Thursday, May 04, 2006

[911TruthAction] Digest Number 1266

There are 9 messages in this issue.

Topics in this digest:

1. Fw: Judge doubts Moussaoui claim of prior knowledge of 9-11 plot -
From: "Dick Eastman"
2. A Day in the Life: 5/3/6
From: "President, USA Exile Govt."
3. My Fax to Chris Matthews..Re: Stephen Colbert
From: "Bugs"
4. If you knew Trotsky
From: "Dick Eastman"
5. articles: anti-Semitism an anti-concept -=- Free Trade & Privatizati
From: "Dick Eastman"
6. Re: Urgent - Help Susan Lindauer...You or a loved one could be next
From: "Judy Cunningham"
7. HearingVowedOn Bush's powers+Poll onSheriff's Posse arresting illega
From: ""
8. Re: re-sent reply to JP
From: "Judy Cunningham"
9. Fw: Solzhenitsyn's "200 Years Together" - Jewish rule in early USSR
From: "Dick Eastman"


Message 1
From: "Dick Eastman"
Date: Wed May 3, 2006 9:28am(PDT)
Subject: Fw: Judge doubts Moussaoui claim of prior knowledge of 9-11 plot -

9/11 News :

� Judge Doubts Moussaoui's Claims About 9/11 - The judge presiding
over Zacarias Moussaoui's sentencing told trial lawyers that she
doesn't believe Moussaoui's claims on the witness stand that he knew
advance details of the Sept. 11 plot.

� Terrorist Attacks Rose Sharply in 2005, State Dept. Says - The
number of terrorist attacks worldwide increased nearly fourfold in
2005 to 11,111, with strikes in Iraq accounting for 30 percent of the
total, according to statistics released by U.S. counterterrorism
officials yesterday.

� Moussaoui Sentencing Jury Is Told Not to Do Its Own Research - The
judge in Zacarias Moussaoui's sentencing trial admonished jurors not
to do their own research after learning that one member of the panel
looked up the word ``aggravating'' in a dictionary at home.

� Flight 93: - Proof of 9/11 Lies by the US Government and Media


Message 2
From: "President, USA Exile Govt."
Date: Wed May 3, 2006 9:34am(PDT)
Subject: A Day in the Life: 5/3/6

Free Americans Reaching
Out to Amerika's Huddled Masses Yearning to Breathe Free
Via <>

May 3, 2006

From: "paul illich" <>
Date: May 2, 2006 7:09:17 AM EST
Subject: [bluegreenearth] fwd: Bolivia gas under state control [bbc]

Bolivia Gas Under
State Control

Bolivia's President Evo Morales has signed a decree placing his
energy industry under state control.

In a May Day speech, he said foreign energy firms must agree to channel
their sales through the Bolivian state, or else leave the country.

He set the firms a six-month deadline, but the military and state energy
officials have already started taking control of the oil fields.

Bolivia has South America's second largest natural gas reserves.

But the country has suffered years of political crises over how to
and profit from the industry.

The main foreign oil firms operating in Bolivia are Brazil's Petrobras,
Spanish-Argentine company Repsol YPF, British companies British Gas and
British Petroleum and France's Total.

High energy prices

Speaking at an oilfield in the south of the country, Bolivia's left-wing
president called it an "historic day".

"The pillage of our natural resources by foreign companies is over," he

He said the companies had six months to re-negotiate their contracts and
urged them to "respect the dignity of Bolivians".

Foreign companies would receive 18% of oil and gas revenues during the
transition period, reports said.

Vice President Alvaro Garcia said the military and officials from the
energy firm YPFB moved to take control of 53 energy installations -
including gas fields,
pipelines and refineries - immediately after the decree was signed.

There was no immediate word from the foreign energy companies

The firms will get less favourable terms but current high global energy
prices may be an incentive to see if they can work with Mr Morales, the
BBC's Americas editor
Simon Watts says.

Friendly meetings

Mr Morales swept to victory as Bolivia's first indigenous president in
January elections after vowing to "recover" the country's natural
resources by renationalising them.

However, he has shown signs of pragmatism since coming to office, and
held friendly meetings with several oil bosses.

On a visit to Brazil in January he said renationalising the industry
not mean expelling foreign companies or expropriating foreign property.

"Foreign companies have every right to recover investments and make
but profits should be balanced," he told a press conference at the time.

Petrobras is one of Bolivia's largest foreign investors, controlling
14% of
the country's gas reserves.


Tuesday, May 02, 2006

In Praise of a President?

OK, so it would be virtually impossible for me to praise a president
unconditionally. After all, anyone who wants to run for power is by
definition probably a dick.

But any guy who tours the heads of state of a few different countries
wearing an old jumper - and doesn't even bother changing it! - is a
trustworthy man in my humble opinion.

And now, Evo Morales of Bolivia has done something even more remarkable
- he's kept an election promise! He said he would renationalise control
of Bolivia's energy reserves. And today, he's taken back control of,
especially, the gas reserves. Not only announced it, but simultaneously
ordered the troops into the gas fields. To make the point, as it were.

I guess Chavez is looking and just *has* to follow the example!

And somehow, I don't think that this being International Workers' Day
was a coincidence.

"The time has come, the awaited day, a historic day in which Bolivia
retakes absolute control of our natural resources "

What a fucking cracker. I wouldn't give shit for his life expectancy,
mind you!

Isn't it kind of ironic that whilst the mad Neo-Cons of Washington are
obsessed with the Mid-East, the revolutionaries are back in their own

I like him. Morales still dresses like he doesn't give a shit for the
pretensions of office. He still says what he thinks, but seems a hell
of a lot smarter than he's being taken for by the Western media. He
hasn't got the party shit of Lula or the military shit of Chavez. OK,
I'm not too familiar with Bolivian politics, but for now, till I know
better...Viva Morales!


From: "Graham Jukes" <>
Date: May 2, 2006 8:59:43 AM EST
Subject: Do You Know Who's Killing You? - Depleted Uranium Dust: the
crime of the century

----- Original Message -----
From: Barbra-renee Brighenti
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 4:37 PM
Subject: Fw: Do You Know Who's Killing You? - Depleted Uranium Dust:
thecrime of the century
----- Original Message -----

From: FPF
Cc: The New York Times Direct
Sent: Tuesday, May 02, 2006 10:05 AM
Subject: Do You Know Who's Killing You? - Depleted Uranium Dust:
thecrime of the century

Marion Falk, a retired chemical physicist who built nuclear bombs for
more than 20 years at Lawrence Livermore Lab. was asked if the main
purpose for using it was for destroying things and killing people: "I
would say that it is the perfect weapon for killing lots of people."


FPF/HR: Does the PNAC-pack forget the world turns? - "Anybody who likes
war or cancer?" - Url.:





By Douglas Westerman*

05/01/06 "Vital Truths" - In 1979, depleted uranium (DU) particles
escaped from the National Lead Industries factory near Albany,
N.Y.,which was manufacturing DU weapons for the U.S military. The
particles traveled 26 miles and were discovered in a laboratory filter
by Dr. Leonard Dietz, a nuclear physicist. This discovery led to a shut
down of the factory in 1980, for releasing morethan 0.85 pounds of DU
dust into the atmosphere every month, and involved a cleanup of
contaminated properties costing over 100 million dollars.

Imagine a far worse scenario. Terrorists acquire a million pounds of
the deadly dust and scatter it in populated areas throughout the U.S.
Hundreds of children report symptoms. Many acquire cancer and leukemia,
suffering an early and painful death. Huge increases in severe birth
defects are reported. Oncologists are overwhelmed. Soccer fields, sand
lots and parks, traditional play areas for kids, are no longer safe.
People lose their most basic freedom, the ability to go outside and
safely breathe. Sounds worse than 9/11? Welcome to Iraq and

Dr. Jawad Al-Ali (55), director of the Oncology Center at the largest
hospital in Basra, Iraq stated, at a recent (2003) conference in Japan:

"Two strange phenomena have come about in Basra which I have never seen
before. The first is double and triple cancers in one patient. For
example, leukemia and cancer of the stomach. We had one patient with 2
cancers - one in his stomach and kidney. Months later, primary cancer
was developing in his other kidney--he had three different cancer
types. The second is the clustering of cancer in families. We have 58
families here with more than one person affected by cancer. Dr Yasin, a
general Surgeon here has two uncles, a sister and cousin affected with
cancer. Dr Mazen, another specialist, has six family members suffering
from cancer. My wife has nine members of her family with cancer".

"Children in particular are susceptible to DU poisoning. They have a
much higher absorption rate as their blood is being used to build and
nourish their bones and they have a lot of soft tissues. Bone cancer
and leukemia used to be diseases affecting them the most, however,
cancer of the lymph system which can develop anywhere on the body, and
has rarely been seen before the age of 12 is now also common.",

"We were accused of spreading propaganda for Saddam before the war.
When I have gone to do talks I have had people accuse me of being
pro-Saddam. Sometimes I feel afraid to even talk. Regime people have
been stealing my data and calling it their own, and using it for their
own agendas. The Kuwaitis banned me from entering Kuwait - we were
accused of being Saddam supporters."

John Hanchette, a journalism professor at St. Bonaventure University,
and one of the founding editors of USA TODAY related the following to
DU researcher Leuren Moret. �He stated �that he had prepared news
breaking stories about the effects of DU on Gulf War soldiers and Iraqi
citizens, but that each time he was ready to publish, he received a
phone call from the Pentagon asking him not to print the story. �He has
since been replaced as editor of USA TODAY.

Dr. Keith Baverstock, The World Health Organization's chief expert on
radiation and health for 11 years and author of an unpublished study
has charged that his report " on the cancer risk to civilians in Iraq
from breathing uranium contaminated dust " was �also deliberately

The information released by the U.S. Dept. of Defense is not reliable,
according to some sources even within the military.

In 1997, while citing experiments, by others, in which 84 percent of
dogs exposed to inhaled uranium died of cancer of the lungs, Dr. Asaf
Durakovic, then Professor of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine at
Georgetown University in Washington was quoted as saying:

"The [US government's] Veterans Administration asked me to lie about
the risks of incorporating depleted uranium in the human body."

At that time Dr. Durakovic was a colonel in the U.S. Army. �He has
since left the military, to found the Uranium Medical Research Center,
a privately funded organization with headquarters in Canada.

PFC Stuart Grainger of 23 Army Division, 34th Platoon. (Names and
numbers have been changed) was diagnosed with cancer several after
returning from Iraq. �Seven other men in the Platoon also have

Doug Rokke, U.S. Army contractor who headed a clean-up of depleted
uranium after the first Gulf War states:

"Depleted uranium is a crime against God and humanity."

Rokke's own crew, a hundred employees, was devastated by exposure to
the fine dust. He stated:

"When we went to the Gulf, we were all really healthy,"

After performing clean-up operations in the desert (mistakenly without
protective gear), 30 members of his staff died, and most
others"including Rokke himself"developed serious health problems. Rokke
now has reactive airway disease, neurological damage, cataracts, and
kidney problems.

"We warned the Department of Defense in 1991 after the Gulf War. Their
arrogance is beyond comprehension.

Yet the D.O.D still insists such ingestion is "not sufficient to make
troops seriously ill in most cases."

Then why did it make the clean up crew seriously or terminally ill in
nearly all cases?

Marion Falk, a retired chemical physicist who built nuclear bombs for
more than 20 years at Lawrence Livermore Lab, was asked if he thought
that DU weapons operate in a similar manner as a dirty bomb.

"That's exactly what they are. They fit the description of a dirty bomb
in every way."

According to Falk, more than 30 percent of the DU fired from the
cannons of U.S. tanks is reduced to particles one-tenth of a micron
(one millionth of a meter) in size or smaller on impact. �"The larger
the bang" the greater the amount of DU that is dispersed into the
atmosphere, Falk said. With the larger missiles and bombs, nearly 100
percent of the DU is reduced to radioactive dust particles of the
"micron size" or smaller, he said.

When asked if the main purpose for using it was for destroying things
and killing people, Falk was more specific:

"I would say that it is the perfect weapon for killing lots of people."

When a DU round or bomb strikes a hard target, most of its kinetic
energy is converted to heat " sufficient heat to ignite the DU. �From
40% to 70% of the DU is converted to extremely fine dust particles of
ceramic uranium oxide (primarily dioxide, though other formulations
also occur). Over 60% of these particles are smaller than 5 microns in
diameter, about the same size as the cigarette ash particles in
cigarette smoke and therefore respirable.

Because conditions are so chaotic in Iraq, the medical infrastructure
has been greatly compromised. �In terms of both cancer and birth
defects due to DU, only a small fraction of the cases are being

Doctors in southern Iraq are making comparisons to the birth defects
that followed the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in WWII.
They have numerous photos of infants born without brains, with their
internal organs outside their bodies, without sexual organs, without
spines, and the list of deformities goes on an on. �Such birth defects
were extremely rare in Iraq prior to the large scale use of DU.
Weapons. Now they are commonplace. �In hospitals across Iraq, the
mothers are no longer asking, "Doctor, is it a boy or girl?" but
rather, "Doctor, is it normal?" �The photos are horrendous, they can be
viewed on the following website

Ross B. Mirkarimi, a spokesman at The Arms Control Research Centre

"Unborn children of the region are being asked to pay the highest
price, the integrity of their DNA."
Prior to her death from leukemia in Sept. 2004, Nuha Al Radi , an
accomplished Iraqi artist and author �of the "Baghdad Diaries" wrote:

"Everyone seems to be dying of cancer. Every day one hears about
another acquaintance or friend of a friend dying. How many more die in
hospitals that one does not know? Apparently, over thirty percent of
Iraqis have cancer, and there are lots of kids with leukemia."

"The depleted uranium left by the U.S. bombing campaign has turned Iraq
into a cancer-infested country. For hundreds of years to come, the
effects of the uranium will continue to wreak havoc on Iraq and its
surrounding areas."
This excerpt in her diary was written in 1993, after Gulf War I
(Approximately 300 tons of DU ordinance, mostly in desert areas) �but
before Operation Iraqi Freedom, (Est. 1,700 tons with much more near
major population centers). �So, it's 5-6 times worse now than it was
when she wrote than diary entry!! ��Estimates of the percentage of D.U.
which was 'aerosolized' into fine uranium oxide dust are approximately
30-40%. That works out to over one million pounds of dust scattered
throughout Iraq.

As a special advisor to the World Health Organization, the United
Nations, and the Iraqi Ministry of Health, Dr. Ahmad Hardan has
documented the effects of DU in Iraq between 1991 and 2002. �

"American forces admit to using over 300 tons of DU weapons in 1991.
�The actual figure is closer to 800. �This has caused a health crisis
that has affected almost a third of a million people. �As if that was
not enough, America went on and used 200 tons more in Bagdad alone
during the recent invasion.

I don"t know about other parts of Iraq, it will take me years to
document that.

"In Basra, it took us two years to obtain conclusive proof of what DU
does, but we now know what to look for and the results are terrifying."
By far the most devastating effect is on unborn children. �Nothing can
prepare anyone for the sight of hundreds of preserved fetuses "
scarcely human in appearance. Iraq is now seeing babies with terribly
foreshortened limbs, with their intestines outside their bodies, with
huge bulging tumors where their eyes should be, or with a single
eye-like Cyclops, or without eyes, or without limbs, and even without
heads. Significantly, some of the defects are almost unknown outside
textbooks showing the babies born near A-bomb test sites in the
Pacific. ��

Dr. Hardan also states:

"I arranged for a delegation from Japan's Hiroshima Hospital to come
and share their expertise in the radiological diseases we

Are likely to face over time. The delegation told me the Americans had
objected and they decided not to come. Similarly, a world famous German
cancer specialist agreed to come, only to be told later that he would
not be given permission to enter Iraq."
Not only are we poisoning the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, but we
are making a concerted effort to keep out specialists from other
countries who can help. �The U.S. Military doesn"t want the rest of the
world to find out what we have done.

Such relatively swift development of cancers has been reported by
doctors in hospitals treating civilians following NATO bombing with DU
in Yugoslavia in 1998-1999 and the US military invasion of Iraq using
DU for the first time in 1991. Medical experts report that this
phenomenon of multiple malignancies from unrelated causes has been
unknown until now and is a new syndrome associated with internal DU
Just 467 US personnel were wounded in the three-week Persian Gulf War
in 1990-1991. Out of 580,400 soldiers who served in Gulf War I, 11,000
are dead, and by 2000 there were 325,000 on permanent medical
disability. This astounding number of disabled vets means that a decade
later, 56 percent of those soldiers who served in the first Gulf War
now have medical problems.

Although not reported in the mainstream American press, a recent Tokyo
tribunal, guided by the principles of International Criminal Law
<;l=EN> and
International Humanitarian Law <> , found
President George W. Bush guilty of war crimes. On March 14, 2004, Nao
Shimoyachi, reported in The Japan Times
that President Bush was found guilty "for attacking civilians with
indiscriminate weapons and other arms,"and the "tribunal also issued
recommendations for banning Depleted Uranium shells and other weapons
that indiscriminately harm people." �Although this was a "Citizen's
Court" having no legal authority, the participants were sincere in
their determination that international laws have been violated and a
war crimes conviction is warranted.

Troops involved in actual combat are not the only servicemen reporting
symptoms. Four soldiers from a New York Army National Guard company
serving in Iraq are among several members of the same company, the
442nd Military Police, who say they have been battling persistent
physical ailments that began last summer in the Iraqi town of Samawah.

"I got sick instantly in June," said Staff Sgt. Ray Ramos, a Brooklyn
housing cop. "My health kept going downhill with daily headaches,
constant numbness in my hands and rashes on my stomach."

Dr. Asaf Durakovic, UMRC founder, and nuclear medicine expert examined
and tested nine soldiers from the company says that four "almost
certainly" inhaled radioactive dust from exploded American shells
manufactured with depleted uranium. Laboratory tests revealed traces of
two manmade forms of uranium in urine samples from four of the

If so, the men - Sgt. Hector Vega, Sgt. Ray Ramos, Sgt. Agustin Matos
and Cpl. Anthony Yonnone - are the first confirmed cases of inhaled
depleted uranium exposure from the current Iraq conflict.

The 442nd, made up for the most part of New York cops, firefighters and
correction officers, is based in Orangeburg, Rockland County.
Dispatched to Iraq in Easter of 2003, the unit's members had been
providing guard duty for convoys, running jails and training Iraqi
police. The entire company is due to return home later this month.

"These are amazing results, especially since these soldiers were
military police not exposed to the heat of battle," said Dr. Asaf
Duracovic, who examined the G.I.s and performed the testing.

In a group of eight U.S. led Coalition servicemen whose babies were
born without eyes, seven are known to have been directly exposed to DU
dust. In a much group (250 soldiers) exposed during the first Gulf war,
67% of the children conceived after the war had birth defects. �

Dr. Durakovic's �UMRC research team also conducted a three-week field
trip to Iraq in October of 2003. It collected about 100 samples of
substances such as soil, civilian urine and the tissue from the corpses
of Iraqi soldiers in 10 cities, including Baghdad, Basra and Najaf.
Durakovic said preliminary tests show that the air, soil and water
samples contained "hundreds to thousands of times" the normal levels of

"This high level of contamination is because much more depleted uranium
was used this year than in (the Gulf War of) 1991," Durakovic told The
Japan Times.

"They are hampering efforts to prove the connection between Depleted
Uranium and the illness," Durakovic said:


(NOTE ABOUT DR. DURAKOVIC; �First, he was warned to stop his work, then
he was fired from his position, then his house was ransacked, and he
has also reported receiving death threats. �Evidently the U.S. D.O.D is
very keen on censoring DU whistle-blowers!)

Dr. Durakovic, UMRC �research associates Patricia Horan and Leonard
Dietz, published a unique study in the August 2002 issue of Military
Medicine Medical Journal. The study is believed to be the first to look
at inhaled DU among Gulf War veterans, using the ultrasensitive
technique of thermal ionization mass spectrometry, which enabled them
to easily distinguish between natural uranium and DU. �The study, which
examined British, Canadian and U.S. veterans, all suffering typical
Gulf War Syndrome ailments, found that, nine years after the war, 14 of
27 veterans studied had DU in their urine. DU also was found in the
lung and bone of a deceased Gulf War veteran. That no governmental
study has been done on inhaled DU "amounts to a massive malpractice,"
Dietz said in an interview.

The Japanese began studying DU effects in the southern Iraq in the
summer of 2003. They had a Geiger counter which they watched go off the
scale on many occasions. During their visit,a local hospital was
treating upwards of 600 children per day, many of which suffered
symptoms of internal poisoning by radiation. �600 children per day?
�How many of these children will get cancer and suffer and early and
painful death?

"Ingested DU particles can cause up to 1,000 times the damage of an
X-ray", said Mary Olson, a nuclear waste specialist and biologist at
the Nuclear Information and Resource Service in Washington D.C.

It is this difference in particle size as well as the dust's
crystalline structure that make the presence of DU dust in the
environment such an extreme hazard, and which differentiates its
properties from that of the natural uranium dust that is ubiquitous and
to which we all are exposed every day, which seldom reaches such a
small size. �This point is being stressed, as comparing DU particles to
much larger natural ones is misleading. �

The U.S. Military and its supporters regularly quote a Rand Corp. Study
which uses the natural uranium inhaled by miners.

Particles smaller than 10 microns can access the innermost recesses of
lung tissue where they become permanently lodged. Furthermore, if the
substance is relatively insoluble, such as the ceramic DU-oxide dust
produced from burning DU, it will remain in place for decades,
dissolving very slowly into the bloodstream and lymphatic fluids
through the course of time. Studies have identified DU in the urine of
Gulf War veterans nine years after that conflict, testifying to the
permanence of ceramic DU-oxide in the lungs. �Thus the effects are far
different from natural uranium dust, whose coarse particles are almost
entirely excreted by the body within 24 hours. �

The military is aware of DU's harmful effects on the human genetic
code. A 2001 study of DU's effect on DNA done by Dr. Alexandra C.
Miller for the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute in
Bethesda, Md., indicates that DU's chemical instability causes 1
million times more genetic damage than would be expected from its
radiation effect alone.

Studies have shown that inhaled nano-particles are far more toxic than
micro-sized particles of the same basic chemical composition. British
toxicopathologist Vyvyan Howard has reported that the increased
toxicity of the nano-particle is due to its size.

For example, when mice were exposed to virus-size particles of Teflon
(0.13 microns) in a University of Rochester study, there were no ill
effects. But when mice were exposed to nano-particles of Teflon for 15
minutes, nearly all the mice died within 4 hours.

"Exposure pathways for depleted uranium can be through the skin, by
inhalation, and ingestion," �writes Lauren Moret, another DU
researcher. "Nano-particles have high mobility and can easily enter the
body. Inhalation of nano-particles of depleted uranium is the most
hazardous exposure, because the particles pass through the lung-blood
barrier directly into the blood.

"When inhaled through the nose, nano-particles can cross the olfactory
bulb directly into the brain through the blood brain barrier, where
they migrate all through the brain," she wrote. "Many Gulf era soldiers
exposed to depleted uranium have been diagnosed with brain tumors,
brain damage and impaired thought processes. Uranium can interfere with
the mitochondria, which provide energy for the nerve processes, and
transmittal of the nerve signal across synapses in the brain.

Based on dissolution and excretion rate data, it is possible to
approximate the amount of DU initially inhaled by these veterans. For
the handful of veterans studied, this amount averaged 0.34 milligrams.
Knowing the specific activity (radiation rate) for DU allows one to
determine that the total radiation (alpha, beta and gamma) occurring
from DU and its radioactive decay products within their bodies comes to
about 26 radiation events every second, or 800 million events each
year. �At .34 milligrams per dose, there are over 10 trillion doses
floating around Iraq and Afghanistan.


How many additional deaths are we talking about? In the aftermath of
the first Gulf War, the UK Atomic Energy Authority came up with
estimates for the potential effects of the DU contamination left by the
conflict. It calculated that "this could cause "500,000 potential
deaths". This was "a theoretical figure", it stressed, that indicated
"a significant problem".

The AEA's calculation was made in a confidential memo to the privatized
munitions company, Royal Ordnance, dated 30 April 1991. The high number
of potential deaths was dismissed as "very far from realistic" by a
British defense minister, Lord Gilbert. "Since the rounds were fired in
the desert, many miles from the nearest village, it is highly unlikely
that the local population would have been exposed to any significant
amount of respirable oxide," he said. �These remarks were made prior to
the more recent invasions of both Afghanistan and Iraq, where DU
munitions were used on a larger scale in and near many of the most
populated areas. �If the amount of DU ordinance used in the first Gulf
War was sufficient to cause 500,000 potential deaths, (had it been used
near the populated areas), then what of the nearly six times that
amount used in operation Iraqi Freedom, which was used in and near the
major towns and cities? �Extrapolating the U.K. AEA estimate with this
amount gives a figure of potentially 3 million extra deaths from
inhaling DU dust in Iraq alone, not including Afghanistan. This is
about 11% of Iraq's total population of 27 million. Dan Bishop, Ph.d
chemist for IDUST feels that this estimate may be low, if the long life
of DU dust is considered. �In Afghanistan, the concentration in some
areas is greater than Iraq.

What can an otherwise healthy person expect when inhaling the deadly
dust? Captain Terry Riordon was a member of the Canadian Armed Forces
serving in Gulf War I. He passed away in April 1999 at age 45. Terry
left Canada a very fit man who did cross-country skiing and ran in
marathons. On his return only two months later he could barely walk.

