Wednesday 28 September 2005

Sinister Events in a Cynical War

It makes me sick to think that my tax money is paying for this. To any Iraqis who might stumble on this can I just say that I'm sorry and I did not vote for these bastards!

by John Pilger

Here are questions that are not being asked about the latest twist of a cynical war. Were explosives and a remote-control detonator found in the car of the two SAS special forces men "rescued" from prison in Basra on Sept. 19? If true, what were they planning to do with them? Why did the British military authorities in Iraq put out an unbelievable version of the circumstances that led up to armored vehicles smashing down the wall of a prison?

According to the head of Basra's Governing Council, which has cooperated with the British, five civilians were killed by British soldiers. A judge says nine. How much is an Iraqi life worth? Is there to be no honest accounting in Britain for this sinister event, or do we simply accept Defense Secretary John Reid's customary arrogance? "Iraqi law is very clear," he said. "British personnel are immune from [the] Iraqi legal process." He omitted to say that this fake immunity was invented by Iraq's occupiers.

Watching "embedded" journalists in Iraq and London, attempting to protect the British line was like watching a satire of the whole atrocity in Iraq. First, there was feigned shock that the Iraqi regime's "writ" did not run outside its American fortifications in Baghdad and that the "British-trained" police in Basra might be "infiltrated." An outraged Jeremy Paxman wanted to know how two of our boys – in fact, highly suspicious foreigners dressed as Arabs and carrying a small armory – could possibly be arrested by police in a "democratic" society. "Aren't they supposed to be on our side?" he demanded.

Although reported initially by the Times and the Mail, all mention of the explosives allegedly found in the SAS men's unmarked Cressida vanished from the news. Instead, the story was the danger the men faced if they were handed over to the militia run by the "radical" cleric Moqtada al-Sadr. "Radical" is a gratuitous embedded term; al-Sadr has actually cooperated with the British. What did he have to say about the "rescue"? Quite a lot, none of which was reported in this country. His spokesman, Sheik Hassan al-Zarqani, said the SAS men, disguised as al-Sadr's followers, were planning an attack on Basra ahead of an important religious festival. "When the police tried to stop them," he said, "[they] opened fire on the police and passersby. After a car chase, they were arrested. What our police found in the car was very disturbing – weapons, explosives, and a remote-control detonator. These are the weapons of terrorists."

The episode illuminates the most enduring lie of the Anglo-American adventure. This says the "coalition" is not to blame for the bloodbath in Iraq – which it is, overwhelmingly – and that foreign terrorists orchestrated by al-Qaeda are the real culprits. The conductor of the orchestra, goes this line, is Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian. The demonry of al-Zarqawi is central to the Pentagon's "Strategic Information Program" set up to shape news coverage of the occupation. It has been the Americans' single unqualified success. Turn on any news in the U.S. and Britain, and the embedded reporter standing inside an American (or British) fortress will repeat unsubstantiated claims about al-Zarqawi.

Two impressions are the result: that Iraqis' right to resist an illegal invasion – a right enshrined in international law – has been usurped and delegitimized by callous foreign terrorists, and that a civil war is under way between the Shi'ites and the Sunni. A member of the Iraqi National Assembly, Fatah al-Sheik, said this week, "There is a huge campaign for the agents of the foreign occupiers to enter and plant hatred between the sons of the Iraqi people and spread rumors in order to scare the one from the other. … The occupiers are trying to start religious incitement, and if it does not happen, then they will start an internal Shi'ite incitement."

The Anglo-American goal of "federalism" for Iraq is part of an imperial strategy of provoking divisions in a country where traditionally the communities have overlapped, even intermarried. The Osama-like promotion of al-Zarqawi is integral to this. Like the Scarlet Pimpernel, he is everywhere but nowhere. When the Americans crushed the city of Fallujah last year, the justification for their atrocious behavior was "getting those guys loyal to al-Zarqawi." But the city's civil and religious authorities denied he was ever there or had anything to do with the resistance.

"He is simply an invention," said the Imam of Baghdad's al-Kazimeya mosque. "Al-Zarqawi was killed in the beginning of the war in the Kurdish north. His family even held a ceremony after his death." Whether or not this is true, al-Zarqawi's "foreign invasion" serves as Bush's and Blair's last veil for their "war on terror" and botched attempt to control the world's second biggest source of oil.

On Sept. 23, the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, an establishment body, published a report that accused the U.S. of "feeding the myth" of foreign fighters in Iraq, who account for less than 10 percent of a resistance estimated at 30,000. Of the eight comprehensive studies into the number of Iraqi civilians killed by the "coalition," four put the figure at more than 100,000. Until the British army is withdrawn from where it has no right to be and those responsible for this monumental act of terrorism are indicted by the International Criminal Court, Britain is shamed.

First published in the New Statesman.

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Friday 23 September 2005

The case for global integration

Here's what it's all about, the elite wishes a one world government so they build the USA up as the only super-power and then bring it and the world down with it. The solution proposed will be the abolition of national governments and individual freedom. Fait accompli! And the joke is that we will all be begging for it by the time the bastards are through with us!!!!

As part of the BBC's Who Runs Your World? series, Richard N Haass, president of the US think-tank, the Council on Foreign Relations, assesses the limitations of US power and argues for deeper international collaboration.

Who runs the world? The short answer is "no one," if by "runs" one means "control".

No world government exists, and the United Nations, while many things, is anything but united. In most circumstances, the organisation lacks both the consensus as well as the capacity to impose its will on member governments or others, be they terrorist organisations or drug cartels, corporations or NGOs.

Nor does the US - by most measures the most powerful country in today's world - run things. This is, in part, because of the nature of the challenges in today's world. Terrorism, the spread of nuclear materials and weapons, global climate change - all require collective action. Talk of unipolarity and American hegemony in a global world is little more than talk.

The US cannot run the world on its own for a second reason. US strength, however great, is limited. In large part because of Iraq, the United States lacks the military means to disarm and occupy North Korea or Iran.

Similarly, the US lacks the economic means to do everything it wants given its enormous fiscal deficit and the fact that it is dependent on the continued willingness of other governments to accumulate vast holdings of dollars.

Talk of unipolarity and American hegemony in a global world is little more than talk

But none of this should be understood to suggest that we live in a state of anarchy. We do not. Contemporary international relations are not some all-out, unregulated struggle. On the contrary, there are some important principles that are widely embraced, and in some areas these principles are buttressed by institutional arrangements.

There is, for example, near-universal support for the right of self-defence, the concept that a state can respond militarily if attacked. This right is enshrined in Article 51 of the UN Charter, which explicitly states: "Nothing¿shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defence if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations."

As the text makes clear, the notion of self-defence applies not simply to the state under attack but also provides a mechanism for other parties to come to the defence of the victim.

In the realm of security, there is a host of arms control agreements that place ceilings on or eliminate entire categories of armaments, as well as so-called laws of war that influence when and how military force is to be used, including what governments are obligated to do to safeguard the rights of combatants and non-combatants alike.

There are elements of consensus in the political realm, including a number of international conventions supporting human rights and democracy and opposing torture, slavery, and genocide.

Cooperation will only materialise when the leading powers of the day determine that their self interest requires that they minimise competition with one another
Other groupings that contribute in meaningful ways to international cooperation include the G-8 (the US, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, and the UK) and many of the numerous regional organisations (the African Union, the Organisation of American States, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and above all the European Union) that reflect a degree of consensus about not just local but also international matters. Transatlantic arrangements, including Nato, also contribute meaningfully to political order in the world.

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Thursday 22 September 2005

UK 'Undercover Soldiers' Driving Booby-Trapped Car

Something definitely fishy about those two guys being picked up like that, they had a small arsenal in the car too. Of course there is no way they could have been doing anything other than spreading love, peace and harmony through Basra. Anyone who thinks differently is a dirty conspiracy theorist!

by Michel Chossudovsky

The following Reuters report raises some disturbing questions.

Why were undercover British soldiers wearing traditional Arab headscarves firing at Iraqi police?

The incident took place just prior to a major religious event in Basra.

The report suggests that the police thought the British soldiers looked "suspicious". What was the nature of their mission?

Occupation forces are supposesd to be collaborating with Iraqi authorities. Why did Britsh Forces have to storm the prison using tanks and armoured vehicles to liberate the British undercover agents?

"British forces used up to 10 tanks " supported by helicopters " to smash through the walls of the jail and free the two British servicemen."

Was there concern that the British "soldiers" who were being held by the Iraqi National Guard would be obliged to reveal the nature and objective of their undercover mission?

A report of Al Jazeera TV, which preceeded the raid on the prison, suggests that the British undercover soldiers were driving a booby trapped car loaded with ammunition. The Al Jazeera report (see below) also suggests that the riots directed against British military presence were motivated because the British undercover soldiers were planning to explode the booby trapped car in the centre of Basra:.

[Anchorman Al-Habib al-Ghuraybi] We have with us on the telephone from Baghdad Fattah al-Shaykh, member of the Iraqi National Assembly. What are the details of and the facts surrounding this incident?

[Al-Shaykh] In the name of God, the merciful, the compassionate. There have been continuous provocative acts since the day before yesterday by the British forces against the peaceful sons of Basra. There have been indiscriminate arrests, the most recent of which was the arrest of Shaykh Ahmad al-Farqusi and two Basra citizens on the pretext that they had carried out terrorist operations to kill US soldiers. This is a baseless claim. This was confirmed to us by [name indistinct] the second secretary at the British Embassy in Baghdad, when we met with him a short while ago. He said that there is evidence on this. We say: You should come up with this evidence or forget about this issue. If you really want to look for truth, then we should resort to the Iraqi justice away from the British provocations against the sons of Basra, particularly what happened today when the sons of Basra caught two non-Iraqis, who seem to be Britons and were in a car of the Cressida type. It was a booby-trapped car laden with ammunition and was meant to explode in the centre of the city of Basra in the popular market.

However, the sons of the city of Basra arrested them. They [the two non-Iraqis] then fired at the people there and killed some of them. The two arrested persons are now at the Intelligence Department in Basra, and they were held by the National Guard force, but the British occupation forces are still surrounding this department in an attempt to absolve them of the crime. [Al-Ghuraybi] Thank you Fattah al-Shaykh, member of the National Assembly and deputy for Basra.

