26,300 to the republicans and is implementing the USAid Croatia development programme.
Articles on Bechtel:
Bechtel criticized over school project in Iraq By Larry Kaplow
In Bed with Bush � The Bechtel Story

Halliburton/ KBR

This was Dick Cheney’s old oil company until he joined Team Bush, walking out the door with a pay-off worth around $30m (£19m). There have been deferred payments of $180,000 (£120,000) a year.

Halliburton’s subsidiary, Kellogg Brown & Root, was the first company to be awarded an Iraqi reconstruction contract by the Pentagon to cap burning oil wells, the deal is reportedly worth $500m (£320m). The contract was awarded by the Army Corps of Engineers without any open competitive bidding process thanks to federal laws allowing the negotiations to take place in secret in the interests of national security. KBR has won a string of lucrative contracts despite failing to control the cost of work in the Balkans and being fined $2m (£1.3m) following claims of fraud at a military base. KBR is also one of two contractors chosen by the Defence Threat Reduction Agency to undertake the disposal of weapons of mass destruction — if they are ever found. Since 1999, Halliburton has given 95%, or just under $700,000, (£448,000) of its political donations to the Republican party. It also gave George Bush nearly $18,000 (£12,000). KBR has subcontracted some of the work to two Houston firms — Wild Wells, and Boots and Coots, which is close to bankruptcy. Boots and Coots have a capital deficit of $17m (£11m).

They were recently given a $1m (£634,000) loan from a Panama-registered investment company, Checkpoint, run by Texas oilmen. It claims Boots and Coots defaulted and wants it to file for bankruptcy.
Articles on Halliburton:
What did Halliburton do to the Deepwater Horizon drill hole, April 19, 2010? Part 2 PDF By: Devvy July 6, 2010 – Peter Sutherland, Chairman of Goldman Sachs International Was – Until Last Year – also Chairman of BP [Reminds me of how Ehud Barak was the PM of Israel until just before 9/11 -ed.]
A ‘BIBLICAL’ CATASTROPHE THAT WILL AFFECT US ALL PDF Larry Comstock July 2, 2010 – Just eight days before the Gulf blow-out, Halliburton also announced that it had agreed to buy Boots & Coots for $240.4 million. Who are Boots & Coots? The world’s largest oil-spill clean-up company which also deals with oil and gas well fires and blowouts.
THE BUSH-CHENEY DRUG EMPIRE PDF By: Michael C. Ruppert 15.06.2009
KBR Contracts Are 慚ajority� of Fraud Referrals (Update2) PDF By Tony Capaccio May 4, 2009
Can the US military do anything without KBR? PDF by Pratap Chatterjee 2009-02-19
The Queen’s Death Star PDF Depleted Uranium Measured in British Atmosphere from Battlefields in the Middle East By Leuren Moret 2-26-6
Halliburton Swings to $1.1 Billion Profit PDF 30 January, 2006
Houston, We Still Have A Problem PDF by Andrea Buffa and Pratap Chatterjee
Ex-Halliburton Worker Indicted for Fraud Thu Mar 17, 2005
Halliburton Wins in Iraq with $9.6 Billion and More
Halliburton ‘mismanaged $8bn in Iraq’ By Joshua Chaffin
Halliburton deal ‘violated rules on procurement’ By Joshua Chaffin in Washington Published: June 2 2004
Cheney coordinated Halliburton Iraq contract: report [30 May 2004]
ALL ABOUT HALLIBURTON, INCLUDING SUBSIDIERIES
Parent Company Name Removed From Halliburton Corporate HQ, Renamed KBR
Firms 憁aking money� off Iraq By SHAHANAAZ HABIB
Windfalls of War by the Center for Public Integrity
Halliburton Iraq contract queried
The World According to Halliburton by Michael Scherer [Comprehensive interactive display. Even shows tax havens where H stashes funds!]
Nigerian Radiological Theft was from Halliburton Facility
Halliburton contract larger than previously known May 7, 2003 BY LARRY MARGASAK
Oil Firm’s Work for Terrorist Sponsors Challenged David R. Baker
Halliburton Defends No-bid Iraq Contract
Congressman Questions Iraq Work Given To Halliburton Subsidiary Without Competition
Blood on the Tracks By CHRIS FLOYD
Halliburton Makes a Killing on Iraq War

Intel – the Intel plant at “Qiryat Gat” is built on land Israel confiscated from the Palestinian villages of Iraq al Manshiya. Intel are one of the biggest supporters of Israel. Their very first development centre outside the US was opened in Haifa in 1974. Since then they have continued pouring investment in to Israel. By year 2000 they employ over 4000 israelis. Exports from their Lachish-Qiryat Gat plant in israel (opened feb 99) total $ 3 million a day at peak capacity – approximately $ 1 billion a year. Al-Awda (Palestine Right to Return Coalition) have pointed out that the Intel plant at”Qiryat Gat” is built on land Israel confiscated from the Palestinian villages of Iraq al Manshiya. Iraq al Manshiya was a village of 2000 people living in 300 houses with two mosques and one school. The original Palestinian inhabitants were terrorized out of the village and then the whole village was razed to the ground to prepare the way for the new israeli settlement of Qiryat Gat. Today the remaining population from Iraq al Manshiya is still not allowed to return. Buy AMD!!!
Articles on Intel:
慖NTEL INSIDE� PDF Henry Norr July 25, 2008
* Boycott Intel PDF
Is Intel supporting an Apartheid Regime? PDF by Mazin B. Qumsiyeh
Intel Snubs US – To Build $3.5Bn Chip Plant In Israel PDF12-3-5

Fluor Corp, which donated $275,000 (£175,000) to the Republicans and $3500 (£2200) personally to George Bush, has ties to a number of intelligence and defence procurement officials. These include Kenneth J Oscar, former acting assistant secretary of the army and Bobby R Inman a retired admiral, former NSA director and CIA deputy director.

Also in the running is Parsons Corp, which donated $152,000 (£96,000) to the Republican party and £2000 (£1800) to Bush. It has helped reconstruct Kosovo and Bosnia and built the Saudi “military city” of Yanbu. Bush’s labour secretary Elaine Chao served on its board before joining the cabinet. It has got a chance of $900m (£570m) of reconstruction contracts and works closely with Halliburton. Chao’s husband, assistant majority leader and majority whip Mitch McConnell has links to defence contractor Northrop Grumman. He has also received donations from, among others, Halliburton and arms firm Lockheed Martin .

California congressman, Darrell Issa, wants firms such as Lucent Technologies and Qualcomm to rebuild Iraq’s decrepit telecoms system — a deal worth around $1bn (£634m). Pentagon under-secretary, Douglas Feith, has up to $500,000 (£317,000) invested in Lucent; and Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, Lewis Libby, has shares in Qualcomm.

Raytheon Corp alongside KBR is another company apparently chosen by the Defence Threat Reduction Agency to deal with WMD. Libby also has shares in this company.

Starbucks – Howard Shultz, Chairman of Starbucks

Howard Shultz, the chairman of Starbucks is an active zionist.
In 1998 he was honoured by Israel with “The Israel 50th Anniversary Tribute Award” for his services to the zionist state. His work as a propagandist for Israel has been praised by the Israeli Foreign Ministry as being key to Israel’s long-term PR success. Starbucks was one of the corporate sponsors of this years secret meeting of the world’s media elite in their annual meeting at the posh ranch of investment banker Herbert Allen Jr. (See the Zionist Media Moguls section above)
Articles on Shultz and Starbucks:
BOYCOTT STARBUCKS PDF September 27, 2006
Starbuckes Video From “The Kid From Brooklyn” {Contains graphic language)

L-3 Communications

In 2005 L-3 Communications bought Titan as part of its emergence as the largest corporate intelligence conglomerate in the world.
Articles on L-3 Communications:
The 10 Most Brazen War Profiteers PDF By Charlie Cray, AlterNet. Posted September 5, 2006

THE DEFENCE PLAYERS

Kroll O� Gara Eisenhardt – Private Spy Agency

A German company, CONVAR of Pirmasens near the French border, was given more than 400 computer hard drives from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. These are extremely sensitive computer components that went through the collapse of the World Trade Center. Using blue laser technology, CONVAR succeeded in reconstructing all the data from the computer debris. The CONVAR data salvage has made it completely clear that more than $100 million in insider credit card transactions took place in the hours and minutes before the twin towers collapsed. in June 2002, Ontrack/Convar was aquired by Kroll Inc. (Kroll O’gara Eisenhardt), which has strong ties with the US Government. One of their former employees, Jerome Hauer, organised a security job for ex-FBI anti-terror chief John O’Neill in the Twin Towers, where he died on Sep11th.
In 1993, Maurice Greenberg‘s American International Group (AIG ->), became co-owner of the “private spy agency”, Kroll Associates. Maurice Greenberg was deeply involved in chinese trade in the 80s, where Henry Kissinger was one of his representatives. In the China trade, Greenberg became very close to Shaul Eisenberg, the leader of the Asian section of the Israeli intelligence service Mossad, and agent for the sales of sophisticated military equipment to the Chinese military.
Articles on Kroll:
Oh, the places you go (when you follow the money) PDF by Jeff Wells February 01, 2005
Kroll makes Blackwater look like wimps PDF Dec. 4, 2007
9/11 and the Greenberg Familia PDF By Jerry Mazza Sept. 29, 2006
Whatever happened to the WTC HARD-DRIVE recoveries? PDF

RAND CORP

The RAND Corporation is a notoriously powerful NGO with deep ties to the U.S. military-industrial complex as well as interlocking connections with the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations. Current directors of RAND include Frank Charles Carlucci III, former Defense Secretary and Deputy Director of the CIA, Ronald L. Olson, Council on Foreign Relations luminary and former Secretary of Labor, and Carl Bildt, top Bilderberg member and former Swedish Prime Minister. Carlucci was chairman of the Carlyle Group from 1989-2005 and oversaw gargantuan profits the defense contractor made in the aftermath of 9/11 following the invasion of Afghanistan. The Carlyle Group has also received investment money from the Bin Laden family.
Articles on the Rand Corp:
RAND Lobbies Pentagon: Start War To Save U.S. Economy PDF Paul Joseph Watson & Yihan Dai Prison Planet.com October 30, 2008

MITRE CORP

Based in Bedford, Mass.(Hanscom AFB) , MITRE does the front-end engineering for the U.S. Air Force’s Electronic Systems Center (ESC). The ESC is the Air Force’s “brain for information, command and control systems”. They reportedly have super user privileges over ESC system and as such would be in a perfect position to oversee the remote controlled jets crashing into the WTC on 9-11.
Articles on Mitre Corp:
The Israeli Moles Who Controlled U.S. Defense Computers on 9/11 PDF Christopher Bollyn � Rumur Mill News July 4, 2006
Is MITRE Corp. The Trojan Horse of 9/11? PDF By: Christopher Bollyn 1 April 2005

PTECH

Ptech appears to be a Mossad front company created to provide insecure Trojan Horse software to the U.S. military and intelligence agencies. Ptech has the typical Arab owners and financiers – and Mossad operators. One os the financiers, Yassin Qadi, a Bin Laden financier, was allegedly involved in 9/11.
Articles on Ptech:
MOSSAD: The Israeli Connection to 9/11 *PIC* PDF By: ChristopherBollyn 7 April 2005
The Israeli Moles Who Controlled U.S. Defense Computers on 9/11 PDF Christopher Bollyn � Rumur Mill News July 4, 2006
Mossad: RSA Security & Ptech Run US Govt Computers PDF by CHRISTOPHER BOLLYN (AMERICAN FREE PRESS)
Israelis Hold Keys To NSA/US Military Computer Networks PDF By Christopher Bollyn American Free Press 6-16-6 – Critical, Crucial US Government And Military Computer Networks Still Using Israeli ‘Security’ Software

Global Technology Partners, LLC (GTP)

Investment arm of Rothschild North America, formed to make acquisitions of and investments in technology, defense and aerospace-related companies. Chairman is William J. Perry. Senior partners include Ashton B. Carter, John M. Deutch and Paul G. Kaminski.

Rafael Armament Development Authority Ltd. Website

Israeli company that specializes in communications and electronic warfare technologies and missile development. They own Zapata Engineering of North Carolina, Hawaii and Tel Aviv.
Articles on Rafael Armament:
Zapata Engineering / Mossad Iraq counter-insurgency PDF Nov.14, 2006
Israel Plans to Buy Over 100 F-35s 27-Jun-2006

RAYTHEON Systems Inc

RAYTHEON is the prime contractor for the Tomahawk cruise missile and the JSOW AGM-154, both of which deliver BLU/97B submunitions (cluster bombs).’ RAYTHEON is the world’s largest manufacturer of so-called “smart” weapons – including Patriots and Tomahawks.’ These weapons have been responsible for thousands of innocent civilians deaths.
Articles on Ratheon:
The quiet Bristol company that sells bombs to Israel PDF by Banquo’s Ghost Aug 5 2006,

Interop

An Israeli security consulting firm training Kurdish soldiers in Iraq. Interop acted as the main contractor for the Hawler airport project and set up two subsidiaries (Kudo and Colosium) to carry out work in Iraq. Because it is contrary to Israeli law to provide these services, Kudo and Colosium described themselves as Swiss-registered companies.
In addition to the training, Kudo provided quad bikes, communications equipment and security fencing. One of the founders of Interop, and its Chairman until 2003, was Danny Yatom, a former Head of Mossad – the Israeli foreign intelligence service and now an MP. During 2004-5, Interop and Kudo were run by Shlomi Michaels, a former head of Israel’s counter-terrorist unit.
Articles on Interop:
Kurdish soldiers trained by Israelis PDF 20 September 2006

SY Coleman

It is a key company connected to the US Patriot missile system. The fact that the company is headed by Lt Gen Jay Garner, the so-called Sheriff of Baghdad, has caused consternation among both aid agencies and the UN.

Booz Allen Hamilton

One of the most sinister of the private military firms.
Articles on Booz Allen Hamilton:
Bush-Cheney Heading For Nuclear Rendevous At Desert One PDF By Webster Griffin Tarpley Author – 9/11 Synthetic Terrorism: Made in USA 8-27-5 [Important work! -ed.]

Northrop Grumman

One of the biggest winners under Bush’s increases in defence spending, they won $8.5 billion in contracts last year. It has links with Jinsa and the AEI and key Bush administration hawks. The company planned a merger with Lockheed Martin, another defence giant who had Dick Cheney’s wife Lynne on the board.

DynCorp

Linked to former CIA director James Woolsey. It provides security in world trouble spots where America has had to act as the policeman. Woolsey’s DynCorp links tally with his intellectual inclinations — both he and Richard Perle sit on the Foundation for the Defence of Democracy, a pro-military think-tank

The Defence Policy Board

This is the massively influential Pentagon advisory group, headed by Richard Perle until forced to resign over a conflict of interests. Currying favour with the DPB is the key to getting a Pentagon contract. Eight other DPB members have links to firms that have won defence contracts including Northrop Grumman, Bechtel and Rand Corp, which is linked to Lewis Libby and Zalmay Khalilzad. DPB members include General Jack Sheehan, who is connected to Bechtel, the CIA’s James Woolsey and former Republican secretary of defence James Schlesinger.

The Carlyle Group

Chairman, Frank C. Carlucci. Carlyle is the eleventh largest defense contractor in the US because of its ownership of companies making tanks, aircraft wings and other equipment. It is also heavily invested in telecommunications. Their headquarters is on Pennsylvania Ave in Washington, D.C. The Group is a secretive firm of bigwigs that buys up lucrative defense businesses, wins hush-hush military contracts, and manipulates governments around the world to wring private profit out of public policy.
Articles on The Carlyle Group:
The Iron Triangle – The Carlyle Group Exposed (1 of 5) Video
US Arms Group Heads for Lisbon
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Exposed: The Carlyle Group/Shocking documentary uncovers the subversion of Americas democracy. Note: 48 minutes, starts out in Dutch, but switches to English.
Articles on the Carlyle Group:
Bush Sr’s Carlyle Group Gets Fat On War And Conflict By Jamie Doward 3-25-03
Meet the Carlyle Group by HereinReality.com
The ex-presidents’ club Oliver Burkeman and Julian Borger
List of articles on the Carlyle Group

Zapata Engineering
Zapata Engineering was started in 1990 by an unemployed Jewish Chilean immigrant accountant, Manuel Zapata, who suddenly decided to start a bomb disposal company and received a $ 120,000,000 contract contract from the DoD.
Articles on Zapata:
Zapata Corporation’s Mercenaries arrested for firing on Marines PDF

Engineered Support Systems, Inc. (ESSI)

ESSI is a holding company for nine wholly owned subsidiaries that operate as suppliers of high-tech integrated military electronics, support equipment, and logistic services to the United States armed forces and certain foreign militaries. The Company engineers and manufactures air handling, heat transfer, and material handling equipment within three operating segments: light military support equipment, heavy military support equipment, and electronics and automation systems.
Articles on ESSI:
Evan Augustine Peterson III, J.D.: On Bush nepotism and American war-profiteering
Company’s Work in Iraq Profited Bush’s Uncle By Walter F. Roche Jr. The Los Angeles Times 23 February 2005

Xe – Formerly Blackwater Security Consulting


Erik Prince, founder of the Blackwater mercenary firm

Blackwater Vice Chairman Cofer Black

Private security firm providing mercenary soldiers to whoever will pay the steep prices. Blackwater mercenaries are some of the most feared professional killers in the world and they are accustomed to operating without worry of legal consequences. Blackwater USA has a 6,000 acre (24 km�) training facility as part of its headquarters, in North Carolina.
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A Secret Army of Mercenaries for the Middle East and North Africa PDF by Manlio Dinucci Global Research May 24, 2011
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Erik Prince Blackwater & XE Tycoon, Contractor, Soldier, Spy PDF by Raja Mujtaba 24. Oct, 2010
Blackwater/Xe founder relocating to UAE PDF PressTV Aug 18, 2010
Blackwater engaged in terrorism? PDF 27 September 2009
Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Implicated in Murder By Jeremy Scahill August 4, 2009
Blackwater Worldwide renamed Xe as company tries to salvage its tarnished brand PDF CommonDreams.org February 13, 2009
Security guards ‘machine-gunned Iraqis as they tried to surrender’ PDF 09 December 2008
Blackwater Army In Iraq… Video 9/5/2008
The Blackwater DEA photo scrubbed from the LA Times PDF 4:20 news August 4th, 2008
Scahill: Blackwater now in the private intelligence business PDF by David Edwards and Muriel Kane July 31, 2008
Blackwater in Baghdad: “It was a horror movie” PDF By Jennifer Daskal Dec. 14, 2007
Blackwater Links to California Fires PDF Redpill8.blogspot.com October 26, 2007
Blackwater or Bloodwater? The New World Order’s New World Military PDF By Joe Rathbun October 6, 2007
Blackwater crushed car with three kids, old man to avoid traffic: former US official PDF John Byrne October 6, 2007
Blackwater killing people for sport – see it with your own eyes Video September 23, 2007
Blackwater抯 License to Kill Revoked PDF Kurt Nimmo September 19, 2007
The picture that proves ‘torture flights’ are STILL landing in the UK PDF By GLEN OWEN 10th June 2007
Massive security contractor faces growing protest in rural California town over 842-acre base PDF Miriam Raftery and Muriel Kane April 3, 2007
Making a Killing: America’s Private Army and the Business of War PDF David Zlutnick, Area Indymedia, CA March 25, 2007
Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army PDF March 20th, 2007
Blackwater PDF by Dr. Forbush March 20th, 2007
Bush’s Shadow Army Video Jeremy Scahill March 15, 2007
Blackwater brass forms intelligence company PDF By BILL SIZEMORE, The Virginian-Pilot February 21, 2007
Blackwater Contractor Kills Vice President’s Guard PDF By ROBERT Y. PELTON 02/08/2007
Our mercenaries in Iraq PDF By Jeremy Scahill, author of the forthcoming “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army.” January 25, 2007
Mercenary Jackpot PDF Jeremy Scahill August 10, 2006
Blackwater Mercenaries To Clear New Orleans PDF
Blackwater Mercenaries: Coming Soon to Your Town PDF Kurt Nimmo | September 12 2005
Blackwater Mercenaries Deploy in New Orleans PDF By Jeremy Scahill and Daniela Crespo t r u t h o u t | Report 10 September 2005

Aegis Defense Services

Aegis is run by former British Scots Guard officer Lt. Col. Tim Spicer, an international mercenary who has been involved in UN sanctions busting in Sierra Leone and Bougainville invasion planning in Papua New Guinea. Spicer’s firm, Aegis, was awarded a $293 million security contract in Iraq. Spicer’s men also stand accused of shooting teenager Peter McBride in the back in Belfast in 1992. That has prompted a number of members of the Irish Caucus in the Congress to demand the Pentagon withdraw its contract to Aegis. The Pentagon has rejected such action. Pentagon Iraq contractor head Tim Spicer was under arrest in 1997 in Papua New Guinea following failed Bougainville invasion and resulting coup d’etat. Aegis maintains its head office in London’s Picadilly. It is also reported to have an office on K Street in Washington, DC.
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Video: US mercenaries randomly shooting Iraqi civilians

Misc Contractors

Firm Run by Ex-Israeli Special Forces Soldier Wants US Security Contracts in Jerusalem, Iraq, Afghanistan PDF By Jeremy Scahill April 21, 2010 – Hiring Instinctive Shooting International for any type of armed contract in a Muslim country, particularly to operate in Jerusalem with a stamp of US government legitimacy, should be cause for serious concern and Congressional inquiry. Evergreen International Aviation has long standing ties with the CIA.

Summary

Israel will control the region geographically one way or another. Their plan is to have a serious supply of oil flowing to Haifa but if that doesn’t work out they may just continue to ‘skim the profits’ from America with increased foreign aid to Israel. Either way Israel will get the goldmine and America will get the shaft. [March 7, 2003] last revised Feb. 12, 2007.
[Link to article] See also our Israeli Atrocities or the Israel Running the Show or the Israeli Weapons sections.

(1) Information is from the article “ Carving Up The New Iraq” By Neil Mackay

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Wikileaks not exposing Israeli crimes: why ?

Some information about this critical question that many are asking.

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Assange is holding dirt on Israel because western newspapers didn’t want to publish it

by Philip Weiss on December 23, 2010 · 79 comments

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This is what Walt and Mearsheimer said about the Israel lobby, it acts to protect Israel in the press. I am guessing Assange is referring to the New York Times, among other publications. Al Jazeera:

DOHA: WikiLeaks will release top secret American files concerning Israel in the next six months, its founder Julian Assange disclosed yesterday.

In an excusive interview with Al Jazeera, Assange said only a meagre number of files related to Israel had been published so far, because the newspapers in the West that were given exclusive rights to publish the secret documents were reluctant to publish many sensitive information about Israel.

“There are 3,700 files related to Israel and the source of 2,700 files is Israel. In the next six months we intend to publish more files depending on our sources,” said Assange in the nearly one-hour interview telecast live from the UK.

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MichaelRivero December 25, 2010 at 3:12 pm

I know your kind. You sit there demanding “show me the proof” like some imperial potentate, then when the proof is provided you scream “whackjob”. If you were truly interested in the facts rather than just wasting everyone’s time you could have found these in just a few moments.

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2010/12/07/18665978.php

http://downloadpolitics.com/showthread.php?3201-Assange-at-Geneva-meeting-agreed-to-allow-Israel-to-select-or-censor-all-Wikileaks

http://srv.atimes.net/The-Edge/Middle-East/178343-Mark-of-ZION-By-Jonathan-Azazia-post-DIGILINUS.html

http://beforeitsnews.com/story/301/773/Busted_Wikileaks_Working_For_Israel.html

http://beta.fireflyfans.net/mthread.aspx?bid=18&tid=46692

http://www.dailypaul.com/node/151707

Know any other webmaster making 100,000 pounds a year, mostly from “anonymous” supporters?

http://timesofindia.hotklix.com/link/News/Business/WikiLeaks-Assange-paid-66-000-euros-in-2010

and another

MRW December 25, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Hindustantimes.com published this Wikileaks hogwash from Agence France-Presse in Jerusalem on Friday, Christmas Eve, yesterday…interesting timing:
http://www.hindustantimes.com/Israel-destroyed-Syria-nuclear-reactor-WikiLeaks/Article1-642335.aspx

Israel destroyed a Syrian nuclear reactor in an air raid just weeks before it went online in 2007, said a US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks and published on Friday in an Israeli daily. “On September 6, 2007, Israel destroyed the nuclear reactor built by Syria secretly, apparently with North Korea’s help,” then US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice wrote in the cable published in Yediot Aharonot newspaper.“Our intelligence experts are convinced that the attack targeted by the Israelis is in fact an atomic reactor of the same type built by North Korea in Yongbyon,” she wrote in the message dated April 2008.
“We have good reason to believe that the reactor was not built for peaceful purposes,” she said, adding the attack came only weeks before the reactor was to become operational.

Rice also noted the secrecy surrounding the construction of the nuclear facility, with the Syrian authorities refusing to invite the International Atomic Energy Agency or any media to inspect the site.
The rest: http://www.hindustantimes.com/Israel-destroyed-Syria-nuclear-reactor-WikiLeaks/Article1-642335.aspx

This unvetted horseshit — IAEA head El Baradei denounced the Israeli claims at the time as completely untrue — is the same crap that Israel tried to peddle back then in anticipation of going after Syria, post bombing Iran. [Remember this was three months before the US NIE came out in Dec 2007 that effectively stopped the Bomb Iran Plan in its tracks.]

The excellent reporter Trish Schuh actually hoofed it to Deir al-Zur (Dayr az Zawr, Deir Ez Zor) in Syria on September 17, 2007 where this great derring-do by Israeli pilots was to have occurred 11 days earlier. She couldn’t get any stateside news orgs in DC to publish it — she’s a member of Military Reporters & Editors, based in the ME — not even Esquire, one of the publications she was writing for regularly from the Middle East. So it was published on Joshua Landis’ blog “Syria Comment”. Here’s what she wrote (emphasis mine):

DEIR EZ ZOR, Syria-   [...] This destitute, ramshackle oil town on Iraq’s desert frontier seems calm, despite Israel’s recent raid on a military base outside the city to destroy “Syria’s nuclear program.The Qamishli-Deir Ez Zor highway, alleged by Israel to be a weapons route for Iraqi insurgents, was also quiet, and there were no heavy construction machinery or building cranes visible in the opposite direction on the road from Deir Ez Zor to Iraq.

At the Syria-Qusayba checkpoint near the Iraq border, I was stopped by the Syrian military.  Across the road on the Iraqi side, sounds of American military operations puttered as blackhawk helicopters flew overhead. ”No photos,” said the Syrian military captain. Cameras could draw US sniper fire.
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The surrounding terrain is flat barren desert, with visibility extending for miles. It is difficult to see how smugglers, insurgents or anything that moves could penetrate here. This is also where CNN claimed Israel punched “a big hole in the desert” by attacking North Korean nuclear materials. But the big hole could be in CNN’s story.
[...]
Several days ago, after the attack on Syria’s “nuclear program”, I spoke to western oil company officials in Deir Ez Zor.  One technician told me they routinely monitor radiation as part of the refining process. They registered no heightened levels of nuclear residue in the area as there would have been if the Israelis had hit a North Korean atomic stockpile. Operations and technical foremen put it this way: “The nuclear claims against Syria are pure bullsh*t.”
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The Syrian smoking gun is the complete lack of any mushroom cloud.
http://www.joshualandis.com/blog/?p=371

I don’t recall that Agence France-Presse was one of the chosen vetting news orgs, and certainly not out of Jerusalem. [Trish Schuh is an Orthodox Jewish journalist who learned Arabic, and about Islam, in Palestine.]

