"I salute Tony Blair's strong and bold leadership."On the same day The Christian Science Monitor reported thus:
"Since 1973, Israel has cost the United States about $1.6 trillion."I wonder how much they've cost the US in money AND lives. I know that Jewish terrorists knocked off more than 300 British policemen and soldiers in Israel between 1944, when we were fighting throughout Europe on their behalf, and 1948 alone. Since then, well, start with Gulf War II and work backwards.
The Neoconservative, Douglas Feith, was the US Undersecretary of Defence at this time.
Thus, he was the third-highest-ranking executive in the Pentagon. Before taking up a position in George Bush's administration, he was the Managing Attorney at Feith, Zell P.C.
Feith was a close associate of Richard Perle and served as his Special Counsel. He is a member of JINSA, the Council on Foreign Relations and would frequently speak at Zionist Organization of America conferences.
Feith and Zell’s only International office is in Israel. His firm's own web site stated that Feith 'represents Israeli Armaments Manufacturers.'
On the 11 of December 2002, at a news briefing following a conference of Southeast European Defence Ministers in Rome, Feith said this:
"I've just completed participation in the conference of the Southeast European Defence Ministers… We were given the opportunity to provide a briefing on the war on terrorism… We discussed the danger in particular of the overlap of the countries that are supporting terrorism, and those countries that have dangerous and irresponsible regimes that are pursuing weapons of mass destruction and the overlap of those two lists represents a significant strategic danger. The danger comes together in an especially acute form in the regime in Iraq…In August 2004, the Israeli government denied reports that a senior US defence department official had spied for Israel.
We talked about the building of a coalition for possible military action in Iraq… If military action is required, the stronger the coalition that can be put together, the faster any military action could be done, and one would expect the lower the cost for everybody involved…
Our closest allies and friends around the world are democracies and democratic governments are… difficult to deal with because they're democratic and they have to answer to their people. And it complicates life in all kinds of ways when you have to deal with the public…
I think there is a common understanding of the very serious danger represented by the Iraqi regime, given its history of using weapons of mass destruction against its neighbors."
The spy was said to be 'linked' to Feith.
Feith was a draft dodger during the Vietnam War.
On 13 December 2002, Kathleen and Bill Christianson wrote this in the CounterPunch magazine:
"The suggestion that the war with Iraq is being planned at Israel's behest, or at the instigation of policymakers whose main motivation is trying to create a secure environment for Israel, is strong. Many Israeli analysts believe this.On 7 January 2003, Tony Blair said to a group of British Ambassadors:
The Israeli commentator Akiva Eldar recently observed frankly in a ‘Ha'aretz’ column that Perle, Feith, and their fellow strategists 'are walking a fine line between their loyalty to American governments and Israeli interests.'
The suggestion of dual loyalties is not a verboten subject in the Israeli press, as it is in the United States.
Peace activist Uri Avnery, who knows Israeli Prime Minister Sharon well, has written that Sharon has long planned grandiose schemes for restructuring the Middle East and that… 'the winds blowing now in Washington remind me of Sharon. I have absolutely no proof that the Bushies got their ideas from him. But the style is the same'."
"We are the ally of the US not because they are powerful, but because we share their values… The US are a force for good".Tony B Liar is the ally of and shares the values of the US Neoconservatives who are indeed very powerful, but they are a 'force' for evil not good. They care only for themselves, the US and Israel.
"The latest revelations about North Korea are a manifest wake-up call to the world… North Korea's weapons programme and export of it, the growing number of unstable or dictatorial states trying to acquire nuclear capability, the so-called respectable companies and people trading in it: this is a real, active threat to our security and I warn people: it is only a matter of time before terrorists get hold of it.
So when, as with Iraq, the international community through the UN makes a demand on a regime to disarm itself of WMD and that regime refuses, that regime threatens us… America should not be forced to take this issue on alone. We should all be part of it… when the US confront these issues, we should be with them".
"Question: Which country alone in the Middle East has nuclear weapons?
Q: Which country in the Middle East refuses to sign the nuclear non-proliferation treaty and bars international inspections?
Q: Which country in the Middle East seized the sovereign territory of other nations by military force and continues to occupy it in defiance of United Nations Security Council resolutions?
Q: Which country in the Middle East routinely violates the international borders of another sovereign state with warplanes and artillery and naval gunfire?
Q: What American ally in the Middle East has for years sent assassins into other countries to kill its political enemies (a practice sometimes called exporting terrorism)?
Q: In which country in the Middle East have high-ranking military officers admitted publicly that unarmed prisoners of war were executed?
Q: What country in the Middle East refuses to prosecute its soldiers who have acknowledged executing prisoners of war?
Q: What country in the Middle East created 762,000 refugees and refuses to allow them to return to their homes, farms and businesses?
Q: What country in the Middle East refuses to pay compensation to people whose land, bank accounts and businesses it confiscated?
Q: In what country in the Middle East was a high-ranking United Nations diplomat assassinated?
Q: In what country in the Middle East did the man who ordered the assassination of a high-ranking U.N. diplomat become prime minister?
Q: What country in the Middle East blew up an American diplomatic facility in Egypt and attacked a U.S. ship, the USS Liberty, in international waters, killing 34 and wounding 171 American sailors?
Q: What country in the Middle East employed a spy, Jonathan Pollard, to steal classified documents and then gave some of them to the Soviet Union?
Q: What country at first denied any official connection to Pollard, then voted to make him a citizen and has continuously demanded that the American president grant Pollard a full pardon?
Q. What Middle East country allows American Jewish murderers to flee to its country to escape punishment in the United States and refuses to extradite them once in their custody?
Q. What Middle East country preaches against hate yet builds a shrine and a memorial for a murderer who killed 29 Palestinians while they prayed in their Mosque.
Q: What country on Planet Earth has the second most powerful lobby in the United States, according to a recent Fortune magazine survey of Washington insiders?
Q. Which country in the Middle East deliberately targeted a U.N. Refugee Camp in Qana, Lebanon and killed 103 innocent men, women, and especially children?
Q: Which country in the Middle East is in defiance of 69 United Nations Security Council resolutions and has been protected from 29 more by U.S. vetoes?
Q: Which country in the Middle East receives more than one-third of all U.S. aid yet is the 16th richest country in the world?
Q: Which country in the Middle East receives U.S. weapons for free and then sells the technology to the Republic of China even at the objections of the U.S.?
Q: Which country in the Middle East routinely insults the American people by having its Prime Minister address the United States Congress and lecturing them like children on why they have no right to reduce foreign aid?
Q: Which country in the Middle East had its Prime Minister announce to his staff not to worry about what the United States says because ‘We control America?’
Q: What country in the Middle East was cited by Amnesty International for demolishing more than 4000 innocent Palestinian homes as a means of ethnic cleansing.
Q: Which country in the Middle East has just recently used a weapon of mass destruction, a one-ton smart bomb, dropping it in the center of a highly populated area killing 15 civilians including 9 children?
Q: Which country in the Middle East routinely kills young Palestinian children for no reason other than throwing stones at armored vehicles, bulldozers, or tanks?
Q: Which country in the Middle East signed the Oslo Accords promising to halt any new Jewish Settlement construction, but instead, has built more than 270 new settlements since the signing?
Q: Which country in the Middle East has assassinated more than 100 political officials of its opponents in the last 2 years while killing hundreds of civilians in the process, including dozens of children?
Q: Which country in the Middle East regularly violates the Geneva Convention by imposing collective punishment on entire towns, villages, and camps, for the acts of a few, and even goes as far as demolishing entire villages while people are still in their homes?
Q: What country in the Middle East is the United States threatening to attack because of fear that it may be a threat to us and to our allies?
The reality of the situation is that no one in Washington, whether in the Pentagon (top military brass, joint chiefs, etc) or in Congress, wants this Israeli proxy war against Iraq. Only those connected to the Israeli lobby want this war.
It is very important to know the identity of these pro-Israeli officials within the administration in order to understand who is behind this war-mongering and realizing that is serving Israeli interests, not American interests.
It is unfortunate that Bush has picked these people to these top posts. The sad fact for him is that in the instant that he decides not to go to war against Iraq, the Israeli lobby will bring him down, like they did to his father, a decade earlier.
Note: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy is one of the Israeli lobby's ‘think tank.’ Many of the Israeli lobby's ‘experts’ come from this front group, like Martin Indyk. (seen here with Israeli PM, Ehud Olmert)
1). Richard Perle----One of Bush's foreign policy advisors, he is the chairman of the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board. A very likely Israeli government agent, Perle was expelled from Senator Henry Jackson's office in the 1970's after the National Security Agency (NSA) caught him passing Highly-Classified (National Security) documents to the Israeli Embassy. He later worked for the Israeli weapons firm, Soltam.
Perle is one of the leading pro-Israeli fanatics leading this Iraq war mongering within the administration and now in the media.
2). Paul Wolfowitz----Deputy Defense Secretary, and member of Perle's Defense Policy Board, in the Pentagon. Wolfowitz is a close associate of Perle, and reportedly has close ties to the Israeli military. His sister lives in Israel.
Wolfowitz is the number two leader within the administration behind this Iraq war mongering.
3). Douglas Feith----Under Secretary of Defense and Policy Advisor at the Pentagon. He is a close associate of Perle and served as his Special Counsel. Like Perle and the others, Feith is a pro-Israel extremist, who has advocated anti-Arab policies in the past.
He is closely associated with the extremist group, the Zionist Organization of America, which even attacks Jews that don't agree with its extremist views. Feith frequently speaks at ZOA conferences.
Feith runs a small law firm, Feith and Zell, which only has one International office, in Israel. The majority of their legal work is representing Israeli interests. His firm's own website stated, prior to his appointment, that Feith ‘represents Israeli Armaments Manufacturer.’
Feith basically represents the Israeli War Machine. Feith, like Perle and Wolfowitz, are campaigning hard for this Israeli proxy war against Iraq.
4). Edward Luttwak----Member of the National Security Study Group of the Department of Defence at the Pentagon. Luttwak is reportedly an Israeli citizen and has taught in Israel. He frequently writes for Israeli and pro-Israeli newspapers and journals.
Luttwak is an Israeli extremist whose main theme in many of his articles is the necessity of the U.S. waging war against Iraq.
5). Henry Kissinger-----One of many Pentagon Advisors, Kissinger sits on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board under Perle. For detailed information about Kissinger's evil past, read Seymour Hersch's book (Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House).
Kissinger had a part in the Watergate crimes, Southeast Asia mass murders, Chile dictatorship, and more recently served as Serbian Dictator Slobodan Milosevic's Advisor.
He consistently advocates going to war against Iraq. Kissinger is the Ariel Sharon of the U.S.
6). Dov Zakheim----Under Secretary of Defense, Comptroller, and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Department of Defense. He is an ordained rabbi and reportedly holds Israeli citizenship. Zakheim attended attended Jew's College in London and became an ordained Orthodox Jewish Rabbi in 1973.
He was adjunct professor at New York's Jewish Yeshiva University. Zakheim is close to the Israeli lobby.
7). Kenneth Adelman-----One of many Pentagon Advisors, Adelman also sits on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board under Perle, and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor, who supports going to war against Iraq.
Adelman frequently is a guest on Fox News, and often expresses extremist and often ridiculus anti-Arab and anti-Muslim views.
8). I. Lewis Libby -----Vice President Dick Cheney's Chief of Staff. The chief pro-Israel Jewish advisor to Cheney, it helps explains why Cheney is so gun-ho to invade Iraq.