- Text of report by Qatari Al-Jazeera satellite TV on 19 September (emphasis added)

Is this an isolated incident or is part of a pattern?

More significantly, have the occupation forces been involved in similar undercover missions?

Syrian TV (Sept 19, 2005) reports the following:

Ten Iraqis - seven police commandos, two civilians and a child - were killed and more than 10 others wounded in the explosion of two car bombs near two checkpoints in Al-Mahmudiyah and Al-Latifiyah south of Baghdad while hundreds of thousands of Iraqis were heading towards the city of Karbala to mark the anniversary of a religious event.

And in a significant incident in the city of Basra, which is also marking the same religious event, Iraqi demonstrators set fire to two British tanks near a police station after Iraqi police had arrested two British soldiers disguised in civilian clothes for opening fire on police. Eight armoured British vehicles surrounded the police station before the eruption of the confrontations. A policeman at the scene said the two detained Britons were wearing traditional Iraqi jallabahs [loose cloaks] and wigs.

An indepth independent inquiry should be order by Britain's House of Commons into the circumstances of this event.

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Contrails or Chemtrails?

Something's in the sky!
Not Lucy and her diamonds,
or Superman flying high.
Something's in the sky
something way up high.
Clear blue days are no more
the planes take care of them.
Emitting their anonymous fumes
no-one knows, no-one asks
most don't even notice.
Great spines of cloud
they strecth for miles
they linger overhead
evil plumes of secret smoke.
Experiments and testing
are we simply lab rats to them?

Tuesday 20 September 2005

Why Malaysia's Mahathir Is So Mad

by Trowbridge H. Ford

Click the image to enlarge it At the conference on human rights in Kuala Lumpur ten days ago, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad stirred up a diplomatic storm when he denounced British and American pilots who took part in the invasion and occupation of Iraq, calling them terrorists who simply did the bidding of their terrorist masters.

This attack by Mahathir, who left office in 2003 after 22 years in power, was most unexpected since he had long supported the Ango-American war on terror, though he did not support either the war against the Taliban in Afghanistan or for Saddam Hussein's ouster. More surprising when it occurred, Britain's High Commissioner to Mayalsia Bruce Cleghorn and several unidentified American diplomats, apparently including Ambassdor Christopher LaFleur, made unprecedented, hasty departures, raising eyebrows even among the usually staid diplomatic corps and media. The fact that Britain's Queen Elizabeth is Malaysia's chief of state, and Cleghorn is her representative made his leading the charge out, no matter what Mahathir said, doubly insulting to Malaysian democracy.

Certainly, Mahathir could hardly expect to be winning friends among them by saying things like this about the wars' conduct: "The British and American bomber pilots came, unopposed, safe and cozy in their state of the art aircraft, pressing buttons to drop bombs, to kill and maim. And these murderers, for this is what they are, would go back to celebrate 'Mission Accomplished' " - repeating in a most pointed way what President Bush, sporting a flight jacket, had uttered from the deck of an American aircraft carrier upon the fall of Iraq's dictator. Then Mahathir added what soldiers on the ground - more terrorists - were doing to defenceless Iraqi civilians with impunity and without any accounting.

Still, the former Malaysian leader was not without similar problems of his own, having locked up many Islamic radicals without charge after the 9/11 attacks - recalling what Attorney General John Ashcroft had done in the States - and jailing his former deputy, Islamist Anwar Ibrahim, who was leading demonstrations against the government, on trumped-up charges of sodomy and corruption, so why all the fuss over what the retired leader said? It seems that his comments were just the tip of the iceberg - what the American and British diplomats anticipated, and pre-empted discovery of by the unprecedented walkout. The very idea of Mahathir being the guest speaker at a Suhakam conference on human rights was a invitation to disaster which must be downsized as soon and as much as possible.

In the absence of the British and American diplomats, the Malaysian leader still pressed on, denouncing their justifications of the wars in this contemptuous fashion: "As we all know it was a lie." As for what has happened since, he added: "Worse still, the powers which are supposed to save the Iraqi people have broken laws on human rights by detaining Iraqis and others and torturing them at Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib and elsewhere" - an allusion to the rendition of suspected terrorists to the countries of their origin or to regimes noted for their ability in gaining confessions.

It was at another conference, the 10th Session of Islamic Summit Conference, less than two years before at Putrajaya, Malaysia's administrative capital, that a renewed Mahathir had been much more diplomatic and optimistic about the country's prospects. With Anwar safely locked up, and successor Abdulla Ahmad Badawi being groomed to take over, the Malaysian Prime Minister spoke most positively about the possibilities of the world's 1.3 billion Muslims making their weight felt despite their lack of governments with military clout, and responsive to their needs, now that its economic meltdown because of the IT slump in 2000 was being overcome.

Now that the wars against Afghanistan and Iraq were completed, Mahathir explained, the West was beginning to make mistakes in its occupation of them which was providing opportunities for Islam. Recalling the Prophet's troubles during his first 22 years - what resulted in great success the following one - he called his colleagues to work together, using their brains to defeat the designs of the Zionist-backed enemy, now that a clear window of opportunity had opened.

Mahathir sounded almost like his old self during the 1990s when Malaysia was the ASEAN economic Tiger. By then, the country of 23,000,000 people, and based on the peninsula and in North Borneo had become a multi-sector economy, thanks to its vast resources, extensive internal development, and a well-educated workforce. Coupled with its holdings of oil, natural gas, tin, iron ore, bauxite, copper, timber and rubber was a developed export market in electronics. When this slumped, Malaysia did not have the necessary foreign currency reserves, and a small enough external debt to prevent the country from sliding into recession - what Mahathir had remedied before he stepped down.

It was hardly surprising then that during the 1990s Malaysia had gone to considerable efforts to avoid, or at least minimize, the difficulties caused by its less developed, more unstable neighbors, particularly Indonesia. While Kuala Lumpur was continually complaining about Jakarta's human rights abuses in places like Aceh and East Timor, it was taking steps to alievate the pollution, especially smoke, that its most primitive agricultural sector was creating. Unlike Indonesia, Malaysia was a self-sufficient, developed country which was not threatening its neighbors in any way.

Under the circumstances, it was hardly surprising that Kuala Lumpur, under the direction of its Mininter of Science Datuk Law Hieng Ding, looked for ways to clean up the environment, especially its own. While Malaysia had no nuclear plants nor plans for their construction, as Ding explained to a Regional Workshop on Nuclear Safety Information for Decision-Makers in Kuala Lumpur in March 2000, he stressed the needs of clarifying what nuclear power really meant so that peaceful, clean energy could safely be produced: "As is the case with other fields of technology, nuclear power brought with it certain risks."

As its risks must be surmounted so it could be used, so should the power of nature, especially cyclones, given the growing smoke problems plaguing Malaysia's cites, and pollution damaging its coastline. To seed cyclones to clear its air, and clean up its beaches, especially in the West Coast states of the peninsula, Ding, it seems, contracted in 1997 with some Pentagon supplier - possibly E-Systems of Raytheon, and using Bernard J. Eastlund's patents - to seed the necessary tropical depressions, so that they could do the job Malaysia required.

The Pentagon, of course, threw up all kinds of smokescreens about what was happening. In April 1997, SOD William Cohen, a former Republican Senator who had been in the thick of America's secret operations and programs, addressed a conference called by Georgia Senator Sam Nunn on counterterrorism in this alarmist way: "Others are engaging even in eco-type terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves...So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations...It's real and that's the reason why we have to intensify our efforts."

No sooner had Malaysia received the go-ahead for the capability it desired than The Wall Street Journal, the newspaper most closely associated with America's warfare state, published an article by Chen May Yee, "Malaysia to Battle Smog with Cyclones," claiming that it would be supplied by Igor Pirogoff's Russian company, Elate Intelligent Technologies, Inc. Ding said that a memorandum of understanding that already been approved, and that the cyclone would be a big one or Malaysia would get its money back. Pirogoff had been featured by the same publication five years earlier, claiming that he would make weather to order for as little as $200 a day. Hurricane Andrew, one of America's most destructive, could have been reduced to "a wimpy little squall," Pirogoff contended, if only his services had been purchased.

No matter what Russia's alleged capability in this area was, and it seems to have been vastly overstated by the Americans, there was no way that Pirogoff could have altered the weather in the South Pacific without arousing a storm from Washington. Pirogoff - though there is no other evidence that he even existed, much less could do what the Pentagon was claiming - was only suggesting that he could alter the jet stream over Siberia - what could help the development of its oil resources, and might explain why Washington developed Project HAARP in Alaska to counteract. If a Russian company, obviously connected to the Kremlin, were creating a weather-altering operation over Borneo - where NASA conveniently had an earth-orbiting satellite - alarm bells would have been ringing in Washington.

The fact that this was merely a cover story for an American operation - one which would allow it to develop its weather-making capability while helping the most westward-looking regime develop its capabilities - was well demonstrated when The Wall Street Journal, especially reporter Lowell Ponte, continued to crank out stories that the Russians were the culprits. The fact that the discredited Carter administration had signed the UN Convention against the hostile use of environmental modification for military purposes was constantly cited as evidence that Washington was not the troublemaker, though the Reagan administration repeatedly vetoed any UN resolution reducing its war-making potential in space.

Ponte even wrote a column for Star Magazine in July 1982, "Pentagon and Kremlin Are Playing With Our Weather And Giving Us Storms And Floods," contending that the Soviets were using weather modification to melt the ice caps and glaciers, changing the course of rivers through causing floods, exploding devices in space to alter the jet streams, so that they could control the world's weather. The idea that only the Russians had the capability was disputed in 1996 when a seven-man group of US Air Force pilots claimed that weather modification was the career for "warriors of the future".