He returned to Canada in February 1991 with documented loss of motor
control, chronic fatigue, respiratory difficulties, chest pain,
difficulty breathing, sleep problems, short-term memory loss, testicle
pain, body pains, aching bones, diarrhea, and depression. After his
death, depleted uranium contamination was discovered in his lungs and
bones. For eight years he suffered his innumerable ailments and
struggled with the military bureaucracy and the system to get proper
diagnosis and treatment. �He had arranged, upon his death, to bequeath
his body to the UMRC. �Through his gift, the UMRC was able to obtain
conclusive evidence that inhaling fine particles of depleted uranium
dust completely destroyed his heath. �How many Terry Riordans are out
there among the troops being exposed, not to mention Iraqi and Afghan

Inhaling the dust will not kill large numbers of Iraqi and Afghan
civilians right away, any more than it did Captain Riordan. Rather,
what we will see is vast numbers of people who are chronically and
severely ill, having their life spans drastically shortened, many with
multiple cancers.

Melissa Sterry, another sick veteran, served for six months at a supply
base in Kuwait during the winter of 1991-92. Part of her job with the
National Guard's Combat Equipment Company "A" was to clean out tanks
and other armored vehicles that had been used during the war, preparing
them for storage.

She said she swept out the armored vehicles, cleaning up dust, sand and
debris, sometimes being ordered to help bury contaminated parts. In a
telephone interview, she stated that after researching depleted uranium
she chose not to take the military's test because she could not trust
the results. �It is alarming that Melissa was stationed in Kuwait, not
Iraq. �Cleaning out tanks with DU dust was enough to make her ill.

In, 2003, the Christian Science Monitor sent reporters to Iraq to
investigate long-term effects of depleted uranium. Staff writer Scott
Peterson saw children playing on top of a burnt-out tank near a
vegetable stand on the outskirts of Baghdad, a tank that had been
destroyed by armor-piercing shells coated with depleted uranium.
Wearing his mask and protective clothing, he pointed his Geiger counter
toward the tank. It registered 1,000 times the normal background
radiation. If the troops were on a mission of mercy to bring democracy
to Iraq, wouldn"t keeping children away from such dangers be the top

The laws of war prohibit the use of weapons that have deadly and
inhumane effects beyond the field of battle. Nor can weapons be legally
deployed in war when they are known to remain active, or cause harm
after the war concludes. �It is no surprise that the Japanese Court
found President Bush guilty of war crimes.

Dr. Alim Yacoub of Basra University conducted an epidemiological study
into incidences of malignancies in children under fifteen years old, in
the Basra area (an area bombed with DU during the first Gulf War). They
found over the 1990 to 1999 period, there was a 242% rise. �That was
before the recent invasion.
In Kosovo, similar spikes in cancer and birth defects were noticed by
numerous international experts, although the quantity of DU weapons
used was only a small fraction of what was used in Iraq.


Verifiable statistics for Iraq will remain elusive for some time, but
widespread field studies in Afghanistan point to the existence of a
large scale public health disaster. In May of 2002, the UMRC (Uranium
Medical Research Center) sent a field team to interview and examine
residents and internally displaced people in Afghanistan. �The UMRC
field team began by first identifying several hundred people suffering
from illnesses and medical conditions displaying clinical symptoms
which are considered to be characteristic of radiation exposure. �To
investigate the possibility that the symptoms were due to radiation
sickness, the UMRC team collected urine specimens and soil samples,
transporting them to an independent research lab in England.

UMRC's Field Team found Afghan civilians with acute symptoms of
radiation poisoning, along with chronic symptoms of internal uranium
contamination, including congenital problems in newborns. Local
civilians reported large, dense dust clouds and smoke plumes rising
from the point of impact, an acrid smell, followed by burning of the
nasal passages, throat and upper respiratory tract. Subjects in all
locations presented identical symptom profiles and chronologies. The
victims reported symptoms including pain in the cervical column, upper
shoulders and basal area of the skull, lower back/kidney pain, joint
and muscle weakness, sleeping difficulties, headaches, memory problems
and disorientation.

Two additional scientific study teams were sent to Afghanistan. The
first arrived in June 2002, concentrating on the Jalalabad region. The
second arrived four months later, broadening the study to include the
capital Kabul, which has a population of nearly 3.5 million people. The
city itself contains the highest recorded number of fixed targets
during Operation Enduring Freedom. For the study's purposes, the
vicinity of three major bomb sites were examined. It was predicted that
signatures of depleted or enriched uranium would be found in the urine
and soil samples taken during the research. The team was unprepared for
the shock of its findings, which indicated in both Jalalabad and Kabul,
DU was causing the high levels of illness. Tests taken from a number of
Jalalabad subjects showed concentrations 400% to 2000% above that for
normal populations, amounts which have not been recorded in civilian
studies before.

Those in Kabul who were directly exposed to US-British precision
bombing showed extreme signs of contamination, consistent with uranium
exposure. These included pains in joints, back/kidney pain, muscle
weakness, memory problems and confusion and disorientation. Those
exposed to the bombing report symptoms of flu-type illnesses, bleeding,
runny noses and blood-stained mucous. �How many of these people will
suffer a painful and early death from cancer? Even the study team
itself complained of similar symptoms during their stay. Most of these
symptoms last for days or months.

In August of 2002, UMRC completed its preliminary analysis of the
results from Nangarhar. �Without exception, every person donating urine
specimens tested positive for uranium contamination. The specific
results indicated an astoundingly high level of contamination;
concentrations were 100 to 400 times greater than those of the Gulf War
Veterans tested in 1999. ��A researcher reported. "We took both soil
and biological samples, and found considerable presence in urine
samples of radioactivity; the heavy concentration astonished us. �They
were beyond our wildest imagination."

In the fall of 2002, the UMRC field team went back to Afghanistan for a
broader survey, and revealed a potentially larger exposure than
initially anticipated. Approximately 30% of those interviewed in the
affected areas displayed symptoms of radiation sickness. �New born
babies were among those displaying symptoms, with village elders
reporting that over 25% of the infants were inexplicably ill. �

How widespread and extensive is the exposure? �A quote from the UMRC
field report reads:

"The UMRC field team was shocked by the breadth of public health
impacts coincident with the bombing. Without exception, at every
bombsite investigated, people are ill. A significant portion of the
civilian population presents symptoms consistent with internal
contamination by uranium."
In Afghanistan, unlike Iraq, UMRC lab results indicated high
concentrations of NON-DEPLETED URANIUM, with the concentrations being
much higher than in DU victims from Iraq. Afghanistan was used as a
testing ground for a new generation of "bunker buster" bombs containing
high concentrations of other uranium alloys.

"A significant portion of the civilian population"? It appears that by
going after a handful of terrorists in Afghanistan we have poisoned a
huge number of innocent civilians, with a disproportionate number of
them being children. ��

The military has found depleted uranium in the urine of some soldiers
but contends it was not enough to make them seriously ill in most
cases. Critics have asked for more sensitive, more expensive testing.


According to an October 2004 �Dispatch from the Italian Military
Health Observatory, a total of 109 Italian soldiers have died thus far
due to exposure to depleted uranium. �A spokesman at the Military
Health Observatory, Domenico Leggiero, states "The total of 109
casualties exceeds the total number of persons dying as a consequence
of road accidents. Anyone denying the significance of such data is
purely acting out of ill faith, and the truth is that our soldiers are
dying out there due to a lack of adequate protection against depleted
uranium". ����Members of the Observatory have petitioned for an urgent
hearing "in order to study effective prevention and safeguard measures
aimed at reducing the death-toll amongst our serving soldiers".

There were only 3,000 Italian soldiers sent to Iraq, and they were
there for a short time. �The number of 109 represents about 3.6% of the
total. �If the same percentage of Iraqis get a similar exposure, that
would amount to 936,000. �As Iraqis are permanently living in the same
contaminated environment, their percentage will be higher.

The Pentagon/DoD have interfered with UMRC's ability to have its
studies published by managing, a progressive and persistent
misinformation program in the press against UMRC, and through the use
of its control of science research grants to refute UMRC's scientific
findings and destroy the reputation of UMRC's scientific staff,
physicians and laboratories. UMRC is the first independent research
organization to find Depleted Uranium in the bodies of US, UK and
Canadian Gulf War I veterans and has subsequently, following Operation
Iraqi Freedom, found Depleted Uranium in the water, soils and
atmosphere of Iraq as well as biological samples donated by Iraqi
civilians. Yet the first thing that comes up on Internet searches are
these supposed "studies repeatedly showing DU to be harmless." �The
technique is to approach the story as a debate between government and
independent experts in which public interest is stimulated by
polarizing the issues rather than telling the scientific and medical
truth. The issues are systematically confused and misinformed by
government, UN regulatory agencies (WHO, UNEP, IAEA, CDC, DOE, etc) and
defense sector (military and the weapons developers and manufacturers).

Dr. Yuko Fujita, an assistant professor at Keio University, Japan who
examined the effects of radioactivity in Iraq from May to June, 2003,
�said : "I doubt that Iraq is fabricating data because in fact there
are many children suffering from leukemia in hospitals," Fujita said.
"As a result of the Iraq war, the situation will be desperate in some
five to 10 years."

The �March 14, 2004 �Tokyo Citizen's Tribunal that "convicted"
President Bush gave the following summation regarding DU weapons: (This
court was a citizen's court with no binding legal authority)

1. ��Their use has indiscriminate effects;

2. ��Their use is out of proportion with the pursuit of military

3. ��Their use adversely affects the environment in a widespread, long
term and severe manner;

4. ��Their use causes superfluous injury and unnecessary suffering.

Two years ago, President Bush withdrew the United States as a
signatory to the International Criminal Court's statute, which has been
ratified by all other Western democracies. The White House actually
seeks to immunize U.S. leaders from war crimes prosecutions entirely.
It has also demanded express immunity from ICC prosecution for American


If terrorists succeeded in spreading something throughout the U.S. that
ended up causing hundreds of thousands of cancer cases and birth
defects over a period of many years, they would be guilty of a crime
against humanity that far surpasses the Sept. 11th attacks in scope and
severity. Although not deliberate, with our military campaigns in Iraq
and Afghanistan, we have done just that. �If the physical environment
is so unsafe and unhealthy that one cannot safely breath, then the
outer trappings of democracy have little meaning. At least under
Saddam, the Iraqi people could stay healthy and conceive normal


[enditem] - Url.:

Fwd. by the Foreign Press Foundation

* Depleted Uranium for Dummies - Url.:

GLOBALLY ALL CRIMINALS (especially their propagandists in the PNAC's
media, without whom this never would have been possible) MUST BE JUDGED


'President' of the United States of America - Url.:


under-5 infant mortality for 2003 was 110,000 in occupied Iraq, 292,000
in occupied Afghanistan.' - Gideon Polya: 'Non-reportage of US-linked
infant mass mortality' - December 23, 2004 - Url.:

TODDLERS: "Children Continue To Be the Main Victims Of the U.S. War
Crimes." - By Dr. C�sar Chelala - Url.:

TOO - Depleted Uranium for Dummies - Url.:

* US 'BABY GENOCIDE' DEFENDED: Former U.S. PNAC-Secr. of State
Madeleine Albright-Korbel, 10 years ago in her comment on the at least
HALF A MILLION dead children in Iraq, which now is estimated at ONE
Minutes' - Url.:

Margolis: "The Soviet's genocide accounted for at least 40 million
victims, not including 20 million war dead. Kaganovitch and many senior
OGPU officers (later, NKVD) were Jewish." �- Url.: �- Stalin's Terminator: LAZAR KAGANOVITCH -

GOVERNMENT - "He asked if there was an international conspiracy to
overthrow our government: The answer is ''Yes" - Short video - Url.:

as George Bush keeps repeating: 'Gott mit Uns' - 'God is on our side' -
SS/CIA - Url.:

don't react now... - Url.:

economic 'hit man'. �World Bank insider Perkins explains: "Jackals' are
C.I.A. - sanctioned people that come in and try to foment a coup or
revolution. If it doesn't work, they perform assassinations, or try
to." - They steal billions for the World Bank, IMF, USAID, UNDP, AID
etc. - Perkins web site - Url.: - It's your
life too: Must watch Video Url.:

around the globe for more than forty years, I can not find anything
wrong with this eloquent description of the state of affairs: ''Just
six simple words that carry the weight of the world upon them, six
simple words that act as the engine for so much turmoil and unrest.'' -

MANY BY THE PNAC's CIA: John Stockwell, former CIA Station Chief in
Angola in 1976, working for then Director of the CIA, George Bush.
said and wrote in 1986: ''How 6 million People Were killed in CIA
secret wars against Third World countries.'' - �Url.:

* "Sarah, if the American people had ever known the truth about what we
Bushes have done to this nation, we would be chased down in the streets
and lynched." �- �George Bush Senior speaking in an interview with
Sarah McClendon in December 1992.

CONNECTION - by John Loftus, a former U.S. Department of Justice Nazi
War Crimes prosecutor, the President of the Florida Holocaust Museum
and the highly respected author of numerous books on the CIA-Nazi
connection including The Belarus Secret and The Secret War Against the
Jews, both of which have extensive material on the
Bush-Rockefeller-Nazi connection. - Url.:

* GLOBAL PREDATORS - �FRAUDS-R-US� - The Bush Family Saga - Url.:


* US TERROR in a CNN Poll - Question: "Do you believe there is a U.S.
government cover-up surrounding 9/11?" - 'Yes' - 89% - 'NO' - 11% -

* The 9/11 drama was the 'trigger' used by the PNAC Group, killing
Americans to further their inhuman goals: Anybody who after seeing this
video - '9/11 revisited' - still believes the version from the 'PNAC
pack' �- the Washington cabal - is beyond all professional help - Url.:

* SCHOLARS FOR 9/11 TRUTH - American and other scientists, diplomats,
researchers etc.: What happened on 9/11? - What is happening to our
world? - How can we improve our situation? - Url.:

* The MAD COW MORNING NEWS is one of the absolutely best 9/11 sites on
Internet - by Daniel Hopsicker - Url.:

* PSYOPS: How to make anybody say and see anything - William M. Arkin's
"The U.S. Military Online" - When Seeing and Hearing Isn't Believing -
Special to the Washington Post - already on Feb. 1, 1999 �-

* FOX: Video 49" - The example how viewers are brainwashed and
'outfoxed' - Url.:

* All the more reason to read the 'FIGHTIN' COCK FLYER' - Url.:

* THE ONLY SOLUTION? - Help all the troops, including the revolting
generals and other officers - of whatever nationality - to come back
FOR BY TAXES - [] - We need them
badly at home in many countries to fight with us against our so called
'governments' and their malignant managers - Url.:

The Dutch author this far has lived and worked abroad for more than 4
decades for international media - when they still knew what honest
journalism was - as an independent foreign correspondent. Of which 10
years - also during Gulf War I - in the 'Arab World' and the Middle
East. Seeing worldwide that every bullet and every bomb breeds more
terrorism !

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From: John Leonard <>
Date: May 1, 2006 12:18:31 AM EST
Subject: [911TruthAction] PRweb Progressive Press release

Publisher Slams Immigration "Mex Hex," Moussaoui
"Frame-Up;" Hails Power of Tarpley's Patsy-Mole
Model; Sees Only One Way to Stop War: Thru 9/11 Truth.

9/11 Truth Against War in NYC and on Talk Radio,
New 911-?!! Buttons. World Crisis Radio Airs Top
French, Italian 9/11 Authors Meyssan, Blondet.
May 3rd Events in Worcester MA, Los Angeles,
Chicago; in Munich, Allianz Wants to Pay Silverstein.

Washington DC, May 1, 2006. (PRWEB) Organizers
said over 300,000 attended Saturday's anti-war
march in NYC. The idea for the April 29 protest
came from, who also leafletted
last week's premiere of the war party-line docudrama United 93.

"Anti-war protests are ideal for spreading 9/11
Truth." said Progressive Press publisher John
Leonard. "9/11 is trump. With the myth, no chance
for peace. Imagine reaching 300,000 people at
once with our message." He has a new activist
button at, with 911
writ as "?!!" and the motto, "Question the Official 9/11 Conspiracy

Progressive Press publishes the radical 9/11
best-seller, W. G. Tarpley's "9/11 Synthetic
Terror: Made in USA." Leonard says the Moussaoui
trial validated Tarpley's work enormously:
"Nobody could cut through the layers of
greasepaint on this victim without the analytical
power tools of Tarpley's patsy and mole
framework." Lee Harvey Oswald's desperate cry,
"I'm just a patsy," once shattered the corporate
media taboo on this spy-world term. Leonard adds
psychological depth to it in "Moussaoui: Mad
Patsy Playing for the Prosecution," at

Leonard thinks the "war party" took a huge risk
in blowing up the WTC, but not an irrational one.
"To trump them, we need aces. Even if you show
they let 9/11 happen, if you admit there really
were Arab hijackers, they can take that, and you
lose. The average Joe figures, we were attacked,
we had to attack back. You have to show him 9/11
was an inside job from A to Z. Do that, and we
win really big. Not just on Iraq and Iran, but
over the whole political landscape." The stakes
seem high enough that Leonard wonders if this is
why the corporate-owned chain bookstores refuse
to carry "9/11 Synthetic Terror," in spite of
strong Amazon sales. It's the first book to go
beyond the deduction that insiders had to
demolish the towers, and describe the elites behind it.

Tarpley is inviting other 9/11 authors on his
World Crisis Radio talk shows, which are archived
at Some
rough transcripts are at

On April 22 Tarpley hosted the great pioneer
Thierry Meyssan, president of the Voltaire
Network. Meyssan told how his 9/11 books came
about. He had assembled a team of specialists in
ballistics, architecture and so on to look into
differing reports on the Pentagon explosion and
fire. Suddenly they were saying to each other:
"But where is the plane?" Meyssan's "The Big Lie"
set all-time sales records in France, but never
got the reception it deserves in the US.

Yesterday Webster Tarpley hosted Maurizio
Blondet, the Italian author of "September 11:
Coup d'Etat in the USA." Tarpley was a Fulbright
scholar in Turin, and his first book was in
Italian; it showed the Red Brigades were covert
NATO psy-war terror assets. With Wisnewski and
von Buelow, we have heard an international panel
of leading authors from the school of 9/11 as
inside job (dubbed "MIHOP" or "Make It Happen On
Purpose" by researcher Nico Haupt).

Blondet noted the anthrax case was a key part of
the 9/11 coup d'etat in the USA, which terrorized
Congress and people outside large cities. He told
how insider palace revolutions in the US operate
by capturing the president -- as laid out in
"Coup d'�tat : A Practical Handbook" by neo-con
defense intellectual Edward Luttwak! Blondet also
sees dual-citizenship neo-cons like Wolfowitz
hijacking America to hammer Israel's enemies.

** More Progressive Press and 9/11 Truth News **

* Mexifobia *

What do 9/11 and the current rash of
anti-immigrant demagogy have in common? That's
easy: the fabrication of enemy images to evil ends. But why the hex on

In "Welcome to Mexiphobia, Amigo: or, Why Did the
Melting Pot Call the Immigrant Kettle Black?"
Leonard speculates the terror button is getting
tired and "the junta" need a fresh issue for
their "strategy of tension" -- among a range of
sinister possibilities.

* 3 de Mayo *
It's not Cinco de Mayo, but a lot is happening on May 3rd:

- At Clark University in Worcester MA at 1 p.m.,
a screening of the popular "Loose Change,"
followed by a special treat: theatre pieces by
the students of the 911 Project, directed by Ray
Munro, and a discussion moderated by Prof. A. A.
Anderson. He is the latest distinguished academic
to come out in active support of the 9/11 Truth
project. See

- In Los Angeles CA, a dinner lecture with Prof.
David Ray Griffin, author of "The New Pearl
Harbor." Details at

- In Munich, Germany, insurance giant Allianz
refused to put shareholder John Leonard's
counter-motion on the agenda of the May 3rd
general meeting. Leonard wants to censure
directors for their readiness to pay out billions
to WTC demolition suspect Larry Silverstein.
Details will be posted at

- In Chicago, a major "anti-terror drill" will be
staged by "Homeland Security" from May 2nd to
4th. Activists warn such drills can go live. In
"9/11 Synthetic Terror," Tarpley tells how drills
camouflage and conduit terror ops, as with the
London 7/7 bombings, see

And on June 2nd to 4th, is
scheduling the largest 9/11 Truth convocation yet this year in Chicago.



"United 93": What Happened on the Planes?

By Michel Chossudovsky
May 1, 2006

This article was first published in August 2004, following the release
of the 9/11 Commission Report.

Our findings cast doubt on the Commission's narrative regarding what
actually happened on board the planes. This narrative, which describes
in detail the 9/11 Arab hijackers, is almost entirely based on recorded
cell phone conversations. The telecom industry is unequivocal. Given
the wireless technology available on September 11 2001, these cell
calls could not have been placed from high altitude.

What happened on the planes is now the object of an "an exhilarating,
somber and heroic" Hollywood docu-drama entitled “United 93”. Directed
by British filmmaker Paul Greengrass, the film describes what happened
on flight UA 93, using the "findings" of the 9/11 Commission:

"At 10:00:03, Jarrah stabilized the airplane. Five seconds later,
Jarrah asked, “Is that it? Shall we finish it off?” A hijacker
responded, “No. Not yet. When they all come, we finish it off.” The
sounds of fighting continued outside the cockpit. Again, Jarrah pitched
the nose of the aircraft up and down.At 10:00:26, a passenger in the
background said, “In the cockpit. If we don’t we’ll die!” Sixteen
seconds later, a passenger yelled,“Roll it!” Jarrah stopped the violent
maneuvers at about 10:01:00 and said, “Allah is the greatest!"

The film braodly follows the Commission's narrative. It describes how
the passengers heroically challenged the Arab hijackers in the cockpit,
prior to its crash in Pennsylvania:

“United 93” respects the attempt by its passengers to take back the
cockpit and their group minded sacrifice. When the men and women
attempt to tackle a hijacker and pummel the cockpit door, you want it
to crack open, you want that prospective passenger pilot to take the
controls, and you want to see a smooth landing a la the fictional
“Airport” movies.

None of these deviations and hopes for a miracle lessen efforts of what
the heroic passengers attempted to execute; they merely inscribe the
director’s mastery of the material which reaches off the screen at
least fleetingly into a ‘feel good,’ good guys prevail Hollywood


"United 93" replicates the official story of 9/11. It serves to
galvanize public opinion in support of the "war on terrorism". It is
important, therefore, that the flaws contained both in the 911
Commission Report and the movie be the object of serious debate and

"We have some planes" (quoting the alleged Arab hijackers) is the title
of the first chapter of the 9/11 Commission's Report. With the release
of "United 93", what happened on the planes is rapidly becoming part of
America's pop fiction culture.

The movie serves the interests of the Bush adminstration. It imprints
in the minds of millions of Americans that "the threat is real" and
that "America is under attack".

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, 1 May 2006

The article below was also published as a chapter in the author's book:
"America's "War on Terrorism"

911 Commission Report:

More Holes in the Official Story: The 9/11 Cell Phone Calls

by Michel Chossudovsky
(original date of publication) 10 August 2004

"We Have Some Planes"

The 9/11 Commission's Report provides an almost visual description of
the Arab hijackers. It depicts in minute detail events occurring inside
the cabin of the four hijacked planes.

In the absence of surviving passengers, this "corroborating evidence",
was based on passengers' cell and air phone conversations with their
loved ones. According to the Report, the cockpit voice recorder (CVR)
was only recovered in the case of one of the flights (UAL 93).

Focusing on the personal drama of the passengers, the Commission has
built much of its narrative around the phone conversations. The Arabs
are portrayed with their knives and box cutters, scheming in the name
of Allah, to bring down the planes and turn them "into large guided
missiles" (Report, Chapter 1, ).

The Technology of Wireless Transmission

The Report conveys the impression that cell phone ground-to-air
communication from high altitude was of reasonably good quality, and
that there was no major impediment or obstruction in wireless

Some of the conversations were with onboard air phones, which contrary
to the cell phones provide for good quality transmission. The report
does not draw a clear demarcation between the two types of calls.

More significantly, what this carefully drafted script fails to mention
is that, given the prevailing technology in September 2001, it was
extremely difficult, if not impossible, to place a wireless cell call
from an aircraft traveling at high speed above 8000 feet:

"Wireless communications networks weren't designed for ground-to-air
communication. Cellular experts privately admit that they're surprised
the calls were able to be placed from the hijacked planes, and that
they lasted as long as they did. They speculate that the only reason
that the calls went through in the first place is that the aircraft
were flying so close to the ground (

Expert opinion within the wireless telecom industry casts serious doubt
on "the findings" of the 9/11 Commission. According to Alexa Graf, a
spokesman of AT&T, commenting in the immediate wake of the 9/11

"it was almost a fluke that the [9/11] calls reached their
destinations... From high altitudes, the call quality is not very good,
and most callers will experience drops. Although calls are not
reliable, callers can pick up and hold calls for a little while below a
certain altitude" ( )

New Wireless Technology

While serious doubts regarding the cell calls were expressed in the
immediate aftermath of 9/11, a new landmark in the wireless telecom
industry has further contributed to upsetting the Commission's
credibility. Within days of the release of the 9/11 Commission Report
in July, American Airlines and Qualcomm, proudly announced the
development of a new wireless technology --which will at some future
date allow airline passengers using their cell phones to contact family
and friends from a commercial aircraft (no doubt at a special rate
aerial roaming charge) (see )

"Travelers could be talking on their personal cellphones as early as
2006. Earlier this month [July 2004], American Airlines conducted a
trial run on a modified aircraft that permitted cell phone calls." (WP,
July 27, 2004)

Aviation Week (07/20/04) described this new technology in an
authoritative report published in July 2004:

"Qualcomm and American Airlines are exploring [July 2004] ways for
passengers to use commercial cell phones inflight for air-to-ground
communication. In a recent 2-hr. proof-of-concept flight,
representatives from government and the media used commercial Code
Division Multiple Access (CDMA) third-generation cell phones to place
and receive calls and text messages from friends on the ground.