Libby is longtime associate of Wolfowitz. Libby was also a lawyer for convicted felon and Israeli spy Mark Rich, whom Clinton pardoned, in his last days as president.
9). Robert Satloff----U.S. National Security Council Advisor, Satloff was the executive director of the Israeli lobby's ‘think tank,’ Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
Many of the Israeli lobby's ‘experts’ come from this front group, like Martin Indyk.
10). Elliott Abrams-----National Security Council Advisor. He previously worked at Washington-based ‘Think Tank’ Ethics and Public Policy Center. During the Reagan Adminstration, Abrams was the Assistant Secretary of State,handling, for the most part, Latin American affairs.
He played an important role in the Iran-Contra Scandal, which involved illegally selling U.S. weapons to Iran to fight Iraq, and illegally funding the contra rebels fighting to overthrow Nicaragua's Sandinista government.
He also actively deceived three congressional committees about his involvement and thereby faced felony charges based on his testimony. Abrams pled guilty in 1991 to two misdemeanors and was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service.
A year later, former President Bush (Senior) granted Abrams a full pardon. He was one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the Reagan Administration's State Department.
11). Marc Grossman-----Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. He was Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources at the Department of State.
Grossman is one of many of the pro-Israel Jewish officials from the Clinton Administration that Bush has promoted to higher posts.
12). Richard Haass-----Director of Policy Planning at the State Department and Ambassador at large. He is also Director of National Security Programs and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He was one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the first Bush (Sr) Administration who sat on the National Security Council, and who consistently advocates going to war against Iraq.
Haass is also a member of the Defense Department's National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.
13). Robert Zoellick-----U.S. Trade Representative, a cabinet-level position.
He is also one of the more hawkish pro-Israel Jews in the Bush (Jr) Administration who advocated invading Iraq and occupying a portion of the country in order to set up setting up a Vichy-style puppet government. He consistently advocates going to war against Iraq.
14). Ari Fleischer----Official White House Spokesman for the Bush (Jr) Administration. Prominent in the Jewish community, some reports state that he holds Israeli citizenship.
Fleischer is closely connected to the extremist Jewish group called the Chabad Lubavitch Hasidics, who follow the Qabala, and hold very extremist and insulting views of non-Jews. Fleischer was the co-president of Chabad's Capitol Jewish Forum. He received the Young Leadership Award from the American Friends of Lubavitch in October, 2001.
15). James Schlesinger-----One of many Pentagon Advisors, Schlesinger also sits on the Pentagon's Defense Policy Board under Perle and is another extremist pro-Israel advisor, who supports going to war against Iraq.
Schlesinger is also a commissioner of the Defense Department's National Security Study Group, at the Pentagon.
16). Mel Sembler-----President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States. A Prominent Jewish Republican and Former National Finance Chairman of the Republican National Committee.
The Export-Import Bank facilitates trade relationships between U.S. businesses and foreign countries, specifically those with financial problems.
17). Michael Chertoff ----Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, at the Justice Department. (Chertoff would later become the first Head of the USA's department of Homeland Security)
18). Joshua Bolten----Bush's Chief Policy Director, banker and former legislative aide. Prominent in the Jewish community.
19). Steve Goldsmith----Senior Advisor to the President, and Bush's Jewish domestic policy advisor. He also serves as liaison in the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (White House OFBCI) within the Executive Office of the President. He was the former mayor of Indianapolis. He is also friends with Israeli Jerusalem Mayor Ehud Olmert and often visits Israel to coach mayors on privatization initiatives.
20). Adam Goldman-----White House's Special Liaison to the Jewish Community.
21). Joseph Gildenhorn-----Bush Campaign's Special Liaison to the Jewish Community. He was the DC finance chairman for the Bush campaign, as well as campaign coordinator, and former ambassador to Switzerland.
22). Christopher Gersten-----Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administration for Children and Families at HHS. Gersten was the former Executive Director of the Republican Jewish Coalition.
Husband of Labor Secretary, Linda Chavez, and reportedly very pro-Israel. Their children are being raised Jewish.
23). Mark Weinberger-----Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Tax Policy.
24). Samuel Bodman-----Deputy Secretary of Commerce. He was the Chairman and CEO of Cabot Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts.
25). Bonnie Cohen-----Under Secretary of State for Management.
26). Ruth Davis-----Director of Foreign Service Institute, who reports to the Office of Under Secretary for Management. This Office is responsible for training all Department of State staff (including ambassadors).
27). Lincoln Bloomfield-----Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs.
28). Jay Lefkowitz-----General Counsel of the Office of Budget and Management.
29). David Frum-----White House speechwriter.
30). Ken Melman-----White House Political Director.
31). Brad Blakeman------White House Director of Scheduling.
32). Colin Powell-----Secretary of State, ex-chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, of Jamaican origin, he has one Jewish ancestor on his father's side. He grew up in a heavily Jewish-populated neighborhood in New York, and speaks Yiddish.On 15 January 2003, Tony Blair said this in the House of Commons:
The first day of being picked (12/16/2000) he said he wanted to toughen sanctions on Iraq, and will work to ‘re-energize the sanctions regime,’ even though he knows the embargo has killed 2 million Iraqi civilians.
Now that Bush has hired these pro-Israel Jewish lobbyists to the highest positions in the land, they have escalated the fanatical war-mongering against Iraq, all the while they support the Israeli war-criminal Sharon in his terrorism and mass-killings of Palestinian civilians. It seems that the price of the acheiving the White House involves selling out to the Israeli lobby, much like Clinton, before him.
There are some hopeful signs coming out of the adminstration, however. Despite this strong pro-Israeli presence within the administration, it seems that Bush has not yet jumped on their band-wagon, and instead is listening to the sensible leaders and advisors, like the Pentagon's military brass, the U.S. intelligence community, other groups within the federal government, as well as from America's friends and allies around the world. No one wants this war except Israel, its agents, and its lobbies around the world.
The question that remains unanswered is, will the Israeli lobby use (or create) some scandal to blackmail Bush into attacking Iraq, like they used Monica Lewinsky against Clinton to force him to launch ‘Operation Desert Fox,’ in December 1998? Watch how many of the media outlets and some politicians are blaming Bush for the all the corporate scandals and the huge recession the U.S. is going through.
What Bush needs to do is use some common sense, and have some courage to stand up to these pro-Israel bullies, and act in the best interests of America, and not Israel. The first act for Bush should be to replace these pro-Israeli fanatics with patriotic Americans."
"I think that it is right that we are prepared to take action if necessary in respect of Saddam's regime. It is right because weapons of mass destruction, the proliferation of chemical, biological, nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technology along with it, are a real threat to the security of the world and this country…On 21 January 2003, Tony Blair said this to the House of Commons Liaison Committee:
The truth is that this issue of weapons of mass destruction is a real threat to the world… The threat is real and if we do not deal with it the consequences of our weakness will haunt future generations."
"There is some intelligence evidence about linkages between members of al-Qa'ida and people in Iraq."Whereas, in fact, he had just seen an intelligence report which said al-Qa'ida was 'in ideological conflict' with the 'apostate' Iraqi regime and there were no known links. This info was leaked at a later date so we can be sure that TB knew himself to be lying when he made this statement.
On 24 January, Blair said this in the House of Commons:
"I think that it is right that we are prepared to take action if necessary in respect of Saddam's regime. It is right because weapons of mass destruction, the proliferation of chemical, biological, nuclear weapons and ballistic missile technology along with it, are a real threat to the security of the world and this country...On 26 January 2003, in an interview with David Frost, Tony Blair said this:
The truth is that this issue of weapons of mass destruction is a real threat to the world... the threat is real and if we do not deal with it the consequences of our weakness will haunt future generations."
"Saddam has continued to develop these weapons of mass destruction… using a whole lot of dual use facilities in order to manufacture chemical and biological weapons…On 28 January 2003, George Bush said this in his State of the Union address:
I've got no doubt at all that he's developing these weapons and that he poses a threat… I think that when America is taking on these tough and difficult questions our job is to be there".
"The British government has learnt that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa… The United Nations concluded that Saddam Hussein had materials sufficient to produce more than 38,000 litres of botulinum toxin, enough to subject millions of people to death by respiratory failure."Whereas, an UNMOVIC report, released in March, 2003, stated:
"It seems unlikely that significant undeclared quantities of botulinum toxin could have been produced."Bush also said this in his State of the Union address:
"More than 3,000 suspected terrorists have been arrested in many countries. Many others have met a different fate. Put it this way, they're no longer a problem to the United States and our friends and allies."Here, Bush is boastfully impying that illegal means are being used to get rid of the USA's 'problems.'
On 28 July 2004, The Guardian responded thus:
"What are we to understand by this? That they have been murdered? That they are rotting in some torture cell in Jordan, or Egypt, or Diego Garcia? And, given the US record on 'suspected terrorists, who have included taxi drivers and their passengers, boys of 13, old men who could hardly walk and migrants whose crime was to overstay a visa - how can we trust a practice that disposes of people first and asks questions afterwards?Moral credibility? Good Lord, Congressman, you are behind the times! America lost any 'moral credibility,' if it ever had any, somewhere around the end of the 19th century.
Nobody knows how many ghost prisoners there are. The US, as the Latin American dictatorships did, strains to ensure that we do not find out. In Iraq, of the roughly 12,000 detained after the US invasion, some appeared on lists, others vanished because of chaos and incompetence. Others died under interrogation.
Beyond the Iraqi jails, others - including, but not limited to, the dozen or so high-profile al-Qaida detainees captured since the war in Afghanistan - have disappeared into the international ghost prison system, detained in one country and secretly transferred to another in what the official euphemism describes as 'extraordinary rendition'.
Extraordinary rendition was codified in the Clinton administration. Under Bush it has been hugely expanded. As the US co-ordinator for counter-terrorism, Cofer Black, acknowledged in April 2003, 'a large number of terrorist suspects were not able to launch an attack last year because they are in prison. More than 3,000 of them are al-Qaida terrorists and they were arrested in over 100 countries.'
Congressman Edward Markey, who last month introduced a bill to make extraordinary rendition illegal in US law, has noted that in the year after 9/11, George Tenet, then director of the CIA, admitted to the rendition of 70 people, describing them all as terrorists...
One CIA agent explained to a reporter how it worked in the 1990s. '"We'd arrest them and send them to Jordan or Egypt, and they'd disappear,' he said. They were not charged in the US, he said, because the evidence would not hold up in court.
Some indication of the scale of the network of detention centres can be gleaned from a recent report by Human Rights First, formerly the Lawyers' Committee for Human Rights. In Afghanistan, they say, in addition to the Bagram and Kandahar bases, the US acknowledges 20 other centres. In Iraq, there are three official centres, including Abu Ghraib, and an additional nine US military facilities.
In Pakistan, a prison at Kohat, near the Afghan border, is under US control. In Jordan, the al-Jafr prison in the southern desert is used as a CIA detention centre. Human Rights First suspects that prisoners are held on US military ships and in bases such as Diego Garcia. Other prisoners have been 'rendered' to Egypt and... Syria, both countries in which torture is well established.
Torture is illegal in the US. Facilitating torture elsewhere is also illegal under the convention against torture, to which the US is a signatory. 'I think it's time,' said Jamie Fellner of Human Rights Watch, 'that we began to recognise that ghost prisoners are the new disappeared. And disappearance is almost invariably associated with mistreatment and torture.'
Congressman Markey has taken a stand. 'Extraordinary rendition is the 800lb gorilla in our foreign and military policy-making that nobody wants to talk about. It involves our country out-sourcing interrogations to countries that are known to practise torture, something that erodes America's moral credibility'."