While Malaysia was regaining its economic strength, GDP increasing to 7% in 2004 - thanks to weather modification in cyclones like Zoe - the tsunami of December last year caught it totally by surprise. Thinking that it too had suffered monumental losses like Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Somalia, India, and Bangladesh - countries wracked by terrorism - Malaysia was completely outdone by the Americans in the salvage effort. While the Pentagon was rushing the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and the rescue vessel USS Bataan to the scene, almost as if it were prepared for it, Malaysia did lilttle more than count its dead, 68 apparently, and survey its wreckage.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, the apparent planner of it all, had arrived on the scene, consulted with the Indonesian military about the fallout in Aceh, and had called upon ASEAN countries to do more in helping themselves before paltray aid from Kuala Lumpur had even arrived.

US Ambassador La Fleur rubbed the result in when he opened the Second ASEAN Leadership Forum,"Asean on the Move: Building on Success", on March 18, 2005. After stating that the US relationship with the area has never been better, and before describing the man-made risks facing it - terrorism, nuclear proliferation, maritime insecuirty, and economic difficulties - he mentioned nature's tsunami, and the massive efforts America had made to allievate its destruction and prevent its recurrence. "In short," he concluded, "it showed us how fragile we are. But it also showed us how resourceful we can be when we work together to overcome adversity."

Then Malaysia was wracked by Hurricane Katrina. Though, of course, it was not affected in any physical way by what happened in the Gulf area, it was immediately dragged into the controversy about its necessity in a most negative way. The need for such countermeasures had been supplied by the popular American novelist Sydney Sheldon, noted for his action-packed though rather unrealistic best sellers. His latest one, Are You Afriad of the Dark?, concerned a most evil CEO Tanner whose firm, Kingsley International Group, was attempting to take over the world by controlling its weather.

To make the novel more believeable, Sheldon added this most intriguing afterword: "Weather is the most powerful force we know. Whoever controls it can disrupt world economies with perpetual rainstroms and tornadoes; wipe out crops in a drought; cause earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamies; close world airports and cause devastation on enemy battlefields."

To make Americans feel better about the possibilities of this prospect, Mike Blair wrote a piece, "Harnessing Weather: Allegations Surface that US, Russia Have Technology to Manage Hurricanes," for the American Free Press on September 5th. After citing Sheldon's afterword about man now being able to do something about the weather, he repeated everything that had been written, especially in the WSJ, about Malaysia's efforts in the process.

Then Blair, sounding much like British officials involved in counterterrorism with the same last name, called the Malaysian Embassies in Washington and New York to confirm it. While Blair came up with nothing in the nation's capital, Hasny Agam's people at the UN confirmed the claims - the Russians had created cyclones for Kuala Lumpur.

Little wonder then, that Mahathir went ballistic about Britain's and America's role in the world the first chance he got back in Malaysia.

To complement Blair's efforts in a most reassuring way, Lowell Ponte then wrote another of his "Ponte fications" for, "Katrina and the Politics of Pre-emption," repeating yet again that America had never done anything serious about manipulating the weather, going all the way back to the NOAA Project Stormfury in 1962. "But President Bush and future presidents," Ponte hypothesized, "may face a more difficult decision: whether to attempt to use cloud seeding or other techniques to preempt or deflect hurricanes that threaten major cities where thousands could die."

This could only have made Mahathir madder.

Friday 16 September 2005

Mahathir calls US, UK terrorist nations

I hate to say this but we are, no amount of lying and obfuscation on the part of US/UK governments will change the fact that we are the bad guys here. It makes me sick to see them justifying their heinous crimes on the basis that they are defending "freedom" while at the same time taking those freedoms away at home on an almost daily basis!

US and British pilots whose bombs killed Iraqi civilians were murderers, and actions taken by those two countries during the invasion and occupation of Iraq amounted to terrorism, former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad has said.

Several British and US diplomats walked out in protest of Mahathir's broadside against their countries in a speech at a national conference in Kuala Lumpur on human rights on Friday.

Mahathir, who ruled Malaysia for 22 years before retiring in 2003, also defended his human-rights record in government. He was often criticised for detaining suspects without trial under a security law and for the imprisonment of former deputy prime minister Anwar Ibrahim.

Mahathir decried the deaths of thousands of Iraqi civilians as a result of the US-led military invasion and occupation. He compared American and British actions in Iraq to rocket attacks by Israel on Palestinians, and referred to those countries as "these terrorist nations".

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Monday 12 September 2005

Defeating terror may mean giving up rights, MI5 warns

The head of MI5 has publicly backed Tony Blair’s warning that the rules of how Britain combats the threat of terrorism have to change.

In a break with tradition, Dame Eliza Manningham-Buller, Director-General of MI5, allowed a confidential speech that she had given to Dutch intelligence officers to be published on the agency’s website yesterday. She gave a warning that an erosion of civil liberties might be necessary to stop more British citizens from being killed by terrorists.

Her intervention will provide ammunition for the Prime Minister and Charles Clarke, the Home Secretary, in their battle with the courts over dealing with suspected terrorists. It will also bolster the Government’s struggle to introduce rules to make it easier to deport foreign preachers of hate.

The arrests of radical clerics, promised by Mr Clarke, have been delayed, and European ministers at an anti-terrorism conference in Newcastle this week frustrated his plan to store mobile phone records for a year.

Dame Eliza does not specify which human rights need to be compromised to help the intelligence agencies and police to cope with the threat of attacks, but her intervention is certain to intensify the debate among MPs and human rights groups.

Dame Eliza insisted that MI5 would not be “coerced” into sharing intelligence with friendly agencies.

Mr Clarke faced strong opposition to his call for tougher counter-terrorism laws after the July 7 and July 21 attacks in London, when he addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg this week.

Dame Eliza, speaking in The Hague on September 1 at a meeting to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service, made it clear that she had serious concerns about trying to counter the terrorist threat without greater powers, even if that meant encroaching on human rights.

Echoing words used by the Prime Minister, Dame Eliza said: “The world has changed and there needs to be a debate on whether some erosion of what we all value may be necessary to improve the chances of our citizens not being blown apart as they go about their daily lives.”

She admitted that the July attacks in London had been “a shock” to MI5 and to the police, but said that intelligence was always going to be fragmentary and incomplete.

She praised the response of the public to the bombings and people’s refusal to be cowed. Most people, she said, understood that the attacks were “on all our citizens, whatever the ethnic origins”.

The central dilemma for MI5 and other agencies, and for the Government, was trying to protect British citizens “within the rule of law when intelligence does not amount to clear-cut evidence and when it’s fragile”.

Dame Eliza said that she wished to do nothing that would damage “hard-fought-for [human] rights”. But trying to contain terrorism in a democratic society was “not straightforward”.

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Why Only Silence Over The Lockerbie Frame-up

by Trowbridge H. Ford

Recently, a former Scottish police chief - who investigated the terrorist downing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland on December 22, 1988 - came forward, and confessed that the indictment of two Libyans and the conviction of one of them, Abdel Basset Ali Megrahi, of the crime which killed its 259 passengers and 11 persons on the ground, was the result of the CIA planting the fatal evidence - the device which triggered the Semtex explosive, the Swiss digital electric timers, and FBI agent Thomas Thurman so identified - "...bore an uncanny remblance to that used to bring down the civilian aircraft in West Africa (UTA Flight 772)." (Ted Gup, The Book of Honor: The Secret Lives and Deaths of CIA Operatives, p. 312)

While it is easy and predictable for the Chief Constable of Dumfires and Galloway George Esson to question the motives of the still anonymous officer coming forward at this late date - what the previous story about this saga on this site reported - no one has appreciated just how heavily the cards were stacked against the police officer ever opening his trap about the matter, much less officially coming forward. Not only had the Agency planted the evidence and made the spurious connection to the downed flight which occurred in Africa after the Lockerbie tragedy - making one wonder who was really responsible too for that act of terrorism on September 19, 1989 - but also had set the set-up in near irrefutable manner by Ted Gup, a veteran Washington Post investigative reporter, writing a most glowing obituary of Matthew Gannon, son-in-law of DDO Thomas Twetten who died in the Pan Am tragedy, entitled "Deadly Symmetry" (pp. 289-317).

By the time Libya had handed over Ali Megrahi and Lamen Khalifa Fhimah for trial, and the court, presided over by Scottish judges using their own criminal procedure, had been established in Holland, the Agency had gone all out to obtain their conviction. To give its claims the greatest conviction, Gup was allowed to write about leading members of its Wall of Honor, the 69 operatives whose exploits were commenorated on the north wall of the Langley headquarters lobby by black stars chiseled into a field of white marble, and whose exploits are cryptically recorded in an anonymous fashion in The Book of Honor. Gup spent three years during the 1990s determining who all of them were, and what some of them had accomplished.

In telling their stories, Gup centered his focus on the Arabist operative Gannon, and the leading operational manager Twetten because of their personal tragedy being so intertwined in the international one. Of course, the families of the heroes, especially the Gannons and the Twettens, and many covert operators assisted Gup in researching his accounts.

The reporter was even told the details of the emotion-packed ceremony on May 14, 1998, at which DCI George Tenet paid homage to the fallen agents, starting with star Gannon, though only mentioning him as an Arabist named Matt, whose survivors were sitting next to the widow of Richard Welch, the Athens station chief who was gunned down in 1975: "Tenet nearly choked on his prepared remarks as he read that Matt's young widow, Susan, had insisted that he open his Christmas presents before he left for Beirut."(p. 369) Gannon had been apparently killed trying to rescue another station chief, William F. Buckley, who had been kidnapped in Lebanon four years earlier. When the names of those inscribed in the Book of Honor was finally read, though, Gannon's name was missing because it still remained classified.

Gup, in describing Gannon's own murder, took the greatest liberties with the facts, and he laced his account with such emotion and certainty that it was hard to believe otherwise. First, DDO Twetten was described in the most glowing terms when, in fact, he had a most tarnished career. According to Gup, the only setback that Twetten had experienced was when he was the Agency's chaperone for the NSC's Oliver North when he was conducting his own foreign policy for Reagan's Oval Office - what resulted in his being called to testify on 27 occasions before various venues after the Iran-Contra scandal broke.(p. 314) (For more on North, see my article about him in the Trowbridge Archive.)