If this is an example of Wikileaks’ releases re: Israel, I’m unimpressed — it’s not a wiki (user edits and commentary are not allowed), it’s a controlled pipeline. I commented on Schuh’s reporting on this blog in the fourth quarter of 2007. That was three years ago.

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WikiLeaks to publish ‘sensitive’ Israel cables

AFP

WikiLeaks to publish 'sensitive' Israel cables AFP/File – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, seen here on December 18, has said his whistleblowing website plans …
Thu Dec 23, 9:28 am ET

DUBAI (AFP) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said his whistleblowing website plans to publish hundreds of “sensitive” US diplomatic cables on Israel, Al-Jazeera television reported on Thursday.

“Sensitive and classified documents” on Israel’s 2006 war on Lebanon and January’s assassination in Dubai of Hamas militant Mahmud al-Mabhuh would be released, Assange told Al-Jazeera in an interview.

Assange said WikiLeaks had 3,700 US documents on Israel, including 2,700 originating from the Jewish state, but denied the website had any agreement in place to spare the country of leaks.

“We do not have any secret deals with any country,” he said according to an Arabic translation of remarks he made in English which were posted on Al-Jazeera’s website.

“We do not have any direct or indirect contacts with the Israelis,” Assange is quoted as saying, adding no more than two percent of available documents on Israel have been released so far.

Some of Israel’s neighbours, most notably Turkey, have expressed unease at the lack of leaks the whistleblowing website has released on the Jewish state.

Israel fought a devastating one-month war with Lebanon’s Shiite movement Hezbollah in the summer of 2006 that killed more than 1,200 people in Lebanon, most of them civilians, and 160 Israelis, mainly soldiers.

Dubai police chief Lieutenant General Dahi Khalfan has linked Israel’s spy agency Mossad to the January 20 Cold War-style assassination in a Dubai hotel of Mabhuh.

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GORDON DUFF: ASSANGE ADMITS WIKILEAKS A FRAUD RUN BY PRESS FOR ISRAEL

December 23, 2010 posted by Gordon Duff · 168 Comments

ADMITS ALLOWING PRESS TO EDIT WIKILEAKS FOR ISRAEL

CHUTZPAH:  PROMISE TO STOP WORKING FOR ISRAEL

“FOOL ME ONCE, SHAME ON YOU, FOOL ME TWICE….”

By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER/SeniorEditor

“it is one thing for the New York Times to edit their own stories but you let them censor everything for all of us”

Today, Julian Assange admitted that Wikileak material had been chosen by the press, not an independent organization after all.  Wikileaks, in effect, admitted that it has always been a front for what Helen Thomas refers to as the Zionist controlled media.  Assange, in a childish attempt at “spin” blamed the press for having too many “sensitivities ” to Israel and making Wikileaks look bad.

HELLO!

The only reason we needed Wikileaks in the first place is that the press failed so utterly.  Is it any secret that Assange turned total control of Wikileaks over to the press, the people who gave him “rock star” status?  How utterly sick.

CHICKENFEED ONCE MORE

Now Assange is telling us he has 3700 cables from the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, documents covering  an Israeli assassination and the tail kicking they got when they last invaded Lebanon.  Anyone who thinks they can expect to hear the embassy communications outlining American outrage at Israeli actions will die waiting.  Expect the same “media sensitivities” we have seen all along.

By “media sensitivities” we are simply saying that Israel controls Wikileaks and uses it to bash their enemies, the United States and their neighbors, some we now learn have been their friends all along.

SHAMEFUL ADMISSION DISGUISED AS SPIN

Wikileaks had promised the press thousands of documents about a “UFO War over the Southern Ocean.” I couldn’t wait for this one.  Instead, seemingly clever Julian Assange in his most apologetic manner is now telling us that he has sinned.  Where did the mysterious UFO story go?  Who told you to withhold it?  Are we sitting on that story because President Obama is now drumbeating for war with Iran full time?

WIKILEAKS ADMITS TO BEING A FRAUD

He let the press control Wikileaks.

Julian, if we wanted to read the New York Times, we would go out and get one.  Now you are telling us that the Times, a worthless rag of a newspaper, has been running Wikileaks all along?  Do you know what “fraud” means?

If we wanted to hear what Israel wanted us to hear, we simply would have turned on our televisions.  We have had nothing else for decades.  Now you admit you have been a part of it.  Are we supposed to be surprised?

You weren’t that hard to figure out.  Every day, a new photograph in hundreds of newspapers, always posed, always thoughtful.  You spend 9 days waiting for bail and we find out that you  have been working for the press, working for Israel, working for the most powerful and devious forces known to mankind all along?  You needed 240,000 pounds for bail?  This wouldn’t be a one month retainer for your lawyer or publicists.  The people you work for use money like that for lighting cigars.

We know it was all an act, just like this is part of that act, more drama brought on because some of us caught you early on and have “outed” you.  What I find amazing is your chutzpah. You admit to using us all, defrauding us, being a disinformation agent.

Now you are taking a second shot at deceiving us all.  What we expect is the same press that you are now accusing, now supposedly “distancing” yourself from will be the lead on this new story.  What we are going to get is the New York Times, the Guardian, der Spiegel, the same triumvirate of baloney, your partners in crime, spreading the same old Wikileaks chickenfeed mixed in with Israeli disinformation and leaks designed to hurt the US government and discredit your Islamic neighbors.

Yes, Julian.  They are your Islamic neighbors.  If you don’t have Israeli citizenship yet, you soon will.  They need another comedian and that seems to be your only real talent.  I do so love your choice of words.

“SENSITIVITIES”

What you call “sensitivities,” a word that undoubtedly came from a committee of advisors juggling emails between New York and Tel Aviv is simply lying and cheating to the rest of us.  You lied to us all, not once but continually and now you think we are going to take more of your lies simply because they are delivered with a half hearted apology?

Chutzpah

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Friday, Oct 29, 2010 16:30 ET

Jonah Goldberg wonders why Jason Bourne hasn’t killed Julian Assange

Or is real life not really like an awesome spy movie?

Jonah Goldberg wonders why Jason Bourne hasn't killed Julian Assange

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Founder of the WikiLeaks website, Julian Assange

National Review legacy admission Jonah Goldberg wrote a very, very smart political column about how it’s weird that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is not yet dead. The point of the column is to assert that Assange should be murdered, because he is obviously horrible, while also saying that Goldberg is “OK” with the government not assassinating a foreign national guilty of no actual crime, so that people can’t say Goldberg called for Assange to be killed.

In case you didn’t know, Assange is the Australian computer programmer behind WikiLeaks, a massive — and massively successful — effort to disclose secret or classified information. In a series of recent dumps, he unveiled thousands upon thousands of classified documents from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Military and other government officials insist that WikiLeaks is doing serious damage to American national security and is going to get people killed, including brave Iraqis and Afghans who’ve risked their lives and the lives of their families to help us.

Even Assange agrees. He told the New Yorker earlier this year that he fully understands innocent people might die as a result of the “collateral damage” of his work and that WikiLeaks may have “blood on our hands.” WikiLeaks is easily among the most significant and well-publicized breaches of American national security since the Rosenbergs gave the Soviets the bomb.

So again, I ask: Why wasn’t Assange garroted in his hotel room years ago?

It’s a serious question.

Gawker’s John Cook had a Serious Question of his own: Why hasn’t Jonah Goldberg been punched in the face yet today?

Anyway, this game of Jonah’s is fun, so back to our opening question: Why hasn’t he been punched, hard, in the face yet today? After all, he upsets liberals, and we all know that liberals are violent thugs, right? “The left” routinely justifies the “glorification of violence” and “gangsterism” of “black riot ideology” and wants to kill all white people as badly as Hitler wanted to kill all Jews. Liberals engage in a “symphony of violence” and, as Goldberg astutely points out in his book, are fascists. So how come some angry liberal hasn’t decked him yet today, fascistically? Just asking. We don’t think, by the way, that anyone should physically assault Goldberg. That would be illegal.

When you criticize or make fun of Jonah Goldberg, he invariably responds in one of two ways: He says you didn’t understand his argument or he says he can’t respond now because he is on a deadline / is taking his kids to the zoo / is in the middle of a Darkwing Duck marathon.

With Cook, Goldberg chose option A: “I think he’s upset about the things I don’t say but which he thinks I should so it would be easier for him to write something halfway intelligible.” (Goldberg added a dose of Internet-hardman talk, writing, “if he thinks I need to be punched in the face, I invite him to give it a whirl himself.”)

So let’s look at what Goldberg did say! After listing Assange’s crimes, Goldberg starts talking about how in movies and TV shows, spies kill people all the time, and it’s really cool. So I guess he is asking why real life is not like a Jason Bourne movie.

Then he says that liberals think “[the] CIA and similar outfits are either evil and incompetent, or evil and super-competent,” based on the fact that Oliver Stone thinks they killed JFK, which I guess means that this part of the editorial is also about the many interesting ways in which real life differs from movies.

Then he says that conservatives think America’s patriotic black-ops assassination squads are “either well-intentioned bunglers or noble ninjas in London fog trench coats.” Then he says “shrimp-on-the-barbie” because Assange is Australian and that is a funny joke about Australians. (That’s not a dated reference — this is a dated reference.)

He claims — twice — that some people think our intellegence agencies and assassins are competent and others think they are incompetent, but “either way” Assange should be dead. Well, no, not if the ones who lean toward incompetent are right.

Then Goldberg goes back to talking about movies. This time he is talking about movies about evil corporations. If liberals believe that movies about evil corporations are true, then why haven’t these evil corporations killed Julian Assange yet? QED. (This paragraph features the first reference to the film “I Love Trouble” — a 1994 bomb that Nick Nolte calls the worst movie he’s ever done — printed in the U.S. press since February of 1995. I just made that up but I bet a Lexis search proves it.)

Now, I know there are many solid answers to my question. For starters, the world isn’t nearly so dramatic as novelists, bloggers, self-important journalists, and nostalgic former spies often claim it is. The main evidence that the U.S. government didn’t bring down the World Trade Center on 9/11 is that no one has the ability to pull off a conspiracy like that. And the people who come closest — i.e., those very same spies — are too decent and patriotic even to imagine trying.

So Julian Assange isn’t dead because 9/11 wasn’t an inside job because real life is not like movies.

Then Goldberg writes this:

Indeed, most of the documents from WikiLeaks debunk the vast majority of conspiracy theories that fueled so much idiocy on the left for the last decade. No sinister plots involving Halliburton or Israel have been exposed — because they only existed in the fevered fantasies of some coffee-shop dissidents.

This suggests that not only has Goldberg not read any of the leaked documents (which are field reports that have nothing to do with anything about intelligence or the run-up to the war), but that he has never even skimmed a newspaper article that describes what the documents actually contain. I think literally everything Jonah Goldberg knows about WikiLeaks, and Assange, and the documents they’ve released comes from this editorial cartoon.

So, to sum up, Julian Assange is evil but no one will assassinate him because we do not live in a movie, this is real life.

To which I ask: Why hasn’t a piano ever fallen on Julian Assange’s head? After all, cartoons tell us that this happens all the time!

  • Alex Pareene writes about politics for Salon. Email him at apareene@salon.com and follow him on Twitter @pareene More: Alex Pareene

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Jonah Goldberg: Why Isn’t Julian Assange Dead?

James Joyner · Saturday, October 30, 2010   · 24 Comments

The blogosphere is today aghast that Jonah Goldberg has written a bad column.    In this case, an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune headlined “Why is Assange still alive?

I’d like to ask a simple question: Why isn’t Julian Assange dead?

In case you didn’t know, Assange is the Australian computer programmer behind WikiLeaks, a massive — and massively successful — effort to disclose secret or classified information. In a series of recent dumps, he unveiled thousands upon thousands of classified documents from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Military and other government officials insist that WikiLeaks is doing serious damage to American national security and is going to get people killed, including brave Iraqis and Afghans who’ve risked their lives and the lives of their families to help us.

Even Assange agrees. He told the New Yorker earlier this year that he fully understands innocent people might die as a result of the “collateral damage” of his work and that WikiLeaks may have “blood on our hands.” WikiLeaks is easily among the most significant and well-publicized breaches of American national security since the Rosenbergs gave the Soviets the bomb.

So again, I ask: Why wasn’t Assange garroted in his hotel room years ago?

DougJ, Glenn Greenwald, and Big Tent Democrat (Armando Llorens) say that Goldberg is advocating assassination and authoritarian tendencies.  And shocked that a major newspaper would publish something so horrible. We live in a democracy, damn it, and we don’t kill people!  Especially people who have committed no crimes.

Armed Liberal (Marc Danziger) bothered to keep reading, however, and realized that Goldberg had merely written a stinker:   “Now there’s a much better post buried in there, which is a variant of the “if we’re living in such a fascist state why aren’t you in a gulag?” argument I make to people like Glenn Greenwald and my more hysterical friends.”  Alas, “the plain reading of Jonah’s words is that he’d be quite happy if Assange showed up facedown in his bathtub one morning.”

Indeed, that buried post is clearly the column Goldberg intended to write:

In almost every corner of the popular culture, there are people who assume incredible competence on the part of our intelligence agencies. We take it as a given that spooks can, in the immortal words of Elvis, take care of business in a flash. In the Jason Bourne movies, say the wrong word into your cell phone, and assassins will find you at the train station in minutes. In “Rubicon,” if you pay too close attention to crossword puzzles, your train will be “accidentally” derailed. In “Three Days of the Condor,” if you ask your bosses the wrong question, a postman with an ice-bullet-shooting machine gun will pay you a visit.

Of course, that’s just Hollywood.

[...]

I know there are many solid answers to my question. For starters, the world isn’t nearly so dramatic as novelists, bloggers, self-important journalists and nostalgic former spies often claim it is. The main reason the U.S. government didn’t bring down the World Trade Center on 9/11 is that no one has the ability to pull off a conspiracy like that. And the people who come closest — i.e., those very same spies — are too decent and patriotic even to imagine trying.

Indeed, most of the documents from WikiLeaks debunk the vast majority of conspiracy theories that fueled so much idiocy on the left for the last decade. No sinister plots involving Halliburton or Israel have been exposed — because they only existed in the fevered fantasies of some coffee-shop dissidents.

Second, Assange is essentially hiding behind his celebrity and the fact that it wouldn’t do any good to kill him, given the nature of the Web. Even if the CIA wanted to take him out, they couldn’t without massive controversy. That’s because assassinating a hipster Australian Web guru as opposed to a Muslim terrorist is the kind of controversy no official dares invite.

That’s fine. And it’s the law. I don’t expect the U.S. government to kill Assange, but I do expect them to try to stop him. As of now, the plan seems to be to do nothing at all.

It’s an incredibly convoluted column.   Were I the editorial page editor of the Chicago Tribune, I would have rejected it– or at least sent it back for a major rewrite.   But Goldberg is saying that, contrary to the popular fantasy of our clandestine service as engaged in all manner of illegal activities — killing citizens outside the Constitution in order to save it — we’re a nation of laws.   And, while Assange is a certifiable scumbag, we don’t go around murdering people who haven’t committed crimes.

As to Goldberg’s closing sentence, it’s nonsense.  The objective isn’t to stop Assange — who is under no obligation to safeguard America’s secrets — but rather to stop people trusted with classified information from violating their sacred trust.   We’re vigorously prosecuting leakers and working to add further checks into the system to make mass theft difficult.

As usual, we’re behind the curve, reacting to an obvious-in-hindsight problem after the damage has been done.   At cyberwar conference at the Naval War College I attended last month, an FBI analyst pointed out that, in the days Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen were committing treason by selling classified information to the Soviets, their acts involved stealing paper documents or photographing files.  It was slow, treacherous work.   Now, a 19-year-old kid with a GED and a thumb drive can steal more information in minutes than both those men did together over a period of years.

The good news, thankfully, is that they tend to steal large volumes of largely worthless raw intelligence rather than the finished product.

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  1. steve says:

    Assange is not a US citizen. He has no obligation to keep this stuff secret. You are correct, we need to stop the leakers. However, I do find myself a bit conflicted here. I think that government always has the desire to keep more stuff secret and classified than is needed. A good deal of that is to avoid revealing mistakes and oversights. When you lose track of a few thousand guns or a few million dollars, you dont want the public to know about it. When you accidentally shot civilians rather than insurgents, you would rather that information never come to light. Without knowledge of the true facts and costs of war, it makes it more easy to promote war. We desperately need some way to let the public know what our government is doing in our name, that is not controlled by the government itself.

    Steve

  2. Stan says:

    I’ve wondered if some of the stuff Assange publicized was leaked by the Obama administration under the assumptions a) that it would get out anyway sooner or later, b) having WikiLeaks publish something insures that 90% of the US population won’t believe it, and c) even if the public does believe it, most of the really awful things in the leaked documents reflect more on the Bush adminsitration than on Obama’s.

  3. I typically find Mr. Goldberg’s columns to be pretty unreadable. I don’t seem to be the target audience.

    I struggled through a half dozen sentences and then gave up on this one. He doesn’t ask the real question: if this stuff is so secret why is it coming out? Clearly, people are being granted clearances that shouldn’t have them, that doesn’t give me a feeling of overwhelming confidence in our security apparatus, and silencing Mr. Assange would do nothing to bolster it.

  4. Brummagem Joe says:

    I’m afraid Mr Goldberg rather confirms the acuity of Harry Truman’s comments on intensely nationalistic members of the Jewish faith. I’ve no doubt he wrote this rather unsavory rubbish to attract attention to himself rather as Gawker ran that that rather unsavory little story about O’Donnell’s sexual escapades which is causing Doug to get excited.

  5. Clearly, people are being granted clearances that shouldn’t have them, that doesn’t give me a feeling of overwhelming confidence in our security apparatus

    This stuff is merely “SECRET” or even “NATO SECRET” level intel. Everyone in the armed services has to have that level of clearance and the screening process is pretty minimal. Basically, unless there are glaring red flags — in which case you wouldn’t be in the military, anyway — you get the clearance.

    This is operational level stuff. Mostly, situation reports generated by the same kind of people who are doing the leaking. It’s just that the latter have some ax to grind and there’s no way to know that until too late.

  6. ponce says:

    “And, while Assange is a certifiable scumbag, we don’t go around murdering people who haven’t committed crimes.”

    I think there are thousand and thousands of dead Iraqis and Afghanis who would disagree with you.

  7. I think there are thousand and thousands of dead Iraqis and Afghanis who would disagree with you.

    There have been perhaps a handful of Iraqis murdered by Americans. And we prosecute them when we discover their crimes.

  8. ponce says:

    “There have been perhaps a handful of Iraqis murdered by Americans. And we prosecute them when we discover their crimes.

    Imagine how many more murder trials American military personnel would face if the victims of our mindless and poorly executed aggression were the ones who got to decide what was and what wasn’t murder.

  9. sam says:
  10. anjin-san says:

    Tell me James, if you were a citizen of Iraq, minding your own business, and your wife/mother/child was killed in the “shock and awe” bombings, what would you call it?

  11. Mercer says:

    Goldberg is more upset by WikiLeaks then he was by the terrible state Iraq was in from 2003-2007. It is hard for me to see how Assange has harmed the US in the slightest compared to the mess in Iraq since 2003. Goldberg did not complain about Bush and Rumsfeld’s handling of Iraq because they were conservative republicans thus should be exempt from harsh criticism even though they were responsible for the welfare of the US military unlike Assange. Assange is not a fellow GOP conservative so Goldberg feels free to vent at him and even hint that he should be assassinated. This column shows how ideological tribalism can lead to a muddled set of moral values.

  12. wr says:

    James — Do you consider Israelis killed by Palestinian rocket attacks to be murder victims? If so, why aren’t Iraqi civillians killed when we rained bombs down on them?

  13. Do you consider Israelis killed by Palestinian rocket attacks to be murder victims? If so, why aren’t Iraqi civillians killed when we rained bombs down on them?

    Sure.

    Because Iraqi civilians killed by American bombs are collateral damage by a state actor conducting war and attacking legitimate combatant targets while taking extraordinary measures to prevent innocent deaths. Palestinian terrorists, by contrast, are criminals intentionally targeting civilians.

  14. ponce says:

    “Because Iraqi civilians killed by American bombs are collateral damage by a state actor conducting war and attacking legitimate combatant targets while taking extraordinary measures to prevent innocent deaths. Palestinian terrorists, by contrast, are criminals intentionally targeting civilians.”

    It’s funny the rationalization some people cling to.

    It’s not “collateral damage” when you know civilians are going to die before you pull the trigger.

    It’s murder.

    What a shameful and disgusting period this is for the U.S. military.

  15. It’s not “collateral damage” when you know civilians are going to die before you pull the trigger. It’s murder.

    There’s roughly four centuries of theology, philosophy, and jurisprudence that disagrees with you.

  16. mannning says:

    Seems to me that just about any war contains oceans of murder on both sides, “collateral” or not.
    Nothing new there at all, ponce. There is no such thing as a pure war with no collateral deaths, or, if you will, murders. Being against war is an honorable position, but it is a forelorne hope that war will disapper. It is an easy prediction that the US will fight more wars; just be thankful that we are better at it than our opposition most of the time, keep the troops and resources to handle war ready at hand, and use ROE’s that are far more humane than the run of the mill army.

  17. Ben Wolf says:

    War is state sanctioned murder. Now you may make excuses for it, you may turn to ancient law and theology to justifiy it, but war is simply the ending of lives to achieve a political or economic end. The only war that in the end might be “acceptable” is war waged in absolute defense, but even the defender still murders the aggressor, whether the dead are soldiers or civilians.

    The human capacity to rationalize brutality and justify doing what WE KNOW IS WRONG, never ceases to astound me. But everyone likes to think their hands are clean, I suppose.

  18. Because Iraqi civilians killed by American bombs are collateral damage by a state actor conducting war and attacking legitimate combatant targets while taking extraordinary measures to prevent innocent deaths. Palestinian terrorists, by contrast, are criminals intentionally targeting civilians.
    Do Americans ever beg the question, or is that something else only Palestinians are doing?

  19. An Interested Party says:

    “…Jonah Goldberg has written a bad column.”

    In other news of the day, the sun rose in the east and set in the west…

    Meanwhile, if only the Palestinians would declare themselves state actors and conduct an official war against Israel doing their very very best to go after only military targets, then any civilians they happen to kill can be cheerfully described as “collateral damage”…problem solved…

  20. Ben Wolf says:

    I don’t know Stormy. Does it really make a difference to the victims whether they were intentionally targeted? They’re just as dead.

  21. @Ben Wolf:

    The “Because Iraqi civilians killed by American bombs are collateral damage by a state actor conducting war and attacking legitimate combatant targets while taking extraordinary measures to prevent innocent deaths. Palestinian terrorists, by contrast, are criminals intentionally targeting civilians.” part of my entry was a quote from James Joyner. OTB, for some reason, can’t decide how they’re going to handle “blockquote” tags from day to day. Today, apparently, they’re silently deleting them.

    My only actual comment was the “Do Americans ever beg the question, or is that something else only Palestinians are doing?”

  22. Brummagem Joe says:

    According to Jim’s version of events the roughly 150,000 Iraqis killed had nothing whatever to do with our invasion and destabilization of the country. Yeah right Jim, we were just standing on the street corner when all this “bad stuff” accidentally happened. Even when we bring prosecutions as in the case of blatant murder like those of 23 civilians by the blackwater people the US legal system lets them escape scot free. It’s ugly however much lipstick Jim wants to apply to this particular pig.

  23. Trueofvoice says:

    Stormy,

    I wasn’t challenging you, just asking if there was a flaw in my thinking.

  24. David N says:

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Julian Assange: Proven Zionist, Israeli, Mossad Agent? Prove It.

Written by TomUsher on Dec-9-10 6:50pm2010-12-09T15:50:56

Until proof has been supplied that Julian Assange is a Zionist agent, the term alleged remains in order. Otherwise, we may as well start believing the Zionists that Iran has a nuclear-weapons program and will definitely do a first strike on Israel and without provocation. Let’s be consistent in the level of evidence we expect before anyone destroys anyone else.

Gordon Duff published a post: “GORDON DUFF: BUSTED – WIKILEAKS WORKING FOR ISRAEL : Veterans Today

He said “BUSTED” based upon this article: “WikiLeaks ‘struck a deal with Israel’ over diplomatic cables leaks : Indybay

Now, I had seen the IndyBay article before seeing Gordon’s, but I raised Gordon first because he appears to be in the vanguard of those pushing the idea that Julian Assange is a witting Mossad operative on some level. Gordon though says, “BUSTED” here but had already written article saying that it is a foregone conclusion that Julian is Mossad. He had already said BUSTED so to speak. I don’t want to come across as overly quibbling here; but he didn’t have the evidence then, and he still doesn’t really have it yet. He says so himself. Read on.

I’m going to deal with things as they appear right out in the open.

The IndyBay article is authored by someone who did not attach his or her name to the posting. LikiWeaks is not the author’s legal name or anything remotely close to it. Writing on such an important topic under a handle is dis-impressive. The author would suffer persecution, or would it be that the author would suffer probing questions and have his or her identity and reputation on the line and attached? There are people who might be persecuted, but I don’t sense that that’s what’s going on here.

The article starts out with the following:

A number of commentators, particularly in Turkey and Russia, have been wondering why the hundreds of thousands of American classified documents leaked by the website last month did not contain anything that may embarrass the Israeli government, like just about every other state referred to in the documents. The answer appears to be a secret deal struck between the WikiLeaks “heart and soul”, as Assange humbly described himself once [1], with Israeli officials, which ensured that all such documents were ‘removed’ before the rest were made public.

This idea is not correct. A Facebook friend of mine, Rolf Lindgren, quickly supplied the following links on a post by Deborah Langdon:

WikiLeaks cable warns of ‘widening crime war’ in Israel

WikiLeaks: ‘Israel overestimating Iranian nuke program’

WikiLeaks: Israel’s Netanyahu Supports Land Swaps

WikiLeaks: Israel has ‘significant trade ties’ with Iraq

WikiLeaks exposé: Israel tried to coordinate Gaza war with Abbas

Not exactly avoiding embarrassing/exposing Israel is Rolf’s point.

I chimed in there with this:

I’m with Rolf on this one. The government has attacked WikiLeaks and has shut down WikiLeaks sites. WikiLeaks is very techno-savvy though. It’s not completely defenseless, so it pops up again elsewhere. People/hackers supporting WikiLeaks, some 9,000 of them, have been able to clog some sites but aren’t yet actually taking them down permanently. Now there are 500+ WikiLeaks mirrors and growing. What is the U.S. supposed to do? It can’t surgically take them all down without the full cooperation of the providers. They’ll never get that. This is a real war. It will evolve. Then you’ll be able to see better what’s really going on regarding WikiLeaks even while the whole war will become that much more complicated.

While it’s true that those revelations aren’t all revelations and they don’t sink the Israeli ship on their own, they do make Rolf’s point that the statement that the cable releases did “not contain anything that may embarrass the Israeli government” is patently false. It is deliberately overstated and therefore misleading.