On 1 February 2003, Martin Van Creveld, Professor of Military History at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, was reported thus in IAP News.
"We possess several hundred atomic warheads and rockets and can launch them at targets in all directions, perhaps even at Rome. Most European capitals are targets of our air force.Asked if he was worried about Israel becoming a rogue state if it carried out a genocidal deportation of the Palestinians, Creveld quoted former Israeli Defence Minister Moshe Dayan who said:
The Palestinians should all be deported. The people who strive for this are waiting only for the right man and the right time. Two years ago, only 7 or 8 per cent of Israelis were of the opinion that this would be the best solution, two months ago it was 33 per cent, and now, according to a Gallup poll, the figure is 44 percent…
I think it's quite possible that he (Sharon) wants to do that. He wants to escalate the conflict."
"Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother… Our armed forces are not the thirtieth strongest in the world, but rather the second or third. We have the capability to take the world down with us. And I can assure you that that this will happen before Israel goes under."And there, ladies and gentlemen, you have the Zionist mindset of the top Hebrew hardmen captured in a sentence. This is what they have been trying to keep from us down the centuries.
The fact that our own treacherous politicians would allow such people to attain a position of power in the first place, speaks worlds for the true nature of the betrayal that those politicians have been engaged in.
The Crevelds of this world now feel confident enough of their ability to inflict Armageddon upon the rest of us if we ever rebel, that they are prepared to boast about it.
What do I think? I think I would rather take the nuclear fireball now, having heard a few rats screaming for mercy before I disappear, than have the Blairs, the Bushes, the Thatchers and the Crevelds herding me into the slaughterhouse at a time and place of their own choosing.
In February 2003, Saddam Hussein said:
"We admire the development of the peace movement around the world in the last few years. We pray to God to empower all those working against war."In February 2003, Rupert Murdoch, owner of The Sun, The News of the World, The Times, The Sunday Times, Sky TV and, in Washington, the Neoconservative rag, The Weekly Standard, said this to The Bulletin, an Australian magazine:
"I think Tony is being extraordinarily courageous and strong on what his stance is in the Middle East. It's not easy to do that living in a party which is largely composed of people that have a knee-jerk anti-Americanism and are sort of pacifist. But he's shown great guts, as he did, I think, in Kosovo and over various problems in the old Yugoslavia… We can't back down now… I think Bush is acting very morally, very correctly."During the build up to the invasion of Iraq, Murdoch's worldwide media empire was extremely pro-war. Indeed, since its inception in 1995, The Weekly News was little more than a vehicle for the Neoconservatives' most hawkish opinions.
In Tony Blair's 3 February 2003, Iraq dossier, he said:
"Journeys are monitored by security officers stationed on the route if they have prior intelligence. Any changes of destination are notified ahead by telephone or radio so that arrival is anticipated. The welcoming party is a give away."Whereas Hans Blix, the UN's chief weapons inspector said this to the Security Council:
"In no case have we seen convincing evidence that the Iraqi side knew in advance that the inspectors were coming."Blair was lying.
"A stronger Israel is very much embedded in the rationale for war with Iraq. It is a part of the argument that dare not speak its name, a fantasy quietly cherished by the neo-conservative faction in the Bush Administration and by many leaders of the American Jewish community.On 10 February 2003, Dr. Henry Makow, (inventor of Board game Scruples) told us this:
The fantasy involves a domino theory. The destruction of Saddam's Iraq will not only remove an enemy of long-standing but will also change the basic power equation in the region. It will send a message to Syria and Iran about the perils of support for Islamic terrorists. It will send a message to the Palestinians too: democratize and make peace on Israeli terms, or forget about a state of your own."
"If the U.S. gets bogged down with heavy casualties on both sides, Americans are going to blame big oil and Zionism for getting them into this mess. Everybody knows that: the only country that fears Iraq's WMD's is Israel… American-Jewish neo-conservatives on the Defence Policy Board (Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz) planned this war in 1998 and made it Bush Administration policy. The purpose of the war is to change the balance of power in the Middle East so Israel can settle the Palestinian issue on its own terms.On 13 February 2003, the leading Neoconservative, Richard Perle, said this:
And Congress trembles in fear before the Israeli Lobby, AIPAC. At this perilous juncture in US history, there is no effective opposition because Zionist Jews appear to control both parties.
The Jewish 'Anti Defamation League' considers it a barometer of anti Semitism to say, 'Jews have too much power.' But is something anti-Semitic if it is true? Anti Semitism is racial prejudice. Zionist power is not a racial prejudice; it is a fact of life. When a special interest group hijacks American foreign policy, it is a patriotic duty to say so.
In recent decades, Zionists have succeeded in making support for Zionism synonymous with 'Jewish.' They have made Israel appear to be a vulnerable country facing annihilation in a sea of bloodthirsty Arabs. In fact, Israel has 200-400 nuclear bombs and is one of the most powerful nations on earth. It has evaded many opportunities for a just peace because it's secret agenda is to dominate the region."
"We may from time to time have to act without the approbation of the UN… It's not without precedent to act without the United Nations… no American government can allow the defence of this country to depend on a show of hands at the United Nations or anywhere else…Tony Blair was 'leading in the direction that he believes is right for his country? Perle knew he was 'leading in the direction' that was 'right for HIS country.' That country being Israel and the America that is owned and controlled by Jews like him.
It is to the credit of Prime Minister Blair that despite that antiwar sentiment, he is leading in the direction that he believes is right for his country, and this president is leading the United States in the direction that he believes is right for this country…
The sentiment in the United Kingdom before the last war was so hostile to military action that it even became hostile to military preparations and we saw the result of that. So I make no apology for the fact that public opinion is not solidly behind the thinking of the American president or the British Prime Minister... There is leadership in Europe and there is a failure of leadership in Europe…
Let me say a word about what you call the new strategy of pre-emption... If you know that you are about to be attacked, it is certainly sensible if you can act first and avoid that attack to do so... In 1981, the Israelis, after a long and, I gather, a heated cabinet debate, decided to destroy the reactor that Chirac had sent to Osirak, not because it was about to produce nuclear weapons. It wasn't. It was about to produce plutonium…
From an Israeli point of view, what was imminent and what had to be acted against in a preemptive manner was not the ultimate emergence of the threat but an event that would lead inexorably to the ultimate emergence of the threat."
Blair's determination to involve the British in the Neocon's wars was bound to engender hatred in the hearts, not only of those who suffer directly at the hands of the warmongers, but also by those throughout the world who would sympathise with the sufferers. Perle always knew that this hatred would expose the Western public to grave danger.
From his point of view, if we were to become as routinely targeted by terrorists as the Israelis are in Israel, if we could be induced to share the Israelis' pain, Israel and the wider Jewish community could only benefit.
The easiest way of achieving this end would be to have the West behave with as much casual brutality towards the Islamic world in general as the Israeli government were displaying towards the Palestinians in particular on a daily basis.
In the 13 November 2002, issue of The Guardian, Perle was quoted thus:
"I absolutely believe in assassinations. I have always thought an absolute prohibition was unnecessarily inflexible."On 15 February 2003, Tony Blair said this:
"Why do I press the case so insistently... I have given you the geo-political reason - the threat of Weapons of Mass Destruction and its link with terrorism. And I believe it".And then he told the following enormous porkies:
"Every time I have asked us to go to war, I have hated it… At every stage, we should seek to avoid war… I continue to want to solve the issue of Iraq and weapons of mass destruction through the UN."On 16 February 2003, Tony Blair made the following obscenely arrogant statement, the day after two million British people marched in protest against the looming war in Iraq.
"I read the anti-war sites and listen to the protesters and I realise that they haven't a clue, or worse, they just don't give a damn."I really don’t know how anyone who was against this war could have voted for a man like this.
On 18 February 2003, The Daily Telegraph reported thus:
"British citizens will be extradited for what critics have called a 'thought crime' under a new European arrest warrant, the Government has conceded. Campaigners fear they could even face trial for broadcasting 'xenophobic or racist' remarks - such as denying the Holocaust - on an internet chatroom in another country.Wake up, England.
The Government has undertaken that if such 'offences' take place in Britain the perpetrators would not be extradited - but it will be for the courts to decide the location of the crime. This opens up the prospect of a judge agreeing to extradite someone whose observations, though made in Britain, were broadcast exclusively in a country where they constitute a crime.
Legislation now before Parliament will make 'xenophobia and racism' one of 32 crimes for which the European arrest warrant can be issued without the existing safeguard of dual criminality. This requires that an extraditable offence must also be a crime in the UK.
Alongside the arrest warrant, EU ministers are negotiating a new directive to establish a common set of offences to criminalise xenophobia and racism.
Countries such as Germany and Austria have crimes such as denying the Holocaust which have no equivalent in Britain. Under current laws, if a British citizen committed this offence in Germany and returned to the UK, he could not be extradited.
However, this will change when the arrest warrant becomes law next year. Lord Filkin, the Home Office minister, told MPs: 'If someone went to Germany and stood up in Cologne market place and shouted the odds, denying the Holocaust, and then came back, they would be subject to extradition under the European arrest warrant.'
Holocaust denial laws are in place in seven EU countries but they would be a big departure for Britain, where a risk of fomenting public disorder is needed before a thought becomes a crime. A German historian who claimed that Auschwitz prisoners enjoyed cinemas, a swimming pool and brothels was sentenced to 10 months in jail.
Lord Filkin has insisted that no one would be extradited 'in respect of conduct which has occurred here and which is legal here'. But when he was asked by the European scrutiny committee of the House of Commons whether comments originating in Britain but carried abroad on television or through an internet chatroom would be extraditable, he said: 'It will be for the courts to decide'.
While he was adamant that a British citizen would not be extradited for a xenophobia or racism offence if part of the conduct took place in the UK, the committee asked whether this principle would be made clear in the Extradition Bill now before Parliament.
The proposed EU directive would extend the offences of racism and xenophobia to include discrimination on the grounds of religious conviction - something that was dropped by the Government more than a year ago following fierce opposition.
Britain has negotiated a deal under which the offences will only apply when they involve incitement to violence. Lord Filkin said this was in line with current UK race laws. However, Britain has been forced to concede a review after two years at which point the directive could be extended to opinions that are simply considered offensive and not just those likely to incite violence. Agreement on the directive has been held up because some EU countries want a 'low threshold for criminality on these issues'."
On 24 February 2003, Pat Buchanan said this at townhall.com:
"ISRAEL, RECIPIENT OF $100 BILLION IN U.S. AID, IS DEMANDING ANOTHER $15 BILLION TO HOLD OUR COAT AS WE FIGHT HER WAR AGAINST IRAQ."On 25 February 2003, Tony B Liar posed this question in the House of Commons:
"Is it not reasonable that Saddam provides evidence of destruction of the biological and chemical agents and weapons the UN proved he had in 1999?"In 1999 the inspectors had no proof that Iraq had prohibited weapons and said so. They only said they had suspicions and that these needed to be checked. Blair added:
"I do not want war. I do not believe anyone in this house wants war."During the twelve years between Gulf Wars 1 and 2, more than 1,5000,000 Iraqis, most of them children, died unnecessarily. Disease and malnutrition caused by sanction and the destruction of Iraq's infrastructure by UK and US air strikes killed them. I don’t think the people of Iraq would have believed Tony B when he made the above statements and they certainly won’t believe him after everything that's happened in their country since the invasion.
