>Two things to remember:

Number 1:

It has been proven that the US, British and Israeli governments and affiliated ‘intelligence’ agencies deliberately lied about the Iraq war and the ‘war on terrorism’ in general. It is not about terrorism, it is (largely) about oil and control of that vital resource. Any testimony from the the US, UK or Israeli governments and ‘Intelligence’ agencies about the war on terrorism should therefore be automatically rejected as not credible.

Number 2:

Don’t expect the mainstream media to ever admit the truth about the Iraq war or that which led to it. The mainstream media’s promotion of the Bush government lies about the Iraq invasion means they are complicit in the murder of more than 1 million Iraqi citizens. Like any accomplice to a crime, they will do all they can to hide their culpability.


“I am saddened that it is politically inconvenient to acknowledge what everyone knows, that the Iraq war is largely about oil” – Alan Greenspan former head of the Federal Reserve

Tin-pot Iraqi dictator-in-waiting, Ayad Allawi was the US-appointed ‘interim-Iraqi Prime Minister’ for 9 months in 2004-5. Today he defeated incumbent Nouri al-Maliki to the position of Prime Minister by 10,000 votes according to reports.

Now there’s one more CIA stooge ruling over yet another formerly sovereign nation and people.

Under CIA direction he ran an exile organization, the Iraqi National Accord, in the early 1990s that sent agents into Baghdad to plant bombs and sabotage government facilities in an effort to depose Saddam Hussein. Their targets included a mosque, a movie house and a newspaper — the latter strike killing a child passing by. Ex-CIA operatives said a bus full of schoolchildren was also blown apart.

As interim Iraqi Prime minister in 2004-5, Allawi was responsible for operating death squads out of the Iraqi interior ministry in an effort to divide Iraqi society and create the appearance of ‘civil war’ between Iraq’s Sunni and Shia populations and thereby divide and conquer the Iraqi resistance to US occupation lead by Moqtada al Sadr.

On Thursday 14 October 2004, Allawi stated: “[w]e have asked Fallujah residents to turn over al-Zarqawi and his group. If they don’t do it, we are ready for major operations in Fallujah”. Fallujah, a city of 300,000 people was then mercilessly bombed. Tens of thousands of innocent civilians were killed, many of them horribly burned with illegal white phosphorus shells.

In 2004 it was reported that Allawi personally executed six bound ‘insurgents’ – ordinary Iraqis fighting US occupation.

On at least one occasion in 2004 Allawi personally intervened to prevent a ceasefire and peace talks with the Iraqi resistance because he realised that any just peace settlement in Iraq would, by popular mandate, not include either him or his CIA masters in a controlling position.

In 2005 arrests were issued for Allawi and 27 of his former ‘ministers’ in the interim government over the alleged disappearance or misappropriation of $1 billion in military procurement funds.

With Allawi as Prime Minister, Iraq will be more secure as the latest trophy in the American Empire’s cabinet, as will the the illegal contracts originally signed by Paul Bremer in 2004 to give all of Iraq’s resources to American companies.

>Strange things, such strange and stoopid things…

Back in February this year, we were treated to the ridiculous story of ‘Terrorists With Explosive Breast and Implants‘, although at that point the story appears not to have been given much in the way of wide-spread coverage.

Fast forward to the end of March and amid reports that the images of your private parts taken by airport scanners are not exactly private and resistance to the use of the scanners on the rise, the follow story broke:

Woman ‘ogled’: airport worker warned over body scanner use

A security worker at London’s Heathrow Airport has received a police warning and faces disciplinary action over claims he ogled a female colleague using a full-body scanner, officials said yesterday.

The 25-year-old worker made lewd comments after his colleague Jo Margetson, 29, mistakenly strayed into the scanner, which can see through clothes to produce an image of the body, the Sun newspaper reported.

Ideally this story would have been used by the mainstream press to represent the growing public consensus that the scanners are a serious breach of privacy, but this is no ideal world, and the mainstream press has long since been little more than the government’s press office. The very same day then that the ‘Ogling’ story broke, for some cynical reason, mainstream media outlets chose to revisit the ‘Boob bomber’ with a vengeance. Google “breast implant bomb” and you’ll see that virtually all reports are from the 24th and 25th of March.

As to the very idea of boob and butt bombers, that apparently came courtesy of England’s private army, MI5/MI6, by way of right wing pundit and editor of Worldnetdaily Joseph Farah who originally published the claim on his news outlet back in February. Apparently Farah then spoke to the UK Sun tabloid newspaper and the story got new legs, breasts and buttocks. The Sun reported that, after the Christmas knicker bomber farce, MI5 “picked up chatter” that led them to the belief that boobs might be the new bombs. If this is true, then it’s probably not, given that English ‘intelligence’ agencies have a long track record of telling humongous porkie pies about terrorism.

Clearly the crotch bomb was a failure. Would boob or buttock bombs fare any better? It’s unlikely. First of all is the fact that the would-be bombers body would absorb most of the blast. Secondly you have the problem of how to detonate the fantastical device. “Excuse me madam, what is the purpose of those wires attached to your bosom?” You get the picture. It’s all for your entertainment, or your brainwashing, depending on how informed you are.

>Editors note: I personally don’t believe that getting mainstream religion is a positive thing, but in this case, whatever works. Porn is an affliction on the human mind and soul, and it is widely and actively promoted by the powers that be.

February 22, 2010
David Richards

(for HenryMakow.com)

(David Richards, 22, is a Uk citizen teaching English in China. See his personal statement at end.)

Shelley Lubben (left) believed she was ready to shoot her first porn film. She was in for a shock: ‘When I walked in, it’s like a dark satanic anointing just fell on me. It was creepy, it was dark, it was eerie, and it was nothing like prostitution. I knew I was in the devil’s territory; this was the final frontier of Satan.’

During the little satanic ritual that followed she hit rock bottom: ‘I sold what was left of my heart, mind and femininity to the porn industry and the woman and person in me died completely on set.’

Then something remarkable began to happen; Shelley’s survival instincts kicked in and she re-connected with the Christian God of her childhood and, after taking a long and slow period of rehab to recover from her ordeal, she started on a crusade to expose the reality of porn.

She has marketed herself as a charismatic public figure in the televangelist style, telling her life story in a confessional manner as an entertaining way to deliver her message. The hub of her operation is the Pink Cross, a charity that launches fierce grassroots activism and collects data on the industry.

There is one overriding truth to Shelley’s work; behind whatever thin veil of glamour they might masquerade with: porn stars are prostitutes. Delete any notion in your mind of a glamorous ‘porn star’ now.

Using Shelley’s research, I have written this article with the hope that it will act as a wake up call to men in the western world with an addiction to a quite pathetic act; self-pleasure to film footage of prostitutes at work.


Porn stars rarely get started out of a free-willed love of sexual exhibitionism. Along with poverty and broken families, childhood abuse is very common.

Shelley said: ‘Many actresses admit they’ve experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, verbal abuse and neglect by parents. Some were raped by relatives and molested by neighbors. When we were little girls, we wanted to play with dollies and be mummies, not have big scary men get on top of us. So we were taught at a young age that sex made us valuable.’

Often they are teenage runaways picked up by pimps. They only escape one circle of abuse by entering another; they can’t run from the pain so they go towards it. Fast forward a few years and they find themselves in a zombified state, drunk and drugged on a porn set as they re-live the same abuse they experienced growing up.

Shelley continues: ‘The same horrible violations we experienced then, we relive through as we perform our tricks for you in front of the camera. And we hate every minute of it.’

Crissy Moran was a famous and ‘successful’ porn star. Did she enjoy it?

