Friday, June 30, 2006

[political-research] Digest Number 1277

Messages In This Digest (25 Messages)

1.
Re: Militant Pro-Israelists and the Australian Political Scene From: Sean McBride
2.
Bloglines - Attacking civilian infrastructure is a war crime From: bill.giltner@gmail.com
3.
Bloglines - FOX vs CNN From: bill.giltner@gmail.com
4.
Why Webfairy is No Longer Welcome in this Group From: Sean McBride
5.
Blink 182 Star Latest Celebrity To Question 9/11 From: Sean McBride
6.
Bobby Ray Inman on Israel's Security as the Motivator for Iraq War From: Sean McBride
7.
The Israel Lobby Tries to Censor Mearsheimer and Walt From: Sean McBride
8.
Bloglines - Syrian 'Air defenses' opened fire on intruder Israeli je From: bill.giltner@gmail.com
9a.
Neocon Christopher Hitchens at the End of His Rope From: Sean McBride
9b.
Re: Neocon Christopher Hitchens at the End of His Rope From: LeaNder
9c.
Re: Neocon Christopher Hitchens at the End of His Rope From: Sean McBride
10.
The Israel Lobby Attacks Karen Hughes From: Sean McBride
11.
Holmgren Appears to Be an Israeli-Controlled COINTELPRO-Style OP From: Sean McBride
12.
Profile of Jim Fetzer and the 9/11 Truth Movement From: Sean McBride
13.
The American Media Have Been Iraq War Cheerleaders From: Sean McBride
14.
Changing minds and persuasion -- How we change what others think, be From: Bill Giltner
15.
Fwd: The Neocon Battle for Media From: Sean McBride
16.
The Israel Lobby: Pro-Censorship, Anti-Free Speech From: Sean McBride
17.
Greg Palast's Apologetics for the Israel Lobby From: Sean McBride
18.
Robert Dreyfuss: Beinart: Sorry, Iraqis. My bad. From: Sean McBride
19.
Re: Lone Star Iconoclast Article [Reply to NBC] From: Captain May
20.
Bloglines - IOF Abducts Palestine’s Democratically Elected From: bill.giltner@gmail.com
21.
The Geralee Holmfairy Blob Thingie From: Sean McBride
22.
The Captain May Posts From: Sean McBride
23.
Bloglines - U.S. Cybersecurity Chief May Has a Conflict of Interest From: bill.giltner@gmail.com

Messages

1.

Re: Militant Pro-Israelists and the Australian Political Scene

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:41 am (PST)

Ok -- I can't quite let this topic go yet.

I am greatly interested in intellectual history, especially the history and taxonomy of ideologies and belief systems.

What kind of person who isn't Jewish would attack Christianity and Islam in the name of secular atheism while simultaneously defending Judaism and Zionism? I have never encountered in the real world any such person, but it is well-known to students of these matters that quite a few Jewish extremists try to pretend that they are not Jewish in discussions on Internet forums. Why do they do this? Perhaps they are ashamed of themselves. Perhaps they wish to pretend to the world that they have more support from the non-Jewish world than they actually enjoy.

So: either RD is a member of an ideological group of precisely one person with no historical precedents, or he is lying about his personal background and political agenda. The latter possibility is more likely to be true than the former because there is ample historical precedent for this kind of bizarre behavior.

Bond <Bondj4007@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
As you may appreciate, were he atheist (or secular humanist), his father jewish and mother gentile, then technically he could correctly claim not to be a jew in any sense.

We're all familiar with the classic question "What's in a name?", and we certainly know the jewish obsession with name games. So for what it's worth, I'll share what his choice of alias, "David Sutherland", suggested to me back at the time...

In our culture, the phrase "Great Southern land" refers to the Australian continent. "Southern land" morphs into the surname Sutherland.. and I can only speculate as to what mindset would choose to morph "Great" into "David"? ;-)

One thing for certain is the central hot-button issue for Razz since he first surfaced: A deep and impassioned hatred for the Vatican state, Papal power, and the Jesuits... and of course, very touchy regarding anyone's references to Zionism.

FYI: Excerpts from two posts to Conspiracy-Theory, Mar 28, 2003:

[...]

Vatican City is a country, it is a political State with an emperor and military force and all the other trappings of a political power.

Given its long history of murder, political intrigue, waging wars, crusades, cover-ups, sexual abuse of minors, disguised recruitment for sexual predators and homosexuals and its involvement in crimes against humanity, I see absolutely no reason why it cannot be an issue on a Conspiracy forum.

Razz.

[...]

There are different strains of Zionism, a little akin to Christian-ism where Mr Xtian 'A' believes he is the true Xtian rather than Mr Xtian 'B' who also professes to be the true Xtian.

Were it not for the influence Christian Zionists of the West (naught to do with Jews) the present day manufactured political State of Israel would not even exist; and they did so for their own ideological and hegemonic ends not in the interest of the Jews.

The Jewish Zionists came in on the tale end of things promising even their erstwhile virulent enemy the then pope, that they would hail him a 'messiah' in return for his support.

Razz.



----- Original Message -----

From: Sean McBride
To: political-research@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 4:55 PM
Subject: Re: [political-research] Militant Pro-Israelists and the Australian Political Scene

Interesting stuff -- thanks for the background.

The most extraordinary thing about RD's posts is their absolute and total lack of grounding in Australian culture, issues and interests -- there is not even the minutest reference to such matters. Every single post comes back, in the ugliest way possible, to Israel's battles with a very large collection of enemies. I found myself wondering whether most Australians would find this kind of discourse to be useful or appetizing, and how it is doing any good for the cause and image of Israel.

RD has three times now claimed that he is not Jewish, while bashing Christianity and Islam and ferociously defending Israel and Judaism. He won't divulge what his own ethnicity and religious background are, or what particular ideology (or demons) drive him. There is quite a bundle of fascinating psychological and cultural issues here to try to understand.

There are a large number of RD's out there, scattered in nations all around the world, pushing exactly the same agenda with the same brutal and sadistic rhetorical style. How is it all going to end? Probably not well for anyone concerned.


Bond <Bondj4007@yahoo.com.au> wrote:
Oh yes, I'm up-to date re Razz's exploits on CTRL and elsewhere. Three or four years ago I bounced him from my own group - unsurprisingly he was also functioning as an ADL-style zionist provocateur back then (btw, the ADL branch here is named the ADC - Anti-Defamation Council). IIRC, he was also agitating at that time (at least up until late Sept. 2003) under the name "David Sutherland" on Kris' CTRL AOL listserv.

With Australia's government now so deeply in bed with the Neocons, the rabid Zionist extremists such as Razz have come out of the closet like never before. Even our equivalent of the British BBC (the ABC) have shifted severely toward endlessly spouting pro-Neocon propaganda, and regularly present extremists such as Daniel Pipes (one of Razz's gods) as "non-partisan" experts ("independent authorities" from credible "think tanks") - mounting **no** criticism of their stated positions during interviews (very uncharacteristic of the ABC of the past).

Our Prime Minister has been back and forth to Washington like a yo-yo since 9/11 (he was actually in Washington that morning), our Rumsfeld counterpart, Alexander Downer did the mandatory tour of the Knesset and returned a devotee (Likudnik) - and in fact yesterday he was in Washington sharing caviar with Cheney and the usual suspects (possibly still there now).

Australia has been Neoconned.

----- Original Message ----- From: Sean McBride
To: political-research@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 4:42 AM
Subject: [political-research] Militant Pro-Israelists and the Australian Political Scene

Bond,

If you get a chance, browse some of Razl Dazl's posts in the Yahoo Group CTRL.

Question: does RD sound like a real Australian to you? Are many Australians in a state of high emotional excitement about the Israeli interest, and completely oblivious to Australian issues and interests? RD sounds like he is signing in from a West Bank settlement, not from Australia, but perhaps there is a faction of these zealots on the Australian political scene.