In the same speech, Blair added:
"Saddam in charge of Iraq, his WMD intact… This is not a road to peace but folly and weakness that will only mean the conflict when it comes is more bloody, less certain and greater in its devastation… let us forget the 4 million Iraqi exiles, the thousands of children who die needlessly every year due to Saddam's impoverishment of his country - a country which in 1978 was wealthier than Portugal or Malaysia but now is in ruins, 60% of its people on food aid."A situation, Blair fails to mention, which was produced by an Iran-Iraq war that the West sanctioned and encouraged, a war in the Gulf that Saddam was tricked into after the American Ambassador, April Glaspie, seemed to suggest that the US did not care about Kuwait and a 12-year regime of sanction and bombardment by the US and the UK.
Finally, Blair told us once again we should not doubt the existence of WMD, when he stated categorically:
"The intelligence is clear".On 3 March 2003, Pat Buchanan said this at townhall.com:
"Sharon was first elected on a pledge to ditch the Camp David and Barak plans. His new cabinet contains militant Zionists who consider the West Bank sacred Jewish land. They will not give it up. They will not permit Jerusalem to become the capital of a Palestinian state even if Bush, triumphant in Iraq, tells them it must be done. They will fight him as they fought his father. And they will have the War Party in their corner."On 5 March 2003, Bush's Neoconservative Press Spokesman, Ari Fleischer said:
"The President stands strongly with the people of Israel in fighting terrorism… They asked the President why does he feel so strongly about the need to use force, if it comes to that, to disarm Saddam Hussein. And the answer from the President was that, given the fact that the world changed on September 11, the threat to the American people was brought immediately to our home and to our shores and to our families, the President thinks it is in the interest of peace to make certain that Saddam Hussein does not have weapons of mass destruction which he can use against us, either by transferring them to terrorists or using them himself…On 6 March 2003, Amnesty International reported thus:
You don't have to make a direct linkage between Saddam Hussein and 9/11 to know that others who are planning can try to do it again, Saddam Hussein included."
"Some 1,800 Palestinians have been killed, most of them unlawfully, by the Israeli Defence Forces, who routinely use F16 fighter jets, helicopter gunships and tanks to bomb and shell densely populated Palestinian residential areas. The victims included more than 300 children and some 80 individuals killed in targeted state assassinations.If you were a Palestinian what would you rather fight a war with – a tank, a F111 fighter, a helicopter gunship or a home made bomb strapped to your waist?
In the same period Palestinian armed groups have killed more than 600 Israelis, some 440 of them civilians, including 82 children. The victims were killed in deliberate attacks, including frequent suicide bombings in buses, restaurants and other places, which specifically targeted families and other civilians…
Thousands of Palestinians, hundreds of them children, have been arbitrarily detained in mass arrests… Ill-treatment of detainees has become once again widespread during arrest and interrogation and some have been tortured.
Some 1,000 Palestinians are held in administrative detention without charge or trial, on the basis of ‘secret evidence,’ which neither they nor their lawyers are allowed to see or challenge in court. Most detainees cannot receive family visits because of the closures preventing movement of Palestinians in the Occupied Territories. Dozens of Israelis have been imprisoned as prisoners of conscience for refusing to perform military service or to serve in the Occupied Territories…
Since the beginning of the intifada, the IDF has destroyed more than 3,000 homes and damaged thousands more, as well as large areas of agricultural land and other public and private properties, and water and electricity infrastructure in both urban and rural areas. As a result thousands of Palestinians have been made homeless, many of them children, and tens of thousands have lost their main or sole source of income.
Since the IDF retook control earlier this year of most areas under the jurisdiction of the PA, it has imposed comprehensive and prolonged closures and curfews on an unprecedented scale throughout the Occupied Territories. Most Palestinian towns and villages have been cut off from one another and from surrounding villages for most of this year, and prolonged curfews continue to be imposed on the major population centres and elsewhere.
These sweeping measures of collective punishment affect millions of Palestinians, whose access to work, education and medical care has continued to be denied or severely restricted. This has resulted in the overall collapse of the Palestinian economy…
The restrictions on movements in the Occupied Territories are making it increasingly difficult for Palestinian, Israeli and international human rights and humanitarian NGOs to operate and to carry out their work of documenting and acting against human rights violations and bringing relief to the victims."
If you were an Iraqi what would you rather fight a war with - the few illusory biological and chemical weapons that TB Liar and co. insisted that you had kept hidden from UNSCOM, or enough atomic boms to vapourise a hundred worlds, such as Israel has?
Now, most Americans don’t get the chance to witness what is really happening in Israel because of the self-censorship that the US media, which is almost wholly owned by Jewish interests, imposes upon itself. Our own media is extremely wary of whom it offends but, once in a while, the efforts and conscience of the odd courageous journalist and editor do allow the rest of us to catch a glimpse of the reality as opposed to the 'spin.'
Thus, enough of us have seen what is happening to the Palestinians, and enough of those who have seen it have made the attempt to find out more than the powers that be would ever want them to. It is at that point, when you have begun to enquire, that the scales begin to fall away from your eyes, and, often for the first time in your life, you begin to see things as they really are.
The Jews, en masse, have been ejected from over 300 hundred countries and states throughout their history. The politically correct half century that we have just lived through has condemned most of us to the idiot assumption that this happened because the poor, misunerstood Jews were so very easy to pick on and the non-Jews, which is us by the way, were lunatic bully boys having a laugh.
The People of the Book, at the times of their expulsions, were invariably expelled because the hostility they were causing amongst the poorer classes and the minor princelings, whoalways seemed to beindebted to them, was on the point of threatening the stability of the realm, and, thus, the greatest power in the land was forced to abandon his 'tax gatherers' to the angry clamour of the mob.
History tells us that the Jews were so traumatised by this constant behaviour that, almost always, they were, within a few short years, begging those who had evicted them for readmission.
The Jews have a rich, largely documented history. My ancestors, the Serfs and Carls of England, who were always several rungs down the ladder from the lowliest Jew, have none but the most general. I don’t compain about this, mine was never a complaining tribe.
The Jews, because, perhaps, of their belief in their 'chosen' destiny and importance, have always complained, have always known their rights, have always known the law and how to make the most use of it.
And then along came the pamphlet, the newspaper, the novel, the magazine, Hollywood, the radio, TV and the advertising and recording industries. And Marx and be-zombied Bolshevism and Freud, the 'ego' and the obsession with self and Freud’s nephew Bernays and totalitarian propaganda and two world wars.
And, in recent times, the theory of market forces, multiculturalism, the global village, Tory 'sleaze', New Labour 'spin' and, well… check out the nineteenth and twentieth centuries if you want to know what neurosis, unhappiness, decadence and mass murder is.
My mother told me over and over again when I was small:
"Cheats never prosper."Ah, mother dearest, how wrong you were. She was wrong but her heart was right. If the good and the wise and the honourable ruled the world there would still be problems but the sneaking and the bad and the morally unfit would be on the back foot. As it is, when, the indecent few rule the world, the rest are in deep trouble.
Once upon a time I foolishly thought that we elected our politicians in order that they serve our interests. They do not. At least, those who are allowed to slither to the top of the greasy pole do not. They are, once suitably elevated, not only unconcerned with the wishes of the electorate, but they are also, in times like these, quite happy to ignore the certain will of the majority of their own parliamentarians and party.
Our most 'successful' politicians serve none but themselves and those who saw to it that they were ushered smoothly onto the up elevator in the first place. As long as they are willing and able to provide crucial service to their owners when necessary, they are allowed to partake of the feast at the top table alongside the elite.
This is not the rhetoric of a cynic, these are the common sensical observation of a very bitter realist. We have a Prime Minister who took us into an unjust, wholly immoral and unnecessary war despite the will of the vast majority of those 'he was elected to serve.'
I say Tony Blair is a traitor. I say he was seduced and evangelised long ago, and is probably incapable, now, of serving any but those who brought him to prominence in the first place.
On 10 March 2003, Blair said this:
"It's all very well being a pacifist. But to be a pacifist after September 11, that's something different. It's all new now: terrible threat, terrorist weapons, terrorist states. That is what people here have to understand."And, as he said this, the traitor knew full well that Saddam had precisely nothing to do with 9/11.
On 11 March 2003 Blair said this on MTV television:
"If we don't act now, then we will go back to what has happened before and then of course the whole thing begins again and he carries on developing these weapons and these are dangerous weapons, particularly if they fall into the hands of terrorists who we know want to use these weapons if they can get them."Dennis Prager is a US-Jewish radio talk show host and a syndicated journalist.
On 11 March 2003, nine days before Iraq was invaded, Prager's opinion of George Bush was seen in a variety of media outlets. This is it:
"Let it be said before we know the outcome of the war in Iraq that America and the world are inordinately lucky to have George W. Bush as America's president. In fact, I would go further. To the extent that one is ever able to see the hand of God in history… I believe that either divine intervention or good luck on the magnitude of a lottery win explains George W. Bush's rise to the position of president…Do you think smiley warmongers, like the happy zapper pictured above, are smiling now? My guess is yes. In private.
George W. Bush believes in a God 'who is not neutral' between good and evil… George W. Bush believes that America has a God-given mission to be a light to the world and to spread liberty… George W. Bush would surely like the world to agree with him and to like him, but, thank God, he is prepared to go it alone and to be hated, a defining trait of a great leader…
George W. Bush is regularly described by American and foreign critics as a 'cowboy'. They are right, and for this, too, we should thank God… Many of us have far more moral confidence in the Lone Ranger than in Jacques Chirac or Kofi Annan.
The Lone Ranger rides again. Thank God he does."
Dennis Prager has never been to war.
On 11 March 2003, Israel Shamir posted this information on the internet:
"The old adage has it that, when visiting a foreign country, to ascertain who really runs things, one need determine only who is spoken about in whispers, if at all. Judged by this measure, the Jews rule supreme. Indeed, when I referred to 'Jewish media lords' during a UNESCO conference in the summer of 2001, the audience's hearts missed a beat. The yet-unfought War on Iraq changed this.On 14 September 2005, The Scotsman reported thus:
The American Ultimatum date was set on 17 March, the Jewish feast of Purim. Purim, 1991 saw destruction of Iraqi armies and death of 200,000 Iraqis.
Too many coincidences for a purely American war. The powerful pro-Israel lobby in the United States, which advances Israeli interests by pushing for U.S. aid and protection to Israel, and, currently, by pressing for a war against Iraq, which again will serve Israeli interests. This lobby has not only helped control media debate and made congress into `Israeli occupied territory’, it has seen to it that numerous officials with ‘dual loyalties’ occupy strategic decision-making positions in the Bush administration".
"British intelligence officers learned on the eve of the Iraq war that Saddam Hussein had not assembled his chemical weapons and it was highly doubtful if he could deploy any within 45 minutes. The Foreign Office yesterday admitted that the joint intelligence committee warned in March last year that 'the intelligence on the timing of when Iraq might use chemical and biological weapons was sparse'.On 14 March 2003, John Pilger wrote this in The Daily Mirror:
This disclosure came as a senior Israeli politician claimed that Mossad, its intelligence agency, knew before the war that the 45-minute claim was 'an old wives’ tale', but decided against telling Britain or the United States.
In a further blow to the British government, Colin Powell, the US Secretary of State, has said he does not know whether he would have recommended an invasion of Iraq if he had been told it had no stockpiles of banned weapons.
The events unfolded as Lord Butler of Brockwell, a former head of the civil service, was asked by Tony Blair, the Prime Minister, to lead a six-month investigation into whether British intelligence was accurate in the run up to the war.