‘I went through more heartbreak and became suicidal. I was taken to the hospital for panic attacks. I tried to overdose on xanax, strangle myself, and cut my wrists but not nearly deep enough. I was too scared of the pain. I prayed God would just take me away! I felt helpless. I even went to church for a few months but the guilt I felt was overwhelming that I would feel as if I were choking when I was at church. I had to choose and once again I chose to continue sinning. It was easier and I needed the money.’


The brutality of most porn videos is obvious to anyone who has seen one. A typical film consists of one or more huge guys on steroids having violent sex with a girl.

Porn users only see a well-edited film. They don’t see what happens behind the scenes; the girls that are crying and throwing up because they can’t handle the hardcore acts they are being told to do. Jersey Jaxin explains what awaits you on set: ‘Guys punching you in the face. You have semen from many guys all over your face, in your eyes. You get ripped. Your insides can come out of you. It’s never ending.”‘

A girl’s first time on camera can be horrific. She is disorientated under the bright lights and the sex is shockingly violent. The experience is more akin to an abusive alien abduction than a pleasurable sexual one. This is how Genevieve described her first scene:

‘It was one of the worst experiences of my life. It was very scary. It was a very rough scene. My agent didn’t let me know ahead of time… I did it and I was crying and they didn’t stop. It was really violent. He was hitting me. It hurt. It scared me more than anything. They wouldn’t stop. They just kept rolling.’

Her horror was in sharp contrast to the indifference of the crew.

‘I had bodily fluids all over my face that had to stay on my face for ten minutes. The abuse and degradation was rough. I sweated and was in deep pain. On top of the horrifying experience, my whole body ached, and I was irritable the whole day. The director didn’t really care how I felt; he only wanted to finish the video.’

Whatever artifice of control the girl had is now removed and Lubben has described what is left as ‘traumatised little girls living on anti-depressants, drugs and alcohol acting out our pain in front of YOU who continue to abuse us.’


The sex you see in porn is a lie; sexual enhancement drugs are used on set. ‘Drugs are huge. They’re using viagra. It’s unnatural. The girls will be on xanax and vicodin,’ according to Sierra Sinn. No wonder the sex is so vicious.

Perhaps there should be a disclaimer at the bottom of the screen noting what drugs the performers are on: Gary is on Viagra and coke. Candy drank half a bottle of Jack Daniels and then smoked some crack. Enjoy the film.

Most porn stars take drugs, in fact they are often on film to pay for their habit. The girls are traumatised and get high to numb their pain, as Becca Brat will tell you: ‘I hung out with a lot of people in the Adult industry, everybody from contract girls to gonzo actresses. Everybody has the same problems. Everybody is on drugs. It’s an empty lifestyle trying to fill up a void.’

However it is a void that cannot be filled, and as the drug abuse spirals more and more out of control their lives get dangerous. Brat said: ‘I became horribly addicted to heroin and crack. I overdosed at least three times, had tricks pull knives on me, have been beaten half to death – the only reason I am still here is God.’

Ask a young guy when he last saw a drug addict; chances are he pleasured himself while looking at one that very morning.


It should be no surprise that sexual diseases are at pandemic level in the porn industry.

With chlamydia, gonorrhoea, and herpes being passed from performer to performer there is a backdrop of sickness to a porn set. In fact, they often act as laboratories for the creation of whole new sexual diseases, such as the novel herpes of the throat.

When disease is added to the already traumatic nature of being a porn actress, it can all get too much, as Tamra Toryn found out: ‘I caught a moderate form of dysplasia of the cervix and later that day, I also found out I was pregnant. I had only one choice which was to abort the baby during my first month. It was extremely painful emotionally and physically. When it was all over, I cried my eyes out.’

Most performers develop some form of incurable sexual disease during their career and some are killers; AIDS is still loose in the industry. Every time a performer steps in front of the camera they are playing Russian roulette with their lives.

Lara Roxx got HIV on film without knowing the risks. She said: ‘We should think about these issues right now, to change stuff around to make this a safer f**kin’ business. It isn’t a safe business, and I thought it was, and I would not have done that scene with no condom with Darren James if it would have crossed my mind that those tests weren’t good and that I couldn’t trust him or the people he’s been with. I thought porn people were the cleanest people in the world.’

There is nothing clean about porn; it is diseased prostitutes having sex with other diseased prostitutes.

It is incredible to realise that it has become the norm for young men to grow up watching videos of trafficked women being abused for their amusement. It is legitimised by the silence of the media, education system and religious groups, who rarely denounce it.

A porn habit can terribly pollute a man’s image of women and sex. He will become cynical and believe that any nice qualities a girl has mask her true essence; the whore he sees on screen.

Shelley was that girl on screen. It nearly killed her. What saved her was spiritual elevation to a state where she could make judgments on good and evil. When she awoke to see demons running amok in the sex industry, she finally had the strength to leave it.

This is her most important lesson: to reclaim what is right and wrong and start imposing it on our amoral culture.

David is a 22 year old British man. He writes: “My generation have been conditioned to accept porn from a young age…. In primary school I even remember my classmates having soft porn material and phoning sex lines. Then, growing up watching porn online was sort of 15, 16 onwards all the way through university was normal for all the guys my age.

This was all normal to me. What set alarm bells ringing was that I went to a college in university with a diverse range of foreign students and met girls form India, Kenya, China, Japan, Ghana and so on and they were very different. They warmer, more gentle and caring than english girls and thought english guys acted like sexual animals. So I had to figure out why we were like that and porn is the main reason. I dated a chinese girl, she was caring and presumed we would always be together, for my english generation that’s dinosaur thinking, but when with her I suddenly felt tremendous stability for the first time in my life. She would care and love me no matter what and I felt free to focus on my two main passions, politics and music. I then realised how much pornography and lack of stable relationships were making men too obsessed with sex to focus on anything important. So I came to the conclusion porn was an attack on us.”


Above, Mahmoud al-Mabhouh exits the elevator on his floor in the Al-Bustan Rotana hotel, Dubai. Moments later he will be murdered by Mossad agents hiding in his room.

Israel is a young nation, yet its intelligence apparatus has a long and sordid history. From staging Muslim terror attacks in Egypt in 1954, to orchestrating ‘Arab’ terrorist hijackings in 1976, to directing ‘al-Qaeda’ terror attacks in 2006, there seems little that the Mossad will not do in an effort to give legitimacy to the Israeli government’s slow genocide of the Palestinian people and bolster the American government’s phony ‘war on terror’.

That the Mossad eagerly assassinates all enemies of Israel (real, imagined and fabricated) is generally accepted, if not condoned, but the details of precisely how agents go about their dirty work has remained sketchy to say the least, with the revelations of former agents like Victor Ostrovsky the most reliable reference. The recent murder of Hamas official Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel, however, gives a never-before seen inside look at the extent to which the Mossad operates ‘by way of deception’.

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh was found dead in his Al-Bustan Rotana hotel room in Dubai by hotel staff on Janurary 20th 2010. Several coroners reports claimed that al-Mabhouh had been tortured and killed either by electrocution to the head, strangulation, poisoning, suffocation or by way of a pill that provoked a heart attack.

The unsavory affair developed in the following way:

Mahmoud al-Mabhouh arrived in Dubai at 3:15pm on January 19th on some unknown business. The previous night the Mossad assassination squad had arrived from different destinations and settled into their respective hotels. al-Mabhouh was being followed so closely that even as he exited immigration in the airport he was forced to walk around a Mossad assassin with an luggage cart. He checked into his hotel and went out for several hours. At around 8 pm two Mossad agents gained access to his room and prepared themselves. al-Mabhouh arrived back at 8:24 pm and went up to his room. During this time at least 4 different two-person Mossad surveillance teams had been watching his every move, including dressing up as tennis players and riding in the same elevator as him when he initially arrived at the hotel and following him to his car when he left. Throughout, the 11 individuals were in constant communication by way of “special communication devices”. When al-Mabhouh arrived back and went to his room he was followed by two agents (a man and woman) who kept watch in the corridor while their comrades plied their grisly trade. At 8:46 pm the execution team has left the hotel. By 11 pm, less than 20 hours after they had arrived, all were on planes out of the country.