For the test flight from Dallas-Fort Worth, the aircraft was equipped
with an antenna in the front and rear of the cabin to transmit cell
phone calls to a small in-cabin CDMA cellular base station. This "pico
cell" transmitted cell phone calls from the aircraft via a Globalstar
satellite to the worldwide terrestrial phone network"

Needless to say, neither the service, nor the "third generation"
hardware, nor the "Picco cell" CDMA base station inside the cabin
(which so to speak mimics a cell phone communication tower inside the
plane) were available on the morning of September 11, 2001.

The 911 Commission points to the clarity and detail of these telephone

In substance, the Aviation Week report creates yet another embarrassing
hitch in the official story.

The untimely July American Airlines / Qualcomm announcement acted as a
cold shower. Barely acknowledged in press reports, it confirms that the
Bush administration had embroidered the cell phone narrative (similar
to what they did with WMDs) and that the 9/11 Commission's account was
either flawed or grossly exaggerated.

Altitude and Cellphone Transmission

According to industry experts, the crucial link in wireless cell phone
transmission from an aircraft is altitude. Beyond a certain altitude
which is usually reached within a few minutes after takeoff, cell phone
calls are no longer possible.

In other words, given the wireless technology available on September 11
2001, these cell calls could not have been placed from high altitude.

The only way passengers could have got through to family and friends
using their cell phones, is if the planes were flying below 8000 feet.
Yet even at low altitude, below 8000 feet, cell phone communication is
of poor quality.

The crucial question: at what altitude were the planes traveling, when
the calls were placed?

While the information provided by the Commission is scanty, the
Report's timeline does not suggest that the planes were consistently
traveling at low altitude. In fact the Report confirms that a fair
number of the cell phone calls were placed while the plane was
traveling at altitudes above 8000 feet, which is considered as the
cutoff altitude for cell phone transmission.

Let us review the timeline of these calls in relation to the
information provided by the Report on flight paths and altitude.

United Airlines Flight 175

United Airlines Flight 175 departed for Los Angeles at 8:00:

"It pushed back from its gate at 7:58 and departed Logan Airport at

The Report confirms that by 8:33, "it had reached its assigned cruising
altitude of 31,000 feet." According to the Report, it maintained this
cruising altitude until 8.51, when it "deviated from its assigned

"The first operational evidence that something was abnormal on United
175 came at 8:47, when the aircraft changed beacon codes twice within a
minute. At 8:51, the flight deviated from its assigned altitude, and a
minute later New York air traffic controllers began repeatedly and
unsuccessfully trying to contact it."

And one minute later at 8.52, Lee Hanson receives a call from his son

[Flight UAL 175] "At 8:52, in Easton, Connecticut, a man named Lee
Hanson received a phone call from his son Peter, a passenger on United
175. His son told him: “I think they’ve taken over the cockpit—An
attendant has been stabbed— and someone else up front may have been
killed. The plane is making strange moves. Call United Airlines—Tell
them it’s Flight 175, Boston to LA.

Press reports confirm that Peter Hanson was using his cell (i.e it was
not an air phone). Unless the plane had suddenly nose-dived, the plane
was still at high altitude at 8.52. (Moreover, Hanson's call could have
been initiated at least a minute prior to his father Lee Hanson picking
up the phone.)

Another call was received at 8.52 (one minute after it deviated from
its assigned altitude of 31,000 feet). The Report does not say whether
this is an air phone or a cell phone call:

Also at 8:52, a male flight attendant called a United office in San
Francisco, reaching Marc Policastro. The flight attendant reported that
the flight had been hijacked, both pilots had been killed, a flight
attendant had been stabbed, and the hijackers were probably flying the
plane. The call lasted about two minutes, after which Policastro and a
colleague tried unsuccessfully to contact the flight.

It is not clear whether this was a call to Policastro's cell phone or
to the UAL switchboard.

At 8:58, UAL 175 "took a heading toward New York City.":

"At 8:59, Flight 175 passenger Brian David Sweeney tried to call his
wife, Julie. He left a message on their home answering machine that the
plane had been hijacked. He then called his mother, Louise Sweeney,
told her the flight had been hijacked, and added that the passengers
were thinking about storming the cockpit to take control of the plane
away from the hijackers.

At 9:00, Lee Hanson received a second call from his son Peter:

It’s getting bad, Dad—A stewardess was stabbed—They seem to have knives
and Mace—They said they have a bomb—It’s getting very bad on the
plane—Passengers are throwing up and getting sick—The plane is making
jerky movements—I don’t think the pilot is flying the plane—I think we
are going down—I think they intend to go to Chicago or someplace and
fly into a building—Don’t worry, Dad— If it happens, it’ll be very
fast—My God, my God.

The call ended abruptly. Lee Hanson had heard a woman scream just
before it cut off. He turned on a television, and in her home so did
Louise Sweeney. Both then saw the second aircraft hit the World Trade
Center.50 At 9:03:11, United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower
of the World Trade Center. All on board, along with an unknown number
of people in the tower, were killed instantly."

American Airlines Flight 77

American Airlines Flight 77 was scheduled to depart from Washington
Dulles for Los Angeles at 8:10... "At 8:46, the flight reached its
assigned cruising altitude of 35,000 feet."

At 8:51, American 77 transmitted its last routine radio communication.
The hijacking began between 8:51 and 8:54. As on American 11 and United
175, the hijackers used knives (reported by one passenger) and moved
all the passengers (and possibly crew) to the rear of the aircraft
(reported by one flight attendant and one passenger). Unlike the
earlier flights, the Flight 77 hijackers were reported by a passenger
to have box cutters. Finally, a passenger reported that an announcement
had been made by the “pilot” that the plane had been hijacked....

On flight AA 77, which allegedly crashed into the Pentagon, the
transponder was turned off at 8:56am; the recorded altitude at the time
the transponder was turned off is not mentioned. According to the
Commission's Report, cell calls started 16 minutes later, at 9:12am,
twenty minutes before it (allegedly) crashed into the Pentagon at

" [at 9.12] Renee May called her mother, Nancy May, in Las Vegas. She
said her flight was being hijacked by six individuals who had moved
them to the rear of the plane."

According to the Report, when the autopilot was disengaged at 9:29am,
the aircraft was at 7,000 feet and some 38 miles west of the Pentagon.
This happened two minutes before the crash.

Most of the calls on Flight 77 were placed between 9.12am and 9.26am,
prior to the disengagement of automatic piloting at 9.29am. The plane
could indeed have been traveling at either a higher or a lower altitude
to that reached at 9.29. Yet, at the same time there is no indication
in the Report that the plane had been traveling below the 7000 feet
level, which it reached at 9.29am.

At some point between 9:16 and 9:26, Barbara Olson called her husband,
Ted Olson, the solicitor general of the United States. [using an

(Report p 7, see )

United Airlines Flight 93

UAL flight 93 was the only one of the four planes that, according to
the official story, did not crash into a building. Flight 93
passengers, apparently: "alerted through phone calls, attempted to
subdue the hijackers. and the hijackers crashed the plane [in
Pennsylvania] to prevent the passengers gaining control." ( ). Another
version of events, was that UAL 93 was shot down.

According to the Commission's account:

"the first 46 minutes of Flight 93’s cross-country trip proceeded
routinely. Radio communications from the plane were normal. Heading,
speed, and altitude ran according to plan. At 9:24, Ballinger’s warning
to United 93 was received in the cockpit. Within two minutes, at 9:26,
the pilot, Jason Dahl, responded with a note of puzzlement: “Ed,
confirm latest mssg plz—Jason.”70 The hijackers attacked at 9:28. While
traveling 35,000 feet above eastern Ohio, United 93 suddenly dropped
700 feet. Eleven seconds into the descent, the FAA’s air traffic
control center in Cleveland received the first of two radio
transmissions from the aircraft...."

At least ten cell calls are reported to have taken place on flight 93.

The Report confirms that passengers started placing calls with cell and
air phones shortly after 9.32am, four minutes after the Report's
confirmation of the plane's attitude of 35,000 feet. In other words,
the calls started some 9 minutes before the Cleveland Center lost UAL
93’s transponder signal (9.41) and approximately 30 minutes before the
crash in Pennsylvania (10.03)

"At 9:41, Cleveland Center lost United 93’s transponder signal. The
controller located it on primary radar, matched its position with
visual sightings from other aircraft, and tracked the flight as it
turned east, then south.164 "

This suggests that the altitude was known to air traffic control up
until the time when the transponder signal was lost by the Cleveland
Center. (Radar and visual sightings provided information on its flight
path from 9.41 to 10.03.)

Moreover, there was no indication from the Report that the aircraft had
swooped down to a lower level of altitude, apart from the 700 feet drop
recorded at 9.28. from a cruising altitude of 35,000 feet:

"At 9:32, a hijacker, probably Jarrah, made or attempted to make the
following announcement to the passengers of Flight 93:“Ladies and
Gentlemen: Here the captain, please sit down keep remaining sitting.

We have a bomb on board. So, sit.” The flight data recorder (also
recovered) indicates that Jarrah then instructed the plane’s autopilot
to turn the aircraft around and head east. The cockpit voice recorder
data indicate that a woman, most likely a flight attendant, was being
held captive in the cockpit. She struggled with one of the hijackers
who killed or otherwise silenced her.

Shortly thereafter, the passengers and flight crew began a series of
calls from GTE airphones and cellular phones. These calls between
family, friends, and colleagues took place until the end of the flight
and provided those on the ground with firsthand accounts. They enabled
the passengers to gain critical information, including the news that
two aircraft had slammed into the World Trade Center.77...At least two
callers from the flight reported that the hijackers knew that
passengers were making calls but did not seem to care.

The hijackers were wearing red bandanas, and they forced the passengers
to the back of the aircraft.80 Callers reported that a passenger had
been stabbed and that two people were lying on the floor of the cabin,
injured or dead—possibly the captain and first officer. One caller
reported that a flight attendant had been killed.81 One of the callers
from United 93 also reported that he thought the hijackers might
possess a gun. But none of the other callers reported the presence of a
firearm. One recipient of a call from the aircraft recounted
specifically asking her caller whether the hijackers had guns.

The passenger replied that he did not see one. No evidence of firearms
or of their identifiable remains was found at the aircraft’s crash
site, and the cockpit voice recorder gives no indication of a gun being
fired or mentioned at any time.

We believe that if the hijackers had possessed a gun, they would have
used it in the flight’s last minutes as the passengers fought back.82
Passengers on three flights reported the hijackers’ claim of having a
bomb. The FBI told us they found no trace of explosives at the crash
sites. One of the passengers who mentioned a bomb expressed his belief
that it was not real. Lacking any evidence that the hijackers attempted
to smuggle such illegal items past the security screening checkpoints,
we believe the bombs were probably fake. During at least five of the
passengers’ phone calls, information was shared about the attacks that
had occurred earlier that morning at the World Trade Center. Five calls
described the intent of passengers and surviving crew members to revolt
against the hijackers. According to one call, they voted on whether to
rush the terrorists in an attempt to retake the plane. They decided,
and acted. At 9:57, the passenger assault began. Several passengers had
terminated phone calls with loved ones in order to join the revolt. One
of the callers ended her message as follows:

“Everyone’s running up to first class. I’ve got to go. Bye.” The
cockpit voice recorder captured the sounds of the passenger assault
muffled by the intervening cockpit door. Some family members who
listened to the recording report that they can hear the voice of a
loved one among the din.

We cannot identify whose voices can be heard. But the assault was
sustained. In response, Jarrah immediately began to roll the airplane
to the left and right, attempting to knock the passengers off balance.
At 9:58:57, Jarrah told another hijacker in the cockpit to block the
door. Jarrah continued to roll the airplane sharply left and right, but
the assault continued. At 9:59, Jarrah changed tactics and pitched the
nose of the airplane up and down to disrupt the assault. The recorder
captured the sounds of loud thumps, crashes, shouts, and breaking
glasses and plates.

At 10:00:03, Jarrah stabilized the airplane. Five seconds later, Jarrah
asked, “Is that it? Shall we finish it off?” A hijacker responded, “No.
Not yet. When they all come, we finish it off.” The sounds of fighting
continued outside the cockpit. Again, Jarrah pitched the nose of the
aircraft up and down.At 10:00:26, a passenger in the background said,
“In the cockpit. If we don’t we’ll die!” Sixteen seconds later, a
passenger yelled,“Roll it!” Jarrah stopped the violent maneuvers at
about 10:01:00 and said, “Allah is the greatest! Allah is the
greatest!” He then asked another hijacker in the cockpit,“ Is that it?
I mean, shall we put it down?” to which the other replied, “Yes, put it
in it, and pull it down.” The passengers continued their assault and at
10:02:23, a hijacker said, “Pull it down! Pull it down!” The hijackers
remained at the controls but must have judged that the passengers were
only seconds from overcoming them. The airplane headed down; the
control wheel was turned hard to the right.

The airplane rolled onto its back, and one of the hijackers began
shouting “Allah is the greatest. Allah is the greatest. ”With the
sounds of the passenger counterattack continuing, the aircraft plowed
into an empty field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, at 580 miles per
hour, about 20 minutes’ flying time from Washington D.C. Jarrah’s
objective was to crash his airliner into symbols of the American
Republic, the Capitol or the White House. He was defeated by the
alerted, unarmed passengers of United"

The Mysterious Call of Edward Felt from UAL 93

Earlier coverage of the fate of UAL 93 was based in part on a reported
cell call from a passenger named Edward Felt, who managed to reach an
emergency official in Pennsylvania. How he got the emergency
supervisor's number and managed to reach him remains unclear.

The call was apparently received at 9.58 am, eight minutes before the
reported time of the crash at 10.06 am in Pennsylvania:

"Local emergency officials said they received a cell phone call at 9.58
am from a man who said he was a passenger aboard the flight. The man
said he had locked himself in the bathroom and told emergency
dispatchers that the plane had been hijacked. "We are being hijacked!
We are being hijacked!" he was quoted as saying. A California man
identified as Tom Burnett reportedly called his wife and told her that
somebody on the plane had been stabbed. "We're all going to die, but
three of us are going to do something," he told her. "I love you

The alleged call by Edward Felt from the toilet of the aircraft of UAL
93 was answered by Glenn Cramer, the emergency supervisor in
Pennsylvania who took the call.

It is worth noting that Glenn Cramer was subsequently gagged by the
FBI." (See Robert Wallace`s incisive analysis published in Sept 2002 by
the Daily Mirror, (

Ironically, this high profile cell call by Ed Felt, which would have
provided crucial evidence to the 9/11 Commission was, for some reason,
not mentioned in the Report.

American Airlines Flight 11

Flight 11 took off at 7:59. Just before 8:14. The Report outlines an
airphone conversation of flight attendant Betty Ong and much of the
narrative hinges upon this airphone conversation

There are no clear-cut reports on the use of cell phones on Flight
AA11. According to the Report, American 11 crashed into the North
Tower of the World Trade Center at 8.46.

Concluding Remarks

A large part of the description, regarding the 19 hijackers relies on
cell phone conversations with family and friends.

While a few of these calls (placed at low altitude) could have got
through, the wireless technology was not available. On this issue,
expert opinion within the wireless telecom industry is unequivocal.

In other words, at least part of the Commission's script in Chapter 1
on the cell phone conversations, is fabricated.

According to the American Airline / Qualcomm announcement, the
technology for cell phone transmission at high altitude will only be
available aboard commercial aircraft in 2006. This is an inescapable

In the eyes of public opinion, the cell phone conversations on the Arab
hijackers is needed to sustain the illusion that America is under

The "war on terrorism" underlying the National Security doctrine relies
on real time "evidence" concerning the Arab hijackers. The latter
personify, so to speak, this illusive "outside enemy" (Al Qaeda), which
is threatening the homeland.

Embodied into the Commission's "script" of 911, the narrative of what
happened on the plane with the Arab hijackers is therefore crucial. It
is an integral part of the Administration's disinformation and
propaganda program. It constitutes a justification for the anti-terror
legislation under the Patriot acts and the waging of America's
pre-emptive wars against Afghanistan and Iraq.


Emphasis added in bold font.


Michel Chossudovsky is the author of War and Globalization, The Truth
behind September 11 , which can be ordered by mail or online from the


The 9/11 Report's Footnotes on the Cell Phone Conversations

70. On FDR, see NTSB report,“Specialist’s Factual Report of
Investigation—Digital Flight Data Recorder” for United Airlines Flight
93, Feb. 15, 2002; on CVR, see FBI report,“CVR from UA Flight #93,”
Dec. 4, 2003; Commission review of Aircraft Communication and Reporting
System (ACARS) messages sent to and from Flight 93 (which indicate time
of message transmission and receipt); see UAL record, Ed Ballinger
ACARS log, Sept. 11, 2001. At 9:22, after learning of the events at the
World Trade Center, Melody Homer, the wife of co-pilot Leroy Homer, had
an ACARS message sent to her husband in the cockpit asking if he was
okay. See UAL record,ACARS message, Sept. 11, 2001.

71. On FDR, see NTSB report,“Specialist’s Factual Report of
Investigation—Digital Flight Data Recorder” for United Airlines Flight
93, Feb. 15, 2002; on CVR, see FBI report,“CVR from UA Flight #93,”
Dec. 4, 2003; FAA report,“Summary of Air Traffic Hijack Events:
September 11, 2001,” Sept. 17, 2001; NTSB report, Air Traffic Control
Recording—United Airlines Flight 93, Dec. 21, 2001.

72.The 37 passengers represented a load factor of 20.33 percent of the
plane’s seating capacity of 182, considerably below the 52.09 percent
for Flight 93 on Tuesdays in the three-month period prior to September
11 (June 11–September 4, 2001). See UAL report, Flight 93 EWR-SFO load
factors, undated. Five passengers holding reservations for Flight 93
did not show for the flight.All five were interviewed and cleared by
the FBI. FBI report,“Flight #93 ‘No Show’ Passengers from 9/11/01,”
Sept. 18, 2001.

73. INS record,Withdrawal of Application for Admission for Mohamed al
Kahtani,Aug. 4, 2001.

74. See FAA regulations,Admission to flight deck, 14 C.F.R. § 121.547
(2001);UAL records, copies of boarding passes for United 93, Sept.
11,2001.One passenger reported that ten first-class passengers were
aboard the flight. If that number is accurate, it would include the
four hijackers. FBI report of investigation, interview of Lisa
Jefferson, Sept. 11, 2001;UAL record, Flight 93 passenger manifest,
Sept. 11, 2001.All but one of the six passengers seated in the
first-class cabin communicated with the ground during the flight, and
none mentioned anyone from their cabin having gone into the cockpit
before the hijacking.Moreover, it is unlikely that the highly regarded
and experienced pilot and co-pilot of Flight 93 would have allowed an
observer into the cockpit before or after takeoff who had not obtained
the proper permission. See UAL records, personnel files of Flight 93
pilots. For jumpseat information, see UAL record,Weight and Balance
Information for Flight 93 and Flight 175, Sept. 11, 2001;AAL records,
Dispatch Environmental Control/Weekly Flight Summary for Flight 11 and
Flight 77, Sept. 11, 2001.

75. Like Atta on Flight 11, Jarrah apparently did not know how to
operate the communication radios; thus his attempts to communicate with
the passengers were broadcast on the ATC channel. See FBI report,“CVR
from UA Flight #93,” Dec. 4, 2003.Also, by 9:32 FAA notified United’s
headquarters that the flight was not responding to radio
calls.According to United, the flight’s nonresponse and its turn to the
east led the airline to believe by 9:36 that the plane was hijacked.
See Rich Miles interview (Nov. 21, 2003); UAL report, “United dispatch
SMFDO activities—terrorist crisis,” Sept. 11, 2001.

76. In accordance with FAA regulations, United 93’s cockpit voice
recorder recorded the last 31 minutes of sounds from the cockpit via
microphones in the pilots’ headsets, as well as in the overhead panel
of the flight deck. This is the only recorder from the four hijacked
airplanes to survive the impact and ensuing fire.The CVRs and FDRs from
American 11 and United 175 were not found,and the CVR from American
Flight 77 was badly burned and not recoverable. See FBI report,“CVR
from UA Flight #93,”Dec. 4, 2003; see also FAA regulations, 14 C.F.R.
§§ 25.1457, 91.609, 91.1045, 121.359; Flight 93 CVR data. A transcript
of the CVR recording was prepared by the NTSB and the FBI.

77. All calls placed on airphones were from the rear of the aircraft.
There was one airphone installed in each row of seats on both sides of
the aisle.The airphone system was capable of transmitting only eight
calls at any one time. See FBI report of investigation, airphone
records for flights UAL 93 and UAL 175 on Sept. 11, 2001, Sept. 18,

78.FAA audio file, Cleveland Center, position Lorain Radar; Flight 93
CVR data; FBI report, “CVR from UA Flight #93,” Dec. 4, 2003.

79. FBI reports of investigation, interviews of recipients of calls
from Todd Beamer, Sept. 11, 2001, through June 11, 2002; FBI reports of
investigation, interviews of recipients of calls from Sandy Bradshaw,
Sept. 11, 2001, through Oct. 4, 2001.Text messages warning the cockpit
of Flight 93 were sent to the aircraft by Ed Ballinger at 9:24. See UAL
record, Ed Ballinger’s ACARS log, Sept. 11, 2001.

80.We have relied mainly on the record of FBI interviews with the
people who received calls. The FBI interviews were conducted while
memories were still fresh and were less likely to have been affected by
reading the accounts of others or hearing stories in the media. In some
cases we have conducted our own interviews to supplement or verify the
record. See FBI reports of investigation, interviews of recipients of
calls from Todd Beamer, Mark Bingham,Sandy Bradshaw,Marion
Britton,Thomas Burnett, Joseph DeLuca,Edward Felt, Jeremy Glick,Lauren
Grandcolas, Linda Gronlund, CeeCee Lyles, Honor Wainio.

81. FBI reports of investigation, interviews of recipients of calls
from Thomas Burnett, Sept. 11, 2001; FBI reports of investigation,
interviews of recipients of calls from Marion Britton, Sept. 14, 2001,
through Nov. 8, 2001; Lisa Jefferson interview (May 11, 2004); FBI
report of investigation, interview of Lisa Jefferson, Sept. 11, 2001;
Richard Belme interview (Nov. 21, 2003).

82. See Jere Longman, Among the Heroes—United Flight 93 and the
Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back (Harper-Collins, 2002), p. 107;
Deena Burnett interview (Apr. 26, 2004); FBI reports of investigation,
interviews of recipients of calls from Jeremy Glick, Sept. 11, 2001,
through Sept. 12, 2001; Lyzbeth Glick interview (Apr. 22, 2004).
Experts told us that a gunshot would definitely be audible on the CVR.
The FBI found no evidence of a firearm at the crash site of Flight 93.
See FBI response to Commission briefing request no. 6, undated (topic
11).The FBI collected 14 knives or portions of knives at the Flight 93
crash site. FBI report, “Knives Found at the UA Flight 93 Crash Site,”

83. FBI response to Commission briefing request no. 6, undated (topic
11); FBI reports of investigation, interviews of recipients of calls
from Jeremy Glick, Sept. 11, 2001, through Sept. 12, 2001.

84. See FBI reports of investigation, interviews of recipients of calls
from United 93.

85. FBI reports of investigation, interviews of recipients of calls
from United 93. For quote, see FBI report of investigation, interview
of Philip Bradshaw, Sept. 11, 2001; Philip Bradshaw interview (June 15,
2004); Flight 93 FDR and CVR data.At 9:55:11 Jarrah dialed in the VHF
Omni-directional Range (VOR) frequency for the VOR navigational aid at
Washington Reagan National Airport, further indicating that the attack
was planned for the nation’s capital.

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From: "insideinfo911" <>
Date: April 29, 2006 10:17:22 AM EST
Subject: Photos of deformed children. Victims of Bush’s WAR & depleted

Photos of deformed children. Victims of Bush's WAR & depleted Uranium!

Look at what the Depleted Uranium is doing to children in Afghanistan
and around the world.

This is what Bush is sooo proud of, his freaking war, killing
children everywhere!

If you promote this, I just want to know who you are!?

I have to catapult the Propaganda you know…

Scott D

Warning: if you are squeamish, don't open….
From Rense….

Death Made In America
Wondering if your conscience is still anesthetized
Mohammed Daud Miraki, MA, MA, PhD

I took this photo on the last day of my journey: one the triplets
Afghanistan is has become the disaster words could not describe,
hence, I decided to illustrate this disaster via these photos of
babies born deformed.
On many occasions, I pointed out that we need funds to build a
research institute and the linked monitoring stations. Unfortunately,
majority of you simply brushed off my request. I wonder if these
photos could elevate your humanity that has been overwhelmed by your
comfortable life and materials desires.
Again, it is up to you, to do whatever you think is human; that
should not be too difficult. The funds for the research institute are
very small price you have to pay after all your tax dollars have
created this disaster. Whether you like it, admit or deny it, it does
not absolve you from the indirect complicity in these war crimes.