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Bloglines - Attacking civilian infrastructure is a war crime

Posted by: "bill.giltner@gmail.com" bill.giltner@gmail.com   bgiltner

Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:45 am (PST)

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Attacking civilian infrastructure is a war crime
<http://terrorism-news.blogspot.com/2006/06/attacking-civilian-in\
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> By DJEB
Under international law, the targeting of civilian infrastructure
like power stations and bridges is a war crime. From the BBC:
Israel's Prime Minister has warned of "extreme action" to free a
soldier captured by Palestinian militants. Soon afterwards,
witnesses reported an air strike on a militant training camp in
Gaza, after planes bombed a power station and three bridges
overnight. Tanks


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Bloglines - FOX vs CNN

Posted by: "bill.giltner@gmail.com" bill.giltner@gmail.com   bgiltner

Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:54 am (PST)

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Humint Events Online
<http://covertoperations.blogspot.com>
The 9/11 hijacking attacks were very likely facilitated by a
rogue group within the US government that created an Islamic
terrorist "Pearl Harbor" event as a catalyst for the military
invasion of Middle Eastern countries. This weblog will explore
the incredibly strange events of 9/11/01, and other issues of US
government responsibility. FOX vs CNN
<http://covertoperations.blogspot.com/2006/06/fox-vs-cnn.html>
By Spooked
Looking over the network footage from 9/11 (courtesy of Rob), I
noticed something new.

I always knew this video, Video 1 (wide shot),
<http://www.terrorize.dk/911/wtc2hit8/911.wtc.2.hit.north.1.avi>
was from CNN.

It turns out that Video 2 (the "blue plane video" where the plane
swoops down dramatically from on high)
<http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXOVFdjon_g&search=wtc> was
shown on FOX!

These videos of course show very dramatic differences in the
approach of the 2nd plane, and I think is one of the clearest
pieces of evidence for video fakery in 9/11.

Could competition between CNN and FOX have blown apart the 9/11
plane fakery?

Figures that FOX would come up with a more DRAMATIC (yet very
unrealistic) approach of the 2nd plane than CNN. It is quite
ironic that they would help blow apart 9/11 as well!

More 2nd hit madness here
<http://killtown.911review.org/2nd-hit.html> .


4.

Why Webfairy is No Longer Welcome in this Group

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:27 am (PST)

Why Webfairy is No Longer Welcome in this Group

Webfairy just sent the following message to this group, in which yet again she demonizes and attacks David Ray Griffin, one of the most effective voices in the world for knocking down the official story on 9/11 and getting a real investigation into motion.

I don't think Webfairy is witting COINTELPRO -- she is much too painfully sincere to play those kinds of games -- but I think there is an excellent chance that she is under the control of a COINTELPRO-style op by someone from Murdochland who is manipulating her and her movement.

To demonize everyone who doesn't wholeheartedly embrace the no-planes theory is pure, jaw-dropping psychosis, in the literal meaning of the term "psychosis." How the towers were brought down is not nearly the most important element of 9/11, and there is much room for debate on that subject until the full truth comes out under the pressure of a real investigation.

Until the no-planers come to their senses, and stop behaving like a destructive cult and COINTELPRO-style op, I believe they should be ostracized and marginalized.

When Webfairy apologizes for her behavior, and starts showing some respect for those who disagree with her theories about 9/11, she can post here again.

I've noticed a major element of infantile egotism among the no-planers: they seem to greatly resent that any 9/11 analyst or skeptic might be receiving more attention than they are. It's all about ME, ME, ME -- everyone else is a phony, supposedly. Enough with this shit.

I can see it coming now: since I still have an open mind about how the towers fell on 9/11, I'm part of the grand Illuminati conspiracy. Flail away, crackpots.

The Webfairy in "psycho bitch from hell" mode:

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From: The Webfairy <webfairy@thewebfairy.com>
Date: Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:38 am
Subject: [Fwd: Re: Kyles Truth] the_webfairy

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Subject: Re: Kyles Truth
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 09:58:40 -0500
From: The Webfairy <webfairy@thewebfairy.com>

The so called alleged "911 Truth Movement" is an Orwellian Doublethink Cult. The bible is Griffin's book. The plaster statue to bow to will look like Charlie Sheen. Instead of God we have planes with godlike powers.

Instead of water into wine, we have Terrorist Jet Fuel producing artifacts of Tesla explosions.
Don't study this situation, just the experts sweet soothing syrup lull you to sleep on your little plane shape pillow. Who gives a shite about facts, says the Orwellian "Truth" movement.

It doesn't matter that this "plane" is approaching from two different angles in the "live" shots -- a fact provided by Salters and the Loose Change Hangout.
Pre 911"Truth" movement, this singular fact alone would have us surrounding ABC and FOX news with pitchforks.

The "911 Truth Movement" is about Pre Digested Lies, HALF TRUTH, nipping and tucking and careful ommission.

911 "Truth" can't stand in the light of the evidence any more than the Bushie Official Story can.

The 911 "Truth" Cult brings us demons like Malaprop, for who'm it's own Opinion is the Truth, no matter how ignorant or preposterous the chain of logic to support that "truth" has to be.

The DoubleThink Process makes one as thick as a brick or a plastic Charlie Sheen statue.

This may be the purpose of Orwellian Doublethink Cult, to do away with the notion that objective truth even exists.

When one's Blind Opinion is held ahead of and despite of all evidence, and the call is always to stop researching, we know enough.

Generic Unity Drives are held every time the researchers have made a significant advance. It is as close as we get to congradulations and an awards ceremony.

We believe that there IS objective truth, and this truth powers the universe.

All Truth All The Time, tested and triple checked against objective criteria and noncontradiction , is capable of making significant change.

I discovered there was no plane in the first hit footage a couple days after Hunt the Boeing came out, I was the only person on this planet (except for the perps) who knew they didn't ram that building with a plane. Since then, an impeccibly researched body of evidence has grown up around that observation.
Every piece has to fit with everything else like a jigsaw puzzle. Socratic Logic does not just throw facts in a bag.

Once folks understand 911 was a SCRIPTED EVENT televised reality show snuff film with cartoons designed to infantilize their thought processes, then we can talk about Truth, the real kind revealed by research and non-contradiction. It is unfortunate that the word "Fundamental" was stolen by demonoids who don't even believe in the Fundament.

5.

Blink 182 Star Latest Celebrity To Question 9/11

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:12 pm (PST)

<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/infowarsnews/message/961>

[Comment: any average person can instantly get the commonsense reasons for why the official story on 9/11 is a pack of lies. No wonder the mainstream media have suppressed *ALL* skeptical discussion about 9/11 -- the official story would collapse in American public opinion in a second in fair and open debate.]

Blink 182 Star Latest Celebrity To Question 9/11

Attack was "not perpetrated by a bunch of people who just learned to fly planes" says pop icon on San Diego FM station

Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com | June 28 2006

Blink 182 star Tom DeLonge has followed in the footsteps of Charlie Sheen by becoming the latest celebrity to publicly doubt the official version of events behind 9/11 and voice his belief that the attacks were an inside job.

DeLonge is the lead singer in Blink 182, a southern Californian punk/pop quartet that has had two US Billboard number one selling albums and whose 1999 album Enema of the State went platinum five times over.

During a hosting spot on a San Diego’s KAVA-FM radio station, DeLonge talked with Professor James Fetzer about evidence of 9/11 inside involvement.

"We do know that the buildings came down in a fashion extremely similar to a controlled demolition of a building - we do know that expertise that is needed to fly those gigantic planes into that exact location could never have been achieved by someone that just learned how to fly a small plane, said DeLonge."

Discussing the failure of NORAD to enact standard operating procedure and intercept the planes and Norman Mineta's testimony about Cheney's orders 'still standing' - DeLonge stated, "Cheney knew that the planes are coming in and he capped the order to leave it alone so it could hit."

"It's so weird how our own government did it to us, 9/11 was not perpetrated by a bunch of people that just learned how to fly planes," said DeLonge.