Dubai police initially pointed the finger at Israel, which seemed logical given Israel’s historic targeting of Palestinians individually and collectively. It’s interesting to note that it was the Israeli media that first reported on January 31 that this was an Israeli operation, specifically that “a four-person squad of Israeli Shin Bet and Mossad operatives arrived in Dubai on European passports”. This perhaps prompted Dubai’s chief of police to announce on February 5 that Dubai would seek an arrest warrant for Netanyahu himself:

Dahi Khalfan Tamim, Dubai’s police chief, claimed that the dead man was killed using methods known to be employed by Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence agency. He added that Mr Netanyahu would be held personally responsible if Mossad was identified as the culprit.

“Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, will be the first to be wanted for justice as he would have been the one who signed the decision to kill al-Mabhouh in Dubai,” Gen Tamim told The National, an English language newspaper in Dubai.

“We will issue an arrest warrant against him.”

General Tamim next released CCTV footage of the 11 suspects that detailed how, over the course of 20 hours, they went about the job of identifying, following and ultimately murdering al-Mabhouh. With their work done, the Mossad agents left to several different destinations including, Hong Kong, South Africa and Germany. Based on telephone calls that members of the group made while in Dubai, authorities there suspect that Austria was their “command center”.

Mossad operatives Eli Cara and Uriel Kelman

Above, Mossad operatives Eli Cara and Uriel Kelman

Within the last few days however, the Dubai authorities released the passport details of the suspects and are now looking for six British citizens, three Irish citizens, one French citizen and one German citizen! It’s hard to know if the Dubai regime is simply unaware of the Mossad’s history of stealing the identities and passports of innocent people, or if they are deliberately attempting to divert attention from the obvious culprits. After all, it was just 6 years ago that Uriel Kelman and Eli Cara were caught by New Zealand police attempting to use the identity of a mute tetraplegic New Zealand man to get a passport for a third Mossad agent, Zev Barkan. And it was just two years before that, in 2004, that the Sydney Morning Herald revealed that the very same Zev Barkan, identified as a “fugitive Israeli Mossad intelligence agent”, had been dealing with Asian criminal gangs to obtain Australian and other passports stolen in Asia.

Barkan has been named by New Zealand authorities as the kingpin in a passport scam for which two Israelis with Australian links were jailed for six months last week in Auckland.

One of the jailed men, Eli Cara, 50, had his rented home in Turramurra raided by ASIO in March. A short time later, he was arrested in New Zealand.

The New Zealand Government has named Barkan, Cara and the other convicted man, Uriel Kelman, as Mossad agents.

Barkan fled New Zealand before police swooped. There are unconfirmed reports that Barkan, allegedly using a fraudulent Canadian passport, has since made visits to North Korea.

The New Zealand aid worker, who has intelligence connections in Asia, said Barkan was also connected to an Israeli security company operating out of Thailand.

He goes to Laos, Cambodia, Burma and Thailand and deals with gangs who rob tourists of their valuables and passports“, the aid worker said.

Barkan is mostly interested in passports and there have been a number of Australian passports.”

Intelligence analysts in New Zealand believe Barkan, a former navy diver in the Israeli Defence Force, was trying to secure a “clean” passport for use in a sensitive Israeli undercover operation in the region, less risky than a forged passport.

The Herald has also been told that Barkan had grown up in Washington as Zev Bruckenstein, where his father was director of religious studies at a synagogue.

The fact that Mr Barkan and therefore the Mossad, were keen to get ahold of Australian passports in 2004 is very interesting. On Valentine’s day 2005, former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was murdered, in all likelihood by the Mossad, in a massive car bomb in downtown Beirut. I wrote about the details of the attack and why the Mossad were the obvious culprits in this editorial. What I was unaware of at the time was that the Lebanese authorities were looking for twelve Australian men in connection with the attack. Or rather, twelve men carrying Australian passports.

In 1997 Canada pulled its ambassador from Israel after two Mossad agents were caught using Canadian passports during a failed assassination attempt on Hamas official Khalid Mashaal, a leading Hamas official in Jordan. And then there’s this from 1987, as reported by the New York Times:

Britain said today that Israel had admitted using fake British passports, and a newspaper said the documents were intended to help agents of the Israeli secret service attack foes abroad.

The Foreign Office said it made a strong protest last October to the Israeli Ambassador, Yehuda Avner, about ”misuse by the Israeli authorities of forged British passports”. It said Israel later apologized and promised not to do it again.

The Sunday Times said in a front-page article on February 17th that eight fake British passports intended “for Mossad secret service hit men to attack opponents abroad were discovered by chance last summer in a bag inside a telephone booth in West Germany.”

So are we to assume that the Dubai police are incapable of putting these puzzle pieces together? Or is it a case of Israeli government pressure once again forcing justice onto the back burner?

There was more than a hint of irony in the Dubai government’s call for Interpol to help to track down the gang of assassins. For it was just a few weeks ago that Interpol Secretary-General Ronald Noble declared passport fraud as ‘the biggest threat facing the world’. “Right now in our database we have over 11 million stolen or lost passports. These passports are being used, fraudulently altered and are being given to terrorists, war criminals, drug traffickers, human traffickers”, he said.

Unfortunately, Mr. Noble and Interpol don’t seem to be looking in the right places.

In any case, both the British and Irish governments wasted no time in stating that they had no record of passports being issued to the names provided by the Dubai authorities. In short, the passports are faked, as are the names (or most of them) but naturally the pictures on them are the real Mossad operatives. Have a look:

Above, Roll of ignominy, from left to right, top to bottom – ‘Evan Dennings’ – ‘Irish’. ‘Gail Folliard’ – ‘Irish’. ‘James Leonard Clarke’ – ‘British’. ‘Jonathan Louis Graham’ – ‘British’. ‘Michael Bodenheimer’ – ‘German’. ‘Paul John Keeley’ – ‘British’. ‘Michael Barney’ – ‘British’. ‘Peter Elvinger’ – ‘French’. ‘Kevin Daveron’ – ‘Irish’. ‘Melvyn Mildiner’ – British’. ‘Stephen Hodes’ – ‘British’.

It should be noted that the people above have undoubtedly disguised themselves to some extent. Just imagine all of the above individuals with or without glasses, beards, mustaches, short hair, long hair, differently colored hair, etc., in each case. From the CCTV footage provided by Dubai authorities we can at least be certain the decidedly masculine-looking ‘Gail Folliard’ is wearing a wig. See this link for larger versions of each person.

At the time of writing, three people have come forward to cry foul over the use of their names (but not their faces) in the operation – British/Israeli citizens Melvyn Mildiner, Paul Keeley and Michael Barney. All three have been living in Israel for several years. A resident of a town near Jerusalem, Mr. Mildiner insisted he had nothing to do with the assassination and had never been to Dubai.

“I woke up this morning to a world of fun”, he said, after newspapers around the world splashed names and photos of the suspects distributed by Dubai.

“I am obviously angry, upset and scared – any number of things. And I’m looking into what I can do to try to sort things out and clear my name”, he said in a telephone interview. “I don’t know how this happened or who chose my name or why, but hopefully we’ll find out soon.”

Paul Keeley, 42, a builder originally from Kent who has lived on a kibbutz for 15 years, said: “It’s scary when someone steals your identity. I’m in shock and I don’t understand what I am seeing. It doesn’t even look like me.”