Message 3
From: "Bugs"
Date: Wed May 3, 2006 9:35am(PDT)
Subject: My Fax to Chris Matthews..Re: Stephen Colbert

----- Original Message -----
From: Mary
My Fax to Chris Matthews..Re: Stephen Colbert

Chris Matthews



One MSNBC Plaza

Secaucus, NJ 07094

Phone: (201) 583-5000

Fax: (201) 583-5453


To Chris Matthews, May 3, 2006

I found this passage on a site called which often brings us the unbridled truth when it comes to the Bush administration: "Chris Mathews said something to the effect that Bush was self deprecating with his impersonator" but that Colbert's comments were not appropriate because "not only is the President a politician but he's the head of state"

Excuse me, Mr. Matthews! Come again?! I found what Stephen Colbert stated through the use of humor very appropriate when it comes to the failures of this Bush administration. You seem to be protecting Bush as if he were a god. Well, he is not. In fact he is far from that.

Did you see where this "head of state" as you call him fled because he could not take the God's honest truth? I sure did and so did many others. Fleeing as he did only showed cowardice on his part. Something we do not need coming from the leader of the free (?) world. Yes, I question the people being free on this planet and so far, we are far from that thanks to Bush and company.

What I find to be not appropriate are the detrimental policies and actions put forth by Bush. The actions that I speak of include the Bush sending over 2,400 innocent soldiers to their untimely deaths and the slaughter of tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis. What about his actions in not responding quicker to the impending storm known as Katrina? What about those who died as a result, those left homeless and were displaced by Bush's inaction at handling this disaster? I find that to be not appropriate.

Do you also feel the same as Bay Buchanan does where she said on CNN's Situation Room: "I think Katrina has worn its welcome.- I think the American people are tired of it."? If you do, then your opinion like Buchanan's is very inappropriate.

I do not know why you and your kind continue to protect this most heinous president and I use that term loosely. There is absolutely nothing presidential about him. There is also nothing that signifies in the eyes of many Americans that he is the head of state. What many do see is that he is a sociopath who does not have a conscience when it comes to the despair of many out here.

Protect him if you will, but the American people are finally beginning to see the truth about him. Quite frankly if there ever were a president in need of impeaching, then tried for treason, it is George W. Bush.

Mary MacElveen

Sound Beach, NY

This letter to you will be circulated on the Internet.


Message 4
From: "Dick Eastman"
Date: Wed May 3, 2006 10:24am(PDT)
Subject: If you knew Trotsky

Trotsky explicitly promoted Radical Feminism, Youth Rebellion, Communal
Childrearing and the Destruction of the Family, in his book The Revolution

Those purists define a "Trotskyist" as one who acknowledges Trotsky over
Lenin as the true leader of the revolution. On the basis of a broader
definition as one who sides with Trotsky rather than Stalin in their split,
and promotes Trotsky's "ultraleft" cultural revolution rather than Stalin's
conservative "reaction"; the Feminist, Gay, Green and Black
liberation movements have substantial Trotskyist ancestry.

Trotsky as a Radical Feminist; Stalin as a Conservative
by Peter Myers

I have long noticed, and claimed, the Trotskyist origin of Radical Feminism.

Feminist writers of the late 1960s and early 1970s were lambasting the Soviet
Union for betraying its revolution, while they were continuing that revolution
in the West.

Trotskyist organisations such as the ISO, the SWP, Resistance and Socialist
Alliance, using entrist methods, have spread it within universities, the
political parties, the education system, and the legal system.

But Trotskyism is not restricted to formal membership of such sects. The
Frankfurt School was broadly Trotskyist, as was the New Left of Isaac Deutscher,
Deconstruction and Postmodernism, even though these academic fashions are
criticised at the World Socialist Web Site. Those purists define a "Trotskyist"
as one who acknowledges Trotsky over Lenin as the true leader of the revolution.
On the basis of a broader definition as one who sides with Trotsky rather than
Stalin in their split, and promotes Trotsky's "ultraleft" cultural revolution
rather than Stalin's conservative "reaction", the Feminist, Gay, Green and Black
liberation movements have substantial Trotskyist ancestry.

I do not class Castro and Chavez as Trotskyists, because they do not promote
Radical Feminism and Gay Lib. On the other hand, most factions of Trotskyists
support them, and try to lead them to their own agenda.

Trotsky explicitly promoted Radical Feminism, Youth Rebellion, Communal
Childrearing and the Destruction of the Family, in his book The Revolution
Betrayed. It was written in 1936, when Trotsky was living in Norway, and was
first published in 1937. The English translation is by Max Eastman.

Trotsky here describes the attack on all tradition launched by the Bolsheviks,
and Stalin's reversal of its extremes. I hope that many Trotskyist sympathisers
will be shocked to see how extreme he really was - something meaningful to us in
the West now that our own family life has been shattered by the same forces.

His campaign is ironic because his own family life, with his second wife Natalya
Sedova, was quite normal, as was that of Karl Marx. The only unusual thing is
that Trotsky's son Leon Sedoff took his mother's surname.

For the following extracts I have used the text at It contains
scanning errors, of which I have fixed some, and I have added page numbers from
the 1967 edition published by New Park Publications, London.

How do you like your Trotsky - hot or cold?

The Revolution Betrayed is hot - a fiery manifesto, and the author comes across
as a fearful warrior wreaking social havoc; one is glad that he was contained.

Yet his account of his time in Norway is cold - it reads like a traveller's
diary, and I cannot help feeling sympathy for him.

Trotsky in Norway:

The Revolution Betrayed

by Leon Trotsky

written 1936 first published 1937 Translated by Max Eastman


{p. 2} ... The writings of the "friends of the Soviet Union" fall into three
principal categories:

... Louis Fischer and Duranty are sufficiently well-known representatives of the
first type. The late Barbusse and Romain Rolland represent the category of
"humanitarian" friends. It is not accidental that before ever coming over to
Stalin the former wrote a life of Christ and the latter a biography of Ghandi.
And finally, the conservatively pedantic socialism has found its most
authoritative representation in the indefatigable Fabian couple, Beatrice and
Sidney Webb. ...

{p. 4} August 4 1936


This book was completed and sent to the publishers before the "terrorist"
conspiracy trial of Moscow was announced. Naturally, therefore, the proceedings
at the trial could not be evaluated in its pages. Its indication of the historic
logic of this "terrorist" trial, and its advance exposure of the fact that its
mystery is deliberate mystification, is so much the more significant.

September 1936 ==


Thermidor in the Family

The Struggle Against the Youth

Nationality and Culture

1. Thermidor in the family

The October revolution honestly fulfilled its obligations in relation to woman.
The young government not only gave her all political and legal rights in
equality with man, but, what is more important, did all that it could, and in
any case incomparably more than any other government ever did, actually to
secure her access to all forms of economic and cultural work. However, the
boldest revolution, like the "all-powerful" British parliament, cannot convert a
woman into a man - or rather, cannot divide equally between them the burden of
pregnancy, birth, nursing and the rearing of children. The revolution made a
heroic effort to destroy the so-called "family hearth" - that archaic, stuffy
and stagnant institution in which the woman of the toiling classes performs
galley labor from childhood to death. The place of the family as a shut-in petty
enterprise was to be occupied, according to the plans, by a finished system of
social care and accommodation: maternity houses, creches, kindergartens,
schools, social dining rooms, social laundries, first-aid stations, hospitals,
sanatoria, athletic organizations, moving-picture theaters, etc. The complete
absorption of the housekeeping functions of the family by institutions of the
socialist society, uniting all generations in solidarity and mutual aid, was to
bring to woman, and thereby to the loving couple, a real liberation from the
thousand-year-old fet-

{p. 145} ters. Up to now this problem of problems has not been solved. The forty
million Soviet families remain in their overwhelming majority nests of
medievalism, female slavery and hysteria, daily humiliation of children,
feminine and childish superstition. We must permit ourselves no illusions on
this account. For that very reason, the consecutive changes in the approach to
the problem of the family in the Soviet Union best of all characterize the
actual nature of Soviet society and the evolution of its ruling stratum.

It proved impossible to take the old family by storm - not because the will was
lacking, and not because the family was so firmly rooted in men's hearts. On the
contrary, after a short period of distrust of the government and its creches,
kindergartens and like institutions, the working women, and after them the more
advanced peasants, appreciated the immeasurable advantages of the collective
care of children as well as the socialization of the whole family economy.
Unfortunately society proved too poor and little cultured. The real resources of
the state did not correspond to the plans and intentions of the Communist Party.
You cannot "abolish" the family; you have to replace it. The actual liberation
of women is unrealizable on a basis of "generalized want." Experience soon
proved this austere truth which Marx had formulated eighty years before.

During the lean years, the workers wherever possible, and in part their
families, ate in the factory and other social dining rooms, and this fact was
officially regarded as a transition to a socialist form of life. There is no
need of pausing again upon the peculiarities of the different periods: military
communism, the NEP and the first five-year plan. The fact is that from the
moment of the abolition of the food-card system in 1935, all the better-

{p. 146} placed workers began to return to the home dining table. It would be
incorrect to regard this retreat as a condemnation of the socialist system,
which in general was never tried out. But so much the more withering was the
judgment of the workers and their wives upon the "social feeding" organized by
the bureaucracy. The same conclusion must be extended to the social laundries,
where they tear and steal linen more than they wash it. Back to the family
hearth! But home cooking and the home washtub, which are now half shamefacedly
celebrated by orators and journalists, mean the return of the workers' wives to
their pots and pans that is, to the old slavery. It is doubtful if the
resolution of the Communist International on the "complete and irrevocable
triumph of socialism in the Soviet Union" sounds very convincing to the women of
the factory districts!

The rural family, bound up not only with home industry but with agriculture, is
infinitely more stable and conservative than that of the town. Only a few, and
as a general rule, anaemic agricultural communes introduced social dining rooms
and creches in the first period. Collectivization, according to the first
announcements, was to initiate a decisive change in the sphere of the family.
Not for nothing did they expropriate the peasant's chickens as well as his cows.
There was no lack, at any rate, of announcements about the triumphal march of
social dining rooms throughout the country. But when the retreat began, reality
suddenly emerged from the shadow of this bragging. The peasant gets from the
collective farm, as a general rule, only bread for himself and fodder for his
stock. Meat, dairy products and vegetables, he gets almost entirely from the
adjoining private lots. And once the most important necessities of life are
acquired by the isolated efforts of the family, there can no longer be any talk

{p. 147} of social dining rooms. Thus the midget farms, creating a new basis for
the domestic hearthstone, lay a double burden upon woman.

{p. 149} ... the revolutionary power gave women the right to abortion, which in
conditions of want and family distress, whatever may be said upon this subject
by the eunuchs and old maids of both sexes, is one of her most important civil,
political and cultural rights. ...

{p. 150} Having revealed its inability to serve women who are compelled to
resort to abortion with the necessary medical aid and sanitation, the state
makes a sharp change of course, and takes the road of prohibition. And just as
in other situations, the bureaucracy makes a virtue of necessity. One of the
members of the highest Soviet court, Soltz, a specialist on matrimonial
questions, bases the forthcoming prohibition of abortion on the fact that in n
socialist society where there are no unemployed, etc., etc., a woman has no
right to decline "the joys of motherhood." The philosophy of a priest endowed
also with the powers of a gendarme. ...

{p. 151} The draft of the law forbidding abortion was submitted to so-called
universal popular discussion, and even through the fine sieve of the Soviet
press many bitter complaints and stifled protests broke out. The discussion was
cut off as suddenly as it had been announced, and on June 27th the Central
Executive Committee converted the shameful draft into a thrice shameful law.
Even some of the official apologists of the bureaucracy were embarrassed. Louis
Fischer declared this piece of legislation something in the nature of a
deplorable misunderstanding. In reality the new law against women - with an
exception in favor of ladies - is the natural and logical fruit of a
Thermidorian reaction.

The triumphal rehabilitation of the family, taking place simultaneously - what a
providential coincidence! - with the rehabilitation of the ruble, is caused by
the material and cultural bankruptcy of the state. ... The press reflects only
in a faint degree the depth of the Thermidorian reaction in the sphere of the

... the leaders are forcing people to glue together again the shell of the
broken family, and not only that, but to consider it, under threat of extreme
penalties, the sacred nucleus of trium-

{p. 152} phant socialism. It is hard to measure with the eye the scope of this

Everybody and everything is dragged into the new course: lawgiver and
litterateur, court and militia, newspaper and schoolroom. When a naive and
honest communist youth makes bold to write in his paper: "You would do better to
occupy yourself with solving the problem how woman can get out of the clutches
of the family," he receives in answer a couple of good smacks and - is silent.
The ABCs of communism are declared a "leftist excess." The stupid and stale
prejudices of uncultured philistines are resurrected in the name of a new
morale. And what is happening in daily life in all the nooks and corners of this
measureless country? The press reflects only in a faint degree the depth of the
Thermidorian reaction in the sphere of the family. ...

A campaign is opened against too frequent and easy divorces. The creative
thought of the lawgivers had already invented such a "socialistic" measure as
the taking of money payment upon registration of divorces, and increasing it
when divorces were repeated. Not for nothing we remarked above that the
resurrection of the family goes hand in hand with the increase of the educative
role of the ruble. A tax indubitably makes registration difficult for those for
whom it is difficult to pay. For the upper circles, the payment, we may hope,
will not offer any difficulty. Moreover, people possessing nice apartments,
automobiles and other good things arrange their personal affairs without
unnecessary publicity and consequently without registration. It is only on the
bottom of society that prostitution

{p. 153} has a heavy and humiliating character. On the heights of the Soviet
society, where power is combined with comfort, prostitution takes the elegant
form of small mutual services, and even assumes the aspect of the "socialist
family." We have already heard from Sosnovsky about the importance of the
"automobile-harem factor" in the degeneration of the ruling stratum.

The lyric, academical and other "friends of the Soviet Union" have eyes in order
to see nothing. The marriage and family laws established by the October
revolution, once the object of its legitimate pride, are being made over and
mutilated by vast borrowings from the law treasuries of the bourgeois countries.
And as though on purpose to stamp treachery with ridicule, the same arguments
which were earlier advanced in favor of unconditional freedom of divorce and
abortion - "the liberation of women," "defense of the rights of personality,"
"protection of motherhood" - are repeated now in favor of their limitation and
complete prohibition.

The retreat not only assumes forms of disgusting hypocrisy, but also is going
infinitely farther than the iron economic necessity demands. To the objective
causes producing this return to such bourgeois forms as the payment of alimony,
there is added the social interest of the ruling stratum in the deepening of
bourgeois law. The most compelling motive of the present cult of the family is
undoubtedly the need of the bureaucracy for a stable hierarchy of relations, and
for the disciplining of youth by means of 40,000,000 points of support for
authority and power.

While the hope still lived of concentrating the education of the new generations
in the hands of the state, the government was not only unconcerned about
supporting the authority of the "elders", and, in particular of the mother

{p. 154} and father, but on the contrary tried its best to separate the
children from the family, in order thus to protect them from the traditions of a
stagnant mode of life. Only a little while ago, in the course of the first
five-year plan, the schools and the Communist Youth were using children for the
exposure, shaming and in general "re-educating" of their drunken fathers or
religious mothers with what success is another question. At any rate, this
method meant a shaking of parental authority to its very foundations. In this
not unimportant sphere too, a sharp turn has now been made. Along with the
seventh, the fifth commandment is also fully restored to its rights as yet, to
be sure, without any references to God. But the French schools also get along
without this supplement, and that does not prevent them from successfully
inculcating conservatism and routine.

Concern for the authority of the older generation, by the way, has already led
to a change of policy in the matter of religion. The denial of God, his
assistance and his miracles, was the sharpest wedge of all those which the
revolutionary power drove between children and parents. Outstripping the
development of culture, serious propaganda and scientific education, the
struggle with the churches, under the leadership of people of the type of
Yaroslavsky, often degenerated into buffoonery and mischief. The storming of
heaven, like the storming of the family, is now brought to a stop. The
bureaucracy, concerned about their reputation for respectability, have ordered
the young "godless" to surrender their fighting armor and sit down to their
books. In relation to religion, there is gradually being established a regime of
ironical neutrality. But that is only the first stage. It would not be difficult
to predict the second and third, if the course of events depended only upon
those in authority.

{p. 157} The genuinely socialist family, from which society will remove the
daily vexation of unbearable and humiliating cares, will have no need of any
regimentation, and the very idea of laws about abortion and divorce will sound
no better within its walls than the recollection of houses of prostitution or
human sacrifices. The October legislation took a bold step in the direction of
such a family. Economic and cultural backwardness has produced a cruel reaction.
The Thermidorian legislation is beating a retreat to the bourgeois models,
covering its retreat with false speeches about the sacredness of the "new"
family. On this question, too, socialist bankruptcy covers itself with
hypocritical respectability.

{p. 158} There are sincere observers who are, especially upon the question of
children, shaken by the contrast here between high principles and ugly reality.
The mere fact of the furious criminal measures that have been adopted against
homeless children is enough to suggest that the socialist legislation in defense
of women and children is nothing but crass hypocrisy. There are observers of an
opposite kind who are deceived by the broadness and magnanimity of those ideas
that have been dressed up in the form of laws and administrative institutions.
When they see destitute mothers, prostitutes and homeless children, these
optimists tell themselves that a further growth of material wealth will
gradually fill the socialist laws with flesh and blood. It is not easy to decide
which of these two modes of approach is more mistaken and more harmful. Only
people stricken with historical blindness can fail to see the broadness and
boldness of the social plan, the significance of the first stages of its
development, and the immense possibilities opened by it. But on the other hand,
it is impossible not to be indignant at the passive and essentially indifferent
optimism of those who shut their eyes to the growth of social contradictions,
and comfort themselves with gazing into a future, the key to which they
respectfully propose to leave in the hands of the bureaucracy. As though the
equality of rights of women and men were not already converted into an equality
of deprivation of rights by that same bureaucracy ! And as though in some book
of wisdom it were firmly promised that the Soviet bureaucracy will not introduce
a new oppression in place of liberty.

How man enslaved woman, how the exploiter subjected them both, how the toilers
have attempted at the price of blood to free themselves from slavery and have
only exchanged one chain for another - history tells us much

{p. 159} about all this. In essence, it tells us nothing else. But how in
reality to free the child, the woman and the human being? For that we have as
yet no reliable models. All past historical experience, wholly negative, demands
of the toilers at least and first of all an implacable distrust of all
privileged and uncontrolled guardians.

2. The struggle against the youth

... The revolution gave a mighty historical impulse to the new Soviet
generation. It cut them free at one blow from conservative forms of life, and
exposed to them the great secret - the first secret of the dialectic - that
there is nothing unchanging on this earth, and that society is made out of
plastic materials. How stupid is the theory of unchanging racial types in the
light of the events of our epoch ! The Soviet Union is an immense melting pot in
which the characters of dozens of nationalities are being mixed. The mysticism
of the "Slavic soul" is coming off like scum. ...

{p. 161} How do things stand in reality? Forty-three per cent of the population
of the Soviet Union were born after the October revolution. If you take the age
of twenty-three as the boundary between the two generations, then over 50 per
cent of Soviet humanity has not yet reached this boundary. A big half of the
population of the country, consequently, knows nothing by personal recollection
of any regime except that of the Soviets. But it is just this new generation
which is forming itself, not in "free social conditions," as Engels conceived
it, but under intolerable and constantly increasing oppression from the ruling
stratum composed of those same ones who - according to the official fiction -
achieved the great revolution. In the factory, the collective farm, the
barracks, the university, the schoolroom, even in the kindergarten, if not in
the creche, the chief glory of man is declared to be: personal loyalty to the
leader and unconditional obedience. Many pedagogical aphorisms and maxims of
recent times might seem to have been copied from Goebbels, if he himself had not
copied them in good part from the collaborators of Stalin.

The school and the social life of the student are saturated with formalism and
hypocrisy. The children have learned to sit through innumerable deadly dull
meetings, with their inevitable honorary presidium, their chants in

{p. 162} honor of the dear leaders, their predigested righteous debates in
which, quite in the manner of their elders, they say one thing and think
another. The most innocent groups of school children who try to create oases in
this desert of officiousness are met with fierce measures of repression. Through
its agentry the G.P.U. introduces the sickening corruption of treachery and
tale-bearing into the so-called "socialist schools." The more thoughtful
teachers and children's writers, in spite of the enforced optimism, cannot
always conceal their horror in the presence of this spirit of repression,
falsity and boredom which is killing school life. ... All questions, including
their very own, are decided for them. ...

{p. 163} At the other pole a small minority enter the ranks of the Opposition.

{p. 170} 3. Nationality and culture

The policy of Bolshevism on the national question, having ensured the victory of
the October revolution, also helped the Soviet Union to hold out afterward
notwithstanding inner centrifugal forces and a hostile environment. The
bureaucratic degeneration of the state has rested like a millstone upon the
national policy. It was upon the national question that Lenin intended to give
his first battle to the bureaucracy, and especially to Stalin, at the 12th
Congress of the party in the spring of 1923. But before the congress met Lenin
had gone from the ranks. The documents which he then prepared remain even now
suppressed by the censor.

The cultural demands of the nations aroused by the revolution require the widest
possible autonomy. At the same time, industry can successfully develop only by
subjecting all parts of the Union to a general centralized plan. But economy and
culture are not separated by impermeable partitions. The tendencies of cultural
autonomy and economic centralism come naturally from time to time into conflict.
The contradiction between them is, however, far from irreconcilable. Although
there can be no once-and-for-all prepared formula to resolve the problem, still
there is the resilient will of the interested masses themselves. Only their
actual participation in the administration of their own destinies can at each
new stage draw the necessary lines between the legitimate demands of economic

{p. 171} centralism and the living gravitations of national culture. The
trouble is, however, that the will of the population of the Soviet Union in all
its national divisions is now wholly replaced by the will of a bureaucracy which
approaches both economy and culture from the point of view of convenience of
administration and the specific interests of the ruling stratum.

It is true that in the sphere of national policy, as in the sphere of economy,
the Soviet bureaucracy still continues to carry out a certain part of the
progressive work, although with immoderate overhead expenses. This is especially
true of the backward nationalities of the Union, which must of necessity pass
through a more or less prolonged period of borrowing, imitation and assimilation
of what exists. The bureaucracy is laying down a bridge for them to the
elementary benefits of bourgeois, and in part even pre-bourgeois, culture. In
relation to many spheres and peoples, the Soviet power is to a considerable
extent carrying out the historic work fulfilled by Peter I and his colleagues in
relation to the old Muscovy, only on a larger scale and at a swifter tempo.

In the schools of the Union, lessons are taught at present in no less than
eighty languages. For a majority of them, it was necessary to compose new
alphabets, or to replace the extremely aristocratic Asiatic alphabets with the
more democratic Latin. Newspapers are published in the same number of languages
- papers which for the first time acquaint the peasants and nomad shepherds with
the elementary ideas of human culture. Within the far-flung boundaries of the
tzar's empire, a native industry is arising. The old semi-clan culture is being
destroyed by the tractor ...

{p. 173} If we leave laws and institutions aside for a moment, and take the
daily life of the basic mass of the population, and if we do not deliberately
delude our minds or others', we are compelled to acknowledge that in life
customs and culture the heritage of tzarist and bourgeois Russia in the Soviet
country vastly prevails over the embryonic growth of socialism. Most convincing
on this subject is the population itself, which at the least rise of the
standard of living throws itself avidly upon the ready models of the West. The
young Soviet clerks, and often the workers too, try both in dress and manner to
imitate American engineers and technicians with whom they happen to come in
contact in the factories. The industrial and clerical working girls devour with
their eyes the foreign lady tourist in order to capture her modes and manners.
The lucky girl who succeeds in this becomes an object of wholesale imitation.
Instead of the old bangs, the better-paid working girl acquires a "permanent
wave." The youth are eagerly joining "Western dancing circles." In a certain
sense all this means progress, but what chiefly expresses itself here is not the
superiority of socialism over capitalism, but the prevailing of petty bourgeois
culture over patriarchal life, the city over the village, the center over the
backwoods, the West over the East.

The privileged Soviet stratum does its borrowing meanwhile in the higher
capitalistic spheres. And in this field the pacemakers are the diplomats,
directors of trusts, engineers, who have to make frequent trips to Europe and
America. Soviet satire is silent on this question, for it is simply forbidden to
touch the upper "ten thousand." However, we cannot but remark with sorrow that
the loftiest emissaries of the Soviet Union have been unable to reveal in the
face of capitalist civilization either a style of their own, or any independent
traits whatever. They

{p. 174} have not found sufficient inner stability to enable them to scorn
external shine and observe the necessary aloofness. Their chief ambition
ordinarily is to differ as little as possible from the most finished snobs of
the bourgeoisie. In a word, they feel and conduct themselves in a majority of
cases not as the representatives of a new world, but as ordinary parvenus! ...

{p. 175} The Russian people

{p. 176} never knew in the past either a great religious reformation like the
Germans, or a great bourgeois revolution like the French. Out of these two
furnaces, if we leave aside the reformation-revolution of the British Islanders
in the seventeenth century, came bourgeois individuality, a very important step
in the development of human personality in general. ...