A less incorrect way to have referred to or questioned the cables in context would have been to say much less was leaked that embarrassed the Israelis relative to leaks concerning the U.S. and/or others and especially the Iranians and Arabs. The reason I phrased it that way, saying “a less incorrect way,” is because we are all to understand that the cables that have been released to date are all cables that were available to a Private First Class. They reveal what imperial, boss-pleasing sycophants were writing back and forth in the State Department. Do you remember Richard Clarke explaining how George W. Bush had his people attach a note to a report written by Clarke, which note said, “Wrong answer. Do it again.”?

People working for the State Department don’t write and submit reports that don’t go along with the party line and last long at the State Department.

So what has been the State Department position vis-a-vis the Zionists? It has been to appear to the American public once in awhile as trying to take a principled stand but the actions of the State Department and the Obama administration and administrations before it have shown that caving in is the rule. George H. W. Bush tried not caving in and did so somewhat successfully once. He was a one-term President even though he was as deep into the deep government as any President has ever been. The Zionists made sure he wasn’t re-elected. The Clintons were and are real Zionists, especially Hillary. Bill simply made the calculations for how to get into office. George H. W. Bush was never a Zionist. He was not a neocon. His team was not neocon. He lost the Christian-Zionists (there’s really no such thing, as Christianity is anti-Zionist). His son, scooped up the Christian-Zionists and rode in on the votes of “conservative Evangelicals” and of course, election fraud and a colluding Supreme Court.

Anyway, I digress. Let me return to the IndyBay article more directly.

There are 8 links provided as semi-footnotes. I visited and read all eight. They do not fully lend themselves to the thesis of the IndyBay article.

The article states: “According to an Arabic investigative journalism website [2], Assange had received money from semi-official Israeli sources and promised them, in a “secret, written and audio/video-recorded agreement,” not to publish any document that may harm Israeli security or diplomatic interests.”

The Arabic investigative journalism website page is on Syria Truth (National Council for truth, justice and reconciliation in Syria SYNATIC).

If I’m understanding it correctly, that site says that one of its correspondence in Berlin, Leah Abramowitz, did an email interview with Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who had reportedly been the number two at WikiLeaks. The Syria Truth articles states that Daniel Domscheit-Berg claims that in exchange for money, Julian Assange made a secret agreement with Israelis (Zionists is what you are supposed to conclude or at least suspect) not to disclose any material that would damage Israeli diplomacy or security, specifically that Julian would not release cablegate cables pertaining to the Israeli 2006 War against Lebanon and then Operation Cast Lead against Gaza.

It would be interesting to hear from Julian Assange directly on these allegations. It would also be interesting for some investigative reporter to explain how Domscheit-Berg knew about the contents of this secret agreement with the Zionists and if he did, why wasn’t that the reason he blasted away at Assange in the online chat. Who else knew of this “secret agreement with the Zionists”? How much money changed hands? Where is the “agreement” now? There is a laundry list of who, what, where, when, why, and how much concerning these allegations.

If they are true, they will be the death knell of Julian Assange’s credibility. If they are false, if they cannot be substantiated as characterized, as couched by Syria Truth, if they are simply Daniel Domscheit-Berg’s word against Julian Assange’s, they constitute character assassination, defamation of character, slander, and libel, a conspiracy to deprive Julian of a living, and a conspiracy to destroy the WikiLeaks organization.

There does seem to be circumstantial evidence that might suggest that cables related to the 2006 Israel-Lebanese War have been withheld, but there are other possible explanations. Daniel, according to Syria Truth, says that the War is covered in the cables. However, only the tip of the iceberg of those cables has been released. Can Daniel know that Julian has intentions never to release the period? Remember, from a reading of Daniel’s complaint, one of Daniel’s chief complaints was WikiLeaks not being allowed to spend enough time redacting names to protect informants, etc.

Now here’s Daniel suggesting, at least as characterized by IndyBay and Syria Truth (whoever they are), that Julian did a bad thing accepting money from Israelis (we don’t know who they are) with the promise not to harm diplomacy or security. How were diplomacy and security defined? Redacting informant names so that those working as collaborators with the Empire against the indigenous fighters against the illegal occupation of their homelands are not killed is certainly also about not overly harming U.S. diplomacy and/or security on some level.

At this point, one cannot be sure who gave money and exactly what assurances they wanted and obtained. How many people have given WikiLeaks some funds but only after obtaining written assurances that WikiLeaks will not throw all caution to the wind?

Consider this. There are Israelis who are against the IDF being in the occupied territories, who were opposed to the war on Lebanon, who were opposed to Operation Cast Lead but who do not want to jeopardize whatever potential there may be for peace negotiations and diplomacy and who don’t want security vulnerabilities leaked such that it would then become an easy matter for exploitation and major death and destruction of Israelis.

Frankly, these are the same considerations used by WikiLeaks when Daniel was there when redacting names and some other things from the cables and no doubt that went through Julian’s mind as he decided what to release and in what order and when and to whom and with what pre-assurances from those publishers, such as The New York Times.

The agreement with the Israelis, if there was/is one could be very borderline. It could cross the line more than I would care to, or it could be very acceptable to the vast majority of most of those who had been unwavering WikiLeaks supporters until these articles started appearing that clearly are designed to, among other things, cast doubt in the minds of supporters.

The IndyBay article then turns to the issue of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange focusing on the Empire (the U.S.). The criticism of Daniel and others is that WikiLeaks stopped dividing its efforts across the spectrum and started going after the big stories. Well, I must say that this could be a result of poor organizational skills on Julian’s part but could also be a function of insufficient trustworthy volunteers or a combination of both.

Going for the jugular of the Empire is not exactly stupid considering that time was of the essence since the Empire was planning all along on getting at WikiLeaks and Assange. Getting the notoriety associated with the spectacular would gain the free publicity needed to attract more volunteers as well. Look at the numbers of people who have jumped on the bandwagon in one form or another since the Empire has been striking back. People are coming out of the woodwork to conduct counter strikes, people with no direct association with WikiLeaks. Surely, that’s not been in the interest of Zionist-Israel.

Prioritizing and delegating are art forms. Just because Assange and Domscheit-Berg disagree, are we to conclude that Julian is Mossad? That sort of jumping to conclusions is highly misleading. I don’t want the Zionists bombing Iran based upon a pack of wild speculations drummed up for ulterior motives. I insist upon hard evidence before saying that any exists. Even then, I’m interested in peace making.

I insist upon huge preponderance of evidence where totally hard evidence is not forthcoming. Some of the arguments I’ve seen for concluding that Julian is Mossad are incredible stretches that verge upon the psychotic. Although, I understand how that snowball gathers as it rolls down the hill.

Here’s Jeff Prager posting on Monday, December 6, 2010 at 9:35pm on Facebook: (I’m not saying Jeff is psychotic, but I don’t know that he isn’t sometimes.)

8. Puhleeze, these guys either aren’t too smart or they’re playing games because: The contact number on Wikileaks.org has a D.C. area code and is a Verizon cell phone number registered in Adelphi, Maryland. Intellus.com, a Web tracking service, connected the number to a ‘V.A. Reston.’ (give me a f___ing [my redaction] break!) Twenty miles from Adelphi is Reston, VA., home to iDefense Labs, whose web site says it is a “comprehensive provider of security intelligence to governments.” The Washington, DC telephone number is also on the same exchange as the newly created “Iraq Study Group” (2005) and the Afghanistan Embassy Of Washington. The Iraq Study Group was designed by the Public Relations Firm hired by the US government to promote the Iraq War to us in the media.

That’s number 8 of 14. I don’t say that Jeff provides no food for thought in any of the 14 points he raised, but this is not evidence. D.C. area codes apply to how many entities? How many entities are in Reston, VA? How many entities share the same telephone exchange? Besides, why wouldn’t WikiLeaks want to be making a statement that it has infiltrated the Empire?

Everything I’ve seen thus far that is anti-WikiLeaks and anti-Julian Assange can be taken other ways just as easily. Raising questions is one thing. Chiseling conclusions in granite when there are outstanding questions is not a good idea. Reserving judgment is by far the wiser approach. Note that Jeff qualified at the beginning of the paragraph but that the whole tenor of the paragraph is that WikiLeaks is CIA or Mossad or both or something like it on the side of the Empire or at least Greater Israel in the making.

Look, everyone who doesn’t agree that 9/11 was an inside job on some level is not CIA. Many are simply not sufficiently informed of the details. The same applies to anti-Zionism. Many people haven’t been informed of the vast ethnic-cleansing.

How many people have never read or heard someone such as Ilan Pappe, the revisionist Israeli historian who is widely renowned in anti-Zionist circles? He’s censored. Can you blame people who have never been exposed? I think they can be faulted for a lack of interest in deep politics, but there’s also something to be said for youth. There was a time when I was not exposed. There are tons of children coming up who are not being exposed even while millions are. We are working on it. I think WikiLeaks helps in that regard. I think Julian Assange would agree, even if he’s ignorant about 9/11 and building 7 and such.

It has taken a long time for the 9/11 Truth Movement to arrive at the subtle and refined position of simply asking people to consider what the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth have to say about Building 7 while the Movements members don’t offer up conspiracy theories that go deep.

It’s why Geraldo Rivera finally got off his high horse, at least somewhat off it.

No doubt, Julian is like many leftists (not that he’s a leftists, per se; I say he isn’t) who hate Iran not because it’s a threat to Israel but because Iran’s leadership is Muslim and Islam under them is against so-called “free love.”

That position has had a great deal to do with why so many leftists have sided with the CIA against Iran.

I don’t agree with that approach at all. The enemy of my enemy is not my friend or ally. The truth is my friend and ally. The CIA stinks every bit as much as do the Iran leaders, more so in my book.

I’m completely opposed to sharia, but I’m completely opposed to the CIA: a rock and a hard place, as they say; but I’m rising above it because the flesh is not the beginning or the end. The spirit is.

Jeff Prager adds: “Bonus: If it’s too good to be true it’s a lie.” No. There’s no such thing as too good. Truth is the good, period.

I’m not faulting Daniel’s stated attitude that the sharing should be broader and the “smaller” stories should not collect dust. The balancing act between rushing shoddy stories to publication and getting people killed versus getting everything perfect and avoiding all potential harm in the eyes of even the greatest enemy is a judgment call and situational, a moving target, because no two stories are the same.

I would not have confined release to the major publications Julian chose. However, I don’t know that Julian approached only those publications either. He may have asked others but they might have refused any strings concerning redactions or when to publish (all on the same day).

Choosing to go with those big names though did guarantee huge exposure. It did though sacrifice the smaller, alternative presses out there that do so much of the initial heavy lifting only to see the big fish glide in to take up all the ideas and treat them in their own articles as if they are original with those big fish (well-connected; more so “yes men”; very cliquish).

Continuing with the IndyBay articles:

Following the leak (and even before), Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a press conference that Israel had “worked in advance” to limit any damage from leaks, adding that “no classified Israeli material was exposed by WikiLeaks.” [6] In an interview with the Time magazine around the same time, Assange praised Netanyahu as a hero of transparency and openness! [7]

Of course Israel did that. They’ve been doing that more so then any other regime for decades. Israel has hated to memorialize anything, even internally if it can be avoided. Tony Blair also practiced this style by often holding lengthy meetings where he didn’t allow any transcriptions or even vague minute-keeping.

The Israelis have attempted to excel in double meanings or coded language. That’s one of the reasons they claim to be able to see coded language everywhere. It verges on the Kabalistic. Look at the Bible Code semi-nonsense. There are some interesting poetic devices in the Bible, but some Bible Code types start hallucinating; Oh yes, evil spirits.

Look at what Netanyahu bragged about.

“Every Israeli leader has known for years that dispatches are likely to leak out, so we adapted ourselves to the reality of leaks,” he said. “That has a bearing on who I invite to meetings. No classified Israeli material was exposed by WikiLeaks.”

Why try to jump to the conclusion that Julian had anything to do with that? Who’s hoping you won’t read all the linked articles and why?

Of course the Zionists have known this. There are people who look at them through a microscope to bring them down. I do it. I don’t like Zionism. In fact, I hate it with a passion. I don’t hate the descendants of Jacob though as if they are all some sort of evil seed more so than am I. There are lots of people who call themselves Jews in one form or another who earnestly desire the truth.

I’ve written about scores and scores of them on this blog. I’ll be damned, literally, before I become an ethnic bigot against Jews. It’s a sin to be an ethnic bigot. No human being knows who is and who is not beyond redemption in this age or the next. That’s God’s territory. Do you have God’s perspective? I’m working on obtaining it, but I know I’m in no position to slaughter people. All I have to do to know that is to look in the mirror and remember why I’ve repented.

As for the TIME interview, Julian definitely did not “praised Netanyahu as a hero of transparency and openness!” That’s a wild mischaracterization. It’s a sweeping jumping to conclusions for effect. Doing that calls into question the thrust of the whole IndyBay article. Read the interview word-for-word, as I did, and see if you find where Julian “praised Netanyahu as a hero of transparency and openness!” You won’t find it because it’s not there.

What he did was speak matter-of-factly about Netanyahu. He agreed with Netanyahu where Netanyahu was/is correct. That is not a blanket endorsement of Netanyahu’s policies or practices. Netanyahu was saying to the Arab leaders that they should have been openly saying Iran scares them rather than remaining publicly silent on it. Julian makes the point that by leaking what those Arabs have said, it might help the Iranians to become even more open themselves, thereby defusing the situation.

Iran is a prideful place. It’s written all over them. They don’t want to bend their knees to the U.S. They say they aren’t pursuing nuclear weapons, but they don’t want to strip naked and all go through the porno-scanners of nuclear-inspection invasiveness and limitations placed upon them unilaterally.

Work from that place rather than calling for the U.S., along with Israel, to bomb Iran into the Stone Age.

The TIME interview, far from condemning Julian Assange, shows him thinking out loud and revealing him to be someone working at deep thinking.

The fact that the world doesn’t know him isn’t entirely his fault. He answers the question posed. Ask better, more revealing questions.

The IndyBay article ends with a bone thrown to Assange:

Finally, it might be worth pointing out that Assange might have done what he is alleged to have done in order protect himself and ensure that the leaked documents are published so as to expose the American hypocrisy, which he is said to be obsessed with “at the expense of more fundamental aims.”

Combine Assange’s personal likely anti-Islamic sharia leanings with his desire to retain his “insurance.aes256″ file and private decryption key. Why would he give away the shop prematurely?

He has an agenda. What’s the full extent of it? I know I don’t agree with him 100%. Who does? Who agrees with anyone 100%? Who knows and understands anyone else 100%? Who knows and understands himself or herself 100%? The question is one of direction and becoming.

What do we want for the world?

The truth is best, and that’s not too good to be true.

I can’t judge any agreement Julian Assange may have made with any Israelis without seeing more than what’s been supplied to date via Daniel Domscheit-Berg. Can you in good conscience consign Julian to the trash heap based upon such scant info? Even the articles upon which others have condemned Julian have hedged.

If it turns out that he doesn’t give a damn about the ethnic-cleansing of Palestinians, then I’ll lump him in with Avigdor Lieberman and the rest of the fascists. The IndyBay article and the ones to which it links don’t get me there. I need solid evidence before that, just as I demand solid evidence from Netanyahu about Iran rather than just a bunch of “we think they might be….”

George W. Bush sold most Americans on war with lies. He knew that U.S. intelligence didn’t know where the WMD were because the U.N. Weapons Inspectors couldn’t find anything. If the CIA had known where, the U.N. would have gone there in a rush and the U.S. Pentagon and the NSA would have been recording it all from air and space. No big trucks or trains or whatever would have been able to move a thing from the “known” locations without the U.N. hearing about it and being shown the evidence. It never happened because there were no WMD.

So, do we just accept the word of the perjurers? I don’t.

Too bad the wolf actually shows up in the story “The Boy Who Cried Wolf.” Learn the moral of the story. That’s what parables are for.

Anyway, they are crying wolf when there isn’t one, again.

Who put out your forest fire, Bebe? Did the Turks help? Maybe you should let them go help in Palestine and Gaza too. Maybe you’d be loved rather than hated.

“Mister Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”

Just make sure there’s a President waiting who won’t send in the vultures rather than a helping hand, such as the Turks showed in helping to put out the fire.

If George H. W. Bush hadn’t been suffering from a lack of the vision thing, Russia could have transitioned without years of severe deprivation. The West sent in banksters — not a friendly or neighborly thing to have done to one opening up.

Now, here’s the opening of Gordon Duff’s anti-Assange piece:

Reports have come in today, tying Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, directly to Israeli intelligence and “Israel friendly” media outlets. We are told Assange, while at a Geneva meeting, agreed to allow Israel to select or censor all Wikileak output.

Despite the dramatic arrest of Julian Assange for rape, a story long hyped by the media, Assange “the martyr” now appears to be Assange “the Israeli spy.” Reports from inside Wikileaks differ greatly from the image presented by the press, an Assange tied to ultra-nationalist Israeli groups, an Assange with an extremist agenda, an Assange who sees himself as a geopolitical player, willing to censor, willing to fabricate and willing to betray.

“…directly to Israeli intelligence” where? The articles linked to by IndyBay, which Gordon Duff uses as his sources don’t say “Israeli intelligence.” They don’t identify the other parties. Maybe something is lost in the translation. Does Gordon read Arabic? It says “met with Israeli officials, believed to be intelligence personnel and / or diplomats.” That leaves it open where Gordon closes it. Why do that, Gordon? That doesn’t help the anti-Zionist cause.

If it comes out that they were definitely Israel intelligence, say it then but not before.

“…believed to be intelligence personnel and / or diplomats” by whom? It could be anyone. If they are only “believed to be,” then the parties making the allegations don’t really know, now do they.

“Israeli bodies semi-formal funded Osanj [Assange], and that diplomats Israelis gathered in Geneva and concluded deal with him not to publish any documents that would harm the interests of the Jewish state.” [Google translation] How does Daniel know that? Did Julian tell him?

Gordon also states, “We are told Assange, while at a Geneva meeting, agreed to allow Israel to select or censor all Wikileak output.” Where did he get that? It’s not in the linked articles.

He goes on to say:

Reports from inside Wikileaks differ greatly from the image presented by the press, an Assange tied to ultra-nationalist Israeli groups, an Assange with an extremist agenda, an Assange who sees himself as a geopolitical player, willing to censor, willing to fabricate and willing to betray.

“…an Assange tied to ultra-nationalist Israeli groups”? There just is nothing in those linked articles that supports this. It could be posed as a question, but to make such an emphatic declaration is wildly dangerous/reckless.

Man oh man, the cablegate cables released so far don’t show a smoking gun for 9/11. It they were to, I should think the people who perpetrated it are the dumbest clucks to come down the pike. They aren’t brilliant on all levels, I’ll grant that; but that stupid? Hey, let’s let every Private First Class (being groomed for intelligence work) see who did 9/11 (Top Secret). Oh, Gordon. The cablegate cables are not really “Top Secret.”

How can you know that any cables have magically disappeared, Gordon, just because they haven’t been released? How do you know that Bradley Manning or whomever had documentation of every negotiation?

Gordon goes on to say about Julian, “His article cites Murdoch as his inspiration. A day later, we learn that Assange was working, not just for Israeli ultranationalist Murdoch but for the Israel government as well.”

What Julian really said is this:

IN 1958 a young Rupert Murdoch, then owner and editor of Adelaide’s The News, wrote: “In the race between secrecy and truth, it seems inevitable that truth will always win.”

His observation perhaps reflected his father Keith Murdoch’s expose that Australian troops were being needlessly sacrificed by incompetent British commanders on the shores of Gallipoli. The British tried to shut him up but Keith Murdoch would not be silenced and his efforts led to the termination of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign.

Nearly a century later, WikiLeaks is also fearlessly publishing facts that need to be made public.

Hello, Gordon. Julian is calling Rupert back to better roots. It doesn’t show that Julian is “working…for Israeli ultranationalist Murdoch.” You make it sound as if he’s on the payroll. You don’t have evidence of that. He’s working indirectly for Murdoch only provided Rupert sees some light and changes his style quite a bit.

What Julian wants is Murdoch to stand up against the leadership of Australia that is decidedly Zionist. Haven’t you heard Julia Gillard railing against all things anti-Zionist? She’s hyper. She’s not supporting Julian even slightly.

Check out the following video. If you can’t watch the beginning (I recommend you watch the whole thing), go to 2:32 of the video to see and hear Julia Gillard, Julian Assange’s enemy, in action:

I’m not going to say that there are not other ways of taking some of the events that day, but I will say that I am a 9/11 Truther. The official-government version is hogwash.

So, what was Rupert going to do with a request for an op-ed by Assange, say no? He’s huge news, and doing that would have left Murdoch with Assange having huge ammunition that FOX and the rest of the Murdoch Empire is exactly what it has been being: Reactionary and Zionist, etc.

It is interesting Julian says he’s not anti-war. Okay, Julian. You’re anti “illegal” wars. You’re anti-so-call unjust wars. There. Is that better?

I am anti-war through-and-through — no qualifiers. Any collateral damage is unacceptable to me, and no one, including Julian Assange can guarantee me a perfect record on condemnation and the ultimate, final worldly punishment that is death of the flesh. It’s better left to the high power who is God because taking one innocent flesh life to save anyone else is premeditated murder even if you’ve never heard of the one. It’s the lesson of the crucifixion. They murdered him even though he sacrificed his fleshly life to save you (who hears him) from the liars.

Gordon then writes:

AN ISRAELI PSY-OP?

All three, Gingrich, Assange and Murdoch have several things in common. All are avid Zionists, supporters of Israel’s expansion. Murdoch, Australian born of a Jewish mother, is an Israeli citizen and the powerful guiding force behind the ultranationalist Likudist Party, the hardliners pushing to dispossess Palestine’s non-Jewish population, Israel’s anti-American political wing.

Assange, we know nothing of him other than the rumors and myths, now all brought into serious question.

Gingrich’s move to “the darkside” traces back to the beginnings of his political career.

What planet is this? “All three, Gingrich, Assange and Murdoch have several things in common. All are avid Zionists, supporters of Israel’s expansion.” Then suddenly, “Assange, we know nothing of him other than the rumors and myths, now all brought into serious question.” I thought you just said “Assange … [is one of the ] avid Zionists, supporters of Israel’s expansion.”

As Julian would say to you, which one am I? I can’t be both. Where are your facts, man?

By the way, how does Veterans Today Network rate being a Google News site? That strikes me as odd. Becoming a Google News site requires a great deal of something. When I look at the various blogs out there that are not Google News sites and then I compare those against Veterans Today Network, I wonder. I wonder out loud right here. I’m not saying that Gordon Duff never writes anything of value. I’ve liked plenty of things I’ve read on his site and that he’s written, but a Google News site? Well, I’d like to see Google open up to everybody. Google’s tiered approach stinks of greed. Some sites rate being “News” others first-tier Blogs and then all the rest are found only in “Blog Search.” Some of the best are in “Blog Search,” but you have to bookmark it or go through two levels above to get to them via Google News. Hey Gordon, Jews run Google. You must be a favorite of theirs.

So, WikiLeaks has 251,287 cablegate cables. It has released some 20,000 to date. Of the 20 thousand, 77 mention Israel. Okay, what does that prove concerning Julian Assange being Mossad? It proves absolutely nothing.

How many cables of the 251,287 deal with Zionist-Israel? Did Julian search on the terms? Has he actually read all 251,287?

Look, if there are cables dealing with Israel, Julian needs to release those even though most will be pro-Israel. Some will have some hard assessments if the other cables are any indication. Still, the State Department is an “ally” of Israel over the Arab states by reason of rich (some superrich) Zionists in the U.S. That’s how all the cables must be read.

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JULIAN ASSANGE: Wikileaks exposed secretly removing life-endangering data after publication

By VEXNEWS ⋅ December 11, 2010

assange Grahame Bowland and Luke Miller have kept a close eye on the documents released on Wikileaks. Their observations are disturbing and confirm what many have feared: that Wikileaks has endangered the lives of countless people identified in documents they’ve published.

The two gents – writing in a left-wing email newsletter that seemed not to want to recognise and give appropriate priority to the shocking nature of their tale – allege that Wikileaks has endangered countless lives by publishing information that revealed their identities to tyrants and terrorists willing and able to kill them.

PUBLISH FIRST, WORRY LATER
They explain that they have identified a pattern of Wikileaks publishing cables containing “names, places and conversations” only to later redact the information at a later date.

Bowland and Miller say that Wikileaks has done this secretly and retrospectively altering the information on the site, sometimes removing entire documents, presumably after complaints from potential victims or those government agencies concerned with minimising a loss of life.

They say that of 1203 diplomatic cables released at the time of publication, at least 365 of them have been altered since initial publication, with more than 45 substantially edited and at least 15 documents completely removed.

They reveal:

Examples of cables that were initially published with names but have been secretly censored at a later date include discussions with representatives of the US by nationals of their own countries’ elections, military activities and rulers.

In addition to names, whole sections of the cables have also been excised. One cable was taken down for three days and, when it returned, nearly half the content, including a frank discussion with the president of an African nation on a wide variety of topics, including the Israel-Palestine peace process and the war in Afghanistan, was missing. In a different cable, a secret escape route from a major country in the Middle East was initially described in detail but vanishe(d) in an update several days later.

This is a clear acknowledgement by Wikileaks that they have published information that has risked the lives of those willing to tell the truth about the nefarious activities of the world’s worst dictators and tyrants to US diplomats who then passed on the information to higher-ups in DC.

The unrivalled boss of WikiLeaks Julian Assange has repeatedly denied allegations he was guilty of recklessly mass-publishing leaked documents with callous disregard for the well-being of those identified within.

While Assange is to be commended for correcting these mistakes, they are now clearly occurring so regularly that allegations of systemic failure can be justified.

It is clear he doesn’t like the United States although his agenda beyond that isn’t clear beyond being desperate to be seen as a hero. Heroes don’t have potentially vast numbers of innocent victims, the collateral damage caused by Assange may be incalculable.

We love a good leak. But…

Wikileaks has become a strange cause célèbre of the anti-American Left. Those so championed can do no wrong in the eyes of those intent on wounding the US.

It’s horrifying to think how many people who’d sought assistance in battling the world’s many powerful tyrants and terrorists have had their security compromised by Wikileaks.

While we respect the arguments of those who say diplomacy is about pursuing peace and that our governments maintain secrets for good reason, we don’t say Wikileaks is inherently bad.

Indeed, we’ve been amused to see how many of the stories around Wikileaks US diplomatic cables have affirmed the great extent to which the US is a force for good in the world, in fact constantly approached by other nations to sort out their own problems with menacing neighbours. The Saudi encouragement to the Americans to invade Iran for example. Iranian and some particularly exotic conspiracy theorists have convinced themselves it was a deliberate leak by the US or that Israel is somehow behind it all.

We love a good leak. But…

Even the leak of what politicians tell diplomats at cocktail parties is fine by us too as long as it’s not falsely presented as “US secret informants” or “moles” or “spies” or whatever other filth recently came out of the Fairfax press in their vicious defamation of the thrill-killed Mark Arbib. Some ask why we wish The Age/SMH ill, there can be no better illustration of why than their indecent treatment of Senator Arbib, a man we’ve regularly criticised but whose patriotism is beyond genuine dispute.