Michael Barney, 54, from North London but who emigrated to Israel many years ago, said “I’ve just had a quadruple heart bypass, I’m not exactly spy material.”

Perhaps the three men should now reconsider their allegiance to the state of Israel. Then again, as members of that increasingly rare breed of person who choose to do ‘aliya’ to Israel, perhaps they are secretly proud that they (or at least their names) were of some use to the Mossad in their duplicitous campaign of phony terrorism and assassination.

The three men’s surprise at finding out that they were temporary suspects in a Mossad operation on foreign soil, it is hard not to remember a similar incident about 8 years ago.

Remember this line up?

In the end, seven of the above alleged ‘9/11 hijackers’ were officially confirmed as being alive and well and innocent of any involvement in the 9/11 attacks, with several of them expressing similar shock and surprise that their names (and in the case of 9/11 their faces too) were used by the 9/11 authors. While the world was being fooled with the greatest fake passport survival story of all time, no one was interested in the story of the group of Israelis doing the happy dance while filming the collapse of the WTC towers.

It is certainly interesting therefore to see these same passport shenanigans being employed in the Mossad murder of al-Mabhouh. Is it too much to suggest the possibility of a common source in both operations?

The story of the assassination of Mahmoud al-Mabhouh by a mysterious ‘hit squad’ is receiving an unusual amount of coverage in the mainstream press. There is however very little, if any, condemnation of the callous, cold-blooded murder of a man whose only real detractors are those who have been waging a war of annihilation against his people for decades. On the contrary, there is a palpable sense of glorification in the press (and in comments left by readers) of the ‘skilled’ way in which the Mossad went about their task. There is a sense of awe or respect for these psychopaths, a perverse respect which is closely tied to the acceptance by so many people in Western nations of wholesale killing of Palestinians and Muslims in general.

When we really look at what these deranged individuals did, the meticulousness with which they went about maneuvering another defenseless human being into a position where he could be silently murdered in a hotel room, fully sponsored and supported by major Western governments, in the name of ‘freedom and democracy’, we are left with a lingering and disturbing feeling that, somewhere along the way, we, as a civilization, have taken a seriously wrong turn. We, as a global civilization, appear to have taken a turn, firmly, into a world where psychopathic actions are not only the norm, but the ideal.

I leave you to judge for yourself. Below you can view the extensive CCTV footage (with notations) of the movements of the glorious Mossad assassination team. Note, there is no audio.


After repeatedly denying that the Christmas Underwear Bomber™ had any help in his misguided attempt to blow up Detroit-bound Flight 253 on Christmas day 2009, or that there was any sign of an accomplice on over 200 hours of Amsterdam airport security tapes, the US government recently, and very quietly, chose to admit that it had been watching Mutallab all along and that it’s now looking for his accomplice at Amsterdam airport.

In one of only a few mainstream news reports on the US government’s reversal, the Detroit News stated:

The State Department didn’t revoke the visa of foiled terrorism suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab because federal counter-terrorism officials had begged off revocation, a top State Department official revealed Wednesday.

Patrick F. Kennedy, an undersecretary for management at the State Department, said Abdulmutallab’s visa wasn’t taken away because intelligence officials asked his agency not to deny a visa to the suspected terrorist over concerns that a denial would’ve foiled a larger investigation into al-Qaida threats against the United States.

“Revocation action would’ve disclosed what they were doing,” Kennedy said in testimony before the House Committee on Homeland Security. Allowing Adbulmutallab to keep the visa increased chances federal investigators would be able to get closer to apprehending the terror network he is accused of working with, “rather than simply knocking out one soldier in that effort.”

ABC News also reported:

Federal agents also tell ABCNews.com they are attempting to identify a man who passengers said helped Abdulmutallab change planes for Detroit when he landed in Amsterdam from Lagos, Nigeria.

Of course, that’s not an admission that Mutallab had an accomplice, but it says a lot following six weeks of repeated denials on the existence of accomplices.

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<p>If US federal counterterrorism officials, aka the FBI, specifically requested that Mutallab be allowed to fly to Detroit from Amsterdam, it lends a lot more credence to the report by lawyer and eyewitness Kurt Haskell who has repeatedly claimed that Mutallab was escorted to the gate in Amsterdam by a “sharply dressed Indian-looking man”. If we accept Haskell’s statement (and at present there is no reason not to) then a reasonable explanation is that the accomplice was tasked with ensuring that Mutallab got on the plane and was a member of either the US intelligence services or the intelligence services of another US-friendly nation.</p>
<p>Haskell himself has presented just such an analysis on his <a onclick=web site.

But what are we to make of the claim by the US State Department that the goal of this little maneuver was to “get closer to apprehending the terror network he [Mutallab] is accused of working with”?

Surely if US intelligence was aware that Mutallab was a terrorist threat they would have at least taken the precaution of making very sure that the flight onto which he was to be escorted was not a target of the “terror network”? Surely a thorough rub down, or a strip-search would not have been out of the question for such a threat to US national security?

Take your pick; either US intelligence is so incompetent that they did not first check if this known terrorist was carrying a bomb onto the plane, or they staged the entire operation themselves in order to keep the Islamic terrorism bandwagon rolling.

One of the most interesting things about the Christmas day underwear bombing fiasco is that it played out on a flight from Amsterdam to Detroit. If Mutallab had no passport and was escorted to the gate by a “sharply-dressed man”, then it is unlikely that he went through normal security checks at the airport. We have no doubt that an agent of the US government could quite easily bypass security at any airport, but we also believe it would be difficult to prevent this fact from leaking out to the press, particularly from officials and security personnel working at Amsterdam Schiphol airport.

To enable a person to bypass all airport security would require a very particular presence at the airport in question, something akin to a little self-contained “kingdom”.

Recently, We exchanged a few emails with a Dutch reporter who has extensive experience of the internal workings of Amsterdam airport. He told us:

Israel […] needs US-weapons – and spare-parts. Most of this stuff is since many years brought to Israel by cargo planes (Hercules, B-747) that used Schiphol (Amsterdam) as the needed half-way-stop. Officially they were civil planes, but they were treated as state – (military) planes. There is legally a big difference in status.

Because this weaponry was in many cases of a very sophisticated and for that reason classified kind, it needed protection on the way from the US to Israel. The Dutch authorities therefore agreed upon the fact that Israel was given a special secluded area (hangar and apron) that would be guarded by Israeli personnel.

These guardians were not of El Al (Israeli national airline). They were members of Shin Bet, the Mossad-branch that looks after civil safety. For the young people that manned it, it was a way of performing their conscription duties.

Members of Shin Bet did not only guard military airplanes. They also provide for safety of passenger-planes. I do not know whether it is the same at other airfields, but at Schiphol everyone could see them at work at the gates of El Al planes.

In fact the young girl who flew as a passenger with the Israeli cargo-plane that crashed in Amsterdam (Anat Solomon) had done a tour as a Shin Bet safety-officer at Schiphol and flew home for her wedding.

After the crash members of the Shin Bet-group at Schiphol were speedily brought to the crash-site, to see if they could gather some of the classified stuff that was on board the crashed plane. Officially this was in contradiction with Dutch laws about the treatment of crash-sites, but it was agreed to by a secret agreement between the Dutch and Israeli government – as a logical consequence of the fact that only Israelis would know what sort of classified weaponry was onboard.

Facts about the existence of an ‘Israeli part of Schiphol’ were officially given by the Parliamentary Enquiry Commission; they were given in interrogation reports (of El Al and Shin Bet personnel) by the police, they were given by Mr. Jeroen Pelttenberg, El Al’s station-manager at Schiphol, and by some other people that were in some way or another confronted with the situation.