{cultural individuality is good, but peasant economic individualism is bad: p.

{p. 177} There can be in reality no talk of uniqueness of national culture when
one and the same conductor's baton, or rather one and the same police club,
undertakes to regulate all the intellectual activities of all the peoples of the
Soviet Union. The Ukrainian, White Russian, Georgian, or Turk newspapers and
books are only translations of the bureaucratic imperative into the language of
the corresponding nationality. Under the name of models of popular creativeness,
the Moscow press daily publishes in Russian translation odes by the prize poets
of the different nationalities in honor of the leaders, miserable verses in
reality which differ only in the degree of their servility and want of talent.

The Great Russian culture, which has suffered from the regime of the guardhouse
no less than the others, lives chiefly at the expense of the older generation
formed before the revolution. The youth are suppressed as though with an iron
plank. It is a question, therefore, not of the oppression of one nationality
over another in the proper sense of the word, but of oppression by the
centralized police apparatus over the cultural development of all the nations,
starting with the Great Russian. We cannot, however, ignore the fact that 90 per
cent of the publications of the Soviet Union are printed in the Russian
language. If this percentage is, to be sure, in flagrant contradiction with the
relative number of the Great Russian population, still it perhaps the better
corresponds to the general influence of Russian culture, both in its independent
weight and its role as mediator between the backward peoples of the country and
the West. But with all that, does not the excessively high percentage of Great
Russians in the publishing houses (and not only there, of course) mean an actual
autocratic privilege of the Great Russians at the

{p. 178} expense of the other nationalities of the Union? It is quite possible.
To this vastly important question it is impossible to answer as categorically as
one would wish, for in life it is decided not so much by collaboration, rivalry
and mutual fertilizations of culture, as by the ultimate arbitrament of the
bureaucracy. And since the Kremlin is the residence of the authorities, and the
outlying territories are compelled to keep step with the center, bureaucratism
inevitably takes the color of an autocratic Russification, leaving to the other
nationalities the sole indubitable cultural right of celebrating the arbiter in
their own language. ... ==


{p. 67} The liquidation of the consummatory peasant economy, and at the same
time of the shut-in family life, means a transfer to the sphere of social
interchange, and ipso facto money circulation, of all the labor energy which was
formerly expended within the limits of the peasant's yard, or within the walls
of his private dwelling. All products and services begin for the first time in
history to be exchanged for one another.

{p. 73} In the sphere of agriculture, inflation brought no less heavy

During the period when the peasant policy was still oriented upon the well-to-do
farmer, it was assumed that the socialist transformation in agriculture, setting
out upon the basis of the NEP, would be accomplished in the course of decades by
means of the co-operatives. Assuming one after another purchasing, selling, and
credit functions, the co-operatives should in the long run also socialize
production itself. All this taken together was called "the co-operative plan of
Lenin." The actual development, as we know, followed a completely different and
almost an opposite course - dekulakization by violence and integral
collectivization. Of the gradual socialization of separate economic functions,
in step with the preparation of the material and cultural conditions for it,
nothing more was said. Collectivization was introduced as though it were the
instantaneous realization of the communist regime in agriculture.

The immediate consequence was not only an extermination of more than half of the
livestock, but, more important, a complete indifference of the members of the

{p. 74} collective farms to the socialized property and the results of their own
labor. The government was compelled to make a disorderly retreat. They again
supplied the peasants with chickens, pigs, sheep, and cows as personal property.
They gave them private lots adjoining the farmsteads. The film of
collectivization began to be run off backwards.

{peasant economic individualism is bad, but cultural individuality is good: p.

In thus restoring small personal farm holdings, the state adopted a compromise,
trying to buy off, as it were, the individualistic tendencies of the peasant.
The collective farms were retained, and at first glance, therefore, the retreat
might seem of secondary importance. In reality, its significance could hardly be
overestimated. If you leave aside the collective farm aristocracy, the daily
needs of the average peasant are still met to a greater degree by his work "on
his own", than by his participation in the collective. A peasant's income from
individual enterprises, especially when he takes up technical culture, fruit, or
stock farming, amounts frequently to three times as much as the earnings of the
same peasant in the collective economy. This fact, testified to in the Soviet
press itself, very clearly reveals on the one hand a completely barbarous
squandering of tens of million of human forces, especially those of women, in
midget enterprises, and, on the other, the still extremely low productivity of
labor in the collective farms.

In order to raise the standard of large-scale collective agriculture, it was
necessary again to talk to the peasant in the language he understands - that is,
to resurrect the markets and return from taxes in kind to trade - in a word, to
ask back from Satan the NEP which had been prematurely sent to him. The
transition to a more or less stable money accounting thus became a necessary
condition for the further development of agriculture. ... ==


In the paragraphs below, Trotsky calls Stalin a Bonapartist, likening him to
Napoleon I and Napoleon III. But he also likens him to Hitler, saying that all
of them were defeaters of the democratic forces.
Trotsky never admits the covert Jewish leadership of those "democratic" forces.

Contrary to Trotsky's position, what Napoleon I, Napoleon II, and Stalin have in
common is that they defeated Jewish and/or Freemasonic revolutionary movements
from within, yet carried the revolution forward; Hitler did the same from the

Some may object over the Freemasonry claim. But Trotsky himself agreed, in his
autobiography, that the French Revolution had been launched by Freemasons or
Illuminiati. He studied this topic when in Odessa prison.

The hardback edition is My Life: The Rise and Fall of a Dictator (Thornton
Butterworth Limited, London 1930); the paperback edition is My Life (Penguin,
Harmondsworth, 1975).

{hbk p. 106, pbk p. 124} It was during that period that I became interested in
freemasonry. ... {hbk p. 107} In the eighteenth century freemasonry became
expressive of a militant policy of enlightenment, as in the case of the
Illuminati, who were the forerunners of the revolution; on its left it
culminated in the Carbonari. Freemasons counted among their members both Louis
XVI and the Dr. Guillotin who invented the guillotine. In southern Germany
freemasonry assumed an openly revolutionary character, whereas at the court of
Catherine the Great it was a masquerade reflecting the {pbk p. 125} aristocratic
and bureaucratic hierarchy. A freemason Novikov was exiled to Siberia by a
freemason Empress. ...

{hbk p. 108, pbk p. 126} I discontinued my work on freemasonry to take up the
study of Marxian economics. ... The work on freemasonry acted as a sort of test
for these hypotheses. ... I think this influenced the whole course of my
intellectual develop- {p. 127} ment.
{end quote}

{end of excusus}

{Stalin resembles Napoleon I }


{p. 197} Napoleon I, after radically abandoning the traditions of Jacobinism,
donning the crown, and restoring the Catholic cult, remained nevertheless an
object of hatred to the whole of ruling semi-feudal Europe, because he continued
to defend the new property system created by the revolution. Until the monopoly
of foreign trade is broken and the rights of capital restored, the Soviet Union,
in spite of all the services of its ruling stratum, remains in the eyes of the
bourgeoisie of the whole world an irreconcilable enemy, and German National
Socialism a friend, if not today, at least of tomorrow.==

{Stalin also resembles Napoleon III}


Bonapartism as a Regime of Crisis ...

{p. 277} Caesarism, or its bourgeois form, Bonapartism, enters the scene in
those moments of history when the sharp struggle of two camps raises the state
power, so to speak, above the nation, and guarantees it, in appearance, a
complete independence of classes in reality, only the freedom necessary for a
defense of the privileged. The Stalin

{p. 278} regime, rising above a politically atomized society, resting upon a
police and officers' corps, and allowing of no control whatever, is obviously a
variation of Bonapartism - a Bonapartism of a new type not before seen in

Caesarism arose upon the basis of a slave society shaken by inward strife.
Bonapartism is one of the political weapons of the capitalist regime in its
critical period. Stalinism is a variety of the same system, but upon the basis
of a workers' state torn by the antagonism between an organized and armed Soviet
aristocracy and the unarmed toiling masses.

As history testifies, Bonapartism gets along admirably with a universal, and
even a secret, ballot. The democratic ritual of Bonapartism is the plebiscite.
From time to time, the question is presented to the citizens: for or against the
leader? And the voter feels the barrel of a revolver between his shoulders.
Since the time of Napoleon III, who now seems a provincial dilettante, this
technique has received an extraordinary development. The new Soviet constitution
which establishes Bonapartism on a plebiscite basis is the veritable crown of
the system.

{Stalin resembles Hitler}

In the last analysis, Soviet Bonapartism owes its birth to the belatedness of
the world revolution. But in the capitalist countries the same cause gave rise
to fascism. We thus arrive at the conclusion, unexpected at first glance, but in
reality inevitable, that the crushing of Soviet democracy by an all-powerful
bureaucracy and the extermination of bourgeois democracy by fascism were
produced by one and the same cause: the dilatoriness of the world proletariat in
solving the problems set for it by history. Stalinism and fascism, in spite of a
deep difference in social foundations, are symmetrical phenomena. In many of
their features they show a deadly similarity. A victorious revolutionary
movement in Europe would im-

{p. 279} mediately shake not only fascism, but Soviet Bonapartism. In turning
its back to the international revolution, the Stalinist bureaucracy was, from
its own point of view, right. It was merely obeying the voice of
self-preservation. ==

{p. 291} Appendix "SOCIALISM IN ONE COUNTRY"

{p. 294} Beatrice and Sidney Webb on their part assure us that Marx and Engels
did not believe in the possibility of building an isolated socialist society
only because neither of them "had ever dreamt" of such a powerful weapon as the
monopoly of foreign trade. One can hardly read these lines from the aged authors
without embarrassment. The taking over by the state of commercial banks and
companies, railroads, mercantile marine, is as necessary a measure of the
socialist revolution as the nationalization of the means of production,
including the means employed in the export branches of industry. The monopoly of
foreign trade is nothing but a concentration in the hands of the state of the
material instruments of export and import. To say that Marx and Engels "never
dreamt" of the monopoly of foreign trade is to say that they never dreamt of the
socialist revolution. ...

{p. 296} In April 1926, at a Plenum of the Central Committee, the following
amendment to the theory of the tortoise tempo was introduced by the Left

"It would be a fundamental error to think that in a capitalist environment we
can go towards socialism at an arbitrary tempo. Our further approach to
socialism will be ensured only on condition that the distance separating our
industry from the advanced capitalist industry shall not increase, but clearly
and palpably decrease."

Stalin with good reason declared this amendment a "masked" attack upon the
theory of socialism in one country, and categorically rejected the very
inclination to link up the tempo of domestic construction with the conditions of
international development. Here is what he said verbatim, according to the
stenographic report of the Plenum:

"Whoever drags in here an international factor does not understand the very form
of the question. He is either confused in the matter because he does not
understand it, or he is consciously trying to confuse the question."

The amendment of the Opposition was rejected.

But the illusion of a socialism to be built at a tortoise tempo, on a pauper
basis in an environment of powerful enemies, did not long withstand the blows of
criticism. In November of the same year the 15th Party Conference, without a
word of preparation in the press, acknowledged that it would be necessary "in a
relatively [?] minimal historical period to catch up to and then surpass the
level of industrial development of the advanced capitalist countries." The Left
Opposition at any rate was here "surpassed." But in advancing this slogan -
catch up to and surpass the whole world "in a minimal period" - yesterday's
theorists of the tortoise tempo had fallen captive to that same international
factor of which the Soviet bureaucracy had such a superstitious fear. Thus in
the course of

{p. 297} eight months the first and purest version of the Stalinist theory was
liquidated. ...

Friendship for the Soviet bureaucracy is not friendship for the proletarian
revolution, but, on the contrary, insurance against it. The Webbs are, to be
sure, ready to acknowledge that the communist system will sometime or other
spread to to the rest of the world. ...

{p. 301} 1. The "Friends" of the Soviet Union

{p. 303} Lenin was passionately hostile to the conservative bourgeois who
imagines himself a socialist, and, in particular, to the British Fabians. By the
biographical glossary attached to his "Works", it is not difficult to find out
that his attitude to the Webbs throughout his whole active life remained one of
unaltered fierce hostility. In 1907 he first wrote of the Webbs as "obtuse
eulogists of English philistinism", who try to represent Chartism, the
revolutionary epoch of the English labor movement, as mere childishness."
Without Chartism, however, there would have been no Paris Commune. Without both,
there would have been no October revolution. The Webbs found in the Soviet Union
only an administrative mechanism and a bureaucratic plan. They found neither
Chartism nor Communism nor the October revolution. A revolution remains for them
today, as before, an alien and hostile matter, if not indeed "mere

In his polemics against opportunists, Lenin did not trouble himself, as is well
known, with the manners of the salon. But his abusive epithets ("lackeys of the
bourgeoisie", "traitors", "boot-lick souls") expressed during

{p. 304} many years a carefully weighed appraisal of the Webbs and the evangels
of Fabianism - that is, of traditional respectability and worship for what
exists. There can be no talk of any sudden change in the views of the Webbs
during recent years. These same people who during the war support their
bourgeoisie, and who accepted later at the hands of the King the title of Lord
Passfield, have renounced nothing, and changed not at all, in adhering to
Communism in a single, and moreover a foreign, country. Sidney Webb was Colonial
Minister - that is, chief jailkeeper of British imperialism - in the very period
of his life when he was drawing near to the Soviet bureaucracy, receiving
material from its bureaus, and on that basis working upon this two-volume

As late as 1923, the Webbs saw no great difference between Bolshevism and
Tzarism (see, for example, The Decay of Capitalist Civilization, 1923). Now,
however, they have fully reorganized the "democracy" of the Stalin regime. It is
needless to seek any contradiction here. The Fabians were indignant when the
revolutionary proletariat withdrew freedom of activity from "educated" society,
but they think it quite in the order of things when a bureaucracy withdraws
freedom of activity from the proletariat. Has not this always been the function
of the laborite's workers' bureaucracy? The Webbs swear, for example, that
criticism in the Soviet Union is completely free. A sense of humor is not to be
expected of these people. They refer with complete seriousness to that notorious
"self-criticism" which is enacted as a part of one's official duties, and the
direction of which, as well as its limits, can always be accurately foretold.

Naivete? Neither Engels nor Lenin considered Sidney Webb naive. Respectability
rather. After all, it is a question of an established regime and of hospitable
hosts. The

{p. 305} Webbs are extremely disapproving in their attitude to a Marxian
criticism of what exists. They consider themselves called to preserve the
heritage of the October revolution from the Left Opposition. For the sake of
completeness we observe that in its day the Labor Government in which Lord
Passfield (Sidney Webb) held a portfolio refused the author of this work a visa
to enter Great Britain. Thus Sidney Webb, who in those very days was working on
his book upon the Soviet Union, is theoretically defending the Soviet Union from
being undermined, but practically he is defending the Empire of His Majesty. In
justice be it said that in both cases he remains true to himself. * * *

For many of the petty bourgeoisie who master neither pen nor brush, an
officially registered "friendship" for the Soviet Union is a kind of certificate
of higher spiritual interests. Membership in Freemason lodges or pacifist clubs
has much in common with membership in the society of "Friends of the Soviet
Union", for it makes it possible to live two lives at once: an everyday life in
a circle of commonplace interests, and a holiday life evaluating to the soul.
From time to time the "friends" visit Moscow. They note down in their memory
tractors, creches, Pioneers, parades, parachute girls - in a word, everything
except the new aristocracy. ... {end}

Leon Trotsky's

Their Morals and Ours

* * * {includes a shot at H. G. Wells}

IN MEMORY OF LEON SEDOFF {Trotsky's son took his mother's surname}

* * *

Online version: From the magazine The New International, Vol. IV, No. 6, June
1938. The New International was the theorectical journal of the Socialist
Workers Party, supporters of the International Left Opposition in the United

* * *

Transcribed for the World Wide Web by David Walters in 1996 for the Trotsky
Internet Archive, now a subset of the Marxist writers' Internet Archive.

... The inimitable H. G. Wells, whose high fancy is surpassed only by his
Homeric self-satisfaction was not slow in solidarizing himself with the
reactionary snobs of Common Sense.
... {end}

Nevertheless, Wells remained a support of Trotsky.

Now just a bit more from The Revolution Betrayed - on why Stalin triumphed.

{p. 86} Chapter 5 THE SOVIET THERMIDOR

1. Why Stalin Triumphed

{p. 89} The demobilization of the Red Army of five million played no small role
in the formation of the bureaucracy. The victorious commanders assumed leading
posts in the

{p. 90} local Soviets, in economy, in education, and they persistently
introduced everywhere that regime which had ensured success in the civil war.
Thus on all sides the masses were pushed away gradually from actual
participation in the leadership of the country.

{failure of Communist revolution in Germany led to defeat of Trotsky & rise of

{p. 91} Two dates are especially significant in this historic series. In the
second half of 1923, the attention of the Soviet workers was passionately fixed
upon Germany, where the proletariat, it seemed, had stretched out its hand to
power. The panicky retreat of the German Communist Party was the heaviest
possible disappointment to the working masses of the Soviet Union. The Soviet
bureaucracy straightway opened a campaign against the theory of "permanent
revolution", and dealt the Left Opposition its first cruel blow. During the
years 1926 and 1927 the population of the Soviet Union experienced a new tide of
hope. All eyes were now directed to the East where the drama of the Chinese
revolution was unfolding. The Left Opposition had recovered from the previous
blows and was recruiting a phalanx of new adherents. At the end of 1927 the
Chinese revolution was massacred by the hangman, Chiang-kai-shek, into whose
hands the Communist International had literally betrayed the Chinese workers and
peasants. A cold wave of disappointment swept over the masses of the Soviet
Union. After an unbridled baiting in the press and at meetings, the bureaucracy
finally, in 1928, ventured upon mass arrests among the Left Opposition.

{p. 92} Meantime the bureaucracy asserted:

"For the sake of an international revolution, the Opposition proposes to drag us
into a revolutionary war. Enough of shake-ups! We have earned the right to rest.
We will build the socialist society at home. Rely upon us, your leaders!"

This gospel of repose firmly consolidated the apparatchiki and the military and
state officials and indubitably found an echo among the weary workers, and still
more the peasant masses. Can it be, they asked themselves, that the Opposition
is actually ready to sacrifice the interests of the Soviet Union for the idea of
"permanent revolution"?

{p. 97} The entire effort of Stalin, with whom at that time Zinoviev and Kamenev
were working hand in hand, was thenceforth directed to freeing the party machine
from the control of the rank-and-file members of the party.

{p. 101} Christian Rakovsky, former president of the soviet of People's
Commissars of the Ukraine, and later Soviet Ambassador in London and Paris, sent
to his friends in 1928, when already in exile, a brief inquiry into the Soviet
bureaucracy, which we have quoted above several times, for it still remains the
best that has been written on this subject. ...

It is true that Rakovsky himself, broken by the bureaucratic repressions,
subsequently repudiated his own critical judgments. But the 70-year-old Galileo
too, caught in the vise of the Holy Inquisition, found himself compelled to
repudiate the system of Copernicus-which did not prevent the earth from
continuing to revolve around the sun. We do not believe in the recantation of
the 60-year-old Rakovsky, for he himself has more than once made a withering
analysis of such recantations. ==

Trotsky mentions Rakovsky as a close ally. He features prominently in the
puzzling book Red Symphony, as a prisoner at the Moscow Trials - which were
under way when Trotsky was in Norway. According to Red Symphony, Rakovsky
remained a Trotskyist, but confessed that High Finance was behind Trotsky,
through his wife Natalya Sedova, and that the powers thus promoting Trotsky,
having lost control of the Soviet Union to Stalin, would back Hitler, in order
to destroy the wrong kind of Communism Stalin was creating. Could this be why,
just before Trotsky left Norway, the Soviet Government accused him of
co-operating with the Gestapo? Trotsky expresses his astonishment at this
charge, at .

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From: "Dick Eastman"
Date: Wed May 3, 2006 10:29am(PDT)
Subject: articles: anti-Semitism an anti-concept -=- Free Trade & Privatizati

From: "Peter Myers" <>

May 3, 2006

(1) Solzhenitsyn's "200 Years Together" in perspective (comments)
(2) Hispanics are not terrorists, just poor hard working people
(3) Free Trade & Privatization -> Poverty -> Migration to US
(4) Stop the Privatization of Australia's Snowy Hydro
(5) Bolivia seizes gas industry
(6) Solzhenitsyn Accuses NATO of Trying to Deprive Russia of Sovereignty
(7) Shamir & Atzmon
(8) Peter Costello, Australia's Treasurer, says, "We Need More Kids"

(1) Solzhenitsyn's "200 Years Together" in perspective

Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 21:31:27 EDT From:

Comments : Solzhenitsyn's "200 Years Together" in perspective

The role of non-Jews who were non-Russian e.g. Dzerhinsky (not a Jew contrary to
what many Poles believe), the Georgians, Mingrelians etc. One is tempted to ask
were Jews PLUS non-Russians a clear majority in many situations ? Also to plumb
the nature of Jewish - Bolshevik / non-Russian co-operation.

The sheer moral cowardice of many German reviewers. Almost as if this were a
secret agreed clause to the Adenauer - Ben Gurion pact ca. 1950. More seriously
is probably shows how the fear of being called anti-Semitic can turn "educated"
people's brains to water. Proves, if this is so, that "anti-Semitic" is an
"anti-concept" (in the Ayn Rand sense) ... it obfuscates.

Winston Churchill, as is well-known, writes an anti-Jewish Bolshevik series
(four articles I think) of articles published in the Sunday Herald (London) in
1919. To what extent are British intelligence reports - which Churchill could
and probably DID use - accurate about Jewish Bolshevism ? Come to think of what
about the reports ca. 1917 on Russia by other countries secret services ... are
they accurate in respect to Jewish-Bolshevism ?

Was the idea of the Soviet gas trucks of 1937 a conscious improvement on Nazi
gas chamber methods for the murder of mentally handicapped people afer 1933 ?
The Soviets and Germans prior to June 1941 co-operated in relation to so much

Later, much later (after being funded by the Focus group - funded by the
Rothschilds) Churchill is a philosemite. So much so that Jan Karski is prevented
(probably) by Anthony Eden from meeting with Churchill in late 1943 or 1944 ...

Lastly, George Steiner probably did believe what he said in that speech. This is
partly a reflection of the *centripetal* nature of Jewish culture. This goes
against the grain of having to deal with the possibility of Jews causing pain to
non-Jews, especially in a discussion with non-Jews OR again, compassionately
trying to deal with the pain of non-Jews.

Trotsky supposedly right at the end of his life (in Mexico) writes with great
sensitivity about the "Jewish question" (or maybe simply sensitively about the
Jews). By that time he was marked for murder. He is apparantly still the ONLY
major Marxist writer ever to do so. Do you happen to know what he wrote ?

Characteristic things said : 1) they were communists and could not have been
Jews (Szewach Weiss in relation to Jewish torturers working for the secret
services in Poland after 1944). 2) they were not good Jews and therefore not
Jews - in effect Benion Netanyahu says this childish in relation to conversos in
Spain after 1942 who only pretended to convert to Christianity. Sonmething like
this I find being meant very frequently. Salomon Morel after fleeing Poland in
1991 suddenly became a Jew again ....

On the nature of universalism as espoused by Jews we might differ somewhat. For
me the "polarising" and "rule-following" nature of Jewish culture means that
every Dershowitz will ALWAYS have his Finkelstein, John Sack his Daniel
Goldhagen, Israel Shahak his Elie Wiesel and so on and on and on ... well, a BIG
subject for another occasion !


Reply (Peter M.):

> Trotsky supposedly right at the end
> of his life (in Mexico) writes with
> great sensitivity about the "Jewish
> question" (or maybe simply sensitively
> about the Jews). ...
> Do you happen to know what he wrote ?

Rob, I think it would be in Joseph Nedava's book Trotsky and the Jews. I went
through it thoroughy, and put all the good bits at the following link. If it's
not there, then I would think it's not in the book. But this is the best book on
that topic:

(2) Hispanics are not terrorists, just poor hard working people

Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 13:23:12 -0600 From: N. S.

> Jewish Record Producer Behind Hispanic Anthem

> Briton behind anthem that enraged Bush

> Tony Allen-Mills, The Sunday Times (London), April 30, 2006

Some comments on Hispanic movement today in USA. Firts of all, Hispanics are not
terrorists, just poor hard working people, looking for opportunities in the US,
jobs and money for their families. Second, how they arrived to this unfortunate
situation and todays boycott. To me seems to be spiting agains the wind. Third,
some explanations. Dialectic Action-Reaction.

Last Saturday ADL-B'B comes forward to 'defend' Hispanics from extreme right
white supremacists-neo-Nazi- etc.,...Now Adam Kidron, the author of the Spanish
version of US Star spangled... Too many coincidences... That self centered
ethnic community seems to be playing ---as usual-- both sides of the fence:
neo-cons at power may be struggling for gaining more control at WH [more!!?] and
a clash with the Boy seems to be coming fast, vis-a vi coming elections, while
canaries are singing and mudslinging comes hand by hand to impeaching the Boy...

A second coup d'etat attempt [9/11] may be cooking by power groups at highest
levels. Who will hit first and who will remain standing at the center of the
ring is unknown for me to foresight today.