Actually, before Twetten had retired as DDO, he was badly damaged by the exposure of Aldrich 'Rick' Ames' decade of spying for the Soviets. Once DCI R. James Woolsey received the Inspector General's Report on the terrible fiasco in October 1994, he diciplined four current and former DO employees with "severe" reprimands, and seven others with "light" ones. While one cannot be sure which kind of reprimand Twetten received, he apparently received a "severe" one, as it was while he was in charge that the Agency was most inept in getting to the bottom of Ames' activities while in the division. "The casual way in which all this was handled," James Adams wrote in Sellout, "almost defies belief." (p. 190)

The reprimand meant that Twetten's career with the Agency was finished as those so punished could receive neither promotion nor performance awards from anywhere from the next two to five years. This was a most bitter ending for one who just the year before on June 2, 1993 had stood at the Wall of Honor, and had made the commemorative remarks when the star for his dead son-in-law joined the others on it in anonymous fashion. "His eyes filled with tears and his voice chocked with emotion," Gup wrote, "but he never faltered." (p. 315) Little wonder that when Gup finally mentioned Ames' most successful spying for the Soviets, he attributed it to his treachery rather than the Agency's, especially the Operations Division's, recklessness and incompetence. (pp. 371-2)

After both Woolsey and Twetten left the Agency, the new DCI, George Tenet, was determined to establish that Gannon had not died in vain, and that his father-in-law and other DO personnel had been unfairly treated. Tenet showed his determination regarding the latter by threatening to resign when President Clinton, during the 1998 Wye River Middle East peace talks, considered giving Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard a pardon as part of the deal. Pollard -along with Ames, the Bureau's Robert Hanssen, and others - had supplied Moscow with intelligence which permitted it to frustrate Operation Courtship's various covert operations, especially the assassination of Swedish statsminister Olof Palme to trigger a non-nuclear conclusion to the Cold War, with appropriate countermeasures.

Tenet and the DO - after the Agency had concluded that the Iranians had not used the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command (PFLP-GC) to shoot down the Pan Am airliner in retaliation for the USS Vincennes having shot down one of theirs - stumbled across a way to solve the mess by the way in which the murder of Viktor Gunnarsson, suspected assassin of the Swedish Prime Minister, was handled. Gunnarsson's murder in December 1993 had been carried out in such a successful way - especially since his body was nowhere to be found - that another murder, that of Mrs. Catherine Miller, had to be committed to provide a probable suspect, former Salisbury, North Carolina policeman L. C. Underwood.

When Underwood was finally tried, the prosecution used evidence from the second murder in a probative way to help establish Underwood's guilt in the first one - a kind of 'deadly symmetry', to use Gup's terminology. (For more on this, see my article, "Why Palme Assassination Suspect Gunnarsson Was Murdered," on Jerre's Thinktank, July 7, 2004.)

By the time Underwood was ultimately convicted of Gunnarsson's murder, the Agency could see how it could help in the conviction of the Libyan suspects in the Lockerbie bombing, as Gup has laid out in considerable detail. This time the symmetry was not between two murders but between two mass murders - the downing of Pan Am Flight 103 and the French UTA flight from Brazzaville to Paris, which exploded over the Tenéré desert in mid-September 1989. "The aircraft disintegrated," Gup wrote, "spreading wreckage across the desert of Niger in a scene all too reminiscent of Lockerbie, Scotland." (p. 310)

The similarities did not end there, though. After Gannon was killed while coming back from his mission in Lebanon to free, it seems, the hostages held there, his brother, Dick, received a letter of condolence from Robert Pugh, the number two man in the American Embassy in Beirut when it was bombed. Dick Gannon wrote a most appreciative thank-you note to Pugh and his wife Bonnie.

Bonnie Pugh, along with six other Americans, was on the UTA DC-10 when it blew up over the Niger desert, thanks " a terrorist bomb that had been tucked in the forward baggage compartment." (p. 310) She was the US Ambassador to Chad, but there was no safe haven for her either. "It was now Dick Gannon's turn to write a letter of condolence to Pugh. Both men, twice struck by terrorism, shared a common bond that neither would have wished upon his worst enemy. (Ibid.)

The ultimate piece in the deadly symmetry puzzle was the timing device which was used to bring down the Pan Am 747. It, as an analyst working for the task force to determine the cause of the crash discovered, "...bore an uncanny resemblance to that used to bring down the civilian aircraft in West Africa - the terrorist action that had claimed Bonnie Pugh's life." (p. 312)

The Agency, armed with this evidence, continually pushed for a criminal prosecution of those thought to be responsible for both acts of terrorism - Libyans - rather than another air assault on Tripoli. Shortly after Palme was assassinated, and no suspect had been indicted for the crime, the US had provoked Gadhafi into apparently justifying such an attack.

On March 25th, American ships and planes intruded into the Gulf of Sirte, and the Libyans responded by firing missiles at them. The Americans reacted by attacking Libyan patrol boats, and destroying a missile site. Tripoli retaliated, it seems, a few weeks later by exploding a bomb in a West Berlin restaurant frequented by US troops, killing two and wounding 250. The Reagan administration - thanks to intelligence input provided by Twetten, then the chief of the Near East Division - responded with a massive Anglo-American attack on the country which nearly killed the Libyan leader in the process.

Now, the Clinton administration opted for a trial, undoubtedly because of Tenet's continuing demand, in the Netherlands - though it doubted that the suspects would ever undergo prosecution - since the UN sanctions, the result of the indictment of the Libyans, and costing Tripoli $18,000,000,000 a year in revenue, were running out of support. To help assure this result, Muammar Gadhafi handed over the suspects for trial, and it commenced in May 2000 before the High Court of Justiciary at Camp Zeist before Lords Sutherland, Coulsfield and Maclean.

The trial was an utter fiasco, as Dr. Hans Köchler, a noted authority on international law, and the UN observer of it, appointed by Secretary General Kofi Annan, duly reported. While the prosecution used four most unreliable witnesses to prove that the two defendants had provided the bomb with blew up the Pan Am airliner, thanks to "...a tiny fragment of a circuit board for MST-13 timer" the CIA had planted miles away from the crash site, it was the liberties the court granted the prosecution which insured at least Ali Megrahi's conviction.

Köchler was quite critical of the presence of two prosecutors, Dana Biehl and Brian Murtaugh, from the United States Justice Department sitting next to the Crown's prosecutors, and consulting often with them about substantive and procedural questions. "...This created the impression," Köchler reported, "of 'superiors' handling vital matters of the prosecution strategy, and deciding in certain cases, which documents (evidence) were to be released in open court or what parts of information contained in a certain document were to be withheld (deleted)." This was particularly evidence in the handling of CIA cables concerning one the Crown's key witnesses, the most unreliable Abdul Majid Giaka.

Köchler was even more critical of an unknown government - apparently Libya - constantly introducing claims to support the defendants: "It was officially stated by the Lord Advocate that substantial new information had been received from an unnamed foreign government relating to the defence case. The content of this information was never revealed, the requested specific documents were never provided by a foreign government." This intervention, Köchler concluded, had been able to influence the outcome politically to a considerable extent.

The Libyan government had added to the charade that it was the government referred to by appointing a Mr. Maghour, a former high government official, to the defence team - an interference that caused original counsel, Dr. Ibrahim Legwell to resign, and Dr. Köchler to complain about, though Maghour did not interfere with the defence, as the Americans did with the prosecution. Then the defence promised a most vigorous one, proposing to call all kinds of witnesses, only to collapse without calling any of them. It seemed apparent that Tripoli, most eager to end the sanctions, had pulled the props out from under the defendents' claims of innocence.

It was during the trial that Gup's book was published, and given the apparent candor that it showed in discussing the secret roles of Gannon, Twetten, and the Agency in general in the Lockerbie disaster, no one could reasonably expect that the United States and the CIA were the government and secret intelligence agency involved. But this was the case, as the Scottish police officer finally coming forward has demonstrated, with the Agency providing in various corrupt ways what has been explained above: the bombings of Pan Am Flight 103 and French UTA Flight 772 were matches of Islamic terrorism. "Then, in 2003," after an appeal had confirmed the conviction, "a retired CIA officer gave a statement to Megrahi's lawyers in which he alleged evidence had been planted." (Marcello Mega, Scotland on Sunday, August 28, 2005)

Of course, the claim that the Agency planted the tiny fragment of the circuit board revives the stories of a conspiracy being responsible for the tragedy, going all the way back to the Interfor report that private investigator Juval Aviv, allegedly a former Mossad operator, supplied for Pan Am's insurance company, but in a new way.

Aviv attributed the bombing to two Agency teams - one headed by Major Charles McKee and to which Gannon belonged on TDY in Beirut, and another, CIA-1, led by the infamous Syrian arms-dealer Monzar Al-Kassar, and working out of Frankfurt - falling foul of one another in their efforts to free hostages, starting with Buckley, while continuing to trade illegal arms, and drugs. While the two groups were doing their thing and checking on one another's activities, it seems that Al-Kassar's superiors decided to blow up an American airliner, and despite all kinds of warnings and complications, it was allowed to go ahead, and McKee's team, knowing where the hostages were being held, just happened to be on the one when it happened.

Then books and whistleblowers surfaced which just compounded this quite unlikely story. Lester Coleman's story, adding bits which Time took seriously enough to publish a story about in an April 1992 issue, that he knew who CIA-1's handler was back in Langley - who betrayed McKee's team - was not helped by his pointing out a Christian Broadcasting Network cameraman as the high-level covert operator. NBC claimed that Interfor's story was essentially correct but Al-Kassar's group worked for the Drug Enforcement Administration - a claim the NYT readily investigated, and quickly dismissed. By the time The Fall of Pan Am 103, written by Steven Emerson and Brian Duffy, appeared in 1990, the 'conspiracy theories' had been so shot down that no serious person would listen to them any longer, though Joe Vialls continued to claim that the Zionists had done it.

That should change now. The planted evidence, plus Gup's false stories, should make everyone be thinking conspiracy. It should be seen, it seems, as the disaster the just-elected George H. W. Bush arranged to prevent the worst secrets of Iran-Contra ruining his Presidency. In particular, Al-Kassar had been most helpful in arranging acts of terrorism - the highacking of the Achille Lauro and the killing of passenger Leon Klinghofer, the assaults on El-Al passengers at Rome and Vienna airports over Christmas 1985, his dealings with the NSC's Ollie North and Iran-Contra's Richard Secord, etc. With the John Kerry Senate Subcommittee on Terrorism, Narcotics, and International Operations due to report soon, Al-Kassar could ruin Bush's time in the Oval Office.