The Foreign Office yesterday released its official response to the Commons intelligence and security committee, admitting that the confidence behind No10’s dossier in September 2002 had fast eroded.
The JIC’s report in March 2003, which came as British and US troops were lining the Iraqi border ahead of invasion, added that 'intelligence on deployment' of chemical and biological weapons 'was sparse' and said: 'Intelligence indicating that chemical weapons remained disassembled and that Saddam had not yet ordered their assembly was highlighted.' It also said that the 750km range al-Hussein ballistic missiles, which it had warned could reach British bases in Cyprus, 'remained disassembled and that it would take several days to assemble them'.
No. 10 said it believed yesterday’s disclosures by the Foreign Office had no impact on the case for war made in its September 2002 dossier, even though Mr Blair had told MPs that some of Saddam’s chemical and biological weapons were ready to fire 'within 45 minutes of an order to do so'.Yossi Sand, a member of Israel’s foreign affairs and defence committee, said yesterday Mossad knew Saddam’s regime was in disarray. 'It was known in Israel that the story that weapons of mass destruction could be activated in 45 minutes was an old wives’ tale,' he said. 'Israel didn’t want to spoil President Bush’s scenario, and it should have'."
"The Blair Government has known, almost from the day it came to office in 1997, that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction were almost certainly destroyed following the Gulf War. Of all the pro-war propaganda of Blair and Bush, and their current threats giving Saddam Hussein yet another deadline to disarm, what may be their biggest lie is exposed by this revelation.
Two weeks ago, a transcript of a United Nations debriefing of Iraqi general Hussein Kamel was obtained by the American magazine, Newsweek, and by Cambridge University analyst, Glen Rangwala (who last month revealed that Blair's 'intelligence Dossier' on Iraq was lifted, word for word, from an American student's thesis).
General Kamel was the West's 'star witness' in its case against Saddam Hussein. He was no ordinary defector. A son-in-law of the Iraqi dictator, he had immense power in Iraq; and when he defected, he took with him crates of secret documents on Iraq's weapons programme.
These secrets have been repeatedly cited by George W Bush and his officials as 'evidence' that Iraq still has large quantities of deadly weapons of mass destruction, and that only war can disarm it. Bush, his officials and leading American commentators, have frequently lauded General Kamel as the most reliable source of information on Iraq's weapons. The Blair government has echoed this.
In 1995, General Kamel was debriefed by senior officials of the United Nations inspections team, then known as UNSCOM, and by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The complete transcript, now disclosed for the first time, contradicts almost everything Bush and Blair have said about the threat of Iraqi weapons. For example, General Kamel says categorically:
'I ordered destruction of all chemical weapons. All weapons - biological, chemical, missile, nuclear - were destroyed.' All that remains, he says, are the blueprints, computer disks and microfiches.
Newsweek says that the CIA and Britain's MI6 were told this; and Blair and Bush must have been told the truth. In other words, it is likely that Iraq has been substantially disarmed for at least eight years…
None, it can be assumed, has any time for Saddam Hussein; but none want their country strangled, attacked, poisoned and occupied by another variety of dictator."
Elie Wiesel is a professional 'Holocaust survivor.' He is primarily known as a commentator on that event and is one of the most celebrated 'eyewitnesses' to it.
When Wiesel and his father, as Auschwitz prisoners, had the choice of either, leaving with their retreating German 'executioners' or remaining behind in the camp to await the Soviet 'liberators,' the two decided to leave with their German captors. He lectures on Holocaust related subjects, charging $25,000 per address plus the use of a chauffeur-driven car. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.
Wiesel became an active member of Menachem Begin's Irgun terrorist organisation after his release from captivity.
On 15 March 2003, Wiesel was quoted thus in George Bush’s radio address to the nation:
"We have a moral obligation to intervene where evil is in control. Today, that place is Iraq."
In his 1968 book, Legends of Our Time, the gentle, Jewish sage said:
"Whoever does not hate when he should does not deserve to love when he should… Every Jew, somewhere in his being, should set apart a zone of hate, healthy, virile hate, for what the German personifies and for what persists in the German. To do otherwise would be a betrayal of the dead."In the 1990 work, Celebration Talmudique, Wiesel is quoted as saying:
"A Jew is closer to humanity than anybody else."In the 1999 book, The Holocaust in American Life, by Peter Novick, Wiesel is quoted thus:
"The holocaust is a sacred mystery, whose secrets were confined to a priesthood of survivors."Let me enlighten as to what Wiesel means in this last quotation. He means that the non-Jew, or even the doubting Jew, must not dare to investigate what he and people like him have told us about the 'Holocaust.' The testimony of the Holocaustian Jew must be taken as gospel.
The 'sacred mystery' must be received as a matter of faith, and, as with all other holy mysteries, must forever remain mysterious if it is to retain its sacredness. No matter what the evidence, no matter what the conflicting testimony or history. Anyone who breaches this faith will be deemed a 'holocaust denier' and punished accordingly.
On 31 August 2000, Reviewing Wiesel’s And the Sea is Never Full, Rabbi David Goldberg informed us thus in The Independent:
"It is a long list of self-congratulatory pages from Wiesel's engagements diary. How I saved Abba Eban's career; how Golda Meir confided in me; why Kissinger was grateful to me; if only Gorbachev had listened to me; how mine was the only voice of sweet reason in the controversy surrounding the Washington Holocaust Museum… The conceit is breathtaking… Wiesel reveals himself as vain, arrogant, gullible and naïve about international affairs."
On 16 March 2003, Thomas Friedman, the influential New York Times columnist reported thus:
"What does Tony Blair get that George Bush doesn't? The only way I can explain it is by a concept from the Kabbalah called 'tikkun olam.' It means, 'to repair the world'…In December 2002, Friedman told America that the Democratic Party in the United States had only one viable candidate for the Presidency in 2004. He said:
Tony Blair constantly puts the struggle for a better Iraq within a broader context of moral concerns. Tony Blair always leaves you with the impression that for him the Iraq war is just one hammer and one nail in an effort to do tikkun olam, to repair the world."
"He's tough on national security, has an alternative global vision, people like him and he is a beautiful, reassuring speaker".The ideal candidate of Friedman's fulsome eulogy was Tony Blair.
Friedman is Jewish, of course.
This is it:
"The War Party may have gotten its war. But it has also gotten something it did not bargain for. Its membership lists and associations have been exposed and its motives challenged. Suddenly, THE ISRAELI CONNECTION is on the table, and the War Party is not amused…
We charge that a cabal of polemicists and public officials seek to ensnare our country in a series of wars that are not in America's interests. We charge them with COLLUDING WITH ISRAEL to ignite those wars and destroy the Oslo Accords. We charge them with DELIBERATELY DAMAGING U.S. RELATIONS WITH EVERY STATE IN THE ARAB WORLD THAT DEFIES ISRAEL or supports the Palestinian people's right to a homeland of their own. We charge that they have alienated friends and allies all over the Islamic and Western world through their arrogance, hubris, and bellicosity.
A list of the Middle East regimes that PODHORETZ, BENNETT, LEDEEN, NETANYAHU, and the Wall Street Journal regard as targets for destruction includes Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Palestinian Authority, and 'militant Islam.
Cui bono? For whose benefit these endless wars in a region that holds nothing vital to America save oil,
which the Arabs must sell us to survive? Who would benefit from a war of civilizations between the West and Islam? Answer: one nation, one leader, one party. ISRAEL, SHARON, LIKUD.
WHAT THESE NEOCONSERVATIVES SEEK IS TO CONSCRIPT AMERICAN BLOOD TO MAKE THE WORLD SAFE FOR ISRAEL. They want the peace of the sword imposed on Islam and American soldiers to die if necessary to impose it.
THE PRINCIPAL DRAFTSMAN IS RICHARD PERLE... In 1996, with Douglas Feith and David Wurmser, Perle wrote ‘A Clean Break: A New Strategy for Securing the Realm,’ for Prime Minister Netanyahu... In the Perle-Feith-Wurmser strategy, Israel's enemy remains Syria, but the road to Damascus runs through Baghdad. THEIR PLAN, WHICH URGED ISRAEL TO RE-ESTABLISH 'THE PRINCIPLE OF PREEMPTION,' HAS NOW BEEN IMPOSED BY PERLE, FEITH, WURMSER & CO. ON THE UNITED STATES.
President Bush is on notice: Should he pressure Israel to trade land for peace, the Oslo formula in which his father and Yitzak Rabin believed, he will, as was his father, be denounced as an anti-Semite and a Munich-style appeaser by both Israelis and their neoconservative allies inside his own Big Tent… He will not deserve re-election if he does not JETTISON THE NEOCONSERVATIVES' AGENDA OF ENDLESS WARS ON THE ISLAMIC WORLD THAT SERVE ONLY THE INTERESTS OF A COUNTRY OTHER THAN THE ONE HE WAS ELECTED TO PRESERVE AND PROTECT."
"This House welcomes the call by US congressman Jim McDermott on 18th March for a full inquiry into the death of an unarmed US citizen, Rachel Corrie, who was run over by an armoured bulldozer driven by a member of the Israeli security services on 16th March whilst she was protesting at the destruction of Palestinian homes in Gaza; and agrees with Congressman McDermott who said 'What we must find out is important: how could a brightly dressed women with a bullhorn have failed to be seen by the bulldozer driver? What orders are the drivers given? How are they trained? What are their rules of engagement with protesters?"
"This House condemns the terrorist murder by the Israeli Army of American peace activist Rachel Corrie by driving a bulldozer over her when she was trying to stop the Israeli invaders from destroying the homes of Palestinians; congratulates the activists with the International Solidarity Movement, with whom Ms Corrie was working, for its support of Palestinians against the illegal activities of Israel in Palestinian territories; sends its condolences to Ms Corrie's family, and to the families of all Palestinians and Israelis killed in the continuing conflict; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to make representations to the Government of Israel over the murder of Ms Corrie and thousands of Palestinians over the past two years".On 17 March 2007, the Health Secretary, John Reid, said this in Cabinet:
"We will be judged by the Iraq that replaces Saddam's Iraq, and by the Middle East".This according to The Blair Years, by Alistair Campbell, which was released in July 2007.
Alistair Campbell, himself, wrote:
"All of us, I think, had had pretty severe moments of doubt but he (Chairman Blair) hadn't really".Thus did Campbell excuse himself and all the other Blairite butchers, except for Blair himself. However, on the BBC's Sunday AM programme,(8.7.2007) he stated that the decision to go to war with Iraq was 'driven by the right motives.'
And, yes, ladies and gents, Campball actually posed for the 'dangerous guy' photo seen above.
Tony Blair ennobled Peter Goldsmith in 1999 and was, thus, able, in 2001, to offer the new Jewish Lord the post of Attorney General in his administration.
From that time on Goldsmith (a member of the American Law Institute) became the leading law officer of Tony Blair's government.
On 17 March 2003, Goldsmith, who, you remember, was elected by no one, provided Tony Blair with the official seal of approval for his declaration of war upon Iraq.
However, one Westminster insider let it be known that, in the run up to war, Goldsmith believed the war was illegal and feared he might lose his job because of this view. 'He was saying this war was not legal and he was going to have to resign. He was really upset about it,' said the source. The worried Lord was invited to the US the month before the war began, where his spine was duly starched.