The unholy alliance between two opposite strings, seems to be coming to and end
quickly because synergic negative effects of Iraq war, the coming war on Iran
preparations, increasing oil prices hitting citizens pockets, monumental US
budget deficit, real low value of US dollar, Euro shift of national central
banks, low PR image of US abroad, left stream in LAC democratic elections, India
alliance and China power. The military 'revolt' against Rumsfeldt is expected
since 2001. Ric was right [Eric Shinseki] Paul Eaton, Gregory Newbold, John
Batiste, Anthony Zinni, Charles Swannack, and John Riggs, are too many not to
considered as an isolated voice into the military environment. They are paying
the price of civilian stubborn lack of planning and serving their interests and
Israel interest in the ME.

These coming coup d'etat may have different forms. A second 9/11 attack has been
foresight by powers at the top. A false flag attack using an Hispanic ingredient
is highly probable, similar to the one deactivated to using a dirty bomb in
Houston December, smuggled through Mexican border by a foreign ME secret
service, allied to US !!. [If German secret service deserves some credibility].

The impeachment depends on the November elections.

A Dallas Forth Worth/Hinckley option may be less dramatic and more on the spot.

Yes, the cabal may consider to get rid of the Boy, if he rebels to their
strategies or if their consider is no longer useful. The crushed lime syndrome.
These hypothesis may sound paranoid, but if you review these step by step it
seems more likely than desirable. See the AIPAC officers trial, the Abramoff
trial, the Libby trial, and the canaries are singing and involving the Boy in
the liking of classified information. Even the second in power is fingering
upstairs. Very unusual and dangerous for the involved. Recall Nixon and Reagan

In the past the same self-centered ethnic community used the black minority,
against the white majority, during the sixties from Martin Luther King but at
the end Malcolm X and Farrakhan becomes undesirable byproducts, for their
original purposes. Now they are using the Hispanic minority as a new pawn in the
national power struggle. You may recall last year comments on xenophobic
paranoia described by Huntington last book about US identity, comes from the neo
cons cabal. I anticipated these trend.

Now the democrats lefties jump to the light spot scenario and put to work their
political machinery to control the social energy generated by a conflict
[political, ethnic, racial, linguistic, cultural, and religious one]. Control
Action-reaction, reminds me another scenario in the ME: the Arabs [ mainly Egypt
and Syria in 1973] in the seventies in war against the Israelis and the Russian
military assistance [ expensive, politically costly and battlefield useless].
Needs to be studied the new role of the Benisraelis in the Indian Government,
the tiaokiukiao in China, and the marranos in the Hispanic movement.

For your information Gloria Trevi is a pop singer involved in serious scandals
of high life prostitution mistress of some narco capos, corruption of minors,
and related crimes. She spend a couple of year in jail in Brazil--she run away
with his pimp-- and in Mexico. She is from Monterrey, her real last name is Ruiz
Trevino, from Sephardic origin. She is only a expandable tool a poor girl
trapped in the corruption machinery of TV and entertetainement business.

(3) Free Trade & Privatization -> Poverty -> Migration to US

Date: Tue, 02 May 2006 10:53:36 -0700 From:

No Choice for Migrants

Immigration lessons from the Other Campaign

by John Gibler

April 29, 2006

Much of the current immigration debate is founded on a deep and arrogant
mistake: the belief that hundreds of thousands of people, mostly Mexicans, cross
undocumented into the United States each year in search of a better life. This
view tells us that men, women, and children risk their lives crossing the United
States-Mexico border because they have chosen to seek out something better.

After spending over three months traveling through 18 of Mexico's 31 states on
the trail of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation's Other Campaign, I have
documented a very different view of the forces behind mass migration to the
United States -- the view of Mexicans who have migrated and returned, of those
whose families left and did not come back, of those who have resisted migration,
and those who are readying their day packs for the long walk north. ...

From the indigenous communities of far southern Chiapas to the sprawling state
capitols surrounding Mexico City, not a single meeting has closed without
hearing testimonies of the economic and political pressures that force people to
uproot and risk everything on finding work in foreign lands to the north.

In the high mountain village of La Veracruz, Quer�taro, Dominga Maldonado took
the microphone to address subcomandante Marcos and the two hundred villagers
packed into a school room to participate in the Other Campaign meeting.
Maldonado, a strong woman in her early forties railed against the federal land
reform program that pushes communal land collectives to convert to private
property holdings, forcing rural farmers and indigenous people to migrate to
large cities and, mostly, to the United States.

"In our communities, we've only got elderly people, young people and kids," she
said, "many stay over there; some die on the way, while crossing. Over there
they are not treated well. They are just cheap labor, and they are discriminated
against. Mexico is becoming just a nursery for young people who will go to work
in the United States!"

In Tepexi del Rio, Hidalgo, Uiciulfo Quijano stood before Marcos and a small
gathering of rural farmworkers sitting on stumps under a tin roof. Quijano, a
stocky man of 42, went to the United States to visit his son -- an undocumented
construction worker -- and ended up staying and working first in New Orleans and
then throughout rural Florida for four years. Under the light of a single bulb
hanging by wire from the roof, Quijano came to "tell a bit about what one
suffers in the United States."

"You break your back so much in the long hours of work that all you want to do
is get home and sleep," he said. "Most can take the physical exhaustion, but
it's the emotional... At times I told my wife: I almost want the immigration
police to grab me so this journey can end."

At a five-hour meeting in Tonala, Chiapas, Jesus Pereda fused his experience
with migration into the aphoristic: "In this county they produce so many poor
people, they export them."

The logic is clear: poverty is the result of policies set in place by the ruling
class, and poverty is the motor of migration to the United States.

But the testimonies are not limited to the Other Campaign meetings; they sprout
up from daily experiences all across the country. Walking into a pharmacy,
ordering coffee at a restaurant, listening to folk musicians in small mountain
towns, talking to fishermen by the pier, migration to the United States is only
a few years or a family member away from nearly everyone I have met.

In Morelia, Michoacan -- the state that exports the majority of the workers in
the fields of California's $34 billion a year agriculture industry -- I spoke
with Arturo Oliveras, a muscular, thirty-five year old who was walking in the
central plaza with his wife and son. Oliveras worked undocumented in the United
States for 10 years in everything from construction in Houston and Atlanta, to
picking peaches and grapes in California's vast, industrial Central Valley.

Before migrating, Oliveras worked the land with his father. In a year they
produced 16 tons of corn, which they sold for $2,600, half of which went to pay
extra workers. A year's labor earned them a little more than $100 a month. But
after NAFTA, corn prices plummeted and they could not make it. They lost their

I asked him why he, and those he met during 10 years of underground labor,
migrated to the United States.

"Out of need," he said.

And why is there so much need in Mexico?

"Because of the monopolies created by the government, because of the racism in
Mexico, the marginalization and poverty; that is why people have such a hard

Oliveras last crossed the border in 2000 when we went to Houston to work in
construction. He "only lasted a year," he told me, due to the heat and the
relentless pace of the work. But now he's going back. ...

(4) Stop the Privatization of Australia's Snowy Hydro

Date: Wed, 3 May 2006 14:51:52 +1000 Forwarded from: "Peter Murphy"


The NSW, Victorian and Federal Governments are rushing through a very unpopular
sale of Snowy Hydro which collects and stores the water that would normally flow
east to the coast and diverts it through trans-mountain tunnels, power stations
and to the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.

Here is a suggested message that can be sent as is or modified as you deem fit,
to be sent to the NSW, Victorian and Federal Governments opposing the sale:

TO: NSW Premier, The Hon. Morris Iemma, BEc, LLB MP .

Victorian Premier, The Hon. Steve Bracks, Dip. Bus. Studies (Accounting), Dip Ed
MP .

Federal Minister for Industry, Tourism and Resources, The Hon Ian Macfarlane MP .

Federal Minister for Finance and Administration, Senator The Hon Nicholas
Minchin .

Snowy Hydro operates and maintains the Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme,
which collects and stores the water that would normally flow east to the coast
and diverts it through trans-mountain tunnels, power stations and to the
Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area.

(5) Bolivia seizes gas industry

Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 03:26:51 EDT From: Bolivia
seizes gas industry

La Paz (dpa) - Bolivian President Evo Morales Monday signed a decree to
immediately nationalize the country's gas and oil industry, and ordered the
military to occupy energy facilities.

Morales, 46, who was elected president in December on his pledge to nationalise
the industry and make coca crops legal, made the announcement during a May 1
speech in the energy management centre of San Alberto, in the southern province
of Tarija.

Wearing a hard hat typical of oil workers, Morales said international companies
would be given 180 days to negotiate new contracts. Most of the country's
natural gas deals were sealed in 1996, when Bolivia conceded 40 years of rights
to Repsol of Spain, Petrobras of Brazil, Total of France and British Gas.

"This is a historic day, when Bolivia retakes the absolute control of our
natural resources," Morales said. "The state is recovering the property, the
possession of and the total and absolute control of these resources."

Bolivia has the second largest deposits of natural gas in Latin America, after
Venezuela. The nationalisation move clashes with the secession efforts of the
relatively oil-rich regions around Santa Cruz and Cochabamba, who are to vote in
July on autonomy.

Morales, who pledged in December that multinationals would not be confiscated or
expropriated, told the audience that the entire oil and gas production would
become property of Bolivia, which will define "the conditions, volumes and
prices" for the domestic and export markets.

He said the income would solve the economic and social problems of the Andean
nation, one of the poorest in South America.

The nationalisation marks the third time the state took over the energy sector,
starting in 1937 and again in 1969. Morales called Monday's decree the third and
definitive nationalization of petroleum and gas.

The volatile energy issue brought down previous governments, including that of
president Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada, who was forced to drop participation by
Chile in Bolivia's gas industry, and Carlos Mesa, who was the subject of intense
protests demanding nationalisation.

A forewarning of Monday's decree was given last week, when Carlos Villegas,
Bolivia's planning and development minister, said in an interview in Washington
that oil companies would no longer have the freedom to set prices and export
volumes, Bloomberg news service reported.

The government was also to implement a law passed last year by Congress to boost
taxes to 50 per cent of oil and gas output, up from 18 per cent taxes, the
minister indicated.

Prices would be raised for natural gas exported by Petrobras and Repsol to
Brazil and Argentina, Latin America's largest economies, Villegas said.

Shortly after his election in December, the left wing Morales declared that the
government would exercise "its right to state ownership of Bolivia's
hydrocarbons" through new legislation and renegotiation of contracts with
international companies. But he pledged that he would support oil companies'
ownership of assets.

Morales, the first president in Bolivian history from the country's Indio ethnic
majority, won Bolivia's presidential election by a wide margin. Indios make up
70 per cent of the population.

Morales, who becomes the fifth president since 2002 in Bolivia, campaigned on a
left-wing platform that would also legalise coca and redistribute wealth.

(6) Solzhenitsyn Accuses NATO of Trying to Deprive Russia of Sovereignty

Date: Tue, 2 May 2006 03:19:02 +0100 From: Rowan Berkeley

Former Soviet Dissident Accuses NATO of Trying to Deprive Russia of Sovereignty

MosNews, 28.04.2006

Former Soviet dissident Alexander Solzhenitsyn has accused the U.S. and NATO of
seeking to encircle Russia and praised President Vladimir Putin for working to
restore a strong state, the Associated Press reported. The reclusive 87-year-old
author told in a press interview that NATO's ultimate aim is to deprive Russia
of its sovereignty. "Though it is clear that present-day Russia poses no threat
to it, NATO is methodically and persistently building up its military machine -
into the east of Europe and surrounding Russia from the south," Solzhenitsyn
said. "This involves open material and ideological support for 'color
revolutions' and the paradoxical forcing of North Atlantic interests on Central
Asia," he said, adding there is "little substantial difference" between the
actions of the U.S. and NATO.

When speaking of NATO interests in Central Asia, Solzhenitsyn was alluding to
the 1,000 mostly U.S. troops stationed at an air base set up in December 2001 at
Kyrgyzstan's main civilian airport near the capital, Bishkek. The force also
includes small French and Spanish contingents. The U.S. lost its other base in
former Soviet Central Asia last year when Uzbekistan expelled U.S. troops
following western criticism of a crackdown on demonstrators. "All this leaves no
doubt that they are preparing to completely encircle Russia and deprive it of
its sovereignty," Solzhenitsyn said.

Solzhenitsyn, known for his rightist nationalist views, lashed out at the
pro-western government in Ukraine for its drive to obtain NATO membership and
said Russia will "never betray in any way the multimillion Russian population in
Ukraine and renounce our unity with it." The author accused deposed Soviet
president Mikhail Gorbachev of capitulating to the West and Russia's first
post-Soviet president, Boris Yeltsin, of pursuing the same policy, as well as
presiding over the massive theft of state resources and a descent into chaos. He
said Putin, a former KGB career intelligence officer now in his second
presidential term, is making efforts to restore Russia's shattered statehood.

"Foreign policy, considering our current situation and possibilities, is being
conducted sensibly and ever more forward-thinking," Solzhenitsyn said. "But
owing to the heavy burden left by his predecessors, an awful, awful lot in
Russia has yet to be lifted up from decline. The overall state of people's lives
remains difficult and chaotic," he said. Solzhenitsyn spent a decade in a labor
camp and documented life in the camps in his best-known works, One Day in the
Life of Ivan Denisovich and the Gulag Archipelago trilogy. He won the Nobel
Prize in literature in 1970 and was expelled from the Soviet Union four years
later. He lived in Vermont until his 1994 return to Russia, three years after
the collapse of the Soviet Union. He has kept a low profile in recent years,
giving few interviews and issuing few public statements.

(7) Shamir & Atzmon

Date: Mon, 1 May 2006 12:41:46 +0100 From: Rowan Berkeley

"Actually, few people did more for the cause of world peace than Julius and
Ethel Rosenberg and their associates Harry Gold and Klaus Fuchs. These wonderful
men passed the secrets of American-built nuclear weapons to Russia, and thus
saved Moscow and St Petersburg from the fate of Hiroshima. Without their heroic
deed, the colonial masters would have turned Russia into a radioactive desert."

-- here as usual Shamir is grandstanding for his communist fans. His assertion
is utterly fanciful.

As for Gilad, he doesn't seem to have grasped that the Jewish cartoonists are
attempting to discredit the standard 'anti-Semtiic' tropes by exaggerating them
to the point of gross absurdity. This is not easy, because much standard Jewish
thinking is already absurd, without needing to be exaggerated, so consequently
the intention behind the cartoons is not always evident.

(8) Peter Costello, Australia's Treasurer, says, "We Need More Kids"

Comment by Peter Myers, May 3, 2006

In that case, we need to reverse many changes of the last 30 years.

Free Trade has created a throw-away society, where industrial products are
cheap, but not worth fixing. Wages in non-protected fields are low, jobs are
casualised, the workforce is insecure. How can insecure people, and "the working
poor", have children?

The banks penalise over-the-counter withdrawals, showing that they'd like to get
rid of as many employees as they can. Rich people use Tax Havens and Double
Taxation laws to escape tax, increasing the burden on the rest.

John Howard has been a promoter of this Class War.

Hollywood steals children from parents, injecting corrosive poisons into the
minds of teenagers. To save them, we need to block Hollywood films and music,
and restore our own industry.

Feminism is partly to blame for the low birth rate. Whilst we fought the Soviet
Union, Communism of the Trotskyist kind infiltrated our institutions, such as
the Education system. Much of Feminism has this origin.

It sought to destroy the traditional family, putting women in the workforce
fulltime, with communal rearing of children by "qualified" experts in Daycare
etc. Feminism introduced a "Sex War", with masculinity demonised and women
encouraged to "go on strike" against marriage. The Divorce laws made marriage
especially risky for men: many lost everything, and were reduced to destitution
and suicide.

The housing bubble is another factor in the low birth-rate. The price of land
skyrockets in cities, but why are people drifting to the cities? There's plenty
of land in rural areas, and people would stay there if jobs and training were
available. The Government needs to do a 180-degree turn, abandoning
laissez-faire and restoring industry-plans of the kind we had in the 1950s & 60s
- the kind which are making China boom today.

But planning laws in rural areas deny a building permit to blocks that, in the
50s & 60s, had such permits. Instead, they insist on minimum block sizes - 100
acres on the edge of Braidwood (sheep country!), 400 acres in the Wagga area,
where farmers struggle with the drought. Today's planners wish to restrict
subdivision to housing estates created by developers.

It is one thing to protect prime rural land from being cut up for housing. But
sheep country is not prime land. In such areas, these "Local Environment Plans"
- which are nothing but red tape - should be abandoned, and the free market in
land restored, allowing people to subdivide blocks as they wish, with each
having a building permit. State government taxes on subdivision - misleadingly
called "Contributions" - should be abolished.

If Governments in the 50s & 60s could support the people, instead of preying
upon them, then they can do so now.

John Howard clearly does not have the will, or the nerve, to force through these
changes we need. Does Peter Costello?

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Message 6
From: "Judy Cunningham"
Date: Wed May 3, 2006 10:41am(PDT)
Subject: Re: Urgent - Help Susan Lindauer...You or a loved one could be next

I fully support this person! We must support individual cases. Please note that the number of reporters that are killed in Iraq are far out of proportion to what would be expected, or compared to the number of military personel, etc. My case is another such case. I have been reporting my exposee' on the Bush-Republican-Odessa-Nazi connection, and I am receiving hostilities, career and character assasination, as what appears to be one of the main tools of the Bush-Nazi regime. Please read my e-mail of my 9-page paper that I sent on the Bush-Republican -Odessa-Nazi regime. I will send it again. Judy Cunningham, RN,BSN,BA,MS(abd Ph.D.)

MarshaMcClelland <> wrote: Urgent - Help Susan Lindauer...You or a loved one could be next

Please contact your local representatives by email and phone,

Included are Media and other important contacts such as elected

Please speak your mind while you're still able on this matter as
well as all others

Our only chance to secure the future for our children is if enough
of us speak up and show we are serious...Many lives depend on us and
now is your chance to help make the needed difference

Please forward this everywhere, too


First they came for the Communists, and I didn't speak up, because I
wasn't a Communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak
up, because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the Catholics, and I
didn't speak up, because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me,
and by that time there was no one left to speak up for me.

Pastor Martin Niem�ller

Story & Files>>>

Susan Lindauer -- Reporter Held Political Prisoner to Cover Up U.S.
Genocide in Iraq

In March 2001 Susan Lindauer carried a message from the Iraqi
government to her cousin, the White House Chief of Staff,
requesting the return of weapons inspectors. This proved that
Iraq had no WMD, so the U.S. government knew that then. But Bush
and Cheney nevertheless attacked and invaded Iraq using WMD
as a pretext, murdered as many as 500,000 people, and spread
radioactive poison over the entire country, which will murder
millions more. Now they are holding Lindauer in prison on false
claims of insanity, and are about to commit and forcibly drug
her, to prevent her from ever being able to tell her story.

The attached 3.5 MB zipfile contains articles and documents proving
that journalist Susan Lindauer is being held as a political prisoner.
Unzip it in an empty directory (folder) on your disk, point your
browser to the index.html file, and you have a copy of the website.
FTP the files up to a directory in your web server (please!) and
you'll have a publicly accessible mirror of the website there.
Please send this e-mail with the attachment to everyone you know.

If lots of people know what the Bush mob is doing to Lindauer, and
why, then they'll have a much harder time doing it. But if she
loses at the hearing on May 4, she'll be imprisoned indefinitely,
despite not having been convicted of a crime, and will likely
suffer permanent brain damage from the forced drugging.

The location (URL) of the original website is:
The radio program is a
separate 8.6 MB file and can be downloaded from there.

Susan Lindauer was a U.S. Senate and House aide and a reporter
for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. In the 1990s, a CIA agent,
the ex-chief of station in Syria, told her that, contrary to
what the U.S. government was insisting, Libya had nothing to
do with the PanAm 103/Lockerbie bombing. It had been done by
Syrians acting on behalf of some U.S. intelligence agents,
who had been caught in criminal actions by an oversight team,
and sought to kill that team as they were flying back to
Washington to report. She communicated that information to
various members of the U.S. intelligence community, and wrote
some of it in a deposition for the trial of the Libyans who
were being framed by the U.S.

More recently, Lindauer tried to save Iraqi and American
lives by acting as a diplomatic back-channel between the Iraqi
government, and the U.S government in the person of her cousin,
White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card. Among other things, she
conveyed the message in March 2001 that the Iraqi government
was very eager to have weapons inspectors come back to their
country in order to prove that they had no weapons of mass
destruction. That letter is the first of the three shown below,
scanned in from a photocopy.

That letter, along with Susan Lindauer's testimony, proves that
Iraq had no WMD in March 2001 -- otherwise they would not have
requested inspectors -- and that the U.S. government knew it.

But the Neocons wanted to attack Iraq anyhow, to make huge
profits for the weapons manufacturers, to seize the oil
resources, to get more military bases in the area, and to
fulfill the wishes of their very close allies, the Israelis,
who had been publicly urging an attack on Iraq.

So, even though it knew Iraq had no WMD, the U.S. government
used WMD as a pretext for attacking and invading Iraq,
murdering as many as 500,000 innocent people, and spreading
depleted uranium dust all over the country, which will poison
and kill millions more people in the future.

This is why the government is keeping Susan Lindauer in prison,
and is now seeking to forcibly drug her into an incoherent
and helpless state using psychiatric medications, despite the
fact that her court-appointed psychiatrist found that she was
completely sane and competent (see reports below).

If she is permitted to tell her story, the world will know
for certain that the U.S. government murdered half a million
people for no other reasons than greed and power.

The hearing to have Susan Lindauer committed and forcibly
medicated is scheduled for May 4, but it might not be beyond
the government to move it to an earlier date to prevent her from
getting competent representation. She needs a good, courageous
attorney who is willing to confront the U.S. government with
the evidence presented here, showing that she is sane, was
seeking to save lives, and has been imprisoned in an attempt
to cover up genocidal mass murder

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HearingVowedOn Bush's powers+Poll onSheriff's Posse arresting illegals

Hearing vowed on Bush's powers


Hearing vowed on Bush's powers
--Senator questions bypassing of laws 03

May 2006
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee [Arlen Specter,
R-PA], accusing the White House of a ''very blatant encroachment" on
congressional authority, said yesterday he will hold an oversight
hearing into President [sic] Bush's assertion that he has the power to
bypass more than 750 laws enacted over the past five years. Specter's
announcement followed a report in the Sunday Globe that Bush
has quietly asserted the authority to ignore provisions in 750 bills he
has signed --
about 1 in 10. Over the past five years, Bush has stated that he
can defy any statute that conflicts with his interpretation of the

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Message 8
From: "Judy Cunningham"
Date: Wed May 3, 2006 10:50am(PDT)
Subject: Re: re-sent reply to JP

Churchill warned England from 1933 til London was bombed. Churhill said, "No one will do anything until it hits home, "and England appeased Hitler until London was bombed, shortly after which, Churchill replaced the prime minister. Psychology studies show that most people will not stop a path to disaster, such as addiction or alcoholism until they lose everything, including their job and family. What will happen before the U.S. realizes that the U.S. not only on a path to disaster, but has already reached that point, and much worse is on the way. Look at my pictures of the concentration camps of Germany, and lynchings in the U.S. The Bush-Republican-Nazi regime has much more massive technology and surveilance, and techniques of concentration camps without walls, such as character and career assassination, and forcing into homelessness, and suicides. Also, note that the guardian newspaper of England printed that AIDS began in Africa, where small pox vaccinations were
given, and only in those places, and now, civil wars are being instigated that are killing milllions of Africans. That all ties in with the PNAC document written by Cheney, Rumsfeld, Marvin Bush, Wolfowittz, ..that states they want to reduce the worlds' population to 500,000 (you can get a copy of PNAC under the Loose Change web site.)

Jolly Roger <> wrote: Sadly, JP, I don't think most Americans are going to do anything until their comfortable lives are upset, so I think we're limited right now to continuing this massive education project, which will insure that the people are on our side when the shit hits the fan. Keep the CD burner cranking.
After the economy collapses (and it definitely will collapse) and people don't have jobs to keep them busy, or food to keep them sated, they'll be a lot quicker to show some dissent, and many others will begin to ask questions of thier government that has ruined everything.
It seems to me that the majority of Americans lack the foresight that people in the truth movement have, because as long as they have food in the fridge and endless idiocy delivered by the television, they'll avoid politics until it hurts them to continue doing so.
There may also be other events that get people moving, like mass gun or property confiscations, the rounding up of dissidents, but as long as they're comfortable, they probably won't do much, and I can't blame them, because there's little they can do that will be effective short of revolution. I for one don't want to be fighting in the streets until it's necessary, and the traditional avenues of peaceful dissent (protests, writing to media and congress) are futile, because they only appeal to people who are part of the conspiracy.
We have to keep educating people on a grass-roots level, and especially exposing the lies of the media to those who trust it, so more people will demand that free speech, and a free internet are preserved.
Stock up on dried rice and beans, and other food that doesn't require refrigeration. Buy guns, and stockpile ammo, and educate fellow Americans. I hate to say it, but I don't think freedom will ever be restored peacefully. The neo-cons have to either continue crushing us, or sacrifice themselves, and I don't expect them to choose the latter option.
Also: regarding pandemics, I just dicovered an interesting piece of information. According to Dr. Lorraine Day, (not a quack doctor - but cheif of orthopaedic surgery at SF General for 15 yrs, and also a professor of medicine) She claims that the only people who died from the 1918 Spanish flu were people who received the vaccinations. Stay away from ALL vaccines -- that's where the illnesses come from. You should really listen to her interview with Darryl Bradford Smith (I'll admit that he can be an ass, but he has excellent guests)
Eye-opening interview about the medical profession and politics. You can easily skip Smith's intro and only download the part of the show where she explains things (good feature of these interviews is that you can usually exclude smith's rants from the download, and only listen to what's important.)