Highlighting consistent Zogby polls that show an increasing acceleration of awareness to alternative explanations behind 9/11, DeLonge stated, "We're talking about 60-70% of the American people are actually starting to think that there's a different story, why are we as Americans sitting back and letting this happen to us?"

"Why would we sit back and let our country be defined this way?," said DeLonge.

DeLonge was careful to counter potential accusations that he was simply engaging in partisan rhetoric.

"I want to come out right now and say that I am not for a Democrat or for the Republican party - I want to make this clear right now and say that I don't hate Bush because he's Republican."

"I believe in the idea of America being as it was set out to be - this great experiment to better mankind," said the Blink 182 star.

"This isn't about the red or blue, this is about this administration being involved in something that is really really scary and really really dark and deceptive."

While clearly not in the same league as Charlie Sheen's courageous high-profile public stance, DeLonge should be commended for using his notoriety as a platform for exploring the truth.

Celebrities questioning 9/11 do not give the truth movement credibility, that has already been obtained through the research of people such as Professor Jones, Morgan Reynolds and Andreas von B├╝low. Celebrities give the truth movement a more vocal platform and a means of reaching a sector of society that might normally be off-limits via the normal reaches of the alternative truth community.

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Bobby Ray Inman on Israel's Security as the Motivator for Iraq War

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:51 pm (PST)

<http://mondoweiss.observer.com/2006/06/bobby-ray-inman-on-israels-security-as-the-motivator-for-ira.html>

Excerpt:

Iraq is not about oil. Iraq is about, on the one side, weapons of mass destruction, the U.N. and disarmament. And on the other one, goes back to '96, Richard Perle's study -- Institute for Advanced Political Studies -- and the absolute dedication that Wolfowitz, Feith, Perle, Rumsfeld, Wurmser, Bolton, others have had ever since '96 on regime change. And that was the way you guarantee Israel's security. I don't know if you've ever read the original Perle study, it's available on the internet. I think he concluded that land for peace isn't going to guarantee Israel's security.

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The Israel Lobby Tries to Censor Mearsheimer and Walt

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:27 pm (PST)

<http://mondoweiss.observer.com/2006/06/bobby-ray-inman-on-israels-security-as-the-motivator-for-ira.html>

[Comment: Every move the Israel lobby makes to counter Mearsheimer and Walt proves the truth of their thesis.]

Peter Voskamp, the editor of the Block Island (R.I.) Times, has reaffirmed my report that there was political pressure to keep Walt & Mearsheimer, the authors of the bombshell paper criticizing the Israel lobby, from speaking at the Naval War College in Newport 2 weeks back:

The [Israel lobby] paper was essentially off-limits for discussion at last week's forum. The [War College] Public Affairs Office confirmed that the college had received pressure from unnamed Congressmen to cancel the professors' appearance.

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Bloglines - Syrian 'Air defenses' opened fire on intruder Israeli je

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TERRORISM NEWS <http://terrorism-news.blogspot.com>
<http://terrorism-news.blogspot.com/>
Syrian 'Air defenses' opened fire on intruder Israeli jets
<http://terrorism-news.blogspot.com/2006/06/syrian-air-defenses-o\
pened-fire-on.html
> By _H_
<http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1306/1278/1600/f16.jpg>
Air defenses fired on Israeli warplanes that entered Syrian
airspace early Wednesday and forced them to flee, state TV said
as Mideast tensions escalated over the kidnapping of an Israeli
soldier by Palestinian militants.





State-run Syrian television said two Israeli planes flew near
Syria's Mediterranean coast early Wednesday, and "national air
defenses opened fire in the direction of the planes, and they
dispersed.''

The announcement did not mention a claim by Israeli military
officials that the fighter jets buzzed the summer residence of
President Bashar Assad in the coastal city of Latakia.

The officials said on condition of anonymity that Assad was
targeted because of the "direct link'' between Syria and Hamas,
the Palestinian militant group holding Cpl. Gilad Shalit, 19, in
the Gaza Strip. Syria hosts Khaled Meshaal, Hamas' exiled supreme
leader.

"The overflight by two Israeli planes near the Syrian shores is
an aggressive act and a provocation,'' the television news said,
quoting an Information Ministry official it did not identify.

Source
<http://cbs11tv.com/worldwire/Syria-Israel_a_i_-----/resources_ne\
ws_html
>


9a.

Neocon Christopher Hitchens at the End of His Rope

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:31 pm (PST)

<http://www.planetarymovement.org/blog/2006/06/czar-of-ethnic-cleansing.html>

Comment: One could see this coming -- Hitchens has been heading straight for the gutter for a few years now.

Excerpt:

Many onlookers noticed when the editor of Grand Street, Jean Stein, refused Hitchen's proffered claw. At that deadly point, he was confronted by a kibbutzer with a pregnant query, "So your glorious war has turned out to be a total disaster, hasn't it?"

In a boisterous voice, Hitchens shot back a rather witless volley, "It IS glorious, and it IS my war because it needed Paul Wolfowitz and myself to go and convince the President to go to war."

The surprise of that anomalous revelation spread through the mourners like an anaesthetic shocking a larger circle of attendees with the macabre image of a drunken Hitchens and a sober Wolfowitz descending on the West Wing under the cover of night for a twilight chat with the infantile and vacillating George Bush to convince him to launch the Iraq War. Hitchens would have played the scene to the hilt in full Burtonesque splendor, shouting, waving his arms and uttering a poisonous genocidal harangue the content of which became clear from his next outburst at the memorial.

While more of the mourners tuned in to Hitchens' obstreporous impropriety, he sensed the opportunity to make an even deeper impression on what had become his captive audience.

In a stentorian tone, Hitchens inflated his already gargantuan ego to utter an alcohol-fueled outburst of bellicose oratory,

"WE ARE GOING TO KILL EVERY AL QAIDA TERRORIST AND BAATHIST IN THE COUNTRY AND THAT'S A GOOD THING. THEY NEED TO BE KILLED, AND WE WILL KILL THEM."

There you have it. It was a display worthy of Ann Coulter at her worst. With his drink-sodden Islamophobic outburst, Christopher Hitchens transformed a memorial for an acclaimed light of the literary world into a podium for a pogrom.

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Re: Neocon Christopher Hitchens at the End of His Rope

Posted by: "LeaNder" l.l.hahn@web.de   l_l_hahn

Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:39 am (PST)

This is a very witty style, so let's give credit to the author. ;-)

But somehow I could imagine that the central statement about "me and
Wolfowitz" could well be a fit drunken sarcasm.

-b
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The Czar of ethnic cleansing

Michael Carmichael

Christopher Hitchens would like to be recognized as the leading
left-liberal proponent of neoconservativism and its wars against
Islamists, Jihadists and Islamofascists. Since his expatriation from
Britain to the United States, Hitchens' career has become ever more
controversial and ever more extremist.

In the late 1990s, he became the leading literary critic of Clinton
and the Clinton Era. His critics accuse him of being the most voluble
proponent of the neoconservative doctrines of George Bush, Dick Cheney
and Donald Rumsfeld.

Hitchens' erstwhile friends in Britain frequently express dismay at
the stridently neoconservative tenor of his writings, and several are
equally concerned about his now well-established problem with alcohol.
His oldest friends often lament the fact that Hitchens has become a
literary misfit modelled on the right-wing extremist and public
vulgarian who haunts American radio, Rush Limbaugh. Hitchens' verbal
effluvia courses forth staining the pages of Vanity Fair and other
publications generous enough to tolerate his non-stop hatred
predicated on an acute case of Islamophobia.

At the dignified memorial recently held for Barbara Epstein, the
distinguished editor of the New York Review of Books, Hitchens made
what many are now describing as a ghastly appearance. Described as,
"drunk," on arrival by eyewitnesses, Hitchens offended virtually
everyone present with a explosive display of extremely bad manners.

Rather lIke a pathetic Burtonesque alcoholic out of an updated version
of Look Back in Anger, Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf or Candy, a
reeking Hitchens careened into the memorial and immediately reeled
around the mourners like a rapacious ferret seeking out powerful
editors who might take pity on him and offer him a morsel in the form
of a commission.