The El Al cargo crash into an appartment block in the Bijlmer suburb of Amsterdam in 1992 gives us an idea of the “sophisticated weaponry” and “spare parts” the Mossad was (still is) siphoning from the US arsenal through its transport hub at Amsterdam airport. Israelis arrived at the scene of the crash to retrieve incriminating evidence (the dead and injured residents of Bijlmer be damned). Over 1,000 local residents and emergency workers had developed respiratory, neurological and mobility ailments, as well as a rise in cancer and birth defects, by the time an investigation by Dutch journalists in 1998 brought the cargo’s true manifest to light:

Almost six years after the event, on 30 September 1998, editors Harm van den Berg and Karel Knip of the Dutch paper NRC Handelsblad published the results of an extensive investigation they had carried out into the crash. They had obtained the freight documentation for the flight, and made public for the first time its real cargo. The manifest confirmed the plane was carrying 400 kilograms of depleted uranium as ballast, but also showed that it carried among its cargo about 10 tons of assorted chemicals. The chemicals included ten 18.9-litre plastic drums of dimethyl methylphosphonate (DMMP), and smaller amounts of isopropanol and hydrogen fluoride: three of the four chemical precursors for the production of Sarin nerve gas.

A spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s office immediately denied that Flight 1862 had been carrying Sarin precursors. When this was contradicted hours later by an El Al spokesman, the Prime Minister’s office acknowledged that the chemicals were onboard but stated that “the material was non-toxic and was to have been used to test filters that protect against chemical weapons”. An explanation that Earth Island Journal found “puzzling”, since “it only takes a few grams to conduct such tests. Once combined, the chemicals aboard Flight 1862 could have produced 270 kilos of sarin – sufficient to kill the entire population of a major world city.”

On January 29, 1999, Dutch attorney general Vrakking testified at official hearings that the El Al security detachment at Schiphol was a branch of the Mossad. It also emerged that El Al planes are never inspected by Dutch customs or the Dutch Flight Safety Board at Amsterdam Schiphol.

Journalists say Dutch security officials have told them that the Netherlands has allowed Israel to make secret military air shipments through Schiphol since the 1950s. Former Dutch Defense minister Henk Vredeling, in an interview with Dutch TV NOS – and apparently caught unawares of the legal implications of admitting complicity in a war crime – proudly recounted secret weapons transports to Israel during the Yom Kippur war in 1973. These shipments apparently lie outside the Atlantic Alliance military treaties because the aircraft going to Israel are not refueled at NATO air bases but at the commercial airport of Schiphol.

The Mossad “state within a state” at the airport has taken full advantage of this loophole. “Schiphol has become a hub for secret weapons transfers because El Al has special status there. Dutch authorities have no jurisdiction over Israeli activities at the airport,” said Henk van der Belt, a member of an investigation team set up by Bijlmer residents.

One of the investigators working on behalf of the Bijlmermeer survivors said that Schiphol had become, and continues to be, “a hub for Israeli secret weapons transfers”. The question we need to answer is; was Mutallab also an Israeli secret weapon in the promotion of the war on terror?

Given the Mossad’s free reign over its little “kingdom” within Amsterdam Schiphol, coupled with the fact that Israeli security firm ICTS is in charge of the regular security operation there, it’s worth reflecting upon a couple of other incidents in recent years. Before the Underwear Bomber came the Shoe Bomber:

Six months prior to Reid’s near shoe bombing of American Airlines flight 63 from Paris to Miami in December 2001, while memories of 9/11 were still fresh in everyone’s mind, Reid attempted to board an El Al flight from Schiphol to Tel Aviv.

Reid was taken aside by El Al security and identified as a terrorist suspect. Reid paid for a one-way ticket with cash and would not reveal what he planned to do in Israel.

However, rather than turning Reid into Dutch security for further action, he was allowed to board the El Al flight by Israel’s Shin Bet security so his movements during his five days in Israel could be monitored.

Six months later, Reid attempted to ignite his shoe on the flight from Paris to Miami. Israel had not informed British, American, or any other security agency of the concerns about Reid. Reid’s aunt, Claudette Lewis who raised Reid in south London, was quoted as saying she believed her nephew had been “brainwashed.”

Reid later said El Al failed to detect that he had explosives in his shoes on the flight to Tel Aviv, an amazing revelation considering the Israeli airline’s tight security.

The links between El Al security and Mossad are extremely close with abundant cross-pollination of senior personnel back and forth.

The security company that allowed Reid to board American Airlines 63 at Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris was ICTS (International Consultants on Targeted Security) International. ICTS’s senior management are all ex-Israeli security officials, many of whom for El Al security.

It was ICTS that largely developed the passenger “profiling” procedures used at Schiphol and other airports around the world through its subsidiary, ICTS Holland Products BV.

Bear in mind that ICTS also shared security duties on 9/11 at Boston’s Logan Airport and handled security for London’s bus system. This Israeli security firm, effectively a front for the Mossad, has therefore had its personnel on the ground to oversee arguably the four most notorious “al-Qaeda terrorist attacks” against American and British targets.

According to former Mossad spy Victor Ostrovsky, the Mossad organisation is relatively small. But the ethos it embodies – rule over others by way of deception – runs deep through its front companies that link ramified networks comprising some of the ‘best’ (most noxiously evil) psychopaths globally.

In 2006 a Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam to Mumbai was escorted back to Schiphol by Dutch fighter planes after the crew became suspicious of some passengers’ behaviour. Granted that in the hysterical post-9/11 climate you only need to wear a beard and whisper Allah to warrant suspicions, but 12 people were nevertheless arrested before the Dutch government announced it was a false alarm. A trial run for future scenarios involving Northwest Airlines perhaps?

Last February a Turkish Airlines Boeing crashed upon landing at Schiphol. Another incident that smacks of spy vs spy games, four of the nine passengers killed were US “Boeing employees” returning from Turkey after pitching a “sophisticated airborne radar station” – to be installed in a Turkish airforce Boeing 737 – to the Turkish military brass on behalf of the Pentagon.

Zombie nation

Amsterdam Schiphol has had the DNA-tearing ‘naked’ scanners in operation since 2007. Although that’s irrelevant in Mutallab’s case because he was escorted around normal security procedure, the incident was used to promote these machines en-masse, a plan we are told was on the backburner until now because of ‘fears for people’s privacy.’

Completely overlooked is the brazen conflict of interest exemplified by former head of the Department of Homeland Security and dual US-Israeli citizen Michael Chertoff, who ran around giving dozens of media interviews touting the need for the US government to buy more full-body scanners. He stands to net a tidy profit through his security consultancy firm Chertoff Group, which along with other notable former Senators and TSA officials make up the “full-body scanner lobby” that represents the manufacturers cashing in on the sale of these insidious dehumanisation devices.

Along with the psychopaths in the US government, racist hard-liners in Israel believe the survival of the state of Israel lies solely in its military strength and that this strength arises from the need to answer the constant threat of war.

Of course, fighting a real and well-equipped enemy is very risky. After all, you might lose. The next best thing is to create the enemy yourself and play both sides against the middle, as they say. Unfortunately it is the masses of ordinary people that find themselves in the middle of the deranged games that psychopaths play.

>A good friend passed on this excellent analysis


Obama’s State of the Union speech is occurring at the moment, and against my better judgment I actually turned it on. It’s about 20 minutes into the incongruous jocularity of the President and the Chamber – and he just said that he will encourage legislation to reverse the ruling of the Supreme Court that Corporations are ‘persons’ and can donate to election funding. He says this is wrong – this will allow society’s most powerful to influence elections, as well as foreign interests – he won’t have it.

The Supreme justices sit there on camera like stunned corpses as a bipartisan standing ovation exploded in the chamber. He’s addressed ear mark spending, lobbying limits and transparency, changing political discourse, the super-majority dictated by the Republican minority leadership (60% majority needed to do anything), and futher tax cuts for education and child credits. He states that voting no on everything is hindering progress (what an astonishingly brilliant observation!).