But if the leak is illegal, most importantly, if the leak endangers lives, then it cannot be said to be a good thing.

Authorities are often quick to attack the media as “irresponsible” for publishing what they don’t want them to but putting lives at risk in this way is much worse than irresponsible, it is probably criminal and if it isn’t it should be.

Many of the victims of Wikileaks will never have their story told by a salivating left-wing broadsheet press who’ve treated Assange like a messiah in return for access to the leaked cables.

While Wikileaks papers over the cracks of their injudicious publication of information identifying those who have co-operated with the US in undermining terrorists and tyrants, we don’t doubt that the world’s bad guys are keeping a very close eye on everything put up on the site, saving copies long before the site’s administrators get around to redacting the documents.

Yes, we can be sure there’ll be victims. It’s a jungle out there. A jungle made even less safe by Wikileaks irresponsibly naming good people who’ve taken risks for freedom.

There’ll be victims. And we’ll never hear their screams.

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Exposed: Wikileaks struck a deal with Israel over cable leaks

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“Assange met with Israeli officials in Geneva earlier this year and struck the secret deal. The Israel government, it seems, had somehow found out or expected that the documents to be leaked contained a large number of documents about the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and Gaza in 2006 and 2008-9 respectively. These documents, which are said to have originated mainly from the Israeli embassies in Tel Aviv and Beirut, where removed and possibly destroyed by Assange, who is the only person who knows the password that can open these documents, the sources added.”

We should obviously all support WikiLeaks and its founder and spokesperson, Julian Assange, who has just been arrested in Britain, in this dirty war by states around the globe against transparency and openness. But in the world of politics, sadly, things are never as innocent as they appear. According to new revelations, Assange had allegedly struck a deal with Israel before the recent ‘cable gate’, which may explain why the leaks “were good for Israel,” as the Israeli prime minister put it.

A number of commentators, particularly in Turkey and Russia, have been wondering why the hundreds of thousands of American classified documents leaked by the website last month did not contain anything that may embarrass the Israeli government, like just about every other state referred to in the documents. The answer appears to be a secret deal struck between the WikiLeaks “heart and soul”, as Assange humbly described himself once [1], with Israeli officials, which ensured that all such documents were ‘removed’ before the rest were made public.

According to an Arabic investigative journalism website [2], Assange had received money from semi-official Israeli sources and promised them, in a “secret, video-recorded agreement,” not to publish any document that may harm Israeli security or diplomatic interests.

The sources of the Al-Haqiqa report are said to be former WikiLeaks volunteers who have left the organisation in the last few months over Assange’s “autocratic leadership” and “lack of transparency.”

In a recent interview with the German daily Die Tageszeitung, former WikiLeaks spokesperson Daniel Domscheit-Berg said he and other WikiLeaks dissidents are planning to launch their own whistleblowers’ platform to fulfil WikiLeaks’s original aim of “limitless file sharing.” [3]

Mr Domscheit-Berg, who is about to publish a book about his days ‘Inside WikiLeaks’, accuses Assange of acting as a “king” against the will of others in the organisation by “making deals” with media organisations that are meant to create an explosive effect, which others in WikiLeaks either know little or nothing about. [4]

Furthermore, Assange’s eagerness for headline-grabbing scoops meant that WikiLeaks had not been able to ‘restructure’ itself to cope with this surge of interest, insiders add. This has meant that smaller leaks, which might be of interest to people at a local level, are now being overlooked for the sake of big stories. [5]

According to the Al-Haqiqa sources, Assange met with Israeli officials in Geneva earlier this year and struck the secret deal. The Israel government, it seems, had somehow found out or expected that the documents to be leaked contained a large number of documents about the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and Gaza in 2006 and 2008-9 respectively. These documents, which are said to have originated mainly from the American embassies in Tel Aviv and Beirut, where removed and possibly destroyed by Assange, who is the only person who knows the password that can open these documents, the sources added.

Indeed, the published documents seem to have a ‘gap’ stretching over the period of July – September 2006, during which the 33-day Lebanon war took place. Is it possible that US diplomats and officials did not have any comments or information to exchange about this crucial event but spent their time ‘gossiping’ about every other ‘trivial’ Middle-Eastern matter?

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Firefighters For 9/11 Truth Debunk Assange: Irrefutable Evidence of Cover-Up (VIDEO)

“118 FIRST RESPONDERS HEARD EXPLOSIONS…..”

One of the many groups of dedicated professionals insulted by Julian Assange is “Firefighters for 9/11 Truth.” This is their video. Assange says they are liars but even Fox News now admits that Building 7 was destroyed by explosives.

Assange staked the reputation of Wikileaks on the public never learning about Building 7. Who would want to silence the biggest controversy in history? Why is Julian Assange doing this? Who is he?

Source: www.veteranstoday.com…

Architects and Engineers, Pilots, Military and Intelligence Officers, tens of thousands of America’s finest and most dedicated professionals have, for years, risked their careers and reputations to defend their country, really defend the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Julian Assange has attacked them relentlessly.

This is some pretty good information and will hopefully make people think twice about Assange and WL. Don’t fall for this obvious trap that is WL. It is becomming more and more obvious to me that WL is not what it seems. Why is the media following Assange? Why not just ignore him, as they do with everything else that doesn’t support the status quo? In fact, not only have the media focused on Assange, but they have defined him into this modern-day super sleauth, “hell-bent on doing good”. Since when has the MSM ever given these types the time of day?

Then, why would Assange care about 9/11? He should know perfectly well that he wouldn’t have access to such documents or informaiton, so why is he pretending to? After all, almost all of the “leaks” released through WL have been extremely low-level stuff, such stuff that even the lowliest private could have access to. It is becoming more and more clear to me that WL and Assange has an agenda and that agenda doesn’t seem to force tranparency into government, but rather to shape public opinion, such as what Israel seems to be so good at. In order to believe Assange on 9/11, you would have to throw out common-sense and plenty of eye-witness testimony, along with expert analysis (and foresic evidence). However, one has to ask why Assange would be so adamant on 9/11, unless of course he was forwarding some ulterior agenda.

We also have to ask why Assange went to “hide-out” in London after this latest dump. Wouldn;t London be one of the last places anyone would hide, if trying to avoid the authorities? That would seem to be the case unless Assange has “protectors”.

Then, we have a guy who claims to be about transparency, yet he isn;t transparent about his own operations, hence the “insurence file” or threat to release a “bomb-shell”. If he was about tranparency, whatever the cost, then he wouldn’t be holding back such informaiton in the first place and the fact that he admits to, goes against his own mission statement.

–airspoonedit on 10-12-2010 by airspoon because: (no reason given)

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Wikileaks’ leader Julian Assange accepts a CD from Rudolph Elmer which reveals tax evation by wealthy clients of Swiss Bank Julius Baer, a rival of the Rothschild Bank in Switzerland.

Puppetworld Post Exclusive, last updated Jan 18 2011

After being made famous, Julian Assange’s first task is to wound a rival bank of the Rothschild Bank in Switzerland.  The rival is Bank Julius Baer, the top Swiss bank for centuries: the competing Rothschild Bank AG opened in Switzerland in 1968.

On January 17, 2011, Assange held a press conference at The Frontline Club where Rudolf Elmer, a former employee of Bank Julius Baer, gave Assange private files from the bank’s Cayman Islands’ operation.  Elmer said he wanted to expose mass tax evasion before he flies back to Switzerland to stand trial for stealing information from a bank.  Although Elmer has not named the tax evaders, he claims the CD files contain information about 40 politicians, many business people, multinational conglomerates and “people who have made their living in the arts.”

Rothschilds’ Swiss Bank Battles: Assange’s press conference was actually a public threat to Bank Julius Baer:  Wikileaks first disclosed some of Elmer’s Julius-Baer material in 2008, naming ten clients.  At the time, Julius Baer sued and got a court injunction to effectively shut down Wikileaks.org at its web host in California.  Subsequently, the law firm Fox Rothschild represented Wikileaks, got the injunction overturned, and got Wikileaks.org back on line.  Immediately, WL commenced leaking more of Elmer’s documents, which was damaging to Bank Julius Baer.

Bank JB got a lot of negative publicity from its attempt to censor the Internet.  When JB lost the suit, their super-elite clients became fearful of being exposed and prosecuted for tax evasion and money laundering.  Julius Baer shares dropped 60% during the next ten months.  On Dec. 4, 2008, the 52-year-old CEO of Julius Baer, Alex Widmer, was unexpectedly found dead.

“He was the most important person in private banking,” said a Zurich-based trader.

“This is a setback for the bank (Julius Baer),” a Swiss trading analyst said.

Reports of the cause of death were contradictory and vague and an autopsy was never released.

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange filming a video for The Economist (a Rothschild publication) which gave him its New Media Award

Wikileaks’ many other links to Rothschilds

The recent imprisonment of Wikileaks’ Julian Assange strains credulity.   His arrest by Interpol, his incarceration under draconian conditions for breaking a condom are in themselves highly unlikely events, but the timing of his imprisonment with the release of classified US cables and the campaign against Wikileaks’ funding and website host bear the trademarks of a covert operation.

The Puppetworld Post has uncovered many links between Wikileaks and the international Rothschild network:

–a sister-in-law and second cousin of the Rothschilds posted bail for Julian Assange (Puppetworld Post exclusive)

–The Economist (a Rothschild magazine) gave Assange its New Media Award in 2008

–Wikileaks used the law firm Fox Rothschild to overturn a judge’s ruling to order a web host to shut down the Wikileaks site
– The Guardian and The New York Times, two of Assange’s media partners, are linked to the Rothschilds (PwP exclusive)
–the owner of the mansion where Assange was eventually put under house arrest has links to Rothschilds
–Assange’s lawyer is also Rothschilds’ lawyer
–US Senator Joe Lieberman who was ultimately responsible for making Assange the largest media personality of the decade, is a member of the Council On Foreign Relations (a Rothschild organization)

[The Rothschilds are an international family of bankers at the centre of a web of wealthy families who control most the countries through a worldwide network of: privately-owned central banks (masquerading as federal banks), major news chains, trusts, councils, etcetera.   An unnamed source has put their monetary worth near $100 trillion—dwarfing the net worth of the likes of Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Ted Turner, etc.]

Zac Goldsmith (married to Kate Rothschild) winning the election with sister, Jemima Khan (nee Goldsmith)(right), and mother, Annabel Goldsmith

Socialite, heiress Jemima Khan (nee Goldsmith) posted 20 000 pounds ($32 000) for the bail of Wikileaks’ leader Julian Assange.  She’s genetically related to the Rothschilds and she is a sister-in-law (Daily Mail Online, 10 May 2010).  Her father, the late James Goldsmith—British banker, publisher–is a cousin to the Rothschilds.   James’ grandfather Adolphe Goldschmidt  came to London as a multi-millionaire in 1895 and changed the family name from the German Goldschmidt to the English Goldsmith.   The Goldschmidts, like their neighbors and relatives the Rothschilds, had been prosperous merchant bankers in Frankfurt Germany since the 16th century (Wikipedia).
Following the Rothschild’s  centuries-old edict to interbreed,  Jemima Khan’s brother, Ben, wed Kate Rothschild in 2003 and recently her other brother, Zac, a new MP in British parliament had been having an affair with his brother’s sister-in-law, Alice Rothschild (Kate’s sister), up until he divorced his wife four days after he was elected MP.  Zac and Alice are presently living together.   Khan’s brothers are marrying into Rothschild wealth.

The Rothschilds began grooming Julian Assange in 2008, when Wikileaks was awarded The Economist’s New Media Award.  The Economist is the voice of Britain’s establishment (led by the British Rothschilds) which has, for example, on balance, supported Britain’s involvement in the Iraq war.    Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild was chairman of The Economist from 1972 to 1989.   His wife Lynn Forester de Rothschild currently sits on The Economist’s board. The Rothschild family also has a large shareholder interest in The Economist.
At first blush, it is incredulous that the The Economist, the pinnacle of the establishment, would give their award to Assange knowing full well that he was releasing classified government documents and being overly aware of the havoc this will create in the world.  The Rothschilds’ oft- stated goal (over the centuries) is for a One World Government (i.e. The New World Order).   To this end they engineer conflict between nations, to create crises that will then be utilized to increase the power of international entities – the UN, World Bank, IMF, etc.   For example, they (and other closely-related families like the Schiffs) financed the Bolsheviks.  In the past, the Rothschild empire have profited by bankrolling both sides of war.

US senator Joe Lieberman is the Rothschild’s point man in America.   During the last presidential election, he took his friend, Republican candidate John McCain to Jacob Rothschild’s house for a fund-raiser for McCain.  Lieberman is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (a Rothschild cabal which is essentially the shadow government of the US).   Lieberman’s recent actions resulted in cutting off the money supply of Wikileaks:  Paypal, Mastercard, Visa, stopped accepting donations for Wikileaks.   Lieberman publicly took credit  for censoring Wikileaks’ website by pressuring Amazon to stop hosting the website.  The result was that Anonymous hactivists launched attacks on the websites of companies (above) which had discontinued service to Wikileaks.    Lieberman’s campaign against Wikileaks had the effect of increasing the martyrdom and hence the popularity of Assange and Wikileaks.  Lieberman made  Assange a star, nearly becoming Time magazine’s Man of The Year.
Julian Assange’s lawyer is Mark Stephens of Finers Stephens Innocent, a major London elite law firm.   They are the legal adviser to the Rothschild’s prestigious Waddesdon Trust.
Assange’s main media partner is The Guardian.    The Guardian has been infiltrated by  Rothschilds.  The Guardian is controlled by Guardian Media Group whose chairman is Paul Myners a past employee of N. M. Rothschild Limited & Sons Limited.  Guardian Media Group is owned by Scott Trust which became a limited private company in 2008 with all trustees becoming directors of the Scott Trust.  Anthony Salz was appointed as a trustee of Scott Trust in 2009:  He is currently executive vice-chairman of the investment Bank Rothschild.
The Guardian gave the US cables to the current New York Times.   The chairman of the NYT is Arthur Sulzberger Jr., a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  He is the son of Arthur Ochs Sulzberger and grandson of Arthur Hays Sulzberger who served as a Trustee for the Rockefeller Foundation (in cahoots with Rothschilds for One World Government).
After a time in a real prison, Assange was “imprisoned” in a countryside mansion at the home of Vaughan Smith, the owner of Frontline Trust, a news organization that seeks to influence TV journalists.   Frontline is funded by George Soros’ organization, Open Society Institute, and George Soros is intimately intertwined with the Rothschilds.  George Soros has been a frequent business partner with James Goldsmith (father of Jemima Khan and cousin of the Rothschilds).  The director of Soros’ Open Society Institute, Richard Katz was director of N M Rothschild & Sons for 16 years.  Other board members like Nils Taube also hold positions in Rothschild banks, etcetera.    On October 25 and July 27 this year, Assange was a speaker at Vaughan Smith’s Frontline Trust.
Most people seem to believe that current events just happen, that events in the news are chain reactions of accidents, and that people with money and power sit idly by, watching events unfold.    However, The Rothschilds thrive on manipulating the markets by having insider information while propagating contrary misinformation.  In this way, they make huge profits.   Assange has already said that damaging information on one US bank will be released.  In this fragile recovery, the crisis could be pivotal.   The Guardian and the New York Times have this information so it is available to Rothschilds in order to “short” the bank before the information is released.  Wikileaks is an invaluable tool for the Rothschilds to manipulate the financial markets, the whole monetary system, the future of nations, and the public.

The information (or misinformation) from Wikileaks also serves the Rothschild’s aim to increase conflict among nations in order to further their goal of One World Government.

Caution: This site is anti-plutocratic, not antisemitic.  Bigotted comments will not be tolerated

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War on Workers

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On America Working / The war on workers

September 04, 2006|By David Sirota

U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige labeled one “a terrorist organization.” Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, called them “a clear and present danger to the security of the United States.” And U.S. Rep. Charles Norwood, R-Ga., claimed they employ “tyranny that Americans are fighting and dying to defeat in Iraq and Afghanistan” and are thus “enemies of freedom and democracy,” who show “why we still need the Second Amendment” to defend ourselves with firearms.

Who are these supposed threats to America? No, not Osama bin Laden followers, but labor unions made up of millions of workers — janitors, teachers, firefighters, police officers, you name it.

Bashing organized labor is a Republican pathology, to the point where unions are referenced with terms reserved for military targets. In his 1996 article, headlined “GOP Readies for War With Big Labor,” conservative columnist Robert Novak cheered the creation of a “GOP committee task force on the labor movement” that would pursue a “major assault” on unions. As one Republican lawmaker told Novak, GOP leaders champion an “anti-union attitude that appeals to the mentality of hillbillies at revival meetings.”

The hostility, while disgusting, is unsurprising. Unions wield power for workers, meaning they present an obstacle to Republican corporate donors, who want to put profit-making over other societal priorities.

Think the minimum wage just happened? Think employer-paid health care and pensions have been around for as long as they have by some force of magic? Think again — unions used collective bargaining to preserve these benefits. As the saying goes, union members are the folks that brought you the weekend.

The government’s numbers explain how unions have helped their members. According to an analysis of federal data by the Labor Research Association, average union members receive a quarter more in compensation than nonunion workers. Eighty-nine percent of union members have access to employer-sponsored health care, compared to just 67 percent of nonunion workers. Unionized workers receive 26 percent more vacation than nonunion workers.

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States vs. Unions: Wisconsin’s war on workers

Published On Thu Mar 03 2011

To hear Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker tell it, the Badger State is “broke.” So he has just rolled out a $30 billion budget stuffed with radical cuts to erase a $3.6 billion deficit, and coupled with a heavy-handed bid to hobble civil service unions. The incendiary package has triggered a political uproar, and concern about spillover here.

As Brenda Shillington, a Toronto representative for the Public Service Alliance of Canada, told CBC Radio on Wednesday, “It’s something that could happen here,” though probably in a more incremental way as governments pare costs. Wisconsin is well beyond contracting out garbage pickup.

Walker, a newly-elected Republican hardliner, has taken on organized labour with a partisan zeal that has many Americans, not just Democrats, recoiling in disbelief. As the Star’s Robert Benzie reports, workers have besieged the legislature. Even U.S. President Barack Obama has been drawn in. He fears that civil servants are being “denigrated or vilified,” and their rights are being infringed upon.

It’s not an idle concern. As Tuesday’s budget shows, the pain of Walker’s overall $4.2 billion two-year cost-cutting won’t be spread equitably through Wisconsin’s 3 million-strong taxpaying workforce. Public service workers, who number 170,000, will carry much of the load. These teachers, civil servants, health workers and others will shell out nearly $1.5 billion more in health care and pension premiums. That is designed to offset steep cuts in transfers to schools and local government.

At the same time Walker is exempting police and firefighters, two groups the Republicans court, from sharing the pain. And he is handing out $200 million or more in tax breaks to private enterprise.

Yet despite this unevenness, in the U.S. climate of belt-tightening Wisconsin public workers are resigned to pay the higher health and pension costs. They recognize that on average American private-sector workers pay even more. They’re resigned to do their bit to balance the state books.

Where Walker has gone from budget balancing to labour bashing is with his “budget repair” legislation that guts public workers’ union rights. He proposes to hobble their ability negotiate wages by limiting future raises to inflation, except in the unlikely case that the voters agree in a referendum to more. Unions would lose the right to bargain benefits such as pensions and health. They have to vote annually to recertify their unions. And union dues would no longer be deducted at source.

To many, including Democrat state senators who have bolted to Illinois to deny Walker the quorum he needs to get a vote on the measures, this looks more like Tea Party labour-bashing than prudent cost containment. And Wisconsin isn’t unique. Ohio and other states are targeting civil service unions. Yet a recent national poll found that more Americans sided with Wisconsin’s civil servants, than with Walker. And another found that Americans, by a margin of nearly 2 to 1, oppose weakening public workers’ bargaining rights.

All this is a cautionary tale for Canadian policy-makers. Conservatives may be tempted to go the Wisconsin route. But that would be folly. In part because Canadian taxpayers rightly recognize the value of funding public services, our governments are not in as dire straits. What belt-tightening needs to be done here ought to be managed without placing crippling burdens on local authorities, bashing the public service or kneecapping union rights. We’re all in this together.

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Wisconsin to Washington: GOP declares war against workers
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by Brent Budowsky | February 19, 2011 – 1:11pm


What Republicans are doing from Madison, Wis., to Washington, D.C., is waging a war against workers that will destroy a million jobs for Americans.

The GOP is waging a war against teachers, against firefighters, against police, against programs that create jobs, against men and women who hunger for jobs, against pay equity for women, and against the economic recovery that has only begun.

I will guarantee that when the full budget proposals of House Republicans are added to the full budget proposals of Republican governors, leading and objective analysts will conclude that a million American jobs will be lost.

The Republicans are not engaging in deficit reduction, they are fomenting a political civil war based on an ideology that is radical and extreme compared not only to generations of Democrats, but to generations of the most respected Republicans who never proposed anything like what Republicans are proposing today.

Just watch the House Republicans, voting in rapid fire on amendments they could not have had the time to read, attacking one program after another in a campaign that will destroy jobs America needs.

This is not a war against deficits, it is a war against collective bargaining, a war against job-creating programs, a war against the very idea of government creating jobs.

In many cases this is a war against policies that help women, a war against pay equity for women, a war against new jobs for women and a war against poor women and their daughters and sons.

In 1937, Franklin Roosevelt, under pressure from what was called the conservative coalition of that time, supported cutbacks in spending that caused a relapse of Depression-era conditions at the very moment the economy was recovering. Republicans would repeat that disastrous mistake today.

There are plenty of good ways to lower the deficit, but destroying jobs with ideologically extreme attacks on programs that create jobs is a disastrous attack of epic and historic proportions.

The Republican Speaker might say “so be it” when jobs are destroyed, but a program that would destroy a million jobs is bad for workers, bad for jobs and bad for America.

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Cost Cutting? Or War on Government Workers?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Ending Collective Bargaining Rights: ‘You Can’t Negotiate if You Don’t Have Any Money’

By HUMA KHAN

Feb. 16, 2011—

When House Speaker John Boehner uttered “so be it” if federal government jobs are lost, Democrats pounced on his words. But the Ohio Republican’s not-so-carefully crafted words are a sign of a bigger battle over government jobs being fought across the country.

As lawmakers figure out ways to trim the budget deficit, both federal and state worker jobs are coming under renewed scrutiny.

The House Republicans’ continuing resolution that would fund the government for the remainder of the year, if it passes, calls for hefty cuts in federal agency budgets and would directly affect salaries and jobs.

Even President Obama’s budget, released Monday, includes a two-year freeze on federal employee salaries, although they would still be eligible for pay raises under promotions.

State workers across the United States are in a similar — if not worse — conundrum.

In a case that has perhaps triggered the most uproar, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is trying to strip public employees of their collective bargaining rights. Some observers say it is a deliberate attempt to undermine unions.

Walker says though they may seem politically bold, the cuts he’s proposing are modest and needed.

“If we don’t do this, there will be layoffs. By July 1, when the next budget starts, we’ll have to have layoffs of 5,500 state workers plus a similar number of county and city workers,” Walker told ABC News. “You can’t negotiate if you don’t have any money — and we don’t have any money. Wer’e not negotiating on the budget.”

Walker insisted that he offered to negotiate with unions but they didn’t bite.

“I offered to negotiate with the unions earlier and they had no interest,” he said. “This controversy over collective bargaining is a red herring at the tail end. Unions didn’t’ want to negotiate with me, and now they claim they do.”

Elsewhere, California Gov. Jerry Brown has enacted a state hiring freeze.

Florida legislators are looking at changing state worker benefits so that employees have to contribute to their own health care and retirement plans, as private-sector workers do.

“We’ve seen it before but never to this extent,” said Jeffrey Keefe, associate professor at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. “This is a very coordinated campaign nationwide by the Republicans to basically destroy public-sector unions and public-sector workforce and eliminate their opposition.

“These public-sector unions tend to support Democrats and this is a way of eliminating one way the Democratic Party raises money.”

But others say the conversation about how to re-tool government jobs is one that should’ve begun years ago, when President George W. Bush added a slew of new positions.

“Over the last decade, federal wages and benefits have soared, on average, far above the private-sector level, so something is going on in the federal workforce that really needs to be investigated,” said Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies at the libertarian-leaning Cato Institute.

At the state level, “wages are reasonable but it’s the benefits that are way out of whack,” he added.

In many states, “pension plans are vastly underfunded or overpromised, so they have big financing gaps.”

A USA Today analysis in August found that federal workers’ average salaries have grown to more than double their private-sector counterparts, and that they’ve been awarded better pay and benefit increases for nine consecutive years.

Some experts say those numbers should be taken with caution because federal government workers are likely to be more skilled and higher-educated than their private-sector counterparts.

Battle Over Government Workers

The story on the state level, however, is different. Keefe’s analysis, published by the nonpartisan Economic Policy Institute, found that in Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan — where state workers’ benefits are under scrutiny — public-sector employees earn lower wages and receive less in total compensation, including benefits, than comparable private-sector workers.

Targeting public sector employees isn’t a new phenomenon. There were similar outcries during the fiscal crisis of the 1970s, but the severity of the crisis today far exceeds that of four decades ago.

“The current economic crisis is more severe than what happened in the mid-1970s,” said Joseph McCartin, a labor historian and director of the Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. “Second, the public sector labor movement is more vulnerable today than it was then.

“Today, public sector workers are more easily scapegoated than was true 30 years ago.”

With union presence in the private sector dwindling, much of their membership in many states comes from public-sector employees.

Union membership varies from state to state. It’s higher in the Northeast and some Midwestern states, with virtually little or no presence in the South. Fewer federal government workers are part of unions, roughly 20 to 30 percent, Keefe said.

At the state level, the push to alter the way unions can bargain on behalf of their employees has been brewing for years.

In 2004, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels barred highway police, hospital attendants, mechanics and other state employees from collectively bargaining for pay and benefit increases. Similar measures are now being discussed in Wisconsin and Ohio.

On the national level, Boehner’s “so be it” statement Tuesday may have come as a shock to some, but the rhetoric isn’t new.

In September, the then-minority leader called taxpayer subsidies of federal jobs “nonsense.”

“It’s just nonsense to think that taxpayers are subsidizing the fattened salaries and pensions of federal bureaucrats who are out there right now making it harder to create private sector jobs,” he said.

Republicans campaigned on the promise of cutting federal agency budgets and putting “Uncle Sam on a diet,” in the words of now Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va.

ABC News’ Alan Farnham contributed to this report.

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Koch Bros and Walker: Open War on Workers

Koch Industries, the private company of the billionaire Koch brothers Charles and David, is an oil and gas, chemicals, cattle, forestry, and synthetics giant — and also a major force for punishing Main Street Americans. Charles and David Koch (pronounced “coke”) have directed many millions of their shared $43 billion net worth into a vast propaganda machine that’s corrupting American politics in order to reward their pollution-based enterprise. The Koch brothers have played an integral role in provoking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) notorious attempt to crush Wisconsin’s public sector unions. Koch Industries contributed $43,000 to Walker’s gubernatorial campaign, and Koch political operatives encouraged the newly elected governor to take on the unions. Koch Industries is a major player in Wisconsin: Koch owns a coal company subsidiary with facilities in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Ashland and Sheboygan; six timber plants throughout the state; and a large network of pipelines. Since the showdown began two weeks ago, Koch-funded front groups like Americans for Prosperity (AFP) — which is chaired by David Koch — and the American Legislative Exchange Council have organized counter-protests, prepped GOP lawmakers with anti-labor legislative talking points and even announced an anti-union advertising campaign. For now, however, the AFP message doesn’t appear to be resonating: Koch-backed pro-Walker demonstrations have had low attendance and were dwarfedby pro-union supporters in Madison this week.