Many onlookers noticed when the editor of Grand Street, Jean Stein,
refused Hitchen's proffered claw. At that deadly point, he was
confronted by a kibitzer with a pregnant query, "So your glorious war
has turned out to be a total disaster, hasn't it?"

In a boisterous voice, Hitchens shot back a rather witless volley, "It
IS glorious, and it IS my war because it needed Paul Wolfowitz and
myself to go and convince the President to go to war."

The surprise of that anomalous revelation spread through the mourners
like an anaesthetic shocking a larger circle of attendees with the
macabre image of a drunken Hitchens and a sober Wolfowitz descending
on the West Wing under the cover of night for a twilight chat with the
infantile and vacillating George Bush to convince him to launch the
Iraq War. Hitchens would have played the scene to the hilt in full
Burtonesque splendor, shouting, waving his arms and uttering a
poisonous genocidal harangue the content of which became clear from
his next outburst at the memorial.

While more of the mourners tuned in to Hitchens' obstreporous
impropriety, he sensed the opportunity to make an even deeper
impression on what had become his captive audience.

In a stentorian tone, Hitchens inflated his already gargantuan ego to
utter an alcohol-fueled outburst of bellicose oratory,

"WE ARE GOING TO KILL EVERY AL QAIDA TERRORIST AND BAATHIST IN THE
COUNTRY AND THAT'S A GOOD THING. THEY NEED TO BE KILLED, AND WE WILL
KILL THEM."

There you have it. It was a display worthy of Ann Coulter at her
worst. With his drink-sodden Islamophobic outburst, Christopher
Hitchens transformed a memorial for an acclaimed light of the literary
world into a podium for a pogrom.

After staggering around the memorial and lurching into the cloakroom,
perhaps, in search of a much-needed refreshment, Hitchens reigned
supreme in his own mind as the czar of ethnic cleansing.

9c.

Re: Neocon Christopher Hitchens at the End of His Rope

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:27 am (PST)

Christopher Hitchens once possessed the gift of brilliant cutting irony. Then that gradually degenerated into heavy sarcasm. Now he is just a dumb fucking ranter, an embarrassment, a David Horowitz clone.

Sarcasm here? Not a chance. Examine the context.

LeaNder <l.l.hahn@web.de> wrote:
This is a very witty style, so let's give credit to the author. ;-)

But somehow I could imagine that the central statement about "me and
Wolfowitz" could well be a fit drunken sarcasm.

-b
>
>
<http://www.planetarymovement.org/blog/2006/06/czar-of-ethnic-cleansing.html>
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The Czar of ethnic cleansing

Michael Carmichael

Christopher Hitchens would like to be recognized as the leading
left-liberal proponent of neoconservativism and its wars against
Islamists, Jihadists and Islamofascists. Since his expatriation from
Britain to the United States, Hitchens' career has become ever more
controversial and ever more extremist.

In the late 1990s, he became the leading literary critic of Clinton
and the Clinton Era. His critics accuse him of being the most voluble
proponent of the neoconservative doctrines of George Bush, Dick Cheney
and Donald Rumsfeld.

Hitchens' erstwhile friends in Britain frequently express dismay at
the stridently neoconservative tenor of his writings, and several are
equally concerned about his now well-established problem with alcohol.
His oldest friends often lament the fact that Hitchens has become a
literary misfit modelled on the right-wing extremist and public
vulgarian who haunts American radio, Rush Limbaugh. Hitchens' verbal
effluvia courses forth staining the pages of Vanity Fair and other
publications generous enough to tolerate his non-stop hatred
predicated on an acute case of Islamophobia.

At the dignified memorial recently held for Barbara Epstein, the
distinguished editor of the New York Review of Books, Hitchens made
what many are now describing as a ghastly appearance. Described as,
"drunk," on arrival by eyewitnesses, Hitchens offended virtually
everyone present with a explosive display of extremely bad manners.

Rather lIke a pathetic Burtonesque alcoholic out of an updated version
of Look Back in Anger, Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf or Candy, a
reeking Hitchens careened into the memorial and immediately reeled
around the mourners like a rapacious ferret seeking out powerful
editors who might take pity on him and offer him a morsel in the form
of a commission.

Many onlookers noticed when the editor of Grand Street, Jean Stein,
refused Hitchen's proffered claw. At that deadly point, he was
confronted by a kibitzer with a pregnant query, "So your glorious war
has turned out to be a total disaster, hasn't it?"

In a boisterous voice, Hitchens shot back a rather witless volley, "It
IS glorious, and it IS my war because it needed Paul Wolfowitz and
myself to go and convince the President to go to war."

The surprise of that anomalous revelation spread through the mourners
like an anaesthetic shocking a larger circle of attendees with the
macabre image of a drunken Hitchens and a sober Wolfowitz descending
on the West Wing under the cover of night for a twilight chat with the
infantile and vacillating George Bush to convince him to launch the
Iraq War. Hitchens would have played the scene to the hilt in full
Burtonesque splendor, shouting, waving his arms and uttering a
poisonous genocidal harangue the content of which became clear from
his next outburst at the memorial.

While more of the mourners tuned in to Hitchens' obstreporous
impropriety, he sensed the opportunity to make an even deeper
impression on what had become his captive audience.

In a stentorian tone, Hitchens inflated his already gargantuan ego to
utter an alcohol-fueled outburst of bellicose oratory,

"WE ARE GOING TO KILL EVERY AL QAIDA TERRORIST AND BAATHIST IN THE
COUNTRY AND THAT'S A GOOD THING. THEY NEED TO BE KILLED, AND WE WILL
KILL THEM."

There you have it. It was a display worthy of Ann Coulter at her
worst. With his drink-sodden Islamophobic outburst, Christopher
Hitchens transformed a memorial for an acclaimed light of the literary
world into a podium for a pogrom.

After staggering around the memorial and lurching into the cloakroom,
perhaps, in search of a much-needed refreshment, Hitchens reigned
supreme in his own mind as the czar of ethnic cleansing.

10.

The Israel Lobby Attacks Karen Hughes

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:41 pm (PST)

<http://www.onejerusalem.org/blog/archives/2006/06/karen_hughes_br.asp>

Comment:

This is a perfect example of the relentless pressure that the Israel lobby applies all across the political spectrum, including against the Bush administration and the Republican Party.

Here we see the lobby trying to drive a wedge between the United States and the Arab world, contrary to the best interests of Americans.

Some key One Jerusalem members include Natan Sharansky, Benjamin Netanyahu, David Horowitz, Douglas Feith, Ron Silver and Dore Gold. They are all messianic Greater Israel extremists.

When they use the word "principles," what they mean is their ethnic self-interest, as defined by a radical Old Testament ideology.

Article:

If you think this headline means trouble you are right.

Al Jeezera, Bin-Laden's favorite network, is crowing about a "charm" offensive to mend fences with Arab media launched by Karen Hughes. As you read this article, look at the sidebars which attack Israel.

This is another disturbing example of the Bush Adminisration abandoning its principles.

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Holmgren Appears to Be an Israeli-Controlled COINTELPRO-Style OP

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:44 pm (PST)

More evidence that Gerard Holmgren has wormed his way into the 9/11 truth movement, using the gullible Rosalee Grable, in order to try to destroy it from within. While most us are directing our fire at the Bush administration and the neoconservatives who are still trying to drive the United States into more Mideast wars on behalf of Israel, Holmgren is expending a huge amount of energy and empty verbiage in attacking the most effective voices in the 9/11 truth movement. COINTELPRO. Ask yourself why Holmgren is targeting the strongest critics of the official story on 9/11 and of the Bush administration. Classic COINTELPRO -- the operating procedure is impossible to miss.

What is motivating Holmgren? Like Noam Chomsky, Greg Palast, and so many others in the "alternative" (fake opposition) media, Holmgren has been upset by the exposure of the neocons' leading role in the worst excesses of the Bush administration, and of their intimate ties to the Israeli government. He has repeatedly tried to smear critics of the neocons as "anti-Semites" -- the standard tactic used by the neocons themselves.