To prevent this from happening, the McKee group went to Lebanon to track him down, and arrange his downfall. Gannon was included in the group, as Gup reported: "From the summer of 1983 until the summer of 1986, Matthew Gannon was based in Damascus Syria, a country long suspected of supporting terrorism." (p. 302) While there, he had witnessed at close hand all the above-mentioned acts of terror - and many more - and now he was to use his contacts there, as the Bierut station chief so confirmed after he finished his action-packed, 3 1/2-week, TDY assignment:

"He met seven different assets, bringing back on stream all of our Arabic-speaking assets that had been unexpectedly abandoned after (name deleted) was prevented from returning to Beirut..." (Quoted from Gup, pp. 289-90.)

Unfortunately, this glowing assessment amounted to not only Gannon's death warrant but also those of the 269 other passengers on the airliner, as a high level officer in the Agency learned about it, and took what he considered to be appropriate countermeasures. As for who might have alerted Al-Kassar's people to place a bomb on it, and advised West German counterterrorists not to worry about the unexpected-looking brief case, the authors of The 60 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time ask but do not answer: "Could former CIA chief Bush or his underlings be the 'control' for CIA-1?" (p. 283)

In sum, the Scottish Criminal Cases Review Commission should call for a new trial of Ali Megrahi because he was convicted on the basis of almost no evidence - only the contrived stories of all kinds of American assets and agents, especially the most unreliable Thomas Thurman - but also recommend to the British government that an independent inquiry be appointed to investigate who planted the Mebo-manufactured timing devices both at Lockerbie and in Niger's desert for the plotting which led to the deadly symmetry which murdered nearly 500 people for merely the benefit, it seems, of some of the Agency's old guard, wherever they may be.

Quashing unfair verdicts and adopting better security measures for preventing crashes in nearly inaccessible places are no substitute for punishing the people who really make them necessary.

Tuesday 6 September 2005

Weather-Making, Katrina, and the Gulf Tragedy

by Trowbridge H. Ford

In no field of human endeavor is less known about who put together what than in engineering. While people can readily recite who made important breakthroughs in all kinds of sciences and the arts, the names of who developed important inventions, and provided for their application in ways that helped mankind are hard to find. Outside of the inventors of the light bulb, the radio, and the telephone - inventions which revolutionized home life so much that the movie industry even exploited their potential - the real builders of our mechanical civilization remain largely anonymous.

One of the most important ones, and one who still remains too unknown, is Nikola Tesla, the Serbian-born inventor who came to the United States in 1884 where he constructed the first induction motor which provided alternating current, and developed the dynamos and transformers to make electricity a readily available resource. In doing so, Tesla even outdistanced his mentor, the famous Thomas Alva Edison, though his success with him was soon dashed when he seduced his daughter. George Westinghouse bought up Tesla patents, and J. P. Morgan agreed to finance Tesla's research after the break-up with the Edisons.

Then Tesla made notable advances in energy resonance, creating oscillators which caused a minor earthquake in New York in 1896, and ultimately generated 500,000 volts - what was so strong that it could light up 200 lamps 25 miles away without any wires. He created electrical flashes, minicking nature's lightning, measuring 135 feet in length. Soon Tesla envisioned the modern communication system where waves of various sorts, emitted by various appliances like the radio - which he is ultimately credited with having invented - and powered by hydroelectric generators, enabled people to transmit messages to one another around the globe. Even after the funds from Morgan dried up, Tesla investigated the potential of remote-control and microwaves in particle beam weaponry.

When WWI came along, Tesla, literally convinced that his proposed waves could crack open the whole world, recorded a patent for a transmitter which would "...project electrical energy in any amount to any distance and apply it for innumerable purposes, both in war and peace." (NYT, Dec. 8, 1915) When WWII followed, the aged Tesla volunteered to provide Washington with his 'teleforce', a ray gun which would melt the motors of enemy planes up to a distance of 250 miles. "This new type of force," he explained, " would operate through a beam one hundred-millionth of a square cenimeter in diameter, and could be generated from a special plant what would cost no more than $2,000,000 and would take only about three months to construct." (Quoted from John Vankin and John Whalen, The 60 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time, p. 434.)

While the construction of the atomic bomb took precedence over Tesla's plan, it emerged as an attractive area to develop as the Cold War became increasingly bogged down in mutually-assured- destruction (MAD), given the nuclear standoff. With the stalemate in ICBMs, the superpowers looked for strategic surprises of a tactical and technical nature. While the US Navy, for example, was probbing Soviet waters in the hope of tapping communication lines which would facilitate an underwater coup, especially against its 'boomers', Moscow concentrated upon achieving breakthroughs in the WMD field, especially in chemical and biological weapons.

Then the Soviets tried to convert their communications to microwaves in order to achieve greater security in their transmissions - what Washington counteracted by a most ambitious satellite program, starting with the Rhyolite, geosynchronous base at Pine Gap in the wilds of Australia. It had been picked because any unencrypted message it received was almost impossible to intercept because of its inaccessible location. Microwaves travel in a straight line, and to intercept them, one must be somewhere along that line.

Given this increasingly paranoid environment, it was hardly surprising that the Pentagon developed a renewed interest in mass mind-control, and in modifying the weather. Thanks to research conducted by physicist Bernard J. Eastlund, and patents held by ARCO Power Technologies, Inc., Washington was offered a mind-boggling menu of hy-tech offensive and defensive weapons - heated plumes of charged particles which would competely disrupt the earth's communication system, guidance systems of potential enemies' weapons, and the strategic defense of third parties.

Weather modification could completely incapacitate missiles by creating unexpected drag by "...altering upper atmospheric wind patterns or altering solar absorption patters by constructing one or more plumes of particles which will act as a lens or focusing device." (Ibid., pp. 431-2) The result would be a vast amount of sunlight from the ionosphere being focused on a specific area of the earth. One patent stated that an ideal site for such a heater would be in Alaska where vast amounts of gas exist to fuel such a mechanism, and the magnetic field lines are most desireable for this intervention.

Given such potential - especially when it came to the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) -
the Reagan administration funded Project HAARP (High-frequency Active Auroral Research Progam) - $30,000,000 to build an "ionospheric heater" 200 miles east of Anchorage, Alaska
which would heat up the earth with high-frequency radio waves for apparently scientific, communication, and surveillance purposes. The 23-acre complex, completed in 1997, has 180 towers, capable of creating beams within the 2.5-to-10-megahertz range at up to more than 3 gigawatts of power (3 billion watts). Such beams were thought to be capable of shooting down ICBMs in flight.

While this expectation proved groundless - ICBMs are just going too fast for enough watts to be directed at them to secure their destruction - the HAARP Project had to find other targets to heat up, and Eastlund was most forthcoming, too forthcoming, about what they could be. As CEO of Eastland Scientific Enterprises Corp. in San Diego, he proposed that microwaves be beamed into thunder clouds in order to prevent tornadoes from forming - stop the formation of mesocyclones by shooting beams of 1,000,000,000 watts into them so that cold air barricades could not prevent the hot air columns from continuing to rise. Earth-obiting satellites could provide the platforms for such beams, and their energy could be provided by the sun. And Eastlund just thought up the whole system while prospecting for oil and gas in Alaska!

While experiments for breaking-up tornedoes did not prove successful, the whole project was, it seems, redirected into heating up cyclones, tsunamis, and hurricanes both for experimental and strategic purposes. Just as the UN showdown over the proposed removal of Iraq's Saddam Hussein was shaping up in January 2003, as Joe Vialls has suggested in "Cyclone Zoe: Natural Event or Weather Warfare?", such technology apparently was used to convert Cyclone Zoe, a Category 2 one, into a monster storm, a Category 5+, in just 12 hours whose 155 mph plus winds would have sucked anything in its way, including the giant aircraft carrier the USS Abraham Lincoln, into its deadly sinkhole if it had not already cleared the most dangerous area, around Tikopia Island in the Solomons, on its way to the Middle East.

As with most Vialls' articles - some of them being total rubbish - this one seems essentially
correct, though wrong in its basic assumption - that New York Zionists were somehow behind the cooking up of Zoe in order to stop the war - rendering it a totally dismissed account. Vialls premised much of his work on the assumption that some kind of Jewish conspiracy - the Elders of Zion, perhaps? - was working behind the major governments, manipulating affairs to protect their holdings. This was terrible disinformation, but, perhaps, this was Vialls' real purpose.

Still, Project HAARP could have easily provided the necessary energy, transmitted it to a TRW satellite hovering high over Borneo which Pine Gap then directed down into the Pacific east of the Solomons as Zoe approached.

Few people are aware that Pine Gap is the Agency's most important base in the world. When Watergate was threatening to lead to its complete demise, DCI George H. W. Bush went all out to secure its continuance, an important step of which was keeping Pine Gap secretly operating. It was left to conspiracy theorists, and whistleblowers, like Dr. Helen Caldicott and Victor Marchetti, to describe this operation, a "mild Chile".

In November 1975, Australia's Labour Prime Minister Gough Whitlam was dismissed from office by Governor General James Kerr, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Crown representative, and a leading Opposition politician, for demanding to know what was really going on at Pine Gap, and threatening not to renew its lease if he were not told. Bush told his Australian counterpart that the bilateral intelligence relationship would not be continued if Whitlam's demand was met. Since then, Australia has been America's closest ally. (It is interesting to note that James Bamford has nothing about the coup d'etat in his study of the CIA's basic sister agencies, Body of Secrets: How America's NSA and Britain's GCHQ Eavesdrop on the World.)

When the rest of the world needed another reality check about the necessity of the war on terror because the Anglo-American war against Iraq was flagging, and it needed more international cooperation in the face of its upcoming elections, the Indian Ocean suffered a monster earthquake - 9.0 on the Richter scale and by far the most destructive one in recorded history since 1900 - when thrust-faulting occurred at the interface of the India and Burma plates, causing tsunamies which killed about 283,100 people. The earthquake was unique in that it was not preceded by tremors beforehand, but followed by the expected aftershocks.

