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In the name of the father? This is War. In the name of the son? This is murder. In the name of the Holy Ghost? This is iniquity. In the name of democracy? This is a lie.

They have created a wasteland in our name and called it Democracy. Dare we look on their our victims?

“Iniquity, committed in this world, produces not fruit immediately, but, like the earth, in due season, and advancing by little and little, it eradicates the man who committed it. …justice, being destroyed, will destroy; being preserved, will preserve; it must never therefore be violated.” Manu 1200 bc

This video should only be viewed by a mature audience. I suspect that it will very soon become ‘no longer available’.

What did I tell you?

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“WAR IS THE INSANE DEATH DANCE OF A PARANOID SOCIETY. WOULD YOU JOIN THE DANCE?

Don’t Go is a moving and graphic anti-war tale written during the Vietnam war by Wulf Zendik.When it was first released, it was published in newspaper form by both the Los Angeles Free Press and the London International Times. It was also published as a booklet, which was distributed nationally by Doubleday Press. In New York City, radio stations played readings of it over the air on Moratorium Day, with the Doors’ “The End” behind it.

Don’t Go has been translated into 5 languages and has won several international awards. Revel and Kyro have now animated this classic, rendering its message with even more immediacy and power.

“ONCE YOUTH REFUSES TO SLAUGHTER AND BE SLAUGHTERED, HOSTILE POWERS MUST SURRENDER TO REASON AND ABANDON THIS MAD DESTRUCTION”

Click here to watch DON’T GO (Real Player. Runtime 10 mins)

“God gave the savior to the German people. We have faith, deep and unshakeable faith, that he was sent to us by God to save Germany”: Hermann Goering, speaking of Hitler

“Why is this man in the White House? The majority of Americans did not vote for him. Why is he there? And I tell you this morning that he’s in the White House because God put him there for a time such as this”: Lt Gen William Boykin, speaking of G. W. Bush, New York Times, 17 October 2003

“A tyrant must put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are less apprehensive of illegal treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-fearing and pious. On the other hand, they do less easily move against him, believing that he has the gods on his side”: Aristotle

“If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier – just so long as I’m the dictator”: George W. Bush, 18 December 2000

“International law? I better call my lawyer; he didn’t bring that up to me”: George W. Bush, 12 December 2003

Israel’s and America’s tactics in the Phony War On Terror:

TERROR BOMBINGS; CONDUCTING A BRUTAL WAR AGAINST CIVILIANS;

TRUMPED UP EXCUSES FOR INVASIONS;

DEHUMANIZATION OF THE ENEMY;
 
UNETHICAL AND ILLEGAL ENTRIES, SEARCHES AND DETENTIONS; USE OF TORTURE;

These are exactly the same tactics the Nazis used in WW2. They lost.

Click here to read The Axis of Powers by Joel Fischer in ICH

“In all-too-real worlds beyond our reach, everything tends toward permanency. Whatever the discussion may be, whatever issues may seem to be gripping Washington or the nation, whatever you’re watching on TV or reading in the papers, elsewhere the continual constructing, enlarging, expanding, entrenching of a new global system of imprisonment, which bears no relation to any system of imprisonment Americans have previously imagined, continues non-stop, unchecked and unbalanced by Congress or the courts, unaffected by the Republic, but very distinctly under the flag ‘for which it stands.'”

In August the Imperialist Bush neo-con administration and its associated “big 5” media corporations proudly proclaimed that Abu Ghraib prison had been emptied of detainees and was to be turned over to the “Iraqi government”.

Well, it’s one thing to close a prison but quite another to release its inmates. So, what happened to them?

Have you heard of Camp Bucca? What about Camp Cropper?

Perhaps you have heard of the latter: it started off as a “temporary facility”, a “bunch of tents” appended to the US base adjoining Baghdad International Airport (which, incidentally is now one of the many “enduring camps” that have, since 2004, become fair-sized American towns, complete with Pizza Huts, Burger Kings and mini-golf courses) and is now a 60 million dollar state of the art prison.

The emptying of Abu Ghraib may have made big news; the filling of Camp Cropper, however, didn’t get a mention.

So, what about the other one, Camp Bucca? You can’t read about that anywhere, says Tom Engelhardt and, what is more:

“While arguments spin endlessly here at home about the nature of withdrawal ‘timetables,’ and who’s cutting and running from what, and how many troops we will or won’t have in-country in 2007, 2008, or 2009, on the ground a process continues that makes a mockery of the debate in Washington and in the country. While the ‘reconstruction’ of Iraq has come to look ever more like the deconstruction of Iraq, the construction of an ever more permanent-looking American landscape in that country has proceeded apace and with reasonable efficiency.”