The Webfairy <webfairy@thewebfairy.com> wrote:
To: "catapultthepropaganda@yahoogroups.com" <catapultthepropaganda@yahoogroups.com>,
political-research@yahoogroups.com,
"apfn-1@yahoogroups.com" <apfn-1@yahoogroups.com>,
911InsideJobbers@yahoogroups.com
From: The Webfairy <webfairy@thewebfairy.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 18:33:44 -0500
Subject: [apfn-1] [Fwd: Why call it "truth?"]

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Why call it "truth?"
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 09:08:18 +1000
From: Gerard Holmgren <holmgren@iinet.net.au>

[[It is quite a curiosity that we've put so much energy into an issue
> (planes/no-planes) ]]

Indeed ! How curious that the "truth movement" should be interested in
truth. !

"That's not what the movement is for. It's not interested in finding out the
truth. That might be inconvenient. It's much easier to make a new set of
lies to replace the old set of lies."

"Well, then why are we called the "truth movement" ? My dictionary defines
truth as "that which is true." Surely - either they used planes or they
didn't use planes. Only one of these can be truth. And since we're the truth
movement shouldn't our first step be to find out what the truth is ? "

"To address the very problem to which you have alluded, we have redefined
"truth". It no longer means that which is true. It means "that which is
useful to the movement."

"Oh , I see. Good move. But then - useful for what ? I mean wasnt the
movement originally about discovering the truth (in the old sense of the
word) and then promoting it?"

"Of course not, you idiot ! " The purpose of the movement is to promote
itself. We call it the "truth movement" because then when we tell lies, it's
very difficult for people to find the language to make the accusation. You
think about it. "The republicans are liars. The democrats are liars. The
greens are liars." They roll off the tongue, don't they. But try, "the truth
movement are liars." See, it doesn't work. Try "9/11 truth is a pack of
lies." You see? People are immediately at a disadvantage. Its easy to stand
up and yell "Bush is lying !" and get people's attention. But try yelling
"The truth movement is lying" and people just start scratching their heads
and saying "huh?" And while their trying to work it all out, you just go on
giving them "truth." And it also makes it almost impossible for anyone else
to be claiming to stand for truth, because they are not the truth movement."

"Ah, yes I see. Very clever. Brilliant ! But - excuse me backtracking a bit,
we didn't get to answer what we're actually here for. You said it wasn't for
"truth" in the old fashioned sense. It was to promote the movement. But what
is the ultimate goal of the movement "

"The movement is about truth".

"But you just said it wasn't"
"
But it is now'

"Because you changed the meaning of truth"

"Yes"

"But then - I've lost track now - "

"Good, that's part of the idea."

"You see, now I'm confused about what truth actually means..."

"Excellent, you're getting the idea "

"OK let me think - "

"Think ? Think ?? To imagine that I would ever hear such language in this
movement ! How dare you! "

"Sorry...what I was trying to say was... Alright, the truth movement is here
for the truth, but what is true is not important to the truth. Because truth
is what is good for the movement, so if something is good for the movement,
then it's true, even if it's not true...and gosh...now I am really am
confused.."

"Excellent ! Just hold up this banner demanding 9/11 truth, and hold up a
picture of this truth hero."

"Ok "

12.

Profile of Jim Fetzer and the 9/11 Truth Movement

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:28 am (PST)

<http://citypages.com/databank/27/1334/article14475.asp>

Comment: Overall, a quite sympathetic treatment of the 9/11 truth movement, which is clearly beginning to gain major traction.

Excerpt:

Despite the seeming lack of connections, Fetzer says his research on JFK and Wellstone has proved invaluable to his understanding of 9/11. "If you've ever worked your way through what's gone on in JFK, you've encountered almost every mode of deceit, deception, and fabrication the government is capable of displaying," he explains. "Therefore, when I got involved in 9/11 research, it was a relative piece of cake in terms of sorting things out. The evidence was so obvious. The inadequacies of the government account were so blatant."

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13.

The American Media Have Been Iraq War Cheerleaders

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:44 am (PST)

<http://www.startribune.com/562/v-print/story/519383.html>

Comment: The neoconservative and neoliberal mainstream media played a more significant role in engineering the Iraq War than the oil industry. The leadership of the media is much more closely associated with the Israel lobby than with the oil lobby.

Excerpt:

It's an article of faith among Beltway conservatives these days that the media are out to undermine the Iraq war. I have never seen any evidence of that. The quick dismissal of this memo offers further proof that the media are generally supportive of what is in essence a Wilsonian exercise in nation-building.

Consider the major newspapers of New York, the most liberal city in the nation. The Wall Street Journal is rabidly pro-war, outdone perhaps only by the New York Post. The New York Times? Reporter Judy Miller engendered as much war fever with theoretical weapons of mass destruction as William Randolph Hearst did with the actual sinking of the USS Maine.

As for the writers on the Times opinion pages, they generally endorsed the idea that spreading democracy to the Mideast was a proper use of U.S. power. Their objections focused more on Bush's bungling of that objective.

That would also describe the position of the leading liberal politician in New York and in the nation, Sen. Hillary Clinton. I keep reading that the nation is in the grip of a fierce ideological struggle over the Iraq war, but I don't see it. Hillary Clinton's view of the war seems to differ only slightly from the views of the neoconservatives at the Weekly Standard and the National Review. All agree that "liberating" Iraqis constituted a proper use of our military might and our tax dollars. If given a magic wand and a chance to go back to February 2003 and abort the invasion, I doubt if either the liberals or the neocons would wave it.

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14.

Changing minds and persuasion -- How we change what others think, be

Posted by: "Bill Giltner" bill.giltner@gmail.com   bgiltner

Thu Jun 29, 2006 6:46 am (PST)

15.

Fwd: The Neocon Battle for Media

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:57 am (PST)


"Consortiumnews.com" <Consortiumnews@lb.bcentral.com> wrote: From: "Consortiumnews\.com" <Consortiumnews@lb.bcentral.com>
Subject: The Neocon Battle for Media
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 04:38:49 -0700

The harsh right-wing attacks on the New York Times for publishing articles about the Bush administration's secret monitoring of phone calls and financial transactions mark a new phase in the long neoconservative battle to intimidate and dominate the U.S. news media. But the struggle has dangerous implications as well for the future of the American Republic.

For the full story on how the neocons are trying to consolidate their control over American perceptions, go to Consortiumnews.com at http://www.consortiumnews.com .

Thanks to a surge in donations over the final days of our spring fund-raising drive, we did meet and even exceeded our goal of $10,000. Beyond our thanks for the needed money, we also want to express our gratitude for the many kind comments that accompanied the donations.

If you have not yet contributed and wish to, contributions can be made either by credit card at the Web site or by sending a check to Consortium for Independent Journalism (CIJ), Suite 102-231, 2200 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201.

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The Israel Lobby: Pro-Censorship, Anti-Free Speech

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:13 am (PST)

Yet again the Israel lobby proves that it is an enemy of free speech, that it is anti-American and anti-democratic to the core, and that, like every other messianic and totalitarian movement that has come down the pike, it is unable to defend its beliefs and policies in free and open debate in free societies.

Is it any wonder that the Israel-centric neoconservatives are leading the drive to destroy the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights and to turn America into a neocon-controlled police state? This is what they are all about -- the quest for total and absolute power and the suppression of all dissent and opposition.

Why does the Israel lobby hate our freedoms so? Why is it so afraid dissent and opposing views? Why does it so little comprehend the libertarian vision of the American Founding Fathers?