He then goes into Al Queda (trademarked courtesy CIA) and that as a candidate he promised he would end the war and that this is what he is doing – he will “have all the combat troops out of Iraq by August”.

“All of our troops are coming home.” (flash to a general’s face who looks bewildered and Joe Lieberman mouthing something that looked a lot like ‘yeah right’.) No mention of Afghanistan or the many other countries where we are killing because it is what we (or our drones) do.

Then – to supporting the troops when they come home, Michelle and Joe Biden are heading a new committee to support military families! (rousing applause – yes – yes to the military families, the Chamber responds! Camera zooms in on those in uniform.)

Sheesh – I take it the “5D city on a hill” is next week with all these promises that cannot be fulfilled?

No way all of this is going through – he is righting all the most obvious (to the sleeping populace) wrongs in one speech – down to reducing our nuclear stockpiles and “the farthest reaching arms control treaty in two decades”… ( what? )

“Securing all vulnerable nuclear material around the world in 4 yrs so they never fall into the hands of terrorists.” Which brings us to isolating North Korea and Iran – A HAAAA – “they too will face consequences”, he says!

I now know why I’ve avoided these speeches in the past. “America must always stand on the side of human dignity and freedom” … (the nation glances nervously in the direction of the ‘naked’ airport scanners.)

“If you abide by the law, you should be protected by it” … (who defines the law?)

He has “finally reversed legislation that prevents gays and lesbians from serving their country in the armed forces” … (great, that’s really important while the globe is on fire! To get more cannon fodder – gay cannon fodder is even better!)

Now he’s attacking pundits “turning serious issues into soundbites” and how citizens are losing hope – “no wonder there is so much cynicism and disappointment” – “there are few Americans who believe we can change or that I can deliver it. I never said it would be easy or that i could do it alone.” (The nation thinks, ‘didn’t you?’ – could have sworn you said that somewhere between ‘yes we can’ and ‘hope’… somewhere between my KFC dinner and McDonald’s breakfast, I could have sworn you said you were the answer…)

“When you try to do big things it stirs controversy – we can respond to that by playing it safe and avoid hard truths and pointing fingers and keep our poll numbers high and get through the next election, instead of doing what is best for the next generation. I know if the people who were in this position had made that decision 100 years ago, we wouldn’t be here tonight – we must do what is hard, even if success is uncertain…” (paraphrased due to excessive rhetorical leading that caused my mind to spasm momentarily – or more than momentarily).

Then a rousing crescendo of hyperbolic emotional rhetoric of what it means to be an American – “USA, USA, USA” (he actually said that) – “it lives IN you” (get it out!!)

“a new decade!” “We don’t quit! I don’t quit! Strengthen our union!”

You get the point – he is a spell binder. As the pressure behind my brow increases to the point of pounding, I turn off the mind control device that is television, understanding why the sheeple are now more comfy, more sleepy and more secure in their dream – no matter what crashes in on them in the next few years.

Even the Republicans were applauding, so it must be the truth, right? “Any more KFC left in that bucket, honey?”

(No actual msg laden poisonous food was ingested during this experience – however I do now feel that I need a shower.)


Many civil liberties groups in the US are up in arms over Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling in Citizens United V Federal Election Commission, that gives corporations free reign to spend as much money as they can afford (which is a lot) to influence American political election outcomes. This is the same gaggle of Supreme Court Justices (more or less) that gave us, literally, the glorious reign of George Dubya Bush. MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann dedicated one of his ‘special messages’ to the ruling which he said made all US politicians ‘prostitutes’ to big corporations.

Eh….so what’s new?

Here’s the relevant part of the ruling:

The relevant factors in deciding whether to adhere to [precedents] beyond workability – the precedent’s antiquity, the reliance interests at stake, and whether the decision was well reasoned – counsel in favor of abandoning Austin, which itself contravened the precedents of Buckley and Bellotti. As already explained, Austin was not well reasoned. It is also undermined by experience since its announcement. Political speech is so ingrained in this country’s culture that speakers find ways around campaign finance laws. Rapid changes in technology – and the creative dynamic inherent in the concept of free expression – counsel against upholding a law that restricts political speech in certain media or by certain speakers.

In addition, no serious reliance issues are at stake. Thus, due consideration leads to the conclusion that Austin should be overruled. The Court returns to the principle established in Buckley and Bellotti that the Government may not suppress political speech based on the speaker’s corporate identity. No sufficient governmental interest justifies limits on the political speech of nonprofit or for-profit corporations.

Forgive me if I can’t find it within me to get worked up over a ruling that allows multinational corporations to legally do that which they have been doing for many years. Has everyone in the US suddenly forgotten the word ‘lobby’? Or the fact that almost every member of Congress has, at some point, been bought and paid for by corporate lobby groups? Go to the Open Secrets web site and pick any congressman or woman or senator you like and see for yourself. Is there a difference between direct or indirect corporate influence of politicians and those same corporations spending money on, say, advertising to influence the same politicians? Up until now, corporations had to be satisfied with donating large sums of money to candidates that the candidates then used to run their campaigns, i.e. electioneering etc. Now the corporations can run the campaigns of candidates themselves. I can see it now, John Doe, presidential nominee, ‘sponsored by Coca Cola’. You like Coca Cola, right? Well you’re gonna LOVE our candidate!

And let’s be clear that influencing US politicians today is an activity that is owned, lock, stock and pork barrel by the corporations, because corporations effectively dictate government policy in the US. Unions have long since been neutered and lobby groups that actually represent ordinary people simply don’t have the financial clout to make any difference. It’s all about money in the land of the free market capitalist corporation and banker.

So what, in real terms, has changed? Nothing. So what’s the problem? Is it that corporations can now openly advertise for or against candidates for office at all levels, and in that way influence public opinion? Don’t worry about it! Because it’s not who gets elected (or appointed as the case may be), but rather the amount of money it takes to bribe them when they attain office.

My only gripe however is that the Supreme Court didn’t go ahead and ‘corporatize’ the state of Israel and the Israel lobby in its ruling and declare them eligible to legally manipulate, bribe and blackmail US politicians to ensure a continuing Israel-friendly US foreign policy.

Getting worked up over the Supreme Court ruling is akin to fretting over the door of the barn being unlocked while ignoring the fact that the barn itself is on fire. But the hubris doesn’t stop there. Not only are many deluded US-centric individuals and activist groups concerned about native corporations being let off their very long leash, but there is now also the looming specter of, horror of horrors, foreign corporations and governments muscling in on the farce that is the US political process!

Newsweek commented:

The biggest questions with this ruling is the scope of the term “corporation,” says Edward Foley, law professor at the Ohio State University College of Law and director of the election-law program. Does the high court want this decision to apply to foreign corporations as well as domestic ones, he ponders? The truth is, the court didn’t make a decision one way or the other.

Foley best explains the potential issues by talking about the electronic, video, and communication giant, Sony. The corporation is headquartered in Japan, but a large number of its shareholders reside in the United States. In fact, people can even buy and trade Sony’s stock on the New York Stock Exchange. The issue is whether this corporation, with strong ties to a foreign country and the United States, should be permitted to independently contribute money to presidential and congressional campaigns.

The Center For Public Integrity carried the headline:

Will the Citizens United Ruling Let Hugo Chavez and King Abdullah Buy U.S. Elections?

And wondered:

it’s one thing for U.S. firms to have their say. What about foreign companies that operate U.S. subsidiaries? Many of these, like American businesses, are owned by ordinary shareholders – but a host of others are owned, in whole or in part, by the foreign governments themselves.