On 11 February, Goldsmith was invited to the White House where he met with John Bellinger, legal adviser to the White House's national security council. Bellinger is reported to have said of this meeting:
"We had trouble with your attorney; we got him there eventually."On 7 of March, Goldsmith provided Blair with a 13-page document, advising that, though war without a specific UN resolution could be justified, if the matter were to come before a court of law any attack upon Iraq might well be deemed illegal. Though this was more than had previously been forthcoming, it was still not enough for Tony Blair.
Thus, a few days before he gave The Dear former Leader the green light to invade, Goldsmith was approached by Charlie Falconer, TB's ex-flatmate, now promoted to the top job in the Judiciary, and Baroness Morgan, Blair’s political and parliamentary relations adviser, to discuss how his original namby-pamby document might be improved. After this visit, Goldsmith’s original opinion hardened markedly and the doubts and caveats were removed from his legal advice.
And Tony Blair had all the legal justification he needed for war.
On 18 March 2003, Tony Blair said this on the floor of the House of Commons:
"We are asked now seriously to accept that in the last few years, contrary to all history, contrary to all intelligence, Saddam decided unilaterally to destroy those weapons. I say that such a claim is palpably absurd…Blair also said:
There is no question that we have evidence and information that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction, biological and chemical particularly… all this will be made clear in the course of the operation, for whatever duration it takes".
"The oil revenues... should be put in a trust fund for the Iraqi people administered through the UN… The United Kingdom should seek a new Security Council Resolution that would affirm... the use of all oil revenues for the benefit of the Iraqi people."Whereas, Blair's government co-sponsored a Security Council resolution that gave the UK and the US total control of Iraq's oil revenues and the fraction of its own oil wealth that Iraq has been allowed to keep has been used, primarily, to subsidise US companies in the region up to the hilt.
Blair also said:
"France said it would veto a second resolution whatever the circumstances."On 18 March 2003, The UK Parliament voted to go to war with Iraq and set in train a chain of events that would see a catastrophe befall the Iraqi people and, yet again, call upon young, British men to die on behalf the ambition and greed of the corrupt and dishonest politician.
Which was another lie. Chirac actually said the France would vote against any resolution that authorised force "whilst inspections were still ongoing."
The resolution that 412 Westminster MPs voted for said, in part:
"That this House recognises that Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and long range missiles… pose a threat to international peace and security… the decision of Her Majesty's Government that the United Kingdom should use all means necessary to ensure the disarmament of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction; offers wholehearted support to the men and women of Her Majesty's Armed Forces… the United Kingdom should… endorse an appropriate post-conflict administration for Iraq."One MP gave the game away during the debate that day. He actually told Parliament and the British people the real reason why the war was about to be fought. Hugh Bayley, New Labour MP for the City of York, said this:
"Members of this House cannot ignore the fact that security for the state of Israel will be impossible as long as Saddam in Iraq is providing funding and support to the families of suicide bombers."This is just about the closest any public figure has ever come to telling us the real reason why Tony Blair took us to war with Iraq.
Anywhere between 100,000 and 1,000,000 people died in the second Gulf War (the coalition authorities never kept count of the number of people they were killing) because Israel and the Neoconservaties of Washington and New York, most of whom are themselves Jewish, wished to punish an Iraqi regime that funded the rebuilding of Palestinian homes bulldozed by the Israeli Defence Force, as a consequence of a family member having carried out a suicide bombing.
Oil would be a glorious bonus, but it was never the original casus belli.
The Jewish political and media establishment wanted a potential, albeit completely enfeebled, enemy of Israel destroyed, no matter what the consequences for Iraq, the region or the wider world.
George Bush senior called off the dogs too early during Gulf War I and the job was left unfinished. Paul Wolfowitz, Lewis Libby and Richard Perle began their long march back to war almost as soon as this first Gulf War ended.
The clamour for Iraq’s destruction grew in intensity when the Jewish media baron, Rupert Murdoch, set up the Washington rag The Weekly News in 1995 and gave the Neoconservatives a regular platform for their hawkish opinions.
When 9/11 came along, coincident with the most intellectually challenged President in US history, they had all the excuse they needed. It didn’t hurt to have a greasy, New World Order careerist in place in Downing Street, eager to please and ready to sit up and beg on command.
On 18 March 2003, the day of the great debate, I sent a couple of e-mails to Glenda Jackson and George Galloway, two of the most anti-war MPs, which contained information that I thought might undermine the shiny-eyed zealot and those that were spoiling for a fight. The information contained in these emails may be perused here: HALABJA
I also tried to pass this stuff on to Tam Dalyell, the Father of the House, to my mind the most honourable man in parliament, but, unfortunately, he had no e-mail facility. I got a surprise that night. The phone rang. It was Tam Dalyell.
As a consequence of our little chat, I promised to post a written copy of the information that I had at my disposal to his home address. I asked Mr. Dalyell a simple question before I hung up and he gave me a simple answer. My question was:
"How many Kurds, do you believe were killed at Halabja"?He replied:
"About 400".Whenever Halabja was mentioned by the British and American warmongers, they have always categorically pronounced that the number of people killed was 5,000. I knew this to be a lie and Mr. Dalyell confirmed it for me during our brief conversation.
I sent him a much larger document than the one posted to Glenda Jackson and George Galloway. I provided Mr. Dalyell with 80 A4 pages of damning information. This was forwarded to him about ten days after he phoned me.
However, I never heard from him again and the information that I sent to Galloway and Jackson was not used in that final debate on Iraq. I e-mailed the same information to a good many journalists, specifically, to those whose newspapers seemed to be making an effort to bring the war in Iraq to an end. None ever replied.
Interestingly, however, a few months later, in the US magazine, Vanity Fair, Tam Dalyell suggested that several members of Chairman Blair’s entourage were a part of a 'Jewish Cabal,' intent on stoking up the fires of war. He echoed his accusations on Radio 4's World at One programme, saying that the government of the US was 'being unduly influenced by a cabal of Jewish advisers… There is far too much Jewish influence in the United States.'
He went on to describe some of the 'neoconservatives' who comprise the enormously influential advisory body, JINSA:
"The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. I was thinking of Wolfowitz, Deputy Defence Minister Perle, Bolton, Assistant Secretary of State, Feith, Adelman, Abrams and Fleischer. Those people drive this policy…I am worried about my country being led up the garden path on a Likudnik Sharon agenda...So I guess it is possible that Mr Dalyell didn’t just chuck my 80-page 'dossier' into the bin when he discovered its 'antisemitic' thrust.
Straw, Mandelson and Co. are leading a tremendous drive to sort out the Middle East… I have picked out one person about whom I am extremely concerned, and I have to be blunt about it. That is Lord Levy… I believe his influence has been very important on the Prime Minister and has led to what I see as this awful war and the sack of Baghdad".
In all, 2,438 allied military personnel had lost their lives in Iraq as of 24 January 2006. 54 of these were women and girls. More tham 350 civilian contractors and 'others' on the Coalition side were also been killed. The non-fatal Coalition casualties that Iraq produced are thought to be well over 20,000.
98 British military personnel have lost their lives in Iraq by 2006 and at least 27 British "civilian contractors" are also dead. The US and Britain are employing in excess of 75,000 of this type of"civilian" employee to assist the war effort in Iraq.
The journalists, Terry Lloyd, Gaby Rado and Richard Wild were also killed.
Many more Britons than these are now dead who would have been alive if we had not gone to war. The victims of the London bombings on 7/7 is an obvious case in point.
Chairman Blair and all of the bristling butchers who slavered for war in the House of Commons on 18 March 2003, are wholly responsible for the British dead and partially responsible for the deaths of all the others.
On the decision to go to war in Iraq, he said:
"THE MAN (BLAIR) HAS TAKEN A RECKLESS, FOOLISH GAMBLE. HE'S BET THE WHOLE SHOP, not just his future, but that of the Labour party and everything we have achieved in government, on a single throw of the dice."Previously, upon the election of the smirking chimp to the Presidency, Mullins had said this:
"GEORGE W BUSH, AN INTELLECTUALLY AND MORALLY DEFICIENT SERIAL KILLER IS TO BE THE NEXT US PRESIDENT. Just what the human race needs."On 20 March 2003, Tony Blair addressed the nation thus:
"Tonight British servicemen and women are engaged from air, land and sea. Their mission: to remove Saddam Hussein from power and disarm Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction…On 22 November 2005, however, the War on Want website told us this:
This new world faces a new threat of disorder and chaos born either of brutal states like Iraq armed with weapons of mass destruction or of extreme terrorist groups. Both hate our way of life, our freedom, our democracy…
Some say if we act we become a target ...
Removing Saddam will be a blessing to the Iraqi people... I hope the Iraqi people hear this message. We are with you...
We shall help Iraq move towards democracy. And put the money from Iraqi oil in a UN trust fund so that it benefits Iraq and no-one else."
"Control of Iraq's future oil wealth is being handed to multinational oil companies through long-term contracts that will cost Iraq hundreds of billions of dollars, according to a new report published today.On 22 March 2003, Terry Lloyd, the well known ITN correspondent was killed in southern Iraq.
Crude Designs: The Rip-Off of Iraq's Oil Wealth reveals that current Iraqi oil policy will allocate the development of at least 64 percent of Iraq’s reserves to foreign oil companies…
The contracts would guarantee massive profits to foreign companies, with rates of return of 42 to 162 percent. The kinds of contracts that will provide these returns are known as production sharing agreements. PSAs have been heavily promoted by the US government and oil majors...
Britain has also encouraged Iraq to open its oilfields to foreign investment… PSAs last for 25-40 years, are usually secret and prevent governments from later altering the terms of the contract.Crude Designs lead researcher, Greg Muttitt of PLATFORM, said: 'The form of contracts being promoted is the most expensive and undemocratic option available. Iraq’s oil should be for the benefit of the Iraqi people, not foreign oil companies... The companies will inevitably use Iraq's current instability to push for highly advantageous terms and lock Iraq to those terms for decades'…
Louise Richards, Chief Executive of War on Want, said: 'People have increasingly come to realise that the Iraq war was about oil, profits and plunder. Despite claims from the politicians involved that this is a conspiracy theory, our new report gives detailed evidence to show that Iraq's oil profits, far from being used to alleviate some of the suffering the Iraqi people now face, are well within the sights of the oil multi-nationals'."
American 'friendly fire' did for Terry.
eight British servicemen died when a helicopter crashed in Iraq. Those who lost their lives were: 34-year-old Colour Sergeant John Cecil, 24-year-old Lance Bombardier Llywelyn Karl Evans, 29-year-old Captain Philip Stuart Guy, 27-year-old South African, Marine Sholto Hedenskog, 34-year-old father-of-two, Sergeant Les Hehir, 28-year-old Operator Mechanic Ian Seymour, 39-year-old Warrant Officer Mark Stratford, and 34-year-old Major Jason Ward.
On 23 March 2003, 37-year-old Flight Lieutenant Kevin Barry Main and 37-year-old Flight Lieutenant David Rhys Williams were both killed on when their RAF GR4 Tornado aircraft was downed by American 'friendly fire.'
On 23 March 2003, 24-year-old Sapper Luke Allsopp and 36-year-old father-of-two, Staff Sergeant Simon Cullingworth were captured and executed by Iraqi military intelligence after the military convoy, in which they were travelling, was attacked in southern Iraq.
On 24 March 2003, six British servicemen died when two Royal Navy Sea King helicopters collided over the northern Arabian Gulf. Those who died were: 32-year-old Lieutenant Philip West, 31-year-old Lieutenant Philip Green, 35-year-old father-of-two, Lieutenant Antony King, 26-year-old Lieutenant Marc Lawrence, 28-year-old Lieutenant James Williams and 36-year-old Lieutenant Andrew Wilson.