Mario Profaca <mario.profaca@zg.htnet.hr> wrote:
To: spynews@yahoogroups.com
From: "Mario Profaca" <mario.profaca@zg.htnet.hr>
Date: Thu, 29 Jun 2006 13:16:20 +0200
Subject: [SPY NEWS] First and Only Pro-Palestinian TV Program Axed by Jewish influence

http://mathaba.net/0_index.shtml?x=538950
Isratine Media Censorship
First and Only Pro-Palestinian TV Program Axed by Jewish influence
Posted: 2006/06/27
From: Mathaba

It is just another example of the fact that in America freedom of speech has its limits, and particularly when the topic of discussion happens to be Israel. Fall on the ‘wrong side’ of the truth, and a person can lose his job or his platform for speaking his mind.

It seemed as if nothing could stop it. It went from having 2 viewers a week to hundreds and then thousands and then hundreds of thousands and then, once it gained syndication on an American cable and a Satellite channel called Bridges TV, millions. It was being aired 5 times a week for 5 months on Bridges TV with nothing but praise from both executives and viewers alike, and then, out of the blue came a call from Bridges informing the show’s producer that they were coming under pressure from "Jewish Cable Operators". Bridges’ Programs Director and the show’s producer set up a system of rating for each program to inform Bridges if the content of the show has ‘Jewish’ material or not. Apparently though, this was not enough, as two weeks later the show was removed from the Bridges TV line-up.

The program in question is called “Current Issues with Hesham Tillawi” and runs Live every Thursday evening from 8-10 PM Central Time in the US from Lafayette Louisiana. Besides running on cable, the program is also streamed live and archived on the Internet where at present it is watched in more than 63 countries around the world at www.currentissues.tv. Tillawi, a Palestinian-American citizen is the host of the show and has been making some impressive waves in the last year with some of the guests he has interviewed, including members of the US Congress, high ranking officials within the US military establishment, international figures such as ex-Israeli nuclear technician Mordechai Vanunu and many others.

More importantly though {and most likely the reason why the heat came down from on high} is the fact that it is a program where there is no such thing as political correctness when it comes to discussing the goings on in the Middle East, and in particular how these items relate to the state of Israel.

Late in 2005 Bridges showed interest in broadcasting Current Issues on their network that spans the US. Bridges TV is a Muslim--owned channel whose theme is dedicated to the issue of Islam and to the current goings on in the Middle East. In December 2005 Bridges agreed to start airing Current Issues and by the end of May the following year, Current Issues was playing 5 times a week and getting rave reviews by Bridges viewers. Then, in May 2006 Aasiya Zubair, Director of Programming at Bridges TV informed Dr. Hesham Tillawi that some of the “Jewish cable operators" located in areas of the country where Bridges TV is broadcast had complained to them about the Current Issues program. She also informed him that Bridges TV had fired one of their editors for not editing some of Current Issues programs by taking out materials that in their opinion was “offensive to Jews”. Two weeks later Bridges TV made the decision to stop airing the show and in a letter to Dr. Hesham Tillawi
Mrs. Zubair wrote the following notice:

"Dear Hesham, I would like to inform you that we will no longer be airing Current issues anymore. I have been getting a lot of complaints from our viewers," and in a follow-up letter Mrs. Zubair wrote:

"Dear Hesham, It is not about the cable operator, it is about the customers too who by majority are Muslim and who have complained about the show. For now I would suggest it is best to part ways."

Tillawi response was "How could the majority of "Muslim customers" change their mind overnight regarding a show that is presenting current events from an Arab and a Muslim point of view?"

Tillawi asked Bridges TV to produce those so-called complaints from viewers. As he tells, it, they were unable to produce even one negative comment. In prior conversations with Ms Zubair she stated that they were getting many emails in support of the show.

“This is censorship, plain and simple” claims Tillawi. “Its a shame that a channel claiming to be friendly to Muslims would remove the only show being broadcast nationwide that tells the truth about Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Islam, etc. In its promotional material, it claims to be a channel dedicated to “building bridges,” but we say bridges can only be built with the truth, as ugly as it may be.”

When asked if he was surprised at this latest development, Tillawi’s answer was “No…I knew that this would happen eventually, I just did not know that it would happen this quickly. Unfortunately you cannot tell the truth about Israel indefinitely in the United States, supposedly the freest country of the world.” He continued his thoughts on the matter with “We feel this shameful decision by Bridges TV management will go down in infamy because now Muslims are censoring other Muslims from telling the truth to the world about the thousands of Palestinian, Iraqi, and Afghani children who are being killed by the Israeli-American War machine.”

The rest of us have to wonder what the reason was for this censure? Was it the programs dealing with the use of Depleted Uranium in Iraq and Afghanistan? Was it the interview with His Excellency Afif Safieh, the Palestinian Ambassador to Washington telling the truth concerning the Israeli atrocities against the Palestinians? Was it the interview with the Syrian Ambassador revealing what America's intentions were in the Middle East? Was it the interview with Dr Norman Finkelstein exposing Zionism and what it is? Was it the interview with Congressman Paul Findley exposing AIPAC and the Jewish control of congress? Was it the interview with Mordechai Vanunu, the Israeli nuclear scientist who exposed the Israeli Nuclear capacity? Was it the interview with Israel Shamir who exposed the racist policies of his country, Israel? Was it the interview with Dr. Steven Sniegoski who stated that the war against Iraq was for Israel? Or could it be the interview with Alison Weir exposing
the reality of the Palestinian-Israeli issue? Maybe it was the interview with Lt Col Karen Kwiatkowski, who worked at the Pentagon and exposed the influence of the Neocons and the Israelis at the Defense Department? The list goes on and on with interviews that the Main Stream Media would not even touch due to the Jewish influence over the media.

Tillawi added that “We always spoke out against this influence over the media and now we ourselves have become victims of this influence. One thing that hurts like hell is the fact that it was a Muslim who pulled the plug to stop the show from reaching a nationwide audience.”

It is interesting but probably not coincidental to note that a short time before Bridges TV ended its association with Current Issues, the ADL, domestic branch of Israeli Intelligence operating in the United States, added Dr Hesham Tillawi to its list of most ”notorious anti-Zionist,anti-Semites”. Those who are familiar with the tactics of the ADL know that the typical way that they do business is to threaten and intimidate anyone who is involved with the business of exposing the truth as it pertains to Israel and the way that the Jewish agenda works in the United States. Therefore it is not unreasonable to expect that in some fashion Bridges TV was contacted by a representative of the ADL and told to cease broadcasting episodes of Current Issues or face the consequences.

When asked whether this latest setback would affect the way that he and the producers of Current Issues do business, he said. “Absolutely it will…Now the gloves are coming off and we are not going to worry about whose toes get stepped on when it comes to discussing the truth. There is a great lesson here about appeasement and giving into the demands of a bully. Bullies never get enough, and even when you give them everything they want they still aren't satisfied.”

This is not the end, but the beginning. Current Issues will continue broadcast on Cox Cable, Amazonas Satellite and the Internet, until we find a brave man or a brave woman who will put us back on nationwide syndication.

-- Hesham Tillawi, PhD International Relations is a Palestinian American writer, Political Analyst and a TV show host. His program Current issues with Hesham Tillawi can be viewed Live every Thursday evening between 9-11 PM Central Standard Time on Cox Cable system Channel 5 in Louisiana, Nationwide on Bridges TV, and Worldwide on Amazonas Satellite, as well as Live on the Internet at http://www.currentissues.tv and can be contacted at Tillawi@currentissues.tv Interviews then archived for on demand viewing at: http://www.currentissues.tv

17.

Greg Palast's Apologetics for the Israel Lobby

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:31 am (PST)

Comment: Greg Palast, like Noam Chomsky, is part of the problem, not part of the solution. Mark Urban recommended Palast's earlier book here in this group. When I scanned the book, I was astonished to discover that for Palast, as for Chomsky, the neoconservatives essentially and conveniently don't exist. Pay no attention to that elephant defecating on the living room carpet.

Palast's, and Chomsky's, analyses of contemporary American politics are widely at variance with reality. It is difficult not to notice what is motivating their forays into fantasy, but of course impolite and politically incorrect to mention the glaring problem.

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18.

Robert Dreyfuss: Beinart: Sorry, Iraqis. My bad.