Currently the Bush administration, in the name of the American people and financed by their tax dollars — and, due to the complicity of our “leaders”, in the name of the people and courtesy of the tax Sterling of the UK — is holding 14000 prisoners in Iraq; possibly more that 500 in Afghanistan; and nearly 500 in Guantanamo. Most of these individuals are beyond the jurisdiction of any system of justice.

And if all of the camps that we know about are shut down none of those prisoners is going anywhere closer to justice soon, because a globally outsourced penal system has been created to absorb them.

If you don’t take the time to read Tom Engelhardt’s article you deserve what may be coming.

In response to that statement some may say that knowing the facts doesn’t eradicate the problem. I reply in this fashion:

To win a war you must first know your enemies.

Click here to take that essential first step on the road to victory.

“A very rude remark”

The Bush War Party apparently picked up a few tips from watching Mafia movies: it seems that Pakistan was strong-armed into co-operating with America’s war on Afghanistan, according to today’s Telegraph.

“President Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan said that after the September 11 attacks the US threatened to bomb his country if it did not co-operate with America’s war against the Taliban in Afghanistan.”

“Be prepared to be bombed. Be prepared to go back to the Stone Age”, was the gist of the ultimatum, allegedly delivered to Pakistan’s President Perves Musharraf by deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage.

It proved to be an offer Musharraf couldn’t refuse; shortly afterwards US fighter jets were using Pakistani airspace in their offensive against the Afghan militia, who were allegedly protecting Bin Laden and al-Qaeda.

Perhaps tomorrow the Telegraph will tell us something we didn’t know.

Yeah, right.

I don’t like buzzwords; they are usually completely without meaning. George Bush makes a point of using the word ‘Islamo-fascist’, for example, when refering to Hezbollah and Hamas, both of which are democratically elected parties.

“The latest big lie unveiled by Washington’s neoconservatives are the poisonous terms, ‘Islamo-fascists’ and ‘Islamic fascists.’ They are the new, hot buzzwords among America’s far right and Christian fundamentalists.”

Thus reads the first paragraph of an article by Eric Margolis (click the appropriate link below to download) in which he cites a ‘modern definition of fascism’, which neither of the above Muslim groups opposing Israeli-US-British control of the Middle East fit.

The 14 defining characteristics below, on the other hand, fit Bush’s America like black leather gloves and jack-boots.

Click  here for the Margolis article.

J’accuse

The following “news” report by Mohammed Zaatari was published in the Daily Star 21 August:

MARJAYOUN: Mohammad Ali Qobeissi, a member of the National Council for Scientific Research, said on Sunday that a crater caused by an Israeli munition in Khiam contained “a high degree of unidentified radioactive materials.”

Qobeissi, along with Ibrahim Rashidi from the Faculty of Sciences at the Lebanese University, have inspected the crater – which is 3 meters deep and has a diameter of 10 meters – in the Jlahiyyeh quarter in Khiam, with a Geiger-Muller radioactivity counter and nuclear material detector.

“A team from the council will test a sample from the crater in order to find out what kinds of radioactive materials it contains,” Qobeisi told The Daily Star.

He added that the Israeli weapons launched on Khiam and the neighboring areas of South Lebanon “probably contained a high level of uranium.”

The scientific team doubted, however, that the dust caused by these weapons was likely to contain the kind of radioactive materials which would later lead to cancers.

Copyright © 2006, The Daily Star.

This article refers to depleted uranium-tipped weapons, known in the popular media as “bunker busters”.

It is no news that the Israelis used US supplied weapons in the rape and destruction of Lebanon.

And that the Americans have been using DU ordnance since the first Gulf war is a matter of public record.

There is no doubt that scientists tested samples from the crater.

However, that the dust they found was unlikely “to contain the kind of radioactive materials, which would later lead to cancers” is a lie, and everyone responsible for the publication of the report knows it.

In 1998 the following article appeared in the Lancet:

The office of the United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights has received a report hypothesising that the current health and environmental problems in Iraq may be linked to US and British weapons left behind after the Gulf War in 1991.

[It] points out that mortality rates among children have increased sharply along with cancer rates: as many as 500 children a day are dying in Iraq.

He proposes that radioactive waste caused by projectiles containing depleted uranium (DU) may have played a part.

DU weapons were developed by the Pentagon in the late 1970s as anti-tank armour-piercing shells but were not used in combat until the Gulf War.

DU is a radioactive by-product of the enrichment process used to make nuclear fuel rods and nuclear bombs.

The report notes that the death rate per 1000 Iraqi children under 5 years of age increased from 2.3 in 1989 to 16.6 in 1993.

Cases of lymphoblastic leukaemia have more than quadrupled with other cancers also increasing “at an alarming rate”.

In men, lung, bladder, bronchus, skin, and stomach cancers show the highest increase.

In women, the highest increases are in breast and bladder cancer, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Diseases such as osteosarcoma, teratoma, nephroblastoma, and rhabdomyosarcoma are also increasing with, according to the review, the most affected being children and young men.