On 24 March 2003 33-year-old father-of-one, Sergeant Steven Mark Roberts and 31-year-old Lance Corporal Barry Stephen were both killed in action during operations near Az Zubayr in southern Iraq. BLAIR WARS
On 25 March 2003, Tony Blair said this at a press conference:
"I have always said to people throughout that... our aim has been the elimination of weapons of mass destruction."On 25 March 2003, the most illuminating admission of intent and causative history that I have ever seen was featured in a Jewish Week article.
It was written by Jonathan Mark, the Associate Editor of Jewish Week, so nobody can pretend that what was said was the ravings of some unrepresentave loony that somehow got through the net.
THIS IS MAINSTREAM. This is what THEY really think. This is what THEY have been planning. This is what THEY have in store for us if we don't do something about it. The opinions of the brute, messianic nutcases whose side Blair, Bush and the New World Order have always been on are catalogued here in a New York magazine that anyone can get from your average New York newsagent. The article was, appropriately titled, Apocolypse Now. This is it:
"The looming war with Iraq has long ago taken on the language of a religious crusade, in Arab capitals as well as the White House. But the Jewish messianic excitement that grew out of the first Gulf War back in 1991 is more muted now… And yet, deep into conversations, Orthodox Jews are saying an Iraq war might be of a piece with nothing less than the Messiah’s arrival.Do you not get this? The first Gulf War did not end on the Jewish festival of Purim by accident, it was ended then to accord with Biblical prophecy!
In the 1990s, Americans began to speak of 'the end of history,' but are these the End of Days? In 1991, even mainstream organizations like the Orthodox Union and Young Israel were caught up in the excitement, distributing an hour-long video to hundreds of North American synagogues for study sessions on how to see God’s fingerprints on everything…
That the first Gulf War ended on Purim (Feb. 28, 1991) made the whole thing seem like a mystical masquerade, a children’s holiday, with Americans and Israelis as unscathed as Esther. And now one of the deadlines for Iraq is said to be March 17, which happens to be Purim."
The second Gulf War was not being lined up to begin at the time of Purim because it was logistically the most favourable time to do so, it was scheduled thus because the Jewish prophecy-wallahs wanted it that way!
Do you really not get this? History, dreadful, genocidal history,is being created to fit in with some ancient Jewish code and, hey, if the pieces of our future's puzzledon't slot into place as snugly as they ought,there are people out there who are going to mallet them into place anyway!
The Jewish Week article continues:
"Rabbi Benjamin Blech, the Yeshiva University professor whose videotaped seminar on the End of Days was distributed by Young Israel and the OU, sees all the messianic elements of 1991 still in place, and the hand of God in the confluence of Purims. Rabbi Blech, the author of The Idiot’s Guide to Judaism, points out that we’re already in the End of Days.Do you get the symbolic attachment to the number 6 here? 6 working days of the week, 6,000 years and what else could there be? Oh, yes. How about 6 million dead Jews in the 'Holocaust?' The article continues:
According to the Talmud, human history will last no longer than 6,000 years 'and we’re already in 5763.' The six millennia correspond to the six days of the week. Just as Shabbat does not come at night but at twilight, some have calculated that the ‘Shabbat of the end,' the time for lighting Shabbat candles, so to speak, has already arrived — in 1967."
"We’re already in the endgame. Part of that will include a terrible time of catastrophe, which many see as the Holocaust, followed by a return of the Jews to Israel, followed by a return to Jerusalem, all of which has happened. And remember,' said Rabbi Blech, 'the messianic story is rooted in a return to the Garden of Eden. That’s the ideal state. Kicked out, we strive to return. And the Garden of Eden is in Iraq,' situated near the Tigress and Euphrates rivers. 'We have the coincidence of time [Purim] and place [the Garden]'."DO YOU GET THIS? 'We're already in 5763.' Therefore, according to the bonker brigade, we've got just 237 years left. However, before we get to Armageddon, why the Jews are going to return to the Garden of Eden, which just happens be located in IRAQ! Which, according to Rabbi Blech, is 'the ideal state' to whence, the Jews 'strive to return.'
Do you really not get on whose behalf our lads were out there fighting and dying? Do you really not get on whose behalf the committed Christians in Downing Street and the White House lied and lied and lied again?
The article continues:
"Even as he (Rabbi Pesach Lerner, executive director of the Young Israel synagogue movement ) was speaking to The Jewish Week on the phone, he said was holding a commentary by Rabbi Chananya Berzon for an upcoming Viewpoint, which states that Moshiach (the Messiah) 'will appear very soon. ... The world is sitting on a powder keg; at any moment it can frantically detonate, and we can fear cataclysmic events…Get it? 'Before the Messiah comes… the nations of the entire world are supposed to be at odds!'
Before the Messiah comes, says Rabbi Shmuel Butman, director of Lubavitch Youth Organization, the nations of the entire world are supposed to be at odds".
The article continues:
"This war is clearly a continuation of the 1991 war, says Rabbi Butman, when the rebbe connected the messianic dots. He recalled the rebbe’s citation of the famous Baal HaTurim commentary that says Ishmael, Abraham’s son who is the prototype for Arabs and Islam, 'will fall in the End of Days'. 'We usually think our ultimate enemy is Esau,' says Rabbi Butman of the metaphorical representative of Christianity. 'Here, we see it is Ishmael. Esau — the president and the Christian right — support us and Ishmael is the culprit we’re going to break now'."Hear that? Did you realise that it's YOU whom the Messianic Jew 'usually' thinks of as the ultimate enemy! Did anybody bother to tell you? 'Usually' its us who are the 'ultimate enemy' but, whilst the President and the Christian right are supporting Jewish prophecy nuts like him, BINGO! Islam and the Arabs are 'the culprits!' It's THEM, not US, whom the Messianic Jew is 'going to break now!'
Does it not horrify you that Tony Blair was on the side of these guys? Does it not horrify you that he preferred to be on their side rather than ours? The article continues:
"In fact, no one has so openly cast this war in religious terms more than 'Esau.' It was President Bush’s repeated use of the word 'evil, with its biblical connotations, that has driven the debate out of the public square and into the pews. The president, who easily speaks of 'God’s plan,' refers often to the 'power of prayer,' of God’s hand guiding his own, of the 'spiritual shield that protects the country.'
Newsweek, in a recent cover story on 'Bush and God,' speaks of war 'in a land once called Babylon,' words lifted, it seems, from the mouths of Jewish messianists. The president proposes a wartime mission as messianic as Israel’s own — to bring God’s liberty to 'every human being in the world.' Jewish religious conservatives aren’t nervous, they’re delighted.
Radio talk show host, Dennis Prager, writing for Jewish World Review, an Orthodox online magazine, says, 'To the extent that one is ever able to see the hand of God in history… I believe that either divine intervention or good luck on the magnitude of a lottery win explains George W. Bush’s rise to the position of president."
Bush is 'remarkable,' Rabbi Fund tells The Jewish Week, 'the ultimate Shabbos goy. He’s a goyish Menachem Begin, with God on his lips all the time. How can it be bad? He speaks of God more than Tommy Lapid,' leader of Shinui, 'that’s for sure. More than any Israeli leader, Bush is removing a Haman from the Jewish neck'."That Bush and that Blair, nice to the Jews, aren't they?
Removed a Haman from around the neck of the Asiatic Jew, they did. Used white-European, Afro-Caribbean and Hispanic lads to do it. Just like a President and a Prime Minister did in Gulf War I. You know, the war that had 'God's fingerprints' all over it?
It isn't white, European lads who have mostly died, of course. The Haman-like types, who happen to be living in a Garden of Eden that doesn't belong to them, are the ones who have mostly died. No Israeli soldier has died in either Gulf War.
Esther, a Jewish girl, was chosen by the Persian king Ahasuerus as one of his many brides. Haman, the king’s Prime Minister, was very suspicious of the Jews and he advised the king to massacre those who were living in his kingdom.
Esther got wind of Haman's plan and begged the king to have mercy on her people. When the king discovered that Haman's ire was principally directed at Mordechai, a Jew who had previously donethe Kinggood service, Haman was hanged upon the gallows that he had prepared for Mordechai.
Ahasueras, then, decided to give Mordechai and Esther permission to be revenged upon Haman's kinfolk and supporters. As a result, according to the Bible, the Jews slaughtered almost 80,000 people throughout Ahasueras' empire.
If, as most Biblical scholars seem to think, the Ahasueras of the Bible is the Xerxes of ancient history, Ahasueras wasn't served too well by these developments. His military machine, which was vastly superior in men and equipment, was destroyed after he decided to take on the Greeks.
Fourteen years after Salamis, (480 BC) and Plataea, (479 BC) having devoted himself for rather too long to what the historian, Herodotus, calls 'the intrigues of the harem,' a courtier stabbed him to death.
Anyway, the Jews celebrate their deliverance, the death of Haman and the slaughter of eighty thousand others who didn't like them much, to this day.
Rabbi Fund said that George Bush is 'a goyish Menachem Begin.'
In a speech before the Knesset that was reported in the 25 June 1982, edition of The New Statesman, Menachem Begin, Prime Minister of Israel from 1977, described the Palestinians as 'beasts walking on two legs.'
Begin became the head of the Jewish terrorist organisation, Irgun, in 1943. On 22 July 1946, the Irgun bombed the King David Hotel in Jerusalem leaving 91 people dead. The HQ of the British Military was based in the King David Hotel and many British soldiers died. The Irgun also hanged two British Sergeants in 1947. You wouldn't ever find a Tony Blair or a George Bush speaking ill of a Menachem Begin. They might upset Rabbis Fund, Butman and Lerner if they did.
They, like George Bush, Tony Blair and every last one of the Jewish Neocons who forced the Iraq catastrophe upon the world, have never been to war.
On 25 March 2003, 35-year-old father-of-two, Corporal Stephen John Allbutt and 19-year-old Trooper David Jeffrey Clarke were killed in a 'friendly fire' incident when their tank was hit by a round fired by another Coalition tank.
Four days before Stephen died, his wife Debi got a postcard from him, which said:
"I led the squadron into Iraq, hooray for Allbutt!"On 28 March 2003, 25-year-old Lance Corporal Matty Hull was killed by American 'friendly fire' in Iraq. Despite the British convoy that Matty was travelling in being clearly marked AND the US pilots noticing these bright orange markings, they still fired upon it.
Tony Blair's government kept the details of Matty's death from his family for almost four years.
"My constituency Labour party has just voted to recommend that Tony Blair reconsider his position as party leader… I agree with this motion.On 29 March 2003, Scott Garthley, a Territorial Army paratrooper from Northampton, was injured in a Scud missile attack. Scott said:
I also believe that… HE SHOULD BE BRANDED AS A WAR CRIMINAL and sent to The Hague."
"When I returned to the UK, I felt I had no support from the Ministry of Defence in respect of my healthcare. The first time I had an appointment to receive army medical treatment wasn't until November, eight months after my original injuries...On 16 May 2006, the BBC reported Scott's situation thus:
In retrospect, I can see that I was naive. It was never discussed. Certainly, nobody really wanted to know when I came back...
I have come across regular soldiers who have not been treated much better. But as a regular, you do get the benefit of being at a garrison, with your friends and family, who are more used to the military life...I was TA who was mobilised as a regular, but I wasn't entitled to the fast-track medical care available to a regular. But I was doing the same job and so would have expected the same support, especially given the difficulties of going back to Civvy Street.