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Message 9
From: "Dick Eastman"
Date: Wed May 3, 2006 11:18am(PDT)
Subject: Fw: Solzhenitsyn's "200 Years Together" - Jewish rule in early USSR

From: "Peter Myers" <>

May 02, 2006

Solzhenitsyn's "200 Years Together" in perspective -
by Peter Myers, May 2, 2006

This material by Solzhenitsyn clarifies some details about Jewish involvement in
the early Soviet Union.

But it leaves unstated the most important aspect of Jewish politics in the
twentieth century: that, despite talk of class as its basis, it was primarily
about ethnicity.

Specifically, it was about rolling back European (Indo-European, Aryan)
dominance of non-European peoples.

The Soviet Union launched this program. Its Jewish minority led other minorities
against the "great Russian" majority, which had hitherto dominated the other

Such Jewish political action has been momentous for the non-European peoples;
yet it cannot be mentioned in the history books.

Were Jews ordained by God, or Fate, to fulfil this task?

Was Trotsky the Christ of the twentieth century?

The same process continues in the West today, except that as Jews switch back
from Trotskyism to Zionism they abandon such "universalism" and try to curb the
spread of Islam. This includes restricting Islamic immigration into the West, by
means of an English test for citizenship - as recently espoused by the
Australian Government.

Solzhenitsyn's "200 Years Together" - Jewish rule in early USSR

Date: Sun, 30 Apr 2006 19:55:22 +0100 From: Rowan Berkeley

From The Revisionist, 2004:

The End of the Legends By Wolfgang Strauss, Translated by Dan Michaels. First
published in Vierteljahreshefte f�r freie Geschichtsforschung 7(3&4) (2003), pp.
451-460. Source: The Revisionist 2(3) (2004), pp. 342-351.

Alexander Solschenitsyn, "200 Jahre zusammen." Die russisch-j�dische Geschichte
1795-1916 (200 Years Together. The Russian-Jewish History 1795-1916), Herbig,
Munich 2002, 560 pp., *34.90; "Zweihundert Jahre zusammen," Die Juden in der
Sowjetunion (200 Years Together. The Jews in the Soviet Union), ibidem, 2003,
608 pp., *39.90.

It may be said without hesitation that Alexander Solzhenitsyn's 200 Years
Together; The Jews in the Soviet Union is one of the most important books on the
Russian Revolution and the early Bolshevik period ever to appear. After
publication of this work with its many revelations about the role of the Jews
during the Leninist period, the history of the Bolshevik October putsch will
have to be rewritten, if not completely, then with substantial additions.

The book title might have been even more appropriately called "The End of the
Legends." For example, the legend that there ever existed an independent
"Russian" Social Democracy Party is questioned. Founded in Minsk in 1898, the
Russian Social Democratic Workers Party (RSDWP) derived, with respect to
personnel and organization, from the Allgemeine judische Arbeiterbund in
Lithuania, Poland, and Russia. It might be said that the Jewish Arbeiterbund
midwife service officiated at the birth of the Russian Social Democracy Party.
Legends without number are examined.

Solzhenitsyn emphasizes, "Many more Jewish voices than Russian are heard in this
book". Jewish voices, not Russian, speak of Jewish dominance in the
anti-monarchial movements in the period before the war. In an article entitled
"The Jewish Revolution" in the 10 December 1919 issue of the Neue Judischen
Monatsheften, published in Berlin, was the sentence:

"Regardless of how extremely the anti-Semites exaggerate it, and how so
nervously the Jewish bourgeoisie deny it, the large Jewish contingent in today's
revolutionary movement stands fast."

The writer, whom the publicist Sonia Margolina calls a "patriarch" in the
tradition of Dostoyevsky, the last Russian prophet, rejects decisively, almost
passionately, all theses of collective guilt. The chronicler of the Gulag holds
that neither the Russians nor the Jews can be held separately responsible for
the emergence of the reign of terror. He characterizes the relationship between
Russian and Jews as a "burning wedge." In his book he tries to see the wedge
from both sides. In so doing, the legends dissolve.

Perhaps the most persistent legend, now dissolved, used to go like this: Long
before the last Tsar left the throne, the old Russian Empire was in decline, the
revolution was coming, the apocalypses of February and October 1917 could not
have been prevented. They were determined as if by a world court. Only a legend,
Solzhenitsyn says, and this chapter in his book, a noir-thriller, illuminates 18
September 1911 - a day that heralded the approach of the Great Terror in that it
dimmed the last opportunity to prevent it.

They had tried to assassinate Petr Stolypin eight times. Various terrorist
groups had attempted to murder Stolypin and his family, but they had never
succeeded in killing the man who had set governmental direction in the decade
before the war nor in tarnishing his reputation and charisma. The "Russian
Bismarck," as he was called, had, as an unassuming Christian and self-confident
first servant of the Russian Empire, led his country into the modern age by
introducing agrarian reforms and representative self-government that made
individual enterprising farmers out of the backward villagers. The eighth
attempt, however, on 18 September 1911 in the Kiev Opera, succeeded in ending
the life of the great reformer who had served his country as minister president
and minister of the internal affairs. Ninety years later Solzhenitsyn was to

"The first Russian premier minister, who had honorably set the task of
establishing equal rights for Jews and had even opposed the Tsar in attempting
to realize it, was killed at the hands of a Jew. Was it an irony of history?"
(p. 431)

The assassin was Mordko Hershovich Bogrov, a university student, grandson of a
liquor concessionaire and son of a millionaire. When he fired his Browning at
Stolypin, Bogrov was 23 years old. Those shots brought the process of Russian
reformation, including Stolypin's measures to lift anti-Jewish restrictions, to
a fateful end by their own hands. Among the grave consequences of 18 September
was a radical change in world politics. Stolypin had opposed Russian foreign
policy that had been hostile to Germany and friendly with France and Britain.
Solzhenitsyn asserts that under Stolypin Russia would have never entered World
War I. The ultimate beneficial consequence for the Russian people would have
been that they would have been spared the February revolution, which was
triggered by the defeats in the First World War.

Whether Bogrov acted alone or as a member of the Bolshevik, Menshevik, or
anarchist underground remains unknown. Solzhenitsyn provides no answer. But the
Nobel Laureate does not doubt that Mordo Hershevich was an agent of the Okhrana,
a spy in the pay of the Tsarist secret police. In August Nineteen-Fourteen, the
first volume of The Red Wheel cycle, 233 pages are given over to the 'Jewish
Question' by a partially documentary and partially literary presentation of
Stolypin's person and his reforms. There, too, is a characterization of the
assassin and a psychogram of Bogrov's motive:

"Stolypin had done nothing directly against the Jews, he had even made their
lives easier in some ways, but it did not come from the heart. To decide whether
or not a man is an enemy of the Jews, you must look beneath the surface.
Stolypin boosted Russian national interests too blatantly and too insistently,
even provocatively about Russian international interests. [ ... ] the
Russianness of the Duma as a representative body, the Russianness of the State.
He was trying to build, not a country in which all were free, but a nationalist
monarchy. So that the future of the Jews was not affected by his goodwill toward
them. The development of the country along Stolypin's lines promised no golden
age for the Jews. Bogrov might or might not take part in revolutionary activity,
might associate with the Maximalists, Anarcho-Communists, or with no one, might
change his Party allegiance and change his character a hundred time over, but
one thing was beyond all doubt: his exceptionally talented people must gain the
fullest opportunity to develop unimpeded in Russia." (p. 592 in August-Fourteen)

Because of this passage, fifteen printed lines in all, Solzhenitsyn has been
accused of anti-Semitism - not by the Russians but in the American press. The
unusually gifted people referred to in the passage are the Jewish people.

After the deadly shots of Kiev, the shots fired in Sarajevo three years later
destroyed the peace of Europe. Kiev and Sarajevo belong together as turning
points in the history of mankind. The depiction of Stolypin's assassin belongs
among the highpoints in Solzhenitsyn's career, who to this point had evoked no
positive echo in the (West) German media - which regrettably was to be expected.
In any case, the Frankfurt, Munich, Hamburg, and Berlin reviews have become like
a hotbed of hedonism that is the most inappropriate reception imaginable for
ethical and aesthetic ascetics like Solzhenitsyn.

Gerd Koenen of the Welt newspaper (12 October 2002), who calls this great
Russian a "moral overlord," believes it would be "an unreasonable intellectual
demand" to be forced to read his work. Nonetheless, Koenen attributes a
"patriarchal sternness" to the Russian in a tone that is not accusatory or
virulent, but rather "deliberately conciliatory." That Sonia Margolina of all
people, the daughter of a Jewish Trotskyite, of whom she remains proud today,
that of all people, this nostalgic Red can accuse Solzhenitsyn's enlightened
spirit of "always looking backwards" should be laughed at as a joke in a
feuilleton world. Every truth lives within a time nucleus. The truth about the
October Revolution in which the Bogrovs, Bronsteins, Mandelstams, Auerbachs,
Rosenfelds, Brilliants, and Apfelbaums played an essential role, is being
vomited up ten years after the end of the failed experiment of Communism.

The Dirty Revolution I

If it is true that it was neither the planned economy nor the absence of
democracy that landed bolshevism in the dustbin of history, then the question of
just when the downfall set in and what caused it must be answered. Alexander
Solzhenitsyn, deemed the greatest conservative writer of our times by many,
cites 1918 as the date Red Terror was born.

A terrorist named Apfelbaum proclaimed the mass death sentence:

"The bourgeoisie can kill some individuals, but we can murder whole classes of

In that year the non-communist intelligentsia saw Medusa's head. Apfelbaum, who
entered the history books as Zinovev, wanted to send ten million Russians (ten
out of each one hundred) to the smoldering ovens of the class war. German
historyian Prof. Dr. Ernst Nolte states that this pronouncement of 17 September
1918 sounds almost unbelievable in its monstrosity; Apfelbaum formulated this
holocaust sentence:

"From the population of a hundred million in Soviet Russia, we must win over
ninety million to our side. We have nothing to say to the others. They have to
be exterminated."

In this, his latest book, Solzhenitsyn writes of the "dushiteli Rossii"
(stranglers of Russia,) the "palachi grasnoy revolyutsii" (hangmen of the dirty
revolution.) Who does he mean exactly? On page 89 he writes, "Bol'sheviki
yevrey" the "Jew Bolsheviks." In another place he uses the term
"Bol'shevististkiye Juden" (Bolshevistic Jews). Superordinate to these is the
key expression - "Yevreyskiy vopros" (the Jewish Question). After 1918 the
Communist censors in no way forbade this expression, even with regard to Jew
Bolsheviks the Jewish question was not a taboo. On the contrary, the Jewish
question became the central theme of the Party ideology, which had become a
secular religion. Lenin himself set the example in 1924 with his famous
instructive paper "On the Jewish Question in Russia," published in the Moscow
Proletariat Publishing House (cited by Solzhenitsyn on page 79).

Given the factual revelations in this book, the history of the 20th Century
ought to be revised, especially that of the Soviet Union with particular
reference to the collapse of the great ideological fronts in the pre-revisionist
period. What is new in this work is Solzhenitsyn's graphic depiction of a
phenomenon about which the (West) German historians' establishment has kept
absolutely mute about, namely, that the historically unprecedented cruelty
exercised in the seizure of power, the Russian Civil War, and wartime (WWII) had
a clearly defined ideological and anthropological source. As mentioned above,
the codeword Solzhenitsyn uses is "Jew Bolsheviks."

"Before the October Revolution, Bolshevism was not the numerically strongest
movement among the Jews." (p. 73)

Solzhenitsyn recalls that immediately before the Revolution, the Bolshevistic
Jews Trotsky and Kamenev concluded a military alliance with three Jewish social
revolutionaries - Natanson, Steinberg, and Kamkov. What Solzhenitsyn is saying
is that Lenin's military putsch, from the purely military point of view, relied
on a Jewish network. The collaboration between Trotsky and his coreligionists in
the Left Social Revolutionary parties assured Lenin's success in the Palace
revolt of October 1917. As crown witness, Solzhenitsyn cites the Israeli
historian Aron Abramovitch who in 1982 in Tel Aviv wrote:

"In October 1917 the Jewish contingent of soldiers played a decisive role in the
preparation and execution of the armed Bolshevik uprising in Petrograd and other
cities as well as in the following battles in the course of suppressing
rebellions against the new Soviet power."

The famed Latvian Rifle Regiment of the 12th Army, Lenin's praetorian guard, had
a Jewish commissar, Nachimson, in charge.

There are crimes that the descendents of the victims cannot bear. Those are
crimes that break through the last protective wall, crimes like the psychocide
of a civilized people. Most educated Russians sensed in October the emergence of
a destructive reordering principle. 'October' became synonymous with a deadly
threat to their existence. In 1924 the Jewish historian, Pasmanik, wrote:

"The emergence of Bolshevism was the result of special aspects of Russian
history. However, Soviet Russia can thank the work of the Jewish commissars for
the organization of Bolshevism."

Solzhenitsyn cites this key passage on page 80 in which the word "organization"
is in quotes in the book text.

The large number of eyewitness reports from the early period of Soviet rule is
astounding. In the Council of People's Commissars, the writer Nashivin simply
notes: "Jews, Jews, Jews." Nashivin avers that he was never an anti-Semite, but
"the mass of Jews in the Kremlin literally knocks your eyes out." In 1919 the
famous writer Vladimir Korolenko, who was close to the Social Democrats and who
had protested against the pogroms in Tsarist Russia, made the following entry in
his diary:

"There are many Jews and Jewesses among the Bolsheviks. Their main
characteristics - self-righteousness, aggressive tactlessness and presumptive
arrogance - are painfully evident. Bolshevism is found contemptible in the
Ukraine. The preponderance of Jewish physiognomies, especially in the Cheka,
evokes an extremely virulent hatred of Jews among the people."

Chapter 15 of Solzhenitsyn's book opens with the words:

"Jews among the Bolsheviks is nothing new. Much has already been written about

This for Solzhenitsyn is further support for his cardinal thesis, namely, that
Bolshevik Jews were the indispensable power brokers in the victory of
Bolshevism, in the Russian Civil War, and in the early Soviet Regime.

Alexander Solzhenitzyn

"Whoever holds the opinion that the revolution was not a Russian, but an
alien-led revolution points to the Yiddish family names or pseudonyms to
exonerate the Russian people for the revolution. On the other hand, those who
try to minimize the over-proportional representation of Jews in the Bolshevik
seizure of power may sometimes claim that they were not religious Jews, but
rather, apostates, renegades, and atheists."

According to rabbinical law, whoever was born of a Jewish mother is a Jew.
Orthodox Judaism requires more, i.e., recognition of the Hebraic Halacha
scriptural laws and the observance of the religious laws of the Mishna, which
form the basis of the Talmud. Solzhenitsyn then asks:

"How strong were the influence, power, fascination, and adherence of secular
Jews among the religious Jews and how many atheists were active among the
Bolsheviks? Can a people really just renounce its renegades? Does such a
renunciation make any sense?"

Solzhenitsyns's attempt to answer these questions on the basis of historical
facts concentrates on several factors, namely, the behavior of Orthodox Jews
after October, the relative numbers of Bolshevik Jews before and after October,
the ascendance of Bolshevistic Jews in the cadres of the Red Army and the Cheka,
Lenin's Jewish strategy, and finally, Lenin's own heritage.

"The Bolsheviks appealed to the Jews immediately after the seizure of power. And
they came; they came in masses. Some served in the executive branch, others in
the various governmental organs. They came primarily from among secular young
Jews who in no way could be classified as atheists or even as enemies of God.
This phenomenon bore a mass character." (p. 79)

By the end of 1917 Lenin had not yet left Smolny, when a Jewish Commissariat for
Nationality Questions was already at work in Petrograd. In March 1919 the VIII
Party Congress of the Communist Party (Bolsheviks) undertook to establish a
"Jewish Soviet Russian Communist Bund."

In this matter Solzhenitsyn again relies on Jewish historians. Leonard Schapiro,
living in London in 1961, wrote:

"Thousands of Jews streamed to the Bolsheviks whom they saw as the protectors of
the international revolution."

M. Chaifetz also commented on the Jewish support of Bolshevism:

"For a Jew, who came neither from among the aristocrats nor the clergy,
Bolshevism represented a successful and promising new prospect to belong to a
new clan."

The Chaifetz article appeared in 1980 in an Israeli journal for the Jewish
intelligentsia arriving from the USSR.

The influx of Jewish youths into the Bolshevik Party at first was a consequence
of the pogroms in the territory held by the White Army in 1919, argues a certain
Schub. Solzhenitsyn rejects Schub's argument as a myth:

"Schub's argument is not valid because the massive entry of Jews into the Soviet
apparatus occurred as early as 1917 and throughout all of 1918. Unquestionably,
the Civil War situation in 1919 did hasten the amalgamation of Jewish cadres
with the Bolsheviks." (p. 80)

Solzhenitsyn traces the rise in Judeophobia, among other things, back to the
brutal Bolshevistic suppression of peasant and citizen uprisings, the slaughter
of priests and bishops, especially the village clergy, and finally, the
extermination of the nobility, culminating in the murder of the Tsar and his

During the decisive years of the Civil War (1918-1920) the secret police (Cheka)
was controlled by Bolshevistic Jews. The commandants of the various prisons were
usually from Poland or Latvia.

Exclusively Jews occupied the Party, Army, and Cheka command positions in
Odessa. Jews constituted the majority in the Presidium of the Petrograd City
Soviet. Lazar Kaganovich directed the Civil War terror in Nizhny Novgorod, while
Rosalia Salkind-Semlyachka commanded the mass executions by firing squads in the
Kremlin. In 1920 the farming areas of West Siberia were turned into a Vendée
when grain-commissar Indenbaum through his confiscation campaigns caused mass
starvation. During the winter in the steppes, rebellious farmers were forced to
dig their own graves. The Chekists doused the naked bodies with water; those
that tried to flee were machine-gunned. The peasant uprising in Tyumen entered
the history books as the "Iskhimski Rebellion".

By virtue of the sheer numbers liquidated and the radicalism and motivation of
the perpetrators, the mass executions of Russian Orthodox priests assumed a
genocidal character. The intellectual elite of Eastern Christendom in Russia was
literally slaughtered. Lenin provided the impetus. On 27 July 1918, shortly
after the murder of the Tsar and his family, the Soviet government ordered the
liquidation of all pogromists; every priest was by law considered to be a
pogromist. As Lunacharsky recalls, Lenin composed the text of the law by his own
hand, and Lenin ordered that the clergy could be executed (vne zakona) outside
the law and the courts. That meant, Solzhenitsyn comments, they could simply be
shot out of hand.

It was Lenin, not Stalin, who on 17 July 1918 let loose the demons (p. 15). It
was the Party, Army, and Cheka apparatus under Lenin's command during the early
Bolshevik period that characterized the ideology of crimes against humanity.
(Ernst Nolte writes about 'an ideological extermination postulate.') "The key to
the decision was in Lenin's hands," Solzhenitsyn asserts in his chapter on
Bartholomew's Night in Yekaterinburg. Lenin exhibited neither doubt nor
compromise in this matter. "He had no reservations about exterminations." To
destory and exterminate was his intend.

For this destruction and extermination, Sverdlov, Dzerzhinski, and Trotsky were
his most powerful allies. None of them was Russian. Lenin's executioners in
Yekaterinburg and the Ural governments were not Russians. The bloody careers of
Goloshekin and Beloborodov, the Party terrorists and Ural mafia killers, are
described on pp. 90-91. Yankel Yurovsky, who boasted "it was my revolver that
knocked off Nicholas on the spot," certainly was not a Russian. In 1936 Stalin's
Chekists executed Beloborodov in Lubyanka, whether as a Jew, a cosmopolitan, or
as an enemy of Stalin's Russification policies. Goloshekin met death in the Fall
of 1941 as German tanks approached Moscow.

Is Russia a land of criminal perpetrators? Solzhenitsyn denies it as strongly as
he rejects the concept of collective guilt in general, and the rejection
pertains to both the Large People (the Russians) as well as the Small People
(the Jews). And who were the victims? The overwhelming majority were Russians.
Those shot in cellars, those burnt to death in the cloisters, those drowned in
river boats, those hanged in the forest; officers, peasants, aristocrats,
proletariats, the anti-anti-Semitic bourgeois intellectuals - Russians mostly,
but others as well. The "hangmen of the Revolution," the crimes they try to
justify with internationalism, transformed their "dirty revolution" into what
Solzhenitsyn calls an "antislav" revolution. No, the Nobel Laureate Solzhenitsyn
emphasizes, the Cheka-Lubyanka-Gulag holocaustic perpetrators could not possibly
be a Slavic people (p. 93)

On page 233 of Nolte's Der Kausale Nexus is an early confirmation of
Solzhenitsyn's theses. The German historian is convinced that the term "Jewish
Bolshevism" is not simply an invention made for crude political purposes, but
that it is historically well-founded and not to be expunged from history
"regardless of how terrible the National Socialist consequences were". Nolte
draws a parallel to the other contrary, ideological postulate:

"Only when it has not been excluded and made a taboo beforehand can 'Auschwitz'
escape the danger that now threatens it, namely, that by being isolated from
'Gulag' and the conflict between the two ideologically driven States (Germany
and the Soviet Union) it becomes not a lie, but a myth that contradicts

Is Solzhenitsyn the first historian to examine the dark year of 1918
scientifically? About a decade ago, the Russian Jewess Sonya Margolina, daughter
of a Bolshevik of the Lenin-Stalin era, wrote about the crimes committed by the
Bolsheviks and the part the Jews played in them. The horrors of the Revolution
and the Civil War are "closely bound to the image of the Jewish commissar," she
writes in Das Ende der Lugen (The End of the Lies), published in 1992 by Siedler
Publishers in Berlin. Her book bore the shocking subtitle The Russian Jews -
Perpetrators and Victims at the Same Time. Sentences appear in the chapter "Jews
and Soviet Power" whose validity Solzhenitsyn now confirms. "In the first years
after the revolution the Bolsheviks and the Jews at their side ruled Russia with
the cold sweat of fear on their brows," Margolina writes. One thing remained
very clear in the minds of the actors: if the red hangman's rope around the neck
of the people were ever to be loosened, "the Jewish Bolsheviks would be the
first candidates for the scaffold."

Where was God in Lubyanka? In Kolyma? On the White Sea Canal project? Aleksandr
Solzhenitsyn, in the sense of one of Dostoyevsky's God-seekers a homo religious,
does not even ask that question. He wants to know, as does Margolina, why
Russia's Jews were both the perpetrators and victims alike during the Bolshevik
century? At the onset of the third millennium this 84-year old - the public
conscience of Russian culture - understands the first precept of historical
revisionism in a Russia unsullied with political correctness, namely, he who
breaks through the fire wall surrounding the 'Jewish question" is sovereign.

The Dirty Revolution II

"Everyone was listening intently to determine if the Germans were already on the

In June and July of 1941 those living in the regions of eastern Poland occupied
by the Red Army - Polish farmers, the bourgeoisie, the clergy, ex-soldiers, and
intellectuals - all awaited the invasion of German troops. This quote is from
the Polish Jewish historian J. Gross, author of the book Neighbors: The Murder
of the Jews of Jedwabne. Solzhenitsyn explains why Poles, Lithuanians, Latvians,
Ukrainians, Estonians, Belorussians, Bukowina-, and Moldava-Romanians could
hardly wait for the Germans to invade.

Pursuant to his central thesis, Solzhenitsyn writes that without the high Jewish
presence among the leaders and executioners of the Bolshevik dictatorship,
Lenin's newly born Soviet state would have been at an end, at the latest, by the
time of the Kronstadt Sailors Rebellion in 1921. Solzhenitsyn examines specific
decisive questions, as for example: Why, in the period 1939-41, did such a large
percentage of Jewry in eastern Poland, Galicia, and in the Baltic States
collaborate with the Red Army, Stalin's secret police, and Bolshevism in
general? And why did the pogroms in these regions take place under the slogan
"Revenge for the Soviet Occupation"? Solzhenitsyn:

"In eastern Poland, which had been incorporated in the Soviet Union in September
1939, the Jews, especially the younger generation, welcomed the invading Red
Army with frenetic jubilation. Whether in Poland, Bessarabia, Lithuania, or
Bukowina, the Jews were the main support of Soviet power. The newspapers report
that the Jews are enthusiastically supporting the establishment of Communist
rule." (p. 329)

In that fateful year a Polish Jew who had emigrated to France prophesized that
the non-Jews who had been subjugated to Bolshevism would one day exact a fearful
war of vengeance. In 1939 Stanislav Ivanowich, a left socialist sympathetic to
the Soviet Union, warned:

"Should the dictatorship of the Bolsheviks end one day, the collapse will be
accompanied by the atavistic, barbaric passions of Jew hate and violence. The
collapse of Soviet power would be a terrible catastrophe for Jewry; today Soviet
rule equates to Judeophilia." (p. 310)

Shoot Anti-Semites on the Spot

And as for the next aspect examined, why was it that in 1918 the victorious
Russian worker class supported, not just an underground, but also an openly
aggressive - even Party-based - broad anti-Semitism taking the form of

Although on 27 July 1918 Lenin had issued an ukase ordering that any active
anti-Semite could be shot without going through any court procedures, a new,
extremely militant form of anti-Semitism, which had even gained influence in
governmental layers of the monopoly Party, was rife in the mid-twenties.