Congenital malformations have also increased, as have diseases of the immune system.

The review says that a confidential report by the British Atomic Energy Authority in 1991 estimated that at least 40 tonnes of DU were dispersed in Kuwait and Iraq; but according to Greenpeace-based on US government information released under the Freedom of Information Act-“over 300 tonnes of DU mostly in fragmented form (dust) were left on the battlefields in Iraq and Kuwait”.

The review also quotes a letter from UK’s former Defence Secretary, Malcolm Rifkind, to Sir David Steel, former Liberal leader, in December, 1994, saying that British troops used 88 DU rounds and that the USA had used much more.

The letter also said that the weapons would emit radioactive and toxic substances that “present a health hazard”.

Karen Birchard.

I accuse the “scientific team” cited in Zaatari’s article, because of their denial of the deadly nature of the radioactive dust bequeathed to Lebanese civilians and their unborn generations by Israel’s murderous campaign, of complicity in crimes against humanity.

And I accuse the Star “newspaper” of wilful and propagandistic dissemination of disinformation.

Sue me.

The Four Sorrows

Came across the following on the ICH site. It’s by Chalmers Johnson from Sorrows of Empire:

“Four sorrows … are certain to be visited on the United States.

Their cumulative effect guarantees that the U.S. will cease to resemble the country outlined in the Constitution of 1787. 

First, there will be a state of perpetual war, leading to more terrorism against Americans wherever they may be and a spreading reliance on nuclear weapons among smaller nations as they try to ward off the imperial juggernaut. 

Second is a loss of democracy and Constitutional rights as the presidency eclipses Congress and is itself transformed from a co-equal ‘executive branch’ of  government into a military junta. 

Third is the replacement of truth by propaganda, disinformation, and the glorification of war, power, and the military legions. 

Lastly, there is bankruptcy, as the United States pours its economic resources into ever more grandiose military projects and shortchanges the education, health, and safety of its citizens.”

Does this recall for you, as it does for me, the fall of Rome? 

I have written about the Bush administration’s covert involvement in Israel’s offensive against Hezbollah.

Now Dan Glaister writes in the Guardian:

“The US government was closely involved in planning [the war] even before Hezbollah seized two Israeli soldiers in cross-border raids in July. American and Israeli officials met in the spring, discussing plans on how to tackle Hezbollah.”

As of this morning the guns have been silent.

What we have seen in Lebanon, however, was, I believe, only the first phase of a strike by the US on Iran, with Israel as an American proxy, designed by Bush to reduce the threat of possible Hezbollah ( as a Syrian and Iranian proxy) retaliation against Israel in the event of such an action.

Seymour Hersh told CNN Sunday:

“July was a pretext for a major offensive that had been in the works for a long time. Israel’s attack was going to be a model for the attack they really want to do. They really want to go after Iran.”

In the current issue of New Yorker magazine Hersh, Quoting a US government source, says:

“Earlier this summer…several Israeli officials visited Washington, separately, ‘to get a green light for the bombing operation and to find out how much the United States would bear.”

The unnamed Pentagon consultant added:

“It was our intention to have Hezbollah diminished and now we have someone else doing it.”

State department and Pentagon officials deny the report.

“The Israeli government gave no official in Washington any reason to believe that Israel was planning to attack.”

Well, they would say that, woudn’t they?

This from Richard Silverstein:

“Everyone in the media talking about this crisis notes that Hezbollah is a Syrian and Iranian proxy. But no one is saying that Israel may be a U.S. proxy. Not that Israel is doing on our behalf anything it doesn’t want to do. But may we not be advancing our own foreign policy objectives in confronting Iran through Israel’s bloodying of Lebanon and by extension Hezbollah? Are we allowing Israel to fight the first phase of a proxy war against Iran in much the same way that the Nazis used the Franco forces in the Spanish Civil War both as a proxy and as a stepping stone to a much greater conflict to come? And if there is any truth here (and this is all educated conjecture on my part), then the second phase of this conflict could be a direct confrontation between Iran and the U.S.” 

Read Seymour Hersh’s article.

Our children will be next

A few days ago, according to official government figures, the death toll exacted by Israeli (U.S.) bombing raids against the Lebanese people was estimated at 900.

That number has by now surely swollen to well over a thousand.

90% of victims have been civilians.

Historically, this is by no means a unique state of affairs.

Airwars have always been essentially about killing innocent people.

In the current conflict ambulances, emergency centres, media outlets, mosques and churches have been targeted; illegal cluster weapons and white phosphorous have been used.

The hard hitting film by Joey Nasser, which you can access below, is not easy to watch but it needs to be seen.

Mainstream western media organisations deny you the right to see this kind of material; it is my belief that you must see it and that you must do everything in your power to force your governments to intervene at any cost.

If it continues our children will be next.

It may already be too late.

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