I used to run three miles, twice a day. Now I can't run at all. I can't even walk half a mile. I wanted to go to Iraq. But I never expected to lose my life as a consequence."
"His spine, knees and shoulders were injured, and he has since had 13 operations. He has felt he had to pay for all his own healthcare, because he was not entitled to fast-track military care because he was not a full-time soldier.On 30 March 2003, four British servicemen died in separate incidents. 24-year-old Royal Marine Christopher Maddison was killed by 'friendly fire' during fighting in Basra. 32-year-old father-of-one, Staff Sergeant Chris Muir, was killed whilst trying to difuse a bomb in southern Iraq; 28-year-old father-of-one, Lance Corporal Shaun Andrew Brierley was killed in a road accident and father-of-one, Major Steve Ballard, died of heart failure after a 'long and stressful day.'
Mr Garthley still experiences post traumatic stress disorder and depression, and has developed insulin-dependent diabetes and high blood pressure...Research, published in The Lancet on Tuesday, suggests reservist soldiers like Mr Garthley receive far less support and healthcare than full-time troops.
Mr Garthley, who is now disabled, earned a six-figure salary as human resources executive in a bank before his injuries."
On 30 March 2003, Channel 4 correspondent Gaby Rado died after 'falling from a hotel roof' in northern Iraq.
On 31 March 2003, former Conservative MP, Matthew Parris, said the following in The Times:
"Most of us have experienced the discomfort of watching a friend go off the rails. At first his oddities are dismissed as eccentricities. An absurd assertion, a lunatic conviction, a sudden enthusiasm or unreasonable fear, are explained as perhaps due to tiredness, or stress, or natural volatility. We do not want to face the truth that our friend has cracked up…In the March/April 2003, issue of the US magazine, Mother Jones, Robert E. Ebel, Director of the energy program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a former CIA operative informed us thus:
I will accept the charge of discourtesy, but not of flippancy, when I ask whether Tony Blair may now have become, in a serious sense of that word, unhinged".
"If something happens in Saudi Arabia… if they decide to shut off the oil supply, we have to go in…In the same edition of Mother Jones, we read:
Oil is high-profile stuff. Oil fuels military power, national treasuries, and international politics. It is no longer a commodity to be bought and sold within the confines of traditional energy supply and demand balances. Rather, it has been transformed into a determinant of well-being, of national security, and of international power".
"In the decade after the war, (Gulf War 1) the United States sold more than $43 billion worth of weapons, equipment, and military construction projects to Saudi Arabia, and $16 billion more to Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, according to data compiled by the Federation of American Scientists. Before Operation Desert Storm, the US military enjoyed the right to stockpile, or ‘pre-position,’ military supplies only in the comparatively remote Gulf state of Oman on the Indian Ocean. After the war, nearly every country in the region began conducting joint military exercises, hosting US naval units and Air Force squadrons, and granting the United States pre-positioning rights.In April, 2003, Margaret Thatcher said:
'Our military presence in the Middle East has increased dramatically,’ then Defense Secretary William Cohen boasted in 1995…
The war in Afghanistan, and the open-ended war on terrorism, which has led to U.S strikes in Yemen, Pakistan, and elsewhere, further boosted America's strength in the region. The administration has won large increases in the defense budget, which now stands at about $400 billion, up from just over $300 billion in 2000, and a huge chunk of that budget, perhaps as much as $60 billion, is slated to support US forces in and around the Persian Gulf. Military facilities on the perimeter of the Gulf, from Djibouti in the Horn of Africa to the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean, have been expanded, and a web of bases and training missions has extended the US presence deep into central Asia. From Afghanistan to the landlocked former Soviet republics of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, US forces have established themselves in an area that had long been in Russia's sphere of influence.
Oil-rich in its own right, and strategically vital, central Asia is now the eastern link in a nearly continuous chain of US bases, facilities, and allies stretching from the Mediterranean and the Red Sea far into the Asian hinterland.
Removing Saddam Hussein could be the final piece of the puzzle, cementing an American imperial presence. It is 'highly possible' that the United States will maintain military bases in Iraq… Robert Kagan, along with William Kristol of the ‘Weekly Standard,’ is a founder of the think tank Project for the New American Century, an assembly of foreign-policy hawks whose supporters include the Pentagon's Perle, New Republic publisher Martin Peretz, and former Central Intelligence Agency director James Woolsey. Among the group's affiliates in the Bush administration are Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Wolfowitz; I. Lewis Libby, the vice president's chief of staff; Elliott Abrams, the Middle East director at the National Security Council; and Zalmay Khalilzad, the White House liaison to the Iraqi opposition groups.
Kagan's group, tied to a web of similar neoconservative, pro-Israeli organizations, represents the constellation of thinkers whose ideological affinity was forged in the Nixon and Ford administrations.
To Akins, who has just returned from Saudi Arabia, it's a team that looks all too familiar, seeking to implement the plan first outlined back in 1975. ‘It'll be easier once we have Iraq,’ he says. ‘Kuwait, we already have. Qatar and Bahrain, too. So it's only Saudi Arabia we're talking about, and the United Arab Emirates falls into place.’
Last summer, Perle provided a brief glimpse into his circle's thinking when he invited rand Corporation strategist Laurent Murawiec to make a presentation to his Defense Policy Board, a committee of former senior officials and generals that advises the Pentagon on big-picture policy ideas. Murawiec's closed-door briefing provoked a storm of criticism when it was leaked to the media; he described Saudi Arabia as the ‘kernel of evil,’ suggested that the Saudi royal family should be replaced or overthrown, and raised the idea of a US occupation of Saudi oil fields…
Murawiec is part of a Washington school of thought that views virtually all of the nations in the Gulf as unstable ‘failed states’ and maintains that only the United States has the power to forcibly reorganize and rebuild them.
In this view, the arms systems and bases that were put in place to defend the region also provide a ready-made infrastructure for taking over countries and their oil fields in the event of a crisis…
The Defence Department likely has contingency plans to occupy Saudi Arabia, says Robert E. Ebel, Director of the energy program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank whose advisers include Kissinger; former Defense Secretary and CIA director James Schlesinger; and Zbigniew Brzezinski, Carter's national security adviser…
Two years ago, Ebel, a former mid-level CIA official, oversaw a CSIS task force that included several members of Congress as well as representatives from industry including Exxon/Mobil, Arco, BP, Shell, Texaco, and the American Petroleum Institute. Its report, ‘The Geopolitics of Energy Into the 21st Century,’ concluded that the world will find itself dependent for many years on unstable oil-producing nations, around which conflicts and wars are bound to swirl.
As vital as the Persian Gulf is now, its strategic importance is likely to grow exponentially in the next 20 years. Nearly one out of every three barrels of oil reserves in the world lie under just two countries: Saudi Arabia (with 259 billion barrels of proven reserves) and Iraq (112 billion).
Those figures may understate Iraq's largely unexplored reserves, which according to US government estimates may hold as many as 432 billion barrels…
For decades, the United States has worked to diversify its sources of oil, with Venezuela, Nigeria, Mexico, and other countries growing in importance. But for Western Europe and Japan, as well as the developing industrial powers of eastern Asia, the Gulf is all-important. Whoever controls it will maintain crucial global leverage for decades to come.
Today, notes the EIA's Butler, two-thirds of Gulf oil goes to Western industrial nations. By 2015, according to a study by the CIA's National Intelligence Council, three-quarters of the Gulf's oil will go to Asia, chiefly to China. China's growing dependence on the Gulf could cause it to develop closer military and political ties with countries such as Iran and Iraq, according to the report produced by Ebel's CSIS task force…
Until the 1970s, the face of American power in the Gulf was the US oil industry, led by Exxon, Mobil, Chevron, Texaco, and Gulf, all of whom competed fiercely with Britain's BP and Anglo-Dutch Shell. But in the early '70s, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and the other Gulf states nationalized their oil industries, setting up state-run companies to run wells, pipelines, and production facilities. Not only did that enhance the power of OPEC, enabling that organization to force a series of sharp price increases, but it alarmed US policymakers…
Think tanks such as the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, and CSIS are conducting discussions about privatizing Iraq's oil industry. Some of them have put forward detailed plans outlining how Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and other nations could be forced to open up their oil and gas industries to foreign investment. The Bush administration itself has been careful not to say much about what might happen to Iraq's oil. But State Department officials have had preliminary talks about the oil industry with Iraqi exiles, and there have been reports that the US military wants to use at least part of the country's oil revenue to pay for the cost of military occupation…
Just which companies would get to claim Iraq's oil has been a subject of much debate. After a war, the contracts that Iraq's state-owned oil company has signed with European, Russian, and Chinese oil firms might well be abrogated, leaving the field to US oil companies. ‘What they have in mind is denationalization, and then parceling Iraqi oil out to American oil companies,’ says Akins. ‘The American oil companies are going to be the main beneficiaries of this war'."
"The Prime Minister has proved a bold and effective war leader."On 1 April 2003, 18-year-old Fusilier Kelan John Turrington, 28-year-old Lance Corporal Ian Malone and 21-year-old Zimbabwean Piper, Christopher Muzvuru were killed in action in Basra.
24-year-old father-of-one, Lance Corporal Karl Shearer, and 25-year-old Lieutenant Alexander Tweedie were killed in road accidents at this time.
On 4 April 2003, Tony B Liar said:
"The reason why the inspectors couldn't do their job ... was that Saddam wouldn't co-operate."Whereas, in fact, the Iraqis were destroying missiles very publicly that the US/UN had declared illegal when the US ordered the inspectors out just before the war began. The inspectors were also reporting that they were making progress.
"I could give you the names of 25 people (all of whom are at this moment within a five-block radius of this office) who, if you had exiled them to a desert island a year and a half ago, the Iraq war would not have happened.On 6 April 2003, James Rosen said this in The Sacramento Bee:
It is not only the neo-conservatives who led us to the outskirts of Baghdad. What led us to the outskirts of Baghdad is a very American combination of anxiety and hubris."
"In 1996, as Likud Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prepared to take office, eight Jewish neoconservative leaders sent him a six-page memo outlining an aggressive vision of government. At the top of their list was overthrowing Saddam and replacing him with a monarch under the control of Jordan.On 9 April 2003, Pat Buchanan said this in his own column:
The neoconservatives sketched out a kind of domino theory in which the governments of Syria and other Arab countries might later fall or be replaced in the wake of Saddam's ouster. They urged Netanyahu to spurn the Oslo peace accords and to stop making concessions to the Palestinians.
Lead writer of the memo was Perle. Other signatories were Feith, now undersecretary of defense, and Wurmser, a senior adviser to John Bolton, undersecretary of state.
Fred Donner, a professor of Near Eastern history at the University of Chicago, said he was struck by the similarities between the ideas in the memo and ideas now at the forefront of Bush's foreign policy."
“We are fighting ‘World War IV,’ said [former CIA Director James] Woolsey…. ’WORLD WAR IV’ IS A TERM POPULARIZED BY MILITANT ZIONIST NORMAN PODHORETZ, who has been shrieking for war on no fewer than six or seven Arab countries. But why should anyone care what Woolsey says? Because James Woolsey is slated for a position of power in the U.S. reconstruction of Iraq. Moreover, Woolsey echoes John Bolton at State and Israel’s Ariel Sharon, who has also been howling for the United States to take down Iran and Syria, as soon as Baghdad falls.Next section...
This is the neocons’ hour of power, and THEY DO NOT INTEND TO LOSE THIS CHANCE TO REMAKE THE MIDDLE EAST IN THEIR OWN IMAGE.”