While Joe Vialls, in typical style, blamed it in a January 2005 article upon a nuclear weapon that the Zionists, now running Washington, had deposited surreptiously upon the ocean floor, and had exploded, Dr. Rosalie Bertell, in her book Planet Earth: The Latest Weapon of War, seemed closer to the truth when she indicated that it could well be the result of one of America's new electromagnetic weapons, due to come on line by 2005.

"Dr. Bertell was referring to how engineered earthquakes and tornadoes," Rahat S. Hawa explained on the internet about her lecture in Dhaka in 2000, "could wreck havoc on populations and nations." According to Bertell, very-low frequency (VLF) electromagnetic waves could be sent through the earth to a desired spot on its surface, causing the interfaces of plates to melt, and a sudden earthquake to occur, resulting in deadly tsunamies.

Dr. Caldicott, in her book, Missile Envy, has described the large US Navy facility which was built on the North West Cape in 1967, and can trasmit such signals for America's global defense network. "It covers,2 she explained, "the western and southern Pacific and Indian oceans." (p. 128) The epicenter of the earthquake was due north of Australia's North West Cape, across only open water. Vialls, though, made no mention of this when discussing "Little Johnny's" kowtowing to the Americans.

The cause of the December 2004 tsunamies were troubling enough to even respected scientists that they had to resort to an imagined gravity wave striking the earth at the time, 44.8 hours before it experienced a massive gamma ray burst from a galactic core explosion within the Milky Way. It seems that gravity waves and gamma ray bursts occur usually in sequence, and the gravity wave could have caused the damage, given the depletion of the ozone layers.

The only problems with the theory are that major gravity wave telescopes in Washington state and Louisiana to record such data, like many of the warning systems, were not on line at the time, so we have no evidence of its occurrence. Moreover, if there was such a gravity wave, why were not more plates affected, and more tsunamies occurring? The whole world is covered with such plates, crashing up against one another, and it seems incredible that the gravity wave - unless it were one of God's 'intelligent design' - would have only affected the ones off Burma, India, and Indonesia.

In sum, it does seem that Paul Wolfowitz, the former Deputy Secretary of Defense who was overseeing the day-to-day operations in the war on terrorism saw to the dirty work required, but not in the way that Vialls claimed, and for which he was duly rewarded by being named President of the World Bank which will have the problem of trying to clear up the mess. Apparently, no one expected such a massive earthquake.

When the December tsunamies had the desired effect of bringing the international community back on line when it came to the war in Iraq, it was hardly surprising that the Bush administration looked to the Pentagon again to cook up more clouds when it came to bringing the increasingly dubious American public back on line, especially with the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks rapidly approaching. And the coast was clear with troublesome conspriacy theorist Vialls, apparently up and dying.

The only trouble was that the planners had little to work with - with only the puny Tropical Depression Katrina which was slowly drifting across the Atlantic from Africa by mid August. By the time it reached Florida, it was still only a Category 1 hurricane, as Michael Moore duly recorded afterwards in an angry letter to President Bush: "Last Thursday I was in south Florida while the eye of Hurricane Katrina passed over my head. It was only a Category 1 then but it was pretty nasty. Eleven people died..."

To increase its nastiness, it was apparently given a shot from some kind of ray gun which rapidly made it into a Category 5 one with winds like Cyclone Zoe. The Navy has a facility at Key West comparable to the one NSA has at Pine Gap. The hurricane was different from others in that the water was leading the wind, with waves of 60 feet being created, and water temperatures reaching an unprecedented 90 degress F. along the coast - what caused unexpected havoc among America's Gulf oil industry, with a dozen or so of its rigs being ripped from their moorings, and driven miles away.

AP photographer Peter Cosgrove took a picture of one of the massive structures deposited on Dauphin Island, Alabama. With production cut by 2,000,000 barrels a day, it may take many months for Gulf drilling to return to normal.

Still, Katrina performed as expected, once it hit the Gulf coast, pounding the area east of New Orleans hard, but with little loss of life. While most people considered the hurricane a terrible natural disaster, Bush clearly reacted to it as a man-made one, like the 9/11attacks, which could work to his advantage as events unfolded. While he played golf, and met Republicans in Wyoming to bolster his support for the war - reminiscent of his behavior after 9/11 - the tidal wave worked its will on the underfunded infrastructure of the area - especially the dikes of Lake Pontchartrain, and the levees of New Orleans - creating a mess which only Washington could clean up, and whose true extent - especially the number killed how and when - would only be known many months later, if at all.

Bush is already regaining the political initiative, thanks to America's cumbersome federal system, its lack of a competent administration at any level, and politics which generally resort to little more than finger-pointing in such circumstances - what leads to a most suspicious, uncooperative citizenry. The failure of Washington to be more forthcoming with the recovery operation, and basic needs of the survivors can easily be countered by attacking the states, especially Louisiana's governor, and their municipalities, particularly New Orelans. Then in any crisis, America's security people, except for the Coast Guard and fire departments, are trained in little more than maintaining order, what quickly became a 'shoot-to-kill' policy with suspected looters, as if all humans do not have a right to life.

The outspoken mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, did not even institute any evacuation plan after he ordered its citizens at the last moment to leave. Then many thousands of them who had automobiles still refused to go, claiming all kinds of excuses - no money, nowhere to go, etc., as if the people who actually left had easy agendas to accomplish. By staying, the people with cars guaranteed that they were left with little or nothing as the flooding guaranteed that their cars, houses, and other possessions were rendered virtually useless. They and the other people who were obliged to remain probably still survived as the leaking dikes and levees never permitted the waters to completely submerge a dwelling.

With the cock-up starting to unravel, it was hardly surprising that coughed up a story claiming that Joe Vialls was probably Ari Ben-Menashe, the Mossad's ultimate fixer, to keep the people confused. Ben-Menashe takes care of Israeli troublemakers - like Amiran Nir after he threatened Vice President Bush with telling all when Iran-Contra scandal started to unravel - so, if anything, it seems more likely that Ben-Menashe disposed of Vialls, though Vialls, as far as I can determine, never disclosed what the Mossad and the Americans were really doing in his native Australia, especially from the North West Cape facilities just next door.

Though one could never be sure just what he would come up with, so, to be on the safe side, whoever Vialls might be, it was decided prudently not only to avoid such a story but also similar ones in the future by getting rid of him one way or another. The war on terror can no longer afford such inventive observers.

Sunday 4 September 2005

What Will It Take America?

DJ Paul Edge

As I watch the death and horror of NOLA unfolding, a question has remained at the forefront of my mind: "what will it take America"? Now I get asked by many of you to moderate my language, and for the large part I try, but what has happened in New Orleans has disgusted and angered me, so I am warning everyone, that no, I won`t moderate my language. I won`t hold back on my anger. Bodies floating in the streets of New Orleans doesn`t seem to have an impact, maybe some raw, unedited language may do the trick. This is no time for bullshit sensibilities, people are fucking dying, babies are starving, bodies are rotting in the streets of New Orleans. If you are not offended by this alone, if you are not disgusted and angered to the point where you say "this regime needs to be removed, right now, today, and jailed for crimes against humanity", if you are not motivated to throw this murdering scum into prison, freeze all their assets under their Patriot Act, and then distribute their illegally gotten wealth to the victims of hurricane Katrina, wealth that has been stolen at the expense of 1000s of lives around the world, then quite frankly, you are as evil as they are.

Jesus Christ, I am English, these are not my countrymen dying in this horrific nightmare, how can I be so angry, so distressed, how can I see what is going on to the great nation of America and the American people, yet Americans don`t seem to get it? Did the world slip into a parallel universe where the demons are in control? Look into their eyes, these aren`t human beings running your country, there is no emotion, they have no soul.

People are dying. Babies are dying. People`s lives have been destroyed. People are being shot for simply trying to get food for their starving babies. They are looters apparently, disorderly civilians who shoud be observing "social decency". You filthy disgusting pigs, you fat bloated liars, you callous, inhuman, evil motherfuckers. These people are desperate. They are trying to save their families. There but for the grace of God go I, but I tell you what, if I was in their situation, and my baby was dying from hunger, in diapers that were 3 days old, and my wife was dying through dehydration and starvation, and all that stood between me and their survival was a fucking window in a Walmart, guess what, I would kick the fucking windows in and do exactly what those poor people are doing. Law and order? Fuck law and order. Do you understand, fuck law and order, fuck your bullshit social decency, fuck your bull shit laws, my family are dying, and I am going to save them and god help anyone who gets in my way. Jesus Christ, what has gone wrong with Americans? I turned on the radio on Wednesday, to hear a bunch of white middle class rednecks bitching about the price of oil and condemning the "looters". PEOPLE ARE FUCKING DYING FROM STARVATION AND DEHYDRATION IN AN AMERICAN CITY IN 2005. No political correctness can change this simple fact. PEOPLE ARE DYING.

"Noone could have known that the levess would burst". Yeah right, and noone could have known that 4 planes would have been used by missiles, noone could have known that Iraqis would rise up to defend their country in an illegal war, noone could have known that US soldiers and Iraqi citizens would die from Depleted Uranium, noone could have known that undermanning the military in Iraq and send them into a combat scene ill equipped and without adequate armour would result in 2000 deaths, and noone could have known that by giving disgusting tax cuts to the top 1% of people in America would have increased the budget defecit. Noone could have known that when a mans family is at risk, he will do whatever it takes to protect them, and that includes smashing the windows of Walmart and stealing food, which by the way, as everyone seems to have forgotten, would be rotten by now anyways. When are the American people going to stand up and say we`ve had enough of these lies masquarading as excuses?.

I have sat here, an outside observer and made the same statement over and over again, after every criminal act committed by this evil bunch of demons on the American people, namely 'this will wake the American people up". An election stolen - 'this will wake the American people up". 3000 dead in New York -'this will wake the American people up". 2000 US soldiers dead for a lie - 'this will wake the American people up". 100,000 mudered by the Bush junta in Iraq - 'this will wake the American people up". Poverty rises for the 5th consecutive time in America - 'this will wake the American people up". Now, and I am going to make a prediction, 50,000 dead in New Orleans and I am saying it again, 'this will wake the American people up". I still wait. I still wait.