"This wave of the 'new anti-Semitism' included the cultural cadres and
educational inspectors of the Russian worker class and reached into the Komsomol
and the Party". (p. 200f.)

To explain the reasons for this, Solzhenitsyn cites extensively and without
commentary from the newspapers of the day. According to the newspapers, the 'Jew
Bolsheviks' had captured and occupied the Soviet State; they were in the top
ranks of the Red Army. Soviet power had been converted into Jewish power, and
the Jews pursued Jewish, not Russian goals. (p. 201)

In 1922 exiled Social Revolutionaries E. Kuskova and S. Maslov, both Jews,

"Judeophobia has spread throughout present-day Russia. It has even spread to
areas in which previously no Jews had even lived and where there was never a
Jewish Question. [ ... ] Bolshevism today is - without any doubt - identified
with Jewish rule."

Or colloquially expressed:

"Aron Moiseyevich Tankelwich today walks in the place of Ivan Ivanov."

Kuskova and Maslov reported further:

"New slogans have appeared on the walls of the high schools - 'Smash the Jews,
Save the Soviets'; 'Beat the Jews Up, Save the Councils'".

In other words, the revolutionary jargon of that day wanted to keep the Soviets
and the Soviet rule, but without Jews.

"'Smash the Jews' was not the slogan of the Black Hundreds from the pogroms of
Tsarist times, but the battle cry of young Russian communards five years after
the Great October." (p. 229)

On the eve of the XII Party Day 1923, the Politburo consisted of three Jews and
three non-Jews. The ratio in the Komsomol Presidium was three to four. In the XI
Party Day, 'Jew Bolsheviks' constituted 26% of the Central Committee membership.
Because of this foreign invasion and anti-Slavic trends, prominent Russian
Leninists decided upon an "anti-Jewish rebellion."

May 1924

Shortly before the opening of the XIII Party Day, veteran Russian
revolutionaries Frunze, Nogin, and Troyanovsky called for the expulsion of the
'Jewish leaders' from the Politburo. The opponents of the purge reacted quickly.
In no time, Nogin died after an operation on his esophagus, after which Frunze
went under the knife. (p. 207)

In Solzhenitsyn's opinion, the main reason for this outbreak of new
anti-Semitism is to be found in the hostility towards Russians inherent in the
extreme Jewish internationalism. Unlike the Jewish intelligentsia who greeted
the revolution of 1918 with great passion, the Russian proletariat was not
fascinated by the idea of a Russian-led internationalism. After 1918 the Jews
spoke consistently of "their country." (p. 218)

To support his thesis Solzhenitsyn cites Party ideologue Nikolai Bukharin, who
was executed after the last Moscow show trial. At the Leningrad Party Conference
in early 1927 Bukharin had criticized the 'capitalistic' nature of the Jewish
mid-level bourgeoisie who had come to power and had taken the place of the
Russian bourgeoisie in the main cities of the USSR (p. 209), and "whom we,
comrades, must sharply condemn." Former chief Bolshevik theorist Bukharin
concluded by saying that the Jews themselves were responsible for the new

It was part of Stalin's tactical game not just to tolerate Jews in his own
entourage, but also deliberately to place them in leading positions so that
later he would have plausible grounds for turning them over to the executioner
on grievous charges. Such was the case in the murderous collectivization program
in 1928-1933 to which the names of prominent 'Jew Bolsheviks' were attached.
Stalin was well aware of the hate city Jews had for everything related to the
Russian and Ukrainian peasantry. They spread terror, killing the peasants and
destroying the villages, eventually causing the famine that took the lives of at
least six million Ukrainians. The Jewish commissars in charge of the anti-kulak
program, which was tantamount to genocide, were literally the masters over life
and death.

In 1936, after the slaughter of the peasantry "at the hands of the Bolshevik
Jews," the death bell began to toll for those who had been responsible for the
carnage. For the first time in a Russian historical work, their names are
listed: Ya. Yakovlev-Epstein, M. Kolmanovich, G. Roschal, V. Feygin. (p. 285)
The books covering the crimes in the first twenty years after Lenin seized power
fill many meters of shelf space. With this one Solzhenitsyn volume, the
subsequent reckoning with the Slavic peasant holocaust has only begun.

Bread and Knowledge, Stomach and Brain

There were also reasons for the outburst of proletariat anti-Semitism in two
other sensitive areas. The Russian working class young people were getting
nowhere in their quest for advancement on the educational front. In 1926, 26% of
university students were Jews who had enjoyed a bourgeois background. (p. 202).
Mostly Jews, between 30 and 50%, occupied the main positions in the domestic and
foreign trade commissariats. Their empire included rural and urban store chains,
restaurants, business canteens, prison and barracks galleys, cooperatives, and
consumer goods production. Management of the Gosplan (State Plan) and the
five-year plans was exercised by Rosenholz, Rukhimovich, Epstein, Frumkin, and
Selemki; they controlled the nation's food supply. In 1936 they themselves
became fodder for the execution chambers in Lubyanka.

Despite the enormous bloodletting in 1936-37, millions of Jews still served the
Stalinist regime with cadaver-like loyalty; they remained enthusiastic,
unshakable, almost blind defenders of the cause of Socialism. Solzhenitsyn

"Cadaver-like obedience in the GPU, the Red Army, the diplomatic service, and on
the ideological front. The passionate participation of young Jews in these
branches was in no way dampened by the bloody events of 1936-38." (p. 281)

The world spirit, Hegel says, assists the lowest creatures to realize its
impenetrable intentions. In the realization of the socialist experiment the
world spirit did not just serve the lower creatures. Nikolai Ostrovsky, crippled
and blind, wrote his autobiographical novel How the Steel Was Hardened as an
idealist. Others belonged among the lowest creatures, and Solzhenitsyn
enumerates them in the chapters concerning the secret police. (In the book
reviews published in the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel and the German daily
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, these bloody chapters were ignored.)

Gassing Trucks and Poison Chairs

From the very beginning the secret police was under the control of the
'Bolshevik Jews.' Solzhenitsyn revealed their names in the most interesting
chapter of his book called The Nineteen Twenties. They are the biographies of
the mass murderers at their desks in the Cheka, the OGPU, and the GPU. But they
were not just sitting at their desks. Uritzki, Unschlicht, Katznelson, Bermann,
Agranov, Spiegelglas, Schwarz, Asbel, Chaifetz, Pauker, Maier, Yagoda,
personally participated in the tortures, hangings, crucifixions, and
incinerations. Dzerzhinski, the founder of the Cheka, had three deputies from
this guard of iron Bolsheviks - Gerson, Luszki, and Yagoda. An elite of
Bolshevik Jews! Years later, when the Gulag Archipelago was being expanded, they
were again to be found in the front line of executioners. Israel Pliner was the
slave master of the Moscow-Volga-Canal; Lazar Kogan, Zinovey Katznelson, and
Boris Bermann directed the forced labor genocide at the White Sea Canal project.
The Great Purge became their graveyard.

Solzhenitsyn comments: (p. 293)

"One cannot deny that history elected very many Jews to be the executors of
Russia's fate."

Commissioned by the NKVD, the Jewish designer of execution systems, Grigori
Mayranovsky, invented the gas chair. When, in 1951, Mayranovsky, as the former
head of the NKVD Laboratory Institute, was himself incarcerated, he wrote to

"Please do not forget that by my hand hundreds enemy-pigs of the Soviet State
found their deserved end."

The mobile gassing truck was invented and tested by Isay Davidovich Berg, head
of the NKVD Economics Division in the Moscow region. In 1937, a second highpoint
in the Great Purge, prisoners were sentenced to death in conveyor-belt fashion,
packed into trucks, taken to the places of execution, shot in the back of the
neck, and buried. In the economic sense, Isay Berg found this method of
liquidation inefficient, time-consuming and cost-intensive. He, therefore, in
1937 designed the mobile asphyxiation chamber, the gassing truck (Russian:
dushegubka, p. 297). The doomed were loaded into a tightly sealed, completely
airtight Russian Ford; during the drive the deadly exhaust from a gasoline
engine was directed into the section containing those sentenced to death. Upon
reaching the mass gravesite, the truck dumped the corpses into the burial ditch.

The Dirty Revolution III

History sheds blood. The history of Bolshevism shed the blood of at least
sixty-six million, according to the calculations of statistician Prof. I. A.
Kurganov, cited by Solzhenitsyn in his Novy Mir essay "The Russian Question at
the End of the Century," Moscow 1994. The crimes against humanity of the
Bolshevik genocide up to 1937, i.e., in the first twenty years of the permanent
terror, amounted to twenty million victims. In his scientific probing,
Solzhenitsyn does not ignore the moral imperfect; he does not fail to connect
the uniqueness of the Bolshevik holocaust with the exorcistic destructive hate
of a particular ethnic-religious group in old Russia. This may well be the
reason why this second volume of Solzhenitsyn's Two Hundred Years Together has
been given the silent treatment or has been distorted, not in Putin's Russia,
but rather in Germany's establishment media. (An honest translation of this work
by Solzhenitsyn would constitute a major contribution to historiography.)

Schirrmacher and Holm: Refuted

The motives and obsessions of the left-oriented intellectual class recall the
Cambridge Spy case (Philby, Maclean, Blunt, Burgess). Specifically, in the BBC
sentimentalized story, in which one of the decadents proclaims:

"To fight Fascism, you have to be a Communist."

German reviews concerning the crimes of the Soviet secret police state
sympathetically that in the final analysis at least the Jews in the GPU, NKVD,
and KGB were fighting against Hitler. "Russians and Jews fought together against
Hitler," Ms. Holm writes in the Schirrmacher review. (Many reviews read like
news reports from the Soviet Union!) In the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of 29
January 2003, she writes:

"After the October Revolution, the author explains, the high Jewish presence in
the young Soviet state was found acting with great innovative agitation and
drive in fields of State service, among the people's commissars, and in the top
ranks of the Army."

That, however, is not Solzhenitsyn's interpretation! On the basis of document
analysis, Solzhenitsyn states that Lenin had three reasons for elevating young
secular, revolutionary-minded Jews to the State's elite, in effect replacing the
Tsarist bureaucracy. First, because of the deadly hate the young Jews had for
Russian traditions, religious rites, historical models, hate for everything
Russian and Russia itself. Second, their willingness to cross the last taboo
borders in morality. And third, their readiness to physically liquidate the

"Mixed Blood Mestizo"

Lenin, the internationalist, was no friend of Jews who were Zionists. In 1903 he
expressed the opinion that there was no such thing as a Jewish nationality; the
concept was a monstrous invention of a moribund capitalism. Stalin, along the
same lines, considered Jewry a "paper nation" that would over time "disappear in
an inevitable assimilation."

For Solzhenitsyn, Lenin himself was "a mixed blood mestizo." (p. 76) A
grandfather on his father's side was an Asian Kalmuck; the other grandfather,
Israel Blank, was a Jew from Volhynia, who after converting to the Russian
Orthodox Church took the first name of Alexander. His grandmother on his
father's side, Anna Johanna, had German and Swedish blood; her maiden name was
Grossschopf. Solzhenitsyn:

"Initially Russians did not consider Lenin to be an enemy of the Russian people,
although at certain times his behavior became anti-Russian. Many Russians
considered him a product of another race. Despite that, we as Russians cannot
completely renounce Lenin." (p. 76)

A Bestseller in Russia

In a Russia free of literature-policing Solzhenitsyn's book of historical
revelations has achieved the status of bestseller. The first hundred thousand
edition of the second volume was sold out shortly after it appeared.
Solzhenitsyn's expression "a century of crimes" has become widely used among
writers. Crimes with consequences to the 22nd century, because "never before had
Russia stood so close to the historical abyss, separating her from the void,"
the poetess Natalia Ayrapetrova writes in Literaturnaya gazeta (22 January
2002). Solzhenitsyn has set an avalanche loose. A new book, The Enemy Within.
Genealogy of Evil (576 pp., Feri Publishers, Moscow), by the historian Nikolai
Ostrovski has just appeared. Ostrovski became famous for his Holy Slaves and
Temple of the Chimeras, discourses critical of Judaism that do not permit the
author to be banished to the dead end of conspiracy theories.

In contrast to the general Russian acceptance of Solzhenitsyn's second volume,
the German-language edition has been met with silence and misrepresentation, and
in most cases with a touch of Russophobia. Der Spiegel (7/2003) provided an
interpretation that contradicted the facts. For example, Der Spiegel's reviewer
wrote that under Stalin many Jews were alienated from Soviet power and that
there was a reduction in the number of Jewish 'collaborators' in the Party and
the secret police.

An interpretation of a critical chapter in Solzhenitsyn's book vacillates
between trivialization and obfuscation. Spiegel uses the word 'collaborators'
instead of accomplices in the various phases of Stalin's rise. In the mid
nineteen twenties until the mid thirties the Jewish component in the leadership
functions of the Party and State apparatus in the Ukraine amounted to 22.6% (in
the capital Kharkov it was 30%), in Belorussia it was 30.6% (in the capital
Minsk it was almost 40%) and in Moscow city it was about 12%. Six and a half
times more Jews occupied cadre positions in the Soviet ruling class than existed
in the total Jewish population, which was 1.82% in 1926.

"The greatest influx of Jews to Soviet government offices took place in the
cities and metropolitan areas of the Soviet Republics,"

Solzhenitsyn observes (p. 199), and it is characteristic of Der Spiegel's and
the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung's lack of objectivity and philosemitism that
they deny their German readers the most important data and numerical comparisons
given in Chapter 18.

Even in the purge year of 1936 one still sees a disproportionately high
representation in the "People's Commissariat of Jews:" Litvinov-Finkelstein,
Yagoda, Rosenholz, Weizer, Kalmanovich, Kaganovich. In the same government
Sozhenitsyn observes whole groups of people's commissars (ministers) with the
names Solz, Gamarnik, Gurevich, and Ginzburg. These are only a few of the
hundreds. A predominance of 'Jew Bolsheviks' is noted in the cultural fields,
the brainwashing section, and the new-speak department. In the nineteen twenties
the Jewish internationalists purged the history books. Radical ideological
reeducation by race haters like Goykhbarg, Larin, Radek, and Rotstein began by
deleting and forbidding such concepts as 'Russian history' and 'Great Russian,'
putting them on the black list of counter-revolutionary terminology. In the
Moscow Party press Jewish writers advocated blowing-up the Minin-Posharsky
Monument on Red Square (p. 275).

But to come back to the left-oriented German media: The spirited derussification
program conducted by the 'Jew Bolsheviks' during the nineteen twenties is not
mentioned at all, neither by Uwe Klussmann nor by Kerstin Holm. Nor do the terms
Cheka and GPU appear in the German reviews.

The Cheka - the bulldozer locomotive of State terror, the bulldozer for
sixty-six million corpses, and the gas turbine for the Bolshevik holocaust -
does not exist in Schirrmacher's daily newspaper and Augstein's successor Holm,
chief editor of Der Spiegel, as a shorthand symbol for death. Is it simply the
rejection of the truth, or shame, or fear of exposure because many liberal
humanists have so long stood beside Stalinist humanism? In any case, ethical and
physical degenerates do use the word when it is buried in history as a unique
chapter on the Cheka/GPU under the laurels of the anti-Hitler war.

Name Lists Betray Everything

Solzhenitsyn lists the names of about fifty mass murderers, desk criminals, and
murderers of prisoners. (p. 300f.) Their first names betray the ethnic origin of
these monsters. Moise Framing, Mordichai Chorus, Josef Khodorovsky, Isaak Solz,
Naum Zorkin, Moise Kalmanovich, Samuel Agurski, Lazar Aronstam, Israel Weizer,
Aron Weinstein, Isaak Grindberg, Sholom Dvoylazki, Max Daitsh, Yesif Dreiser,
Samuel Saks, Jona Jakir, Moise Kharitonov, Frid Markus, Solomon Kruglikov,
Israel Razgon, Benjamin Sverdlov, Leo Kritzman ...

"Here and now we are making an end to synagogues forever,"

the new foreign minister Molotov is reported to have said in the Spring of 1939
as he undertook to purge his own ministry. (Litvinov-Finkelstein took revenge in
1943 when he gave Roosevelt a personal secret list of Stalin's pogroms.) In
comparison with the foreign ministry, the official pogrom in the ministry of
internal affairs was much more dramatic. Between 1 January 1935 and 1 January
1938, Jewish dominance in the ministry of internal affairs fell from about 50%
of ministry members to about 6%. Solzhenitsyn writes:

"The rulers over the fate of the Russian people believed that they were
irreplaceable and invulnerable. All the more terrible for them when the blow
fell. They had to face the collapse of their world and their view of the world."

Also in this section Solzhenitsyn reveals the names of the butchers who once
bossed the secret police. They once headed the Lubyanka, now they themselves
ended in the corridors of Lubyanka: pistol-flaunting Matvey Berman, Josef Blatt,
Abraham Belenki, Isaak Shapiro, Serge Shpigelglas, Israel Leblevski, Pinkus
Simanovski, Abraham Slutski, Benjamin Gerson, Zinovi Katsnelson, Natan Margolin
- an almost endless list of 'Jew Bolsheviks.' These names are not mentioned in
Germany, the "land of the perpetrators." Salpeter, Seligmann, Kagan, Rappoport,
Fridland, Rayski-Lakhman, Yoselevich, Faylovich ... prominent names in Stalin's
list for execution after 1936. The Jewish Menshevik, S. Shvarts, who emigrated
to the United States, noted in 1966 in a documentation of the American Jewish
Worker Committee:

"The purges resulted in the physical disappearance of almost all Jewish
Communists who had played an important role in the USSR.". (p. 327)

Hebrew or Yiddish

The early Stalin believed in the eventual assimilation of the Jews under the
dogmas of the "proletarian revolution." Innately opposed to this, most of the
Jewish Bolsheviks fiercely rejected assimilation, i.e., their disappearance as a
special ethnic group in Socialism (by assimilation they understood a mortally
feared Russification). From the beginning these Jews fought in the Jewish
Commissariat (Yevkom) and the Jewish Section within the Russian Communist Party
(Yevsek) for the "preservation of the Jewish people" in the Socialist state, and
even for the creation of a "Jewish Soviet Nation in the USSR." The historical
recreation of these events is a service of Solzhenitsyn. Naturally it found no
mention in the German book reviews.

The promotion of Yiddish as a State language was a way of establishing the
Jewish Soviet Nation; it was recognized by law for the first time in Belorus in
1920.That recognition meant not only a 'no' to Zionism, but also to the
expansion of New Hebrew (Ivrit). In the early 1920s Ivrit was officially
forbidden, while Yiddish was recognized as a "Language of Soviet Proletariat
Culture." (p. 255). Marc Chagall and Ed Lisizki were considered in the vanguard
of a Yiddish-Communist culture - the New Man from Vitebsk.

A political setback came at the end of the twenties when Yevkom and Yevsek were
abolished. The younger generation of Soviet Jews accepted this without protest,
Solzhenitsyn reports. Without protest, without rebellion, and without a
"Kronstadt." The abandonment of Yiddish occurred with the triumph of an
international atheism, and internationalism without nationalities, without
national identities, but with one single exception: "The Soviet People!" An
artificial construct, sacrificed to the hecatombs of proletariat blood, the
blood of Slavs, Balts, Moslems, and Caucasians; the Soviet people, a
drawing-board product, a Frankenstein monster, was created in Gulagism, whose
existence without the enforcers from the ranks of the 'Jew Bolsheviks' would not
be conceivable. Alexander Solzhenitsyn documents this on almost 600 pages of
text. When near the end of the war Stalin ordered the liquidation of the Jewish
Anti-Fascist Committee and proceeded to murder their intellectual leaders, as
well as programming the end of Yiddish as a separate culture, the Bolshevik
solution of the old Russian 'Jewish Question' came to a bizarre conclusion,
i.e., on the ramps to the Gulag.

Final Comments

"Our history is one of tragedies and catastrophes," writes Svetlana
Alekseyevicha thirteen years after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Solzhenitsyn's Gulag Archipelago appeared in the West thirty years ago. The Main
Directorate of Camps (Glawnoje Uprawlenije Lagerei = GULag), which lasted for
half a century, was one of the saddest catastrophes in the two thousand year
history of Russia. Looking back today, one can say with good reason that
Solzhenitsyn's reportage on the bloodiest crimes against humanity in modern
times belongs among the spiritual turning points that represented the beginning
of the end of the Red Imperium.

Solzhenitsyn's chronicle from hell prompts the question of why today the
historical reality of the Gulag is much less widely and passionately remembered
than is the persecution of the Jews under National Socialism. There can be no
rational answer to this. The reproach is that a work like the Gulag Archipelago
exceeds the powers of imagination and that - based on the laws of classical
aesthetics - it ought not be produced at all because it inundates the reader
with unrelieved pictures of disgust and revulsion. But then, by the same logic,
a play like Macbeth might also be considered too off-putting. In his third
volume Solzhenitsyn depicts the slaughter of five thousand women and children in
the Kingir slave labor camp in June 1954 (only thirteen years after Babi Yar).

The opinion that the Gulag, unlike the killing of the Jews, has yet to find a
Hollywood director of the caliber of Steven Spielberg to film it, is negated by
the fact that Russia, herself, has highly talented, even brilliant film
producers, dramaturges, and screenplay writers whose work can easily stand
comparison with that in the West. The showing of the play I Will Repay by Serge
Kuznetsov in the Maly Theater in Moscow, for example, always plays to a full
house - standing room only for months on end! The play recreates the last tragic
moments of the Tsar's family. For Russia's Orthodox, but also for Russian
revisionist historians, 16 July 1918 was the ultimate ejaculation of Gulag
thinking. The role of the Bolshevik Jews is handled directly in this stage play
as when Botkin, the Tsar's physician, says to one of his guards:

"The time will come when everyone will believe that the Jews were responsible
for this and you will be the victims of the revenge."

For the lyricist Stanislav Kunyayev, chief editor of the literary magazine Nash
Sovremennik, the murder of the Romanovs was the product of "depraved intellects
and a satanic will." Kunyayev is one of a group of seventy leading Russian
intellectuals who have signed their names to a letter, in which they hold
Communist Jews responsible for the murder of the Tsar, the Bolshevik putsch, and
the mass murders that followed it. In the case of Kunyayev it is clear why the
filming of the Gulag era would be unthinkable in a Western country for the time
being. Or, to put it differently: Why the Jew Steven Spielberg shies away like
Belshazzar from the handwriting on the wall. It is not just the sheer magnitude
of the crimes that block Spielberg's undertaking a film of the Gulag, it is much
more the taboo question of the unspoken complicity of secularized Jews in a
unique breach of civilized behavior that resulted in the execution chambers in
Lefortovo, the stone quarries of the White Sea Canal project, and the gold mines
of Kolyma.

In Germany, the land of the Adornos and Friedmans, the dreadful accusation of
anti-Semitism is held in the ready for anyone who wants to use it at anytime; it
is omnipresent and inexpensive, and packs a deadly explosive force socially and
professionally. The left-liberal review in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung of
26 June 2003 published an allegedly lost story of the Bolshevik writer, Isaak
Babel, who was shot In January 1941 in a Bolshevik forced labor camp. The
previously unknown story, Esfir's Ring, aesthetically and morally without any
reference to Russian literature, eulogizes the death of the Jewish secret
policeman, Esfir Rubenblum, "Commissar of the Special Department of the Kiev
Cheka," who died "a hero's death in the struggle against enemies of the
revolution." Original quotations of Isaak Babel were written a few years before
the "hero's death" of the Civil War Chekist Babel.

This world-famous Bolshevik (the evaluation of Frank Schirrmacher, chief editor
of the Frankfurter) confirms in one of his last contributions the Jewish
leadership in the execution squads of the secret police in the Lenin period. Dr.
Schirrmacher found no reason to go into Babel's Chekist past. In Germany the
deadly threat of the anti-Semitism shibboleth prevents an objective discussion
of the anthropological roots of the theme Solzhenitsyn has illuminated.

On the occasion of his receiving the left-wing German Ludwig-Boerne-Prize for
outstanding performances in literature, the American-Jewish scholar George
Steiner said in his thank-you speech:

"In my opinion there can be no higher honor, no higher nobility, than to belong
to a people who has never engaged in persecution. Since my childhood I have been
proud not to have that arrogance. I belong to the highest race because it does
not persecute others. We are the only ones; we never had the power to do so.
Alleluia!" (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 31 May 2003)

Never persecuted others? Never held power?

"The Jewish commissar with the leather jacket and Mauser pistol, often speaking
broken Russian, is the typical image of revolutionary power."

This statement comes from Sonya Margolina, who is proud to be "the daughter of a
Jewish Bolshevik." Margolina today lives in Berlin. Her book Das Ende der L�gen:
Ru�land und die Juden im 20. Jahrhundert (Siedler, Berlin 1992), from which the
above passage is cited, follows it with these words:

"The tragedy of Jewry is that there was no political option to escape the
vengeance for the historical sin of the Jews, namely, their enthusiastic
cooperation with the Communist regime. The victory of the Soviet regime saved
them for a while, but vengeance still lurked ahead."

� Oct. 31/Nov. 7, 2002 / Jan. 30./31 2003/Sept. 17./30, 2003

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