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Thu Jun 29, 2006 9:41 am (PST)

<http://robertdreyfuss.com/blog/2006/06/beinart_sorry_iraqis_my_bad.html>

Comment: Those who supported the Iraq War, like Peter Beinart and Christopher Hitchens, should simply remove themselves permanently from the business of politics. That would be the right and decent thing to do. And they should never stop apologizing for the damage they have caused.

Article:

I am so tired of reading about Peter Beinart. As the boy editor of the Worst Magazine in the World, Beinart has had far more than his deserved 15 minutes of fame. For those who haven't had a chance to read his book The Good Fight, which is supposed to be a thoughtful history of Democratic anti-communist militancy combined with a call to "win the war against Muslims," I mean, "against terrorism," here is a summary of The Good Fight:

"Iraq. Oops, well, I was wrong about Iraq. Sorry, Iraqis. I had good intentions though. Now forget I was wrong about that, and listen to what I have to say about the next war."

Umm, no, Peter. Okay, I agree you were wrong about Iraq. So, now get a job as a bus driver or something useful.

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Re: Lone Star Iconoclast Article [Reply to NBC]

Posted by: "Captain May" captainmay@prodigy.net   cptmay

Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:00 pm (PST)

Shane Allen <sallen@kbtv4.tv> wrote:
Captain May,
We are interested in talking to you about the comments you made in an article written for the Lone Star Iconoclast in Texas. I work for the NBC station in Southeast Texas and would like to talk to you about the statements concerning the Gulf Coast being a possible terror target this summer.

Please call me or write me so we can set up a time to talk. I look forward to hearing from you.

Respectfully,
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Cell : 409.454.5023 | Web : www.kbtv4.tv

[CPTMAY REPLIES TO NBC]

Dear Shane,

I grant that my opinions in the Lone Star Iconoclast article at http://www.lonestaricon.com/absolutenm/anmviewer.asp?a=248&z=37 are quite contrarian (to say the least!), but they are in keeping with my training as a former Army intelligence officer. I spent five years with Houston's 75th Division (USAR) as an Opposing Forces Controller, meaning that I learned better than most -- even most experts -- how to run contrarian scenarios.

If you would like to read the original article, from which the Texas Terror column in the Lone Star Iconoclast was extracted, kindly refer to http://www.spiritone.com/~pazuu/pow-mia/GTCMTexasTerror.htm

I am the former editorial writer for KPRC (NBC, Post-Newsweek) in Houston, and once had cordial relations with both former GM Steve Wasserman and current news director Nancy Shafran. Those relations were strained to the breaking point when I detected and published the Battle of Baghdad Cover Up (BOBCUP) back in 2003.

I've done gigs as a guest writer for the Wall Street Journal and Houston Chroincle, and in fact published five "War Essays" (geostrategic predictions) with the Chronk, which are becoming more and more widely read as they are borne out by events. Here's the link to the essays. I recommend that you check them out, as four of the five have been proven (though all were considered contrarian when I wrote them). The fifth, incidentally, is a prediction of a Houston petrochemical complex attack by Al-Qaeda, back in the days when I believed that the terror would be conducted by Al-Qaeda (which I no longer do, as you have read). Here's the link: http://www.geocities.com/onlythecaptain/pub.htm. The one about a terror strike is third down, Don't laugh at duct tape; it saves lives.

I have worked on the particular case of your area's Exxon Mobil, about which I became aware of terror threats in mid-May, and wrote an article (as a letter to my friend, Ambassador Chase Untermeyer, who was a three-year officer in my cyber-intelligence unit, Ghost Troop (as you'll see from the article): http://www.adelaideinstitute.org/Dissenters1/Toben/toben_may5.htm. Popular interest in Australia (where the original article ran) prompted a follow-up: http://www.adelaideinstitute.org/Dissenters1/Toben/toben_may6.htm. Finally, I have had issues with FBI Agent Shauna Dunlap over her attempt to cover up the Exxon Mobil matter: http://www.godlikeproductions.com/bbs/message.php?messageid=236958&mpage=1&showdate=5/17/06. As you'll see if you examine the remarks from the internet research community, the idea that there's a set-up for Texas is pretty widespread.

I'm going to be doing interviews on the matter this evening. My most recent one is at the top of the Cloak and Dagger international radio site: http://www.cloakanddagger.de/. Would it be possible to discuss things with you (or a reporter) tomorrow? If so, please give me a good time and I'll call. Hopefully, you'll have a chance to become familiar with the matters in the three articles in the paragraph above, as they represent the core of our argument.

Best regards, CPTMAY

PS: Please feel free to contact any of the individuals and agencies mentioned. We're not hiding any thing, although we know that everyone else in this email is doing so.

20.

Bloglines - IOF Abducts Palestine&#8217;s Democratically Elected

Posted by: "bill.giltner@gmail.com" bill.giltner@gmail.com   bgiltner

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Another Day in the Empire <http://kurtnimmo.com>
IOF Abducts Palestine’s Democratically Elected Leaders
<http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=439> By Administrator on Uncategorized

Now that Israel has attacked Gaza and the West Bank and kidnapped
members of the democratically elected government there, it will
be interesting to see if the United Nations condemns these
criminal acts and moves to pass another worthless resolution.

Israel’s “Operation Summer Rain” is not
specifically intended to win the release of prisoner of war
corporal Gilad Shalit so much as continue the nearly sixty year
aggression against the Palestinian people. “According to
some Western analysts, the military action, rather than being
aimed at rescuing the captured Israeli soldier, is aimed at
preempting the consequences of a recent agreement [to recognize
Israel] reached by the Fatah block and Hamas,” notes the
Arab Monitor
<http://www.arabmonitor.info/news/dettaglio.php?idnews=14660&lang\
=en
> .

Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades and the Popular Resistance
Committees, responsible for taking Shalit, want to use him as a
“bargaining chip” to gain the release of women and
children held in Israel’s dungeons in violation of the
Fourth Geneva Convention.

It should be noted, although this will not be mentioned in the
corporate media, that Israel’s Supreme Court ruled in 1997
that abducting Arabs and holding them hostage is entirely legal
according to the laws of the tiny outlaw state. As well, the
Israeli government has attempted to codify GSS (General Security
Services) torture during “interrogation.” According
to Amnesty International official, “Israel is the only
country in the world known to have effectively legalized torture
by officially allowing such methods,” namely beatings,
electric shock, sleep deprivation, forcing prisoners to remain in
painful positions, violent shaking, hooding, confinement in tiny
spaces, exposure to temperature extremes, prolonged toilet and
hygiene deprivation, degrading treatment, and other methods,
which have in cases led to the death of the detainees.

Osama Hamdan, a Hamas official, put the capture of Gilad Shalit
into perspective. “He’s an Israeli soldier, a
prisoner of war, taken in a battle and falls under a legal
category,” Hamdan told the Associated Press
<http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/world/14929863.h\
tm
> . “What happened yesterday [the abduction of elected
Palestinians] were hostage-takings and acts of terrorism.”
Israel, however, has nothing but contempt for such legal
categories, as the systematic murder and maiming of more than
24,500 Palestinians since the beginning of the al-Aqsa Intifada
reveals.

“On Wednesday, the crisis seemed to be tipping toward
escalation as Israeli tanks hunkered down inside southern Gaza at
the airport after warplanes had knocked out half of Gaza’s
electricity and pounded sonic booms over houses,” reports
the New York Times
<http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/29/world/middleeast/29cnd-mideast\
.html?hp&ex=1151640000&en=1855f15d6d1e70dc&ei=5094&partner=homepa\
ge
> . “Also on Wednesday, Israel battered northern Gazan
towns with artillery and sent warplanes over the house of the
Syrian president, who is influential with the Palestinian leader
believed to have ordered the kidnapping.”