One prominent examples is CITGO Petroleum Company – once the American-born Cities Services Company, but purchased in 1990 by the Venezuelan government-owned Petróleos de Venezuela S.A. The Citizens United ruling could conceivably allow Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who has sharply criticized both of the past two U.S. presidents, to spend government funds to defeat an American political candidate, just by having CITGO buy TV ads bashing his target.

Given that the US has for many years been a global empire, it seems only fair that some of its subjects should have a say in, or exert an influence over the deliberations of the empire builders. Isn’t Hugo Chavez due a little payback after the CIA tried to oust him in 2002? If it were able to, what kind of influence might Venezuela exert on the US politics and the lives of 300 million Americans? Free health care and third level education for all perhaps? Or subsidized gas in the winter time at least? Would that be a bad thing for the more than 10% of US citizens living below the poverty line?

And what about the Saudis? Well, they’re unlikely to stray far from the Neo-Liberal script, but they might nudge US politicians towards a more equitable treatment of Middle Eastern Arab states. They might even encourage the President not to invade any more Arab nations and to lay off slaughtering their people. Again, is that a bad idea? It is a bad idea that other nations would be in a position to check the power of the US military-industrial complex and forestall the worst of its excesses? Personally I think it’s a great idea, but its unlikely to happen, mainly because the Supreme Court ruling does not explicitly allow it and can therefore prohibit it at any stage, which it would very likely do, if US corporations paid the Supreme Court Justices enough money.

So there’s nothing to see here folks, other than the next logical step along the path that the USA began many years ago when everyone ignored Eisenhower’s warning about the threat from a military industrial complex. If that explanation doesn’t satisfy you, then just think of the US political scene as being a bit like Haiti is today, and as in all such wastelands of despair, the corporate vultures waste no time in finding a way to profit.

>Not content with faking Osama Bin Laden video tapes and audio recordings, the CIA and their ‘private sector’ friends at Intelcenter and SITE, have resorted to pilfering the physical features of living people in an effort to give life to the likely long-dead boogey man.

First of all we were told that the FBI had used “cutting edge technology” to produce a photo-fit of what Osama may look like now, as he struts around his cave in Toora Loora Loora, sans beard and turban:

It turns out however that it was more like cut and paste technology, when some uppity Spanish politician cried foul:

Gaspar Llamazares, 52, a member of Spain’s communist party and the former leader of the United Left coalition in parliament, said his forehead, hair and jaw-line had been “cut and pasted” from an old campaign photograph.

The UK Telegraph reported:

But yesterday Ken Hoffman, a spokesman the FBI, admitted that a technician “was not satisfied” with the hair features offered by the FBI’s software programme and instead used part of a photo of Mr Llamazares, found on the internet. “The technican had no idea whose image he had found and no dark motive for using it,” he said.

Mr Llamazares said the mistake showed the “low level” of US intelligence services. It could cause problems for any individual mistakenly seen to resemble the wanted terrorist, he said. “Bin Laden’s safety is not threatened by this but mine certainly is.”

I’m actually very happy to see that the FBI, CIA etc. are stooping to such low brow propaganda, coming hot on the heels of the ridiculous Christmas knicker bomber farce we can have renewed hope that many more people will begin to identify the war on terror for the global scam that it is.

And speaking of scams and scam artists, I just read this:

Obama hears Haitian calls for mercy… sends Dubya as “special relief envoy”

The White House announced late on Thursday that National Security Staff chief of staff Denis McDonough would travel to Haiti along with a public affairs official from the Pentagon to help coordinate communication efforts on the ground.

Obama enlisted the help of former President Bill Clinton, a Democrat who is already a U.N. special envoy for Haiti, and former President George W. Bush, the Republican who preceded Obama in the White House.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs dismissed a question as to why Obama would turn to Bush after criticizing him for the U.S. response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, saying bipartisan unity was needed.

So I take back my previous comment about having renewed hope. Reality has gone insane and to be honest, I’ve had enough. It’s the proverbial final straw. I’m powering up my intergalactic ship, and I’m outta here.

I’ll leave you all with these parting words, may they resonate forever throughout the multi-verse.

Heck of a job Bushy’

>Arun Gandhi is the fifth grandson of the famous Mahatma Gandhi, a public figure and an established and true man of peace. So what was he doing spreading nefarious ‘conspiracy theories’ about the Jews back in January 2008?

In 1987, along with his entire family, Arun Gandhi moved to the United States to work on a project at the University of Mississippi. The project examined and contrasted the sorts of prejudices that existed in India, the U.S., and South Africa. Afterward the moved to Memphis, Tennessee and founded the M. K. Gandhi Institute for Non-Violence hosted by the Christian Brothers University, a Catholic academic institution. This institute was dedicated to applying the principles of nonviolence at both local and global scales. In 2007, the institute moved to Rochester, New York, and is currently located on the University of Rochester River Campus.

Arun has given many speeches about non-violence in many countries. During his tour of Israel and Palestine in 2004, he urged the Palestinians to resist Israeli occupation peacefully to assure their freedom. He proposed to the Palestinian Parliament a peaceful march of 50,000 Palestinian refugees across the Jordan River to return to their homeland in Palestine, and said MPs should lead the way. Arun stated:

What would happen? Maybe the Israeli army would shoot and kill several. They may kill 100. They may kill 200 men, women and children. And that would shock the world. The world will get up and say, ‘What is going on?’

Given the brutal conditions under which the Palestinians are being forced to live, attacked and murdered on a daily basis, Arun’s proposal for the solution of the Palestinian question makes good sense. Rather than be picked off, one by one by the Israeli military and have their deaths ignored by the mainstream media, why not undertake such a march, and potential sacrifice, and increase the chances that the world would be forced to sit up and take notice? An act of this type is very probably what the ordinary Palestinian people, both in Palestine and elsewhere, would decide upon if ordinary Palestinians had any say in their future. But Palestinians today have no real voice, no true representation, their political leadership having been infiltrated and co-opted long ago by the forces of the state of Israel. Israel calls all the shots and carefully stage-manages both sides in its one-sided “war” against the Palestinian people.

In 2006 The Board of Governors of the BBC published an Independent Panel Report into the impartiality of BBC coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The scope of the inquiry was “assess the impartiality of BBC news and current affairs coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with particular regard to accuracy, fairness, context, balance and bias, actual or perceived”.

The inquiry found that the BBC’s coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was “incomplete and misleading” and “failed to adequately report the hardships of Palestinians living under occupation.”

In 2006 the research group If Americans Knew released a study into the reporting of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by the Associated Press (AP) for the period Jan-Dec 2004. The study found “a significant correlation between the likelihood of a death receiving coverage and the nationality of the person killed.” In 2004, there were 141 reports in AP headlines or first paragraphs of Israeli deaths. During this time, there had actually been 108 Israelis killed (the discrepancy is due to the fact that a number of Israeli deaths were reported multiple times).

During the same period, 543 Palestinian deaths were reported in headlines or first paragraphs. During this time, 821 Palestinians had actually been killed. In other words, 131% of Israeli deaths and 66% of Palestinian deaths were reported in AP headlines or first paragraphs. That is, AP reported prominently on Israeli deaths at a rate 2.0 times greater than Palestinian deaths. In reality, 7.6 times more Palestinians were killed than Israelis in 2004.

Previous studies into the reporting of Palestinian versus Israeli deaths have shown newspaper coverage to be even more distorted than the pattern that was found for AP. For example a six-month study of the San Francisco Chronicle showed a 30:1 differential of Israeli children’s deaths to Palestinian children’s deaths; a six-month study of The Oregonian by AUPHR showed the paper’s headlines had reported Israeli children’s deaths to Palestinians children’s deaths at a rate 44:1.