Feb. 26, 2011; Photo by Al Rodgers

By Faiz Shakir, Benjamin Armbruster, George Zornick, Zaid Jilani, Alex Seitz-Wald, Brad Johnson, and Tanya Somanader at ThinkProgress

KNEE-CAPPING UNIONS: In a speech earlier this month at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Americans For Prosperity-Michigan Executive Director Scott Hagerstrom revealed the true goal of his group and allies like Walker. Speaking at CPAC’s “Panel for Labor Policy,” Hagerstrom said that even more than cutting taxes and regulations, AFP really wants to “take the unions out at the knees.” Knee-capping free labor has long been a goal of the Koch brothers and their many front groups. In the run-up to the 2010 elections, the Kochs worked with other anti-labor billionaires, corporations and activists to fund conservative candidates and groups across the country. Now after viciously opposing pro-middle class policies for years, Koch Industries is trying to eliminate the only organizations which serve as a counterweight to its well-oiled corporate machine. Believing he was talking with David Koch, Walker told a prankster his plans to crush the unions. Koch’s AFP operatives are now working with “state officials in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania to urge them to duplicate Walker’s crusade in Wisconsin.”

PUSHING POISON: According to EPA databases, Koch businesses are huge polluters, emitting thousands of pounds of toxic pollutants. As soon as he got into office, Walker started cutting environmental regulations and appointed a Republican known for her disregard for environmental regulations to lead the Department of Natural Resources. In addition, Walker has stated his opposition to clean energy jobs policies that might draw workers away from Koch-owned interests. The Koch political poison has spread across the nation. Robocalls from Koch’s Americans for Prosperity group flooded New Hampshire in support of a bill that would repeal participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which has cut greenhouse pollution and created 1,130 jobs as a result of energy efficiency benefits. AFP climate deniers in New Jersey are trying to kill RGGI there as well. Koch’s main man in Congress, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), inserted an amendment to slash EPA funding in the House GOP’s already wildly anti-environment budget. Koch’s many subsidiaries have filed challenges against health and environmental rules from toxic chemical disclosure to dumping in streams.

LABOR The Kochs Versus Main Street

Koch Industries, the private company of the billionaire Koch brothers Charles and David, is an oil and gas, chemicals, cattle, forestry, and synthetics giant — and also a major force for punishing Main Street Americans. Charles and David Koch (pronounced “coke”) have directed many millions of their shared $43 billion net worth into a vast propaganda machine that’s corrupting American politics in order to reward their pollution-based enterprise. The Koch brothers have played an integral role in provoking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) notorious attempt to crush Wisconsin’s public sector unions. Koch Industries contributed $43,000 to Walker’s gubernatorial campaign, and Koch political operatives encouraged the newly elected governor to take on the unions. Koch Industries is a major player in Wisconsin: Koch owns a coal company subsidiary with facilities in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Ashland and Sheboygan; six timber plants throughout the state; and a large network of pipelines. Since the showdown began two weeks ago, Koch-funded front groups like Americans for Prosperity (AFP) — which is chaired by David Koch — and the American Legislative Exchange Council have organized counter-protests, prepped GOP lawmakers with anti-labor legislative talking points and even announced an anti-union advertising campaign. For now, however, the AFP message doesn’t appear to be resonating: Koch-backed pro-Walker demonstrations have had low attendance and were dwarfed by pro-union supporters in Madison this week.

KNEE-CAPPING UNIONS: In a speech earlier this month at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), Americans For Prosperity-Michigan Executive Director Scott Hagerstrom revealed the true goal of his group and allies like Walker. Speaking at CPAC’s “Panel for Labor Policy,” Hagerstrom said that even more than cutting taxes and regulations, AFP really wants to “take the unions out at the knees.” Knee-capping free labor has long been a goal of the Koch brothers and their many front groups. In the run-up to the 2010 elections, the Kochs worked with other anti-labor billionaires, corporations and activists to fund conservative candidates and groups across the country. Now after viciously opposing pro-middle class policies for years, Koch Industries is trying to eliminate the only organizations which serve as a counterweight to its well-oiled corporate machine. Believing he was talking with David Koch, Walker told a prankster his plans to crush the unions. Koch’s AFP operatives are now working with “state officials in Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania to urge them to duplicate Walker’s crusade in Wisconsin.”

PUSHING POISON: According to EPA databases, Koch businesses are huge polluters, emitting thousands of pounds of toxic pollutants. As soon as he got into office, Walker started cutting environmental regulations and appointed a Republican known for her disregard for environmental regulations to lead the Department of Natural Resources. In addition, Walker has stated his opposition to clean energy jobs policies that might draw workers away from Koch-owned interests. The Koch political poison has spread across the nation. Robocalls from Koch’s Americans for Prosperity group flooded New Hampshire in support of a bill that would repeal participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), which has cut greenhouse pollution and created 1,130 jobs as a result of energy efficiency benefits. AFP climate deniers in New Jersey are trying to kill RGGI there as well. Koch’s main man in Congress, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), inserted an amendment to slash EPA funding in the House GOP’s already wildly anti-environment budget. Koch’s many subsidiaries have filed challenges against health and environmental rules from toxic chemical disclosure to dumping in streams.

RICH FINK DEFENDS KOCHS: Even while local business leaders have called for Walker to end his assault on Wisconsin unions, Koch executives have said that they “will not step back at all” and pointed to the importance of their “grassroots” group, saying, “it is good to have them on the ground, in the battle, trying to help out.” Rich Fink, the executive vice president of Koch Industries who oversees their ideological campaigns, defended the billionaire brothers in an interview with the National Review Online by blaming “the Left.” “With the Left trying to intimidate the Koch brothers to back off of their support for freedom and signaling to others that this is what happens if you oppose the administration and its allies, we have no choice but to continue to fight.” The Koch brothers, who have been increasing their personal wealth by billions even as they have fired thousands of workers, are really just victims of a vast left-wing conspiracy, Fink claims. “This is part of an orchestrated campaign that has been going on for many months. It involves the Obama administration, the Center for American Progress, aligned left-wing groups, and their friends in the media. This is just the latest salvo in their attacks on the Koch brothers and Koch Industries. But it is an escalation — they’re now bringing in some labor groups, which they have not done before.” Somehow, Rich Fink seems unaware that his own operatives have declared open war on American workers.

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GOP Wages War on Workers


Source: Progressive Populist
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GOP Declares War on Wisconsin Workers

Gov. Scott Walker figured to lead the national Republican rout of public employee unions. But the unions decided to fight back.

By Roger Bybee

From his first day in office Jan. 7, new Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker has been aggressively applying huge jolts of what Shock Doctrine author Naomi Klein called “shock therapy” — forcing the acceptance of unpopular policies upon a population demobilized and disoriented by the Great Recession.

Walker, in line with strategies developed by right-wing funders like Karl Rove, the Koch Brothers, the Club for Growth and groups like the American Legislative Exchange Council, launched the most aggressive attack on public-employee unionism seen anywhere in the nation on Feb. 11. In the name of fighting a budget shortfall of $137 million, Walker outlined a legislative plan that would not hammer public workers financially but effectively strip them of the right to union representation.

But Walker’s offensive has been countered by an astonishing outpouring of pro-union sentiment that has flooded the grounds of the State Capitol in Madison with crowds of 30,000 to 50,000 public employees and their supporters. Throughout the week the upsurge against the Walker plan has forced the closing of the Madison schools because so many teachers called in “sick.” It also inspired walkouts of high school students in support of their teacher and a massive turnout of sympathetic University of Wisconsin students, many of them members of the Teaching Assistants Association.

“This is one of the biggest pro-democracy movements since the 1960s,” said one exultant protester.

A stunned US Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), a staunch opponent of the public workers, sputtered as he surveyed the massive crowds, “It looks like Cairo moved to Madison.” Indeed, the protesters made frequent unflattering comparisons between Gov. Walker and the recently deposed Egyptian despot Hosni Mubarak. Some carried signs depicting Mubarak and Gov. Walker, reading “One dictator down, one to go.” The level of pro-union fervor has been visible in huge throngs surrounding the Capitol day and night, and with hundreds of unionists staging a “sleep-in” on the polished marble floors of the Capitol’s grand Rotunda.

Walker originally planned to ram the package of cuts (worth a loss of about 7% in take-home pay) and virtual eradication of public unions in less than a week, leaving the labor movement little time to organize. But his sudden announcement of his plans to eliminate almost all union rights, coupled with his notion of calling out the National Guard to deal with rebellious workers, sparked a series of picket lines at the homes of Republican legislators over the weekend (Walker later stated that the Guard’s role would be limited to replacing prison guards if they went on strike).

“This is an attack not just on unions, but the middle class. As we fare around wages and benefits, so do those workers who are not represented,” declared Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt as he surveyed a massive crowd variously estimated at 30,000 to 50,000.

Mike Imbrugno, a cook who makes $28,000 a year at UW-Madison, stressed the same theme: “[Walker's] basically trying to smash the last remaining organized upward pressure on wages and benefits in Wisconsin,” he told the New York Times.

But the massive, non-stop demonstrations — led by the State AFL-CIO, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the Wisconsin Education Action Council, the American Federation of Teachers, the Service Employees International Union, the Teaching Assistants and many others — began to sway public sentiment. The public workers —teachers, truck drivers, nurses, social workers, forest rangers, janitors and workers from dozens of other occupations — were joined from the start by large contingents of private-sector unionists.

A survey released Feb. 17 by the liberal group Building a Better Wisconsin showed a majority favoring wage and benefit reductions by public workers, but nearly two-thirds opposed to Walker’s plan to strip the workers of their rights. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that 65% of all likely voters said “they disagree with the measures and a little less than a third saying they are with the first-term governor.” Walker’s plan for a quick “blitzkrieg”-style victory suffered another setback Feb. 17 when 14 Democratic state senators left the state for an undisclosed location (later disclosed to be Illinois). Their absence deprived the Republicans of the quorum needed for action in the Senate, where the GOP holds a 19-14 margin but needs 20 senators to carry on business. Democrats charged that Walker and the Republicans were unwilling to listen to the testimony of citizens, consult with Democratic lawmakers or negotiate with public-sector unions.

After leaving the state, the Democratic senators broadcast their opposition to the destruction of union rights with telephone interviews with Lawrence O’Donnell, Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz on MSNBC TV. Schultz broadcast directly from the streets outside the State Capitol.

Schultz and some labor leaders expressed disappointment with a statement Feb. 16 by President Barack Obama, where he reinforced the notion of a fiscal crisis but expressed general support for public workers: National Democrats seemed reluctant in expressing support for the Wisconsin workers, Schultz noted critically, saying that the fate of the Democrats’ middle-class constituency is at peril in Wisconsin.

Walker’s plan ranks among the most anti-union laws ever proposed, according to noted labor historian Stephen Meyer of UW-Milwaukee, who declared, “It goes further than anything since the Taft-Hartley ‘Right to Work’ Act of 1947,” (which helped to block union organizing in the South and allowed US employers to establish a new low-wage and non-union standard. Currently, just 6.9% of private sector workers in the US now belong to unions, down from about 35% in the mid-1950s.)

“In fact, Walker’s plan is worse than the ‘right-to-work’ laws because it requires that unions get certified by their members yearly, at the same time that the unions are prevented from accomplishing anything for their members,” Meyer argued.

While Walker’s plan is part of a national campaign in numerous states, it remains a highly controversial step in Wisconsin, the very first state to grant collective-bargaining rights to local government workers and teachers in 1959. State workers gained similar rights in the early 1970s. (The new anti-union provisions would not apply to bargaining rights for three statewide unions which endorsed him — police, firefighters and state troopers.) The provisions of the Walker plan would clearly hamstring the operation of any union trying to function under these rules:

• Public-employee unions would be restricted to bargaining over wages, with working conditions and benefits excluded.

• Public-employee contracts would be restricted to a length of one year, thus vastly increasing the cost of negotiations which typically cover two years for state employees and three years for local public employees and teachers.

• As noted, each year, the unions would need to hold an election to be re-certified annually as the bargaining representative of the workers. Annual organizing drives would add significantly to the cost of union administration.

• Unions would no longer be allowed to collect dues via dues checkoff, nor could they assess non-members “agency fees” for the costs of representing them in both collective bargaining and individual grievance and disciplinary disputes.

• Wage increases for local units of public workers (e.g., teachers, sanitation workers, etc.) would be limited to the rate of inflation unless .granted with the passage of local referendum, thereby requiring vast political outlays by unions to positively influence the referenda outcomes.

• Limited-term employees would lose all healthcare benefits.

University of Wisconsin faculty, granted collective bargaining rights for the first time in 2009, would again be deprived of any union rights.

Graduate teaching and research students would be required to pay about 20% of their income to cover healthcare benefits, estimated UW-Milwaukee philosophy Prof. Bob Schwartz.

Walker has consistently depicted public-sector workers as a pampered class enjoying pay and benefits than their counterparts in the private sector. He has tried to exploit a wave of concession-extorting by profitable private corporations (for example, Harley-Davidson) to argue that public workers should fall “in line.” However, a new study by the Economic Policy Insitute concluded, “On an annual basis, full-time state and local government employees in Wisconsin are undercompensated by 8.2% compared with otherwise similar private sector workers.” Most broadly, Walker’s attack on Wisconsin workers has been based on the false premise that the state is mired in a deep fiscal crisis, and that resolution of the crisis demands not just financial concessions, but the demolition of public-worker rights.

In reality, the state’s Legislative Fiscal Bureau projected Dec. 31 that the state would finish the fiscal year June 30 with a surplus of $121.4 million. But Walker has continually pointed to a short-term $137 million budget deficit. Critics counter that Walker himself has contrived the deficit by handing out $140 million in new tax breaks to corporations since taking office.

Walker has consistently conflated the deficit-cutting concessions that he is demanding from workers with the outright eradication of unions. Walker has claimed that the state has both a short-term deficit and a longer-term deficit of about $3.6 billion over the next two years. He has insisted, “there is nothing to negotiate” in explaining his unwillingness to sit down with union leaders and obtain the concessions he has demanded cuts in pay and increased benefit costs. In response, union leaders have uniformly indicated a willingness to discuss the state’s financial condition in negotiating contracts.

But Walker has blurred this distinction between resolving the state’s fiscal problems and eliminating any union voice for workers who would be affected. Destroying public-sector unions is thus conflated with the task of ironing out the state’s budget problems.

Further, Walker’s proposed “cure” for Wisconsin’s fiscal problems would hardly produce the economic recovery that Walker has touted as the result of aggressive attacks on worker rights. Walker’s cuts in employee benefits and pay would have a devastating economic impact on the state as its industrial cities, in particular, struggle to recover from the recession, declared a study released this week.

According to a new IWF study, the slashing of pay and benefits proposed by Walker would severely weaken consumer spending power across the state, resulting in the loss of about 10,000 jobs.

Roger Bybee is a Milwaukee-based writer, publicity consultant and former editor of The Racine Labor weekly. A version of this article originally appeared at Working In These Times, a workers’ rights blog published by In These Times magazine. Email winterbybee@gmail.com.

From The Progressive Populist, March 15, 2011

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GOP Governors Are Proxies In The Koch Brothers War Against Teachers

March 1, 2011

By Rmuse

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The war that is being waged on the middle-class by Americans For Prosperity and their lackeys in Republican governor’s mansions has been ongoing for some time, but their latest escalation to include public school teachers as their primary target is beyond comprehension for reasonable Americans. The concerted effort by Republican governors to use teacher unions as scapegoats for budget deficits is a ploy to engender suspicion and hatred for our most valued public servants. Besides directing public anger at school teachers, Republicans are concealing funding mismanagement and corporate tax giveaways that are heavily contributing to state deficits.

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to eliminate public school teacher’s collective bargaining arrangement with the state is more than just a budget deficit move. At the urging and with support from Koch Industries and their conservative think tanks, Walker is attempting to break labor unions by demonizing their members as lazy, financial liabilities for states that are cash-strapped in an already tight economy. At a time when Americans are discovering that some of the largest corporations and banks in the country are paying absolutely no income tax while taking subsidies and bailouts from the government, Republicans are blaming public school teachers for the problem.

The median family household income in America is $46,326 and the median teacher income is approximately $45,000 per year putting teachers slightly under middle-class status. Teachers make less than police officers, firefighters, and nurses who seldom have more than two years of college training. The average school teacher spends at least 5.5 years in college plus yearly training mandatory in most states just to keep their jobs. Teacher pensions are often blamed on state’s budget deficit woes, but that is also an area where statistics do not match the rhetoric coming from Republican lawmakers and tea party members who are ignorant of the way pension plans operate.

Every wage earner in America must pay in to some type of retirement plan whether it is a qualified plan (like railroad, police, firefighter and teacher plans) or Social Security. The Social Security payroll tax deduction that most Americans see in their paychecks is 7.65% of wages that the employer matches per the law. Self-employed Americans pay 15.3% which is simply the normal payroll deduction and employer matching amount. Teachers’ qualified pension plans require teachers to pay an amount that is 1-2% higher than Social Security contributions meaning they will naturally receive more retirement income than Social Security. Many teachers work in the private sector and pay in to Social Security, but will never receive a penny because their pension plan is at a higher rate. What that means is that a teacher can work in the private sector, pay into Social Security for 20 years and never collect Social Security even though they paid in to the system for 20 years. It is hardly an equitable deal, but that is the law.

Much of the anti-union sentiment in America is borne out of jealousy, and most private sector workers admit as much. One common complaint from conservatives who support Governor Walker’s attempts to break unions is that everyone does not get the same benefits as union employees. An often heard story is that private sector employees lost retirement savings in the financial meltdown of 2008 because they put their retirement savings into 401K plans instead of Social Security. Teacher pension plans also lost up to 40% of their investments, but they did not complain or ask the government to bail them out.

So why do conservatives and particularly, Koch Industries demonize public school teachers and their unions? It is simply because their goal is to privatize and change the education system in America to reflect their twisted free-market philosophy. At Koch Industries’ semi-annual policy meetings, one of the subjects they discuss and strategize are how to shape the education system in America to meet their requirements. It is the main reason that conservatives want a school voucher system for education. Private schools, religious schools, and home-schools can ignore state mandated curriculum and pay teachers minimum wages while teaching that the Earth is only 6,000 years old and the climate is controlled by god. If conservatives can convince more people that climate science is invalid, it will be much more difficult to pass environmental regulations that the energy industry is opposed to.

Eventually, conservatives want to destroy all labor unions that tend to support Democrats much more than Republicans. Today it is public school teachers, but police officers, firefighters, and all public employees are at risk of losing union representation in negotiating wages, pensions, and benefit packages. Americans see the value of law enforcement and fire protection, but they are not immune to privatization efforts any more than public school teachers. Once labor unions are destroyed, the floodgates to privatization will be open and there will be no turning back. Under the Bush Administration, private security forces in Iraq and Afghanistan have continued to fleece the American people and government with no-bid contracts and no accountability.

America’s education system was at one time the envy of the civilized world, and that is in part due to the high-quality of its teachers. In a privatized system, individual schools will set the standards for qualification and like most private and home-schools in America, teacher credentials are not required and minimum standards are left up to the administrator, or worse yet, parents who do not see the value in a well-rounded education. But that, after all, is the goal of conservatives. The most dangerous thing for Republicans is an educated populace that can think critically and see through the lies and misinformation put out by news outlets like Fox News or think tanks like the Heritage Foundation or Americans For Prosperity.

Conservatives do want to destroy labor unions to hurt Democrats and send more Americans into poverty. Demonizing teachers as overpaid civil servants living off of government entitlements (although not true) plays well to ignorant tea party types who are looking for any reason to hate the government and liberal elitists who hate god, guns and the bible. It is no accident that intelligent people are starting to stand up to corporatists and demand they pay their fair share of taxes, stop outsourcing jobs, polluting the environment, and getting government subsidies.

The war on the middle-class by the Koch brothers and their minions in the Republican Party is now very public and it is about time Americans consider life with David Koch as emperor. Labor unions did not start the war, but they are proving to be up to the task and the public is waking up to the dangers of the Koch Brothers. It is refreshing to see that most Americans value a quality education paid for with their tax dollars and are not impressed that Koch lackeys like Governor Walker are making teachers the first casualties. It is a good thing too, because after teachers are gone, the next victims are police officers and firefighters that taxpayers depend on for public safety. Americans can rest assured that privatizing and paying minimum wages to educators, law enforcement, and fire fighters will mean more unqualified civil servants like Governor Scott Walker; the country can ill-afford for that to happen.

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Picture above – light dispels darkness as truth dispels ignorance

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What is high tech terrorism?

Is information and exposing crimes and state crimes and torture and state terrorism, and power plays, and economic coercion, etc, high technological terrorism?

See below

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HIGH TECH TERRORISM

What is high tech terrorism?
Who is a high tech terrorist?

Can merely exposing the truth  be “high-tech terrorism” and make you a terrorist?

“… the man is a high-tech terrorist.”  “…. if it’s found that Assange hasn’t violated the law, then the law should be changed.”

If this with this man, what about with many others, even children testing to their buddies?

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‘Collateral Murder’ Soldier Speaks in New Film

Ethan McCord, a 33-year-old Army specialist, was engaged in a firefight with insurgents in an Iraqi suburb in July 2007, when his platoon, part of Bravo Company, 2-16 Infantry, got orders to investigate the aftermath of a recent firefight on a nearby street.

When McCord’s platoon arrived, the soldiers found a scene of fresh carnage –- the scattered remains of a group of men, believed to be armed, who had just been gunned down by Apache attack helicopters. They also found 10-year-old Sajad Mutashar and his 5-year-old sister Doaha covered in blood in a van. Their 43-year-old father, Saleh, had been driving them to a class when he spotted one of the wounded men moving in the street and drove over to help him, only to become a victim of the Apache guns.

McCord was photographed in a video shot from one helicopter as he ran frantically to a military vehicle with Sajad in his arms seeking medical care. That video created its own firestorm when the whistleblower site WikiLeaks published it April 5, 2010, one year ago Tuesday, on a site called “Collateral Murder.” It was the leak that put WikiLeaks on the map and is among a multitude of high-profile leaks allegedly provided to the site by former Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning.

Wired.com interviewed McCord last year about the incident and about his experience of suddenly seeing himself on the news, three years after the event. McCord had just returned from dropping his children at school on April 5, when he turned on the TV news to see grainy black-and-white video footage of himself running from a bombed-out van with Sajad in his arms. It was a scene that had played repeatedly in his mind for three years and had caused him much grief.

A new short film about the Baghdad incident will be showing this month at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. In it, McCord goes into more detail about the events of that day and shows a number of photos he took of his fellow soldiers before and after the controversial attack. You can see a clip from the film Incident in New Baghdad above.

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War crimes good, exposing them bad

While military and political leaders accused of war crimes sleep soundly, one alleged whistleblower languishes in jail.
Medea Benjamin and Charles Davis Last Modified: 10 Mar 2011 10:11 GMT
Protesters gather to support Bradley Manning outside the Quantico base where he is being held in solitary confinement. As Manning endures his incarceration, political and military leaders accused of war crimes walk free [EPA]

Bradley Manning is accused of humiliating the political establishment by revealing the complicity of top US officials in carrying out and covering up war crimes. In return for his act of conscience, the US government is torturing him, humiliating him and trying to keep him behind bars for life.

The lesson is clear, and soldiers take note: You’re better off committing a war crime than exposing one.

An Army intelligence officer stationed in Kuwait, the 23-year-old Manning – outraged at what he saw – allegedly leaked tens of thousands of State Department cables to the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks. These cables – cables that show US officials covering up everything from child rape in Afghanistan to an illegal, unauthorised bombing in Yemen.

Manning is also accused of leaking video evidence of US pilots gunning down more than a dozen Iraqis in Baghdad, including two Reuters journalists – and then killing a man who stopped to help them. The two young children of the passerby were also severely wounded.

“Well, it’s their fault for bringing kids into a battle,” a not-terribly-remorseful US pilot can be heard remarking in the July 2007 “Collateral Murder” video.

Walking free

None of the soldiers who carried out that war crime have been punished, nor have any of the high-ranking officials who authorised it. And that’s par for the course. Indeed, committing war crimes is more likely to get a soldier a medal than a prison term. And authorising them? Well, that’ll get you a book deal and a six-digit speaking fee. Just ask George W Bush. Or Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld or Condoleezza Rice. Or the inexplicably “respectable” Colin Powell.

In fact, the record indicates Manning would today be far better off if he’d killed those men in Baghdad himself – and on the lecture circuit, rather than in solitary confinement.

Hyperbole? Consider what happened to the US soldiers who, over a period of hours – not minutes – went house to house in the Iraqi town of Haditha and executed 24 men, women and children in retaliation for a roadside bombing.

“I watched them shoot my grandfather, first in the chest and then in the head,” said one of the two surviving eyewitnesses to the massacre, nine-year-old Eman Waleed.

“Then they killed my granny.”

The relative value of life

Almost five years later, not one of the men involved in the incident is behind bars. And despite an Army investigation revealing that statements made by the chain of command suggest they “believe Iraqi civilian lives are not as important as US lives”, with the murder of brown-skinned innocents considered “just the cost of doing business” – a direct quote from Maj Gen Eldon Bargewell’s 2006 investigation into the killings – none of their superiors are behind bars either.

Now consider the treatment of Bradley Manning. On March 1, 2011, the military charged Manning with 22 additional offences – on top of the original charges of improperly leaking classified information, disobeying an order and general misconduct. One of the new charges, “aiding the enemy”, is punishable by death. That means Manning faces the prospect of being executed or spending his life in prison for exposing the ugly truth about the US empire.

Meanwhile, the Obama administration has decided to make Manning’s pre-trial existence as torturous as possible, holding him in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day since his arrested ten months ago – treatment which Psychologists for Social Responsibility notes is, “at the very least, a form of cruel, unusual and inhumane treatment in violation of US law”.

In addition to the horror of long-term solitary confinement, Manning is barred from exercising in his cell and is denied bed sheets or a pillow. And every five minutes, he must respond in the affirmative when asked by a guard if he’s “okay”.

Presumably he lies.

While others sleep soundly

It gets worse. On his blog, Manning’s military lawyer, Lt Col David Coombs, reveals his client is now stripped of his clothing at night, left naked under careful surveillance for seven hours, and, when the 5:00am wake-up call comes, he’s then “forced to stand naked at the front of the cell”.

If you point out that the emperor has no clothes, it seems the empire will make sure you have none either.

Officials at the Quantico Marine Base where Manning is being held claim the move is “not punitive”, according to Coombs. Rather, it is for Manning’s own good – a “precautionary measure” intended to prevent him from harming himself. Do they really think Manning is going to strangle himself with his underwear – and that he could do so while under 24-hour surveillance?