This was Bush`s comment about New Orleans - "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees," . Now read this - The storm hit Breton Sound with the fury of a nuclear warhead, pushing a deadly storm surge into Lake Pontchartrain. The water crept to the top of the massive berm that holds back the lake and then spilled over. Nearly 80 percent of New Orleans lies below sea level—more than eight feet below in places—so the water poured in. A liquid brown wall washed over the brick ranch homes of Gentilly, over the clapboard houses of the Ninth Ward, over the white-columned porches of the Garden District, until it raced through the bars and strip joints on Bourbon Street like the pale rider of the Apocalypse. As it reached 25 feet (eight meters) over parts of the city, people climbed onto roofs to escape it. Thousands drowned in the murky brew that was soon contaminated by sewage and industrial waste. Thousands more who survived the flood later perished from dehydration and disease as they waited to be rescued. It took two months to pump the city dry, and by then the Big Easy was buried under a blanket of putrid sediment, a million people were homeless, and 50,000 were dead.It was the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States..

Sounds like a report from a current news cast doesn`t it? Except it is from a piece by National Geographic from 11 months ago. II FUCKING MONTHS AGO. In 2001, FEMA warned the Bush junta that the biggest disaster that could happen in America was a hurricane hit on New Orleans. I knew on the Wednesday before the hurricane hit, that New Orleans was in Katrina`s sights, on Saturday night before the hurricane hit, Bush declared a State of Emergency in Mississippi and Louisiana. THE FUCKERS KNEW AND DID NOTHING ABOUT IT, and then they go on TV and lie, without any conscience, they lie. These are not people, they are demons, getting off on death and suffering.

Hey everything is ok now though right? The superdome was finally evacuated. America, you can go back to stuffing your faces on Labour day, the superdome was evacuated. Whoopee Fucking Doo. Lets have a fucking superdome party, and ignore the 100,00 people still trapped in that festering sewer that New Orleans has become, lets ignore the 10s of 1000s of dead people floating in the cesspit of death that New Orleans streets have become. Labour Day should have been declared a national day of mouring. No civilised society parties when people are dying in their country. Do you realise the message this is sending to the world? We don`t care about our own brothers and sisters. We don`t care about babies starving in the streets. Americans don`t care.

What does it take America? What is the event that makes you realise that your country is in the hands of demons, evil, heartless disgusting pieces of filth, that will let your fellow citizens die in the streets of New Orleans? Do you honestly believe this, won`t at some point happen to you? Are you that stupid and naiive? Is it because 90% of the faces you see in New Orleans, wading through a putrid filth trying to find food and medicine for their babies are black? Is that it? Because you are white, you think it will never happen to you? You forget the lessons of history. In 1938, Adolph Hitler annexed Austria. The world sat back and appeased him. It wasn`t going to happen to them, it was other people. Then in 1939, Hitler annexed Czechoslavakia. Europeans weren`t worried though, because it didn`t effect them, it was other people. Then in late 1939 Hitler annexed Poland. At that point, the world woke up, too late and war against Hitler was declared, and for the next 6 years the world was at war, with over 250,000 Americans dying for Freedom and Democracy. Now Americans sit back and hand over their freedom to the Bush junta, without a fight, and in doing so they denegrate the memories of those soldiers who died fighting in the fields of Flanders so that Europe would remain free, so that future generations of Americans would be able to live in a safe world.

What is going to be your Poland America? When do you stop appeasing this brutal murderous regime? What does it take? 100,000 deaths in New Orleans obviously doesn`t matter does it? No, so long as you have your SUV`s and your obese lifestyles, you can turn a blind eye to what is going on in New Orleans today. Hell, with traitourous bastards like Hannity and Limbaugh, and whores of Satan like Coulter, you can phone in and even rationalise your disgusting apathy on air.

This blog is read by people from over 80 countries. I am asking everyone reading this, to kick the fuck off. Don`t wait, do it now, today. Not violently, I don`t advocate anything other non-violent protest. Whatever country you live in, email your media outlets and demand they get the truth about New Orleans. Demand that they cover it with brutal honesty. The people of the world need to be motivated in a way they were over the Tsunami. Bush cannot be allowed to hide this disaster of such magnitude. The real face of George Bush and his evil demonic scum masquerading as politicians in America needs to be exposed to the world, so the world can see, once and for all what a monster this man is. When the outrage from every civilised human being in every country reaches a cruschendo, when the outcry becomes deafening, then maybe America will wake up.


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Thursday 1 September 2005

Division 4 team names Clintons, Bush 41, 43 in JFK Jr. assassination

One of the first stories I posted was about this assasination. No way do I believe this was

by Tom Flocco

“One of my family members was related to JFK Jr.‘s grandmother, and although it was not a blood relationship, I had at least a half dozen lengthy conversations with John during the years before he died. We liked each other and hit it off; so this was why John opened up to me and seemed to trust me regarding his future plans to run against either Hillary Clinton for the Senate or George W. Bush for the Presidency in 2000. John had many conversations with my relative; and he gave her permission to discuss his political aspirations with friends so this was not a closely held secret. But what was interesting was that John told me he was pretty sure he could win either of those races.” ("Delbert," former Interpol operative and CIA Division 4 team member)

Caldwell, New Jersey -- August 31, 2005 -- -- “I know I’m risking my life in allowing you to interview me; but I’m aware there is an operational grand jury and indictments regarding the White House, so now is the time. I‘m tired

of knowing all the details and perpetrators of the murder of an innocent and good man without seeing justice. John’s death has caused tremendous trauma throughout the Kennedy family,“ said a 40ish ex-operative who consented to discuss the investigation and his part in writing the JFK Jr. plane crash preliminary and final reports authorized by the FBI.

“Just refer to me as ‘Delbert.’ That’s good enough,” he said, adding, “If they will kill ‘John-John,’ they’ll kill anybody.”

The long-time Special Forces and Division 4 operative’s explosive evidence, witness testimony and his team’s suppressed and classified final report naming former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, President George W. Bush and Senator Hillary Clinton among others as being involved in orchestrating the assassination of John F. Kennedy Jr. will require U.S. Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald to hear testimony to investigate John Jr.’s death as part of his ongoing grand jury probe involving White House crime families.

1999 piper saratoga II TC
....similar to JFK jr. plane

During three exclusive interviews with, the ex-operative told us the final classified report specifically said “JFK Jr.’s plane broke in half just aft of the cabin. The damage was caused by a plastique (C-4) shape charge which was formed along the bottom of the fuselage and up along both sides of the walls. The charge was caused to be set off or exploded with a large spark generated by a barometric switch device triggered by the altitude of the plane. In other words, the assassins chose the altitude for the explosion of the plane--a standard procedure to make the target’s murder look like an accident.”

Delbert said his team and their witnesses and families have been in physical jeopardy since 1999 “because the media did not report the truth about what happened;” and that all involved are now placing their lives in the hands of Fitzgerald and his deputies to prosecute the evidence--charges that will serve to mitigate compromised media outlets now protecting the White House with spin and insinuations that Fitzgerald is using the “perjury trap” to manufacture crimes instead of genuinely seeking evidence.

Sources close to one grand jury indicate the spin will not work this time. The U.S. intelligence community is monitoring the work of all the prosecutors and grand juries. Serious crimes with supporting evidence involving three branches of government and the media have already threatened the long term survival of the Republic.

We learned that scores of witnesses were interviewed by Division 4: a) at the scene of the explosion off Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts, b) when the plane and bodies were recovered, c) in the White House regarding the assassination plot prior to the crash, and d) at the airport concerning what witnesses saw three days before Kennedy’s plane took off. Collectively, they tell a different story than the media--one that might ultimately rival the political intrigue surrounding ancient Rome’s ruling Caesars.

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Was Joe Vialls Really Ari Ben-Menashe?

Nothing would suprise me! Especially not about the late and very mysterious Mr Vialls. This article makes a lot of sense and asks some important questions.

Vialls was an investigative reporter that specialized in Israeli 'Black Ops'. If there was an major incident, and other sources started questioning Israeli involvement, Vialls soon appeared as 'Johnny on the spot', ready to lend his expertise.

When he barged in on the Port Arthur Massacre investigation, others that were investigating became suspicious, and referred to him as a disinformation agent. They claim that Vialls just seemed to fog up any creditable theories, and made everyone look like conspiracy nuts.

Ben-Manashe was an Iranian Jew, born in 1944, who was educated in Israel, was a former Israeli government employee, and worked for the Israeli intelligence services. Mr. Ben-Menashe has made a career out of advancing conspiracy theories, and claims to have been a ‘super-spy', privy to a multitude of secrets.

He first appeared, in Sydney, Australia in 1992. In approximately 2002, Ari moved to Canada, and he is now Chairman of Dickens and Madson.

He first came to notice in Australia more than ten years ago, with claims that arms shipped by the US to Iran as part of the Iran-Contra affair were shipped via Western Australia. The letter then catalogued various findings of Mr Ben-Menashe’s untruthfulness by numerous journalists and official enquiries he has dealt with, including a US Joint Congressional Task Force.

Morgan Tsvangirai, the leader of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC), denied he planned to assassinate Robert Mugabe, the Zimbabwean President. Tsvangirai told a Harare High Court that he never had any discussions about a coup with Ari Ben-Menashe, a political consultant.

Joe Vialls has published a number of books and web sites. Vialls' published books include: - Deadly Deception at Port Arthur, The Murder of Policewoman Yvonne Fletcher and Lockerbie and the Bombing of Pan Am 103. According to his Australian website, which ran from 1992 till 2005, he is a private investigator.

Vialls would blather on and on about the 'Iraqi resistance', remnants of the dreaded Republican Guard, who would heroically defy the invaders in cities, and then melt away to their sanctuaries like Haditha and Fallujah. In reality, a psycho, General Natonski, let his troops flatten the town of Fallujah, and kill an estimated 6,000, of which 80% were civilians who were decimated in indiscriminate air strikes and artillery barrages.