We live in a world where truth and justice have been turned on their heads. While the daily murder of Palestinians by the forces of Israel goes unreported and therefore unrecognised by the rest of the world, any high-profile criticism of these crimes is immediately met with outrage and condemnation by (mainly Western) political leaders and the infamous Israel lobby in the US, and of course by the mainstream Western press.

In an episode with strong echoes of the Walt and Mearsheimer debacle, Arun Gandhi made the headlines in January 2008 because of comments he made about the state of Israel, the Palestinian people’s plight and the danger that the insane policies of what can loosely be termed “Zionism” pose to the entire world.

Gandhi wrote that Jewish identity “has been locked into the holocaust experience — a German burden that the Jews have not been able to shed. It is a very good example of how a community can overplay a historic experience to the point that it begins to repulse friends.

“The holocaust was the result of the warped mind of an individual who was able to influence his followers into doing something dreadful. … The world did feel sorry for the episode but when an individual or a nation refuses to forgive and move on, the regret turns into anger.”

Describing Israel as “a nation that believes its survival can only be ensured by weapons and bombs,” Gandhi asked whether it would “not be better to befriend those who hate you?” He added:

“Apparently, in the modern world so determined to live by the bomb, this is an alien concept. You don’t befriend anyone, you dominate them. We have created a culture of violence (Israel and the Jews are the biggest players) and that Culture of Violence is eventually going to destroy humanity.”

Gandhi later apologized for his “poorly worded post,” saying he shouldn’t have implied that Israeli government policies reflected the views of all Jewish people.

Of course, Gandhi was wrong to blame ‘the Jews’, not merely because it is entirely inaccurate to suggest that all Jews support the policies of the state of Israel, but because it also left him and his otherwise reasonable and important message open to immediate dismissal as anti-Semitic, which is exactly what happened.

To his credit, Gandhi immediately recognised his error and asserted that he understood that not all Jewish people support Israel. The simple fact is that ‘the Jews’ are not to blame for the most extreme injustices being perpetrated throughout the world today, the spittle-flecked rants of some alternative news pundits notwithstanding. How can they be? Are we to believe that all 15 million Jews throughout the world regularly get together in secret and drive forward the political and economic policies of the major world governments?

Of course, certain Jewish politicians in Israel, the US the UK and elsewhere do wield inordinate power, this is a verifiable fact. If, as some would have it, the actions of these few make ‘all Jews’ responsible, then it follows that every American that supports the Obama government or the Republican or Democratic parties for that matter (i.e. significantly more than half of all Americans) is personally guilty of the murder of over 1 million Iraqis! So if it is ‘the Jews!’ then it is also ‘the Americans!’ (and ‘the British’!)

Clearly this is nonsense. To those who subscribe to such beliefs, it is worth remembering that Israeli policy makers and their policies thrive on the preponderance of such extremism. Why? Because such opinions are clearly illogical and it is extremely easy to use them as evidence to convince the world that anti-Semitism, or hatred of Jews, is ‘on the rise’, which in turn facilitates continued Israeli aggression against Palestinians and Arabs of the Middle East and the compounding of Israeli influence over Western governments (aka the Israel lobby).

Yet Ghandi was in error only on this point. His statement that “a nation that believes its survival can only be ensured by weapons and bombs,” and “would it not be better to befriend those who hate you?” is eminently rational.

Equally defensible is his comment:

“apparently, in the modern world so determined to live by the bomb, this is an alien concept. You don’t befriend anyone, you dominate them. We have created a culture of violence and that Culture of Violence is eventually going to destroy humanity.”

But we are still left with the problem of who to blame, because make no mistake, someone or some group is responsible for the horrors that have beset humanity for so long. The culprits do not belong to any organised religion, nor do they adhere to any political or social views, these are but distractions used to cement this controlling group’s domination of the masses of ordinary people.

There is a word for the people of which I speak, a word which does not rely on ideologically derived definitions or convoluted rhetorical formulae, a word which cuts to the root of this human problem in a scientific and psychologically precise manner, circumventing the infinite feedback loop of speculation which has enabled a lasting solution to evade us for so long.

The word is psychopath.

Estimated at up to 6% of any given population, they are human beings in appearance only. Lacking the ability to empathise with the feelings of another person, they therefore lack that which defines a person as truly human. Recent research by British scientists has shown that the brains of psychopaths are fundamentally different to the brains of ordinary humans. Such deviants not only possess a natural advantage over normal human beings in the ease and speed with which they rise to positions of power, once there, they are free of the constraints of conscience and driven only by their need to dominate, control and ultimately destroy others. It is not hard to imagine that a group of such deviants, having recognised kindred spirits in each other and joined forces, and subsequently attained to positions of near absolute power, would wreak havoc on the rest of humanity. Indeed, in his seminal work on the subject, Without Conscience, Canadian psychologist Dr Robert Hare estimates that psychopaths are responsible for up to 50% of crime committed in society.

But the crimes of the common or garden psychopath pale into insignificance when we consider the crimes of our psychopaths in power, aka our political leaders. George Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, Tony Blair and his White Hall civil servants, all of these men (and more) committed the supreme international war crime (as defined in the Nuremberg trials) when they lied to the public and ordered the invasion of a sovereign country in 2003 without due cause. The Iraq invasion (there was no ‘war’) resulted in the violent deaths of 1.3 million Iraqi citizens, and a further 1.2 million non-violent deaths, and some 6 million displaced and left homeless. On the direct orders of the office of the Vice President, the CIA ran a death squad operation out of the Iraqi Ministry of the Interior which involved dozens of covert car bombings and massacres of Iraqi Shia and Sunni Muslims in an effort to create the ‘reality’ of a civil war in Iraq and thereby justify the continued US military and economic colonisation of the country. Today, those responsible for these massive crimes are not in jail but instead remain in positions of power and are lauded as ‘elder statesmen’.

Having identified the problem, the question then is what we can do about it.
A capacity to cheat, to compete and to lie has proven to be a stupendously successful adaptation for psychopaths, so the scope for saintliness to spontaneously spread throughout the world looks implausible in practice. Brotherly and sisterly love today is vanishingly rare, and the misery and suffering of those who are able to truly feel, who have a conscience, is all too common. The manipulations of psychopathic leaders, such as the promotion of torture as somehow justified, are designed to make psychopaths of us all. Nevertheless, a predisposition to conscience and ethics can prevail if and when it is able to make the enhancing of freedom and altruism in the abstract sense, for the sake of others, including our descendants, its primary goal.

So our first efforts must be focused on rejecting the black and white ‘us versus them’ thinking that has gained much ground over the past few decades. We must stop idiotically decrying the imminent dangers of the great ‘Jewish conspiracy’ or the Muslim hoard sweeping the world. It is not ‘the Jews’ ‘the Muslims, ‘the Christians’, ‘the Iranians’ or any other religious or ethnic group that we should be concerned about, but rather the existence of psychopaths in positions of power who use religious and cultural beliefs to divide and conquer the normal human population. In short, our “self-interest” ought to be vested in collectively ensuring that all others are happy and well-disposed too; and in ensuring that children we bring into the world have the option of being constitutionally happy and benevolent toward one another.

This means that if psychopathy threatens the well-being of the future of normal humanity – which it is doing – then it can be only be dealt with by widespread refusal to allow the self to be dominated by it on an individual, personal basis. Preserving freedom for the self in the practical sense, ultimately preserves freedom for others. Protection of our own rights as the rights of others, underwrites the free will position and potential for happiness and a peaceful future of all.


1 http://www.guardian.co.uk/israel/Story/0,,1766215,00.html
2 http://www.ifamericansknew.org/download/ap-report.pdf
3 http://www.auphr.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3226&Itemid=86
4 Psychophasia: The Unwritten Doctrine by R.R. Foster
5 http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article6736973.ece
6 http://www.hare.org/
7 http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/
8 http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=1230