In other words, the Israelis violated Syrian airspace and
terrorized Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. “In a predawn
operation Wednesday morning, Israel Air Force warplanes carried
out a low-altitude flight over Assad’s palace in the
Mediterranean port city of Latakia in northwestern Syria,”
explains Haaretz
<http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/732362.html> . [Russian
Foreign Ministry spokesman Mikhail Kamynin] said it was
‘absolutely unacceptable’ to breach the border or
air space of any country,” a fact lost on the neocon,
pro-Jabotinsky, AIPAC seduced government of the United States.

Ehud Olmert, who got his start in the Arab-hating revisionist
Zionist youth movement Betar (founded by Ze’ev
Jabotinsky), declares Israel has “no interest to harm the
Palestinian people, and in the operation we carried out tonight,
civilians were not harmed. The Hamas Government and its sources
in Syria are directly responsible for the reality we’ve
fallen into,” according to a translation provided by the
World Today
<http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2006/s1674705.htm> .

Granted, according to news reports, the IOF has yet to slaughter
Palestinians outright, although it is disingenuous for Olmert to
claim “civilians were not harmed,” considering the
IOF has bombed electrical facilities and “destroyed the
main water pipe feeding Nuseirat and El-Bureij refugee
camps,” according to an by Electronic Intifada
<http://electronicintifada.net/v2/article4860.shtml> press
release posted last night.

The Palestinian Center for Human Rights “strongly condemns
IOF retaliatory measures targeting Palestinian civilians in the
Gaza Strip, including the destruction of properties that are not
classified as a legitimate military targets. The Center calls
upon the international community, particularly the High
Contracting Parties of the Fourth Geneva Convention, to force IOF
to respect the convention, which prohibits reprisals against
protected persons, as stipulated in article 33. In addition, the
convention prohibits the destruction of private properties
belonging to individuals, groups, organizations or official
bodies. The Center calls upon the High Contracting Parties to
enforce article 3 regarding adherence to the convention and
respect of its stipulations, and to take appropriate sanctions
against the serious violations currently being
perpetrated.”

Of course, this will be ignored, both in Israel and the United
States, where the dutiful corporate media portrays the invasion
of the Gaza Strip and West Bank as a defensive move against
terrorists.

In effect, Israel is attempting to break any agreement between
Fatah and Hamas in regard to recognizing Israel’s
“right” to exist, a “right”
predicated on more than sixty years of violence and ethnic
cleansing.

Olmert and the Jabotinsky Likudites are engaged in a long-term
plan to deny not only Palestinian statehood, but the most basic
of human rights. “Zionism is a colonizing adventure and,
therefore, it stands or falls on the question of armed
forces,” Ze’ev Jabotinsky wrote.

As well, it stands or falls on the ability to use such armed
forces to terrorize Palestinians, run them off the land, bomb
their civilian infrastructure, abduct their elected
representatives, throw their women and children in torture
dungeons, dynamite their homes, plow under their olive groves,
shoot peace activists in the head (or run them over with military
bulldozers), and engage in other crimes, illegal and shameful in
more civilized places in the world.

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21.

The Geralee Holmfairy Blob Thingie

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:23 pm (PST)

The Geralee Holmfairy Blob Thingie

These days it's impossible to differentiate Gerard Holmgren's and Rosalee Grable's posts on many topics -- they seem to have merged into a single personality, with the effect of reducing Grable's intelligence and truthfulness. Address a post to one and you are likely to receive a response from the other, speaking for the two-headed creature as a whole.

I googled Holmgren on Israel, and discovered that he is in fact much preoccupied with the topic, while knowing absolutely nothing about American politics, Israeli politics, Mideast politics or the role of the Israel lobby in American politics.

Compare Holmgren's essay on the subject here:

http://emperors-clothes.com/letters/holm.htm

with that of Stephen Sniegoski here:

http://www.thornwalker.com/ditch/snieg_conc1.htm

or that of John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt here:

http://ksgnotes1.harvard.edu/Research/wpaper.nsf/rwp/RWP06-011

One moves from a high school essay, to a graduate school essay, to an essay from the best minds at two of the best universities in the world.

So: we've got a guy who is focused on turning all the energies of the 9/11 truth movement into attacking itself and self-destructing, and who is also, like Noam Chomsky and Greg Palast, quite upset with mentioning Israel and the Israel lobby in relation the politics of 9/11 and its aftermath.

Again, the first word that pops to mind is COINTELPRO.

22.

The Captain May Posts

Posted by: "Sean McBride" smcbride2@yahoo.com   smcbride2

Thu Jun 29, 2006 12:32 pm (PST)

I've been asked by several people about the credibility of the Captain May posts.

Answer: I don't know what to make of them or him. I do believe there is a grave danger of a 9/11 Part II nuclear event, and May is trying to focus attention on that problem, so for the time being I am reading and tracking his posts.

Christian Zionist propaganda outlets like WorldNetDaily have been seeding the soil for such an event for the last year or two, setting up Osama bin Laden as the culprit once again. Even most of the alternative (fake opposition) media are not tracking this exceedingly important topic. The boom could fall at any moment. Whoever was behind 9/11 is capable of committing much worse atrocities, and it strikes me as a certainty that they will do so.

23.

Bloglines - U.S. Cybersecurity Chief May Has a Conflict of Interest

Posted by: "bill.giltner@gmail.com" bill.giltner@gmail.com   bgiltner

Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:48 pm (PST)

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CRIMES AND CORRUPTIONS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS
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CRIMES AND CORRUPTIONS OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER NEWS -
LiveJournal.com U.S. Cybersecurity Chief
May Has a Conflict of Interest
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U.S. Cybersecurity Chief May Have a Conflict of Interest
Associated Press
Thursday, June 29, 2006; A05

The Bush administration's cybersecurity chief is a contract
employee who earns $577,000 under an agreement with a private
university that does extensive business with the federal office
he manages.
Donald "Andy" Purdy Jr. has been acting director of the Homeland
Security Department's National Cyber Security Division for 21
months. His two-year contract with Carnegie Mellon University in
Pittsburgh has drawn attention from members of Congress. By
comparison, the Homeland Security secretary, Michael Chertoff, is
paid $175,000 annually.

Purdy is on loan from the school to the government, which is
paying nearly all his salary. Meanwhile, Purdy's cybersecurity
division has paid Carnegie Mellon $19 million in contracts this
year, almost one-fifth of the unit's total budget.

Purdy said he has not been involved in discussions of his
office's business deals with the school. "I'm very sensitive to
those kinds of requirements," Purdy said. "It's not like Carnegie
Mellon has ever said to me, 'We want to do this or that. We want
more money.' "

Some lawmakers who oversee the department questioned the decision
to hire Purdy as acting cybersecurity director. They noted
enduring criticism by industry experts and congressional
investigators over the department's performance on cybersecurity
matters.

Purdy's contract "raises questions about whether the American
people are getting their money's worth," Democratic Reps. Bennie
Thompson of Mississippi and Loretta Sanchez and Zoe Lofgren, both
of California, wrote in a letter to Republicans.

Purdy, a longtime lawyer, has held a number of state and federal
legal and managerial jobs. He has no formal technical background
in computer security.

Purdy controls a budget of about $107 million and as many as 44
full-time federal employees. He said his salary is commensurate
with those of some other government contractors.

Purdy's former boss and predecessor as cybersecurity chief, Amit
Yoran, earned $131,342 before he resigned abruptly in October
2004. Chertoff agreed one year ago to create a position of
assistant secretary over cybersecurity. The job is unfilled, a
point of consternation among many security experts.

Carnegie Mellon is highly regarded among experts who study hacker
attacks and software flaws. The university declined to comment on
Purdy's salary, citing employee confidentiality. It said it has
avoided discussing government contracts with Purdy in his role as
chief of the cybersecurity office that awards those contracts.

The department said Purdy consulted with ethics lawyers when he
signed his employment contract. Purdy is so careful about
avoiding potential conflicts that he leaves the room when
employees discuss contracts related to Carnegie Mellon's work,
said one DHS official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity
because this official is not authorized to speak with reporters.
© 2006 The Washington Post Company

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