The Pentagon sent US officers to Israel to 'observe' urban warfare techniques (bulldozing houses and shooting kids). Now, you have IDF officers in Iraq, 'advising' our Marine command on how to carry out counter-insurgency operations. Vialls often forgot to comment on how a great many of the sophisticated ambushes of US troops required inside Intelligence, and would prove, under real scrutiny, to be obvious Israeli special forces false-flag provocations.

Vialls never mentioned in his articles, about how a Mossad bomb making facility blew up in Kirkuk, when a bomb prematurely exploded during manufacture.

You have General Tommy Franks, who is a Zionist Jew of Russian descent, and you have General Natonski who flattened Fallujah, who is a Zionist Jew of Polish descent, and Abazaid.

There are 25,000 mercenaries operating in Iraq, hired through such Israeli-connected companies like CACI, Titan, Zapata, and Triple Canopy. Mercenaries working for Zapata, a firm that handles bomb disposal, were caught and detained, after ambushing Marines in Fallujah.

The mercenaries are $200,000-a-year killers, that are led by $350,000-a-year Israeli military veterans.

As long as the rebel 'Internet Iconoclasts' fly the same path, and avoid disclosing obvious Israeli operations, then everything is fine, and they all get to keep their credibility. Vialls wrote that France, Germany, and Russia carried out 9/11, but the truth is obvious that it was an Israeli intelligence false-flag terror operation.

Vialls fed his internet audience pablum, while key events, like those above, were overlooked.

Vialls seemed to mix 90% fact with 10% fiction, the hallmark of a true disinformation artist. He seemed to have way too much information on certain events, that only an insider would have. Details on London Policewoman Yvonne Fletcher's murder, the Bali attack, the near shoot-down of an Israel-bound Boeing 757 over Kenya, and so on.

Ari Ben-Menashe and Vialls had the same interests from Iran, assassinations, Israel, and Islam, to earthquakes and tsunamis.

Viall's detailed piece about Wall Street using nukes to create the Aceh tsunami, was a little too close to Ben-Menashe's writings.

The Port Arthur Massacre has been a nagging question in Australia for years. Many Australians, as well as people worldwide, believe that there was a conspiracy, and many folks said that Israeli intelligence was involved, but no hard evidence of it ever appeared to come forth.

If Vialls was Ari Ben-Menashe, then it ties Australian Zionists, gun control, and John Howard, together.

If Joe Vialls is Ari Ben-Menashe, and the character of Vialls was terminated, there must be a reason. There is a void of writers willing to examine the bogus assassinations, suspicious Iraqi bombs and ambushes, and other acts that the facts of them only point to Israeli intelligence perpetrating them.

It makes you wonder if there is an Israel False-Flag terror operation, of monstrous proportions in the works, and Tel Aviv wants absolutely zero linkage that could expose it?

It's a developing story, and there may be some confirming details to come forth.

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Hurricane Katrina and the Rape of New Orleans

My heart goes out to the people of New Orleans, it's one of those places I'd always wanted to visit but never got round to, now I won't get the chance and that is sad. This post may seem insensitive and it may offend some, if it does then I regret that. The thing is that very little is REALLY known about what's REALLY going on so I think that all possibilities should be considered. If you're interested in this "Scalar" material I recommend you do a web search for "HAARP Alaska". I would honestly like to think that the scale of this disaster was more due to Bush's war diverting funds away from levees rather than some deliberate weather control. But, in this messed-up banker-infested world ANYTHING is possible!! If you think weather modification is something out of Star Trek then think again. The US is even making laws to make weather-modification legal! Wake the fuck up people! Introduced in the US Senate on March 1, 2005, Bill S517 calls for a US "Weather Modification Advisory and Research Board" to officially commence operations in October 2005. When passed as expected, this law will make large-scale chemical alteration of the atmosphere legal across a formerly free and beautiful land called America. Maybe the chemtrails, HAARP and Katrina are linked?

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." - Thomas Jefferson

The Bush Jr. regime is a hair’s breadth away from collapsing in chaos, infamy and insanity as the truth radio is about to break the story how G. W. Bushfraud bribed his way into the White House in late 2000. See separate news coverage coming soon.

What happens in such situations is: News diversions are orchestrated in order to take away the public’s attention from the homespun disasters. Such as, a whale strands in the arctic and all the oil-soaked spy-riddled mainstream media babble about stranded whales for days or even weeks until the news about the actual catastrophe at home is forgotten and, for practical purposes, suppressed.

This well-known routine is happening again. As the to-be-covered-up news event (Bush bribed his way into the White House) is so huge, the cover-up ploy is also huge: A scalar-engineered hurricane named Katrina. The shadow government has decided to sacrifice an entire city, New Orleans, to cover up the coming news of bribery and in order to further rig the price of oil.

Weather engineering includes the blow-up of small hurricanes into large ones. The technology is zealously denied by so-called meterologists and physicists, but it exists anyhow. It has been described, for example, by veteran Pentagon scientist and scalar researcher Col. Tom Bearden at his huge web site,

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Previous Codshit on Hurrican Zoe, Vialls article - MUST READ

Chemtrails Coming out Of The Closet?


by Anthony Summers, Don DeLillo, Elias Demetracopoulos, G. Robert Blakey, Gerald Posner, Jefferson Morley, Jim Lesar, John McAdams, John Newman, Norman Mailer, Paul Hoch, Richard Whalen, Robbyn Swan, Scott Armstrong, Vincent Bugliosi

Response by Trowbridge H. Ford

To the Editors:

It is disappointing to learn that the Central Intelligence Agency filed motions in federal court in May 2005 to block disclosure of records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy forty-one years ago.

In response to the journalist Jefferson Morley's lawsuit brought under the Freedom of Information Act, the CIA is seek-ing to prevent release of records about a deceased CIA operations officer named George E. Joannides.

Joannides's story is clearly of substantial historical interest. CIA records show that the New Orleans chapter of a Cuban exile group that Joannides guided and monitored in Miami had a series of encounters with the accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald three months before Kennedy was murdered. Fifteen years later, Joannides also served as the agency's liaison to the House Select Committee on Assassinations. He did not disclose his role in the events of 1963 to Congress. The public record of the assassination and its confused investigatory aftermath will not be complete without his story.

The spirit of the law is clear. The JFK Records Act of 1992, approved unanimously by Congress, mandated that all assassination-related records be reviewed and disclosed "immediately."

When Morley filed his lawsuit in December 2003, thirteen published JFK authors supported his request for the records in an open letter to The New York Review of Books (

Eighteen months later, the CIA is still stonewalling. The agency now acknowledges that it possesses an undisclosed number of documents related to Joannides's actions and responsibilities in 1963 which it will not release in any form. Thus records related to Kennedy's assassination are still being hidden for reasons of "national security."

As published authors of divergent views on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we say the agency's position is spurious and untenable. Its continuing non-compliance with the JFK Records Act does no service to the public. It defies the will of Congress. It obscures the public record on a subject of enduring national interest. It encourages conspiracy mongering. And it undermines public confidence in the intelligence community at a time when collective security requires the opposite.

We insist the CIA observe the spirit of the 1992 JFK Assassination Records Act by immediately releasing all relevant records on the activities of George Joannides and any records at all that include his name or relate in any way to the assassination story—as prescribed by the JFK Records Act. The law and common sense require it.

G. Robert Blakey, former general counsel, House Select Committee on Assassinations
Jefferson Morley, journalist
Scott Armstrong, founder National Security Archive
Vincent Bugliosi, author and former prosecutor
Elias Demetracopoulos, retired journalist
Stephen Dorril, University of Huddersfield
Don DeLillo, author of Libra
Paul Hoch, JFK researcher
David Kaiser, Naval War College
Michael Kurtz, Southeastern Louisiana University, author of Crime of the Century
George Lardner, Jr., journalist
Jim Lesar, Assassination Archives and Research Center
Norman Mailer, author of Oswald's Tale
John McAdams, moderator, alt.assassination.jfk
John Newman, author of Oswald and the CIA
Gerald Posner, author of Case Closed
Oliver Stone, director JFK
Anthony Summers, author of Not in Your Lifetime
Robbyn Swan, author
David Talbot, founding editor,
Cyril Wecht, coroner, Allegheny County, PA
Richard Whalen, author of Founding Father
Gordon Winslow, former archivist of Dade County, Florida.
David Wrone, University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, author The Zapruder Film

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The letter, entitled "Blocked", republished from the New York Review of Books is the biggest bunch of obfuscation yet from a select group of supporters and critics of the Warren Commission's finding that Lee Harvey Oswald alone killed JFK. To make a big stink about the CIA not revealing documents relating to its George E. Joannides' dealings with the New Orleans chapter of the DRE when it contacted the President's alleged assassin in New Orelans in August 1963 - what brings together most diverse investigators like Gerald Posner, John Newman, Paul Hoch, and Robert Blakey - has to be the lowest comman demoninator yet when it comes to Dallas conspiracy studies.

Instead of demanding to know what went on in New Orleans with Joannides' minions, they should be demanding to know what he, a person they had no interest in until long after he died, was doing in the Miami Station as chief of its of Psychological Warfare Branch. There, the Agency was conducting a new series of "secret war" operations against Cuba, "JM/WAVE, headed by "loose cannon" William King Harvey. As Anthony Summers, another signer of the letter concluded in The Kennedy Conspiracy, "he may have been the key in accomplishing the assassination." (p. 529)

Joannides' assignment for Harvey was to put the President through a series of threats which would become impossible to protect against if JFK ever hoped to gain re-election - what would give the killers Harvey had Jack Ruby assemble in Dallas the opportunity to assassinate him.

When JFK visited Miami the week before the Dallas shooting, Joannides had the Secret Service so scared that he would be assassinated that the President looked like he expected it, given the countermeasures it took. The dais he delivered a speech to a selected audience from, for example, seemed to reporters to be bullet-proof.

The success of this psy-ops operation left JFK naked to his enemies when he visited Dallas, thanks to the assistance that former Vice President Richard Nixon gave to the process by claiming to everyone that he needed no protection - see especially the "Guard Not For Nixon" story, advertized on the front page of The Dallas Morning News on the fatal morning.

In sum, making a mountain out of what happened in New Orleans is a complete diversion by one and all for what Joannides help accomplish in Miami and Dallas, making one wonder if they will ever get a grip on what really happened on November 22, 1963.