“Is this Quantico or Abu Ghraib?” asked US Representative Dennis Kucinich. Good question, congressman. Like the men imprisoned in former President Bush’s Iraqi torture chamber, Manning is being abused and humiliated – despite having not so much as been tried in a military tribunal, much less convicted of an actual crime.

So much for the presidential term of the candidate of hope and change.

Administrations change, much remains the same

Remember back when Obama campaigned against such Bush-league torture tactics? Recall when candidate Obama said “government whistleblowers are part of a healthy democracy and must be protected from reprisal”? It appears his opposition to torture and support for whistleblowers was mere rhetoric. And then he took office.

Indeed, despite the grand promises and soaring oratory, Obama’s treatment of Manning is starkly reminiscent of none other than Richard Nixon.

Like Obama – who has prosecuted more whistleblowers than any president in history – Nixon had no sympathy for “snitches”, and no interest in the US public learning the truth about their government. And he likewise argued that Daniel Ellsberg, the leaker of the Pentagon Papers, had given “aid and comfort to the enemy” for revealing the facts about the war in Vietnam.

But there’s a difference. Richard Nixon never had the heroic whistleblower of his day thrown in solitary confinement and tortured. If only the same could be said for Barack Obama.

Medea Benjamin is cofounder of Global Exchange and CODEPINK: Women for Peace, while Charles Davis is an independent journalist.

On March 20, CODEPINK and others will hold a rally at the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia, USA, in support of Bradley Manning. For details, click here.

The views expressed in this article are the author’s own and do not necessarily reflect Al Jazeera’s editorial policy.

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Lawyer: Julian Assange Was in Hiding — from Sarah Palin

Assange leaves Belmarsh Magistrates Court in London on Feb. 8, 2011

Assange leaves Belmarsh Magistrates Court in London on Feb. 8, 2011

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Julian Assange could not be reached by the Swedish authorities who are investigating sex-crimes allegations against him because the WikiLeaks founder had become spooked by “death threats” issued by American politicians, including Sarah Palin, Assange’s Swedish lawyer told a British court on Tuesday.

One of the central mysteries of Assange’s extradition hearing in London this week is why the 39-year-old Australian is facing extradition at all. Why didn’t he voluntarily return to Sweden to face questioning in the weeks following the accusations by two Swedish women?

(More on TIME.com: See a TIME video interview with Julian Assange.)

After allowing Assange to leave Sweden last September, investigators sought him later that month for questioning, but he was no longer in the country. A European warrant was issued by Swedish authorities, and he was arrested in London.

Giving evidence in London, Assange’s Swedish attorney Bjorn Hurtig said his client could not be reached by the authorities because he had gone into hiding due to fears that he would be killed by forces from the U.S.

“There were a lot of threatening statements made by politicians in the U.S. … you should keep in mind that during this period I’ve known Julian, he has actually received death threats in the media … that he should be given the death sentence,” Hurtig said, using an interpreter, in court on Tuesday. “As a consequence of this, Julian was duly worried.”

Hurtig’s statement is part of an effort by Assange’s lawyers to fight extradition to Sweden on the grounds that doing so would violate Assange’s human rights by putting him at risk of execution. They support this claim by citing British media reports that U.S. Republican politicians Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee have called for him to be executed. Palin is reported to have said that Assange “should be hunted down like al-Qaeda.”

(More on TIME.com: See TIME’s December 2010 cover story on Julian Assange.)

Assange’s lawyers have said that if the WikiLeaks boss is taken to Sweden, the Swedes could “bow to U.S. pressure” and allow his further extradition to the U.S. or “naively” rely on diplomatic assurances and allow Assange to be removed from Sweden. In interviews, Assange’s lawyers have even suggested that their client could face extraordinary rendition and end up in Guantánamo Bay.

Now, we at NewsFeed find it a bit far-fetched to imagine the CIA storming across the tarmac at Stockholm’s cozy Arlanda Airport with dark hoods, powerful sedatives and a private jet at the ready. Nor do we find it likely that Sweden, a country with no death penalty, would extradite Assange to the U.S. Indeed, Swedish prosecutors have assured Assange’s human rights if his extradition to Sweden is successful, and on Tuesday they reinforced that “as a matter of law and practice” he could not be subsequently sent to the U.S. But then, can we really blame Assange for being afraid of Palin?

The hearing continues on Friday. (via AAP)

More on TIME.com: See pictures of WikiLeaks’ bunke

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2011/02/08/lawyer-julian-assange-was-in-hiding-from-sarah-palin/#ixzz1DTfFYmlJ

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Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell speaking about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for releasing ‘classified material’ in diplomatic cables which continues to expose US government lies, double standards,  illegal activities, criminal actions, interference in the internal affairs of foreign nations, and a myriad of other misdeeds.

If someone exposes official government crime and injustice on a vast scale, he is targeted as a “High Tech Terrorist” and is targeted for elimination.

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Members of ‘Anonymous’ often wear Guy Fawkes masks in public, inspired by the film ‘V for Vendetta’.
Image: Wikimedia Commons

…..informal group of alias …. known as ‘Anonymous’ – had attacked the websites of Paypal, Mastercard and Visa … after each of the services had apparently withdrawn their services from the whistleblowing website, apparently under political pressure…..

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Joe Biden Calls WikiLeaks Chief Julian Assange A ‘High-Tech Terrorist’

First Posted: 12-19-10 03:51 PM   |   Updated: 12-19-10 05:55 PM

Vice-President Joe Biden made his case for why WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a “high-tech terrorist” on Sunday, in an appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

“This guy has done things and put in jeopardy the lives and occupations of people in other parts of the world,” Biden said. “He’s made it difficult to conduct out business with our allies and our friends. … It has done damage.”

Biden claims the leaks have had a direct impact on his own work when meeting with world leaders. “There is a desire now to meet with me alone rather than have staff in the room,” he said. “It makes things more cumbersome.”

Biden said the Justice Department is exploring possible legal action against Assange. His comments echoed those made by Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell earlier this month. “I think the man is a high-tech terrorist,” McConnell said.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/19/joe-biden-wikileaks-assange-high-tech-terrorist_n_798838.html

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US seeks legal pursuit of ‘hi-tech terrorist’ Assange: Biden

AFP

LONDON: US vice president Joe Biden on Sunday blasted Julian Assange as a dangerous “hi-tech terrorist” and said Washington was exploring a legal pursuit of the WikiLeaks founder.

Biden made the comments as Assange spent his third full day under “mansion arrest” at a friend’s house in eastern England while he fights extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over allegations of sex crimes.

The Australian has enraged the United States by obtaining a cache of some 250,000 US diplomatic cables and slowly releasing the documents through his whistleblowing website, often causing huge embarrassment in Washington.

Assange voiced fears last week that the US would try to extradite him on charges related to the leaked cables, and Biden said the US Justice Department was examining how to take legal action against Assange.

“We’re looking at that right now,” the vice president told NBC’s Sunday talk show “Meet the Press”, without elaborating on just how the administration could act against the WikiLeaks chief.

“I’m not going to comment on that process.”When asked whether he thought Assange was a hi-tech terrorist or a whistleblower akin to those who released the Pentagon Papers — a series of top-secret documents revealing US military policy in Vietnam — Biden said: “I would argue that it’s closer to being hi-tech terrorist.”As he savoured his first day of freedom Friday after a British court released him on bail, Assange said his lawyers believed a secret US grand jury investigation had been started into his role in the diplomatic cable leak.

Media reports suggest that US prosecutors are trying to build a case against him on the grounds that he encouraged a US soldier, Bradley Manning, to steal US cables from a government computer and pass them to WikiLeaks.

Assange has denied knowing Manning.

A report by congressional researchers said the Espionage Act and other US laws could be used to prosecute Assange, but there is no known precedent for prosecuting publishers in such a case.

Assange is staying at Ellingham Hall, the mansion in eastern England of journalist friend Vaughan Smith, as part of the conditions of bail, which he was granted by London’s High Court on Thursday.

He must also report daily to a nearby police station and wear an electronic tag.

On Saturday, WikiLeaks was dealt another blow when Bank of America, the largest US bank, became the latest institution to halt financial transactions for the site after MasterCard, PayPal, Visa Europe and others.

The bank said its decision was “based upon our reasonable belief that WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are, among other things, inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments.”But Assange lashed out at the move, telling AFP it was a “new type of business McCarthyism in the US.”The term was coined to describe the anti-communist pursuits of former US senator Joseph McCarthy from the late 1940s to the 1950s.

New information about the allegations Assange faces in Sweden also emerged at the weekend.

Several British newspapers published lurid new details of the claims of sexual assault against two women, over which Swedish prosecutors want to question him. The 39-year-old denies the charges.

The Guardian newspaper — which has cooperated with WikiLeaks on the publication of the US documents — and the Mail on Sunday both reported that the two women with whom he had sex in Sweden had gone to police after he refused to take an HIV test.

Assange hit out at Swedish handling of the case, accusing authorities there of leaking fresh details about the case that even he and his defence lawyers have not had access to.

The former computer hacker also reiterated that there were threats against his life and those of the website’s staff, but he vowed that WikiLeaks would continue publishing the cables.

“We are a robust organisation. During my time in solitary confinement we continued to publish every day and it’s not going to change,” he said. – AFP

http://www.dawn.com/2010/12/20/us-seeks-legal-pursuit-of-hi-tech-terrorist-assange-biden.html

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Ellsberg defends WikiLeaks founder, Army private

By MATTHEW BARAKAT

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The man who famously leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War defended both WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Army private suspected of providing the site with thousands of sensitive government documents.

Daniel Ellsberg said Thursday that Wikileaks’ disclosure of government secrets on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and thousands of diplomatic cables was “exactly the right thing” to do.

“I think they provided a very valuable service,” Ellsberg said, also referring to man suspected of leaking the documents, Pvt. Bradley Manning. “To call them terrorists is not only mistaken, it’s absurd.”

Ellsberg said he frequently hears people praise his 1971 leak of the Pentagon’s secret history of the Vietnam War while condemning the WikiLeaks disclosures. The 79-year-old former military analyst rejected that argument, calling Manning a “brother” who, if he indeed provided the documents to WikiLeaks, committed “a very admirable act.”

And he said the government is wrong to pursue criminal charges against Assange, comparing him to New York Times and Washington Post journalists who have published information from classified documents.

“Anybody who believes Julian Assange can be distinguished from The New York Times … is on a fool’s errand,” Ellsberg said.

Ellsberg once faced criminal charges over his leak, but they were thrown out by a judge.

While generally praising Assange, Ellsberg said Assange should have done a better job in his initial document releases of redacting names of people and sources who could be subject to violence if their names were discovered, such as Afghans who could be targeted by extremists for helping the U.S. He said WikiLeaks has modified its policies to release only documents that are also released by mainstream news outlets.

Ellsberg acknowledged that the government needs to keep some secrets, but said the WikiLeaks documents expose information that the public needs to know, including cables showing that U.S. special forces are engaged in operations in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

Ellsberg’s comments came as a House committee held a hearing on what laws could be used to prosecute Assange. Attorney General Eric Holder has said a criminal investigation of WikiLeaks is ongoing.

After his news conference – sponsored by the Australian activist group GetUp!, which released a petition with more than 90,000 Australian signatures supporting Assange – Ellsberg joined hundreds of protesters at an anti-war rally in Lafayette Park. He was one of dozens of demonstrators arrested in front of the White House for failing to obey police orders to clear the sidewalk. Ellsberg said it was the 80th time he was arrested.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/12/16/1976239/ellsberg-defends-wikileaks-founder.html#ixzz18bUTAIvu

  • WikiLeaks: U.S. having trouble tying Assange to Manning

    WikiLeaks: U.S. having trouble tying Assange to Manning

    WASHINGTON — Even as some government officials contend that the release of thousands of classified documents by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange jeopardizes U.S. national security, legal experts, Pentagon officials and Justice Department lawyers concede any effort to prosecute him faces numerous hurdles.

    Among them: Prosecutors apparently have had difficulty finding evidence that Assange ever communicated directly with Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, 23, an intelligence specialist who’s widely thought to be the source of the documents, but is charged only with misusing and illegally downloading them.

    Prosecutors declined to discuss what evidence they have in the Manning case, but three Pentagon officials who cautioned that their information is two months old told McClatchy this week that as of that time prosecutors had no evidence tying Manning to Assange.

  • What comes next can’t be good

    What comes next can’t be good

    A ll the hoopla about whether WikiLeaks has harmed U.S. foreign policy has missed the most stunning lesson of this drama.

    We now know that, in the age of the Internet, two obscure individuals can upend U.S. diplomacy and command global headlines. A bored U.S. Army private and an obsessive Australian oddball have set the world on edge.

    Although I am a journalist, and journalists are supposed to love leaks, I do not think this is a good thing. Consider: If two hackers can cause such a global stir by dumping tens of thousands of secret diplomatic cables onto the Web, what comes next?

  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange surrenders in UK

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange surrenders in UK

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange surrendered to London police Tuesday to face a Swedish arrest warrant, the latest blow to an organization that faces legal, financial and technological challenges after releasing hundreds of secret U.S. diplomatic cables.

    Assange was at Westminster Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday afternoon, waiting to attend a hearing. His Swedish lawyer told The Associated Press his client would challenge any extradition from Britain to Sweden.

    If that is the case, Assange will likely be remanded into U.K. custody or released on bail until another judge rules on whether to extradite him, a spokeswoman for the extradition department said on customary condition of anonymity.

  • Assange may surrender to British police

    Assange may surrender to British police

    Julian Assange’s lawyer was arranging to deliver the WikiLeaks founder to British police for questioning in a sex-crimes investigation of the man who has angered Washington by spilling thousands of government secrets on the Internet.

    Lawyer Mark Stephens told reporters in London that the Metropolitan Police had called him to say they had received an arrest warrant from Sweden for Assange. Assange has been staying at an undisclosed location in Britain.

    “We are in the process of making arrangements to meet with police by consent,” Stephens said Monday, declining to say when Assange’s interview with police would take place.

  • Building a legal case against Assange won’t be easy, experts say

    Building a legal case against Assange won’t be easy, experts say

    Even as some government officials contend that the release of thousands of classified documents by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange jeopardizes U.S. national security, legal experts, Pentagon officials and Justice Department lawyers concede any effort to prosecute him faces numerous hurdles.

    Among them: Prosecutors apparently have had difficulty finding evidence that Assange ever communicated directly with Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, 23, an intelligence specialist who’s widely thought to be the source of the documents, but is charged only with misusing and illegally downloading them.

    Prosecutors declined to discuss what evidence they have in the Manning case, but three Pentagon officials who cautioned that their information is two months old recently told McClatchy Newspapers that as of that time prosecutors had no evidence tying Manning to Assange.

By MATTHEW BARAKAT

Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The man who famously leaked the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War defended both WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Army private suspected of providing the site with thousands of sensitive government documents.

Daniel Ellsberg said Thursday that Wikileaks’ disclosure of government secrets on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and thousands of diplomatic cables was “exactly the right thing” to do.

“I think they provided a very valuable service,” Ellsberg said, also referring to man suspected of leaking the documents, Pvt. Bradley Manning. “To call them terrorists is not only mistaken, it’s absurd.”

Ellsberg said he frequently hears people praise his 1971 leak of the Pentagon’s secret history of the Vietnam War while condemning the WikiLeaks disclosures. The 79-year-old former military analyst rejected that argument, calling Manning a “brother” who, if he indeed provided the documents to WikiLeaks, committed “a very admirable act.”

And he said the government is wrong to pursue criminal charges against Assange, comparing him to New York Times and Washington Post journalists who have published information from classified documents.

“Anybody who believes Julian Assange can be distinguished from The New York Times … is on a fool’s errand,” Ellsberg said.

Ellsberg once faced criminal charges over his leak, but they were thrown out by a judge.

While generally praising Assange, Ellsberg said Assange should have done a better job in his initial document releases of redacting names of people and sources who could be subject to violence if their names were discovered, such as Afghans who could be targeted by extremists for helping the U.S. He said WikiLeaks has modified its policies to release only documents that are also released by mainstream news outlets.

Ellsberg acknowledged that the government needs to keep some secrets, but said the WikiLeaks documents expose information that the public needs to know, including cables showing that U.S. special forces are engaged in operations in the tribal areas of Pakistan.

Ellsberg’s comments came as a House committee held a hearing on what laws could be used to prosecute Assange. Attorney General Eric Holder has said a criminal investigation of WikiLeaks is ongoing.

After his news conference – sponsored by the Australian activist group GetUp!, which released a petition with more than 90,000 Australian signatures supporting Assange – Ellsberg joined hundreds of protesters at an anti-war rally in Lafayette Park. He was one of dozens of demonstrators arrested in front of the White House for failing to obey police orders to clear the sidewalk. Ellsberg said it was the 80th time he was arrested.

Read more: http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/12/16/1976239/ellsberg-defends-wikileaks-founder.html#ixzz18bU9gnUL

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Ron Paul’s Passionate Defense Of Julian Assange And WikiLeaks On House Floor

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by Colby Hall | 10:19 am, December 10th, 2010
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Ron Paul is nothing if not an conservative iconoclast. The Texas Republican House Representative, with deep libertarian roots is taking a counter-intuitive departure from the traditional and established GOP rhetoric on the issue of WikiLeaks. In an impassioned speech on the U.S. House floor, Paul likened the attack on Julian Assange to “killing the messenger for bringing bad news” before providing nine provocative questions for Americans to consider.

Mr. Paul concluded his speech with a list of questions for the American citizens to consider, the transcript of which is below (via FromTheOld.)

Number 1: Do the America People deserve know the truth regarding the ongoing wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Yemen?

Number 2: Could a larger question be how can an army private access so much secret information?

Number 3: Why is the hostility directed at Assange, the publisher, and not at our governments failure to protect classified information?

Number 4: Are we getting our moneys worth of the 80 Billion dollars per year spent on intelligence gathering?

Number 5: Which has resulted in the greatest number of deaths: lying us into war or Wikileaks revelations or the release of the Pentagon Papers?

Number 6: If Assange can be convicted of a crime for publishing information that he did not steal, what does this say about the future of the first amendment and the independence of the internet?

Number 7: Could it be that the real reason for the near universal attacks on Wikileaks is more about secretly maintaining a seriously flawed foreign policy of empire than it is about national security?

Number 8: Is there not a huge difference between releasing secret information to help the enemy in a time of declared war, which is treason, and the releasing of information to expose our government lies that promote secret wars, death and corruption?

Number 9: Was it not once considered patriotic to stand up to our government when it is wrong?

Watch the entire speech from C-Span…

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/ron-pauls-passionate-defense-of-julian-assange-and-wikileaks-on-house-floor/

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Florida Republican defends WikiLeaks

By Gautham Nagesh – 12/07/10 01:52 PM ET

Rep. Connie Mack (R-Fla.) on Monday accused the federal government of intimidating citizens connected to WikiLeaks and said officials are trying to distract the public from the contents of the classified documents published by the site.

Last week, Mack said Americans have a right to know the contents of the leaks, regardless of how the materials were obtained. He doubled down on that view Monday during an appearance on Fox Business, accusing the federal government of vilifying WikiLeaks in order to escape scrutiny of its military and foreign policy.

“The people are not really understanding what’s happening here. The fear should be: What will our federal government do to try to punish American citizens and corporations if those citizens or corporations do something that the government doesn’t like? It doesn’t make sense,” Mack said on “Freedom Watch with Judge Napolitano.”

“The idea that we’re focusing on WikiLeaks and not focusing on what the federal government is trying to do, it’s a head fake,” Mack added, comparing the leaks to the warrantless wiretapping of Americans’ phones under the Patriot Act.

Mack’s views are strongly at odds with his fellow Republicans, some of whom have called for WikiLeaks to be labeled a terrorist organization. A group of senators unveiled a bill last week aimed at stopping the site by making it a crime to disclose the name of classified military or intelligence sources of information.

Watch the interview here.

http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/132423-florida-republican-defends-wikileaks

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Ex-CIA group supports Assange and WikiLeaks

America can handle the truth

08 December, 2010

A group of ex-intelligence officers from the CIA, FBI and the British Government has written an open letter of support for Julian Assange and WikiLeaks.

Fronted by Daniel Ellsberg – the former US military analyst who leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, exposing the truth about the Vietnam War – the statement says: “WikiLeaks has teased the genie of transparency out of a very opaque bottle, and powerful forces in America, who thrive on secrecy, are trying desperately to stuff the genie back in.”

Ellsberg has said that labelling the Pentagon Papers leak as ‘good’ whilst the Cablegate leaks are ‘bad’ makes no sense. “That’s just a cover for people who don’t want to admit that they oppose any and all exposure of even the most misguided, secretive foreign policy. The truth is that EVERY attack now made on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange was made against me and the release of the Pentagon Papers at the time.”

The statement is also keen to point out something that most of the mainstream media, and the growing list of cowardly organisations like Visa, Mastercard and PayPal which have kowtowed to to government pressure and cut off WikiLeaks from its only source of income, seem to have forgotten.

WikiLeaks hasn’t actually leaked anything. It has simply published material leaked by a young army private who, having watched Iraqi police abuses, and having read of similar and worse incidents in official messages, reportedly concluded, “I was actively involved in something that I was completely against.” Refusing to just sit back and ignore the horrific actions going on all around him, he said, “I want people to see the truth… because without information you cannot make informed decisions as a public.

Sadly, the courage of Pfc Manning’s convictions will probably see him rotting in jail for the rest of his life unless, of course, some of America’s more obnoxious politicians and commentators get their way and manage to have the soldier executed for treason.

The mainstream media also comes under heavy attack from the group of ex-spooks:

“The big question is not whether Americans can ‘handle the truth’,” the statement reads. “We believe they can. The challenge is to make the truth available to them in a straightforward way so they can draw their own conclusions – an uphill battle given the dominance of the mainstream media, most of which have mounted a hateful campaign to discredit Assange and WikiLeaks.

“So far, the question of whether Americans can “handle the truth” has been an academic rather than an experience-based one, because Americans have had very little access to the truth. Now, however, with the WikiLeaks disclosures, they do. Indeed, the classified messages from the Army and the State Department released by WikiLeaks are, quite literally, “ground truth.”

The signatories to the statement, who are all associated with Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence, include former Danish intelligence analyst Frank Grevil, former UK civil servant Katharine Gun, ex-CIA analysts David MacMichael and Ray McGovern, fired UK ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray, former FBI Special Agent and Division Counsel Collen Rowley and retired US Army Colonel Larry Wilkerson.

The vast majority of them have, like Ellsberg, been involved in high-profile leaks of their own.

You can read the statement in full here.

http://www.thinq.co.uk/2010/12/8/ex-cia-group-supports-assange-and-wikileaks/

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ex CIA -Ray McGovern Defends Julian Assange! “You Should Be Following His Example” To American Media

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQ1TOtApOqY&feature=player_embedded

“…proof is in the pudding… “

“….the only lives put into danger are the troops we we sent over to Iraq and Afghanistan under false pretenses ….”

“…seek out the secrets…”

“…find out why my taxpayer money is going to fund trafficked young boys…. take a look at the documents and see….”  “… abhorrent activities that our government have endorsed through its contractors …”

[[[What he means is - for instance and there are many more examples  - that American Government officials and forces in Afghanistan are endorsing and protecting pedophile soldiers trafficking little boys as sex slaves ,,,, euphemistically called "gay" activities,  meaning brutal slavery and rape... the ultimate "don't ask don't tell"  ]]]

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Ray McGovern

When asked whether Julian Assange was a journalist, he replied “Yeah, actually, with all due respect, I think you (the mainstream media) should be following his example.”, [12] to the CNN reporter.

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Ellsberg: “EVERY attack now made on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange was made against me and the release of the Pentagon Papers at the time.”

by Michael Ellsberg on December 8, 2010

[Below is a news release put out by the Institute for Public Accuracy, co-signed by Daniel Ellsberg]

Ex-Intelligence Officers, Others See Plusses in WikiLeaks Disclosures

WASHINGTON – December 7 – The following statement was released today, signed by Daniel Ellsberg, Frank Grevil, Katharine Gun, David MacMichael, Ray McGovern, Craig Murray, Coleen Rowley and Larry Wilkerson; all are associated with Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence.

WikiLeaks has teased the genie of transparency out of a very opaque bottle, and powerful forces in America, who thrive on secrecy, are trying desperately to stuff the genie back in. The people listed below this release would be pleased to shed light on these exciting new developments.

How far down the U.S. has slid can be seen, ironically enough, in a recent commentary in Pravda (that’s right, Russia’s Pravda): “What WikiLeaks has done is make people understand why so many Americans are politically apathetic … After all, the evils committed by those in power can be suffocating, and the sense of powerlessness that erupts can be paralyzing, especially when … government evildoers almost always get away with their crimes. …”

So shame on Barack Obama, Eric Holder, and all those who spew platitudes about integrity, justice and accountability while allowing war criminals and torturers to walk freely upon the earth. … the American people should be outraged that their government has transformed a nation with a reputation for freedom, justice, tolerance and respect for human rights into a backwater that revels in its criminality, cover-ups, injustices and hypocrisies.

Odd, isn’t it, that it takes a Pravda commentator to drive home the point that the Obama administration is on the wrong side of history. Most of our own media are demanding that WikiLeaks leader Julian Assange be hunted down — with some of the more bloodthirsty politicians calling for his murder. The corporate-and-government dominated media are apprehensive over the challenge that WikiLeaks presents. Perhaps deep down they know, as Dickens put it, “There is nothing so strong … as the simple truth.”

As part of their attempt to blacken WikiLeaks and Assange, pundit commentary over the weekend has tried to portray Assange’s exposure of classified materials as very different from — and far less laudable than — what Daniel Ellsberg did in releasing the Pentagon Papers in 1971. Ellsberg strongly rejects the mantra “Pentagon Papers good; WikiLeaks material bad.” He continues: “That’s just a cover for people who don’t want to admit that they oppose any and all exposure of even the most misguided, secretive foreign policy. The truth is that EVERY attack now made on WikiLeaks and Julian Assange was made against me and the release of the Pentagon Papers at the time.”

Motivation? WikiLeaks’ reported source, Army Pvt. Bradley Manning, having watched Iraqi police abuses, and having read of similar and worse incidents in official messages, reportedly concluded, “I was actively involved in something that I was completely against.” Rather than simply go with the flow, Manning wrote: “I want people to see the truth … because without information you cannot make informed decisions as a public,” adding that he hoped to provoke worldwide discussion, debates, and reform.

There is nothing to suggest that WikiLeaks/Assange’s motives were any different. Granted, mothers are not the most impartial observers. Yet, given what we have seen of Assange’s behavior, there was the ring of truth in Assange’s mother’s recent remarks in an interview with an Australian newspaper. She put it this way: “Living by what you believe in and standing up for something is a good thing. … He sees what he is doing as a good thing in the world, fighting baddies, if you like.”

That may sound a bit quixotic, but Assange and his associates appear the opposite of benighted. Still, with the Pentagon PR man Geoff Morrell and even Attorney General Eric Holder making thinly disguised threats of extrajudicial steps, Assange may be in personal danger.

The media: again, the media is key. No one has said it better than Monseñor Romero of El Salvador, who just before he was assassinated 25 years ago warned, “The corruption of the press is part of our sad reality, and it reveals the complicity of the oligarchy.” Sadly, that is also true of the media situation in America today.

The big question is not whether Americans can “handle the truth.” We believe they can. The challenge is to make the truth available to them in a straightforward way so they can draw their own conclusions — an uphill battle given the dominance of the mainstream media, most of which have mounted a hateful campaign to discredit Assange and WikiLeaks.

So far, the question of whether Americans can “handle the truth” has been an academic rather than an experience-based one, because Americans have had very little access to the truth. Now, however, with the WikiLeaks disclosures, they do. Indeed, the classified messages from the Army and the State Department released by WikiLeaks are, quite literally, “ground truth.”

How to inform American citizens? As a step in that direction, on October 23 we “Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence” (see below) presented our annual award for integrity to Julian Assange. He accepted the honor “on behalf of our sources, without which WikiLeaks’ contributions are of no significance.” In presenting the award, we noted that many around the world are deeply indebted to truth-tellers like WikiLeaks and its sources.

Here is a brief footnote: Sam Adams Associates for Integrity in Intelligence (SAAII) is a group of former CIA colleagues and other admirers of former intelligence analyst Sam Adams, who hold up his example as a model for those who would aspire to the courage to speak truth to power. (For more, please see here.)

Sam did speak truth to power on Vietnam, and in honoring his memory, SAAII confers an award each year to a truth-teller exemplifying Sam Adams’ courage, persistence, and devotion to truth — no matter the consequences. Previous recipients include:

-Coleen Rowley of the FBI
-Katharine Gun of British Intelligence
-Sibel Edmonds of the FBI
-Craig Murray, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan
-Sam Provance, former Sgt., US Army
-Frank Grevil, Maj., Danish Army Intelligence
-Larry Wilkerson, Col., US Army (ret.)
-Julian Assange, WikiLeaks

“There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed, nothing hidden that will not be made known. Everything you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight; what you have whispered in locked rooms will be proclaimed from the rooftops.”
– Luke 12:2-3

The following former awardees and other associates have signed the above statement; some are available for interviews:

DANIEL ELLSBERG
A former government analyst, Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers, a secret government history of the Vietnam War to the New York Times and other newspapers in 1971. He was an admirer of Sam Adams when they were both working on Vietnam and in March 1968 disclosed to the New York Times some of Adams’ accurate analysis, helping head off reinforcement of 206,000 additional troops into South Vietnam and a widening of the war at that time to neighboring countries.

FRANK GREVIL
Grevil, a former Danish intelligence analyst, was imprisoned for giving the Danish press documents showing that Denmark’s Prime Minister (now NATO Secretary General) disregarded warnings that there was no authentic evidence of WMD in Iraq; in Copenhagen, Denmark.

KATHARINE GUN
Gun is a former British government employee who faced two years imprisonment in England for leaking a U.S. intelligence memo before the invasion of Iraq. The memo indicated that the U.S. had mounted a spying “surge” against U.N. Security Council delegations in early 2003 in an effort to win approval for an Iraq war resolution. The leaked memo — published by the British newspaper The Observer on March 2, 2003 — was big news in parts of the world, but almost ignored in the United States. The U.S. government then failed to obtain a U.N. resolution approving war, but still proceeded with the invasion.

DAVID MacMICHAEL
MacMichael is a former CIA analyst. He resigned in the 1980s when he came to the conclusion that the CIA was slanting intelligence on Central America for political reasons. He is a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.

RAY McGOVERN
McGovern was a CIA analyst for 27 years, whose duties included preparing and briefing the President’s Daily Brief and chairing National Intelligence Estimates. He is on the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity.

CRAIG MURRAY
Murray, former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan, was fired from his job when he objected to Uzbeks being tortured to gain “intelligence” on “terrorists.” Upon receiving his Sam Adams award, Murray said, “I would rather die than let someone be tortured in an attempt to give me some increment of security.” Observers have noted that Murray was subjected to similar character assassination techniques as Julian Assange is now encountering to discredit him.

COLEEN ROWLEY
Rowley, a former FBI Special Agent and Division Counsel whose May 2002 memo described some of the FBI’s pre-9/11 failures, was named one of Time Magazine’s “Persons of the Year” in 2002. She recently co-wrote a Los Angeles Times op-ed titled, “WikiLeaks and 9/11: What if? Frustrated investigators might have chosen to leak information that their superiors bottled up, perhaps averting the terrorism attacks.”

LARRY WILKERSON
Wilkerson, Col., U.S. Army (ret.), former chief of staff to Secretary Colin Powell at the State Department, who criticized what he called the “Cheney-Rumsfeld cabal.” See recent interviews

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167

http://www.ellsberg.net/archive/public-accuracy-press-release

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Exclusive: ‘The Fourth Estate is dead,’ former CIA analyst declares

By Nathan Diebenow
Friday, December 10th, 2010 — 12:53 pm

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‘The Empire’ is ‘being threatened by a slingshot in the form of a computer’

RayMcGovern Exclusive: The Fourth Estate is dead, former CIA analyst declares Traditional lines of communication between the people and the press have fallen into such disrepair in America that a whole new approach is necessary to challenge the military-industrial-governmental complex, according to a former CIA analyst sympathetic to WikiLeaks.

“The Fourth Estate is dead,” Ray McGovern, of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, told Raw Story in an exclusive interview. “The Fourth Estate in his country has been captured by government and corporations, the military-industrial complex, the intelligence apparatus. Captive! So, there is no Fourth Estate.”

McGovern explained that the term the “Fourth Estate,” known today as the news media in the US, was first coined by 18th century British statesman Edmund Burke. Burke is said to have pointed to the balcony in Parliament and lauded the print media of his day for being the safeguards of democracy.

“That was very powerful back then,” McGovern said. “And just a century later you get Tom Paine, James Madison. You know what Thomas Jefferson said? He said if we have to make a choice between having a government and having a press, I’ll go for the press every time. He understood that any government without a free press will resort to despotism.”

McGovern, a CIA analyst for 27 years, whose duties included preparing and briefing the President’s Daily Brief and chairing National Intelligence Estimates, said that he preferred to focus on the First Amendment battle of WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange than on the current “cyber war” in which WikiLeaks is embroiled.

McGovern said that modern people can now become informed through what he termed “The Fifth Estate.”

“Luckily, there is a Fifth Estate,” he said. “The Fifth Estate exists in the ether. It’s not susceptible of government, of corporations, or advertisers or military control. It’s free. That is very dangerous to people who like to make secrets and to make secret operational things. It’s a huge threat. And the Empire – the Goliath here – is being threatened by a slingshot in the form of a computer and a stone through these emissions thrown into the ether to our own computers.”

“It’s quite amazing,” he added.

wikileakslogo Exclusive: The Fourth Estate is dead, former CIA analyst declares

“Will the United States and its slavish allies present in Sweden… succeed in making such an object lesson of what happens to an organization and a person – a demonized person – namely Julian Assange? What happens to them if they defy the Empire if they break the rules which they have?” McGovern asked.

He also questioned Attorney General Eric Holder’s handling of the WikiLeaks founder’s case in the wake of habeas corpus being thrown “out the window” by the previous administration. Specifically, he wondered what Holder, the highest law enforcement officer in the US government, meant by the federal government using “other tools” to get Assange and shut down WikiLeaks.

Assange’s attorney said Friday that he expected his client to be indicted by the US.

“The broad hint is the extra-judiciary tools,” he said, referring to the news media. “And yet not one of those stenographer correspondents sitting before him there has the guts to say, “What do you mean ‘other tools?’ You going to assassinate the guy?”

McGovern continued, “They’re just letting it hang out there like other stuffed shirts like Jeff Merrell at the Pentagon [who says to the effect,] ‘Everything is on the table. We don’t rule anything out.’ Well, you know that reflects the state of the defunct Fourth Estate. That’s precisely why you need people to be able to get out of the framework of the Fourth Estate and to the new.”

McGovern also noted the demise of the Fourth Estate, with an anecdote about the 30th anniversary of the Pentagon Papers’ release in June 2001, months before the 9/11 attacks.

He said that at the reunion, most of those in attendance did not believe the press would publish such information were it made available today.

“They went down the line, two guys from the [New York Times], two guys from the [Washington Post], and they all said, ‘I don’t know,’” McGovern said. “I’m looking at that, and I’m thinking, ‘Holy shit!’”

He continued, “The amazing thing was that these people still had a lot of self-identification with these newspapers – some were still actively employed by them. And not only did they say this, but there was no hint of embarrassment or remorse. It was just the way it is today.”

Even while the Fourth Estate may be dead, WikiLeaks learned one important lesson from Daniel Ellsberg’s release of the Pentagon Papers, McGovern admitted. That lesson was to tell the news media that the documents are being given to more than one outlet at the same time.

WikiLeaks addressed that question by making sure that when they gave documents to the Times, they said The Guardian, Der Spiegal, Le Monde, and El Pais also had them, McGovern said.

“These guys are very, very clever,” he said. “As you can see, I wish them all the success in the world.”

McGovern said that WikiLeaks’ benefit is that it gives people the chance to become informed and place a check on government. He added that WikiLeaks’ information on the wars is the “ground-truth,” in that the data came from the American troops on the ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.

McGovern said that WikiLeaks — or outlets like it — has the potential to make the world safer to the degree American people get exposed to this information, draw adult conclusions from it, and pressure the US government to change its policies.

“You have no doubt about the authenticity of what these people are reporting, and it’s a new ballgame once these things become accessible to the American people,” he said.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/former-cia-intelligence-analyst-fourth-estate-is-dead/

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pulitzer-winner, ex-CIA analyst, FBI whistleblower among those arrested outside White House

From Raw Story.

As President Barack Obama was unveiling a new report on progress of the war in Afghanistan, a lineup of high-profile dissenters joined in an act of civil disobedience that ended with about 135 demonstrators being arrested outside the White House Thursday afternoon.

The number of arrestees came by way of an attorney for one of the defendants, who spoke to Raw Story. (Update: the official number of arrestees was 131.)

The military’s assessment (.pdf) of the war effort found that while US troops can begin withdrawing as scheduled in July, a military presence will continue until at least 2014.

At the same time the president was speaking, dozens of protesters, organized by Veterans for Peace, lined up along the White House fence in an act of civil disobenience. Many chained or tied themselves to the fence and chanted “End, end, end the occupation. Troops out now!”

Police spent several hours arresting demonstrators, taking photos of each one before placing them into vans.

Notable participants risking arrest included Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers, retired 27-year CIA analyst Ray McGovern, FBI whistleblower Colleen Rowley, and Pulitzer-winning former New York Times war correspondent Chris Hedges.

Raw Story was able to confirm the arrests of Ellsberg, McGovern, Rowley and Hedges, along with Veterans for Peace members Elliott Adams, Mike Ferner, Mike Hearington and Leah Bolger…

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Julian Assange, Wikileaks And V For Vendetta

Submitted by Rich Johnston on December 16, 2010 – 6:16 am(15) comments

It does appear that, thanks to V For Vendetta, the Guy Fawkes imagery and V logo is becoming a true symbol for the 21st century. This was a scene outside the London courts this week, a group of protestors dressed as V , holding Free Assange signs. It’s not the first time V and Julian Assange have been associated. Take this poster from November;


The Wikileaks defence activist group Anonymous has been using the V symbology for some time. Here are some of their anti-Scientology protests.

What is different here is that Julian Assange is being associated with V. Which may play into the hands of people who accuse Assange of being a terrorist. V was clearly a terrorist aiming to bring down a corrupt government and take revenge on those who held him captive and tortured him. The film’s ending gave us a crowd of Vs, all wearing masks and it’s that collective identification and simultaneous anonymity that is so appealing to Anonymous as imagery. And means that comic shops keep selling more and more of those masks.

But, whatever image you choose, there are some who will take that iconography and use it in ways you never intended.

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Operation Payback — It’s a Bitch

Reverend Manny on December 10, 20107 Comments

Make a Move and Plead the 5th cuz you can’t Plead the 1st

Anonymous has taken to the defense of WikiLeaks. This is just the beginning.

“we are legion divided by zero” — anonymous

There remains no cut and dry explanation of what just happened because Operation PayBack, much like Anonymous‘ history and psychology, remains wrapped in self-reference, allusion and obfuscation. Operation LeakSpin, part two of the WikiLeaks defense, BEGINS tonight.

If you think you’re going to bust Anon and its supporters only to find a bunch of 14 year olds… you are very gravely mistaken. If you think these are lone wolf types with aluminum hats on. You are mistaken.

Almost as mistaken as Sarah Palin when she lied about Anon attacking her. That is to say, very mistaken.

While the first level of DDOS attacks is being down-played as simplistic, make you no doubt about it, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook and PayPal are all feeling some serious burn. Operation LeakSpin should be considerably more sophisticated.

This is a people’s action. Mob action. Anarchism faster than greed. People faster than companies. Truth before cordial murder.

Anonymous is a hacker flock. This is different from a gang or any concretely defined organization. It is not people that define Anonymous but a series of actions.

Anonymous is NOT related to WikiLeaks. In fact, there are members of the hacker/hacktivist community that have actually attacked WikiLeaks directly — including Jester, who claims to have taken it down. 2600 Magazine, a hacker quarterly, is another hacker group that has come out strongly against both WikiLeaks AND Anonymous.

As I have predicted for half a decade now, the moment has finally come when a massive hacker community has developed a consciousness. While the actions of the movement participants add up to one elemental consciousness known as Anonymous, much like human consciousness, this consciousness has many competing, and occasionally even contradictory, drives. Anonymous operates as a series of hints through several major sites and hundreds of lesser known online image and bulletin boards. Anonymous is not people specifically–but only the people in the moment of action. In that, anonymous is the action of a wide and varying group of people who cease to be Anon-proper when the action is complete.

Anonymous, besmirched as a gang by the powers that be, is the electronic version of Vox Populi. The movement begs in its over-seriousness to be looked at as under-serious (see use of V for Vendetta masks). This isn’t an intended dualism, but it functions as the free-form intellectual framework through which the hyper-dramatic is fused with the concrete.

If you think DDoS is the end of it…. well… sit back and enjoy (and that’s just a prediction). Twitter probably committed the worst party foul of all..

For one, Anonymous (not namely the group, but actions of group members, and perhaps some pre-programed botnets) attacked Visa, Mastercard, Paypal and  have Amazon in their sights (for dropping WikiLeaks). Visa and MasterCard are so afraid of the truth that they cancelled payments to WikiLeaks — but not to the Ku Klux Klan.

But keep in mind that Anonymous is defending your right to a true version of what has happened here in our lifetimes. And they might not be as evil as the propaganda makes them. In fact, you might find the people that support Anonymous to be rather open to the spread of truth and democracy.

So far, the ‘hacktivist’ group known as Anonymous been launching distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks at companies perceived as the enemies of Wikileaks, including Mastercard, Paypal, and Visa. Their new strategy suggests more sophisticated thinking: to actually read the cables Wikileaks has published, find the most interesting bits that haven’t yet been publicized, then publicize them.

Tonight December 10, 2010, Anonymous, its supporters and fellow travelers begin Operation PayBack Part 2: operation LEAKSPIN… the following note has emerged...

Operation LeakSpin

Basically what this means is that even if you’re not a member of Anonymous, you can help defend Wikileaks by spreading the goodies held therein. Perhaps make something like this. Or like this (Nukes Reactor in Burma?).

Just keep in mind how dangerous a truthful first draft might be. There is a long and furious battle to keep these truths from us. This isn’t the first time WikiLeaks has exposed such brutal truths.  The forces that be, for their own good, might want to re-consider their repression.  Here’s a great time line from the Guardian listing some of the repressive efforts of american politicians and diplomats.

There’s a reason the powers that be are scared (and it’s not just governments that are the the worried powers that be). There are some jaw-dropping revelations… here’s a few

Out of all the national governments, it’s pathetic to see only Australia and Russia support Wikileaks. (update: the government of Bolivia has also substantially shown its support for wikileaks)

When LeakSpin starts spreading at 9pm I think the patient web-searcher will find a feisty and determined new breed of human  marching towards the Bastille. And really, in terms of democratic legitimacy is there any other defense of Anonymous or WikiLeaks needed?

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Anonymous calls on public to do Media' Job ("get your ass behind a proxy")

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U.S. must draw the line at pedophilia in Afghanistan

By Amitai Etzioni, Special to CNN
December 17, 2010 — Updated 1426 GMT (2226 HKT)
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Amitai Etzioni: Reports show widespread, accepted use of boys as sexual slaves
  • Vile Pashtun tradition revived: Boys sold by their families to be used for sex, he says
  • We can’t ask cultures to follow Western values, but this crosses the line, Etzioni writes
  • U.S. must not fund or protect regime that allows large-scale sex abuse of children, he says

Editor’s note: Amitai Etzioni is a sociologist and professor of international relations at George Washington University and the author of several books, including “Security First” and “New Common Ground.” He was a senior adviser to the Carter administration and has taught at Columbia and Harvard universities and the University of California, Berkeley.

(CNN) — President Obama is reviewing, again, what we are doing in Afghanistan. He should order our diplomats and generals to stop turning a blind eye to the widespread sexual abuse of children.

At the time our troops helped liberate Afghanistan in 2001, pedophilia had been largely curbed by the Taliban. However, since then, some Pashtun men have have been abusing the new freedoms for which our young men and women are dying — to molest young boys.

This vile practice has been recently documented by an Afghan journalist who returned to his native country for public television’s “Frontline.”

The program starts with a flat statement: “In an Afghanistan ravaged by war and poverty, an ancient tradition has been secretly revived: Young boys sold by their families to wealthy merchants and warlords, taught to dance and entertain, and used for sex.”

A U.N. representative correctly refers to this outrageous conduct as “a form of slavery [...] sexual slavery.” The documentary shows that some of the boys are as young as 11, other reports say 9, and when they do not perform or are caught in a rivalry among jealous owners, they are beaten and in some cases murdered.

A State Department report puts it starkly: “Child abuse was endemic throughout the country, based on cultural beliefs about child-rearing, and included general neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, abandonment, and confined forced labor to pay off family debts.”

It continues: “Sexual abuse of children remained pervasive” … ” (and) most child sexual abusers were not arrested.”

A U.S. Defense Department report, “Pashtun Sexuality,” quotes an Afghan saying: “Women are for children, boys are for pleasure.”

It reveals that boys are forcibly removed from their homes to travel with and be used by Afghan security guards. The “Frontline” investigation found some Afghan police officers attending parties with the “dancing boys.”

My review of numerous dispatches, cables and reports from Afghanistan found no sign that our diplomats and generals are urging the Afghans to carry out their elementary duty of protecting children; thus, in effect, they are enabling the abuse to continue. This is in sharp contrast to the strong promotion of women’s rights to attend school and to leave home unsupervised and of voting rights of the general population.

As a sociologist, I fully realize that we cannot march into other countries, countries that have different cultures and traditions, and expect them to follow our values. I know that we must compromise.

I regret to say that there may be little we can do to curb opium production in Afghanistan, which supplies 90% of the world’s opium. I understand that if we tried to eradicate the poppies, we would deprive many Afghan farmers of a major source of income and drive them into the arms of the Taliban.

I am distressed to realize that we must put up with a head of state who presides over a corrupt regime and holds onto power because he benefited from fraudulent elections. However, I understand that we seem unable to find a better partner.

However, every decent human being and nation must observe a line, one that separates the world of accommodations and compromise from non-negotiable core values to which one adheres, whatever the costs and consequences. If selling children to the rich and powerful for sexual slavery does not cross that line, what does?

The president should inform our representatives in Afghanistan that although we shall continue to put up with much that we do not condone, there are limits to our accommodations. We shall neither finance nor protect a regime that refuses to act against large-scale sexual abuse of children.

The opinions in this commentary are solely those of Amitai Etzioni.

http://www.edition.cnn.com/2010/OPINION/12/17/etzioni.pedophilia.afghanistan/index.html?hpt=Sbin

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WikiLeaks: Texas Company Helped Pimp Little Boys To Stoned Afghan Cops

By John Nova Lomax, Tue., Dec. 7 2010 @ 7:01AM
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DynCorp: WikiLeaks is not kind

Another international conflict, another horrific taxpayer-funded sex scandal for DynCorp, the private security contractor tasked with training the Afghan police.

While the company is officially based in the DC area, most of its business is managed on a satellite campus at Alliance Airport north of Fort Worth. And if one of the diplomatic cables from the WikiLeaks archive is to be believed, boy howdy, are their doings in Afghanistan shady.

The Afghanistan cable (dated June 24, 2009) discusses a meeting between Afghan Interior Minister Hanif Atmar and US assistant ambassador Joseph Mussomeli. Prime among Atmar’s concerns was a party partially thrown by DynCorp for Afghan police recruits in Kunduz Province.

Many of DynCorp’s employees are ex-Green Berets and veterans of other elite units, and the company was commissioned by the US government to provide training for the Afghani police. According to most reports, over 95 percent of its $2 billion annual revenue comes from US taxpayers.

And in Kunduz province, according to the leaked cable, that money was flowing to drug dealers and pimps. Pimps of children, to be more precise. (The exact type of drug was never specified.)

Since this is Afghanistan, you probably already knew this wasn’t a kegger. Instead, this DynCorp soiree was a bacha bazi (“boy-play”) party, much like the ones uncovered earlier this year by Frontline.

For those that can’t or won’t click the link, bacha bazi is a pre-Islamic Afghan tradition that was banned by the Taliban. Bacha boys are eight- to 15-years-old. They put on make-up, tie bells to their feet and slip into scanty women’s clothing, and then, to the whine of a harmonium and wailing vocals, they dance seductively to smoky roomfuls of leering older men.

After the show is over, their services are auctioned off to the highest bidder, who will sometimes purchase a boy outright. And by services, we mean anal sex: The State Department has called bacha bazi a “widespread, culturally accepted form of male rape.” (While it may be culturally accepted, it violates both Sharia law and Afghan civil code.)

For Pashtuns in the South of Afghanistan, there is no shame in having a little boy lover; on the contrary, it is a matter of pride. Those who can afford the most attractive boy are the players in their world, the OG’s of places like Kandahar and Khost. On the Frontline video, ridiculously macho warrior guys brag about their young boyfriends utterly without shame.

So perhaps in the evil world of Realpolitik, in which there is apparently no moral compass US private contractors won’t smash to smithereens, it made sense for DynCorp to drug up some Pashtun police recruits and turn them loose on a bunch of little boys. But according to the leaked document, Atmar, the Afghani interior minister, was terrified this story would catch a reporter’s ear.

He urged the US State Department to shut down a reporter he heard was snooping around, and was horrified that a rumored videotape of the party might surface. He predicted that any story about the party would “endanger lives.” He said that his government had arrested two Afghan police and nine Afghan civilians on charges of “purchasing a service from a child” in connection with the party, but that he was worried about the image of their “foreign mentors,” by which he apparently meant DynCorp. American diplomats told him to chill. They apparently had a better handle on our media than Atmar, because when a report of the party finally did emerge, it was neutered to the point of near-falsehood.

The UK Guardian picks up the tale:

US diplomats cautioned against an “overreaction” and said that approaching the journalist involved would only make the story worse.”A widely-anticipated newspaper article on the Kunduz scandal has not appeared but, if there is too much noise that may prompt the journalist to publish,” the cable said.
The strategy appeared to work when an article was published in July by the Washington Post about the incident, which made little of the affair, saying it was an incident of “questionable management oversight” in which foreign DynCorp workers “hired a teenage boy to perform a tribal dance at a company farewell party”.

A tribal dance? Could illegal strip clubs stateside possibly try that one out? “Naw, those are not full-contact lap-dances, Mr. Vice Cop. Krystal and Lexxis are just performing an ancient Cherokee fertility dance. See those buck-skin thongs on and those feathers in their hair?”

As we mentioned, this isn’t DynCorp’s first brush with the sex-slavery game. Back in Bosnia in 1999, US policewoman Kathryn Bolkovac was fired from DynCorp after blowing the whistle on a sex-slave ring operating on one of our bases there. DynCorp’s employees were accused of raping and peddling girls as young as 12 from countries like Ukraine, Moldova and Romania. The company was forced to settle lawsuits against Bolkovac (whose story was recently told in the feature film The Whistleblower) and another man who informed authorities about DynCorp’s sex ring.

There’s your tax dollars at work, Joe Six-Pack. Maybe now you won’t get so worked up about the fact that KPFT gets about ten percent of its funding from the government and uses some of it to air Al-Jazeera.

See our update, with DynCorp’s response.

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Wikileaks drops Info-Bomb

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Source: The New York Times

Julian Assange finally did what the U.S. Government feared the most. He let loose his arsenal of classified documents obtained from a soldier working in US Army intelligence. And some of those cables, are pretty damning.

Everything from the Pakistani ISI aiding the enemy, to US Soldiers slaughtering civilians, even gunning down a person who not only was deaf, but also mute.

Stories like these never make it to the mainstream media, unless someone has an inside source. Luckily for us, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had one.

Visit Wikileaks and see for yourself.

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Nobel Peace Prize for Assange? ‘Arrest a set up, info bomb on standby’

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Wikileaks Spokesman: Only Way To Stop Whistleblowers Is To Shut Down The Web

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Intelligence experts warn Assange could be taken out by Mossad, other “friendly” security agencies

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Steve Watson
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Wednesday, Dec 8th, 2010

A spokesman for Wikileaks has told the media that the website continues to function as normal without it’s founder Julian Assange, and that the only way it could be stopped is for the entire internet to be shut down.

In an interview with ABC News, Wikileaks’ spokesman Kristinn Hrafnsson noted that Wikileaks is still on track with a prearranged schedule of releasing information.

Hrafnsson said that Wikileaks remains active despite the detention of Assange, the cutting of access to funds and donations and the continuing denial of service attacks, presumably all carried out at the behest of the US government.

“It is not derailing us in any way,” said Hrafnsson, adding that a group of five to six people is running Wikileaks’ operations in Assange’s absence.

The website has 750 mirror sites all over the world, and has threatened a huge classified information dump if attempts to it shut down are carried through.

The aggressive action taken against wikileaks also threatens to spur widespread backlash in cyberspace and beyond.

“This is a turning tide and starting a trend that you can’t really stop unless you want to shut down the Internet.” Hrafnsson told ABC.

Today we also learned that Sen. Joe Lieberman intends to push for investigation of media outlets that reported on the WikiLeaks cables, and possibly even prosecution, a move that would constitute a chilling attack on the first amendment.

“We are getting seriously close to censorship in the U.S., and that must surely go against the fundamental values the country is based upon,” Wikileaks spokesman Hrafnsson added.

Meanwhile, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern told Russia Today that he believes Assange’s life is in danger:

“From the people with power’s perspective, what they want to do is intimidate people.” McGovern said.

“What they want to do is say that even though we have no evidence against this fellow, even though it’s clearly a setup, we’re going to go after him and we’re going to make sure that every newspaper in the world, when it mentions Julian Assange, it will mention also the word ‘rapist’. It’s a matter of intimidating others in an effort to prevent further disclosures, but the cat is out of the bag.”

“If you look at the statements coming out of the department of defense and also the department of justice, you have very implicit threats. They say we’ll try to do this the right way, but there are other ways, everything is on the table. That’s the same thing the Attorney General said, there are other ways we can get at this. I suppose what he means is other ways than legal ways.”

“So yes, I am very afraid, I think that Julian Assange is in danger, personal danger, personal safety. And it wouldn’t have to be the CIA, it could be some of these “friendly” intelligence services. Mossad comes immediately to mind, who are specialists in targeted assassinations.”

In the light of the threat Assange faces, it is likely that he turned himself in to the British police, not only in order to attempt to clear his name, but considering that he may be safer under custody and under more media scrutiny than effectively staying hidden away.

Assange recently told Spanish media that he has “had hundreds of specific death threats from US military militants” warning that those close to him could be murdered in an attempt to silence him. “Recently the situation has changed, with these threats now extending out [to] our lawyers and my children,” he said.

Former NSA analyst Wayne Madsen added that Assange was likely used as a pawn by the US government as a way to draw attention to the issue of cyber defense and general internet freedoms, but could now have “outlived his usefulness”.

Watch the video report:

Wayne Madsen Also appeared on the Alex Jones show yesterday to expand on these comments:

Alex also appeared on Coast To Coast AM last night to discuss the use of Assange as an excuse for pushing draconian internet censorship legislation. (audio to follow shortly)

Picture credit: New Media Days

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WikiLeaks releases CIA paper on U.S. as ‘exporter of terrorism’

By Ellen Nakashima

Washington Post Staff Writer Thursday, August 26, 2010; 12:43 PM

The United States has long been an exporter of terrorism, according to a secret CIA analysis released Wednesday by the Web site WikiLeaks. And if that phenomenon were to become a widely held perception, the analysis said, it could damage relations with foreign allies and dampen their willingness to cooperate in “extrajudicial” activities, such as the rendition and interrogation of terrorism suspects.

That is the conclusion of the three-page classified paper produced in February by the CIA’s Red Cell, a think tank set up after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by then-CIA Director George J. Tenet to provide “out-of-the-box” analyses on “a full range of analytic issues.”

Titled “What If Foreigners See the United States as an ‘Exporter of Terrorism’?,” the paper cites Pakistani American David Headley, among others, to make its case that the nation is a terrorism exporter. Headley pleaded guilty this year to conducting surveillance in support of the 2008 Lashkar-i-Taiba attacks in Mumbai, which killed more than 160 people. The militant group facilitated his movement between the United States, Pakistan and India, the agency paper said.

Such exports are not new, the paper said. In 1994, an American Jewish doctor who had emigrated from New York to Israel years earlier opened fire at a mosque at the Tomb of the Patriarchs in Hebron, killing 29 Palestinian worshippers. The rampage by Baruch Goldstein, a member of the militant group Kach founded by the late Meir Kahane, helped trigger a wave of bus bombings by the extremist Palestinian group Hamas in 1995, the paper noted.

As WikiLeaks disclosures go, this paper pales in comparison to the organization’s recent releases. Last month the group published 76,000 classified U.S. military records and field reports on the war in Afghanistan. That disclosure prompted criticism that the information put U.S. troops and Afghan informants at risk, along with demands from the Pentagon that the documents be returned. WikiLeaks says it is still planning to release 15,000 more Afghan war records that it has been reviewing to redact names and other information that could cause harm.

CIA spokeswoman Marie Harf played down the significance of the paper: “These sorts of analytic products – clearly identified as coming from the Agency’s ‘Red Cell’ – are designed simply to provoke thought and present different points of view.”

While counterterrorism experts focus on threats to the homeland, al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups “may be increasingly looking for Americans to operate overseas,” the paper said.

And if the made-in-America brand becomes well-known, foreign partners may become balky, perhaps even requesting “the rendition of U.S. citizens” they deem to be terrorists. U.S. refusal to hand over its citizens could strain alliances and “in extreme cases . . . might lead some governments to consider secretly extracting U.S. citizens suspected of foreign terrorism from U.S. soil.”

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Julian Assange like a hi-tech terrorist, says Joe Biden

US vice-president makes strongest remarks by any White House official over WikiLeaks founder and dipomatic cables

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 Joe Biden appears on NBC's Meet the Press, for a taped interview. Joe Biden appears on NBC’s Meet the Press, for a taped interview. Photograph: Getty ImagesThe US vice-president, Joe Biden, today likened the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, to a “hi-tech terrorist”, the strongest criticism yet from the Obama administration.Biden claimed that by leaking diplomatic cables Assange had put lives at risk and made it more difficult for the US to conduct its business around the world.His description of Assange shows a level of irritation that contrasts with more sanguine comments from other senior figures in the White House, who said the leak had not done serious damage.Interviewed on NBC’s Meet the Press, Biden was asked if the administration could prevent further leaks, as Assange warned last week. “We are looking at that right now. The justice department is taking a look at that,” Biden said, without elaborating.The justice department is struggling to find legislation with which to prosecute Assange.Asked if what Assange had done was criminal, Biden seemed to suggest it would be considered criminal if it could be established that the WikiLeaks founder had encouraged or helped Bradley Manning, the US intelligence analyst suspected of being behind the leak. Biden claimed this was different from a journalist receiving leaked material.”If he conspired to get these classified documents with a member of the US military that is fundamentally different than if someone drops on your lap … you are a press person, here is classified material.”

Asked if he saw Assange as closer to a hi-tech terrorist than the whistleblower who released the Pentagon papers in the 1970s, which disclosed the lie on which US involvement in Vietnam was based, Biden replied: “I would argue it is closer to being a hi-tech terrorist than the Pentagon papers. But, look, this guy has done things that have damaged and put in jeopardy the lives and occupations of people in other parts of the world.

“He’s made it more difficult for us to conduct our business with our allies and our friends. For example, in my meetings – you know I meet with most of these world leaders – there is a desire now to meet with me alone, rather than have staff in the room. It makes things more cumbersome – so it has done damage.”

The interview, though broadcast yesterday, was conducted on Friday. In an interview the previous day, he had been more neutral about WikiLeaks, saying: “I don’t think there’s any substantive damage.”

The US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, led criticism of the WikiLeaks revelations at the end of November when she accused the website of mounting an “attack” on the world.

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To paraphrase H.L Mencken, no one ever went broke underestimating how low a politician will go to gain an advantage.

Exhibit A: Vice President Joseph Biden, who likens Wikileaks honcho Julian Assange to a “high-tech terrorist.

What a nice marriage of images. Especially for those of us old enough to recall poor Clarence Thomas who, when charged with sexual harassment in his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, so deftly turned defense into offense by calling the accusations a “high-tech lynching for uppity blacks.”

Now that terrorism is the new communism, why shouldn’t everyone the government wants to vilify be labeled a terrorist?

Here’s a reason. Doing it with communism, which is an idea but not a crime, was bad enough. It trashed constitutional rights, ruined lives and fueled national divisions that clouded our ability to distinguish, and act rationally about, perceived and real threats. It was also Sen. Joe McCarthy’s vehicle to get an “ism” named after him for using baseless fear-mongering as a resume builder.

Doing it with terrorism gives you all the above, but wait, there’s more! Human Rights First has already noted its concerns, here and here, about the damage to freedom of expression that comes with the territory of piling on against Wikileaks.

Terrorism is not just an idea or a theory. It is conduct designed to terrorize by scattering significant numbers of unsuspecting and innocent civilians’ body parts over a large area.

We may already have gone beyond a point of no return by irrationally equating all terrorism with war and describing all terrorists as enemy combatants – a clearly foolish thing to do since terrorists crave nothing more than to be seen as warriors rather than war criminals, or what is more typically the case, just plain old mass murderers. Congress’s decision this week to prevent federal criminal prosecution of Guantanamo detainees is a piece of this package – a bold contribution to fear-mongering at the expense of national security and accountability.

By calling a guy who publishes classified documents a terrorist Biden dilutes the meaning of the term. By the same token, absent evidence that Assange somehow participated in the initial leak of classified documents, every news organization, web site and dinner conversationalist who publishes or cites these materials is also now a terrorist.

What’s worse, this dilution diverts our attention from the task of fighting the true phenomenon that is terrorism.

On this point, I’d say you’re either with us or against us, Mr. Vice-President. You could ask the boss to send a predator drone after Julian Assange (kinda like he jokingly threatened to do to any young whippersnapper who looks at his daughter the wrong way – ha, ha, ha).

Or you could retract if you truly respect the seriousness of what terrorism is, what its victims suffer, and that the way to fight it is through appeals to reason, not bluster.

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Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put up $20,000 of my own money to help bail Mr. Assange out of jail.

Furthermore, I am publicly offering the assistance of my website, my servers, my domain names and anything else I can do to keep WikiLeaks alive and thriving as it continues its work to expose the crimes that were concocted in secret and carried out in our name and with our tax dollars.

We were taken to war in Iraq on a lie. Hundreds of thousands are now dead. Just imagine if the men who planned this war crime back in 2002 had had a WikiLeaks to deal with. They might not have been able to pull it off. The only reason they thought they could get away with it was because they had a guaranteed cloak of secrecy. That guarantee has now been ripped from them, and I hope they are never able to operate in secret again.

So why is WikiLeaks, after performing such an important public service, under such vicious attack? Because they have outed and embarrassed those who have covered up the truth. The assault on them has been over the top:

- Sen. Joe Lieberman says WikiLeaks “has violated the Espionage Act.”

- The New Yorker‘s George Packer calls Assange “super-secretive, thin-skinned, [and] megalomaniacal.”

- Sarah Palin claims he’s “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands” whom we should pursue “with the same urgency we pursue al Qaeda and Taliban leaders.”

- Democrat Bob Beckel (Walter Mondale’s 1984 campaign manager) said about Assange on Fox: “A dead man can’t leak stuff … there’s only one way to do it: illegally shoot the son of a bitch.”

- Republican Mary Matalin says “he’s a psychopath, a sociopath … He’s a terrorist.”

- Rep. Peter A. King calls WikiLeaks a “terrorist organization.”

And indeed they are! They exist to terrorize the liars and warmongers who have brought ruin to our nation and to others. Perhaps the next war won’t be so easy because the tables have been turned — and now it’s Big Brother who’s being watched … by us!

WikiLeaks deserves our thanks for shining a huge spotlight on all this. But some in the corporate-owned press have dismissed the importance of WikiLeaks (“they’ve released little that’s new!”) or have painted them as simple anarchists (“WikiLeaks just releases everything without any editorial control!”). WikiLeaks exists, in part, because the mainstream media has failed to live up to its responsibility. The corporate owners have decimated newsrooms, making it impossible for good journalists to do their job. There’s no time or money anymore for investigative journalism. Simply put, investors don’t want those stories exposed. They like their secrets kept … as secrets.

I ask you to imagine how much different our world would be if WikiLeaks had existed 10 years ago. Take a look at this photo. That’s Mr. Bush about to be handed a “secret” document on August 6th, 2001. Its heading read: “Bin Ladin Determined To Strike in US.” And on those pages it said the FBI had discovered “patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings.” Mr. Bush decided to ignore it and went fishing for the next four weeks.

But if that document had been leaked, how would you or I have reacted? What would Congress or the FAA have done? Was there not a greater chance that someone, somewhere would have done something if all of us knew about bin Laden’s impending attack using hijacked planes?

But back then only a few people had access to that document. Because the secret was kept, a flight school instructor in San Diego who noticed that two Saudi students took no interest in takeoffs or landings, did nothing. Had he read about the bin Laden threat in the paper, might he have called the FBI? (Please read this essay by former FBI Agent Coleen Rowley, Time’s 2002 co-Person of the Year, about her belief that had WikiLeaks been around in 2001, 9/11 might have been prevented.)

Or what if the public in 2003 had been able to read “secret” memos from Dick Cheney as he pressured the CIA to give him the “facts” he wanted in order to build his false case for war? If a WikiLeaks had revealed at that time that there were, in fact, no weapons of mass destruction, do you think that the war would have been launched — or rather, wouldn’t there have been calls for Cheney’s arrest?

Openness, transparency — these are among the few weapons the citizenry has to protect itself from the powerful and the corrupt. What if within days of August 4th, 1964 — after the Pentagon had made up the lie that our ship was attacked by the North Vietnamese in the Gulf of Tonkin — there had been a WikiLeaks to tell the American people that the whole thing was made up? I guess 58,000 of our soldiers (and 2 million Vietnamese) might be alive today.

Instead, secrets killed them.

For those of you who think it’s wrong to support Julian Assange because of the sexual assault allegations he’s being held for, all I ask is that you not be naive about how the government works when it decides to go after its prey. Please — never, ever believe the “official story.” And regardless of Assange’s guilt or innocence (see the strange nature of the allegations here), this man has the right to have bail posted and to defend himself. I have joined with filmmakers Ken Loach and John Pilger and writer Jemima Khan in putting up the bail money — and we hope the judge will accept this and grant his release today.

Might WikiLeaks cause some unintended harm to diplomatic negotiations and U.S. interests around the world? Perhaps. But that’s the price you pay when you and your government take us into a war based on a lie. Your punishment for misbehaving is that someone has to turn on all the lights in the room so that we can see what you’re up to. You simply can’t be trusted. So every cable, every email you write is now fair game. Sorry, but you brought this upon yourself. No one can hide from the truth now. No one can plot the next Big Lie if they know that they might be exposed.

And that is the best thing that WikiLeaks has done. WikiLeaks, God bless them, will save lives as a result of their actions. And any of you who join me in supporting them are committing a true act of patriotism. Period.

I stand today in absentia with Julian Assange in London and I ask the judge to grant him his release. I am willing to guarantee his return to court with the bail money I have wired to said court. I will not allow this injustice to continue unchallenged.

P.S. You can read the statement I filed today in the London court here.

P.P.S. If you’re reading this in London, please go support Julian Assange and WikiLeaks at a demonstration at 1 PM today, Tuesday the 14th, in front of the Westminster court.

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In Surprise Appeal, TJX Hacker Claims U.S. Authorized His Crimes

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Albert Gonzalez, the hacker who masterminded the largest credit card heists in U.S. history, is asking a federal judge to throw out his earlier guilty pleas and lift his record-breaking 20-year prison sentence, on allegations that the government authorized his years-long crime spree.

Gonzalez, 29, admitted last year that he and accomplices hacked into TJX, Office Max, Dave & Busters, Heartland Payment Systems and other companies to steal more than 130 million credit and debit card numbers, in what the government deemed the biggest computer crime case ever prosecuted in the United States. He’s currently serving time at the Milan low-security federal prison in southeastern Michigan, with a release date in the year 2025.

The government has acknowledged that Gonzalez was a key undercover Secret Service informant at the time of the breaches. Now, in a March 24 habeas corpus petition filed in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts, Gonzalez asserts that the Secret Service authorized him to commit the crimes.

“I still believe that I was acting on behalf of the United States Secret Service and that I was authorized and directed to engage in the conduct I committed as part of my assignment to gather intelligence and seek out international cyber criminals,” he wrote. “I now know and understand that I have been used as a scapegoat to cover someone’s mistakes.”

‘One day I was unknown and nothing, and the next day I am being hailed as a genius and giving presentations to Secret Service Agents in Washington, D.C. All of this was mind-boggling for me.’

In his 25-page petition, he faults one of his attorneys for failing to prepare a “Public Authority” defense, by which someone who commits a crime argues that he did so with the approval of government authorities.

He says his attorneys never discussed a Public Authority defense with him. Had he known the option existed, he would never have pleaded guilty.

Habeas motions, known as 2255 motions, can be used by convicted prisoners to assert defective counsel or other jurisdictional and constitutional issues outside of a direct appeal. Gonzalez is acting as his own attorney in the petition.

Gonzalez became a confidential informant for the Secret Service when he was arrested in New York in 2003 after withdrawing cash from ATMs using stolen card numbers. While working closely with agents for more than four years to put other carders behind bars, he was simultaneously running a criminal enterprise he dubbed “Operation Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” according to court documents.

He was arrested in 2008 and eventually pleaded guilty to conspiracy and computer fraud, among other charges. He received two sentences last March amounting to 20 years and a day in prison — the lengthiest punishment ever imposed for computer or identity theft crimes.

At one of his sentencing hearings, Gonzalez told the court that he deeply regretted his crimes and was remorseful for having taken advantage of the personal relationships he’d forged.

“Particularly one I had with a certain government agency … that gave me a second chance in life,” he said.

But in the motion to withdraw his plea, he asserts that “each and every illegal act” he was charged with was conducted during covert operations that were controlled and operated by the Secret Service.

He writes that when he was arrested in May 2008 by Miami police, he “was expecting Secret Service to come and take custody of me and squash the charges.” Instead, he was charged with crimes that he says he committed on the government’s behalf.

Gonzalez’s former attorney, Rene Palomino, disputes assertions that the Secret Service approved Gonzalez’s crimes.

“He was given the opportunity of a lifetime to work for the Secret Service,” Palomino says. “He chose to become a criminal, bottom line, and become a double agent working both sides — the criminal side and the legal side.”

In his petition, Gonzalez faults Palomino and co-counsel Martin Weinberg with failing to file a notice of appeal as he requested after his sentencing and, more important, failing to file a motion to suppress evidence obtained from a Ukrainian carder’s laptop after his arrest in Turkey.

Gonzalez says that in 2007 the carder, Maksym “Maksik” Yastremskiy, was tortured by Turkish officials in order to obtain the passphrase to decrypt his computer.

Yastremskiy was considered the top card vendor in the underground and allegedly earned more than $11 million selling stolen credit and debit card data. He was lured to a meeting in Turkey with an undercover operative, where he was nabbed.

Gonzalez says prior to Yastremskiy’s arrest, he had been passing information about the carder’s activities to his government handlers and was even congratulated by Secret Service agent Steve Ward over lunch after the arrest. He also writes that Ward told him that the Turks had “beat Yastremskiy’s ass and made him give up the passphrase.”

Data gleaned from the laptop, along with other information, allowed authorities to zero in on two hackers who appeared to be Yastremskiy’s biggest suppliers of stolen card data from top retailers such as TJX, OfficeMax and Dave & Busters. One of the suppliers, “Segvec,” was eventually identified as Gonzalez.

When he was arrested in 2008, Gonzalez told Palomino about Yastremskiy’s alleged beating and asked him to investigate. But when Palomino sought funds from Gonzalez’s parents to fly to Turkey, Gonzalez’s parents said they couldn’t afford it.

Without an affidavit, Palomino told Gonzalez, he couldn’t file a motion to suppress. Palomino was “ineffective” for failing to file the motion, Gonzalez writes. Had he done so, the evidence would have been suppressed, and the government “would have had no case against me.”

In his petition, Gonzalez further argues that he should be allowed to withdraw his plea because the government failed to uphold its part of the agreement. He was told that if he pleaded guilty, the government would ask the court to consolidate the three cases against him — in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts — into a single case before one judge, allowing him to receive a single sentence.

Prosecutors did request a consolidation from the court, but the court agreed to consolidate only two of the cases. Gonzalez ended up receiving two sentences — 20 years, and 20 years and a day — which he is serving concurrently.

Palomino insists his former client has no grounds for withdrawing his plea.

“This was a negotiated plea,” says Palomino. “He knew what he was getting into when he signed off on this agreement.”

Regarding his failure to file a motion to suppress evidence obtained under torture, Palomino says, “We researched the issue regarding the evidence, and there were no grounds for suppression. Everything that was legally possible that could have been done for him was done for him. Nothing was left undone.”

The filing provides a glimpse at some of Gonzalez’s undercover work and at the relationship he formed with his handlers, Secret Service agents David Esposito and Steve Ward, who he says paid him $1,200 a month in cash for the work he performed.

Using the online names “Cumbajohnny” and “Segvec,” Gonzalez engaged carders in underground chat rooms and helped set them up to be busted. During his undercover time, he went to California for a week for one operation and to Chicago, where he helped set up a honeypot.

He was also invited to Secret Service headquarters in Washington, D.C., to give a presentation on malware and computer-security vulnerabilities. He proved himself so trustworthy, that he was invited to agent briefings and became privy to “highly confidential information.”

He even went bike riding and bar hopping with his handlers in the evening after work.

“They treated me like one of their own and did everything but give me a gun and a badge,” Gonzalez writes. “On one occasion, even the possibility of a gun for protection was discussed if the need ever arose.”

In 2004, he participated in his biggest sting operation from a military base at Cavens Point, New Jersey. Called Operation Firewall, the groundbreaking sting focused on carders on an underground forum called Shadowcrew and led to arrests of more than 20 people.

After Operation Firewall ended, Gonzalez moved back to Miami, where he’d grown up, and continued to work undercover for the agency on the “Shadow Ops” operation. A former associate of Gonzalez told Threat Level previously that it was during this period that he began earning $75,000 a year working for the Secret Service. It was also during this period that he committed the bulk of the crimes for which he was later charged.

Gonzalez writes that when the agents asked him to commit acts he knew were illegal, he complied, “to please the Agents who had shown me such respect and friendship.” He said the agents told him they had his back and would intervene if he was ever arrested.

“At that point I would have done anything they asked me to do,” he writes. “I was overwhelmed and felt like I could do no wrong.”

Gonzalez says the agents even turned a blind eye when he committed crimes in order to resolve a $5,000 debt with an unnamed Russian carder. Gonzalez incurred the debt before he began working for the feds and didn’t have the funds to clear it.

He says he told the agents that if he didn’t repay the debt, he’d lose credibility in the underground and thus his effectiveness as an informant. Agent Ward allegedly told him, “Go do your thing and pay the debt, just don’t get caught.”

“All of this inflated my ego and made me feel very important and made me feel like I was really a part of the Secret Service with the backing and support of the Government Agency,” Gonzalez writes.

“One day I was unknown and nothing, and the next day I am being hailed as a genius and giving presentations to Secret Service Agents in Washington, D.C. All of this was mind boggling for me.”

A Secret Service official told Threat Level that because the case was going through the appellate process he was unable to comment.

Photo of Albert Gonzalez courtesy of Stephen Watt

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Court Says Bush Illegally Wiretapped Two Americans

A federal judge on Wednesday said the George W. Bush administration illegally eavesdropped on the telephone conversations of two American lawyers who represented a now-defunct Saudi charity.

The lawyers alleged some of their 2004 telephone conversations to Saudi Arabia were siphoned to the National Security Agency without warrants. The allegations were initially based on a classified document the government accidentally mailed to the former Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation lawyers. The document was later declared a state secret and removed from the long-running lawsuit weighing whether a sitting U.S. president may create a spying program to eavesdrop on Americans’ electronic communications without warrants

“Plaintiffs must, and have, put forward enough evidence to establish a prima facie case that they were subjected to warrantless electronic surveillance,” U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled, in a landmark decision. Even without the classified document, the judge said he believed the lawyers “were subjected to unlawful electronic surveillance” (.pdf) in violation of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which requires warrants in terror investigations.

It’s the first ruling addressing how Bush’s once-secret spy program was carried out against American citizens. Other cases considered the program’s overall constitutionality, absent any evidence of specific eavesdropping.

President George W. Bush and wife, Laura, board Air Force One for last time as President Barack Obama succeeded him.President George W. Bush and wife, Laura, board Air Force One for last time as President Barack Obama succeeded him last year.

The Obama administration’s Justice Department staunchly defended against the lawsuit, which challenged the so-called Terror Surveillance Program that Bush adopted in the aftermath of the 2001 terror attacks. The classified document was removed from the case at the behest of both the Bush and Obama administrations, which declared it a state secret.

The Justice Department said it was reviewing the decision.

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Judge Walker likened the department’s legal tactics as “argumentative acrobatics.” He said counsel for attorneys Wendell Belew and Asim Gafoor are free to request monetary damages.

Their lawyer, Jon Eisenberg, said in a telephone interview that “the case is not about recovering money.”

“What this tells the president, or the next president, is, you don’t have the power to disregard an act of Congress in the name of national security,” Eisenberg said.
Because of the evocation of the state secrets privilege, Walker had ruled the lawyers must make their case without the classified document. So Eisenberg amended the case and cited a bevy of circumstantial evidence (.pdf). Walker ruled that evidence shows that the government illegally wiretapped the two lawyers as they spoke on U.S. soil to Saudi Arabia. Walker said the amended lawsuit pieces together snippets of public statements from government investigations into Al-Haramain, the Islamic charity for which the lawyers were working, including a speech about their case by an FBI official.

Under Bush’s so-called Terrorist Surveillance Program, which The New York Times disclosed in December 2005, the NSA was eavesdropping on Americans’ telephone calls without warrants if the government believed the person on the other line was overseas and associated with terrorism. Congress, with the vote of Obama — who was an Illinois senator at the time — subsequently authorized such warrantless spying in the summer of 2008.

The legislation also provided the nation’s telecommunication companies immunity from lawsuits accusing them of being complicit with the Bush administration in illegal wiretapping.

It’s uncertain whether Wednesday’s decision will withstand appeal.

In 2006, for example, a Detroit federal judge declared Bush’s spy program unconstitutional. But a federal appeals court quickly reversed, ruling that the plaintiffs did not have legal standing to bring a case, because they had no evidence to show that their telephone calls specifically were intercepted. The Supreme Court declined to review that ruling.

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Justice Dept. to Congress: Don’t Saddle 4th Amendment on Us

The Obama administration is urging Congress not to adopt legislation that would impose constitutional safeguards on Americans’ e-mail stored in the cloud.

As the law stands now, the authorities may obtain cloud e-mail without a warrant if it is older than 180 days, thanks to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act adopted in 1986. At that time, e-mail left on a third-party server for six months was considered to be abandoned, and thus enjoyed less privacy protection. However, the law demands warrants for the authorities to seize e-mail from a person’s hard drive.

A coalition of internet service providers and other groups, known as Digital Due Process, has lobbied for an update to the law to treat both cloud- and home-stored e-mail the same, and thus require a probable-cause warrant for access. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on that topic Tuesday.

The companies — including Google, AOL and AT&T — maintain that the law should be changed to reflect that consumers increasingly access their e-mail on servers, instead of downloading it to their hard drives, as a matter of course.

But the Obama administration testified that imposing constitutional safeguards on e-mail stored in the cloud would be an unnecessary burden on the government. Probable-cause warrants would only get in the government’s way.

James A. Baker, associate deputy attorney general, testified:

Congress should recognize the collateral consequences to criminal law enforcement and the national security of the United States if ECPA were to provide only one means — a probable cause warrant — for compelling disclosure of all stored content. For example, in order to obtain a search warrant for a particular e-mail account, law enforcement has to establish probable cause to believe that evidence will be found in that particular account. In some cases, this link can be hard to establish. In one recent case, for example, law enforcement officers knew that a child exploitation subject had used one account to send and receive child pornography, and officers discovered that he had another email account, but they lacked evidence about his use of the second account.

Baker invoked the usual parade of horribles in his argument.

“The government’s ability to access, review, analyze and act promptly upon the communications of criminals that we acquire lawfully, as well as data pertaining to such communications, is vital to our mission to protect the public from terrorists, spies, organized criminals, kidnappers and other malicious actors,” (.pdf) Baker testified.

Don’t expect Congress to come out in favor of expanding Americans’ civil liberties in the post–Sept. 11 world. CNET reported that Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said demanding warrants would be a burden to law enforcement in addition to “the court system.”

Congress has held countless hearings about reforming the Patriot Act, too. In the end, however, lawmakers have repeatedly punted on that issue, and we suspect they will embark on the same course when it comes to reforming EPCA.

The judiciary, however, has taken a different course. A federal appeals court in December ruled that e-mails were protected by the warrant requirement.

That decision by the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals became law March 21. It affects Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

Photo: Subliminati/Flickr

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